Who We Are
North Mountain Art League is a non-profit organization for artist age eighteen and older who are working in the visual fine arts.
Membership is centered around northern Columbia County and neighboring counties, but artist from other areas are welcome.
Our Members are artist who work in the visual fine arts – including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, graphics, ceramics and crafts of a fine arts nature. Members may be either professional or non-professional.
We also offer a sponsor membership for those who enjoy being involved with the arts and wish to help promote the League and art in this area, and to be informed of events through League updates and newsletters.
History and Purpose
History and Purpose
On April 22, 1992, at the Bloomsburg Town Hall, founder Dorothy Wilson met with several area artists who were interested in creating an art league. This group met for several months as a steering committee for this purpose. A Board of Directors and Officers was formed, and the constitution and by-laws were established. On November 30, 1992, the first general meeting of the North Mountain Art League was held in Bloomsburg.
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to sponsor juried and non-juried exhibitions, provide information and communication, to serve as a means for artists to meet in both a social and professional environment, and to promote an awareness of the visual fine arts and the artists.
We are honored to have Neil Welliver, nationally and internationally known Maine artist, who was originally from Millville in Columbia County, as our Honorary Director.
What We Do
Exhibitions: We hold juried and non-juried exhibitions, and have shown our work in many area venues including shows at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg: Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg: the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, Shamokin, and exhibit annually in Bloomsburg at Phillips Emporium and the Children’s Art and Science Museum, and have had two juried exhibitions at the East Wing of the State capital Building, Harrisburg. We also have on-going group and one-person exhibitions at First Federal Bank in Bloomsburg, which are held on a three-month invitational program for League members.
Meetings and Activities: the board of directors holds Monthly meeting. We have League meetings with a program of interest and information, covered-dish meetings and outings for all members and their guest, and other events such as studio and gallery visits. We are also represented by some of our members in various community activities such as the Bloomsburg 2002 Bicentennial Celebration, Treefest, and Children’s Art and Science Museum programs and projects.
Become a Member
Become a member by completing and mailing in our Membership form.