A Collaboration Between a Broad Spectrum of Art Genres & Related Sciences

 

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RIVER

Laying Groundwork for Westmoreland County's First Artists Retreat

 

The natural beauty of Southwestern Pennsylvania often takes visitors by surprise. But for the artists who call it home, the rivers, mountains, and change in seasons are inspiration. It is what motivated River Art Works to seek out property as a place for artists to gather and create.

 

River Art Works is a 501c3 with great potential to increase tourism, revitalize a small town, and be the first artist retreat in Westmoreland county.

Our Goals

To create a space for artists of all mediums to come together to

create, teach, perform, exhibit, sleep, and eat.

To increase regional tourism though the retail of art.

To bring the arts and science together to learn from each other.

board members

Jane Altman
Founder & Executive Director
Ruth Bisko
Vice-President
Rosalind Panda Dykla
Trustee
Laura Johnson
Trustee
Roberta Pfeiffer Altman
Secretary & Legal Counsel
Mohammad Hassibi
Trustee
Doug Chew
Treasurer
Alice A. Hassibi
Trustee

mission.

Our mission is to create a collaborative art retreat that captivates and lures not only artists from around the world, but patrons of the arts as well.

 

The art retreat is to feature art galleries, performance areas, sleeping quarters, commissary, theatre, meeting room, visitor’s center, and work areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our vision for River Art Works is to share knowledge between professional artists and related sciences in order to broaden their concept and knowledge of creative opportunities. Time away from daily distractions will allow the artist to not only further broaden their skills, focus their energy, but also use the retreat time to connect with other arts and sciences to collaboratively develop creative businesses. This also frees the artist to shape their own creative lives in a broader sense as well as contribute to social development.

 

River Art Works will serve ALL acclaimed professional art forms and sciences that relate to arts bringing a positive energy to town citizens as well as its visitors.

 

River Art Works will need a core group of citizens, businesses, and foundations to support the buildout of the retreat. Interested in supporting River Art Works?

 

events.

 

Artists Posie Planting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring Gala has been cancelled and replaced with a Facebook fundraiser. For each $2 donation an artist will plant a flower in a public space!

Art Tournament

Summer 2020

There will be a total of three 20-minute rounds and 15 juried artists. FINAL ROUND includes the winners of the 3 rounds

1ST Place Winner takes home $250

2nd & 3rd Place takes home $100

 

All Art to be Auctioned at end of evening.

60% donated to River Art Works Building Fund

40% to the Artist

 

FOOD: by Food Trucks

TICKETS: $15 each, includes one beverage

ARTIST ENTRY FEE: $25, includes canvas and rent of easel

Artists responsible for supplying media

APPLICATIONS to be juried due by April 15, 2020

Pop-Up Art Events

There will be a number of plein air events

during the warm seasons.... Pop-up in nature!

Exact date to be announced as weather permits

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