Saturday, October 30, 2010

Attention! ----UPDATE-----CALL FOR ARTISTS: WALKING THE EDGE - The latest Allentown Chen Arts Group Show

Please see changes below in RED.

Walking the Edge is a theme show hosted by Art-N-Soul Studios.

Works should show living life on the edge or dangerous taboo topics, or artistic expression that is different or unusual.

Artwork must be submitted by Jan. 3, opening is January 8, and closing of show is Feb. 5. Opening and closing receptions have to be at 8:00pm after the shop closes.

Artists must respond by Dec. 12 with the size of the works they plan to submit. Works must be no bigger than 24" x 36". There is a 25% commission on sales that goes to the gallery plus a $5 fee to the Chen Arts Group to pay for publicity and promotion. One or two works can be submitted but we are asking for works to be completed within the last year and never previously shown at a Chen show. Works must be ready to hang and will be rejected if not wired to hang. The space is only about 18' x 24' but work is hung salon style so about 30 to 40 pieces can be accommodated. Small sculpture is ok also.

After I have a list of interested artists, I will send out formal submission forms, including liability waivers and specifications sheets for your artwork.

Heather Haas, Georgine Miller, Michelle Bodamer and I are working to coordinate this show. As the date draws nearer we will look for volunteers to help with other aspects. This show will take place in January at Art-N-Soul Studios 516Gallery at 516 W. Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown. Thank you to Adam for allowing the group to hold a show at this excellent space!

Please email Sarah at by Dec. 12 to participate.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Call for Artists!

From Lee Leckey:

Perk Coffee Shop in Emmaus is offering wall space to local/regional artists, rotated monthly. Contact Christi Dunning

Sidenote: Perk is located at 228 Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
(610) 966-0203

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day of the Dead on 7th Street, October 30

Day of the Dead Fest is coming to 7th Street on Saturday Oct. 30 from 5-9 p.m. The festivities take place in the 500 blk. of N. 7th (between Liberty and Allen).
This event melds American Halloween with Mexican "El Dia de los Muertos" for a fun, exciting, and sometimes scream-provoking evening for all.

Featured activities: A very scary Haunted House...Salsa Taste-Off Contest....Fire Performers...Mexican remembrance cemetery...fortune tellers...cosutmed ghouls and goblins (the public is invited and encouraged to dress up!)...local ethnic eateries...traditional more!
Also - Look for the large, Mexican-style skulls created by local artists and friends, including members of the Chen Arts Group. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Living Dead" show opens Fri. Oct. 23

Come out to 516 Gallery at Art-N-Soul Studios (516 Hamilton St., Allentown) for the 8 p.m. opening of "Living Dead." Artists from the Chen Arts Group will have work in this show, as well as many other talented area artists.

Here are the details:

Opens 8 p.m.
DJs Lebanezer Scrooge and The Purple K'nif spinning all night.
Costumes optional.
No cover, 21+ to drink.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chris Neyen's work showing in NYC!

The Paintings, Drawings and Mixed Media work of artist Chris Neyen will be featured in a show at Jason Groupp Studio titled Inside View,

Here are the details...

Opening Sat. November 13 from 2-6 pm, 526 W. 26th St. Suite 305, New York, NY.

Unique New York Style Loft/Art Studios in Allentown

Info submitted via email:

Perfect for art studio or apartment living on Chew Street in Allentown, Pa. One floor walk up with wide entry way. Five minute walk to center city restaurants and cultural district. Landmark old printing factory renovated to New York Style loft apartments. Building converted to 5 units.

Two remaining units available. One 1000 square feet and the other 2000 square feet. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, bathrooms and kitchens with laundry hook ups. Each unique and feature original windows that allow in a lot of natural light. Private entrance, on street parking and on the LANTA bus route.

For more information call Beth Cannon (Century 21 Pinnacle/Associate Broker) 610-972-2651.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Look at what's happening here....

Have you heard about Art Prize? It's an enormous event in Grand Rapids, Michigan (going on right now) that turns the entire city into a public art gallery.

Nearly 200 venues are participating by hosting the works of more than 1,700 artists. Each venue is open to the public, from banks and gardens to restaurants and religious centers. The entire city is in on the act. It's inspiring to look at what they're doing in Grand Rapids, for the benefit of the artists, the public and the city. I think it would be amazing to one day borrow that idea and pull off something similar here!

Top prize for the "winning artist" is $250,000, with another $250,000 in prizes doled out to multiple other artists.

Check out to see what's happening and to view bios of some of the artists and their pieces.
Pictured above: Salt & Earth by Young Kim

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Call to Artists

Cindy would like to get the message out to as many people as possible. She is part of the Word Wednesday Ensemble and has an art studio called Underworld here in Allentown, Pa.

Information follows:

from Cynthia Rodriguez:

All mediums: paintings, photography, and mixed media as long as they are wall art, they either must be framed or easily hung on the wall. Because of limited space, it is limit 2 pieces per artist. --- cafe gets 25% of each and any piece sold so price your art accordingly, but don't go crazy on the price. Not to censor but try to go easy on getting too graphic because this is a family establishment, this request is per the owners. The exhibit will be up for a month, and artists will be responsible for picking up their own art after the show ends (and not before then). I will be giving the exact date when it ends to all participating artists.

Also call to performance artists, interpretive dancers, poets, speakers! Preferably leaders of or those involved in the gay community, and GLBTQ youth from local colleges and high schools, especially those who have been harassed and/or bullied in school and would like to share their story in a safe environment.

For more information call Cindy at 484-239-2513 or email: