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Application Deadline Extended to Friday, March 6th!

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FINE ARTISTS & CRAFT ARTISANS: With the extreme cold temperatures and closures/cancellations over the past couple of weeks, we have decided to extend the Art on the Square application deadline one week to give everyone ample time to apply!

Spring is on it’s way and so is the most exciting Art on the Square to date!

Apply by: Friday, March 6th, 11:59 p.m.

2015 Applications are Open!

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Hello, early birds!

We are pleased to announce that the applications for the 2015 Art on the Square are now open! We are especially excited for the 2015 season as plans are underway to make this 4th annual Art on the Square the best ever!

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on February 27, 2015. Notifications be emailed by end of day March 13, 2015. If accepted, your vendor fee must be received by end of day via PayPal on Friday, March 20, 2015 to confirm your participation. Vendor load-in instructions will be sent following your acceptance email.

We look forward to receiving your applications! Now, GO, get that worm!

Artist Spotlight: Martin May Art Studio

Martin May Art Studio www.martinmay.com

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Martin May of Martin May Art Studio specializes in finely detailed pen and ink drawings of wildlife, historic structures, and home and pet portraits. He uses various sizes of technical pens on high quality watercolor paper with India ink. A touch of color, depending on the subject matter, is sometimes added. Most of his originals, however, are black on white.

Marty’s work is being shown in galleries and shows throughout the United States. Many private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe and China contain his work. His art has won numerous awards, is used as logos, and has been published in sporting magazines, newspapers, brochures, and books.

Marty attended the John Hussian School of Art and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After twenty years in commercial art he resumed his fine art career twenty years ago. He specializes in finely detailed pen and ink drawings of private homes and commercial buildings. Some of his latest works show his sense of humor as well as artistic ability.

Marty, his wife and daughter are long time residents of Chester County, PA and Potter County PA. In these places Marty continues to improve his technique while being close to the wildlife and historic surroundings which are so much a part of his life and his art.

Student Art Exhibit

To see some wonderful up-and-coming local talent, be sure to stop by the the Student Art Exhibit this week. Featuring artwork by students of area school districts including Kennett Square, Unionville, and Oxford. A variety of art mediums will be represented including 3D art and pottery.

The exhibit is open to the public and runs:
  • Thursday, April 24th, 10-5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 25th, 10-5 p.m., Opening 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 26th, 10-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 27th, 10-5 p.m.

Artist Spotlight: Pompeo Fine Art Studio

Pompeo Fine Art Studio www.JohnPompeo.com

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Chester County native, John Pompeo, of Pompeo Fine Art Studio paints natural landscapes on canvas. His influences range from contemporary plein-air artists to early-20th century American Impressionists. John exhibits his works at art shows and festivals from VA to CT. Portraying a sense of serenity is important to the artist:

My goal as an artist is to visually communicate the emotional response I have to a subject and evoke a similar feeling of peace within the viewer. In this small way my contribution to the world is helping people slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature, from a perspective that is uniquely my own.

Artist Spotlight: Evangelista Photography

Evangelista Photography www.jamesevangelista.com

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James Evangelista of Evangelista Photography specializes in American landscape photographs, which he prints in limited editions in his Chester County studio. James is particularly interested in capturing the captivating mysteries of the ever changing natural wonders throughout the US, which provides his clients and collectors with the perfect solution to their home and office art collection.

There is a special quality to the endless variations of shade and light on stone and rock, and the wondrous sight of clouds scattered by the wind that draws my attention. The exhilarating experience of discovering them in a unique way, at the precise moment of exposure, for me is always new. The timeless relationship and the interactive dynamics between sea, earth and sky inspired me to create the images in my portfolios.

Artist Spotlight: EE Designs

EE Designs www.eedesigns.com

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Elvera Evangelista of EE Designs creates handcrafted jewelry featuring lean lines, melding colors, and unique patterns. Elvera thoughtfully selects her gemstones, including such rarities as charoite, larimar, kunzite, and specializes in pieces made with rainbow moonstone and labradorite. She uses sterling silver and gold-filled metals and individually fabricates each s-hook clasp, jump ring, spiral link, and French ear wire to suite all her unique pieces. EE Designs creates each unique piece with love and careful thought.

Artist Spotlight: Meghan Bergman Ceramics

Meghan Bergman Ceramics www.meghanbergman.com

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Meghan Bergman of Meghan Bergman Ceramics is a ceramic artist from Kennett Square, PA.  Her ceramic artwork includes wood-fired bonsai, bowls, cups, mugs, platters, sculptures, teapots, vases, and other ceramics. She is inspired by organic objects and underwater life. Through the use of mostly matte glazes, with a hint of shiny glaze, this gives the illusion of water remaining on the surface of the piece. Each of her wonderful pieces has a perfectly imperfect “wabi-sabi” quality and looks as if it has been taken from the sea.

Meghan Bergman graduated from Carlow University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics. She is currently teaching kindergarten through fifth grade at Greenwood Elementary School in the Kennett Consolidated School District, a suburb of Philadelphia.

In order to be a great art teacher I feel it is essential to also be a practicing artist. In my studio I continue to work mostly with clay creating both sculptural and functional work. I love underwater life, and enjoy bringing the extreme texture and movement to the surface of my ceramic artwork.

 

Artist Spotlight: Lisa C. Budd

Lisa C. Budd www.lisabudd.com

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Lisa C. Budd, a native of New Jersey, first came to appreciate watercolor painting after seeing Winslow Homer’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during a high school class trip. In college, Lisa studied Interior Design and Architecture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. As a self-taught artist, she credits the various workshops she has taken over the years at Pine Shores Art Association in Manahawkin for her continued growth and enthusiasm. Lisa is an associate member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society and a member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society and the Garden State Watercolor Society.

Artist Spotlight: Village Art & Calligraphy

Village Art and Calligraphy www.villagecalligraphy.etsy.com

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Ann Johnson of Village Art & Calligraphy has had a lifelong passion for watercolor painting, calligraphy, and bookmaking. Her love of paper crafts has inspired her to make unique, personalized items that her customers cherish for themselves or as special gifts. Anne lives outside of West Chester, near the village of Marshallton. Marshallton has many buildings dating back to the 1700s, including a blacksmith shop, tavern, church, and meeting house. The history of the village and the beautiful countryside surrounding it have been a constant source of inspiration for her to carry on the simple, age-old art of calligraphy and craft of bookmaking. The soft natural tones she incorporates into her watercolors appear in many of her crafts, from the family tree background to the pages of her journals. The colors are warm and nostalgic, inviting her customers to reconnect with the simple pleasures of opening a handmade book or displaying a personalized family tree.