AFA Gallery – June First Friday

AFA Gallery: Iron Maidens

With the Arts on Fire festival kicking off at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, AFA is proud to host Iron Maidens, an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by British and American female sculptors who work in cast iron. The Iron Maidens are Simone Bizzell-Browning, Sarah Clover, Felicia Glidden, Cynthia Handel, Kate Hobby, Dilys Jackson, Justine Johnson, Deborah LaGrasse, Coral Lambert, Alison Lochhead, Carrie Phoenix, Tamsie Ringler, Theresa Smith and Julie Ward. The exhibition was curated by welsh sculptor Dilys Jackson.

AFA Upstairs: Keystone Iron Works at the Scranton Iron Furnaces: Casting the Future with an Eye on the Past

This exhibition shows a glinpse of the past 5 years of Keystone Iron Works and the Arts on Fire Festival. The featured photographs are by Alex Seeley, Lynn Larusso, and Denis Yanashot. Curated by Alex Seeley and Melissa Carestia.

In Nature, Design – Lori Ryan at ArtWorks

An exhibition of the latest photography series by Lori Ryan will open on Friday, June 6 with a reception from 6-9 PM. In Nature, Design simplifies form within composition while depicting the complexity of the living world.  Please join us for an artist talk on Thursday, July 11 at 5 PM.

In Nature, Design runs through July 24.

ArtWorks 503 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton

Thank you Charles Wells….He searches and discovers artists opporunities for us all

If you do submit to any of these shows, please lets us know if you get in so we can make a big deal of it.  Thanks
Artists: American Artists Professional League, 47 Fifth Ave, NYC 10003. Call for Entries for the 86th Grand National Exhibit Nov 10- 21 at the Salmagundi Club, NYC`. Accepting Oil/ Acrylic, Graphics, Pastels, Sculpture, Watermedia & Mixed Media. Send #10 SASE to AAPL or visit website. Deadline Sep 6.
Artists in the NorthEast: Arnot Art Museum, 235 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901 (607) 734-3697 Seeks work for 74th Regional Exhibition June 20-Aug 9. Download application from website Deadline April 25
Artists: Bowery Gallery, 530 W 25th St., NYC 10001 (646) 230-6655 Seeks entries for Juried Show 2014 on July 29 – Aug 6. Opening Reception July 31, 5-8pm. Juror: David Cohen, editor and publisher of Formerly gallery director at the New York Studio School and art critic at the New York Sun, Cohen is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the lively critics forum hosted by the National Academy Museum. His work has appeared in Art in America, New York Times Book Review, Slate, Artnet, Modern Painters, and other publications. He currently serves as visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute. Download prospectus fro website. Deadline Midnight, April 15. Online submissions only; $35 for 3 images; $5 each additional image, maximum 6 images.
NY Artists, All Media: Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Regional Juried Exhibition May 2 – May 30. Jurors: Charles Bremer and Edmond Rinnooy-Kan. Possible $2400 in prizes. Actual artwork juried (no slides) Prospectus: available online at or send #10 SASE ATTN: regional juries exhibit Deadline Apr 25/

Artists, All Media: Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. 79th National Juried Exhibition July 11-Aug 15. Juror: Sondra Freckelton. All media. Possible $3200 in prizes. Catalog. Prospectus available online or send #10 SASE to “National Exhibition” Deadline May 15

Artists: Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc. seeks original Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. for 82nd Annual National Juried Exhibition September 2014 at the Salmagundi Club, NYV Download prospectus from website . Deadline: May
Artists, All Media: Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave. Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 834-1117. Seeking work in all media for 10th Annual Small Works Show, April 30-May 24. Max. 15” framed in any direction. Juror: Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hudson River Museum. SASE for prospectus or download application. Deadline: Mar 14.
Artists: National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, 969 Catasauqua Road, Whitehall, PA 18052 Seeks entries for 60th Annual Juried Exhibition, at the Salmagundi Club, June 9-20. Over $15,000 in cash prizes and medals. Daniel E. Greene, NA Juror of Awards For prospectus write: D. Wels, Corresponding Secretary, 1710 First Ave., Apt. #245, NY, NY 10128 or visit website. Submissions by CD only Deadline: April 19.

Soft Pastel Artists: Pastel Society of America. Seeks entries for 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance” at National Arts Club, NYC, Sept 2-27 Send SASE (#10) PSA, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003 for prospectus. Info: 212 533 6931 or download from website. Deadline for CD: June 16

Artists over 75: Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac, NY, 845.803.8622 Seeking entries from artists 75 and over. Submit 2 pieces of original fine art for Annual Art: A Lifelong Journey June 1-June 22. Cash awards Drop off date May 25, 1pm. Call for details or visit online for prospectus Deadline May 25.

Artists all media in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.) ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT: Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840 (203) 966-9700 x26. Entries for 64th Annual Art of the Northeast USA May 31-Jul 26; Best in show $3000 & solo exhibit. Apply at http// Deadline Apr

Sculptors: Studio Montclair, 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042 (973) 744-1818. Seeks entries for the Art in the Garden Aug 3-Oct 13 in the Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ. Juror: Karen Wilkin. Existing or proposals for site-specific works may be submitted for consideration, and innovative works are encouraged. The exhibition will include invited and juried sculptors. SASE for prospectus or download from website Deadline March 30, 2014

Amazing Opening

It was an incredible night at AFA for our Judith Kitzman and Scranton School District Students Art Show.  We had so many people and so many compliments for the two shows.   Here are some pics:Image



Thank you all for coming out and for the Teachers, AFA Members, Volunteers, and Judith Kitzman.  You will be treasured for years to come.

25th Anniversary Holiday Auction

25th Anniversary Holiday Auction

The Art Auction is AFA Gallery’s primary fundraising event. Proceeds from this event help support the organization’s mission: to showcase the work of regional artists and raise awareness of the visual arts. Outstanding original artwork will be shown in time for the holiday season.

Check out the artwork available on the gallery’s first floor starting at 6 p.m. before heading up to the second floor where Ken Rivenburg will auction off each piece starting at 7. Meanwhile, Friends of Doug Smith will provide music, and the $40 ticket also includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne and an open bar. Please RSVP by phone 570-969-1040, or email