Community Art News

Call for Artists - The Pennsylvania Juried Artisan & Craft Market

May 25 to May 27, 2019

Allentown Fairgrounds

Entry deadline is April 15.

An indoor location in the beautifully maintained Charles Hall in the Agri-Plex, featuring air conditioning,

close access to restrooms, and other amenities.

Click here for info and application details

Call for Exhibitors

"Art in the Park"

Saturday, June 15, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm (rain or shine)

The West Park Civic Association's Art-in-the-Park returns to Allentown's tranquil,

verdant West Park. The perennially-popular event features original works of fine

art and crafts by 70+ artists from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding states.

For application and more information visit

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Workshops At The Art Is Inn

9868 Weiss Road, Breinigsville, PA

Alain Picard: Painterly Techniques in Landscape and Portrait

September 4-6, 2019, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

This 3 day workshop with Alain Picard is suitable for oil and pastel mediums.

The schedule each day begins at 9:30 am with a demonstration.

Day 1 - the Painterly landscape

Day 2 - The Painterly Portrait

Day 3 - The Plein Air Landscape (weather permitting)

Alain J. Picard is an award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker. His

acclaimed pastel and oil paintings have been exhibited throughout the U.S.,

Europe, China and the U.K. Alain travels internationally as an art instructor,

demonstrator, speaker and artistic advocate for the vulnerable.

David Lee: 2 day Watercolor Workshop

Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join award winning watercolor master David Lee for two days of watercolor immersion.

David will share his methods of seeing and interpreting this vision onto paper. He will

share tips to help you paint faster. Learn how to keep your paintings fresh and how to

manage figures. Plan for some plein air painting if the weather permits. There will be

one hour demonstrations each morning and afternoon followed by plenty of time for

students to work on their paintings. David will visit each of you at your station for ample

one on one time to have your problems and questions answered.

Open Studio

Fridays, 1:00 to 4:00 pm (sign up on website)

Other times by appointment

Artists looking for a place to hold a workshop or have an exhibition of their work, call

Deb Haaf at (610) 533-5345 or email For workshop details,

visit the website.

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840 Hamilton Street, Suite 101

Allentown, PA 18101

Hours: Wednesday 11-2:30, Thursday 11-5:30, Friday 11-2:30, Saturday 10-3:00

email for more information

In the tradition - Landscape Paintings by Joseph Skrapits

May 23 to June 29

Allentown artist Joseph Skrapits studied the landscape painting methods of the French Impressionists

and used Lehigh Valley subjects as a laboratory to understand how to capture atmosphere, perspective, and

color harmony. This solo exhibition celebrates the enduring power of landscape painting to stimulate and

refresh the creative imagination. Opening Reception June 1, 12 noon to 3:00 pm

Painting Social - Arrange a private painting event. Now booking May - June. Group size 5 to 15 guests.

Art materials, painting instructions, snacks and fun included.

Summer Day Camps - June - August

3 hour workshops for children ages 8 to 16.

- Focus on Printmaking

- Focus on Portraits

- Focus on Drawing

- Focus on VanGogh

Pastel Workshop with Jacquelne Meyerson, PSA

Beginners welcome. Come have fun!

Six two hour classes for $110

Held at Hobby Lobby in Easton

For more info call (610) 336-0589 or visit

Pastel Classes at the Banana Factory

April 9 to May 14, 2019

Taught by Marianne Knipe

Intermediate Pastel Painting, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Intro to Pastel Painting, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Check the Banana Factory website for further information and registration.

2019 Workshops

The workshop, lodging and meals are all in one location at historic Greenville Arms 1889 Inn,

located in upstate New York's Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountain region. See schedule

and details at:

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Mayfair Festival of the Arts at Cedar Crest Collage in Allentown is

accepting applications. Held Memorial Day weekend, May 25, it features dozens of artists,

musical performances. To apply, see their website:

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The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission is seeking artists for its outdoor

Annual Juried Fine Arts and Craft Show on Main Street. The show is Mother's Day weekend

in May. All applications must be submitted online through

or 610-865-3924 after 5 pm.

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The Saucon Valley Conservancy is planning its annual juried "Saucon Creek Festival of the Arts"

for June 1, 2019. Location: The Historical Heller Homestead, 1890-92 Friedensville Road, Bethlehem, Pa. If you

wish to volunteer help call: Barbara 610-217-6002 or David 610-217-7208. If you wish to enter the show, all applications must be

submitted online through

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