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2022 EXHIBITS

"Now in 3D"

We all know more is better!  The Exchange Gallery asked artists to leave the second dimension and join us in the third and take part in “Now In 3D” -- an exhibition of any and all three-dimensional works open to any medium and to artists of all ages and levels of experience.  More than thirty artists answered the call, from ten Pennsylvania counties -- Adams, Columbia, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Snyder, Union, and Warren; the artists include five Mifflinburg High School students, two Bloomsburg University students, two high-school art teachers, and three college art professors, and twelve of them have work here for the first time.  Media include paint, clay, paper (both folded and quilled), fabric, artificial flowers, plaster, wire, wood, faux fur, recycled materials (including an old fork), and more; you will find "Now In 3D" beautiful and thought-provoking and inspiring and just plain fun.

The show runs March 21st through April 29th, 2022

With more than seventy pieces in the show, it will take us a few days to get all of them photographed and uploaded into the carousel here; thank you for your patience.

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Will Wolf -- Portrait of a Heathen & On the Shoulders of Giants
Will Wolf -- On the Shoulders of Giants & Portrait of a Heathen
Will Wolf -- Bananananananananah! & Dead on Cherry Street
Will Wolf -- Dead on Cherry Street & Bananananananananah!
Virginia Dignazio -- Spring Floral
Tom Seay -- Shimmer, soft, model, misshapen
Tom Seay -- Desert, rock, star, block, afar
Tom Seay -- Bulge, blossom, bland, blend, hustle 1
Tom Seay -- Bulge, blossom, bland, blend, hustle 2
Thu Goodman -- four pieces
Thu Goodman -- Positive Landscape
Thu Goodman -- Bay Scene
Thu Goodman -- Flower Design 1
Thu Goodman -- Flower Design 2
Theresa Kirchner-Koch -- Lost Unity 1
Theresa Kirchner-Koch -- Lost Unity 2
Theresa Kirchner-Koch -- Emotional Limbo 1
Theresa Kirchner-Koch -- Emotional Limbo 2
Theresa Kirchner-Koch -- Emotional Limbo 3
Tara Shoemaker Holdren -- How I Carried Them
Tara Shoemaker Holdren -- The Skins of Our Mothers
Tara Shoemaker Holdren -- Artists I Have Loved
Tara Shoemaker Holdren -- Rothko
Tara Shoemaker Holdren -- O'Keeffe
Tara Shoemaker Holdren -- Nevelson
Seth Goodman -- Courting Coal Country
Shaina Ann Davis -- Spring Bouquet
Sara Baker -- Sculptural Vessel 1 1
Sara Baker -- Sculptural Vessel 1 2
Sara Baker -- Sculptural Vessel 2
Sara Baker -- Sculptural Vessel 3
Ron Lambert -- Untitled 1
Ron Lambert -- Untitled 2
Ron Lambert -- Path 1
Ron Lambert -- Path 2
Robin Beck -- Chopsticks holders
Peter Llanso -- Untitled mobile 1
Peter Llanso -- Untitled mobile 2
Mary Powlus -- Small Basket
Mary Powlus -- Large Basket
Mary Powlus -- Aardfork
Mahes Sharma -- A Sky Mountain
Lorraine Feola -- 3D Cubes
Leela Hubler -- Nighttime Mask
Leela Hubler -- Simple Coil Basket
Leela Hubler -- Bunny Bowl
Kathryn Adamo -- Ricardo 1
Kathryn Adamo -- Ricardo 2
Jolene Behr -- Up In Flames
James Pearson -- Forest Giant
Gina Dignazio -- Repurposed Rum Bottle
Felix Dick -- Empty 1
Felix Dick -- Empty 2
Felix Dick -- Ebony Dancer 1
Felix Dick -- Ebony Dancer 2
Felix Dick -- D20 1
Felix Dick -- D20 2
Felix Dick -- Maria Martinez-inspired pot 1
Felix Dick -- Maria Martinez-inspired pot 2
Elizabeth Chyko -- Time to Sew
Elizabeth Chyko -- Fidget Quilt
Elizabeth Chyko -- Pinwheel & Flowers
Elizabeth Chyko -- Dresden Plate
E. Rachael Gleeson -- Persephone
Destiny Jones -- Tennis 1
Destiny Jones -- Tennis 2
Ciera K. Zacek -- Bust
Chris Mathias -- Untitled vase 1
Chris Mathias -- Untitled vase 2
Chris Mathias -- Fish Column #1
Chris Mathias -- Fish Column #2
Chris Mathias -- Baphomet #1
Carol Busada -- Bittersweet
Carol Busada -- Spice Wreath
Brian James Spies -- Loser
Annie Barnhardt -- The Sea of Heaven
Annie Barnhardt -- Book In A Box
Andrew Griesacker -- Crater
Alden Schwarz -- Irises
Anne Cosper -- Ghost Albatross

​"Smite/Smitten"

Show runs Febuary 14th through March 18th, 2022
 

A thing that we are initially smitten with may go astray, maybe to the point where we want to smite that thing.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Exchange Gallery asked artists to make work based on the things that they love or things that they can’t stand, and perhaps something that they once loved that they now wish to smite.

The show has 32 pieces by nineteen artists from six central-Pennsylvania counties; three of the artists have work here for the first time.  Media include painting, drawing, photography, fabric, mixed-media in 2-D and 3-D, and even one teeny tiny piece in iron, made in a blacksmith's forge.

Thank you to Gallery volunteer Bela Ball for hanging the show -- the second in a row that he has done so attractively.

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Laurie McCants -- Eternally Smitten
Tara MacNish -- Untitled
Chet Davis -- Polyphemus
Chet Davis -- Book Lovers
Chet Davis -- Covid Couple
Oren B Helbok -- Bloomsburg, the Town We Love (and Sometimes Hate)
BJ Canouse -- Lake Ontario Nebula
BJ Canouse -- We're All Star Dust
Carol Busada -- The Door
Theresa Koch -- Growth from Negativity
Georgia-Rose Hyde -- Her Natural Form
Shaina Davis -- The Tattoo I Got For You, No. 1
Shaina Davis -- The Tattoo I Got For You, No. 2
Jolene Behr -- Ocean Breezes
Mahes Sharma -- Pan Water
Mary Powlus -- Past Imperfect
Robin Beck -- Untitled
Claudia Wilshusen -- Fragrance
Claudia Wilshusen -- First Impression
Claudia Wilshusen -- Beauty or Beast
Larysa Sheremeta -- Bouquet For You
Larysa Sheremeta -- Valentine's Day
Virginia Dignazio -- Kitty
Virginia Dignazio -- Totally Smitten
Elizabeth Chyko -- Think Spring
Elizabeth Chyko -- Celebrate
Chris Stametz -- Candy Hearts
Chris Stametz -- Tree Lover
Chris Stametz -- Follow Your Heart
Chris Stametz -- A Proposal
Virginia Dignazio -- Fresh Fallen Snow
Chris Stametz -- Hershey Kiss

​"[Don't] Quit Copying Me!"

Show runs January 10th through February 11th, 2022
 

Irish playwright, critic, and political activist George Bernard Shaw said “Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.”  Artists copy each other’s work all of the time -- sometimes literal copies, sometimes interpretations.  We asked to see artists' literal copies or interpretations -- their choices -- of other pieces of art, 2D or 3D, in any medium.  For example, one could paint an accurate reproduction of "The Starry Night", or one could re-create it in bottlecaps glued to a piece of cardboard.  "Nighthawks" in Lego?  Already done once (dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1140942/Brick-Art-The-Mona-Lisa-masterpieces-Lego.html), but anyone can try a hand at it!  Any piece, famous or obscure, can serve as your starting point.

 

For an excellent essay about “Inspiration vs. Imitation”, visit might-could.com/essays/inspiration-vs-imitation-how-to- copy-as-an-artist.

Exchange Gallery, Bloomsburg, "Don't Quit Copying Me"

The show attracted 56 pieces by 28 artists from seven Pennsylvania counties -- Columbia, Montour, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Northumberland, Union, and Lycoming.

 

The photo above includes work by two artists who have had work here before: Chris Stametz, whose paintings fill the righthand half of the image, beginning with "Van Gogh Paints Van Gogh" in the center, has shown here for years and counts as one of our most frequent exhibitors, working in many media; her five-year-old granddaughter Rosie made her own version of a Van Gogh painting, the mixed-media collage in the foreground.

In the photo below, Gallery volunteer Bela Ball poses in the Gallery after his afternoon of hanging the show, on the 8th of January.

Exchange Gallery, Bloomsburg, "Don't Quit Copying Me", Bela Ball
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Virginia Dignazio -- The Scream (after E Munch)
Theresa Koch -- Trois Pommes (after P Picasso)
Theresa Koch -- The Snail (after H Matisse) 2
Tara MacNish -- Venus of Willendorf
Stephanie Penn -- There Goghs My Hero
Stephanie Penn -- Where'd Meow Ear Gogh
Stephanie Penn -- Vinny's Vase
Stephanie Penn -- Sunnies
Stephanie Penn -- Sunflourish
Stephanie Penn -- Sonnenkönig
Stephanie Penn -- One Is The Loneliest Number
Stephanie Penn -- Singularity
Stephanie Penn -- Not Madonna
Stephanie Penn -- Kurt
Stephanie Penn -- Jasper In India
Stephanie Penn -- Budgerigar
Stephanie Penn -- Bee Kind
Sherian Angeli -- Wild Flowers (after J D Waterhouse)
Sherian Angeli -- The Old Violin (after Wm Harnett)
Shaina Davis -- Starry Night Over the Rhone (after V Van Gogh)
Shakira Moyer -- Still Life With The Mandolin (after P Picasso)
Natalie Osborne -- The Blue Window (after H Matisse)
Ravi Kagali -- Happy Little Accidents (after B Ross)
Oren B Helbok -- Chris LaBar at Steamtown
Mary Powlus -- Jackson Powlus (after Pollock)
Lesia Sheremeta -- Nighthawks (after E Hopper)
Larysa Sheremeta -- Water Lilies and Agapanthus (after C Monet)
Larysa Sheremeta -- Yachts at Argenteuil (after C Monet)
Larysa Sheremeta -- Water Lilies (after C Monet)
Larysa Sheremeta -- Still Life (after Haanen)
Jolene Behr -- Mosaic Three Pears (after P Cézanne)
Kayla Gross -- Sunflowers (after C Monet)
Haley Shafer -- Pop Still Life (after R Lichtenstein)
Gina Dignazio -- Kandinsky Remix
Genevieve Dorang -- Rancho de Taos Church (after Georgia O’Keefe)
Genevieve Dorang -- Pink Tulip (after Georgia O’Keefe)
Faith Barton -- Cape Cod Still Life (after R Lichtenstein)
Rosie B -- Sunflowers (after V Van Gogh)
Chris Stametz -- Impressionist Flowers
Chris Stametz -- Water Lilies
Chris Stametz -- Van Gogh Paints Van Gogh
Chris Stametz -- My Monet
Chris Stametz -- Abstract #1
Chris Stametz -- My Picasso
Chet Davis -- Conductor (after O Helbok)
Chet Davis -- Blue Beach (after Bischoff)
Chet Davis -- Waterbearer (after Longo)
Carol Ann Luschas -- Grotesque Profile (after L da Vinci)
Brock Dent -- Skulldiver (after C Brown)
Brian James Spies -- Leopards in the Temple
Barbara Klauger -- Gothic Pandemic (after G Wood)
Barbara Klauger -- Alley Games
Barbara Klauger -- Card Players (after P Cezanne)
Anne Cosper -- Eye of the Tiger
Alexia Sheremeta Long -- Self-Portrait with Monkey (after F Kahlo)

For our earlier exhibits, click on each year:   2016 and 2017   2018   2019   2020   2021

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