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Images Juried Exhibition

Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery

Images 2018 is a juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art. The Images exhibition is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Artists of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 to apply. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years.

The deadline to apply is May 4, 2018.

The exhibition will hang in Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July 2018. The Library is located on South Allen Street in downtown State College. Allen Street becomes “main street” of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts each July.

The Images 2018 exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the State College Framing Company & Gallery, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Schlow Library Foundation, Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, and the Sturtz-Davis family. We are currently seeking additional sponsors.  If you are interested in learning more, contact Jennifer Shuey, Director of Development at (814) 237-3682. 

Special thanks to our exhibition partner and host, Schlow Centre Region Library.

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. The library is closed on Sundays.  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.

An Awards Reception will be held Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library.  The reception is hosted by the Schlow Library Foundation.

Exhibition Juror

The works in Images 2018 will be selected by juror Erin M. Coe.

Erin Coe is the new Director of the Palmer Museum of Art where she started on September 11.  She is the former Director of The Hyde Collection, an accredited art museum and historic house in Glens Falls, New York. As Director of The Hyde, Erin focused on her vision of improving the Museum’s accessibility, community engagement, and visitor experience. To this end, she implemented renovations to the museum’s 1989 wing including an upgraded lobby with new admission area, merchandise, and visitor seating area; significant upgrades to technology; and the addition of a gallery – all designed to enhance the visitor experience and to provide more space to exhibit works from the museum’s growing collection. Moreover, she secured an eleven million-dollar leadership gift that resulted in the addition of a new gallery dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art, which opened in June 2017. 

Prior to serving as Director of The Hyde, Erin served for fifteen years as the Chief Curator and during her tenure, she was responsible for the care, research, and development of the Museum’s permanent collection of European and American art, and its active exhibition program of ten shows a year. She has curated more than forty exhibitions, including the critically acclaimed Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, and she has authored over a dozen publications, and juried several regional and national exhibitions.

She holds an MA from the University at Albany (SUNY), and has worked on her doctorate in the history of art and architecture at Boston University, where she is currently ABD (all but dissertation), Ph.D. 

Before stepping down as Director of The Hyde in July of 2017, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik honored Erin with a Congressional Recognition for her years of dedication to cultivating and promoting the arts in New York’s 21st District.  

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