A great work of art is that which moves and touches one's spirit and adds to one's experience of the world, but does not
impose on one's values. It lets one take from it what one wants or needs.
(Maritza Burgos)


Our club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the months of September, October, and November, (skipping December) and
January, February, March, April and May. We meet at the Grove Family Library (101 Ragged Edge Road) in Chambersburg,
PA from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Our programs are free and open to the public, one need not be a member to attend. We offer
presentations and critiques of interest to creative artists and photographers.
                                      NEWS AND COMING EVENTS

At the September FCAA meeting it was suggested that Alliance members might be interested in forming a group for artistic
get-togethers through Meetup, an online social platform for people to organize or facilitate local groups that meet in person
to share interests, identities and activities.  Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form
community groups that regularly meet face-to-face; it will be a good way to get in contact with younger people who are arts-
oriented, so they can learn about the Alliance.  There are all kinds of meetup groups for all kinds of topics like hiking, book
clubs, artists and musicians.  Events are posted and emailed to members who can RSVP on line; there is no cost to
participate. Alliance member Dallas Coble will start up our group; contact her at if you’d like to
help. To see what it is all about visit and click on Arts & Culture groups within 25 miles of
Chambersburg; she will have it up and running soon if not already!
Franklin County Art Alliance
Please Note: Our DVD Librarian Jean Harshman brings our DVD Library to each meeting, for members to check out DVD’s.   
Take a look next month, and feel free to give her suggestions - or make a donation from your own collection!
News of our members:  If you have news to share about your art activities, please send it to FCAA Newsletter Editor
Linda Best   or call her at 369-2249.
Copyright Information
Web site of interest: Code of Best
Practices in Fair Use in Visual Arts.  The College Art Association has a guidebook about the special circumstances
when it is ok to use someone else’s copyrighted artwork.    

The Alliance’s
September 9 meeting will be held at Grove Family Library (101 Ragged Edge Road
South). The business meeting will begin at 7PM (6:30 social time), and the program will follow,
featuring a demonstration in gouache by Barbara Peshkin.  Defined as an opaque watercolor,
gouache (“gwash”)can be applied in solid colors, and also layered - with caution! This allows an
artist to paint in layers from dark to light, with quick coverage and total hiding power. Gouache lends
itself to more direct painting techniques than watercolor, and is most consistently used for works
such as posters, illustrations, comics, and for other design work.  A veteran of 35 years teaching art
in the Tuscarora School District, Barbara has since worked for the Council for the Arts of
Chambersburg, and taught in the Council’s Arts Express program for 3 years. She has taught adults
as well as children, specializing in calligraphy and Medieval style illumination, and will be teaching a
class in Medieval style leather bound journals this fall!  

The Alliance’s
October 14 meeting will be held at Grove Family Library (101 Ragged Edge Road
South). The business meeting will begin at 7PM (6:30 social time), followed by a program by Brian
Young.  Since 2011, Brian Young has served as the curator, University of Maryland University
College in Adelphi, MD, and he will speak about what galleries and museums look for in
contemporary work, from the creation of good artwork to the production of good images and
professional-quality websites, and the expectations of both artist and gallery.  Having earned his BA
in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and his Masters Degree from The Ohio State
University, Brian has also served as the curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland;
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas.
He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Art History, UMUC in Adelphi, and his
teaching experience also includes Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH and Salisbury
University in Salisbury, MD. He recently served on the Advisory Board for Maryland Art Place, and is
a contributing writer for
The Alliance dues - $30 per year - are due between July 1 and April 15, for the membership year of
July 1 through June 30. Dues support the club by paying for our speakers, newsletter and
donations to the Library and Church, which generously host our meetings and our show.

Once again this year, members paying their dues before January 1 will be entered into a drawing
where the winner will earn free membership for the following year! Winner will be announced at the
January 7th meeting. If you have any questions about your membership status, please call our
Treasurer Suzanne Gessay at 264-6629.