Tuesday, November 22, 2011


The next chen show METAMORPHOSIS has been set. You all should have received an email with the information and paper work.

Show Dates: Sat, Jan 21 to Sat, Feb 4, 2012. 

Opening Night reception: Sat, Jan 21, 2012 from 7 - 10 pm

Closing Night reception: Sat, Feb 4, 2012 from 2 -5 pm 

Drop off would be: Sat, Jan 14 & Sun, Jan 15, 2012. 

Pick up would be after the show on Sat, Feb 4, 2012 (all work must hang until the show closes)

Hanging would be Friday, Feb 3, 2012 from 7-10 pm

Submission Fee: $15

The next meeting of the Chen Group will be Sunday, December 4th at Hava Java on 19th Street (across from Civic Theatre) from 1pm-3pm. 
  • Heather will be discussing her interactive piece, which will hopefully provide us with fodder for the name change we all our planning on making. 
  • We’ll also be discussing entertainment for the opening and closing receptions. Joe has offered to go 50/50 with us on the musicians that played at the last Chen show. And we’re looking for suggestions for the other evening.
  • Advertising/ PR for the event
  • And more.

If you would like to participate in some way, and cannot make the meeting, please let Ellen Ann know, just send an email to: eakafkalas@gmail.com

Ellen Ann via Chen Arts

Monday, November 21, 2011


The next Chen Arts show: “METAMORPHOSIS” has been scheduled for Sat, Jan 21 to Sat, Feb 4, 2012

So get your submissions in!

The Opening Night Reception will be Saturday, January 21st 7pm-10pm. Closing Day Reception will be Saturday, February 4 from 2-5 pm, with pick up that evening after the show closes.

The show will be at the Antonio Salemme Foundation, 542 Hamilton St., suite 203, Allentown, PA.

Entry Requirements:
Submissions should be ready to hang.
There is room for small sculptures or 3-dimensional works able to stand on a 12” x 12” pedestal.

Send 3 photos (file size no larger than 2MB) to eakafkalas@gmail.com
If you do not have email, please mail the photos to E.A. Kafkalas, 112 S Madison Street, Allentown, PA 18102.

The entry fee is $15. Please make checks payable to EA Kafkalas.
Mail payments to: 112 S Madison Street, Allentown, PA 18102 

Deadline for submissions and payment is Saturday, January 7th.

Depending on the number of submissions, we may only have room for one of your submissions. Paperwork is attached, and should be completed and submitted on the day you drop artwork off. 

Volunteer Requirements:
In addition to the fee, all artists entering are required to volunteer for one (or more) of the following committees:
--Receiving Artwork
--Opening Night Reception
--Manning the Gallery

Let me know which committee(s) you are interested in serving on at the time of submission, and a phone number and/or email where you can be reached.

Thank you,
Ellen Ann 

Note: Submission forms are available by emailing chenarts.info@gmail.com or eakafkalas@gmail.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011


The Lehigh Valley Community Health Expo - The LV COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO 2011 will be an educational, yet entertaining event for ALL ages! It will be held at THE HYATT PLACE, 45 W. North Street, Bethlehem, PA on 11/12/11. Doors will open from 12:00-6:00pm. This event is FREE to the public.
The LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO 2011 will be an educational, yet entertaining event for ALL ages! It will be held at THE HYATT PLACE at 45 W. North Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 on November 12, 2011. Doors will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. This event will be FREE to the public.
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Caregivers
  • Healthy Products 
  • Preventative Health
  • Local Health/Wellness Businesses

Music, food, children's activities, artists, and community organizations will be on hand to educate, demonstrate, and facilitate. There will be a stage for local entertainers to perform and we will feature panel discussions from area healthcare professionals. 

The proceeds will benefit the participating organizations/groups. We are, currently, seeking companies, health practitioners, and vendors to participate in this event. In addition, small/large businesses and community organizations are encouraged to come out, network, and meet the public.


ALFONSO TODD AND ASSOCIATES / 484.619.6541      

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Art Auction Preview 
HOT DOG! - An Affordable Art Auction

Join us for a preview!
All work available at "Buy it now" prices!
 Saturday, November 5, 2011: Noon-4pm
Sunday, November 6, 2011: Noon-2pm
Auction Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011 (2-5pm)

Location: Merchants Square Mall,
1901 S. 12th Street - Allentown, PA

Auctioneer: Tom Hall Auctions, Inc.
Refreshments available for purchase.

For further information please contact:
Randall Forte, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Arts Council
610-437-5915 / rforte@LVArtsCouncil.org
This event is sponsored by:A-Treat, Boulevard Frame & Art, Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art
Tom Hall Auctions, Weyerbacher & Yocco's

Lehigh Valley Arts Council
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 201
Allentown, PA 18101

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Opportunity For Artist Studio Space In Allentown on Hamilton

We had a great turnout for our previous Chen Arts meeting in October. One of the meeting items was a discussion around potential artist studio space in Allentown. Here is some more information from one of the meeting attendees if you are looking for space: 

As I said at your meeting, I'm looking to rent some space in 808 Hamilton and I want to incorporate some Artist space in the project.  Spaces will approx $250 per month and I am working with someone to put a recording studio (maybe video also) on site.  This would all be on the 3rd flr while the Club/Bar would be on the 2nd flr.  The Bar would be able to serve the entire building allowing your opening to have full bar status.  I will show some 2nd run/independent movies, as well as other specialty events.  I envision an mini Banana Factory, kind of like a Bougament Mill.  If anyone has questions or interest feel free to give me a call at 415-756-4882. Thanks for your time! -Thomas

If you are interested in supporting the arts in Allentown, or increasing your presence as an artist through studio space, please get in touch with Thomas at the number provided above. 

The Allentown Chen Arts Group