adrienne c waterston


high marks








sticks & stones

hard knocks



"Best Laid Plans," solo show (3 paintings/collages), Liberty Craft House, State College, PA, July–Sept, 2017


"Mapping the Future," solo print show, at the Schlow Library Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, State College, PA, October 2–31, 2017


"Alive & Well," group show with Sean Bodley and Jennifer Kane, Art Alliance Studio, Lemont, PA, June 14–16, 2017

"Confluence," group print show, at the Foxdale Village Gallery, State College, PA, June 22–August 27, 2017 

"Images," juried exhibition at Schlow Library for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Lemont, PA, for the month of July (check library website for hours)  -- the Awards Reception will be held Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m."Alive and Well: Three artists thriving in Central PA and beyond," at the Art Alliance of Central PA Studio Gallery, Lemont, PA, July 14–16 -- opens Friday, July 14, from 6-9pm, Saturday, 10–4 and Sunday, 11–4 at Schlow Centre Region Library -- juror, Kathryn E. Blake, director of the Juniata College Museum of Art

"Bon Marché," affordable print show at the Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, June 3 – July 29, 2017, opens Saturday, June 3, from 11am–5pm,

"Stratified," at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, State College, PA, June 2–25, 2017 

"Spring Colors Studio Tour 2017," at the Granary, Lemont PA, May 6 & 7, 2017

The annual Recycled Show "Flights of Fancy," at the Art Alliance of Central PA, Lemont, PA, April 21–23, 2017

"Artists Take A Stand," a political art show at the Art Alliance of Central PA, Lemont, PA, March 24–26

"Ink It: Contemporary Print Practices" a juried show of fine art at the Blackrock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD, February 11-March 11, 2017 -- juror, Helen Frederick

"Grids ," a solo show of paintings, collages and prints at the Bellefonte Art Museum in Bellefonte PA, January 6-29, 2017

"Nasty Women," a block-buster, sold out group show to benefit Planned Parenthood at the The Knockdown Center in Maspeth NY, January 12-15, 2017 -- press about the show here

"Surface and Form," a group show featuring work by four artists, painter Jennifer Kane, ceramic artists Mark Messinger and Stephanie Seguin, and myself, at The State College Framing Company in Hills Plaza South, State College, PA, November 18–January 6

"Cashing In," oil paintings in the lobby, N. Atherton, State College, PA, for the month of November

The Abstraction Show, juried exhibition, piece entered “Scaffolding,” [fluid acrylic on sheet 48"x48"], Honorable Mention, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, November 11–20, 2016

Juror Rudy Shepherd -- Over the past seven years I have been making work that explores the nature of evil through the mediums of painting and sculpture. This exploration involves investigations into the lives of criminals and victims of crime. I am exploring the complexity of these stories and the grey areas between innocence and guilt in a series of paintings and drawings of both the criminals and the victims, making no visual distinctions between the two. By presenting the people first and the stories second a space is created for humanity to be reinstilled into the lives of people who have been reduced to mere headlines by the popular press. Going along with these portraits is a series of sculptures called the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorbers. These sculptures are meant to be a counterpoint to what can seem like a vast, unsolvable problem. They pose a solution, while at the same time questioning the viewer’s belief in the power of art, and the power of belief. These have taken the form of a large outdoor public sculpture at Socrates Sculpture Park in 2006, human scale works in 2008, and small-scale ceramic sculptures called Healing Devices. Most recently I have begun a new series of paintings called the Holy Mountain series, inspired by the final scene of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film The Holy Mountain. These are images of places in the world that are considered ‘sacred’. This is a new direction in my work growing out of the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber project and the Healing Devices, it is an exploration into the idea of finding spiritual solutions to our very human problems.

Abstract Beginnings, group show, at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, State College, PA through October 30

Paintings and collages at The State Theatre in downtown State College, PA, for the month of October

"Representing Nittany," a juried, traveling exhibition featuring artwork by the greater PSU community, at the Art Alliance of Central PA, Lemont, PA, July 16–17, 2016; The Green Drake Gallery in Millheim, PA, Friday, August 5; at the Hump Day Gallery in SoVA at PSU the first weeks of Fall Semester 2016

“Images,” juried exhibition, Schlow Library & Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, State College, PA, part of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, July 2016

Juror Daniel Massad, a native of Oklahoma City, attended Princeton—which didn’t offer a major in studio art—but graduated with something as useful to him as his degree—a box of pastels. After Princeton, Massad undertook graduate studies in English at the University of Chicago and worked as a psychotherapist before enrolling in graduate studies in painting at the University of Kansas. It was there where he started on the path to his work as a “rhyparographer”, a painter of common things. Today Massad paints still life arrangements of everyday objects: fruit, vegetables, flowers, bowls, buckets, and bottles. Indeed, Massad cites Dutch masters Vermeer and Rembrandt, and a former teacher, the ceramicist Toshiku Takaezu, among his greatest artistic influences. Massad often arranges his objects on or around textured surfaces such as pockmarked stone walls. Set against black backdrops, illuminated in severe directional light, and meticulously rendered in pastels, the forms in Massad’s work are crisp and their surfaces densely textured. Massad is a pastel artist’s pastel artist. His work can be found in collections across the country including, the National Museum of American Art, Washington; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago in addition to private collections. Massad makes his home in Annville, PA where he is the artist-in-residence at Lebanon Valley College.

Lemont Fest, vendor, Central PA's emerging arts festival, a celebration of local art, music and food, Lemont, PA, July 16–17, 2016

I don't like this one at all,” solo show, Juniper Village, State College, PA, June–July 2016

“Cashing In,” solo show, National Penn Bank, E College Ave, State College, PA, April –May 2016

“Color, color, color” juried group show, Fraser Street Gallery, State College, PA, May 2016 –– 2 pieces, Hero Redux 3 and Acid Rain 1 (won first place)

Juror Kristin Breslin Sommese received her MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Graphic Design in 1989 and immediately joined the faculty at Penn State. She and her husband Lanny are partners of the award-winning firm Sommese Design, which specializes in corporate, print, and packaging design. Over fifty of her students’ pieces have been featured in Graphis New Talent, a book that features the best student work produced in universities and design schools internationally. Her student work has been recognized with numerous Gold, Silver, and Merit awards from the ADCMW, Art Directors’ Club of Metropolitan Washington and has been reproduced in HOW, Print, and Critique magazines.

“Finding the Time,” solo show, SPE Federal Credit Union, Science Park Road, State College, PA, February–March 2016

Art Buyers Guide Release Party and Art Exhibition!! Group Show at the Art Alliance, Lemont, PA, Feburary 19–21, 2016

The Abstraction Show, juried exhibition, piece entered “Armour,” [collage, acrylic, candy wrappers, soda lids, 48"x48"], Honorable Mention, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, November 13–22, 2015

Juror Paul Chidester received his B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the University of Colorado, Boulder and M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Penn State University. His work has been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center; the Painting Center, New York; VIAFARINI, Milan; the Royal Hibernian Academy of Art, Dublin; John Post Lee Gallery, New York; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; and Zg Gallery, Chicago. Reviews of his works have appeared in ARTFORUM, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Irish Times and WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio. He has received a Heinrich Boll Foundation Award, a Ballinglen Foundation Award and a CAAP Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award.

Anniversary Show, Fraser Street Gallery, October, 2015

“In The Mind’s Eye,” group show, Foxdale Village Gallery, State College, PA, June 26–August 18, 2015

“Making Progress,” solo show, Rhoneymeade Arboreteum & Sculpture Garden Gallery, Rimmey Road, Centre Hall, PA, July, 2015

Members Show, juried exhibition, piece entered “There Goes My Hero,” [silkscreen, 26"x40"], Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, May 22–27, 2015

Juror Milt Friedly has received recognition locally, regionally and nationally for his work in ceramics, mixed media, print-making and sculpture. He is Director for the Handprint Identity Project: An Exchange Between Artists and Poets and he directs the Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Urban Center for Contemporary Art; the State Museum in Harrisburg; the Gallery of American Craft; the Susquehanna Art Museum; the Lancaster Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Arts Experience; Lynden Gallery; Lancaster Galleries; the University of the Arts, Philadelphia and many colleges and universities. His work is included in a number of public collections and many private collections. He received a BFA Ceramics from Arizona State University and an MFA Sculpture from the University of Wyoming. His minor area of study is in printmaking. He holds the position of Professor of Art at Elizabethtown College where he has taught for twenty-eight years.

Collaborative Print Making Show, “Out of the Dark,” Penn State Theater Downtown Center, State College, PA, February–March, 2014

Abstraction Show, juried exhibition, piece entered “Barnacles,” [photograph, 12"x12"] Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, November 7–16, 2014

Group show at the Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania’s Fall Colors Studio Tour, Belleville, PA, Oct 4-5, 2014

“On the Nature of Things II,” solo show, National Penn Bank, East College Ave, State College, PA, June–August, 2014

Schlow Library, juried exhibition, piece entered “Concessions,” State College, PA, June–July, 2014

Jim Bright, juror — Studied at Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University, and at Creative Art Studies in Lucca, Italy. His work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions across the Commonwealth and has been commissioned for gardens as well as industry. Whether working with stone or wood, his medium influences the subtractive process to “reveal organic origins; with growth and movement becoming recurring themes.” Link to Jim Bright’s website

“On the Nature of Things,” solo show, The State Theatre, State College, PA, February, 2014

Abstraction Show, juried, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, title of piece accepted, “Concessions,” Lemont, PA, November 18–23, 2013

Group Show at the Granary, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania’s Fall Colors Studio Tour, Lemont, PA, Oct 17, 2013


Member, Board Member, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania

Member, Bellefonte Art Museum Artist Registry


Founding member, featured artist, writer/contributor, editor and designer for the quarterly publication and website featuring artists and information about buying art in Central Pennsylvania, Art Buyers Guide to Art in Central Pennsylvania, since fall 2015.

Cargo Literary magazine, online — My Hero and Other Follies, is a pictorial article featuring my screen prints, which are inspired by my mind travel while talking business on the phone. Cargo Literary Magazine: “Bringing you compelling stories of human development through the lens of travel. Exemplary creative nonfiction, poetry, outstanding photo essays and digital art. Inspires and celebrates cultural diversity and honours personal passage.”

About the artist

Adrienne Waterston

Searching for evidence. Proof of existence. Making things out of other things. New things. Wondering about the nature of head and heart. Exploring ideas about what is important and what is not. Feeling my way. Constructing a platform, a goal, an end. Playing with color and light. Holding on to and letting go of old things. Transforming what I see into what I know and back again into something seen.

Adrienne currently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her two agents of chaos and assorted critters.

All artwork shown is for sale unless otherwise noted. Please call for prices and availability.

"Beautiful Tomatoes" – 08/14

"The Conversation" – 03/08/14

"Hot Stuff" – 02/01/15

"Roo Da Snoo" – 01/31/15

"Falling" – January 2, 2015

"Rising" – January 2, 2015

"Limes and Beets" – February 5, 2014

"The Collander" – March 15, 2014

"Remnants" – March, 2015

"Remnants Also" – March, 2015

"Giggia" – July, 2015

"Pollinator" – July, 2015

"Residue" – March, 2015

“Rich Flavor Poor Taste” David Cuatlacuatl & Charlie Cunningham – March 19, 2015

"Zinnia" – July, 2015

“Summer Feet ” – July, 2015

"On the blocks" – September, 2015

“Fall Colors ” – October, 2015

“Fall Colors ” – October, 2015

"Downtown" – October, 2015