A Natural World in Three Perspectives

PASNWPA Member Christine French, together with local nature artists  John Ballard and Carrie Anne Tredo, will be having a 3 person show entitled “ A Natural World in Three Perspectives”  

Sensory Winery & Art Gallery
10593 West Main Road, Route 20
Ripley, NY 14775     716-736-2444

Dates May 8 to June 25, 2016


Christine French

Opening Reception is
Friday, May 20 from 7-9 

Enjoy food and wine tastings! 

The common theme of these artists is nature.

Each one of them depicts nature in their art, but in a variety  of ways with  different materials.  John Ballard creates unusual wood assemblages of dimensional wall art from driftwood, glass, rock and debris, that he  finds on the shores of Lake Erie. Carrie Ann Tredo, like John also creates assemblages.  Her assemblages are  from wood, found, organic, and natural materials. A common theme for her work is trees. Her work is very tactile and 3-dimensional.

Whereas, Christine French’s primary work is Photographic Collage. She takes her printed photos of nature, and then  works into them with paint, markers, and polymer medium. Her work is both colorful and textural. However, like John and Carrie she does also work in wood. For this show, she will be showing five sculptural driftwood wall  Avatars. In addition, Chris will be displaying glass mosaic windows made from beach glass and other materials.



We’re Everywhere! We’re Everywhere!

Here’s what members are up to:

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Guelcher Art Show at Barber National Institute – April 8th to April 11th

Participating Members: Terry Pytlarz – Best of Show in Photography, Austin Fiedler – Honorable Mention in Photography, Kathy Welte, Fred Fieldler, Laura Gooley, R.J. Bednez, Patty Raydo, Bob Raydo, Patti Larson and Dorothy Rockey.

Glass Growers Gallery – April 8th to May 17th

Member Laura Gooley and Sandy Lopez present “Into Alignment” – Laura’s surreal photography and collages by Sandy Lopez.

Erie Insurance Group – Private Show – March 27th to April 22nd

Member Patti Larson is having a private show for Erie Insurance Group employees at their headquarters building. She features 35 prints hanging in the Galerie in the Peterson Building.

Erie Art Museum Spring Show – Public Opening April 17th

Member Nathan Sulecki was juried into the 93rd Annual Spring Show at The Erie Art Museum. The public opening is April 16th.






Members Take New Community Positions

MCA-BannerTwo members in Meadville, PA take on new roles in their community for 2016.

Fellow Member, Mike Seletra, was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Meadville Council on the Arts. Also filling a Director’s position on the Council is fellow Member (and Board Vice President), Heather Reichel. Additionally, Heather has accepted the position of Gallery Director at Heeschen Gallery.

Congratulations to Mike and Heather!

To learn more about the Meadville Council on the Arts and Heeschen Gallery, please click here.
Visit Mike’s Gallery here.
Visit Heather’s Website here.
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Show Your Work! Two Calls for Entry

 “For artists, the great problem to solve is how to get oneself noticed”
                                                                         – Honoré de Balzac

Taken from Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work!


Market Square, 910 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Meadville, PA 16335

Friday, November 14 through Saturday, December 13

Drop off your art:
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – Noon to 4:00pm

Opening Reception
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Pick up your art:



700 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16501

Saturday, November 15 through Sunday, February 15


Drop off your art:
Monday, November 10, 2014 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Opening Reception
Friday, December 5, 2014 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Pick up your art:

Three Members Shine In Local Juried Art Shows

The 7th Annual Guelcher Art Show was held at The Barber National Institute in the beginning of April where over 400 pieces were displayed.


Bruce Gallery Submission 1 Pytlarz Terry Pytlarz, co-counder of PASNWPA, won Best of Show in Photography for his black and white image titled “Viaduct.” This was shot on a snowy New Year’s Day 2014
John Misterovich, co-founder of PASNWPA, received an Honorable Mention Award in Photography for his
portrait of Erie’s iconic U.S. Brig Niagara titled “Home Port Bound.”
Home Port Bound
Breakfast Guest-2-329 The 91st Annual Spring Art Show is currently being shown at The Erie Art Museum continuing through August. Due to thislong standing show’s popularity not only in Erie but within the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond, there are literally hundreds of entries that do not make the juried show.But, this image made by our very own Kathy Welte, President of PASNWPA, was selected to appear in the show. It is titled “Breakfast Guest.”