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"Cold Snap" Photography Show :: Friday 11/19 :: JTNY
Posted November 18, 2010

The Active Artists Alliance and The Arts Council for Chautauqua County are pleased to announce the first installment of a show that we hope will become an annual tradition. "Cold Snap" is a collection of photos inspired by the beauty of Fall, Winter, and the colder part of the year. This show will feature the works of 5 local photographers:

 Keith Sandy

Walter Pickut

Andy Palermo

Tim Garvey


Barry Brentley

There will be an opening reception with the artists TOMORROW, Friday November 19th from 7-10 pm at the Wright Gallery, 116 East 3rd St. Jamestown, NY.

There will be an additional reception NEXT Friday, Nov 26th (Black Friday) to correspond with a screening of Warren Miller's new ski film "Wintervention" at the Reg Lenna Civic Center.


Fall Showcase :: SUNDAY 10/10/10 :: Dunkirk NY
Posted October 05, 2010
Fall Showcase :: SUNDAY 10/10/10 :: Dunkirk NY

The WNY AAAlliance is once again gathering at the Adams Art Gallery in DKNY to show off some new work, celebrate the beauty of autumn, and bring together artists and musicians from around our region to help form a more tightly-knit creative community.

Adams Art Gallery is an amazing old church building located at 600 Central Ave. The opening on Sunday will go from 3-9 pm with food, refreshments and great live music from:

Thee Audience

Cindy Haight

Green Genes

Matt Homan & The Bluegrass Disciples

Hot Batch (our friend's new band from from Adams, NY)


+ more


Visual Artists will include:

Angela Caley

David Grice

Bill Thomas

Kaitlin Frisicaro

Sarah Clayton

Katie Fregman

Merik Goma

Steve Yunghans

Japhy Czysz

Ally Demski

+ probably a few more


There will be a $4 suggested donation at the door





Posted July 20, 2010

Here is the current list of upcoming AAAlliance shows. For more info regarding any of these events, email: 

-"Audio/Visual" Juried show @ Wright Gallery of music-inspired 2D artwork. Submission deadline: August 1

-"Slyfest V" August 27-29 Art / Music Festival in Warsaw, NY,  organized by our friends from the Slyboots School of Music and Art. Features camping, awesome live music, art installations, food vendors, etc. The AAAlliance Mobile Gallery Tent will be on hand, and space is available for any Member Artists who would like to attend the festivities and display some work.

-"Nightlights at the Heron" September 25 Light and Art installations throughout the forests and ponds of the Blue Heron Festival grounds in Sherman, NY. This will be the AAAlliance's first appearance at this relatively new WNY outdoors arts event. We'll have the Gallery Tent set up, as well as various installations to be discovered around the grounds. Space is available for any Member Artists who would like to attend the festivities and display some work.

-"Cold Snap" Photography show @ Wright Gallery, celebrating the transition to winter and the beauty of the cold part of the year. This show is nearly full, but there is still space for 2-3 interested photographers. This show will hang for the months of November & December

-"All Decks on Hand" AAAlliance X Suburban Blend X Arts Council Fundraiser Show / Auction of skateboard decks, designed and hand-painted by local, regional, and national artists. 100% of the proceeds from this show will go towards the new Public Skatepark Project in Jamestown, NY. This show will hang for the months of January & February. Blank decks are available from Suburban Blend 17 E.3rd St, JTNY 

We look forward to hearing from you.



"Abnormal Nature" Paintings by Matt Roschy & Kerry Frederes @ The Wright Gallery :: Downtown JTNY
Posted July 13, 2010

This Saturday, July 17th, from 6-10pm, The Active Artists Alliance and the Arts Council for Chautauqua County are excited to present the opening of "Abnormal Nature", a show by Matt Roschy and Kerry Frederes, two well-respected local painters and old friends who are having their first show together, as well as each artists' first Wright Gallery show.

Although they've each been painting continuously for 10+ years, both Artists are fairly reclusive and participate in very few shows lately. They were reconnected with one another recently when they each participated in our AAAlliance Spring Equinox event. Peoples' reaction to their work was very strong and positive, so when the opportunity arose to set them up with this Wright Gallery show, we jumped at it. The work will be hanging through the first week of September.

The Wright Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Arts Council Bldg, 116 East 3rd Street in Downtown Jamestown.



Call For Submissions :: "Take A Seat Auction" :: JTNY
Posted June 28, 2010

The Annual "Take a Seat" Auction, to benefit The Reg Lenna Civic Center, is looking for Artists to paint/design on a piece of found or vintage furniture for auction. The organizers have several different older wooden chairs and end tables available, or participants can provide their own piece of furniture. Interested Artists will need to complete an Artist Bio & Info Sheet ASAP & have their piece for the auction completed & delivered by Monday July 26th.

For more info, email event organizer Kate Ebersole:
kewillow (at)

(From the Press Release)
"The Take a Seat Auction will be held on Wednesday July 28th at the Bemus Point Casino with the artist reception to be held on Tuesday July 27th. Auctioneer Chuck Ludwig is ready to put our piece in the limelight for everyone to see and bid on to own. What a great way to showcase your talent!

We hope that you will consider being a part of Take a Seat this year. It is one of the major fundraisers for the Reg, as well as a fun evening in Bemus Point during the great summer season. In addition to the live auction, there will also be a silent auction and a raffle, all in a fun party atmosphere."


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