Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shop Local at the CAA!

There is still time to shop at the Cooperstown Art Association's Holiday Member Show & Sale which is open through Friday, December 23rd.  Countless treasures await by over 150 local & regional artists and craftspeople. Does your family need some ideas for you?  Stop in and fill out your wish list!  The CAA is located at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown diagonally across the street from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Gallery Hours:  Daily 11-4; Sunday 1-4. Closed Tuesdays.  Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/current.html



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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Letter to the Editor - Adorn-a-Door Thank you!

Letter to the Editor - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, N.Y.  13326

(607) 547-9777

 

 

December 12, 2011

 

The staff of the Cooperstown Art Association and the Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival Committee would like to thank all of the Individuals, Businesses, Students and Patrons who helped make the Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival 2011 a success.  We would especially like to thank Mohican Flowers for providing the wreaths at cost on an annual basis.  We are truly grateful for the heartfelt support and enthusiasm that was shown to our organization.  It did not go unnoticed.

 

We would like to give special thanks to the following corporate sponsors:  Bank of Cooperstown, Bocca Osteria, Copy Shop Plus, Kathleen Evans DDS and Matthew & Gillian Spencer.  We would also like to thank our additional sponsors, Northern Catskill Dental Associates of Cooperstown and Cobbler & Co. of Sharon Springs for their continued support.

 

We hope we will have your support in the upcoming year as we strive to provide dynamic and diverse exhibits, classes & special events in 2012.  


Don’t forget to shop local and shop often at our Holiday Member Show & Sale featuring original arts & crafts by over 150 artisans through Friday, December 23rd.  Gallery Hours are Daily 11-4; Sunday 1-4 and Closed on Tuesdays.

 

                                                              With respect & fond wishes,

                                                                       

The CAA Staff &

The Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival Committee

 

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Friday, November 25, 2011

The CAA's Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival is TOMORROW! Saturday, November 26th 10 -4:30. Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/pr1.html

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Adorn-A-Door This Saturday!

The CAA's Annual Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival will be Saturday, November 26th from 10 - 4:30pm in the Ballroom Gallery!  A Silent auction of over 100 decorated wreaths, seasonal treats & local musical talent.  Also, don't miss your chance to bid on this year's exclusive raffle item: Mary Quinn Adorns Your Door!  She will work with you to artfully design your front door (or Christmas Tree) with customized holiday decorations.  Tickets are available for $10 each at the CAA and the drawing will be help Saturday, November 26th at 4:00pm!  Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/pr1.html




If you wish to stop receiving emails from the CAA, simply respond with that request.  --  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street  Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607) 547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com  


Friday, November 18, 2011

Wreath Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving @ Cooperstown Art Association

Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                    

Contact: Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, New York 13326

(607) 547-9777

 

November 18, 2011

 

Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival at the CAA

 

 

Need a wreath for the holidays? Join the Cooperstown Art Association for the Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival held on Saturday, November 26th,
10 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m
. Adorn-a-Door will feature over 100 wreaths available for silent auction that have been decorated by area artists, craftspeople and businesses. The silent auction process is easy. After receiving a bidding number, place bids on as many wreaths as you like, out bidding the people before you. Then, as the day progresses, stop by again later to increase your bid before the bidding stops at 4:30 p.m! This festive holiday event is open to the public and includes seasonal treats and local musical talent throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on this year’s exciting raffle item! Mary Quinn Adorns Your Door:  She will work with the winner to artfully design your front door or Christmas tree with customized holiday decorations!  This unique service will be raffled off on the day of the Adorn-a-Door Festival and tickets are currently available at the CAA for $10 each. 

Bring your whole family for this fun-filled day, place a bid on your favorite wreath, browse our Holiday Member Show & Sale, try your luck at the raffle and enjoy a day of music and seasonal goodies at the Cooperstown Art Association Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival!

All proceeds from Adorn-a-Door help to support the Cooperstown Art Association and their scholarship fund for area high school seniors. The Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival corporate sponsors for 2011 are Bank of Cooperstown, Bocca Osteria, The Copy Shop Plus, Kathleen Evans DDS and Matthew & Gillian Spencer.  Additional sponsors include Lyoncher B& B, Northern Catskill Dental and Savor New York.

Adorn-a-Door will be held at the Cooperstown Art Association, in our upstairs ballroom gallery, located at 22 Main Street in the Village Library Building diagonally across the street from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. For questions or information please call 607-547-9777. Visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com.

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Monday, November 7, 2011

Join us Fri., Nov. 11th from 5-7pm for the opening reception of our Holiday Show Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/current.html

Opening This Friday!

Join us this Friday, November 11th from 5-7pm for the opening reception of our Holiday Member Show & Sale!  We would love your help for the opening reception!  If you are interested, please bring an appetizer or sweet to share for Friday!  Thank you for your help!   Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/current.html


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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Join us tonight, Nov. 4th from 6-8pm for the Opening Reception of OPERA-tion Arts Gallery Show in Gallery C!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bring your carved pumpkins to the CAA Friday for the Pumpkin Glow from 6-7pm! http://www.cooperstownart.com/pr3.html

Pumpkin Glow Friday October 28th

  Bring the whole family Friday, October 28th from 6-7pm for our annual Pumpkin Glow!  Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins with a candle inside to the CAA during the day on Friday.  Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/pr3.html
If you need some inspiration, check out this stop motion pumpkin carving video, courtesy of Lucy Schaeffer!

If you wish to stop receiving emails from the CAA, simply respond with that request.  --  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street  Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607) 547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com  


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Glow at the CAA Friday, October 28th 6-7pm!

Press Release  - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY  13326

(607) 547-9777

 

 

 

October 19, 2011

 

The Pumpkin Challenge

 

It is that time of year again!  Last year we reached our goal of 100 pumpkins. Will you help us top it this year?  The Cooperstown Art Association challenges the community to help us put together the largest “Pumpkin Glow” yet on the front porch and lawn!  Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins with a candle inside to the CAA porch anytime by 6p.m. on Friday, October 28 and the CAA will add them to what will culminate in a dazzling debute of plentiful pumpkins that evening October 28 from 6 – 7 p.m.  Anything goes!  All pumpkins are welcome!!  You can even make this a fun project for your group or organization!

Come take part in the spooky transformation of the porch and lawn as well as Halloween stories told by Bruce Markeson free of charge!   A variety of ghastly goodies and treats will be provided by the CAA, Cooperstown General Store, Riverwood, Schneider’s Bakery, Tin Bin Alley and community volunteers in keeping with the Halloween theme.  The “Pumpkin Glow” and its goodies are free and open to the public although donations are always welcome!

The Cooperstown Art Association is located in the Village Library Building diagonally across the street from the Hall of Fame.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information please call 607-547-9777.  Visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com.  

 

 

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

CANCELLED - 2011 Sculpture on the Lawn Studio Tour - October 23rd

The CAA regrets to announce that the 2011 Sculpture on the Lawn Studio Tour is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.  Please disregard any prior press releases and do not publicize this event further.  Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

If you wish to stop receiving emails from the CAA, simply respond with that request.  --  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street  Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607) 547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com  



--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

The CAA's 2011 Sculpture on the Lawn Studio Tour
has been cancelled due to circumstances
beyond our control.

Cancellation of Studio Tour on Sunday, October 23rd

The Cooperstown Art Association's 2011 Sculpture on the Lawn Studio Tour
has been cancelled for this Sunday, October 23rd due to circumstances
beyond our control. Please disregard prior press releases and do not
publicize in any upcoming issues of your publication if applicable.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.

Best,
Janet G. Erway
Cooperstown Art Association
22 Main Street
Cooperstown NY 13326
607-547-9777
607-547-1187 fax
www.cooperstownart.com

Monday, October 3, 2011

We Need Your Pumpkins!

Press Release  - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY  13326

(607) 547-9777

 

 

 

October 3, 2011

 

We Need Your Pumpkins!

 

The Cooperstown Art Association challenges the community to help us put together the largest “Pumpkin Glow” yet on the front porch and lawn.  Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins with a candle inside to the CAA porch anytime by 6p.m. on Friday, October 28.  Don’t forget a candle to light your pumpkin! We will add them to our dazzling debut of plentiful pumpkins that evening October 28 from 6 – 7 p.m.  Anything goes - all pumpkins are welcome!  You can even make this a fun project for your group, organization or school.  The “Pumpkin Glow” and its goodies are free and open to the public although donations are always welcome.

The Cooperstown Art Association is located in the Village Library Building diagonally across the street from the Hall of Fame.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information please call 607-547-9777.  Visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com.  

 

 

 

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Calling all Artists and Craftspeople!

Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY  13326

(607) 547-9777

 

 

October 3, 2011

 

                                                            Calling all Artists and Craftspeople!

 

Everyone is invited to participate in the Holiday Member Show & Sale at the Cooperstown Art Association by bringing reasonably priced pieces of original artwork geared toward holiday gift giving. Delivery dates for the show are Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 from 11a.m – 4 p.m. To participate in this show all you need is a CAA membership. We offer full year memberships for individuals for $25. You can sign up to be a member any time.  This is a wonderful opportunity to exhibit your work, whatever medium it may be!  In the past the show has featured a wide range of fine crafts and artwork including pottery, woodwork, ornaments, cards, stained glass, jewelry, clothing, photography, sculpture, paintings and much more. Any two-dimensional work is limited to 6 pieces per person. A 30% commission will be retained by the CAA for all sales so participants should price their work accordingly.

Get a head start on holiday shopping and join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 11 from 5-7pm.  This delightful exhibit will continue through December 23. 

The CAA is located at 22 Main Street, diagonally across the street from the Baseball Hall of Fame. For more information please call (607) 547-9777. Visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com.

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Opening This Friday!

Join us this Friday, September 30th from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception of The Blind Artists Society, People You Know: Paintings by Tracy Helgeson & Form, Change & Restriction: Sculpture by Charles Alex.  Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/current.html



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Fall Art Classes are beginning at the CAA with Wednesday, September 28th. Read more at: http://www.cooperstownart.com/classes.html
Join us Friday, September 30th from 5-7pm for the opening reception of 3 new shows. Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/current.html

Monday, September 19, 2011

Three Exhibits to Open at the Cooperstown Art Association on Friday, September 30th 5-7pm

Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, N.Y.  13326

(607) 547-9777

 

September 19, 2011

 

Three New Exhibits to Open at the CAA Friday, September 30th

 

Art and Art and more Art is coming to the Cooperstown Art Association on Friday, September 30th from 5-7pm and will be on display through October 28th in all three galleries.  Work by members of the Blind Artists Society will be on display in Gallery A, “People You Know” by Tracy Helgeson in Gallery B and “Form, Change and Restriction” by Charles Alex in Gallery C.

 

The Blind Artists Society was initiated in 2007 as a free web portal with the intent of providing support and exposure to visually impaired artists.  The Society’s members include both artists with visual loss -- some as severe as legal blindness -- as well as supporting artists who have normal vision but feel connected to the cause of their fellow artists.  Since 2007, the Blind Artists Society has grown - it now has over 40 visually impaired artists from a variety of locations, ranging from the northeastern United States to its western coast and as far away as Greece and Brazil. There is much diversity among the artists, ranging from style, to preferred medium or level of visual impairment.

 

“People You Know” by Tracy Helgeson of Fly Creek, NY is an ongoing series of oil portraits based on photographs that Tracy finds at yard sales, antique shops, estate auctions and on ebay.  Tracy states, “I look for elements in the photographs that appeal to me; the figure, items in the background, a particular pattern or pose.  These portraits are about the photographs that I choose and my connection to them.”

 

“Form, Change & Restriction” by Charles Alex of Hartwick, NY is a combination of pen & ink drawings and sculptures in ceramic, wood and aluminum that resemble and convey human forms.  Charlie Alex states, “I express ideas through a style that whimsically reflects dark humor. My work is a personal response to the human element of frustration and its related sense of restriction.  Essentially, the sculptures are metaphoric representations of imposing limitations within the boundaries of life.” 

 

The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street in the Village Library Building and admission is free and open to the public.  The galleries will be closed Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day.  Gallery hours: daily 11-4; Sunday 1-4, Closed Tuesdays through Memorial Day.  For more information call 607-547-9777 or visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com

 

 

 

Work by Tracy Helgeson

 

   

Work by Charles Alex

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Classes starting September 14th at the Cooperstown Art Association

Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY  13326

(607) 547-9777

 

September 12, 2011

                       

 

Fall Art Classes at the CAA!

 

The Cooperstown Art Association is pleased to announce its fall semester of classes which begins September 14th!  Classes are held in our upstairs classroom space at 22 Main St. Cooperstown unless otherwise indicated.  This fall the CAA is offering: Open Drawing Group with a Live Model, Plein Air Oil Painting with Mary Nolan, Beginning Oil Painting with David Kiehm, Watercolor Landscape with David Kiehm, Drawing the Head with Doug Jamieson and Introduction to Stained Glass with Dr. L. David Pye.   You can also view the class schedule online at www.cooperstownart.com. Don’t forget to register and pay for your spot prior to the beginning of each class!  For times, dates and prices or to pre-register, please call the CAA at 607-547-9777.  

 

Open Drawing Group with Live Model

Monday Evenings
Year Round
7:00 - 9:00pm
$10 donation per class
Artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch from a live model without an instructor. This group is perfect for those looking for a creative outlet or to hone their drawing skills! Please call the CAA before attending. Classes are subject to weather and model availability.

 

 

Plein Air Oil Painting with Mary Nolan

Wednesday Mornings*
6-Weeks, September 14 – October 26
10:00am – 12noon
$160 for Members / $165 for Non-members
This is a 6-week class for the student with past experience with oil painting and is taught onsite with the location changing each week. Students are given the opportunity to learn the techniques of oil painting while working from life.  Class will not be held October 5th.
*Schedule flexibility is required due to weather.

 

 

Beginning Oil Painting with David Kiehm

Wednesday Afternoons
8-Weeks, September 28 – November 16
12:30pm – 3:30pm
$110 for Members / $115 for Non-members

This beginner oil painting class will introduce painters to one of the most rich and versatile of all painting mediums. We will discuss and use many colors, brushes, mediums, tools, surfaces, etc. that are associated with oil painting. Lessons will be geared towards beginners but intermediate and advanced painters are encouraged to attend.

 

 

Watercolor Landscape with David Kiehm

Wednesday Evenings
8-Weeks, September 28 – November 16
6:30pm - 9:30pm

$110 for Members / $115 for Non-members

This 8 - week class will focus on interpreting landscapes from photographs and concentrate on developing space & mood in landscapes.

 

 

Drawing the Head with Doug Jamieson

Thursdays
8-weeks, September 29 – November 17
10am – 12noon
$110 for Members / $115 for Non-members

Fundamentals and refinements of drawing the head with Doug Jamieson is an 8-week class. In addition to reviewing the fundamentals the class will explore charcoal and traditional red chalk on tinted paper, pen & ink, monochromatic watercolor wash as well as other mediums. There will be a live model, demonstrations, and handouts from his book as well as other material. All skill levels are welcome. Doug Jamieson is a professional artist, teacher and author of Drawing the Head: A Step-by-Step System for Drawing the Human Figure.

 

 

Introduction to Stained Glass with Dr. L. David Pye

Saturday, October 29th
One Day Workshop
10:00am – 3:30pm
$150 for Members / $155 for Non-members
Following introductory overviews on historical and modern aspects of the field of stained glass, students will engage in hands-on construction of a framed work of art involving multiple pieces of colored glass.  This process will include the fundamentals of pattern design and utilization; cutting, sizing and fitting various pieces of glass; and the use of modern joining methods.  All materials used in this workshop are included in the price.

 

 

Please contact the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777 to register today!  Gallery Hours:  Daily 11-4. Sunday 1-4.  Closed Tuesdays.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

                       Doug Jamieson teaching his Drawing the Head Class at the CAA

 

 

--  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607)547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com

Fall Art Classes

The CAA Fall Art Class Schedule is now available!  Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/classes.html


If you wish to stop receiving emails from the CAA, simply respond with that request.  --  Janet G. Erway, Director Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director Cooperstown Art Association 22 Main Street  Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-9777 (607) 547-1187 fax gallery@cooperstownart.com www.cooperstownart.com