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Arts & Museum Exhibits

September 14, 2021 to July 16, 2022

Exchange Arts

"Cash & Carry"

Show and Sales start Dec. 3

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Marking the eighth annual show in which we gave away the substrate for your artwork, we provided 8" x 8" medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panels for artists who painted, drew, glued photographs and collages on them, knit around them, used them to build sculptures, and more. 

Every piece will sell for $25, with the artist receiving $20 and the rest going to support the Exchange Gallery's ongoing operations; sales will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd, during Downtown Bloomsburg's "Coming Home for Christmas" event (facebook.com/events/6262194240517277)


2022 exhibitions:

“[Don’t] Quit Copying Me!”

     Work due Saturday, January 8th

     Show runs January 10th through February 11th, 2022
Irish playwright, critic, and political activist George Bernard Shaw said “Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.”  Artists copy each other’s work all of the time -- sometimes literal copies, sometimes interpretations.  We would like to see your literal copy or interpretation -- your choice -- of another piece of art, 2-D or 3-D, in any medium.  For example, paint an accurate reproduction of The Starry Night, or re-create it in bottlecaps glued to a piece of cardboard.  Nighthawks in Lego?  Already done once (dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1140942/Brick-Art-The-Mona-Lisa-masterpieces-Lego.html), but try your hand at it!  Any piece, famous or obscure, can serve as your starting point.  For an excellent essay about “Inspiration vs. Imitation”, visit might-could.com/essays/inspiration-vs-imitation-how-to- copy-as-an-artist.

“Smite/ten”

     Work due Saturday, February 12th
    Show runs February 14th through March 18th, 2022
A thing that we are initially smitten with may go astray, maybe to the point where we want to smite that thing.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Exchange Gallery asks you to make work based on things you love or things you can’t stand, and perhaps something that you once loved that you now wish to smite.

 

Mary Lapos solo show

    Show runs June 13th through July 15th, 2022

An American mixed-media artist, Mary Lapos (MOTH) is best known for penetrating depictions of the human condition via paintings that seem to reach past the canvas into the soul of her subjects.  Her studio is located on the family farm in Danville, Pennsylvania, where she has lived and worked for 50 years.  marylapos.com


“Creatures & Critters”

    Work due Saturday, July 16th

    Show runs July 18th through August 26th, 2022
The animal kingdom is extremely diverse and contains millions of different species. Some animals are our friends and companions. Others are elusive and mysterious. Some inspire fear. Many inspire wonder. Which animal(s) inspire you?

 

“Far Out”

    Dates not yet definite
Psychedelic art made a splash in 1960s counterculture with its vibrant color schemes, distorted imagery, and kaleidoscopic patterns. Borrowing elements of surrealism and Art Nouveau, psychedelia soon became embraced by mainstream pop culture where it continues to reside today. Similar genres such as ethereal art, fractal art, and celestial art can be found on the Internet and in galleries across the globe. The Exchange Gallery would like to see your interpretation of psychedelic or “trippy” art.

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