Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803
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www.PelhamArtCenter.org Active since 1969, Pelham Art Center now serves more than 16,000 people every year.
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Fall classes are filling up! Don't forget to register for your spot in our adult and youth classes beginning September 2...
09/03/2021
Pelham Art Center

Fall classes are filling up! Don't forget to register for your spot in our adult and youth classes beginning September 20th.

Spots available in:
Adult: Abstract Painting,How to Draw a Still Life, In-depth Painting, and more!

Youth: Intro to Printmaking, Painting with Watercolors, Clay Modeling & Animation, Digital Art, and more!

Just Announced! Pelham Art Center events for New Rochelle ArtsFest October 15: ArtsFest: Singer-Songwriter Acoustic Show...
09/03/2021

Just Announced! Pelham Art Center events for New Rochelle ArtsFest

October 15: ArtsFest: Singer-Songwriter Acoustic Showcase
October 16: ArtsFest: Public Sculpture Dance Performance
On View: Meditations Curated by Susan Nathenson

New Rochelle Council on the Arts

Just Announced! Pelham Art Center events for New Rochelle ArtsFest

October 15: ArtsFest: Singer-Songwriter Acoustic Showcase
October 16: ArtsFest: Public Sculpture Dance Performance
On View: Meditations Curated by Susan Nathenson

New Rochelle Council on the Arts

Gesture by Manju Shandler is featured in this month's ArtsWestchester ArtsNews.  Read the story behind the 3,000 paintin...
08/31/2021
A “Gesture” Of Remembrance | ArtsWestchester

Gesture by Manju Shandler is featured in this month's ArtsWestchester ArtsNews. Read the story behind the 3,000 paintings now on view at Pelham Art Center for the 20th anniversary of 9/11

https://artswestchester.org/art-matters/a-gesture-of-remembrance/

A “Gesture” Of Remembrance Posted on August 25, 2021 by Mary Alice Franklin A visitor observing Manju Shandler’s GESTURE installation On September 11, 2001, artist Manju Shandler was walking her dog in Manhattan when she heard the news. “A woman ran into the street and began stopping cars to...

Manju Shandler visited the gallery this weekend to see Gesture displayed in its entirety. As we approach 20 years since ...
08/30/2021

Manju Shandler visited the gallery this weekend to see Gesture displayed in its entirety. As we approach 20 years since 9/11, Manju’s installation provides a setting to reflect and remember. The gallery will be open on September 11, 2021 for anyone who wishes to commemorate the anniversary with silent meditation amidst this truly extraordinary exhibition.

"Gesture" install is nearly complete. We honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at this poignant installation of 3,000 paint...
08/24/2021

"Gesture" install is nearly complete. We honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at this poignant installation of 3,000 paintings by Manju Shandler. On view starting August 28 - September 18.

Experience the Exhibition:
• Stop into the gallery this Saturday at Community Art Day: Art, Music & Dance!

• Attend our Public Meditation: September 11th 20th Anniversary

"Gesture" install is nearly complete. We honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at this poignant installation of 3,000 paintings by Manju Shandler. On view starting August 28 - September 18.

Experience the Exhibition:
• Stop into the gallery this Saturday at Community Art Day: Art, Music & Dance!

• Attend our Public Meditation: September 11th 20th Anniversary

"Gesture" by Manju Shandler on view at Pelham Art Center Saturday, August 28 through Saturday, September 18th.Reflecting...
08/21/2021

"Gesture" by Manju Shandler on view at Pelham Art Center Saturday, August 28 through Saturday, September 18th.

Reflecting the size of the tragedy with one painting for each person lost on September 11th 2001, Gesture is a meditation on the many facets of life, death, the past, and the future that have been inextricably altered by that single day.

850 GESTURE paintings were previously displayed in 2017 at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum for the 15th anniversary. In 2007 all 2,973 Gesture paintings were exhibited at Honfleur Gallery in Washington DC.

The Pelham Art Center gallery is free and open to the public. Our Public Meditation: September 11th 20th Anniversary is open to all who wish to remember, reflect, and invoke peace through meditation.

Nurture your child's creativity! Pelham Art Center classes offer professional instruction in a supportive environment. Y...
08/20/2021
Pelham Art Center

Nurture your child's creativity! Pelham Art Center classes offer professional instruction in a supportive environment. Young artists will cultivate their talents while having plenty of fun in the process!

Develop skills in traditional media in one of our fall classes for youth:

Ceramics & Wheel Throwing for Ages 9-13: Tuesdays 5-6:30pm

Painting & Collage for ages 9-13: Wednesdays 5-6:30pm

Intro to Printmaking for ages 9-12: Thursdays 4:30-6pm

Painting with Watercolors for ages 8-11: Saturdays 11:45am-1pm

Browse all youth classes: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/education/fall/youth-classes/

STUDIO CAFÉ | OCTOBER 23rd at Pelham Art CenterPresale Tickets On Sale NOW at studiocafe.givesmart.comDon't Miss the Art...
08/19/2021
Studio Café 2021 – Pelham Art Center

STUDIO CAFÉ | OCTOBER 23rd at Pelham Art Center

Presale Tickets On Sale NOW at studiocafe.givesmart.com

Don't Miss the Art Party of the Fall in our tented outdoor courtyard. An evening of fantastic art, music, drinks and delicacies. Come inside to your comfort level to browse the Meditations exhibition and auction items on display.

FEATURING:
🎧 DJ COMMISH #COMMISHexperience
🥂 VIP hour 6-7pm with signature cocktail & special gift
🍤 Edible art by Depot Dave
👀 Online auction with highlights by Shepard Fairey, Ann Lewis, Barry Mason, and more art + experiences!

Studio Café 2021 co-chairs: Michelle Acosta & Julie Cepler

Join the immersive art experience here: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/event/studio-cafe-2021/

SPONSORED BY Compass | SPONSOR NOW & SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Pelham Art Center invites art lovers and community members to support Studio Café–a one-of-a-kind immersive art experience on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Studio Café features music with DJ Commish, edible art by Depot Dave, Meditations exhibition viewing, and online auction highlights including ...

Art classes for ages 5-8! Experiment, expand, and create this fall at Pelham Art Center. Visit pelhamartcenter.org/educa...
08/17/2021
Pelham Art Center

Art classes for ages 5-8! Experiment, expand, and create this fall at Pelham Art Center. Visit pelhamartcenter.org/education to browse all offerings

COMING TO THE GALLERY:  In observance of the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Pelham Art Center presents the installa...
08/10/2021
GESTURE by Manju Shandler – September 11th 20th Anniversary – Pelham Art Center

COMING TO THE GALLERY: In observance of the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Pelham Art Center presents the installation "Gesture" by Manju Shandler from August 28 through September 18, 2021.

Manju Shandler’s nearly 3000-piece painting installation is a memorial to those lost on September 11th, 2001. Reflecting the size of this tragedy with one painting for each person lost, it is a personal study of the tremendous ramifications of this day in our collective history. Gesture is a meditation on the many facets of life, death, the past, and the future that have been inextricably altered by that single day. Completed over a three-year period, the style and content of each piece spans the range of human emotion from horrific to uplifting, from dark to light.

Read More: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/exhibition/gesture/

Join us for Public Meditation: September 11th 20th Anniversary

Manju Shandler’s nearly 3000-piece painting installation, GESTURE, is a memorial to those lost on September 11th, 2001. Reflecting the size of this tragedy with one painting for each person lost, it is a personal study of the tremendous ramifications of this day in our collective history. Gesture ...

Spots Available in Next Week's Art Camps!Acrylic Painting with Donna RossDoes your child love to paint? This class will ...
08/10/2021
Acrylic Painting – Pelham Art Center

Spots Available in Next Week's Art Camps!

Acrylic Painting with Donna Ross

Does your child love to paint? This class will delve into many different ways of using acrylic paint! We will explore basic color theory through observational still life exercises and abstract mark-making, starting small and working up to a larger painting format. Wear your painting clothes, this is about to get messy!

1:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday August 16-20th
For Ages 8-11

Sign Up Online: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/education/class/acrylic-painting-s-2/

Does your child love to paint? This class will delve into many different ways of using acrylic paint, from thin washes and transparent glazes to thick impasto incorporating a variety of added textures. We will explore basic color theory through observational still life exercises and abstract mark-ma...

🍂 Fall Classes are Here! 🎨Browse the complete list of fall classes and workshops for adults, teen and youth at Pelham Ar...
08/09/2021
Fall 2021 Classes & Workshops at Pelham Art Center – Pelham Art Center

🍂 Fall Classes are Here! 🎨

Browse the complete list of fall classes and workshops for adults, teen and youth at Pelham Art Center.

Pelham Art Center classes are immersive creative experiences led by professional teaching artists. Each class introduces an artistic medium in depth through guided projects suited to artists of all skill levels.

https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/news/fall-2021-classes/

Adult and high-school classes at Pelham Art Center are open to students of all skill levels. Each class is guided by a professional teaching artist with expertise in their medium. Pelham Art Center instructors guide students through a series of projects and demonstrations designed to help them grasp...

Spots Available in Next Week's Art Camps!Mexican Folk Art! with Zafiro Acevedo Campers will learn about Mexican folk art...
08/09/2021
Mexican Folk Art – Pelham Art Center

Spots Available in Next Week's Art Camps!

Mexican Folk Art! with Zafiro Acevedo

Campers will learn about Mexican folk art and Mexican history through fun projects including Day of the Dead altars, papel picado (pecked paper), huichol ceremonial animal masks, paper flowers and more!

For Ages 7-9
1:00-3:00pm Monday-Friday Aug 16-20th

Sign Up Online! https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/education/class/mexican-folk-art/

This will be a culture-filled class spent learning about Mexican folk art and Mexican history. We will listen to stories while working on our creations, using Mexican culture as inspiration. Projects will include Day of the Dead altars, papel picado (pecked paper), huichol ceremonial animal masks, p...

“I’m hoping that as people go by, they stop and say ‘what’s that?’ and that it adds to the color of their day.”Check out...
08/05/2021
Welcoming New Public Art in Pelham | ArtsWestchester

“I’m hoping that as people go by, they stop and say ‘what’s that?’ and that it adds to the color of their day.”

Check out Musa Hixson's Conversation Sculpture in the latest issue of ArtsWestchester ArtsNews!

https://artswestchester.org/art-matters/welcoming-new-public-art-in-pelham/

“The Conversation Sculpture” by Musa Hixson, a steel structure that resembles a nearly blooming flower, was recently installed in Wolfs Lane Park in Pelham as part of Pelham Art Center’s public art program.

Give a warm welcome to Pelham Art Center's four new board members! Michelle Acosta, Allison Douglass, Jennifer Rohr, and...
08/03/2021

Give a warm welcome to Pelham Art Center's four new board members!

Michelle Acosta, Allison Douglass, Jennifer Rohr, and Paula Wood join the board this year. All four women share a passion for the arts and community engagement in Pelham and beyond.

Michelle Acosta currently serves as a Principal Investigator with the City University of New York, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in New York City, among other affiliations including the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research and the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. Throughout her career, Dr. Acosta’s research activities have focused on developing and evaluating substance abuse interventions for vulnerable populations. Dr. Acosta enjoys the outdoors, a good art show, and spending time with her husband, two children, and their dog.

Allison Douglass has been a resident of Pelham for 18 years. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, she is a former publishing executive, turned freelance marketer, turned antiques and arts appraiser. Past involvement in the Pelham community includes serving on the Board of the Friends of the Pelham Public Library and the Executive Board of the Junior League of Pelham. In addition, she is a former community volunteer on the Siwanoy School Site Based Council and the Pelham BOE Athletic Facilities committee. She and her husband William are on their third home in Pelham and have 3 children: Kate (19), Abby (17) and Will (12).

Jennifer Rohr is a non-profit and tax lawyer whose professional work has focused on low-income housing tax credits, education, health care, and transactional issues. She is an avid volunteer – preparing tax returns for low-income and elderly clients; working to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in Pelham; serving as an officer in the PTA; and providing oversight of scientific research as a non-scientist community member. Jen spends much of her free time visiting museums and galleries.

Paula Wood is a graduate of Bates College and Maine College of Art. Born in Brooklyn and a lifelong resident of NYC and Westchester, she has maintained an art practice over many years in painting, collage and installation. In addition to her studio practice, she has also worked as a graphic and web designer, a set designer, and an art instructor. She contributes to our local community by serving on the boards of the Pelham Music Festival and Progressive Women of Pelham, as well as a recent term on the Advisory Board of Concordia Conservatory. Passionate about art and social change, Paula is excited to join the Pelham Art Center.

Read the full announcement with a statement from outgoing Board Chair and President Lisa Koonce and Paula McKeever: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/news/new-board-members-2021/

Give a warm welcome to Pelham Art Center's four new board members!

Michelle Acosta, Allison Douglass, Jennifer Rohr, and Paula Wood join the board this year. All four women share a passion for the arts and community engagement in Pelham and beyond.

Michelle Acosta currently serves as a Principal Investigator with the City University of New York, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in New York City, among other affiliations including the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research and the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. Throughout her career, Dr. Acosta’s research activities have focused on developing and evaluating substance abuse interventions for vulnerable populations. Dr. Acosta enjoys the outdoors, a good art show, and spending time with her husband, two children, and their dog.

Allison Douglass has been a resident of Pelham for 18 years. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, she is a former publishing executive, turned freelance marketer, turned antiques and arts appraiser. Past involvement in the Pelham community includes serving on the Board of the Friends of the Pelham Public Library and the Executive Board of the Junior League of Pelham. In addition, she is a former community volunteer on the Siwanoy School Site Based Council and the Pelham BOE Athletic Facilities committee. She and her husband William are on their third home in Pelham and have 3 children: Kate (19), Abby (17) and Will (12).

Jennifer Rohr is a non-profit and tax lawyer whose professional work has focused on low-income housing tax credits, education, health care, and transactional issues. She is an avid volunteer – preparing tax returns for low-income and elderly clients; working to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in Pelham; serving as an officer in the PTA; and providing oversight of scientific research as a non-scientist community member. Jen spends much of her free time visiting museums and galleries.

Paula Wood is a graduate of Bates College and Maine College of Art. Born in Brooklyn and a lifelong resident of NYC and Westchester, she has maintained an art practice over many years in painting, collage and installation. In addition to her studio practice, she has also worked as a graphic and web designer, a set designer, and an art instructor. She contributes to our local community by serving on the boards of the Pelham Music Festival and Progressive Women of Pelham, as well as a recent term on the Advisory Board of Concordia Conservatory. Passionate about art and social change, Paula is excited to join the Pelham Art Center.

Read the full announcement with a statement from outgoing Board Chair and President Lisa Koonce and Paula McKeever: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/news/new-board-members-2021/

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These are gorgeous and crazy cool violins that are up for auction- Original pieces by famed pop artist Charles Fazzino -- exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and collected by Presidents, athletes and celebrities. https://www.offthewallgallery.com/artist/charles-fazzino/. His serigraphs sell for $1,000+ but his original paintings sell for $10k+. If you are a lover of music and/or art and/or NYC, take a look! Proceeds benefit the children of Songcatchers https://www.songcatchers.org/. Click here to bid: https://e.givesmart.com/events/lN9/i/_All/#itemeff0
I am the very lucky recipient of the ultimate Pelham bundle and I just had Cristina Chianese deliver the beautiful basket and box of treats! My family and I cannot wait to sink our teeth into them - but they look so gorgeous! Thank you again for the treats, donations and kind gesture. We are so blessed to live in Pelham and have wonderful businesses and institutes such as yours. #shoppelham
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!
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