2020 has been a challenging one for many non-profits in our region. I am delighted to report that YOUR Pocono Arts Council has been weathering the storm, pivoting arts and culture programming to virtual formats, and continuing with in-person programming with restrictions in place for the safety of our artists and patrons.
Here is what you can enjoy now and look forward to in 2021…
Holiday Store Going Strong!
Make plans to include a stop at the Olde Engine Works Marketplace in Stroudsburg for your holiday shopping. There are 15 artisans showcased in Booth A100.
The 6th annual photography exhibit is on display thru December at Pocono Cinema in East Stroudsburg. Keep in mind that many of the photographs are available to purchase… art makes a wonderful gift!
If you’re unable to make it in person, enjoy the online exhibition.
Public Gallery Schedule December 2020 – January 2021
One of the popular benefits of membership in the Pocono Arts Council is the opportunity to show your work in one of our regional public galleries. The list of galleries is growing all the time; we are looking forward to our newest exhibition space at Middle Smithfield Township’s brand new community center and library!
Eastern Monroe Public Library
Award Winners / Member’s Exhibition
Better Homes & Gardens – Wilkins & Associates
Office of State Representative Maureen Madden (Stroudsburg)
Laurinda Faye; WWII Photography Exhibition
Office of State Senator Mario Scavello (Scotrun)
Vinny D’s Deli (East Stroudsburg)
Pocono Eye Associates (East Stroudsburg)
The Yetter Family Gallery at Pocono Cinema (East Stroudsburg)
Annual Photography Exhibition
Main Street Window (Stroudsburg)
Holiday Store through December
Upcoming Exhibitions for 2021
To help you plan ahead, the 2021 Exhibition Schedule is NOW available! Here is a snapshot:
February / March
Annual K-12 Student Show at the Community Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA.
March / April
Open Call Group Exhibition at Barrett Friendly Library, Mountainhome, PA.
March / April
The Earth Speaks Revisited VI/VII (Juried Show) at the Dunning Gallery, NCC – Monroe, Tannersville, PA.
Theme: “Voices of the Earth” in the Community Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA.
Annual Member’s Exhibition in the Community Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA.
“East Stroudsburg Artists”, an exhibition in honor of East Stroudsburg Borough’s 150th Anniversary Celebration at the Historic Dansbury Depot, East Stroudsburg, PA.
Theme: “Kaleidoscope: Patterns and Elements in Constant Change”, in partnership with Pocono Chamber’s Pride Festival at the Community Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA.
Fiber Arts, a celebration of fiber and fabric artists in our community in the Community Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA.
Theme: “Alla Prima Experience” Paint is applied wet on wet and the work is completed all in one sitting. Sketch session will include a dancer and/or musician; completed work will be exhibited during the month of August.
Children’s Fine Art Camp, Location TBA.
Theme: “Dramatic Light.” Painting has a long tradition of playing with light, as both a subject and a tool, to create certain effects and elicit emotion.
Figurative Art, an exhibition of work created from life drawing sessions. Dates / Sessions TBA
East Stroudsburg 150th Anniversary Photography Show in partnership with the Pocono Photo Club at the Pocono Cinema Gallery, East Stroudsburg, PA.
Annual Photography Show at the Community Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA.
Design Challenge: “Pocono Postcards.” Depict favorite scenery in and around the Pocono Mountains.
Holiday Store / Pop-Up Shop, Location TBA
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Finally, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Michaela Sorton, East Stroudsburg University student intern, who will be working and learning with us through December.
Help us sustain the important work of building community through arts and culture programing.
The annual end of year appeal has launched. Please consider an additional gift to support arts and culture in our region. Make the most of your membership; get involved in an exhibition, serve on a committee, volunteers are always welcome!