The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is pleased to once again present our popular juried fine art exhibition, Images 2022. Work eligible for exhibition in the Images exhibition includes drawings, paintings, pastels, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art.
Images 2022 Juried Exhibition
Images 2022 is presented to the public in a live exhibition hanging in downtown State College for the month of July 2022. An online gallery of works included in the live show can be found here.
The Call for Entries for Images 2023 will open around the first of March, 2023. The exhibition is open to artists whose primary residence is in Pennsylvania who enter original work produced within the last three years.
The show’s jurors, Steve Getz and Carol Ann Simon Cillo, awarded $1,500 in prize money as follows: one Best of Show Award and four merit awards. In addition, the jurors chose an award for best drawing and best photograph. The Awards Reception during the Arts Festival was sponsored by CBICC.
This exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the State College Framing Company & Gallery, CBICC, the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, the State College Photo Club, the Sturtz-Davis family, Joyce Robinson and Norman Spivey, and the Schlow Library Foundation. Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!
Steve Getz and Carol Ann Simon Cillo are the exhibition’s jurors.
Steve Getz is a Fine and Graphic Artist with a studio based in Swissdale, PA and a Partner in If-the Idea Factory. He is a graduate of Lycoming College and has spent his entire career as a professional artist and designer. His work has been exhibited throughout central Pennsylvania. Steve’s artistic interests are oil painting, digital painting, photography and sculpture. He is the Director of the LH JAMS Festival in Lock Haven, as well as the past president and current board member of the Clinton County Arts Council/The Station Gallery. Steve was named the 2016 PA Wilds Artisan of the Year. He also served as the licensing director for a major consumer products company, where his responsibilities involved researching, negotiating and acquiring brand and character licenses. He maintains relationships with Henson Associates, The Children’s Television Workshop/Sesame Street, Marvel Comics, Lucas Films, Universal Studios, Mattel Toys and many others.
Carol Ann Simon Cillo is an artist, graphic designer, art educator and photo stylist. Currently a partner in If-the Idea Factory, she has worked as art director for a national consumer products corporation and adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Spending an entire career embracing the arts, she now focuses on creating fine artworks in ceramics, fiber/mixed media, and acrylic painting. Currently president of the Clinton County Arts Council, she has exhibited at the Pennsylvania’s Art of the State, is a PA Wilds Juried Artisan and has artwork housed in permanent collections in the region. She is a graduate of Edinboro University and studied at Carnegie Mellon University. She has served on the board of directors for the Color Marketing Group/International Trend and Color Organization and Factory Works, Williamsport.
These two artists began working together in a corporate setting, then began their own business named If-the Idea Factory. Continually evolving, they provided a wide variety of graphic and surface design production; licensing, creative and art direction; photo styling; exhibit displays and murals for nationwide corporations, museums, organizations and cities. They currently also work in tandem with the CCAC board members to manage and create events at the Station Gallery of the Clinton County Arts Council, which includes a series of professional exhibits, workshops, and arts festivals like the Lock Haven Jams and Art on Main Street (LH JAMS) festival, which won the 2021 Event of the Year by the PA Wilds. While finding their own focus in the fine arts, they also exhibit together and work collaboratively on art pieces and other creative endeavors.