The Gallery at Penn College
Lycoming County Juried Art Exhibition
Art is alive in Lycoming County!
This juried exhibition of fine art by regional artists will feature work in all media, and will showcase the unique vision and emerging aesthetic ideas within Lycoming County. The exhibit will allow the community to experience and interact with new and exciting contemporary artwork created by regional artists. The public will be invited to vote for one work of art by each of the selected artists, which will be included in the exhibition. Voting will be held March 1 - 31, 2013, check back for details! Join The Gallery at Penn College as we celebrate the talent that lies within our region.
This juried exhibition is open to all residents of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 18 years of age or older. A copy of a current driver's licence or other proof of residency is required.
- First Prize: $500
- Second Prize: $300
- Third Prize: $100
A Viewer's Choice prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibit.
- Original 2- and 3-dimensional art in any medium may be submitted including: painting, works on paper, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber, ceramic, photography, digital art, video art, mixed media, wood, glass, and metal.
- 2-dimensional work may not exceed 60" in any direction.
- Sculpture may not exceed 7' h x 3' w x 3' d.
- Accepted works of art must be professionally presented and installation-ready. 2-dimensional work must be framed and include wire for hanging.
Jurying is now closed. Artists will be informed of acceptance in February 2013
- Artists must submit six works of art.
- Entry forms, entry fee, and images are due by December 15, 2012.
- All entries must be original works of art completed since 2008.
- Art must be original.
- All work submitted with entry must be available for exhibition.
- All work must remain on exhibit until the end of the exhibit.
Transportation of Artwork
- Artists are are responsible for transporting all artwork to and from the exhibit. Art being shipped must be sent in sturdy, reusable containers for safe shipping; no loose packing peanuts. Artwork may also be hand-delivered, by appointment, Monday through Friday.
- All artwork must be received by May 10, 2013.
- 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 by July 31, 2013.
Liability / Insurance
All works will be insured against theft and damage at the stated insurance value from the time of their delivery to the time of their departure. Pennsylvania College of Technology may photograph, telecast, or reproduce the entries for educational, catalogue, and publicity purposes, giving credit to the owner.
Artwork may be for display/exhibition 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 upon request. 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.
Our goal is to make the process of jurying as fair as possible. Three independent jurors will select the artists who submit qualified entries. Jurors will rate each artist in the following categories, awarding 0 - 5 points in each:
- Style / Artistic Integrity / First Impression
- Communication / Content
- Design / Composition
- Quality / Control of Medium
The points of the three jurors will be combined, and the artists with the highest total of points will be accepted (a maximum of 60 points possible). Once the artists have been selected, three individual works of art by those artists will be selected for exhibition in the following manner:
- One work of art selected by the artist
- One work of art selected by the Gallery Director
- One work of art selected by the general public via an online voting site during the month of March 2013
Gary Mesa-Gaido received his M.F.A. from Ohio University (1992) and his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh (1987). Over the last decade, he has exhibited his work in over a hundred solo, small group, and large group international, national, and regional juried exhibitions from New York City to San Francisco. Mesa-Gaido’s artwork has been supported through various grants and awards, including two Kentucky Arts Council grants. In addition, his pieces are held in the permanent collections of individuals, as well as, organizations, including Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pittsburgh Plate and Glass in Pittsburgh, and the Avampato Discovery Museum in Charleston, West Virginia.
Originally from Washington, Pennsylvania, Gary Mesa-Gaido moved to Morehead, Kentucky in 1992 to teach for Morehead State University, where he is a tenured professor of art. www.garymesa-gaido.com
Florence Putterman was awarded a National Endowment Grant in 1979 and has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in the United State and Europe. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Pennsylvania State University in 1988. Her works are in museum and corporate collections all over the country including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Ringling Museum, Sarasota. In 2010 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Society of American Graphic Artists. She has taught painting and printmaking at Lycoming College and Susquehanna University and has done monotype workshops around the country. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Art. Several years ago she set up a foundation to donate art to non-profit organizations; many regional hospitals and universities have these works on display in their facilities. She maintains two studios, one in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and another in Sarasota, Florida. www.putterman.com
Joyce Robinson has been a curator at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University for nearly 15 years and is also an affiliate associate professor of art history at Penn State, where she teaches courses primarily in American and African American art. She received her Ph.D. in 19th- and 20th-century European and American art at the University of Virginia, and has taught at Kenyon College, Davidson College, the American University in Paris, and the University of Virginia. During her tenure at the Palmer, Joyce has organized more than 20 exhibitions, several of which traveled to other institutions, and authored numerous articles and exhibition catalogues primarily in the fields of contemporary art, photography, and American art. Joyce is a member of the board of directors of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and served as a juror for the 2012 festival.
Carrie Wissler-Thomas has been the President/CEO of the Art Association of Harrisburg since 1986, and has been a professional artist since her graduation from Hood College in 1968. She holds her Master’s Degree from Temple University.
Wissler-Thomas was known primarily for her figurative oil paintings until 1997, when she began painting landscapes of both the Susquehanna River and Scotland. She taught oil painting for the Art Association from 1979 through 1986, and she was a freelance art reviewer for Philadelphia-based Art Matters, and for the Pennsylvania Beacon. As President of The Art Association she manages the year-round art school, handles fundraising, development and public relations.
Wissler-Thomas has held over 30 solo exhibitions, and her paintings have appeared in innumerable group exhibitions throughout central Pennsylvania. Her paintings are included in the collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in Philadelphia, Borthwick Castle and The Port Charlotte Hotel in Scotland, and a myriad of private collectors. She was the 1991 recipient of The Distinguished Service to the Arts Award, and in 2005 the recipient of The Arts Advocate Award, both in Harrisburg. In 2010, she received the Carolyn Fiedler-Alber Arts Advocate Award from the Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA.
- December 15, 2012: Deadline for entries
- February 2013: Artists informed of acceptance
- March 2013: public voting open
- April 2013: artists informed of works that will be included in exhibition
- April 23 - May 10, 2013: Delivery of artwork
- May 30, 2013: Opening Reception 5 - 7 p.m., Awards presented at 6 p.m.
- May 30 - June 28, 2013: Exhibition dates
- July 31, 2013: All work must be retrieved
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The Gallery at Penn College
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.