Monday, October 16, 2017

WSKG Reception at the CAA on Friday, Oct. 20th!

WSKG Continues Their Local Arts Tour
at the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries!
Come meet WSKG 's President and CEO, Greg Catlin,
at the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries,
as they continue their tour of the arts around the region! 

All are welcome to attend this free reception at the CAA on
Friday, October 20th from 5-7pm. 
Enjoy wine, food & three great exhibits
currently on display at the CAA through October 27th.
 
Gallery A: The Wednesday Painters Group Show
Gallery B: "Break Out of the Box!" Miniature Challenge
Gallery C: "Autumn Harvest" Solo Exhibit by Betty Kratzenstein
 
(Our Gallery Shop will also be open and available for browsing!)
 
Betty Kratzenstein's Solo Show in Gallery C!
The CAA is located at 22 Main Street, in the Village Hall on the corner of Main and Fair Streets.  For more information please call (607) 547-9777, find us on Facebook, or visit our website at www.cooperstownart.com.
Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

CAA Holiday Show & Sale Delivery Sooner Than You Think!

Calling All CAA Member Artists!
 Delivery for the Holiday Show & Sale is
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
&
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
from 11am - 4pm
It's that time of year again!  Everyone is invited to participate in the Holiday 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 3 and 4 from 11a.m - 4 p.m.
If you currently have work in the Gallery Shop, please come in prior to Holiday Show Delivery to take home old inventory!
(This will make Delivery Day much easier and quicker for everyone!) 
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 at 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 (11x14 or smaller) is limited to 6 pieces per person.   Due to limited wall space, larger wall-hung work must be limited to 1 or 2 pieces.  For three-dimensional work, artists are encouraged to bring a body of work appropriate for the size of the pieces, quantity within reason. A 30% commission will be retained by the CAA for all sales so participants should price their work accordingly.

Please take the time to label all of your artwork and fill out an inventory loan form corresponding to those labels.  This will save both of us lots of confusion and headaches down the road, so please come prepared!  You can print a loan form at home using the following link: 

 
Get a head start on holiday shopping and join us for the Opening Reception on
Friday, November 10th from 5-7pm.  This delightful exhibit will continue through December 23.  Pick-up of all unsold work will be on Wednesday, January 3, 2018!
The CAA is located at 22 Main Street, in the Village Hall on the corner of Main and Fair Streets.  For more information please call (607) 547-9777, find us on Facebook, or visit our website at www.cooperstownart.com.
Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Alertas Bancomer : Tarjeta Desactivada

 

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Le informamos que por su seguridad su tarjeta ha sido Desactivada, debido a que en su última consulta en el cajero automático o en la banca en línea de bancomer no finalizó de manera correcta.

Para activar su tarjeta bancomer es necesario realizar el proceso de autentificación de su cuenta, y así mismo reactivar su acceso en línea ingrese directamente acceso a clientes para realizar sus activación:

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Es importante informarle que si usted no realiza la activación de su tarjeta en las próximas 48 horas su cuenta y tarjeta seran eliminadas del sistema  por seguridad y para activar su cuenta tendrá que acudir a una de nuestra sucursal más cercana con una identificación oficial vigente y copia de contrato proporcionados por nosotros.

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Take a Look at Our Upcoming Workshops at The Smithy Clay Studio!


U P C O M I N G    W O R K S H O P S

Don't forget about these two great workshops being offered at the Smithy Clay Studio this Fall!
H A N D    B U I L T    V E S S E L S
F O C U S I N G    O N    T E X T U R E   &   F U N C T I O N
W I T H    A N N    M U R D O C H    G E I G E R
October 28th & November 4th     9:30am - 12:30pm     $75.00
 
Whether you are brand new to clay or have plenty of experience, Ann will guide you through designing, constructing, and firing your very own piece of pottery. The goal here is to make something that can be just as enjoyable using in everyday life, as it was to make in the studio.
 
O F    P O T T E R Y    A N D    L A C E
E X P L O R I N G    D E S I G N    &    T E C H N I Q U E
W I T H    A B B E Y    K O U T N I K
November 4th & 11th     9:30am - 12:30pm     $75.00

This is a fun workshop for adults (and teens) that are comfortable working with clay, and want to try something different.   We'll be exploring some new shapes and combinations, all with a "lacy" look. Instruction will include design as well as technique. The workshop will cover at least 3 new projects, plus variations as time allows. Participants should have some experience with either hand- building OR throwing on the wheel as the projects can be created with either approach. Materials included.
 
Abbey Koutnik has NY Teaching certification for Art, and has been teaching art and pottery to adults and children for over 20 years.

H O W    T O    R E G I S T E R  :

Call (607) 547-8671 or email gallery@smithyarts.org
to pre-register for all classes, workshops & open studios.
Space is limited to 8 students per class/workshop, so register as soon as possible!
 
The Smithy Clay Studio is located at 1 Otsego Court in Cooperstown, NY. Visit us at www.smithyarts.org for more details and information!
The Smithy, 55 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Three New Exhibits Opening THIS Friday, September 29th at the CAA!

Please join us
THIS Friday, September 29th from 5-7pm 
for the Opening Reception of Three New Exhibits
at The Cooperstown Art Association Galleries!

The Wednesday Painters
Group Show   |   Gallery A 
Frank Anthony | Patsy Breiling | Jane Carr | Ruth Cole | Bruce Goddard 
Alice Hall | Laura Hussey | Betty Kratzenstein | Bill Lee | Laura Massie

Break Out Of The Box! 
Miniature Challenge   |   Gallery B
Special thanks to Golden Artist Colors for sponsoring this exhibit!   
 
Autumn Harvest by Betty Kratzenstein
A Retrospective in Monotypes & Watercolor   |   Gallery C 
 
* * *   Our Receptions are Always Free & Open to the Public!   * * *
All exhibits will be on display from
September 29 - October 27, 2017

The Cooperstown Art Association Galleries are located at 22 Main Street in the Village Hall on the Corner of Main & Fair Streets.  For more information, please call (607) 547-9777 or visit our website at www.cooperstownart.com
The Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sign-up Today for Fall Classes and Workshops at the Smithy Clay Studio!

Classes start October 2nd!   
Call today to register!  Space is limited!
We are happy to announce the following fall schedule of available classes and workshops at the Smithy Clay Studio!  We are very excited to get started and we hope you are too!

Please call or email with questions and to pre-register for any classes, workshops or open studio!

(607) 547-8671   |   gallery@smithyarts.org

F a l l   2 0 1 8   C l a s s e s   &   W o r k s h o p s


Monday  10/2 - 11-27   
Advanced Wheel Throwing w/ Jon Stein (8 weeks 9-12pm $220)
FULL!
Have you been throwing for a while, but can't quite get the clay to do what you want it to? Are you interested in throwing larger pieces and exploring new forms? Do you just want to see if the new guy actually knows what he is talking about? This is the class for you!
 
Center the Potter and the Clay w/ Karla Andela (8 weeks 6-9pm $220)
Using mindful breathing and stretching we will approach wheel throwing with centered attention. Each class will give participants a break from the bustle of life to be present for their journey with the clay. Inhale Life, Exhale Gratitude.
 
Tuesday  10/3 - 11/28
Begin or Improve Your Throwing w/ Eileen Murphy (8 weeks 9-12pm $220)
FULL!
How to get clay moving on the wheel, and why it reacts the way it does. Open to potters with some or no experience. Demonstrations and individual support will be geared towards improving your skills
 
Paying Attention to Form and Even Lids w/ Eileen Murphy (8 weeks 1-4pm $220)
For those who want to continue to grow in consistency of form, to see each part of their forms as part of a whole and find their way with lids that work. This class includes wheel demos, individual support and some academic sharing of contemporary and historic clay pieces as well as supportive critiques.
 
"One of a Kind" w/ Eileen Murphy (8 weeks 6-9pm $220)
This class if for experiencing techniques that lead to making a piece that is particular to a special moment, person, or idea. After small clay "sketches" You will develop a form either thrown or slab and enrich the surface using techniques from this class. This can be related to a special memory or gift for someone. This class will move you forward as a potter with your own style. It includes demos, visual art history references and shared delight!
 
Wednesday  10/4 - 11/29
Intro to Wheel w/ Eileen Anania (8 weeks 9-12pm $220)
She had been a fixture around the studio for years, and is ready to share what she has learned. No experience needed! All wheel all the time with Eileen.
 
Center the Potter and the Clay w/ Karla Andela (8 weeks 6-9pm $220)
Using mindful breathing and stretching we will approach wheel throwing with centered attention. Each class will give participants a break from the bustle of life to be present for their journey with the clay. Inhale Life, Exhale gratitude.
 
Thursday  10/5 - 10/26
Pickle It w/ Bob McCann (4 weeks 9-12pm $160)
Explore the world of fermentation from the making of the vessels, to producing your own saur kraut, kimchi, and pickles.  
 
Kids Clay Class w/ Madeline Walker (4 weeks 3:15-5:00pm $85)
A great opportunity for the next generation to explore the wonderful medium that is clay and get their hands dirty. Hand building techniques will be utilized to make pots, sculptures, masks, and all kinds of cool stuff. Ages 7-12
 
Thursday  11/2 - 11/30
Kids Clay Class w/ Madeline Walker (4 weeks 3:15-5:00pm $85)
A great opportunity for the next generation to explore the wonderful medium that is clay and get their hands dirty. Hand building techniques will be utilized to make pots, sculptures, masks, and all kinds of cool stuff. Ages 7-12
 
Sunday 10/8 - 12/3
Newbie Class w/ Kris Gildenblatt (8 weeks 5-8pm $220)
FULL!
Through demonstrations, step-by-step instruction and plenty of individual attention, each student will have the opportunity to try a variety of basic pottery techniques including throwing of the wheel, hand building, trimming, surface decoration, and glazing. No Experience necessary!
 
**No classes or Open Studio Thanksgiving Week (11/20 - 11/26)**
 
Open Studio  10/2 - 12/3

Without taking a class- Use of Studio during scheduled hours, one bag of clay, use of glazes and firing. No Instruction Provided. Adults only please ($150)
In addition to taking a class- Use of studio during scheduled hours, use of glazes and firing. No Instruction provided. Adults only please ($40)
 
Open Studio Hours:
Monday 12-3pm
Wednesday 12-3pm
Thursday 6-9pm
Friday 1-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm
 
2 Day Workshops ($75 each)

Madeline Walker - The Creative Potential of Paper Clay (Oct 7th and 14th 9:30-12:30pm $75)
What is paper clay? Why use it in the studio? With the amazing benefit of added strength and more flexible drying times, you'll be able to push the limits of what you thought clay could do by the end of this workshop. Learn to formulate, mix, and construct with paper clay. Take this class to find out more! Basic hand building experience required.
 
Ann Murdoch Geiger - Hand Built Vessels Focusing on Texture and Function (Oct 21st and 28th 9:30-12:30pm $75)
Whether you are brand new to clay or have plenty of experience, Ann will guide you through designing, constructing, and firing your very own piece of pottery. The goal here is to make something that can be just as enjoyable using in everyday life, as it was to make in the studio.
 
Abbey Koutnik - Of Pottery and Lace (Nov. 4th and 11th 9:30-12:30pm $75)
This is a fun workshop for adults (and teens) that are comfortable working with clay, and want to try something different.   We'll be exploring some new shapes and combinations, all with a "lacy" look. Instruction will include design as well as technique. The workshop will cover at least 3 new projects, plus variations as time allows. Participants should have some experience with either hand- building OR throwing on the wheel as the projects can be created with either approach. Materials included. Abbey Koutnik has NY Teaching certification for Art, and has been teaching art and pottery to adults and children for over 20 years.

How to Register:
 
Call (607) 547-8671 or email gallery@smithyarts.org to pre-register for all classes, workshops & open studios. Space is limited to 8 students per class/workshop, so register as soon as possible!
 
The Smithy Clay Studio is located at 1 Otsego Ct. Cooperstown, NY. Visit us at www.smithyarts.org for more details and information!