THE GALLERY SHOP The NAA’s Gallery Shop features unique artwork created by NAA members – original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind. You’ll find jewelry and other “wearable art” – from hand-dyed scarves to creative T-shirts. Pottery and poetry. Paintings and CDs. Fabric art and photography. Hand- decorated boxes and note cards. Hand-painted glassware and furniture. The collection changes from month to month, so there’s always something new to see. The Gallery Shop is open during regular NAA business hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. NAA members: Get your work in the Gallery Shop! The opportunity to show and sell work in the Gallery Shop at the Newark Arts Alliance building is one of the benefits of NAA membership. All types of artwork are welcome: paintings, pottery, cards and postcards, jewelry,sculpture – and much more. The committee is particularly interested in expanding the collection of music, literature (novels, poetry, chapbooks, cartoon anthologies, etc.), and films for sale in the shop. Items can be dropped off at any time during regular hours. Submissions are juried by the Gallery Shop Committee during the fourth week of each month. Accepted work will be displayed for one to three months. The jury criteria are: originality (no kits or copies); well-crafted, skillful execution; and professional presentation. All work must be for sale. The commission to the NAA is 30% for non-working members and 20% for working members (at least four volunteer hours per month). All 2-D work must be framed with picture wire for hanging, or mounted, matted, and covered with acetate. IN THE MAIN GALLERY (With Bartolozzi pic) CAPTION: “Man: Wisdom Series” by Lisa Bartolozzi Our current exhibit “Future Famous Fine Artists” Opening Thurs., May 26, 7-9 p.m. Talk by Lisa Bartolozzi, juror, at 6:15 p.m Through June 11 The “Future Famous Fine Artists” exhibit puts the imagination and creativity of artists ages 14-18 on the walls of the Newark Arts Alliance. One of the state’s current famous fine artists plays a major role, too. Lisa Bartolozzi is not only jurying the show, she will give a talk and slide show on her work and the life of a professional artist as part of the opening reception on Thursday, May 26. Her presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. at the NAA. The reception will follow from 7-9 p.m. Bartolozzi will also select student work to receive awards, including gift certificates and art supplies. Bartolozzi, one of Delaware’s most renowned and well-respected artists, recently was named the recipient of the Delaware Division of the Arts Masters Fellowship 2005. She is one of the few modern painters who works directly from the human figure, and often does multiple anatomical sketches of just one part of the figure until she feels it is right. Her art is grounded in the classical tradition of drawing realistically from life models and using color and shading to bring depth and expression to the three- dimensional form Bartolozzi’s work has been featured in more than 40 exhibits in the United States and abroad, including solo shows at The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Division of the Arts, and the Philadelphia Art Museum’s Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. 2005 Main Gallery Exhibits June 17-July 16 “Through the Artist’s Eye” Open show of work by NAA members Opening reception: Fri., June 17, 7-9 p.m. July 22-Aug. 13 NAA Teachers Show Work by instructors for the NAA's classes and camps Opening reception: Fri., July 22, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 19-27 NAA Summer Camps & Classes Show Work by students in Camp Imagine and other NAA programs Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m. NAA Main Gallery Exhibit Guidelines Artists may submit up to three pieces for each show. The hanging fee is $5 per artwork. This fee supports promotional and other costs associated with the exhibit. If the fee prohibits you from participating, please write to the Main Gallery Committee and request a waiver. On each submission, please include a label with your name, the title of the work, the medium (acrylic, raku, computer scan, etc.), your phone number and e-mail address, and a selling price, if applicable. (Work may be marked NFS.) Commission on sales to the NAA is 20% for working members (at least four volunteer hours per month), 30% for non-working members, and 40% for non-members. All 2-D work must have a hanging wire on the back and must be framed in keeping with professional standards (no dirty mats, damaged glass, chipped frames, etc.). SPRING CLASSES PDF sent in separate file CONTACT US Print this page for an NAA quick reference sheet Newark Arts Alliance 100 Elkton Rd Newark, DE 19711 302-266-7266 www.newarkartsalliance.org email@example.com Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Closed Monday Directions: From Main Street in downtown Newark - As you approach the west end of the business district, pass South College Street, then bear left at the three-way split. - You're turning onto Elkton Road; the sign overhead reads "west/south to 2/896/95." - Yield to traffic coming from your right, and get in the right lane. Go through the light at Amstel Avenue. - The Grainery Station is just ahead on the right. There are two entrances to the parking area. - The Star of India restaurant is just south of us, in the same building. If you get to Kinko's, you've gone too far! From I-95 - The NAA is located about 4 miles from the DE Rt. 896 exit. - Take Exit 1B (Rt. 896 north). - At the traffic light at Christiana Parkway (DE Rt. 2/4 west), turn left. - The parkway dead ends at the Suburban Plaza shopping center (Acme supermarket). - Turn right onto Elkton Road. - The Grainery Station is about 1.5 miles ahead on the left. - The Star of India restaurant is in the south end of the building, the NAA in the north. As you pass the restaurant, prepare to turn left into one of the two entrances to our parking lot. NAA Board of Directors Ray Magnani President Paul Schlosser, Jr. Treasurer Barbara Hughes Secretary Steve Amick Carol Boncelet Barbara French Michele C. McCann Todd Motto NAA Advisory Committee Susan Logan Administrative Director Terry Foreman Program Director, Grant Writing 302-731-5801 Terri Gillespie Public Relations Director/ArtForms Editor 302-456-1372 Doris Crowley Gallery Shop Committee Maureen Kamerick Main Gallery Committee Dragonfly Leathrum-Simons Murals Larry Kelts Writers’ Projects Rich Boucher & Beverly Wilkinson Poetry Readings Project Coordinators Pamela Skwish Art Loop, 302-731-9289 Valerie Prince ArtForms layout & design *************************************** MISSION STATEMENT (with logo) The Newark Arts Alliance is a locally supported cultural non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide the citizens of greater Newark with the opportunity to explore and display their creativity, as well as participate in cultural events that build community. We provide the means to celebrate life through all forms of artistic diversity. DDOA CREDIT … must be on site (with DDOA logo, in pix folder) The NAA’s programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware. The Delaware Division of the Arts provides technical and financial assistance to artists and arts programs and serves as a clearinghouse for information on the arts. Join us in “developing community through the arts”! To join the NAA, just choose your membership level from the list below, fill out this form, and mail it with your check to: Newark Arts Alliance 100 Elkton Road Newark, DE 19711 Newark Arts Alliance Membership Form Name: Street address: City: State: ZIP code: Phone number: E-mail address: Be part of the “volunteer power” that keeps the NAA moving! Check the way(s) you’re interested in getting involved: NAA monitor (staff the NAA building, greet visitors, answer phone) Event planning (Downtown With the Arts, auction, etc.) Distribute NAA literature downtown Grant writing and fund raising Main Gallery Committee (plan exhibits, hang shows, host receptions) Gallery Shop Committee (solicit, jury, and display artwork) Publicity & PR Committee (newsletter, press releases, advertising) Writers’ Projects Committee (poetry, writing) Facilities Committee (maintenance & improvements) Outdoor art projects (murals, flower barrels, etc.) Photography Team (for publications, publicity & Web site) Fold fliers (can be done at home) Annual Membership Options Basic Benefits (all membership levels) • NAA membership card (includes discounts from area merchants) • ArtForms, the NAA newsletter, mailed each month • A mention in ArtForms as a new or renewing member • Additional information – exhibit postcards, class flyers, special mailings, event e-mails • Option of nominating NAA Board members • Discounts on classes Artist Privileges • Discounts on artist booth fees for special events • Qualify to submit artwork for consideration in the NAA Gallery Shop and member exhibits • Increased commissions to the artist on work sold through the NAA Basic Student, Individual, or Family Membership $15 student $30 individual $50 family Basic Benefits plus a membership card for each adult (over 18) family member as indicated on the membership form. Organization/Business Membership $65 Basic Benefits plus one free (2 1/4" x 2 1/4") ad in ArtForms, the NAA newsletter Premium Memberships – Individual, Family, or Group $50-$99 – Friend Basic benefits plus a "gift membership for a friend" (not to be used for renewals) $100-$249 – Patron Basic Benefits, gift membership for a friend, and a $15 ticket voucher toward the "Brush With Fame" Auction $250-$499 – Benefactor Basic Benefits, gift membership for a friend, 2 tickets to the "Brush With Fame" Auction $500 & up – Picasso Club Basic benefits, gift membership for a friend, 2 tickets to the "Brush With Fame" Auction, $25 gift certificate to the Gallery Shop ****************************** HISTORY How did the Newark Arts Alliance get started? The time: January 1993 The place: Newark, Delaware The people: A small group of folks who love the arts The questions: What would happen if you gathered up a bunch of the creativity in Newark and put it to work? Could you make the arts a real part of the community? That's how it all began. By February, the Newark Arts Alliance had a name and, like any self-respecting organization, a mission statement. Today our mission statement reads: The Newark Arts Alliance is a locally supported cultural non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide the citizens of greater Newark with the opportunity to explore and display their creativity, as well as participate in cultural events that build community. We provide the means to celebrate life through all forms of artistic diversity. Here’s the short form: “developing community through the arts” That’s what we’re all about. Stop by our community cultural arts center in the Grainery Station at 100 Elkton Road and see the arts in action. Join us for an exhibit, a poetry reading, a concert, or a class. Find a great gift in the Gallery Shop. (And don’t miss the painted panels in the classroom ceiling … or the artwork on the restroom walls!) And you might spot us here, there, or anywhere around town. For example: • Arts activities at Newark Nite and Newark Community Day • The Sidewalk Chalk Festival all along Main Street • The "Brush with Fame" Art Auction & Gala • The Holiday Art Market • Flower barrels and trash receptacles along Main Street • Classes in an array of arts for kids and adults • Outdoor murals at several locations on and near Main Street I love the arts, but I'm not an artist. Is the NAA for me? You bet. We're not all artists in the NAA and we like it that way. Our group is open to anyone who loves the arts, supports the arts, and/or enjoys being involved with interesting people in a creative environment. Who runs the NAA? We have a Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee and two part-time paid staff members, an Administrative Director and a Program Director. This organization really runs on volunteer power. Are you interested in getting involved? Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities: NAA monitor (staff the NAA building, greet visitors, answer phone) Event planning (Downtown With the Arts, auction, etc.) Distribute NAA literature downtown Grant writing and fund raising Main Gallery Committee (plan exhibits, hang shows, host receptions) Gallery Shop Committee (solicit, jury, and display artwork) Publicity & PR Committee (newsletter, press releases, advertising) Writers’ Projects Committee (poetry, writing) Facilities Committee (maintenance & improvements) Outdoor art projects (murals, flower barrels, etc.) Photography Team (for publications, publicity & Web site) Fold fliers (can be done at home) How do I join the NAA? To find out about membership options and benefits, click here. I’ve got a question! Just call the NAA at 302-266-7266. Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11-7; Saturday, 11-5; Sunday, noon-4; closed Mondays. Our answering machine is always on, and there’s a literature basket at the front door.
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