Calendar of Events
The meetings of the Guild are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. During the COVID-19 pandemic most will be via ZOOM. You can either use the free ZOOM Meetings app or join the meeting using your web browser. Information on how to register for a meeting and to connect to the ZOOM Meeting will provided in the description of the event when it becomes available.
Meeting are held in September, October, November, March, April and May. There are no meetings during the months of January and February.
The meetings are free and open to anyone interested in art.
More information on getting the ZOOM Meeting app is available at https://zoom.us/meetings. You can download Zoom Mobile Apps by clicking on the either of these: iPhone or Android. Or, you can download and install the desktop version at Zoom Client for Meetings.
December 1, 2020, to February 8, 2021
Members Winter Online Art Show
The Pottstown Area Artists Guild presents the 2nd Annual Pottstown Area Artists Guild Juried Winter Art Show & Sale, a Member-Only Online Show. This show is presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County Community College
The Juror is Barbara Zucker, an educator, gallery director and Signature Member of The Philadelphia Water Color Society.
Starting February 1, 2021 through the end of May 2021
We invite you to enjoy
showing on the paag.info home page. A new selection of artwork will be shown starting the first of each month.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Homesteaders, 2017 53” x 29”, Pigment Ink Print mounted on Dibond in vintage frame
The exodus of families from Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl era inspired this piece. Instead of moving across the country, however, the figures in Homesteaders have left planet Earth in search of a better existence.
Ron Tarver will present his photography-based exhibition, recently exhibited as a finalist in The Print Center’s Annual International Competition one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States.
“This project involves the manipulation and reinterpretation of photographs from the past, exploring the ways that photographic images made in the mid-20th century represent dialogues about race, class, and social relationships still relevant today. The more than 300 photographs and over 1000 negatives that my father, Richard Tarver, produced of the Black residents in the small Oklahoma town of Fort Gibson during the 1940s and 50s represent a time when oppressive Jim Crow laws were in place. While those laws have since been abolished, recent events prove their legacy lives on. These reimagined images engage a troubling past with an equally problematic present.
Photographer Ron Tarver received a BA from Northeastern State University (OK) and an MFA from the University of the Arts. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art on faculty at Swarthmore College. Before Swarthmore he was a staff photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 32 years, where he shares a 2012 Pulitzer Prize. He was also nominated for three Pulitzers and honored with awards from World Press Photos and The Society of Professional Journalists, among others. He is co-author of the book We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, published by Harper Collins.
In 2001 he received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He has received funding and grants from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation, among others. Most recently he earned a solo exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia during their 94th Annual International Completion. His fine artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many museum, corporate and private collections including the National Museum of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
To sign-up for this Masters of Art lecture go to https://www.picktime.com/PAAGmeeting, click on “Book and Appointment”. Then under MASTER of ART LECTURE, click on the Ron Tarver, Fine Art Photographer “class”. The click on the March 16th, 7 PM 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.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
I paint to enjoy the serenity and mindfulness in the process of creating art. I am inspired by the natural world, drawn to the beauty in its details. I am compelled to try to capture the essence of the textures and patterns in nature onto my canvas.
I had a wonderful 30 years creating for the Walt Disney Company and retired as a Disney Imagineer with Walt Disney Imagineering. I was inspired by the various techniques my fellow Imagineers used in creating the themed environments within the Disney Parks. The most intriguing techniques are those used to “age” a building or in transforming concrete into “natural themed landscapes”. Based on these techniques, I work to develop processes that capture nature’s textural details.
To sign-up for this Masters of Art lecture. After April 1st, go to https://www.picktime.com/PAAGmeeting, click on “Book and Appointment”. Then under MASTER of ART LECTURE, click on the Rhonda Counts, Sculptured Canvas Artist “class”. The click on the April 20th, 7 PM 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.
Tuesday, May 18th
My Little Finch
My stitched collages — which sometimes include found objects and papers along with fabrics — often echo my feeling that, “Here is this place, where I saw, breathed and absorbed the atmosphere. Here are some artifacts from other people who share my time on earth.”
I was a painter first, and though painting is a more fluid media, I aspire to achieve equal or more depth and richness with the fiber arts. My passion for the colors and textures of fabrics, and bringing fragments of them together into award-winning art, is a thread that goes back many years.
I learned to sew at the age of 13. By high school, I was making all of my own clothing, including my prom dress and Easter coat. Later, I was drawn to art, and began painting plein air and industrial subjects.
It wasn’t long until my painterly pursuits intertwined with my love for fabric.
I continue to be drawn to specific places as subjects. First comes a tug of interest in light, shadow, or shape. Once I am hooked on a subject I tend to work quickly, combining fabrics, found objects and a combination of machine free motion stitching and hand stitching. At the end I slow down and finish meditatively with hand stitching and evaluation.
I particularly treasure my affiliation with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). I am active in the Pennsylvania chapter, and am honored to have been juried into a number of the prestigous SAQA shows.
To sign-up for this Masters of Art lecture. After May 1st, go to https://www.picktime.com/PAAGmeeting, click on “Book and Appointment”. Then under MASTER of ART LECTURE, click on the Martha Ressler, Stitched Collage Artist “class”. The click on the May 18th, 7 PM 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.