"To promote, inspire and support the artistic spirit within the community."

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 install the free ZOOM Meetings app at https://zoom.us/meetings or join the meeting using your web browser. Information on how to register for a meeting and the ZOOM meeting information will be with the information below for each when it becomes available.

Meeting are held in September, October, November, March, April and May. There are not meetings during the months of January and February due to the possibility of inclement weather.

Possibly in 2021, if the situation improves we will return to the Boyer Gallery in the The Hill School Center for the Arts, located at 760 Beech Street, near the intersection of Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown, PA.

The meetings are free and open to anyone interested in art.


Art on The Hill – The Pottstown Area Art Show and Sale


This annual art show has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however we invite you to enjoy the open online

showing on the home page. A new selection of artwork will be shown starting the first of each month.

If you are interested in having your artwork shown, learn how to submit your artwork at https://paag.info/art-by-internet/ or click on the “Art by Internet-an Online Show and Sale” tab above.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020



Val Bertoia


Click Here to See and Hear a Bertoia Sound Sculpture

Val Bertoia has accomplished many bronze sculptures large and small for indoors and outdoors worldwide. Some of these are sound sculptures and others are water-flowing sculptures and some move by wind. Bertoia Studio has done several large scale restoration projects on Harry Bertoia sculptures and continues the preservation and research.

This talk will be held live during the day. Space will be limited to be COVID safe; so, registration will be required. Please write the Guild at paaguild@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Leo Sewell


Leo Sewell grew up near a dump. He has played with junk now for fifty years and has developed his own assemblage technique. His works are collected by corporations, museums and individuals throughout the world. Leo continues to cull the refuse of Philadelphia out of which he fashions pieces of all sizes, from a life-size house cat to a 40 foot installation.

His sculptures are composed of recognizable objects of plastic, metal and wood. These objects are chosen for their color, shape, texture, durability and patina; then they are assembled using nails, bolts, and screws. The outdoor sculptures are constructed of stainless steel, brass, or aluminum found objects which are welded together.

This talk will be given online using ZOOM. Information about joining the ZOOM Meeting will be available here in early October. ZOOM Meeting is free. It can be accessed through your web browzer or by using the ZOOM app. More information on getting ZOOM Meeting app is available at https://zoom.us/meetings.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020



Elaine Soltis


Anticipation, mixed media on canvas 36″ x 36″

A circle of light and intention is the first step of the creative process of Contemporary Mixed Media Artist, Elaine Soltis. Her layering of mono print, collage, and embellishment, starts with positive thought affirmation, symbol, or image. Too, there is the freedom to recycle, mark, abandon, and edit.

Elaine writes, “Trusting in what you cannot see is not an easy thing to do. It comes from confidence in your personal daily encounters. Years, of working with highly pigmented seasonal French Beaute’ product, art medium instruction in chemical action and reaction, and journaling of the ordinary day, have provided many tools of choice.

Elaine Soltis has been both mentor and teacher to other artists. While creating original design, a valued exchange of experience and friendship develops. The end result of classroom, studio time, exhibitions, gallery showings, and invitational, is that there is no end to ideas, potential, and grace. Elaine is currently a Studio (211) Artist at Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. Previously, working as a Promotional Trainer and Colorist for French designed Beaute’, has given Elaine, highly impacted vibrancy to her palettes.


December 1, 2020, to February 8, 2021



Members Winter Online Art Show


In collaboration with Montgomery County Community College, the Guild will hold an online art show for its members. More information including the Call to Artists and Entry Forms will be available late September.