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 encourage enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 to apply to the exhibition. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years. The application deadline is May 6, 2016.

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.

Show hours are the same as the library’s hours.There may be times when the work displayed in the Downsbrough Room is not accessible due to other library programming.

The date and time of the official opening reception will be announced at a later date.

Exhibition Juror

The works in Images 2016 will be 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.

Submission Guidelines and Entry Form

Click on the + below for the exhibition rules. The application deadline is May 6, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Conditions for Entry

Images 2016 is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We encourage enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 to apply to the exhibition. Digital images of original work produced within the last three years may be submitted.

Images 2016 will exhibit drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art.  Digital art is a new category this year and is defined as work that is created entirely digitally but does not involve a lens.

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 one Best of Show and at least five merit awards. There two category specific awards. The William D. Davis Award in Drawing is sponsored by the Sturtz-Davis family. The Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society is sponsoring an award for best pastel.  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 20 to June 24. Those who wish to deliver their work to the Schlow Centre Region Library or the Woskob Gallery must do it on Friday, June 24.

At the conclusion of the show, work must be picked up on August 1, 2016. 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 5, 2016.

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.

Entry Form