We hold First Friday receptions on the first Friday of every month, from 5-7 pm.

Stop by to meet the artists and enjoy their art work!

In June:

Sarah Jacobs

Bio:

Sarah Jacobs, daughter of Robyn and Andy Jacobs, granddaughter of Harry and Dodo Badders and Judy and John Jacobs, grew up in Littlestown and has much in common with her family members. Harry hung patterned wallpaper for a living, John was a builder, Judy decorates her home with a more-is-more aesthetic, Robyn is an artist, and Andy a creative thinker, so it is no wonder Sarah makes busy, pattern-heavy, symbolic paintings and usually builds her own stretcher bars. Dodo built streetlamps at Hadco, so if this trend continues perhaps Sarah’s artwork will soon incorporate neon!

vfAfter graduating from Littlestown High School Sarah attended Gettysburg College to study Art History and went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from MICA in Baltimore before moving to the UK for over three years following a now ex-husband. There she became a naturalized British citizen before returning to the US to pursue her art career and teach. She is writing her tenure application this summer for her teaching job at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, so please send her good vibes.

Her work has been exhibited in the US and in Europe and she has taken part in artist residencies in Germany, Colombia, and New Mexico. She has won multiple grants, including the Arts Council England Grant, and her work can be found in public and private collections in the US, UK, and Hong Kong. She has had solo and two person exhibitions in New York City, London, Wrocław, Poland and Bristol, England, among other cities.

Sarah lives in Pittsburgh with her partner, Shawn, who is an ICU nurse and their cat, Leonidas (Leo for short). She loves coming home to Littlestown and Gettysburg to spend time with family and see friends, including her godchild who lives in New Oxford. She is very honored to be invited back by the Adams County Arts Council to exhibit, lecture, and teach.

In September:

Eric Miller

“A Few of my Favorite Things”

Bio

Eric Miller is a retired art teacher who taught for over thirty years in the Conewago Valley School District in New Oxford. He earned his degrees in Art and Education from Millersville University. Miller is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. He also maintains membership in and exhibits paintings with several regional art organizations, including the Adams County Arts Council, the Franklin County Art Alliance, the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, and the Hanover Area Arts Guild, where he serves on the board of directors. Miller works in his home studio near Hanover, almost exclusively using watercolor as his medium of choice. He also paints miniatures in oils and acrylics. Miller explores a variety of subjects in his work, often depicting images of old machinery, local gardens, orchards, livestock and wildlife. He especially loves creating paintings of the many birds who visit his backyard trees and feeders.

About the Show

“This show features subjects found at home, in my backyard, or somewhere a short distance from home.  When I see a subject that grabs my attention, I’ll take multiple photographs to use as references. As I develop the composition, I’ll sometimes combine parts from different photos. When painting, I use a very limited palette, choosing the right combination of transparent primary pigments for a certain subject. This can be a challenge, but it invites experimentation. That’s the joy of working with color. Every painting I do, whether it’s successful or not, is an adventure and a learning experience.”