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2020 Members Winter Show

The Pottstown Area Artists Guild with Montgomery County Community College will hold the 2020 annual juried members Winter Art Show and Sale. Paintings, sculptures, and photography—some of it with a keen view of the pandemic and its impact on local artists–will be on display for the entire world to see. Barbara J. Zucker, PWS Artist, Educator, Gallery Director, Juror and President Emerita of Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity is the Juror for this show.

Click Here to learn more about the Juror, Barbara J. Zucker

The MCCC Gallery Director, Patrick Rodgers, encourages members of the community to peruse the pieces on display because they could provide a momentary escape from the headlines of the day. Rodgers says. “I hope people will give the virtual gallery at least 10 minutes of their time. I know there’s a lot of competition for virtual experiences, but taking time to explore creative spaces can be inspiring and head-clearing.  This show should be especially thought-provoking for anyone interested in the Pottstown art scene.”

This virtual exhibition is online now through February 8th.

Click Here to go to the virtual gallery

or visit … https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fb2cdad03afba64ea4ea0f7

(Since it is a virtual gallery that you can actually “walk” around in, it will take about a minute to load. If you want to hear the music and don’t, it could be that your browser settings do not allow media to autoplay. Typically you can change that setting. Enjoy the show.)

An online Awards Ceremony for the artists will take place Friday, December 4th, from 5 PM to 6PM. This ceremony is free and open to the public.

To sign-up for the ZOOM Award Ceremony go to https://www.picktime.com/PAAGmeeting, click on “Choose a Class”. Then under the 2020 Members Art Show, click on the Awards Ceremony “class”. The click on the December 4th 5 o’clock session , and complete the form with your information. Click the “Book Appointment” button at the bottom of the form. To see the ZOOM details click the green button that appears on the Confirmation screen.

Work on display includes landscape paintings and wildlife photography, abstract work, and the inventive wood sculptures by Jack Hanson.  Guild artists have also made use of inventive mixed media, including the vinyl and PVC collages of Trina Poage and Rhonda Counts’s use of bamboo, clover, and other natural materials in her paintings.  Of the work on display this year, MCCC Galleries Director Patrick Rodgers noted several specific pieces that are reflections of the times. These include the skeleton-like figures of artist Krysta Bernhardt, which are reminiscent of the Belgian surrealist painter James Ensor, a jigsaw-like abstract painting by Sandy Alves called “The World in Chaos,” and a depiction of the COVID-19 molecule simply titled “2020” by Christina C. Franklin. 

For purchase requests, please eMail paaguild@gmail.com