April Art Newsletter


Spring Forward….

Happy Spring everyone! I hope everyone is keeping well and is looking forward to the next few months. I know I am going to be busy with art shows cropping up at various traditional and not-so-traditional venues - from an outdoor festival to open studios to pop up shows. I hope you will be able to join me at some of them. Details below.

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This Month’s Events

April 17, 2021

Abington Art Center’s Outdoor Spring Craft Fair


Spring Craft Fair, on the grounds of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Hours: 10 - 4 PM. Rain Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021.

I’ll be getting my exact booth number the week of the event (which I will post to my facebook page as well as on my events page on my website) but my space will be in the outdoor pavilion located on the grounds of the Art Center.

Event Details: Join us outside on our expansive lawn for a fun day of artwork, food, live music with the Paul Green Rock Academy, and more! Over 50 artists from around the region will showcase their work in a range of media including jewelry, ceramics, glass, textiles, painting, and photography. Enjoy handcrafted food and locally brewed beer while exploring our 27-acre sculpture park.

Additional information can be found at: abingtonartcenter.org

or on Facebook at


One of the paintings you may see at my outdoor show at Abington: A Tiding of Magpies, 18 x 18 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel

April 24 - May 23, 2021

Historic Yellow Springs Art Show


Historic Yellow Springs Art Show, Lincoln Building, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. This show will be available to shop online at this link as well as open to in-person visitors.

I will have 12 paintings available for purchase at this historic annual art show, now in its 48th year!

Event details: Every year the arrival of spring always seems to bring a feeling of newness and optimism, but never more so than this year! We could not be more excited to bring you the 48th annual Yellow Springs Art Show, featuring almost 200 juried artists from the Delaware Valley and beyond!

Despite the immensely challenging times brought on by the pandemic, Historic Yellow Springs continues to evolve. For the first time ever, this years’ art show will be a hybrid event, enabling patrons to stroll the beautiful galleries and purchase art on-site, or view and shop for artwork online at


In addition, to facilitate in-person viewing and reduce crowding, we are extending the length of the Art Show to four full weeks, from the traditional two weeks.

We ask that all patrons who visit the village wear a mask and follow all HYS safety protocols. Admission is free to the public and you do not need a reservation, however, we are limited to a 75 person occupancy.

Unfortunately, we will not be hosting our Opening Gala or Happy Hour events this year. Instead, will be having an outdoor event, Art Around the Village, Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM - 2 PM, rain or shine. Join us for a fun afternoon in the village and enjoy live music from Chris Lebresco, live artist demonstrations and more! Details coming soon!

Some of my artwork you can see at the show:

“From Feather to Flame, and Birth to Bloom”, 40 x 30 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel.

Blossom Forth, 18 x 18 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel

A Crown of Flowers, 30 x 30 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel

Fox Song, 24 inches diameter, ink and acrylic on wood panel

Dancing Heron, 5x7 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel

On the Fly, 5x7 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel.

Save the Dates & Coming Soon

These are just a sampling of upcoming art events. To view my full event schedule (which is updated every month), go to https://www.lynnetteshelley.com/events

May 14,15,16, 2021 | Chester County Studio Tour at Ivystone Studio, 138 Moore Road, Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Ivystone Studio is Tour Stop #15 and hosts artists Justin Smith, Joy Smith, Lynnette Shelley, Charles Emlen, Anna Boothe and Steve Koelsch at this annual county-wide studio tour.

Hours: Unofficial Preview Party will be 5-8 PM on Friday May 14. Official Tour Hours: Saturday May 15, 10-6 PM; Sunday May 16, 11-5 PM.

There will also be demonstrations by some of the artists on the tour during both days of the studio tour (Justin will be giving demos periodically both days of the tour, Lynnette will give a demo ("Wild at Art") at Noon on Sunday, and Anna at 1 PM on Sunday).

View Lynnette's "County Collector" available exclusively during the studio tour.

RSVP to the Facebook event page here.

June 13, 2021 | Open House at Studio 6, 601 Chain Street, Studio 6, Norristown, Pennsylvania. Lynnette will be hosting an open studio event at her private studio along with a guest artist Amy Bruckner. 11-5 PM. Click here for more information. Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event page.

July 17-18, 2021 Artisan Market at Winterthur, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware. Hours: 10-4 PM Saturday and Sunday. Rain or Shine event. Lynnette's booth location will be on the East Side of the garden. Exact location TBA.

Thank You!

Lynnette Shelley