Outdoor Venue Fine Arts Show

The Seventh Annual "Art in the Wilds" Fine Arts Show held on June 22nd and 23rd, 2013 is set in scenic Evergreen Park in Kane, Pennsylvania. Kane is nestled on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest and is part of the PA Wilds in northwestern Pennsylvania. The juried art show features high quality 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, print making/graphics, mixed media, fabric/fiber, wood, leather,
and jewelry.

Admission and parking are free. Food, drinks and resting places are available on site. Artist and patron satisfaction are our top priority.

  • Free admission
  • Inexpensive nearby lodging
  • Free parking nearby
  • Food and drink vendors on-site

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 Kane’s 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 mab@penn.com 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.