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Contact Us:PO Box 1547Johnstown, PA 15907

AAJ Board Meetings, 2nd Wednesday
of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm 
artist gatherings
Come join us to meet fellow artists and further your art.
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AL Just, AAJ member, Art Instructor, and 
Certified Bob Ross and Dorothy Dent... 
Al teaches weekly classes in Cambria, 
Westmoreland, Blair, Somerset, 
Bedford & Huntingdon Counties.
For info & registration call "AL" at:

Join Alvin E. Just on his Facebook page 
 “ Alan Rauch, fine artist Instructor.


Lots of things can hold us back from 
becoming the artist we're meant to 
be. Children have it until somebody 
tells them that they're doing it wrong, 
that their colors don't really match
the real world, or that they're just 
not good enough. The genius inside 
dies a small death... and the joy in 
creating goes away. The good news 
is that, with proper guidance, 
patience, and care, we can learn to 
create again.

After years of experience as a fine artist, with trial and error I discovered that using a framework, I could accomplish a tremendous amount in a small period of time. And not only did I begin to make more paintings, more good paintings consistently, but I found myself painting more freely and fearlessly, without all those self-doubts that had crept in. I was happier... painting more "in the flow", and winning more awards and recognition. You too can learn how to rediscover your creative spark.

For more info, contact Alan:

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Here is a tentative listing of Allied Artists scheduled 2021 exhibits:

SPECIAL EVENT is postponed until further notice . At PPAC UPJ 
Drop off, reception, pickup TBD

AAJ at Bottleworks exhibit  May 6 - July 2    Reception Friday May 21 (6-9pm)
                        Drop off work: May 1, (10-12)      Pickup: July 3 (10-12)

AAJ at CACCC exhibit:   May 29 - June 26     Reception Friday June 4 (6-8pm)
                      Receiving: May 29 (10-11:45)              Pickup: June 26 (10-12)

AAJ at SAMA PPAC UPJ : TBD                        Reception: TBD
Drop off: TBD                                                Pickup:TBD

CACCC Gaynor Memorial Exhibit 
Sep 1 - 2, 2021
(not a AAJ event but open to ALL ARTISTS) 
AAJ will hang show.   
June 4 - June 25
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at Bottleworks
May 6 - July 2
 SPECIAL PRESENTATION at the Bottleworks
SUBJECT: Photographing Art / editing digitally
September 8th / 7:30 - 8:15 pm

This seminar will cover the steps you'll need to take in submitting your artwork for jurying to our upcoming shows.
This basic instruction will explain how to snap a picture of your art, edit it and submit it via email.
Click here for INFO PACKET
Inspirational Art Display Opportunity

Grand Halle
November 28th, 2021

The artworks on display would enhance a sacred concert program for the first Sunday in Advent, Nov 28th. The concert is designed around the German Baroque period concerts called Abendmusik, or evening music. There will be organ and vocal music, as well as readings.
The theme is Advent, or anticipation of Christmas. So the art could include themes of winter, Virgin Mary, anticipation, Advent, promise,hope, etc. but not Christmas per se.
I would hope for at least 6 to 8 works, but the Grand Halle could accomodate more. The Halle will decorated for the holidays.
 The installation would be for this program only. The Halle has weddings scheduled the other weekends.
Kim Rauch
The Bottle Works - Under the Red Sky 
an exhibit by Ann Dougherty

September 23 – November 5, 2021

Ann’s works will be on display from Sept 23 – November 5, 2021. Join us for the opening reception on Sept 23 from 6-9 PM.
Light refreshments will be served.

“Some of my fondest memories are of the joys of making art, from kindergarten plaster hand prints to more evolved techniques in high school such as wood cuts and silk screening. I have finally settled on painting as my passion, and work in oils as well as with ink and watercolors. I find inspiration from the many great masters of the 20th century, and am particularly drawn to the Abstract Expressionists. I find the works of Kandinsky, Klee, Pollock, Rothko, Picasso, and DeKooning, to mention a few, among the most compelling to me. I am less interested in how well an artist can depict a certain subject as I am in how the painting hits me emotionally. I am more drawn to the mood a painting creates than I am to how realistic it is. My goal in painting is to evoke the imagination of the viewer in such a way that their emotions are charged.”

The Bottle Works - Sztuka 
the Art of Sandy Vigna

September 23 – November 5, 2021

The Bottle Works is proud to bring “Sztuka” the Art of Sandy Vigna to our black box theater gallery!

Join us on Thursday Sept 23 from 6-9 PM for our opening reception, and the opening receptions for Under the Red Sky by Ann Dougherty, and the Club Works 2021 Exhibit.

“I’ve been painting almost my whole life. I began with oils when I was in middle school but when my own children were born, I switched to acrylics. My style has changed and developed a lot over the years. The paintings you will see in the Gallery are acrylic or mixed media. I love texture so in my abstracts I sometimes use gesso, modeling paste, sand and coffee grounds to achieve different looks. 
I am a Johnstown native and have lived here all my life. Whether painting, wood-working, or doing mosaics, I’m mostly self-taught. I’ve learned a lot from taking classes from local artists and find teaching others to be very rewarding.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as have enjoyed creating it.” – Sandy Vigna
Two of our own are being featured at the Bottle Works
A $5 donation to the Bottle Works is requested