Dear Artists, Supporting and Past Members,
It's that time of year again when we send out our call for your support!
For the past 15 years, the Southern Shore Gallery has exhibited artists from newly emerging to professional and has become a beacon for local and regional works to be displayed and purchased in ever-changing, challenging and interesting exhibits. As the only non-profit gallery in Michigan City that exposes our regional artists to the wider community in Northwestern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan, we have put the Uptown Arts District on the map and continue to draw people downtown to shop, dine and enjoy the arts! First Fridays from 5-8pm have become a tradition and it's a great time to meet old friends and make new ones.
As you know, our membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 and renewals are due as of the 1st of July. We are keeping our membership at $40 per year for individuals, $60 for families and $25 for students. We hope that all of you will renew (and maybe ask a few friends to join?). If you were a member in the past, we hope you will consider joining again.
Thank you for your past support. Please renew today by sending in the attached form with your check or you may pay by credit card at the gallery or on line on this site: www.SouthernShoreArtAssociation.com, click on Join/Buy.
A warm welcome to our newest member: Christine Blozis.
SSAA Calendar Contest
SSAA is putting together a calendar that will spotlight the art of 12 of our talented artists. The calendar will be sold in the SSAA Gift Shop as a fundraiser and all proceeds will go to the gallery. The selected art work will be featured for a specific month on the calendar and artists will benefit from increased visibility and publicity.
Joe Ladendorf will be extended as our Featured Artist for October. His work is presented in the Front Gallery opposite our Gift Shop.
Awards given in the "Lyrical Suites" photography competition were won by:
Paul Dunne Award - Thomas Hocker
First Place - Steve Bensing
Second Place - Thomas Hocker
Third Place - Larry Brechner
Congratulations to all with a hearty thank you to Carol Estes for a beautiful exhibit.
Turtel Onli will be among several visual artists in a group exhibition at the 4th Floor Gallery of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago at 1200 West 35th Street. This is an exhibition of art by the Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and selected students of the Art & Architecture Department of the Harold Washington College campus of the City Colleges of Chicago. He is the guest curator and developer of this exhibition with the concept of demonstrating that most visual arts educators teach because of their extensive studios and practices. Opening is September 15th through November 5th 2017.
He has also resumed teaching Art Appreciation and Studio Drawing at the Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago for the Fall 2017 Semester. Onli is beginning to store a collection of Future=Primitif textile hangings that were seriously damaged or destroyed in a live-work-space fire he experienced about 15 years ago. In this effort, he is working with master quilter Patrick Walen of the Quilter's Apothecary. The first of this collaboration is currently on exhibit at the Thomas McCormick Gallery in the ArtSpace Building in Michigan City. The textile work is named "Rhythmistic Baule".
Suzy Vance has been juried in by 18 Artists, a collective group of artists and she will be participating in the 18 Artists Show in October at the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery (opening October 13 from 5 to 7pm. She has also been invited to exhibit her work at the Wolf Lake Initiative annual show, "Greening of the Arts" opening October 20th in the Bernard Gallery at Calumet College of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, This show features artists who use recycled products or who focus on nature and the environment. www.fiberpaintings.com
Steve Bensing received the First Place award for his work "Bell Marina" at the Lyrical Suites Photography Exhibit at the Southern Shore Art Association in September. He also received an Honorable Mention at the Illiana Artists Exhibition at the Chesterton Art Center for his work "Peterson's Pontiac".
April Lutton had two photos accepted in The California Redwoods Art Association Juried Photography Show in October. One of them "Sisters" is shown below and was taken at Clear Lake in LaPorte, IN. .
Robert Stanley has leased 30 of his works to the Purdue Northwest “Odyssey” exhibit. They are on view until the end of this year at the Purdue NW Library in the Student Center, 2200 169th St, Hammond, IN. The Purdue Library is open year-round.
Duneland Plein Air Painters
Morning painting times begin at 8:30 am. Afternoon paint outs begin at 4:00 pm.
October 5 – Sandy Appleby’s – Nocturne, Full Moon - PM
October 12 – Galien River County Park, New Buffalo – AM
October 19 – Chickaming Township Park and Preserve - AM
October 26 – Purdue North Central, LaPorte – PM
Contact Laurie Schirmer Carpenter if interested in joining.
Grants to Artists
The Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC) welcomes proposals for art projects that celebrate Michigan City’s unique historical, cultural and natural resources. MAC grants up to $2,000 per project. At this time MAC is only accepting proposals for artworks to be displayed on city property. Applications can be found on http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/boards/art/
Student Art Education Scholarships
The Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC ) provides scholarships for up to $200 to students who would not otherwise have access to art training. Funding is available for visual art classes or individual art instruction for children between 5 and 18 years of age. Classes are limited to instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, collage, crafts such as beading, mosaic work and weaving, art camps or any combination of these taught by a legitimate instructor. Applications can be found on http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/boards/art/ or from Southern Shore Art Association Gallery.
Be sure to review the Indiana Arts Commission website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSAA Exhibit Schedule 2017
To all members (and guest artists): Below is the SSAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule. Show Chairs are needed for several shows: please volunteer. You have a voice in how to organize the show but administrative and exhibit rules need to be followed. If interested please email Dana Dabagia at email@example.com.
OCTOBER - La Nouvelle Femme (member-guest exhibit)
NOVEMBER - Annual Holiday Exhibit opens! (member exhibit)
DECEMBER - Annual Holiday Exhibit
If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or ideas and titles for future shows (or if you are interested in having your own Solo (one person) or Showcase (several artists, but organized by you), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us! Become a member at $40 membership or $60 for a family membership in the Southern Shore Art Association! As a community of artists we share in the management and operation of our professional quality gallery providing opportunities for all artists – beginning, emerging, and proficient - to exhibit.
Artistic fellowship and networking occurs during our social and professional events. The Gift Shop provides an additional location for you to sell your creative original work. Membership can be renewed online at: Southern Shore Art Association.com; in person at the gallery on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Noon to 5 pm, by cash. check or credit card; or by mailing your check to 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN 46360. (If you are renewing a family membership, please note the name of the individual family members.) And thank you!