Images Juried Exhibition

Images 2015 is an exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, and paper. It hangs in Schlow Centre Region Library and in the Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center in July 2015. Both galleries are located on South Allen Street in downtown State College. Allen Street becomes “main street” of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts each July.

Show hours are the same as the library’s hours. The official Exhibition Opening will be July 9th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room in the Schlow Centre Region Library.

Exhibition Juror

Images 2015 is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years. The works in Images 2015 were selected by juror Scott Dimond. Scott holds a doctoral degree in art history from the University of Pennsylvania, has been the Curator for Visual Arts at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art since 2010.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, founded in 1976, is a community art museum that operates the nation’s longest-running museum satellite system with four museum facilities in the southwestern Pennsylvania cities of Altoona, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto. The Museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 4,000 works of local, regional, national and international artists. SAMA’s four museums offer award-winning education programs, special events, and approximately two dozen exhibitions annually.

Prior to joining SAMA, Dimond served as a curator of the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT. He also has held positions at Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH; Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine; and Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has curated in-house and traveling exhibitions including a noteworthy exhibition of the work of realist painter Janet Fish.

Submission Guidelines

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Conditions for Entry

Images 2015 is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Digital images of original work produced within the last three years may be submitted.

Images 2015 will exhibit drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, and paper.

The work will be judged on the basis of digital images. Each applicant may enter a maximum of three works; one image per artwork.

Entry Fee
A $30 non-refundable entry fee must accompany each online application.

Awards and Catalog

A minimum of $1,500 in prizes will be awarded. There will be at one Best of Show and at least five merit awards. There will be one category specific award: The William D. Davis Award in Drawing. This award is sponsored by the Sturtz-Davis family. Award winners will be announced at the close of the exhibition.

An online catalog of the exhibition will be published as a portion of the Festival’s web site. It will contain images of the accepted works as well as a juror’s statement.

Receiving and Retrieving of Work

Receiving and Retrieving
Artists whose work has been accepted for the exhibition may ship it to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts to arrive from June 23 to June 26. Those who wish to deliver their work to the Schlow Centre Region Library or the Woskob Gallery must do it on Friday, June 26.

At the conclusion of the show, work must be picked up on August 3, 2015. The galleries have no additional storage space so please respect the pick-up dates. Work will be shipped to artists who choose not pick up their work no later than August 7, 2015.

All artwork must be identified with the artist’s name. Work shall be framed, wired, and ready to hang. The CPFA reserves all rights to exclude any work when the work differs from the entry.

Detailed shipping instructions will accompany acceptance notices.

Insurance and Liability
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Schlow Centre Region Library, and The Pennsylvania State University will take all reasonable care of pieces entered but are not responsible for loss or damage to the work.

Consent to reproduce images of artists’ work for publicity, catalog, or educational purposes is assumed, unless specifically reserved in writing. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this prospectus.