Laurel Art Club deems recent show a 'success'
The Laurel Art Club which meets monthly at the Scottdale Public Library had a very successful show recently at the Scottdale Fall Festival.
Ed Guest, president of the club, said members of the club had more actual sales of artwork at its annual festival show this year than any other year.
He added the quality of the artwork in the show just might have had something to do with it.
“Cathy Rosensteel juried the show and she made the statement that she really liked the art and felt it continued to get better every year,” Guest said.
Last year, 88 people participated in the show and this year there were 77 who took part.
Participants in the show do not have to be members of the Laurel Art Club. This allows for the club to raise money by charging an entry fee.
The show had not only local participants but also those from Bedford, McKeesport and Vanderbilt.
“Since this is our only fundraiser, it sustains us throughout the whole year,” Guest said.
While they have several other art shows or exhibits throughout the year, they chose this show as its fundraiser because of the foot traffic that comes through as a result of the festival.
“There's a bigger crowd and whole lot more viewing,” Guest said.
He added the artists have worked so hard on all of their pieces throughout the year and are happy to participate. Guest also thanked the Scottdale Bank and Trust owners for allowing the club to use the old bank building on Pittsburgh Street to hold the show.
Currently the club has 17 members, but Guest said they are always looking for more.
“There are a lot of local people who are involved in art or photography and being a member of our club gives them a venue to show their work,” he said.
The group meets the first Monday of every month at the Scottdale Public Library at 7 p.m., except in the months of December, January and February. There is always an artist or some presenter who comes to the meetings and leads a discussion on a certain topic.
For more information about becoming a member, call Guest at 724-887-6212.
“We'd like to get the word out about our club,” he said. “We have some great artists and we get some great presenters.”
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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