"Town and Country"
Our newest member, Christine Springer will be our featured artist for the month of May. We will have a reception for Christine on May 2nd from from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and music by pianist Mary Beth Dowd. Drop by the Gallery the weekend of May 1st or 2nd and meet Christine and enter a free drawing to win an oil painting of Christine's. Winner will be announced at 3pm on May 2nd. You need not be present to win.
MAY 23rd - Painting and Sketching in the Great Outdoors
In May, the members of Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery invite all interested Divide residents and visitors to our community to explore painting “en plein air” at the gallery garden and around the nearby Georgetown neighborhood. En Plein Air is from the French language, culture and history and is defined as “...the act of painting outdoors.” In recent times and now all over the world, we see it re-imagined as the ‘sketch crawl’ or ‘urban sketching’ or even ‘nature journaling’.
Participants and viewers for this new, local event will meet on Sunday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. in the garden in back of AODC with their portable sketching or painting tools and materials and either set up there or meander through the local streets and alleyways to find other locales with one or more subjects of interest. All are invited to re-assemble several hours later back in the garden to view and share the art that has been created during the day.
11th Anniversary Garden Party - June 6th, 12-4 pm
Come celebrate with us... Art, music, food, wine and beverages will be served. Mary Beth Dowd will perform on the patio from 12-2 and David Blonski will perform 2-4.
"Nature's Solace" 7th Annual Invitational Show
Applications are now available for our annual Invitational show held in the month of September. Earlybird applications due by July 23rd. Click on the Application Tri-Fold button below to download the application. One definition of “solace” means “comfort in times of distress”. We will challenge artists to develop art that represents their feeling of comfort from nature. Perhaps it is art that brings remembrance about a walk in the woods or on a beach, a swim in a favorite lake, fishing, exploring wildlife, smelling flowers, gardening, or working with elements from nature such as wood and precious metals. The possibilities are limitless and the artwork will be diverse.
Its 2021 - AODC Celebrates a Decade on the Divide, your local source for gifts and fine art.
We are excited to be in our 11th year on the Divide with a continued celebration of the Arts
AODC gallery currently has twelve local artists. Artists have joined, left for various reasons, and new ones have replaced the vacancies. The gallery is open to artists that provide something new and different. If you or someone you know is looking to join the gallery , the application and information regarding membership is available here...
AODC artists continue to "refresh" the gallery monthly with new art. Providing the community with workshops to teach various art techniques and receptions to showcase the art are typical of our monthly offerings. We welcome feedback from the community to help us plan workshops. What would you like to learn? Past workshops have included jewelry, stained glass, mask making, collage and rose-pruning.Directly behind the gallery is a historic rose garden that is maintained by the artists. We have been fortunate to have the Divide Garden Club help with rose-pruning, and hope to continue with that collaboration. They have also been generous in awarding the gallery many years of grants to help with this maintenance.AODC gallery is pleased to provide a space for local student art, under the leadership of Susan Sasano, a local volunteer. She reaches out to our local schools and will switch out the artwork regularly.
2021 Terry Green Memorial Art Scholarships to be awarded.
This years Art Scholarship winner will be announced soon. Scholarships are awarded by Divide Friends of the Arts and Historical Society (DFAHS) and Art On the Divide Gallery (AODC)
Last Years Recipients... Raelynn Davis (left) and Alysa Miller (right)
Events Planned for 2021
AODC is still firming up new events. Look for updates each month. Your ideas are welcomed. Email us at or message through our facebook page, Art on the Divide Gallery
January - Reflection on last ten years...a Decade on the Divide
February - Rose Pruning Demonstration Feb 27, 10am
March - "Wild" Artist theme for the month
April - "Wild" theme continues
May - "Town and Country" - Christine Springer's show as Featured Aritst of the Month. Reception to be held May 2nd from 1-4 pm.
June - Gallery 11th Anniversary Garden Party - June 6th, 12-4pm
July - TBD
August - TBD
September - "Nature's Solace" 7th Invitational Art show
October - TBA
November - TBA
December, Music Munchies and Marvelous Art
Events are subject to change.