Create & Critique: Lisa Ryan

POSTED ON 6.30.2020

Session 1: July 15, 4pm

Session 2: July 22, 4pm

This workshop is full.

Join SSG and artist Lisa A. Ryan for a virtual collage workshop! We'll learn more about Lisa's techniques and create our own collage compositions using found paper.

Lisa A. Ryan is an analog collage artist and illustrator who has created for VOGUE, Elle, YouTube, Esquire and Paste Quarterly magazine. Her paper collage and cut paper abstract work uses form and space to explore themes of polarity, rules and disruption within aesthetically minimal compositions.

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Call for Artists: Snaps From My Home

POSTED ON 6.4.2020

LAUNCH: Friday, July 17, 2020

Read the full application requirements HERE.

Click here to pay the application fees through our Square store.

SSG aims to foster active and open appreciation for contemporary art, engaging directly with the issues surrounding the work itself. We embrace diversity of background, identity, and expression. We encourage artists from groups historically underrepresented in the art world to apply.

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This (un)Familiar Space: Virtual Workshop with Stacey Evans

POSTED ON 5.4.2020

Join SSG and exhibiting artist Stacey Evans for a three-part virtual workshop inspired by This Familiar Space. The workshops will take place May 13, May 20, and May 27 from 4-4:30pm. RSVP (required) to (We recommend participants attend all three sessions, but it is not required). Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the start of each workshop.

NOTE: We are currently on a waitlist. Please send us an email with your interest and we will keep you updated.

This workshop is about allowing things to break apart, and how we bring them back together. We'll make collages based on landscape, interior rooms, and a place you've never experienced. For most of us, we have been in our homes for many consecutive days - these rooms are familiar to us, but the circumstances are new. Now is a creative opportunity to blend the familiar with the unfamiliar.

Stacey works in collage because she "likes to see change". She says: "I started ripping paper when I was sent to my room as a child. It was a way to release my frustration while I processed why I was in trouble. This simple action I intuitively picked up still provides a place for me to reflect and wonder."

Throughout three ZOOM sessions, Stacey will share her project, materials, and process. You will have access to her photographs for digital or print use. Everyone's process can and should vary because we are all different!

Ages 14+.

1) Photographs (printed, magazine pages, etc.)
2) Mounting paper (this could be any thick paper, cardstock, or recycled cardboard)
3) Scissors or hands for cutting or tearing
4) Glue or tape
5) Camera or smartphone camera

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Second Street Sketches: Curator Picks Online Exhibition

POSTED ON 4.20.2020

Opened virtually May 15, 2020. View the exhibition HERE.

Because of the great participation in Second Street Sketches on Instagram this April, we will be featuring 30 Curator Picks in an online Second Street Sketches exhibition opening May 15! Executive Director & Chief Curator Kristen Chiacchia will choose one favorite from each day of April's prompts. Each image will be featured online alongside the artist's info and the prompt that inspired the work.

To 'apply' for consideration, follow the daily Instagram challenges inspired by current and past exhibitions, and share your masterpieces with us by tagging @secondstreetgallery and using the hashtag #SecondStreetSketches. Participants will have until May 13 to work on their pieces and post their final creations.

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