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Feathers,Fur,Fins - GAP National Museum Exhibition

22 Jul 2017 11:29 PM | Kathy Trexel Reed

Feathers, Fur, and Fins

GAP members’ twenty five paper cuttings interpreting the Feathers Fur Fins theme are attracting visitors to the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, Somerset, PA. 
This exhibition will continue in the GAP Museum gallery on the second floor until April 2018. 

Some mysterious titles add surprise elements to the wide variety of already familiar creatures. “Mystic’s Voyage” by MJ Viano Crowe and “Rare Monogamy” by Melanie Kehoss, for example, are also unframed works with unique hanging systems. Sally Blakemore’s “China Journal” doesn’t “hang” at all; it is a zig zag book with 5 spreads extended on an eight foot table. Dr, Rosemarie Hebenstreit submitted her “Crane” from Austria, and it is the only entry this time from outside the USA. Harriet Rosenberg’s “Cabin Cutting“ and “Angels”, and Periphylla Plate” by Katie Maish may keep you wondering, unless you stop in person to see this collection of paper cuttings. But professional photographs of the artwork have been made and will be posted on the GAP website as soon as they are available. 

If you plan your visit to the GAP Museum for Saturday, August 26, you are invited to join GAP’s face to face meeting with participating new GAP board members.  
Contact GAPguild@gmail.com for more information about the GAP meeting events.

Comments

  • 08 Nov 2017 12:16 PM | Kathy Trexel Reed
    GAP Museum 2018 Exhibits
    “What’s Cooking- in your studio, your imagination, your kitchen?”

    That is the 2018 GAP Museum show theme for a blended, juried exhibit with Laurel Arts Triennial in downstairs galleries during June and July.
    Members and Friends of GAP are ALL invited to submit work by June 1, or earlier.

    (Friends of GAP are invited to pay $20 entry fee, or $35 to become guild members. Members have no entry fee for this exhibit, and enjoy additional
    annual benefits.)

    During 2018, to celebrate GAP’s 30th Anniversary, the guild's Permanent Collection will be rotated in the upstairs galleries. This Collection has recently accepted a gift of more than 100 antique paper cuttings from member Candy McDaniel!
    Many of these are 18th c cuttings and add solid historical interest to the more
    contemporary works in GAP’s collection.

    Watch for more details on this blog, on Facebook, and in FirstCut.
    Link  •  Reply
  • 01 Dec 2017 9:26 AM | Kathy Trexel Reed
    With the new year of 2018, just a month ahead, a new theme and exhibition schedule will be extended to GAP members AND to "Friends of GAP”, particularly those from Facebook. Plan now to send your work for this large show open to a variety of art mediums. “What’s Cooking - in your studio, your imagination, your kitchen?” is the broad theme, which allows paper artists to share from their on-going studio explorations, or to consider food and cooking subjects (all dear to our appetites!)

    This 2018 show will be a new, blended, juried exhibit with Laurel Arts Triennial in the downstairs galleries during June and July (instead of the usual April to April annual show.) Members and "Friends of GAP" are ALL invited to submit work by June 1, or earlier. ("Friends of GAP” and other non-members, are invited to pay $20 entry fee, or $35 to become guild members. Members will have no entry fee for this exhibit, and continue to enjoy additional member benefits.) The application form for this next show is available on the website, under Events, then Exhibitions. It contains the postal address to send submissions. The form must accompany the submissions of up to 3 pieces, and the artists are responsible for return shipping costs if the work does not sell. Artworks that are less than 20” in any direction will be eligible for juried acceptance into the Gallery Shop @ Dressler.

    During 2018, to celebrate GAP’s 30th Anniversary, the guild's Permanent Collection will be rotated in the upstairs galleries. This Collection has recently accepted a gift of more than 100 antique paper cuttings from member Candy McDaniel! Many of these are 18th c cuttings and add solid historical interest to the more contemporary works in GAP’s Permanent collection.

    Watch for more details on the website blog, on Facebook, andin FirstCut.
    Link  •  Reply

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