The Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop is a boutique fine art gallery and gift shop located in historic downtown Foxburg, PA. Situated in a charming 150-year-old building that was once owned by the renowned Fox family, the Red Brick Gallery strives to nurture artistic creativity by providing an inspiring venue for local artisans and other emerging art talent. Red Brick Gallery & Shop features hundreds of artisan-inspired items (on two floors), along with a wide selection of limited edition and collectable signature works.
The Red Brick Gallery and artisan cooperative was formed in 2011 by botanical artist and retired corporate executive, Donna Edmonds, who now serves as the Artistic Director of the Gallery
The artisan cooperative’s home is a charming and historic 135 year old building at 17 Main Street which was once the business office of the Fox family from Philadelphia and the namesake of the Foxburg village. The building was attractively restored in 2004 by its current owners, Dr. Arthur and Patricia Steffee, who are officers and founding members of ARCA. The building also serves as the office of the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts.
The artisan co-operative is in its sixth year of showcasing fine art from the greater Allegheny-Clarion River Valley Region in special exhibits and gift shop offerings. Art works are displayed in the Gift Shop space on the first floor, offering for sale a full display of works by local painters, photographers, potters and artisans. The second floor is used as a gallery space for special exhibitions from April to December.
Red Brick Gallery & Gift Shop Hours are Friday 1:00 – 5:00; Saturday 11:00 – 7:00; and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00
The purpose of the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop is to provide regional artists a suitable venue for the display and viewing of their works, as well as to provide a consignment sales outlet for Cooperative Artists, who all volunteer their time to have the space open to the public.
The Gift Shop offers for sale the works of local artists in a variety of media: Oil and watercolor paintings, pencil drawings, fine art photography, fiber art, silver jewelry, hand woven scarves and rugs, hand thrown wood bowls, knitting, pottery, wearables, and greeting cards.
Current members of the Red Brick Gallery Artist Cooperative are Cheri Lee Anderton-Yarnell, Mark DeWalt, Donna Edmonds, Cindy Ford, Blanche Hall, Angela Taylor Hardwick, Nick J. Karellas, Dennis Keyes, Jason Floyd Lewis, Paul O’Neil, Ray Rossi, Glenn and Linda Thompson, and Cathy and Jack Trzeciak.
Special exhibitions in 2016 will feature Red Brick Gallery Cooperative Artists. A complete list and links to their webpages can be found on the Red Brick Gallery Exhibitions Page. Red Brick Gallery Exhibitions mounted in 2015 were Red Brick Holiday Art Show and Exhibit, November 21 – December 20; Chris DeNapoli Michael-Through My Eyes October 9 – November 15; Sally S. Heston – Watercolors & Pastels, August 28 – October 4; Summer Exhibit: From Painting to Pottery, Carol Modery-Kilkeary & Stacie Johnson-Leske, July 17 – August 23; Seth McClaine – Landscapes & Streetscapes, June 5 – July 12; Carolyn Schiffhouer – Digital Photographic Artist, April 24 – May 31; and Dancing Off the Canvas: A-C Valley Student Art Exhibit, April 11 – 19.
Meet the Artist Openings for Exhibitions are generally scheduled on Sunday afternoons after an ARCA concert from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
The Red Brick Gallery is always seeking new artist members as well as volunteers to help mind the store. In order to encourage and challenge local artists to continually hone their skills and to enhance the reputation of the Gallery, the work of artists who wish to become Co-op members and to display work on consignment will be juried by a panel appointed by ARCA. Since it is a cooperative with no paid staff, all displaying artists volunteer in the Gallery Shop on a regular basis.
Becoming a Red Brick Cooperative Artist
Are you a visual artist and interested in exhibiting your work and looking to be a part of a supportive, artistic community? Red Brick Gallery is adding cooperative artists to its roster this season. Striving to nurture artistic creativity, Red Brick Gallery provides an inspiring venue for local artisans and other emerging art talent. By providing a suitable venue for the display and viewing of their works to regional artists Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop affords co-op artists the opportunity for consignment sales.
To apply for membership in the co-op, send a minimum of three high quality images to RBG email address firstname.lastname@example.org along with contact information – name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Submissions are juried and applicants will be contacted if they are accepted.
The requirements for members include working at the gallery during the weekends when it is open to the public. This typically involves one 4 to 5 hour shift once a month but can fluctuate up or down depending on the number of member artists at any given time. RBG also requests that its members be involved in the operation of the gallery – to occasionally help with receptions, minor maintenance and upkeep of the gallery.
The Red Brick is located at 17 Main Street in “downtown” Foxburg. During the 2016 season, it will be open on weekends, with new extended hours beginning Friday April 22nd till the end of the year: Friday 1:00 to 6:00 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 12 AM to 4 PM.