Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803 T: (914) 738-2525 E: [email protected] www.PelhamArtCenter.org
Active since 1969, Pelham Art Center now serves more than 16,000 people every year.
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Art classes and workshops for ages 2 1/2 through adults; all skill levels are welcome. Mediums includes painting, drawing, collage, pottery, ceramics, mosaics, still life, portraits, figure, botanical illustration, adult + tot, printmaking, jewelry design, cartooning, and more! Gallery exhibition space, free and open to the public, with at least 6 exhibits per year. Much of the art work is for sale. Exhibits include a bi-annual faculty and student show, a December Home Sweet Home Craft show, a bi-annual award and exhibition in memory of, one of the founders, Alexander Rutsch. This season is made possible, in part, by the Arts Westchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurse's Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Prospect Hill Lunch Time Enrichment; Amani Charter School; Robin's Art+Giving; Target; Verrill Foundation; Westhab; Yellowbook; Junior League of Pelham; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Mission: Pelham Art Center provides the public with the place, the resources and the opportunity to see, study and experience the arts in a community setting.

1:00PM TODAY - Visit the studio of visual storyteller Kate Fauvell- Artist. She joins us to discuss her career, her proc...
05/08/2020
Virtual Studio Visit: Kate Fauvell – Pelham Art Center

1:00PM TODAY - Visit the studio of visual storyteller Kate Fauvell- Artist. She joins us to discuss her career, her process and fascinating works.

Sign up here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/event/virtual-studio-visit-kate-fauvell/ $10 supports the artist + Pelham Art Center.

Kate was born, raised and currently lived and works in New York City. She has a BFA from Binghamton and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is a visual storyteller. Her work combines photography, collage and painting to create images that archive time, create nostalgia and explore...

05/07/2020

Our free art history lecture on Chinese Landscape painting starts at 11:30! Join us.

Come discover the artistic approach and current projects of abstract artist Paul Michael Graves in a virtual studio visi...
05/05/2020
Virtual Studio Visit: Paul Michael Graves – Pelham Art Center

Come discover the artistic approach and current projects of abstract artist Paul Michael Graves in a virtual studio visit this Thursday at 5pm!

Sign up here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/event/virtual-studio-visit-paul-michael-graves/

About Paul:
Paul’s art is a meditation on our ability to understand complex systems through the imaginative eye. We understand and “see” the multidimensional by abstracting down into three- and two-dimensional representation. Physicists and mathematicians use the same faculties of abstract visualization as artists and designers.

His paintings quote graffiti and pop art of the 1980s while commenting on technology’s ever-increasing influence on contemporary culture. Paul’s technobabble resembles circuitry, urban systems, maps, formulas, and microbiology; inviting the viewer into an endless world of algorithm.

Paul’s art is a meditation on our ability to understand complex systems through the imaginative eye. We understand and “see” the multidimensional by abstracting down into three- and two-dimensional representation. Physicists and mathematicians use the same faculties of abstract visualization a...

05/05/2020

Fun with greenscreens today in our Stop Motion Animation demo!

Art is our special way of celebrating nature.That’s exactly what we’ll be doing in our youth art classes this week. Swip...
05/04/2020

Art is our special way of celebrating nature.

That’s exactly what we’ll be doing in our youth art classes this week. Swipe to learn more about the virtual projects you can enjoy with our instructors on Zoom later this week:

🕊Wednesday 2:30pm - Painting with Spices! Virtual Workshop - we will paint birds and landscapes together (Suggested age 6+)

🌿Wednesday 4pm - Seeing Nature Through Charles Burchfield: Virtual Workshop create your own tribute to nature! (8-12yr)

🍏 Friday 10:30am Fruit Still Life Collage with Donna Ross is all about color and texture (8+yr)

Even our Tuesday tech class is green! Stop Motion Animation Demo: Greenscreening! is tomorrow at 1pm

Every artist has a unique perspective and process to share. Join us for studio visits this week! $10 to join directly su...
05/04/2020
Pelham Art Center this week: Tour studios of Etty Yaniv, Paul Michael Graves, Kate Fauvell

Every artist has a unique perspective and process to share. Join us for studio visits this week! $10 to join directly supports the artist and Pelham Art Center.

Sign up for virtual events here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/events/upcoming-events/

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham Art Center. THURSDAY, MAY 5th. 5:00-6:00pm Etty Yaniv Artist, Writer & Curator “In my installation works I draw on patterns from nature and images from daily life, altogether forming hybrid landscapes which blur the line between the re...

Want to learn how to compose a balanced still life? Join our next drawing demo with Edgar Jerins tomorrow at 1:00pm. Per...
04/29/2020

Want to learn how to compose a balanced still life? Join our next drawing demo with Edgar Jerins tomorrow at 1:00pm.

Perfect for artists of all levels - just set up objects of your choice with a single light source, grab your drawing materials, and enjoy!

Sign up here: https://pelhamartcenter.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=2734&

04/29/2020

Fun times at our Stop Motion class yesterday! Art-tech demos on Tuesdays are a great way to get creative and learn something new! Looking forward to next week's session Stop Motion Animation Demo: Greenscreening! where we will experiment with greenscreen features!

Who is joining our other youth workshops this week?
Today @ 2:30pm - Virtual Workshop: Draw Animal Friends!
Friday @ 10:30am - Virtual Mixed Media Workshop with Donna Ross

Stay tuned for more fun programs for kids and adults every week!

04/26/2020

Look what we made at our stop motion animation demo last week!

Instructor Frank Fanelli Jr. is back again on Tuesday (1-2 PM) to teach you how to create awesome stop motion animations at home using your own iPad. This week, he will focus on boosting your animation skills with timing and how to add sounds using household items and your own vocals. Follow along with your iPad, or simply observe, take notes and learn new skills!

Suggested Age: 10+

Sign up here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/event/virtual-workshop-stop-motion-animation-2/

We had fun at our virtual workshops today! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Our virtual events continue tomor...
04/22/2020

We had fun at our virtual workshops today! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Our virtual events continue tomorrow with:
Free Art History Discussion: Chinese Landscape Painting
Virtual Drawing Workshop: Value & Shading
& Virtual Studio Visit: Jackie Meier

Join us!

04/22/2020
Upcoming Events – Pelham Art Center

Today! Sign up for our virtual workshops for some creative mid-week fun!

Draw Your Favorite Toy! Virtual Workshop at 2:30 with Dhanni Shenoy, great for ages 6-10

Sonia Delaunay Creations! Virtual Workshop at 4:00 with Jackie Meier, suggested ages 7-12

Sign up for our events here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/events/upcoming-events/

Bring your favorite toy and your imagination to a live drawing demo with teaching artist Dhanni Shenoy. See plush friends and action figures come alive with creativity! Suggested Ages: 6-10 Suggested Materials: Pencil, pens, markers, color or watercolors.

04/20/2020

Ever stepped inside an artist's studio? Our live artist visits are an inspiring and insightful way to support the arts right now.

This week, join us for
Virtual Studio Visit: Edgar Jerins
Virtual Studio Visit: Jackie Meier
and Virtual Visit to Highbrook Studios

Register for Edgar Jerins here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/event/virtual-studio-visit-edgar-jerins/

04/17/2020

Our Friday evening Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham Art Center starts at 5pm! Unwind from the week and find a little creativity.

The next Connect & Create is this Sunday, 3-5pm.

Today: Explore the studio of contemporary sculptor Bob Clyatt Sculpture. Sign up by noon for this virtual visit and arti...
04/17/2020

Today: Explore the studio of contemporary sculptor Bob Clyatt Sculpture. Sign up by noon for this virtual visit and artist discussion with Pelham Art Center, 1pm-2pm EST

Link to register: https://pelhamartcenter.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=2444&

Inspired to create in your home? Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham Art Center continues tonight at 5PM. All are welcome!

A beautiful portrait starts with the right proportions. Registration for our virtual Proportions of the Human Face drawi...
04/16/2020

A beautiful portrait starts with the right proportions. Registration for our virtual Proportions of the Human Face drawing workshop is open until noon. Join acclaimed artist and fine art professor Edgar Jerins on Zoom at 1pm EST.

Stay tuned for more workshops with Edgar + PAC instructors!

Link to sign up: https://pelhamartcenter.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=2449&

All levels welcome! All you need is pencil and paper--or grab your charcoal of choice!

Tomorrow! Virtual events continue with Virtual Workshop with Edgar Jerins: Proportions of the Face and Virtual Studio Vi...
04/15/2020

Tomorrow! Virtual events continue with Virtual Workshop with Edgar Jerins: Proportions of the Face and Virtual Studio Visit: Katharine Dufault.

✍️Edgar's drawing demo is the first of several upcoming workshops where you can get explore and refine your drawing skills. Grab a pencil and paper & come learn from a portraiture master tomorrow 1-2:30pm EST

👀 Peek into the artist's process. Katharine Dufault will share her career as an artist, consultant and curator from her studio tomorrow 4-5pm EST

Zoom registration closes 1 hour prior to events.

April is #YouthArtMonth . More than ever, we recognize how valuable art education is for young minds. Today would have k...
04/14/2020
Donetta's Shelter In Kids Fun

April is #YouthArtMonth . More than ever, we recognize how valuable art education is for young minds.

Today would have kicked off Pelham Art Center's spring camp, where we would have fun creating, moving and singing with camp leader extraordinaire Donetta Riley!

Donetta's YouTube channel has sing-alongs to enjoy from home. Try some silliness and creativity today.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSyrguw5zbeqEd7ytwUcyZg/videos

Silly videos for a challenging time

A beautiful reflection on creativity during this homebound time. You might want to try the simple creative exercise this...
04/14/2020
Creative Activity and COVID-19 Captivity

A beautiful reflection on creativity during this homebound time. You might want to try the simple creative exercise this morning. What's your living message?

Part 2: Using homebound time to consider your living message.

Tomorrow: Tour the Mount Vernon studio of artist + photographer Barry MasonDon’t miss this opportunity to discuss Barry’...
04/13/2020

Tomorrow: Tour the Mount Vernon studio of artist + photographer Barry Mason

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss Barry’s career, creative process, and current projects. Thank you for supporting artists and Pelham Art Center when you sign up for Virtual Studio Visit: Barry L Mason

"We weave art into our everyday lives and use it as a way to connect, regroup, heal, process and survive."
04/07/2020
The importance of art now and beyond Covid-19

"We weave art into our everyday lives and use it as a way to connect, regroup, heal, process and survive."

The always deeply flawed and unequal conditions of labour for the artistic community have been revealed and made much worse by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

04/06/2020

To our community of creators and supporters,

We wholeheartedly hope for your wellbeing as we all continue to physically distance. During this time apart, we are opened to new possibilities for seeing, studying and experiencing art with one another. This month Pelham Art Center is pleased to offer virtual studio visits that you can join via Zoom!

Starting this week, three artists will give an intimate look at their artistic careers and insight into their creative processes. Each virtual #studiovisit is $10 to join. Your donation directly supports the artists and the Pelham Art Center.

Register for this week's virtual visits, and look for additional online events coming soon.

Virtual Studio Visit: Michael Mut
Virtual Studio Visit: Christina Massey
Virtual Studio Visit: Anki King

2 hours well-spent making art and enjoying creative company. Join our Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham ...
04/04/2020

2 hours well-spent making art and enjoying creative company. Join our Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham Art Center this month. Next one is tomorrow from 3-5pm, Zoom Meeting ID 607-152-500

See you there!

Thanks Kravitz Realtors !Learn about membership at Pelham Art Center here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/membership/
04/03/2020

Thanks Kravitz Realtors !

Learn about membership at Pelham Art Center here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/membership/

#4 of FIVE WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19: Purchase gift cards & memberships! Think of how happy you will be when you have a great excuse to get pampered and in shape in the coming months. Or purchase a personal/gift membership to a favorite arts institution to ensure they can produce high quality remote programming, while planning ahead for the future. Our agents' recs today: The Picture House, Pelham Art Center, #amynails & Bodyware Fitness Systems. #downtownpelham #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusiness More: http://goem.me/8xE

04/02/2020
Therapy4Growth

We have the tools to reduce anxiety at this time. A creative practice is a healthy way to process thoughts and express yourself.

You are invited to get creative along with others in Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham Art Center Starting tomorrow, 5-7PM. Zoom Meeting ID 900-384-171

Join us for our Sunday Connect & Create, 3-5pm, Zoom ID: 607-152-500

All artists welcome!

Hello, I hope you are all well. I have been working on short videos to address concerns individuals have emailed me and called me about. I will be sharing them on my FB page. Today I will post one video and starting Tuesday at 7:00 pm I will post new videos.

If you have topics/concerns that you would like me to address please email me, [email protected], and I will create a short video and share it on the page (please note your name will remain confidential). Remember these videos can help many people in need.

There is nothing like the comfort and joy that artmaking provides. 600+ households received free educational art kits th...
04/01/2020

There is nothing like the comfort and joy that artmaking provides. 600+ households received free educational art kits this week..thank you for continuing to create with us 🌈

Thank you Mariana Jusufaj of Mujeres en New Rochelle for helping bring art supplies to our community. Look at all these beautiful paintings!

And that’s a wrap! Another 300+ art education kits delivered to our community ❤️ thank you WestCOP Daniel E Bonnet, & Ju...
03/31/2020

And that’s a wrap! Another 300+ art education kits delivered to our community ❤️ thank you WestCOP Daniel E Bonnet, & Junior League of Pelham for helping us provide creativity during social isolation. Thank you DeCicco & Sons Pelham and all our local business partners.

Whether you have one of our art kits, or just a paper and pencil, we invite you to join our Zoom community art hours. Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham Art Center starts this Friday, 5-7pm!

03/28/2020
Katy Garry Fine Art

Katy Garry Fine Art

Studio painting in motion. Missing my art community at the Pelham Art Center ❤️ but excited to create and be colorful! 🌈

Pelham Art Center's cover photo
03/27/2020

Pelham Art Center's cover photo

Today we delivered 300 art supply kits to local businesses. While people #stayhome in the coming weeks, Pelham Art Cente...
03/27/2020
Pelham Art Center Announces Initiatives to Bring Art to Community – Pelham Art Center

Today we delivered 300 art supply kits to local businesses. While people #stayhome in the coming weeks, Pelham Art Center wants our community to know that we can still connect & create together.

These kits include everything you need to keep creating from home. It is our hope that everyone finds a creative outlet ❤️

A free art kit is available when you shop in store or pick-up from one of the following businesses starting this weekend and continuing while supplies last:

Blue Dog Wine & Spirits
Cantina Lobos
DeCicco & Sons Pelham
Flowerbake by Angela
GoGreek
J Cafe
Pelham Cafe
Pelham Pizzeria & Ristorante
Pelville Coffee & Pastry
Prime 16 - Pelham
Pelham Village Wine

More Good News 🌈
As part of our community art initiative, we will host several online Community Art Hours this April. Connect & Create with Pelham Art Center will be a free, all-age virtual creative space where participants will create, share and discuss art. Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin Voznesenskaya will host Connect & Create on Zoom the following dates:

Fridays, 5:00-7:00PM:
April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th
Fridays link: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJQtdOGsrzwre_943X0yPAO9SbNCwMLQFg

Sundays, 3:00-5:00PM:
April 5th, April 12th, April 19th. .
Sunday’s link: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Qqduyqqzsqo5RP2lRu3h8ZNfh6qGiK0w

#SupportLocalBusiness #ArtGivesBack #KeepCreating
https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/news/pelham-art-center-announces-initiatives-to-bring-art-to-community/

Pelham Art Center has just announced a community initiative to distribute free educational art materials while people remain in their homes in the coming weeks. In partnership with eleven local businesses offering their services in store, or with curbside delivery and takeout, the Art Center is prov...

We’re working on something special for our community. Stay tuned to learn more!#artgivesback
03/27/2020

We’re working on something special for our community. Stay tuned to learn more!

#artgivesback

A beautiful pastel by one of our students. Thanks for sharing with us!Do you have a creative practice at home right now?...
03/25/2020

A beautiful pastel by one of our students. Thanks for sharing with us!

Do you have a creative practice at home right now? We especially recommend trying still-life drawing or painting. Still-life is an exercise in observation and focus, making it a great way to center yourself. Concentrating on an object, there can be a deep sense of appreciation and greater a connection to your senses. #creativemindfulness

Let’s find comfort and inspiration in the simple things around us right now.

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03/24/2020

Pelham Art Center's cover photo

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155 Fifth Ave
Pelham, NY
10803

BY TRAIN: Metro North New Haven Line to Pelham Station. BY BUS: BeeLine #7 to Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Walk one block south on Fifth Avenue. BeeLine #53 to Fifth Avenue and Third Street.

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(914) 738-2525

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Raising a glass to celebrate 50 years of the Pelham Art Center! Times like these remind us of the transcendent and healing power of the arts. So proud to be a part of such an amazing and vital organization providing access and community in so many ways!
Best wishes & Happy 50th to the Pelham Art Center. Some of the best years & greatest friends I've had in Pelham.
Here’s to PAC at 50 years! Congratulations and together we will get through these challenging times! Please donate!
All the best from Alison Paul! To many more wonderful years!
Congratulations to a wonderful institution making a difference in the community. I loved my time as executive director and wish all involved all the best!
creativity makes the world wonderful! congrats on 50 years! to the next 50 ! xoxoxo😀😀😀😀
OPEN CALL—DEADLINE JUNE 16: WHERE DOES YOUR ART TAKE YOU? Art transports us to places real and imagined. We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Journeys To Places Real and Imagined explores the places that inspire us. Sometimes it’s a place we’ve experienced, sometimes a place we’ve only dreamed. Where has your art taken you? Hastings-on-Hudson Arts Commission is calling artists to submit art works for a special exhibition, presented in association with Hastings Historical Society, commemorating actress Billie Burke (1884–1970), a stage and screen star and renowned comedienne adored for her role as Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. This movie classic, which premiered 80 years ago, transports us on a heroic magical journey. In tribute, we're asking artists, where does your art transport you? This exhibition marks the third in a series commemorating, through art and education, luminaries from the arts and sciences who lived or worked in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The Burke Estate was the residence of Billie Burke and Florenz Ziegfeld, the Broadway impresario, on and off for 30 years. The site is now part of Hastings High School’s athletic fields on Farragut Avenue. ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 years and older may submit up to three two- or three-dimensional finished artworks (or multiple images of the same work) in any media that responds to the theme, with a short description of why your place is important to you (50 words or less). Work may not exceed 80 inches in any direction. Artwork must be ready to hang. No proposals, please. Artists are responsible for delivery/pick-up of artwork. FEE: $25 entry fee. JUROR: Juror is Daniel Belasco, Executive Director, Al Held Foundation, and former curator of exhibitions and programs at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, and The Jewish Museum in New York. DEADLINE: Midnight June 16. Submit here: https://hastingsonhudson.seamlessdocs.com/f/billieburke
we will be at the Sarah McKenzie opening on Friday May 3. Looking forward to it
Got bored kids with no plans during Spring break? Send them over to me and I'll teach them to make movies. Looking forward to teaching their "Make a Trailer" and "Make a Horror Movie" camps the week of April 15-19... Here's the link: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/…/class/make-a-horror-movie/ Here's last class' offering - and yes - it does involve killer puppets. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yy87uv7nfoexpg/%20%20HARRIET.mp4
HUDSON RIVER VIEWS IN HASTINGS: Abstract and representational art from 29 artists, plus an homage to Hudson River School painter (and Hastings own) Jasper Cropsey. Sept. 1-Nov. 3, Mon.-Fri., 9-4:30 pm. Presented by Hastings-on-Hudson Arts Commission and Newington Cropsey Foundation.
July 29! Okai
CALL TO ARTISTS: THE RIVER FLOWS BOTH WAYS The Hastings Village Arts Commission in association with The Newington Cropsey Foundation presents "The River Flows Both Ways," a juried exhibition of traditional and contemporary interpretations of the Hudson River, inspired by famed Hudson River School painter Jasper Francis Cropsey, who lived and worked in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Flowing from the Adirondacks to the Atlantic, the Hudson River has been a muse for artists and explorers, inspiring the Hudson River School of landscape painting and sustaining a way of life for Native Americans, sailors, and industrialists for centuries. The river’s natural beauty is a source of fascination, as it flows both north and south with the tides. Thus, the title of our show is taken from the Native American name for The Hudson, Mahicantuck, “the river that flows two ways.” We invite all artists to show us one of two views of the river (or both), representational or interpretive. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: June 22, 2018 NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: June 30 DROP OFF: August 29, from 10 am – 1 pm EXHIBITION: September 1 to November 3, Hastings Village Hall Gallery, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY OPENING RECEPTION: September 6, 6 – 8 PM PICK UP: November 4, 11 am - 1 pm, Hastings Village Hall Gallery Artists 18 years and older are eligible to submit a maximum of five entries of two-dimensional work in any media that responds to the Hudson River. Work may not exceed 80 inches in any direction, including the frame. Framed work must be wired and ready to hang. Unframed work should include instructions for installation. Our juror is Daniel Belasco, Executive Director of the Al Held Foundation, and former curator of exhibitions and programs at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, and before that, the Henry L. Leir associate curator at The Jewish Museum. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from New York University and a B.A. from Amherst College. Submit images to [email protected] with subject line “River Flows Both Ways.” Include a list of titles, (framed) dimensions, medium, and your name, address, email address, and phone number. Include a bio/CV. Entry fee of $25 is payable to Village of Hastings-On-Hudson by check, mail to Linda Loeb, Deputy Village Clerk, Hastings Village Hall, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, 10706. Your application is considered complete once the fee is received. Contact: Lisa Oswald, [email protected]