"Cash & Carry V"
November 12th, 2018, through January 4th, 2019
Once again we gave away panels -- more than 400 this year, and in three sizes: 4" x 6", 7" x 9", and 10" x 12" (and even a few more odd-sized ones, leftover as we cut up the four-foot-by-eight-foot sheets). And we have gotten back a fabulous array of artwork on them: paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, sculptures, crocheted pieces, and mixed-media pieces using clay, beads, fabric, melted crayons, model-railroad ground covering, and more. The artists range from Bloomsburg University art professors to children not yet in grade school. (Middle- and high-school students from Bloomsburg and Central Columbia have brought in some particularly beautiful pieces this year.) Everything sells for between $10 and $50, depending on size, with most at $25 -- perfect for holiday gifts.
All artists receive 80% of every sale, with the rest going to the Gallery to help keep our lights on and to bring the arts to communities throughout our region all year long -- so your purchase benefits the entire arts community here in the central Susquehanna Valley.
Make the Exchange Gallery a stop on your trip downtown -- when you come to TreeFest at the Caldwell Consistory on the Square, or to the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble production of "Wizard of Oz" around the corner on Center Street, or to do some other holiday shopping at the Artspace Gallery across the street from BTE. We look forward to seeing you here!
Reception Saturday, November 24th, 6-8 p.m. Artspace has their own holiday-show reception at the same time as ours.
Glen Klein + Experimental Video shows
September 29th through November 9th, 2018
Born and raised in Danville, Glen Klein had little cultural experience as a child, but he knew he enjoyed school the most in art class. His early influences in art were Saturday morning television cartoons, comic strips in newspapers, and Mad magazine. He was especially drawn to the style and humor of Don Martin of Mad and spent many hours reproducing those drawings. Glen decided in his early teens that he would like to become a cartoonist. When it came time to choose a college and a major, the closest thing that college had to offer was commercial art. This field suited Glen and his style of art, and when he graduated he pursued a career as a graphic artist, eventually opening his own print shop, in 1986.
Glen’s artwork is heavily influenced by experience in the graphic art field and his sense of humor. Digital photography and photographic software are his tools for creating his pieces. He says, “I’m just having fun with the equipment I use everyday at work.”
This exhibition runs alongside the Experimental Video show, which has work by almost 80 artists from 24 countries on at least five continents. For the complete list of cities and countries, click here. After a screening on September 29th of many of the videos chosen by our jurors (from among more than 360 submitted), they will loop on a monitor in the Gallery for the length of the show.
Reception Saturday, October 6th, 6-8 p.m., simultaneous with Artspace Gallery's reception for "Organika", work by Bob Brown and Jeff Krankoskie.
"Then and Now"
August 13th through September 28th, 2018
This exhibition explores the changes that happen as time moves forward. We encouraged artists to submit work that explores how their community, artwork, life, and various other circumstances have changed over time, with possibilities of side-by-side examples or single works that communicate the Then and the Now. All media accepted.
Reception Saturday, August 25th, 6-8 p.m., after ArtFest and simultaneous with Artspace Gallery's reception for "I Can't Get It Out Of My Head", work by Deb & Dave Stabley and Becky Marks
July 2nd through August 10th, 2018
For this exhibition, the Exchange Gallery in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, asked artists to look ahead: What does "the future" mean to them? They looked narrowly and broadly and worked in many media, and our professional juror, Leah Bedrosian Peterson, chose 26 pieces by 18 artists from across Pennsylvania (and one from New York) for the show. She also chose prizewinners: Catie Dillon of Cranberry Township (Butler County) won $200 for her three paintings; Morgen Christie of Downingtown won $100 for her two videos; and Andre Rubin of Philadelphia won $50 for his collage "Doomsday Machine". At the reception, Bloomsburg University sculpture professor (and Exchange Gallery committee member) Ron Lambert got the "People's Choice" award, voted on by the attendees, for his three mixed-media pieces. For Leah's bio, click here.
Reception Saturday, July 14th, 6-8 p.m.
North Mountain Art League 25th anniversary show
May 21st through June 29th, 2018
Since 1992, the North Mountain Art League has provided visual artists from throughout our region with opportunities to meet each other, share workshops, and exhibit their work together. As part of their 25th anniversary celebration, the Art League hold this group show at the Exchange Gallery, where many of their members have shown before but never as a group.
Reception Saturday, June 2nd, 6-8 p.m.
April 9th through May 18th, 2018
The Exchange Gallery called artists and imaginative sew-ers of all ages and levels of experience to design and make a piece of wearable art -- any item from a pin to a full-sized ensemble. They used fabric, yarn, applique, paper, cardboard, and all sorts of recycled stuff. The item can be WORN on the body, somehow or other. Artists for this show include many Bloomsburg University students (who made pieces for the PADME show -- Personal Adornment Day and Make-up Extravaganza) as well as one from Austria -- our first international entry!
As always, many artists have their work for sale, many of the pieces for under $100 -- so you can very affordably support regional artists and bring beauty to your house (or give the gift of art). The Exchange gets 20% of every sale, too, so your purchase supports what we do.
The reception took place on Saturday, April 28th, 6-8 p.m.
February 26th through April 6th, 2018
We encouraged artists of any age, working in any medium, to submit artwork that involves typography -- "the arrangement and appearance of lettering". Their entries include posters, text, inspirational quotes, jewelry, wearable buttons, shadow boxes, and more, and the artists come from seven Pennsylvania counties plus New Jersey, New York City, and, in a first for us California!
As always, the artists have their work for sale, most of the pieces for under $100 -- so you can very affordably support regional artists and bring beauty to your house (or give the gift of art). The Exchange gets 20% of every sale, too, so your purchase supports what we do.
The reception took place on Saturday, March 3rd, 6-8 p.m.
"The Blues Show"
January 22nd through February 23rd, 2018
For the third year, we asked artists "What does 'blue' mean to you?" They made work that shows it -- the color blue, Blues music, feeling blue, blue skies, anything blue. The show includes work by 50 artists from nine counties in central Pennsylvania; their ages range from 3 to somewhere north of 70, and they brought paintings, drawings, and photographs in two dimensions; ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodcarvings, a quilt, and other mixed media in three dimensions. At least four of the adults have never shown here before, so we continue to attract new artists, show after show -- very exciting for us.
The reception took place on Friday, February 16th, 5-9 p.m., in conjunction with the fifth annual Destination Blues Music Festival -- and we had live Blues music right here in the Gallery with Kimbo & Bryan, 5-8 p.m.