Artist Workshop at Spring Hills Farm with Tim&Lala

Develop your personal connection and deepen your relationship with your art.
June 17-30

Focused on each individual’s personal vision. In this charged, supportive environment you will be encouraged to push the limits of your art, to take risks and to get a clear understanding of the nature of your creative path.

Participants see their work with new eyes and leave with a feeling of excitement for the possibilities opening up to them.

  • Open to all levels of experience and training
  • Space and support to draw, paint, sculpt and write

We provide you with studio space in the stunning setting of the farm. Here you will have 350 acres to explore. This is a farm that is rooted in a deep respect and love of nature. The relationships with the land and the animals is heart-felt and as artists we get to experience this connection for ourselves. A unique opportunity in a unique place. A chance to immerse yourself in your work while being open and expanded by the rich environment of the farm.

Tim Hawkesworth grew up in Ireland, immigrated to the US in 1977. He has been showing in New York since the early 1980s as well as other cities around the country and in Europe. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art News, the New Yorker, the LA Times, the Boston Globe and the Irish Times. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. He is currently represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York, Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe and the Hilsboro Galleries in Dublin. His work was featured in a solo exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 2008, and again in 2014.

Lala Zeitlyn claims her real education as an artist took place on the family farm although she studied painting at Bard and Philadelphia College of Art. She has been showing in the Philadelphia area and her work is in many private collections. She is also a practicing body worker and brings this knowledge to her teaching, exploring the many forms of access we have between body, mind and spirit. She has taught workshops with Tim Hawkesworth for the past twelve years. Currently Lala is also continuing her doctoral studies in theological  philosophy and field work in the healing arts.

Artists attend to explore the continuing relevance and power of the personal mark as the foundation of  painting and drawing. Participants examine how this hand-made characteristic, combined with physicality of materials, can become a vehicle for creativity that roots communication back into lived experience while offering the possibility of more expansive and accelerated consciousness. Tim and Lala work individually with each participant, focusing on their personal vision.

Email Lala Zeitlyn, or Tim Hawkesworth, for more information. Or call (610) 213 5783.

AFA Annual Open House Meeting & Holiday Party

Our annual open house meeting/holiday party will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 pm. There will be a pot luck dinner. We ask that the food you bring be ready to serve. There will also be a small art exchange grab bag. Please bring a small piece of art if you would like to participate! For more information call 570-969-1040 or email

Plein Air Workshop with Brian Keeler

Brian Keeler will offer a plein air workshop for painters in Scranton, PA at the AFA Gallery on Saturday, August 15 from 9 am to 4 pm.

This event will be preceded by a gallery walk and slide lecture at the AFA Gallery the evening before, Friday August 14 from 7 to 9 pm. The slide lecture will present many of the important concepts and aspects of his teaching, so it is recommended that all participants attend this free presentation. The lecture will also be open to those not planning to be a workshop attendee.

The workshop is geared mainly for oil painters but also open to those working in pastel or acrylic. The fee is $100. Please contact the artist to pre-register before Friday, August 7. Keeler’s work will be featured in two exhibits during August at the Laura Craig Gallery and the AFA Gallery. Openings will be on First Friday, August 7 from 6 to 9 pm.

To register for the workshop please contact Brian Keeler at 570-746-1187 or 570-721-0055 or

Visit the artist’s website to learn more about his work

small art, BIG DEAL

June 2015 – AFA Gallery of Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton will present a unique art sale and fundraiser June 26th to the 28th, 2015! Small Art BIG DEAL is an innovative event that will fill the AFA Gallery with as many donated 4” x 6” works of art as its white walls can hold. Artwork of emerging artists will be interspersed with that of established artists. Pieces will be signed on the back only, ensuring the artists’ identity remains secret until the work is purchased.

Hundreds of collectors and art lovers are expected to vie for their favorite pieces, accessibly priced at $50 each. All proceeds will benefit the AFA Gallery.

Opening on Friday, June 26th with an exciting first-come, first-served ticketed reception, from 6pm-9pm, the benefit is expected to create quite a buzz through the art community. Admission is $25 and includes the earliest chance at purchasing the art, refreshments, light fare by The Epicurean Delight, and music by Rich Jenkins! The sale will continue on Saturday and Sunday June 27th-28th from 12-5pm each day with no charge for admission.

This fundraiser is made possible by our event volunteers and sponsors Augelli Printing, Digital Print & Design, The Epicurean Delight, Lori Ryan Photography, Marquis Art & Frame, ProActive Family Chiropractic, Rich Jenkins & WNEP.

2015 June Members’ Exhibition and Discussion!

AFA will host the first of their two annual Members’ Exhibitions in June. A multitude of artists will be showing work in a variety of media. The exhibition will run from June 4 to 13 on both floors of the gallery. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6 beginning at 6 pm. There will also be an open discussion of the exhibition on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm.

For more information email or call 570-969-1040.

“Lessons Learned from Viet Nam”

“Lessons Learned from Viet Nam” will be the topic of the Artist’s Talk by photographer and Viet Nam Vet, John Hudanish, on Friday , May 15 at 7:00 PM at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue . Scranton , PA. Veterans, history buffs and students will find his points of view will stimulate discussion and thought about US involvement In Viet Nam and in more recent conflicts. Can war be avoided by revisiting such history? Hope to see you there!saigon.policemaninwhite.hudanish

Wyoming Valley Art League – CALL FOR ENTRIES


On April 17th the Wyoming Valley Art League will host its Annual Spring Juried Exhibition & Reception, 5pm – 8pm with the award ceremony beginning at 6 pm.

The WVAL is accepting submissions in 5 categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture/ 3 Dimensional works & Mixed Media. Prizes will be awarded in all categories and Best in Show.

Members’ works will fill both galleries for this show and will be a wonderful exhibition open to the public from 5 – 8 on 3rd Fridays (April and May) and on following Tuesdays from 11am to 5pm. This show will remain on display through May.

There is still time to apply for the first ever Scranton Fringe Festival!

All artists/shows within the performing arts are invited to submit to the fringe! The Scranton Fringe Festival is going to be an amazing platform for artists to produce their own shows!   Applications will close on April 10th! Artists will be contacted by/on May 1st 2015 in regards to their acceptance. Thanks for sharing your work with the fringe!fringe

Visit to apply.

From Collections at The Butternut Gallery

This exhibit features pieces from Uniondale woodworker Tom Noone who has shown at the Butternut numerous times in the past and is a Focus Best of Show award winner. It also introduces Ed Garbarino, an accomplished photographer from Oneonta, NY. It will also offer work from the collections of Mary Pickett Knauth and Kathleen and Kim Hardwood. The opening reception is Saturday, April 2 from 2-4 pm. For more information call 570-278-4011.

AFA Gallery Afternoon of Art with Chris Spollen, Tim Butler and Veronica Lawlor

AFA Gallery Afternoon of Art.
March 7, 2015

Making Stuff: Sculpture Play Workshop with Chris Spollen
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This workshop will begin with a 10 minute presentation from Spollen about his work and process. Followed by a 20 minute brain storming session in which ideas will be skatched out, bantered about and pinned up. The sketches will act as a blue print for your creations. The materials you bring will help guide what you create during this event. During this sessions, you will be encouraged to provide feedback to one another. On completion, all art will be photographed with the artist who created it. Remember this workshop is about getting in touch with your inner child and the exuberances and joy that we all once felt when we were free to simply create and make things.

Materials Provided:     hot glue gun
single edged razor blades

Materials Needed:       pencils & paper to sketch on
Any materials you may want to create with such as recyclable materials (cans, bottles, etc) small metal object (nut, bolts) textured or colored paper, or anything interesting that might delight your eye

Adult: $25; Member: $20; Adult with child under 12: $35; Member with child under 12: $30. Workshop limited to 15.

Self-Expression and the Landscape: Interactive Artist Talk with Tim Butler
2 to 3 p.m.

“That which is worthwhile in a landscape is the expression of human emotion in it.”

-Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

Come meet and share ideas on painting and photographing the landscape with Clarks Summit-based painter and photographer Tim Butler. Tim will share and talk about his work- some of which is being displayed in Second Chances, an exhibit of landscape paintings on the 2nd floor of AFA in the month of March. Participants are invited to bring their own work. After the brief talk, they will have the opportunity for feedback as part of a group discussion on painting and photographing the local landscape with an emphasis on self-expression.

People in Environment: Reportage Drawing Workshop with Veronica Lawlor
3:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Draw and walk with reportage artist, Veronica Lawlor. This workshop will be an introduction to the art of drawing on location. This will be an on-site workshop at the Steamtown Mall. There will be group and one-on-one instruction.

Materials Needed:       Sketch book and drawing utensils such as a fountain pen, markers, brush pen, dip pen and ink, crayons, colored pencils or pastels. No ball point pens.

Adult: $25; Member: $20; Workshop limited to 18. A minimum of 4 is required.

For more information or to sign up for these events contact: or 570-969-1040.

Michael X Rose and Scott Mitchell Putesky at AFA

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AFA’s February exhibition will feature work by Michael X Rose and Scott Mitchell Putesky.

Rose is self-described as a painter of doom, horror and doubt. His paintings have been quoted as “hyper-narrative, neo-Outsider and smart as a whip” by Paul Smart in Almanac Weekly. Putesky’s work is influenced by his interpretations of experiences and seeks to make a connection to the viewer.

The exhibition will run from February 5th through 28tht with and opening reception on Friday, February 6th beginning at 6 pm. AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, is open Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm. For more information email or call 570-969-1040.

Putesky will be giving an artist talk prior to the opening at 5:30.


The 48th annual Art of the State is a juried, exhibit open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople. Presented at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art of the State has established a tradition of exhibiting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors. Cash prizes are awarded for selected entries in the categories of: Painting, Craft, Work on Paper, Photography and Sculpture. Art of the State: Pennsylvania is sponsored by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania to provide an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their work and receive statewide recognition.

FINAL DATE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES: February 28, 2015. Go to: for more information.


The Stairwell Gallery, located 24 E. Main St. Bloomsburg, Pa, is calling all artists to enter original works of art for an exhibition that revolves loosely around the photographic process. All photography including traditional and alternative darkroom processes, digital and digitally altered photographs, photo silkscreen and paintings derived from photographs, to even installation proposals will be considered. This exhibition is open to all artists regardless of levels of experience and abilities.

Please be sure to have your work in the gallery by 1pm on Saturday, February 14. You may drop the work off earlier in the week by contacting Oren Helbok at (570) 394-6805 to make arrangements. Up to 3 works may be submitted.

All work must be ready to hang and in the case of an installation, the artist must be available to install Saturday, Saturday Feb. 14 beginning at 1pm, or have made other arrangements with the hanging crew.
For more information please contact 570-317-2596 or

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