PA Wilds Center Earns Three Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grants

The PA Wilds Center is pleased to announce it has secured grant funding for a forthcoming photojournalism exhibit featuring juried artisans creating their artwork in their unique workspaces throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds. The gallery show will tell the story of the region’s creative makers who are a vital piece of our region’s identity. Presented by…

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Starting Somewhere

Phoenix Rising

How do you tackle a big project if you’re not sure of the starting point? Good question- you just take a deep breath and begin by starting somewhere!

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Artisan gifts & favors, PA Wilds made skin care

Muddy Moose

[heading size=”2″ color=”e.g. #000″]Artisan gifts & favors, PA Wilds made skin care[/heading] Among the wide variety of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania members you will find not only fine artists and artisans but, also made by hand skilled crafters. Deb Ruhf of Muddy Moose Bath Boutique is one of the newest members. The Muddy Moose focuses on natural…

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Completing a circle, finding peace in a Mandala

Mountain Laurel Mandala

[heading size=”2″ color=”e.g. #000″]Completing a circle, finding peace in a Mandala[/heading] The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means “circle”. According to one online source, a Mandala “represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. It appears to us in all aspects of…

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Wandering the Wilds with ‘made by hand’ jewelry

[heading size=”2″ color=”#000″]Wandering the Wilds with ‘made by hand’ jewelry[/heading] The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania Juried Artisan, Stephanie Distler, creating fresh off the bench #PAWildsMade jewelry. Stephanie’s PA Wilds branded jewelry, made by hand, includes bracelets, riveted rings, pendants, charms, bottle openers and key rings. The items are created from pure copper, sterling silver, stainless…

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Turkey Calls Through the Wilds

[heading size=”2″ color=”#000″]Turkey Calls Through the Wilds[/heading] The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania juried artisan and member Terry Surra currently makes three turkey calls: a traditional box call, a unique through call, and recently has added a scratch box to his collection. Working with various types of wood and altering the design ever so slightly can…

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Artisan of the Year Award winners: an interview

Julie Mader receiving her Artisan of the Year Award from the PA Wilds 2015

  [heading size=”2″ color=”#000″] Artisan of the Year Award winners: an interview [/heading] The Artisan of the Year Awards were started in 2011 to celebrate those juried artists and artisans who make an impact in our region through their medium. The first recipient was photographer Curt Weinhold a PA Wilds juried artist from Potter County. Weinhold…

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Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery

Station Gallery

[heading size=”2″ color=”#000″]Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery[/heading] [heading size=”3″ color=”#000″]An interview with Steve Getz[/heading] Clinton County, one of the 12.5 counties in the PA Wilds region, is an artist’s haven. Steve Getz, Clinton County Arts Council board president and a PA Wilds juried artist, was kind enough to answer this blog writer’s questions about…

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A Pop-Up Shop Success Story in the PA Wilds

[image_caption]The Pop-Up Shop at Your Fired Pottery during the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous[/image_caption] A Pop-Up Shop Success Story in the PA Wilds Pop-up shops appear in empty stores, venues for art exhibitions and performances, restaurants, or otherwise unoccupied spaces. The pop-ups can last for a few hours, a few weeks and in some cases become permanent fixtures…

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