Images Juried Exhibition
Images 2016 is an exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art. Images 2016 is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We especially encourage enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 to apply to the exhibition, but artists of all ages are welcome. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years.
The exhibition will hang in Schlow Centre Region Library and in the Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center in July 2016. 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.
Images is made possible in part by sponsorships from the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Bath Fitter, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Leech Tishman, Joyce Robinson and Norman Spivey, and the Sturtz-Davis family. Special thanks to our exhibition partner, Schlow Centre Region Library.
Show hours at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center are the same as the box office hours, generally from 9 am – 4 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 2 pm on Saturdays. To check the box office hours, please call (814) 863-0255.
Show hours at Schlow Centre Region Library are the same as the library’s hours, generally from 9 am – 8 pm on Mondays – Wednesdays, noon – 8 pm on Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm on Fridays, and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturdays. There may be times when the work displayed in the Downsbrough Room is not accessible due to other library programming. To check the library’s hours, please call (814) 237-6236.
The Awards Reception will be held Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library. The reception is sponsored by the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County.
The works in Images 2016 have been selected by juror Daniel Massad.
Daniel Massad, a native of Oklahoma City, attended Princeton—which didn’t offer a major in studio art—but graduated with something as useful to him as his degree—a box of pastels.
After Princeton, Massad undertook graduate studies in English at the University of Chicago and worked as a psychotherapist before enrolling in graduate studies in painting at the University of Kansas. It was there where he started on the path to his work as a “rhyparographer”, a painter of common things.
Today Massad paints still life arrangements of everyday objects: fruit, vegetables, flowers, bowls, buckets, and bottles. Indeed, Massad cites Dutch masters Vermeer and Rembrandt, and a former teacher, the ceramicist Toshiku Takaezu, among his greatest artistic influences.
Massad often arranges his objects on or around textured surfaces such as pockmarked stone walls. Set against black backdrops, illuminated in severe directional light, and meticulously rendered in pastels, the forms in Massad’s work are crisp and their surfaces densely textured. Massad is a pastel artist’s pastel artist.
His work can be found in collections across the country including, the National Museum of American Art, Washington; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago in addition to private collections.
Massad makes his home in Annville, PA where he is the artist-in-residence at Lebanon Valley College.