WESTFIELD - The Octagon Gallery at Patterson Library will present "North Shore Arts Alliance Member Exhibition" from June 15 to July 13. The opening reception for the artists will be Friday, June 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
According to Gallery Curator Nancy N. Ensign, this event is a good chance to showcase several of the area's best artists.
"Come meet the members of NSAA and enjoy a great show," she said.
Patrick Del Monte, one of the artists participating in the Octagon Gallery’s North Shore Arts Alliance Member Exhibition, in his studio.
The participating NSAA artists are also involved in the Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail. They include Thomas Annear, Audrey Dowling, Barbara Del Monte, Patrick Del Monte, Kirsten Engstrom, Nancy N. Ensign, Elora Esce, Kaitlin Frisicaro, Katherine Galbraith, Mark Gillespie, Katherine Gullo, James Hoggard, Bill Karrow, Linda Lavid, Ronnie Lafferty, Trenton Lutes, Susan Mackay, Christine Davis Mantai, Marcia Merrins, Harold Nass, Al Newman and Alberta Parker.
Founded in 2008, The North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit co-operative marketing, promotional and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. Its goal is to foster an environment where art strengthens the county's image, economic vitality and quality of life.
The signature event of the NSAA is the twice-yearly Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail, a free open-studio tour in northern Chautauqua County. The art trail incorporates 25 professional artists whose work represents a variety of media - painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, wood and mixed media. Beyond the art trail, it has helped create and promote a variety of arts-related events by working with local art galleries, arts organizations and festivals.
Wine for the opening has been donated by Johnson Estate Winery. Visit the North Shore Arts Alliance website at northshoreartsalliance.com for more information on upcoming exhibitions and membership. The Patterson Library's art gallery program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Re-grant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Contact Octagon Gallery Curator Ensign for interest in art exhibition for the year 2014 or Art Escape programming at 326-2154 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.