Welcome to the official Laurel Arts website!
We hope that you navigate through this website with ease and enthusiasm; Laurel Arts, after all, has a lot to offer. Located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, our non-profit organization was established in 1975 and continues to serve residents, guests, and tourists alike.
Be sure to check out our events calendar for exciting year-round classes and events!
Guidelines for the GAP Jury Process are: Papercutters must be members of GAP and all works must be original work by the artist; electronic images of 3 to 5 gallery-ready papercuttings should be emailed or burned to a CD and mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
344 Palomino Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.
Include close up details of one example submitted.
Do not include frames in the images.
Work must be received between April 1 and April 10, 2013. Include your personal contact information with your images and dimensions. Artists whose work is accepted for the Gallery Shoppe will be notified by the shoppe committee.
Become A Gallery Shoppe Exhibitor
If you're interested in having a show at Laurel Arts, please download and complete the Exhibitor Proposal Form, then return it to Laurel Arts.
Local western PA artists will be invited to submit work for the second jury process in order to have their work available for sale through The Gallery Shoppe @ Dressler. Artists may participate with original pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, sculpture, and 2-D framed art.
The Gallery Shoppe @ Dressler is open during Laurel Arts business hours and is facilitated by volunteers and Laurel Arts Staff members. Linda Harrill Peck is the shoppe
manager. For more information, contact Laurel Arts at 443-2433.
Members of the Guild of American Papercutters have their own jury process. The second round for GAP members is planned for early April and will approve new GAP members to market their papercuttings at The Gallery Shoppe @ Dressler. Participating GAP artists will be selected after submitting examples of their work to a professional juror. The first artists admitted to the shoppe in 2011 are still eligible to send work and need not reapply, but they should send fresh work regularly. Because the shoppe area is small, all works are limited to 20 inches in any direction. The artist will receive 60% of the purchase price with the remaining 40 commission being divided equally between GAP and Laurel Arts. If an artist’s papercutting examples are accepted, any variety of original, framed and wired papercuttings can then be sent to the shoppe. (No saw tooth hangers, please.) Printed cards of original papercuttings are acceptable. The images sent to the juror should represent the kind of work done by the artist. The images need not represent specific pieces to be sent for the shoppe. A suggested number of up to 5 pieces can come from each artist. The recommended price range is $35 to $350.
An upcoming GAP exhibit, titled “Inspired by Words,” allows everyone interested in papercutting to submit artwork. Please visit the GAP Museum page on this website for a complete list of rules and details.
Click below to RSVP for Special Events
April 2 - April 26
David Greene, Patricia Weston and Michael Post
David Greene’s passion for photography gives a nod to his lifelong love of nature, while fellow gallery partners and ceramic artists Pat Weston and Michael Post demonstrate care in creating closed form sculptures and functional service ware. Come see what makes their work different, yet similar.
Open House: April 5, 6-8 p.m.
P.O. Box 414 • Somerset, PA • 15501