EXHIBITIONS

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1/23

JANUARY​

January 8-January 28

 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

a solo exhibition by Jayne Bourke

Artist Statement

Visitors to the opening reception on January 7, 2022, and those who come to enjoy the show through January 28, 2022, will also have the exciting opportunity to win a surprise, original painting by Ms. Bourke created especially for the show.  She hopes that raffle entries and “Donate What You Will” contributions will encourage visitors to help support the Oxford Arts Alliance recover some of its lost revenue from the pandemic; 100% of all raffle donations will go directly to the Oxford Arts Alliance. The surprise painting Jayne has created for this drawing is a framed, original piece that is representative of an iconic and familiar area location. The random drawing will be held on January 29, 2022. 

 

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away!”

- Dr. Seuss

 

Visiting places we may never actually go ourselves, seeing life through another’s eyes, feeling impressions through another’s senses, and witnessing experiences we may never have in our own lifetime — all those things are just some of the ways art changes us. 

 

Dr. Seuss reminded us long ago the wonders of the journey of imagination… the places we’ll go. And, through art, we are called to remember our own senses and memories, our curiosity, our questions, our conflicts, our peace. Art is a journey and with it… oh, the places you’ll go!

 

In thinking of this solo exhibit, it occurred to me the past year may have limited our travels, but certainly not our imaginations. And frankly, in choosing the paintings for this show, Dr. Seuss and his simple philosophy inspired me. So, you might ask, “Just where are ‘the Places You’ll Go,’ in these paintings?” Well, they started in my experience and imagination, and today they’ll become part of yours. With art, we can go anywhere, anytime!

 

My hope was that these painting will help you recall simple, normal, uncomplicated slices of life. Some scenes or impressions may be familiar to you, some not. Hopefully, though, there is something in each painting that tells a story, begs a question, takes you on a journey, or reminds you of something that has brought you joy. 
 

Perhaps like you, the things that stop me in my tracks are simple acts of daily life, fleeting moments or thoughts, views of the power, beauty and wonder of nature. Maybe these paintings will remind you of the feeling of a frosty morning, snow on your cheeks, the caress of light on a single flower, the sound of water falling, the scent of a marsh at low tide… or maybe it’s just a feeling that will never come again quite like it just did.  

 

For me, each subject can evoke a different response, medium, or approach. My paintings often take on a life of their own, sometimes stretching my style to meet the subject. But, honestly, painting is pure joy and I hope you feel it.

YouTube Video

jaynebourke.com

Publications:

Chester County Press

FEBRUARY

February 4-February 25

 

Outside-the-Box

Regional Photography Exhibition

Reception Rescheduled To: Friday, February 11th, 2022 5-8 pm

The Oxford Arts Alliance presents a regional photography exhibition with the theme of "Outside-the-Box". Artists responded to the call with photography that is outside of or beyond what is considered usual, traditional, or conventional. The “box” in question represents the limits of what is usually thought or done. Photography can be taken traditionally or digitally manipulated using computer software. Masks are required at our opening reception and food/beverage will be pre-packaged to-go for patrons.

 

Regional artists from PA, MD, and DE include: Anita Bower (Nottingham PA), Linda Brown (Rising Sun MD), Jim Coarse (Oxford PA), Richard Donham (Lincoln University PA), Mike Eubanks (Fallston MD), Lee Hoover (Arden DE), Jennifer Joy Fox (Elkton MD), Jennifer Kriesel (Coatesville PA), Gerry Meekins (Elkton MD), David Nibouar (Lincoln University PA), Daniel Rhodes (Downingtown PA), Chris Rush (Lincoln University PA), Ron Saltzman (Coatesville PA), Priscilla Smith (Oxford PA), Peter Smyth (Upper Darby PA), and Chris Taggart (West Grove PA).

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MARCH

March 4-March 25

 

Trashy Women

Opening Reception: First Friday, March 4th, 2022 5-8 pm

The “Trashy Women” group began with four “garbage-lovin’ gals” in 2004 and now numbers nine artists. They show their creations several times a year, and the fervor of their work and creative process is reflected in their own words:

The making of art is always magical in its essence; it is alchemy of the most elemental sort as base materials are transformed and transmuted through private vision into public work.

 

Traditional materials like paint, paper, canvas and clay are conventional resources, but hard times like these cry out for an additional dollop of creativity.

 

The Trashy Women are artists who share materials and methods, vision and victuals with equal generosity and gusto; the group embodies an artistic allegory about infinite possibilities and the unseen beauty that is all around us.

This group includes Maggie Creshkoff, Sue Eyet, Caryn Hetherston, Dragonfly Leathrum, Jo Pinder, Donna Steck, Trebs Thompson, Jamie Troiani and Mindy Ward. This exhibition includes a guest artist Colleen Zufelt.

Publications:

Del NPR

 

APRIL

April 1-April 29

All's Fair 'N Square

a solo exhibition by Reenie Chase

Opening Reception: First Friday, April 1st, 2022 5-8 pm

Reenie Chase is a self-taught artist residing locally in Southern Lancaster County. “Painting has become my life’s passion and refuge.” One of my biggest enjoyments in creating a piece of art is utilizing various mediums and materials to create textures. I have always been a huge fan of textures in paintings, and my objective is to bestow a tactile impression to the viewer by providing a visually dimensional experience that magnifies the expression within the still. Backgrounds have also intrigued me in that texturally interesting backgrounds can impart various nuances to a simple subject.

My hope is these paintings will have captured an expression through a moment in time, tell a story, or send a message that will in some way touch the viewer triggering a memory, an experience, a train of thought, or perhaps even a smile.

 

As the title suggests, artwork in this exhibition are all affordable square paintings. Some are not for sale.

 

reeniechaseart.com

Publications:

Chadds Ford Live

MAY

May 6-May 27

 

The Three J's

Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: First Friday, May 6th, 2022 5-8 pm
On view until May 27

Special Hours on Saturday, May 14th from 10-6 pm and Sunday, May 15th from 11-5 pm to have the gallery open during the Chester County Studio Tour.

John Sauers is a Harford County artist whose work has won awards at major shows and been featured in galleries across the region. “I was born in 1933 next to the woods…I do not paint scenes. I paint plein air images relevant to my life: I paint ‘lifescapes’ which reflect the road traveled from ‘next to the woods’ through the great valley of Virginia, to my ancestral place at Whitetop and Greencove Virginia.”

Jonathan West’s work has been shown across the region.  “These spirited expressions of light and color express my cathartic impressions of life and the inevitability of death.  Often inspired by tragic current events, these paintings are guided by emotion, fate and subconscious spiritual principles…”

Justin Woytowitz is a popular en plein air artist whose works have been shown in galleries and venues throughout the region and on the Eastern Shore.


JUNE

June 3-June 24

Annual Oxford Student Exhibition

Sponsored by Courtney Wallace

In 2009, the OxAA featured its first annual Student Art Exhibit, and that featured exhibit continues to this day. The artists were drawn from Oxford area schools, including local private schools and Avon Grove schools. Unique to this program was the featuring of Home-Schooled children.

Opening Reception: First Friday, June 3rd, 2022 5-8 pm


JULY

July 1-July 29

 

Annual Members' Exhibition

One of our membership perks is an Annual Members' Exhibition for our members to participate in. From artist members to students in our academy to family members - we look forward to showcasing the talent of our members each year!

Members may deliver two pieces of artwork by Saturday, June 25th, 2022 10-2 pm or Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 10-4 pm.

Opening Reception: First Friday, July 1st, 2022 5-8 pm

Download Exhibitor Form

 


AUGUST

August 5-August 26

The Chester County Guild of Craftsmen

Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: First Friday, August 5th, 2022 5-8 pm

Description TBD


SEPTEMBER

September 2-September 30

 

In the Parks
Group Exhibition curated by Sally Wilson

Opening Reception: First Friday, September 2nd, 2022 5-8 pm

Theme: Plein Air Landscapes

Deadline: Aug 27-30

Celebrate our open spaces by painting “en plein air”! Take advantage of living in Chester County and set up your easel at one of the many beautiful parks and preserves we have available to us.

 

Where can you paint? The Chester County Parks and preserves open to the public include Nottingham Park, Wolf Hollow, Hibernia Park, White Clay Creek Preserve, Stroud Preserve, etc. The Chester County Parks system allows painting as do most of the preserves. Visit Chester County Parks websites and Land Conservancy in Southern Chester County for more information on locations of parks and preserves.

 

Submissions must be current (made in Spring or Summer 2022) and painted “en plein air”. The deadline is Saturday, August 27th, 2022 between 10-2 pm and Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 between 10-4 pm. When you turn in your submission(s) to our gallery (38 S Third St, Oxford PA, 19363), please include the location of where you painted, along with the medium and size of your paintings. Artists may submit up to two paintings. At least one of your paintings will be hung and possibly two as room allows. This exhibition is non-juried and will be curated by local artist Sally Wilson. The exhibition will debut on First Friday, September 2nd, 2022 from 5-8 pm. It will be on view until Friday, September 30th, 2022.

Download Exhibitor Form

 

OCTOBER

October 7-October 28

 

8th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Oxford Arts Alliance is a community-based nonprofit organization providing leadership and advocacy for the arts and culture. One of the ways they advocate for individual artists is through their annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is an opportunity for national artists (of the United States) to have their artwork selected through a competitive process, then they're displayed at Oxford Arts Alliance for a month with a chance to win cash prizes.

Oxford Arts Alliance’s National Juried Exhibitions have had great success in the past seven years, with over 300 entries each year. The exhibitions have also featured renowned jurors, including Jennifer Samet of the City University of New York and Hyperallergic, an online publication that has become a leading voice in contemporary perspectives on art, culture and more.

The juror for the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition is Kyle Staver, a professional artist living and working in New York City; you can read more about Kyle Staver here.

Our previous jurors include:

  • Dr. J Susan Isaacs of Towson University

  • Jennifer Samet of the City University of New York and Hyperallergic

  • Thomas Padon of the Brandywine River Museum of Art

  • Al Gury of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

  • Ryan Grover of the Biggs Museum of American Art

  • Steven Harvey of the Steven Harvey Fine Arts Project in New York City

  • Charles Goolsby of Emory & Henry College

Opening Reception: First Friday, October 7th, 2022 5- 8 pm

Juror Talk/Award Ceremony: Sunday, October 9th, 2022 1 pm

 

We have an open call for artists to submit artwork for the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition on view from October 7-October 28 at 38 S Third St, Oxford, PA 19363. The deadline to enter is Friday, August 19, 2022. The exhibition has awards, with the first place award being a $500 cash prize! There is an entry fee of $30 for up to 3 artworks. All entries are non-refundable. Ready to enter your artwork? Visit our Call for Artists page!


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

November 4-December 17

 

Annual Artisan Gift Shop

The Artisan Gift Shop (AGS) will be held from First Friday, November 4th to December 17th, 2022. AGS showcases any and all handmade artisan goods and wares, from three-dimensional work to two-dimensional work, or individually packaged food to bath and beauty.

Our hours:

  • Wednesday through Friday 10 am to 8 pm

  • Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

  • Small Business Saturday 8 am to 8 pm