Tickets on sale in-store for the Alla Prima Art Auction at the Elks Club, SATURDAY, November 10th, 2012

The SCASD Art Boosters are hosting a Centre region Art Auction to build the Alla Prima fund that will supplement the SCASD school art program.  The art auction takes place online at as well as a live auction at the State College Elks Club on November 10th at 7pm.  Tickets are $25 at the door and also available at Appalachian Outdoors on Allen Street and the Frame Factory in Westerly Plaza as well as at the door.

The auction will feature over 80 works of art from State College Area School District alumni who are professional artists, photographers and designers.  Art work from the Centre region as well as members of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania will be available online as well as in silent auction format.   In addition to art, the auction will feature a snowboard designed by Laura Kottlowski, 2003 SCASD graduate, many local gift cards as well as a golf package from the Elks of State College.  There will be 10 featured “live” items including the Mark Pilato sculpture, Modern Day Thinker.

 Tickets include Hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, a Mardi Gras atmosphere with “models painted as your favorite story book characters”. One of the evening’s  highlights will be the viewing of the trailer for the new documentary movie, “The Decade Film Project” which is currently in production.  Director, Eric Altman of Create Films, ( and Producer, Mellissa Zeligman will be available to answer questions about their documentary.

For additional information, please go to or contact Robert Placky at [email protected]


Pick up your Alla Prima Art Auction @ the Elks tickets for the November 10th, 7-11pm event, in-store at AppOutdoors.$25 per ticket registers you as a bidder for the auction. Please take the time to fill out your ticket stub !!

Best of Luck !

Also part of this SCAHS Alumni event is the exhibition at the Robeson Gallery, Penn State, featuring snowboard graphic designer Laura Kottlowski, class of 2003. Please stop by AppHouse and see a cardboard version of her piece hanging in our window. The original, actual board is at the Robeson Gallery.

Below is Laura’s artist statement.

As a Graphic Designer and Illustrator living an active lifestyle in the Colorado Rockies, I’m fortunate enough to translate elements of my outdoor passions into my work. Most everything I design or illustrate communicates a brand’s essence or helps give visual worth to a product. Currently, I design for a variety of action sports brands. In a given year, I will design anything from snowboards and apparel graphics to websites, brand videos, and ad campaigns. I prefer to design snowboards, because not only does it relate heavily to my personal life, but it’s also the medium where I’m given the most creative freedom. I base most of my design decisions on trends I’ve identified two seasons in advance, and determine a theme that may be relevant for each trend. It is extremely rewarding to see your artwork stroll by at a ski resort, or watch it fly through the air in competition, or strapped to the feet of your best friend’s daughter as she makes her first turns.
I feel the boards I design are most successful when there is an identifiable theme, the style is trend relevant, or the board communicates the brand’s essence. I gain inspiration through industry trade shows, fashion, slope side trends, and friend’s opinions. With every board I design I try and challenge myself with it’s styling or theme. My designs are most often rooted in my fine arts background. Over half of the boards I’ve designed have used techniques such as watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, and tye dye. These designs usually start by hand and are finished on the computer. I normally illustrate or paint one and a half times bigger than the actual size of the board to allow for crisp detail in the reproduction of the printing phase. Board design is also unique because there are a variety of finishing techniques. The two boards I am featuring are great examples of the wide ranging possibilities with board design production. The Cleopatra theme graphic (Sims Horizon) has a gold foil stamp, emphasizing the eye, as well as screened printed graphics on the sidewalls of the board. The Little Red Riding Hood (black and white LaMar, Allure) graphic has screened metallic ink throughout, with a whimsical matte overprint finish that glistens in the light. It also features screen printed sidewall graphics and a three-color die cut base graphic.
I look forward to continuing my Graphic Design career with a special focus on active lifestyle brands. The creative freedom associated with this niche allows me to push boundaries, grow as an artist, and above all else, love my job.  



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