Exhibiting at Ameriserv Bank
Franklin Street, Johnstown
April 5, 2014 - May 3, 2014
The 2014 Allied Artists of Johnstown is made up of impressive art work by dedicated artists. It is a difficult process to go through and say this is better than that, and often not true but more a matter of one individual's judgment. I applaud the artists in this exhibit and the artwork submitted, and encourage the viewer to support your local artists. The vitality of a community is revealed in this type of work and our response to it. When looking at works of art it is important to realize that the language of art is 'metaphor'. The subject matter speaks to the viewer. The composition and materials used to carry a message as well. These elements combined create a work of art.
Charles Gibbons, Juror, Spring Show 2014
Apologies in advance to the artists whose works under glass have the glares detracting from the artwork. Mouse-over thumbnail for artist information, click for larger view.
Scenes from the artists opening reception
Award Recipients Diane Safko, Helen Thorne, Joy Fairbanks, Larry Mallory, Judi Lansberry, Cliff Kepple, Kathy Burk & Alan Rauch
Honorable Mention Recipients Saundra Gramling & Ken Cotlar. Missing are Megan Oceanrider, Colleen Schellhammer & Kasey Hagens
Co-Chairs Diane Safko & Ben Policicchio