ArtScene: Owego by Christina Di Stefano

In summer and fall seasons, see how color, texture, and sound interact, collide, and burst throughout Owego’s arts community.

Tioga Arts Council (TAC), in partnership with Cloud Croft Studios (CCS), is excited to announce its second juried regional art exhibition “Everyday Life, Every Day Art.” The exhibition will take place from September 6 to October 5, 2019. It will feature work from artists within a 100-mile radius of Owego, encompassing 25 counties in New York and Pennsylvania. For every artwork sold, 70% will benefit the artist and 30% will be split between the Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force and Tioga Arts Council. Below are the 2019 Award Categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Fiber
  • Clay
  • Graphics
  • Special Theme – Edibles
  • People’s Choice
  • Honorable Mention

Thanks to the North Branch Art Trail (NBat), the Best in Show winner will have their artwork featured on a cover of the trail’s quarterly regional arts publication, The NBat Guide, in 2020.

If you are planning to submit artwork for jurying please RSVP via email to From August 9 through August 11, artists will deliver work for live jurying to Cloud Croft Studios at 1003 Sanford Rd. in Owego. For more information and to access the “Call for Entries” form, go to:

In addition to this incredible show, there are many amazing artists and events in the Village of Owego from August through October.

Black Cat Gallery is overflowing with creativity. On August 2, visit and enjoy the music of Jim Overhiser, Mike Mancini, and Robert Seigers on the guitar, mandolin and banjo. Tarot card readings will be given by Theresa Gosart with proceeds going to the Tioga Arts Council. The featured artist in September is Marti Hawley, who gets creative with acrylic pour and resin artwork and jewelry. Musical group, Story, will have songs and styles span folk, country, and blues on September 6. Denise Tarbox, who creates wool hats and whimsical felted animals, is the featured artist for October and will be accompanied by the musical group, Triton Trio, on October 4.

From August through September, Carol’s Coffee & Art Bar will host three guest artists. August features acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings by Jillian Smith. In September, abstract paintings by Michael Husted will be on display. “After a recent trip,” Husted says, “I began a series of paintings inspired by the view out the window. Some of the canvases are a blend of aerial landscapes and street graffiti.” The guest artist for October is Dale Reed, landscape painter. In addition to the artwork on display, Carol’s offers monthly classes and live music for its patrons.

“Aquarius Revisited: The Art of Tie Dye Fifty Years After Woodstock” by artists, Kirk Holm Madsen and Eric Abbuhl, is the August exhibition at Gallery 41. Their artwork celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and how psychedelic art rocked the world of music. In September, enjoy mosaic art by featured member, Pat Stacconi. Colors of Nature is a collaborative exhibition that will be on display in October and feature work from three FASST (Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier) artists: Donna Cheresnowski, Mark Green, and Tricia Kohn.

Tioga Arts Council (TAC) will also host a series of gallery exhibitions during this time. TAC will host En Plein Air painter Christine Capriglione and her exhibition “Views of a Happy Life” in August. Frank Bocek, a painter from Apalachin, will have his work in the gallery in September. In October, TAC will host its annual Members’ Exhibition—showcasing works from artists in and around Tioga County. As mentioned above, TAC and Cloud Croft Studios will co-host its second annual juried regional art show, “Everyday Life, Every Day Art,” from September 6 through October 5, 2019.

The Walk-Up Gallery & Studio Space has a new artist, Suzanne M. Lachman. Whether you are interested in purchasing local artwork, taking a class with Carolyn Campbell or Alice Mischke, or buying a small treasure, there’s much to enjoy and discover in this exceptional space.

Owego First Friday also continues on August 2, September 6, and October 4.

Enjoy these wonderful arts events as summer makes way for fall.

Christinia Di Stefano

Christina Di Stefano is the Executive Director of the Tioga Arts Council.


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