The Gallery at Penn College
The Centennial Exhibit
Celebrating the past, embracing the present, and believing in the future.
Call for entries
Call for entries is now closed.
2014 marks a milestone in Penn College’s rich history, from the inception of adult classes in the Williamsport Area School District in 1914, through its evolution into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College, and present-day Pennsylvania College of Technology.
This special juried exhibition was open to all Penn College students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees, as well as all alumni and retirees of WACC and WTI. The theme for the exhibition was past, present, future. The exhibit coincides with the College’s 2014 Centennial, and celebrates the people who have contributed to our institution’s historic success—because ‘It’s the People that Make the Difference!’
The non-refundable entry fees benefited the Penn College Scholarship Campaign.
Information for accepted artists:
Transportation of Artwork
- Artists are responsible for delivery of artwork and any associated shipping costs to and from the exhibit. Art being shipped should be sent in sturdy, reusable containers for safe shipping; no loose packing peanuts. Artwork may be hand-delivered during open Gallery hours.
- All accepted artwork must be received by September 26, 2014.
- The Gallery reserves the right to reject works that have been inaccurately represented by the slide/digital image. Works must be received ready for installation: work must be framed, matted, wired, etc. The Gallery reserves the right to reject works for exhibition that are not original, are deemed extraordinarily fragile or unstable, or are not installation ready.
- Return of Artwork: Artists are responsible for return shipping or pick-up of artwork. A shipping account number or postage-paid sticker must be supplied to The Gallery. Work that was hand-delivered must be retrieved within 4 weeks of the closing date of exhibit: December 7, 2014.
Artwork may be for display only or for sale at the sole discretion of the artist. The Gallery at Penn College will not transact the sale of any work, but will make prices available. No commission will be collected, and buyers will be referred to the artist. All work must remain in the Gallery until the end of the exhibition.
- Best of Show: $300
- 1st place: $200 & 2nd place: $100, in each category:
- 2-D Paintings & Works on Paper (Oil/Acrylic/ Watercolor/Pastel/Drawing/Printmaking)
- 3-D Sculpture & Objects (Ceramics/Fiber/Wood/Glass/Metal/Craft/Installation)
- Photography/Other Media (Digital/Video/Mixed Media)
- Viewer's Choice (awarded at end of exhibit): Le Jeune Chef Restaurant gift card
Chad Andrews maintains a private art studio at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He and his family live outside the city on a 130-acre horse farm in Montoursville, and he teaches printmaking and two-dimensional design at Bloomsburg University. Appearing to live three different lives, his artwork is fueled by the variety of experiences from each day. He weaves and embeds notations, images, and events into dense compositions that express the world(s) around him. Andrews received his BFA in studio art from Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA) and his MFA in printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). He has taught at Penn (1994–1999) as well as held the position of Director of Visual Arts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI) from 2000 to 2006. His work has been shown at numerous galleries around the country and abroad. Primarily a printmaker, Andrews uses all his skills in his work and often includes a combination of drawing, painting with the printmaking. www.chadandrews.com
Morgan Craig has exhibited throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and Australia, including OK Harris in New York City, SPACES in Cleveland, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the Australian National University. Craig has received numerous awards including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2007, 2011), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for 2006 and 2008. He has also been invited to several residencies including, Cite Internationale des Arts, the Macdowell Colony, and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts. During the fall semester of 2010, he was the visiting artist at the Australian National University. Selections from his work were recently featured in several solo and group exhibitions, including the Delaware Museum of Art, and Edinboro University. Last summer, he journeyed to both the Blue Mountain Center in New York and Proekt Fabrika in Moscow, Russia for residencies. This fall, Craig will have a solo show at Elon University, Emory and Henry College, and Marshall University. www.morgancraig.org
Terry Wild owns Terry Wild Stock, Inc., a picture stock agency specializing in image placements and limited edition print sales. His career as a commercial photographer commenced in 1971 with the founding of The Wild Studio. He is a graduate of Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. His work is known nationally, collected, and published internationally.
Wild taught photography at Lycoming College from 1974-1982 at which point he developed the growth of The Terry Wild Studio, a full service photography studio specializing in editorial and commercial services to educational, financial, and industrial sectors. His photography spans a variety of styles and disciplines, ranging from regional and national landscapes, flora and nature studies, to editorial and sociological commentary. He now works digitally, producing limited edition prints.
He views the gift of photography as his second language and uses the camera to interpret his encounters with the world around him. His current activity is primarily building an online searchable database for editor's and publisher's content needs, as well as representing several other specialized photographers. www.terrywildstock.com
Richard Rinehart is Director and Chief Curator of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He has served as Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and as curator at New Langton Arts and for the San Jose Arts Commission. He juried for the Rockefeller Foundation, Rhizome.org, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute and elsewhere. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network. He lead the NEA-funded project, "Archiving the Avant-Garde", to preserve digital art and is currently completing a book for MIT Press on collecting and preserving media culture. Rinehart's papers, projects, and more can be found at www.coyoteyip.com
Our goal is to make the process of jurying as efficient and fair as possible. Three independent jurors will select the artwork from the qualified entries. Jurors will rate each work of art, awarding 0-5 points in each of the following categories:
- Style/Artistic Integrity/First Impression
- Communication of Theme (past/present/future)
- Quality/Control of Medium
The points of the three jurors will be combined, and the artworks with the highest total points will be accepted (maximum of 60 points possible).
- Deadline for Entry Form: June 20, 2014
- Artists informed of acceptance: August 8, 2014
- Delivery of artwork: September 9–26, 2014. All artwork must be received by The Gallery by September 26, 2014. The artist is responsible for costs to deliver or ship artwork. All work must be exhibition ready: ex. framed, matted, wired.
- Exhibition dates: October 10–November 9, 2014
- Opening Reception: Friday, October 10, 5-7 p.m.
- Awards announced at 6 p.m.
The Gallery at Penn College
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
The Gallery at Penn College strives to be an important instructional resource for students and a cultural asset to Pennsylvania College of Technology and local communities. The Gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation and understanding through its exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art in a variety of media. The Gallery upholds the mission of Penn College and offers opportunities to develop intellectually, ethically, socially, culturally, and personally. Throughout the year, The Gallery is host to numerous exhibitions and events that range from local collections to international traveling exhibitions. The Gallery is located on the third floor of the Madigan Library, on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology.