WCAA Gallery

959 Main St. Honesdale
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Thursday – Sunday 11am-4pm and Fridays till 6pm

Gallery Exhibition

“Povse – Schwenk – Westmoreland”
November 9 – December 30

The Wayne County Arts Alliance Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the WCAA artists Matt Povse, Jasmine Schwenk and Bill Westmoreland in the newly renovated Gallery with an artist’s reception on Friday, November 9th, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and is on view through December 30, 2023


Bill Westmoreland

Bill Westmoreland’s career as a photographer and filmmaker has been focused mainly on the music, entertainment, and the beauty industry.  He has directed music video and short films shown in film festivals in Turin, Italy, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles, and has photographed many musicians for CD covers and Broadway performances. Bill is the Visual Director of brutjournal magazine.

Bill has also had a lifelong interest in painting and architecture.  He creates abstract landscape paintings and his current series of “Drive-by” photographs melds his paintings and photographs based on a horizon line theme.

Bill received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from SFASU (1974). He received certification from the NYU Summer Film Intensive (1985) and received his MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts (1997).

Jasmine Schwenk

Jasmine moved in 2021 from the lower Rhine in Germany to Honesdale, PA.  Born to a sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidering mother and a woodworking father.  Jasmine has traveled to islands of wool, fabric, glass, wood, and clay creating magic little worlds to make safe places for herself and others.

Jasmine finds her inner peace in creating stories through art.  The themes vary from fairytales to politics.  Some of her quilts have traveled the world in exhibitions.  She finds joy in the shining eyes of her customers and students and the purring of her cats to the sounds of needles and wheels.

Matt Povse

Form, surface, and line are considerations in Matt’s work. Throwing the bowl with a strong, curved line, and activating the surface with lines “drawn” into the clay are his concerns.  Among the many references that are important and inform him include nature and the work of many architects, painters, potters, and sculptors from the past.

Gallery Exhibition

November 17 – December 30

Artists are installing their personal adornments in the gallery not related to the holidays.  Interpretations of the theme include fiber art, video presentations, graffiti, digital photography and an interactive art piece.

Participating Artists – Mary Arden,  Jason Badum,  Phyllis Chekenian,  Maura Doern Danko,  Heather Rae Hatton,  Jay Hostetler,  Robyn Oakes,  Nancy Palubniak,  Noah Parry,  George Penyak,  Jasmine Schwenk,  Connor Simon,  Amy Smith,  Naomi Teppich,  Derek Williams,  Honesdale High School Art Club,  The Cooperage Pop-Up Club.


2022 Exhibits:

2021 Exhibits: