111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 1 – 4pm
“According to artist Alice Robrish, the quality of the gallery, with good lighting, staff, a good location and a space for classes, plus the organization’s extensive internet presence ‘is a terrific service to the art community and the wider community. They nourish the connections between the artists in town. It enriches all of us.”
-Yellow Springs News, June 2013
Currently in the Gallery
The Gallery is closed for the month of January.
Call for Artists
The Members Show” “It’s Still Life”
February 19 – March 13
“Essentially, the subject matter of a still life painting or sculpture is anything that does not move or is dead.” Quote from the Tate
But beyond that deadpan statement, the still life opens a door for Artistic Freedom.
The artist gets to choose a theme, tell a story, pick what objects to use, how many to use, what colors and textures. Then create an arrangement both for the meaning of the objects position and the pleasure they give to the eye. The artist can choose and play with the light source and the shadows they create and then choose a medium to capture their still life.
The objects are uncomplaining, the artist does not have to consider the needs or mood of the model, can take as long as the artist wants and can be indoors in a temperature controlled environment.
Part of the magic of a still life is that ordinary objects take on a whole new meaning. Modern still life often breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.
We don’t know what our artist members will bring for the show. Every year we announce a theme and a date to deliver the art. And then for 2 glorious days we receive the bounty of Yellow Springs amazing art community. Which artists will enter? How many artists? How many pieces? It’s a magnificent mystery every year.
Please join us at the Opening Reception and PARTY! February 19th, 2016, 6-9 p.m. We are celebrating with Friends, Wine, Good Food, Games, Prizes, Live music by Skip Leeds and Friends, Voting for the Peoples Choice Award and an Awesome Award Ceremony! YSAC Members also will have the chance to vote on new Board members.
Jurors for the Awards are: Patrick Mauk, Gallery Manager for Dayton Visual Arts Center, Sherryl Kostic, Gallery Owner of “would you, could you IN A FRAME” and Jason Morgan, Still Life and Portrait Artist
Information for Artists
Work in any medium. This show has a 2 foot horizontal dimension limit.
The first artwork submission is free to members! There is a $10.00 entry fee for a second piece. Work may be NFS or priced for sale (a 25% commission goes to YSAC on each sale).
Drop off dates are February 6 and 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the YSAC Community Gallery at 111 Corry St. We will have you fill out a form (and pay if you have a second piece) when you bring your artwork to the gallery.
Not a member? Join here by Paypal or pick up a form at the YSAC Gallery.
For additional information, contact Nancy Mellon, YSAC Gallery Coordinator, at nancymellon.jafa at gmail dot com or 937 767-1366.Still Lifes Need ArtistsThe Multi Arts Room at the YSAC Gallery
Wednesdays – Sundays, February 3 – 28 from 1-4 p.m.
And Wednesdays February 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 6-9 p.m.
In February, as part of the Members Show “It’s Still Life”, we are inviting 4 artists to make a still life at the gallery. A different still life by a different artist will reside each week, and we invite you to come during open gallery hours and working from the still life, make art. You can bring your favorite art medium to work with or use the art supplies that we will have available. And (if possible) record your art with a photograph for our wall (both virtual and real.) Please send your picture to: spuggysart at yahoo dot com
4 Artists: Rajan Kose, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Carla Steiger, Susan Gartner
4 Weeks in February: February 3 – 7, 10 – 14, 17 – 21 and 24 – 28.
Upcoming in the Gallery
February 3 – 28
Still Lifes Set Up for Artist Inspriation
February 6 & 7
Art work drop off for Member Show from 1-4 pm each day
2015 Gallery Schedule (pdf)
Click here for Past Exhibits at the YSAC Gallery