2016 and 2017 EXHIBITS
"Cash & Carry IV"
November 13th, 2017 through January 5th, 2018
The fourth annual fundraiser show began with more than 520 pieces by 250 artists from more than 30 municipalities in at least a dozen Pennsylvania counties, plus New York and Vermont!
Once again we gave away panels, every one roughly 7" x 9": Artists painted directly onto the panel, glued on a photo, wrapped it in knitting, built a sculpture, etc. We gave away about 400 panels -- and got even more pieces back!
We hung everything that came in by the initial deadline, Saturday the 11th of November, for the show's reception, which took place the night of Bloomsburg's Santa parade on Friday the 24th. Anything that comes in during the show will go right up on the wall. Every piece sells for $25, with the artist receiving $20 and the Gallery retaining $5 to help keep the lights on. Bring your friends and family to buy your work, supporting you and us!
The reception, which took place during the "Bloomsburg Lights Up the Night" parade, featured a visit from the Half-Ton Brass Quartet, led by TJ Kurczewski, and later a vocal quartet that TJ also leads.
For the first time this year, we took a portion of the show up to Berwick for a pop-up exhibition on the day of their Winterfest, Saturday the 2nd of December; for more details about that event, click here.
"Susquehanna River Arts"
October 2nd-November 10th, 2017
The SRA show features 34 pieces by ten artists from our region: Sara Baker, Annie Barnhardt, Robert Brown, Gail Fox, Joan Gallup Grimord, Peter Grimord, Glen Klein, Sara Mika, Larry Ney II, and William Whitmoyer.
"Grounded in the belief that art shapes both the spirit and vitality of a community, the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau created Susquehanna River Arts. By showcasing the works of our local artists, the Susquehanna River Arts project not only highlights the cultural assets of our region, but fosters an appreciation of both our communities and our heritage."
Reception: Saturday, the 14th of October, 6-8 p.m. (simultaneous with Artspace Gallery's reception for their three-artist show with work by Annie, Jef Mcgreevy, and Mike Silver).
"Honoring Work: The Labor Day Show"
August 21st-September 29th, 2017
Nineteen artists show us what "honest labor" means in 38 pieces, 2-D and 3-D, to honor the 124th Labor Day. The artists come from seven communities in six central=Pennsylvania counties; they made their artwork around the world and around the corner.
"The Melting Pot"
July 13th-August 20th, 2017
The first juried show at The Exchange, "The Melting Pot" drew work by 30 artists, eleven of whom had never shown here before. Juror Richard Rinehart of Bucknell University's Samek Art Museum chose three pieces for prizes -- Laura Micewski's "Blended Identity", Bob McCormick's "Golgotha in Slate/Anthracite Fields", and Karen Cotter's "American Pasttimes" -- and the guests at the reception gave a "People's Choice" award to Bob's painting.
Reception: Saturday, July 15th, 6-8 p.m., simultaneous with Artspace's reception for "Bridges", work by Artspace members and invited artists.
"The Art Cart Show"
May 30th-July 7th, 2017
Artwork made by people of all ages during the Art Cart’s visits to venues throughout Columbia and Montour Counties since the summer of 2015, along with photos of participants.
Reception: Saturday, June 3rd, 6-8 p.m., simultaneous with Artspace's reception for "4Mediums", work by Annie Barnhardt, Sandy Lentz, Joan Lentzner, and Denise Richards.
April 24th-May 26th, 2017
Works in many media by artists of all ages and levels of experience exploring the theme "the environment". Also included in this exhibition, work by Bloomsburg University students made in the on-campus Eco-Art competition. The reception, on May 6th, features music by Mime Tribes.
March 2nd - April 21st, 2017
Works in many media by artists of all ages and levels of experience exploring the theme “Healing”, shown concurrently with the exhibition “Healing Through the Arts” from The Women’s Center, Inc., of Bloomsburg. The reception, on March 4th, featured music by Harry Pang and Kelli Bertenshaw from the Bloomsburg Preparatory School of Music.
Following the reception, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presented the trunk show “Dear Diary — 4 actors performing the best of your childhood writing”.
2nd annual Blues Show
January 19th through February 24th, 2017
Whether inspired by the Blues or the color blue, it fit in this open-call show. During the reception on Friday, February 17th, 5-9 p.m. (simultaneous with the opening night of the 4th annual Destination Blues Music Festival), Mime Tribes played in the Gallery.
Cash & Carry
November 15th, 2016 - January 6th, 2017
The third annual "Cash & Carry" show had 400+ pieces by more than 150 artists, every one available for $25: A unique article of art makes an excellent present for any occasion.
Art the Vote!
October 6th - November 12th, 2016
The Exchange Gallery invited local artists to share their perceptions of current local, national, and global political issues using any media.