Exhibiting Artists Announced for 2013 Seventh Annual Art in the Wilds
April 15, 2013 - Plans are underway for the Seventh annual Art in the Wilds scheduled for June 22-23 in scenic Evergreen Park in Kane, Pennsylvania. The Art in the Wilds show is one of the only juried art shows in McKean County. To be accepted as a vendor into the show, artists must submit works for scoring to a jury of art experts. Juried art shows therefore offer a very high quality of original art, among a diverse variety of media. Art in the Wilds offers art for sale ranging from acrylics and oils, to watercolors, drawing/pastels, metal, glass, clay/porcelain, photography, fabric/fiber, wood, leather and jewelry.
The planning committee is pleased to welcome the following artists to the 2013 Fine Arts Show:
Cheri Lee Anderton-Yarnell, clay/porcelain
Anthony Arkus, hand forged ironwork
Lisa Arkus, painting acrylic
Pamela Bartl, fiber
Chandler Beatty, painting acrylic/watercolor
Rob Black, wood
Roy Bohn, wood
Zachary Bloom, jewelry
Diane Castle-Babcock, printmaking
Al Dornisch, painting acrylic
Denise Drummond, drawing/watercolor
Bonnie Eastwood, mixed media
Mark English, metal sculpture
Eric Erstling, wood inlay
Edith Fisher, jewelry
Dewey Fladd, photography
Michelle Hoff, stained glass, mosaic
Rocky Holland, photography
Dawn Johnson, jewelry
John Kamerer, photography
Kim Keller, copper
Gregg Kristophel, wood carving
Andrea and Joe Lanich, letterpress
Donna Little, jewelry
Tom Martin, photography
Dave Mosbacher, clay/porcelain
Denise Mosco, jewelry
Deborah Moyer, jewelry
Brenda Nicklas, glass
Jack Northrop, wood turning
Jack Paluh,painting oil
Rachelle Scherer, clay
Kathleen Seamans, baskets
Dianna Soisson, color pencil
Rob Szakelyhidi, clay
Lanny Tewell, leather
Joe Wasko & Tony Naples, concrete
Curt Weinhold, photography
Dave Zaborowski, wood carving
The 2012 Art in the Wilds event attracted over 5,200 visitors who purchased an estimated 750 pieces with price tags ranging from $10 to $5,000 and up. Several purchases were made by out-of-state residents in town for Kanes annual high school alumni weekend.
The Art in the Wilds all volunteer committee works in collaboration with the Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau (ANFVB), the Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance, the Pennsylvania Wilds, the Lumber Heritage Region, and the Kane Chamber of Commerce.
The project is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by Elk County Council on the Arts.
Additional funding was also secured through grants from the Kane Community Development Foundation and sponsorship contributions from the Kane Community Hospital, an Affiliate of UPMC Hamot, Cameron-Elk-McKean County LINK to Aging and Disability Resources at the Black Cherry level; Collins Pine Division of Kane Hardwood; Friends of Westline; Kane Rotary Club; Zook Motors, Inc. at the Maple level and other corporate and individual donations.
The Art in the Wilds mission is to expand the role of the arts in our rural communities, to provide a platform for artists to display their works and to promote economic development. For more information on Art in the Wilds, please visit www.artinthewilds.org or find us on Facebook under Art in the Wilds. For sponsorship information, please contact Marilyn Blackmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814.837.7167, for tourism and travel information, please visit www.visitANF.com or www.kanepa.com.
Art in the Wilds offers art for sale ranging from acrylics and oils, to watercolors, drawing/pastels, metal, glass, clay/porcelain, photography, fabric/fiber, wood, leather and jewelry.