Images 2020 Exhibition Gallery

The Images 2020 online juried exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County, State College Framing Company & Gallery, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, State College Photo Club, Garbrick Shadle Insurance Agency, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Schlow Library Foundation, and the Sturtz-Davis family.

A virtual Awards Reception was held for the artists and was sponsored by CBICC and hosted by Schlow Centre Region Library with support from the Centre Foundation.  The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will award $1,900 in prizes. Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.

Award Winners

Best in Show:  Adeline by Kelly Green    Sponsored by State College Framing Company & Gallery

William D. Davis Award:  The World Beneath by Deena Ultman    Sponsored by the Sturtz-Davis Family

Best Pastel:  High Mass by William Sweeney    Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society

Best Photograph:  Spring Creek by R Thomas Berner    Sponsored by the State College Photo Club

Award of Merit:  Dreamscape with Rabbit by Anni Matsick    Sponsored by Garbrick-Shadle Insurance Agency

Award of Merit: Rob-In-Hood by Nimrat Sandhu    Sponsored by the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County

Award of Merit:  By the Time the Hemlock Grows in the Bases Will Be Empty by Sophie Najjar    Sponsored by the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania

Award of Merit:  Icy Barn by Denise Wagner

Best Student Submission: Griffin by Domenic Feola    Sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation

A Viewers’ Choice Award, sponsored by Joyce Robinson and Norman Spivey, will be determined by viewers’ votes.  Voting will be active until July 31.  To cast your ballot for the Viewers’ Choice Award, please fill out this form.

Click or tap on the images below to see larger versions. Many of the pieces are for sale.  Should you wish to purchase any of these works, please contact the Festival office at (814) 237-3682.

Setara Ahmed
Hatfield, PA
Bonding with nature in next world
36″x24″
acrylic on canvas
$2,000

Setara Ahmed
Hatfield, PA
Mystery of Relationships
16″x12″
acrylic on canvas
$600

Meera Alve
Malvern, PA
Budding
18″x12″
mixed media
$450

Rick Avery and Mary Vollero
Julian, PA
Grand Canyon
9’x12′
latex on canvas
$5,000

Keith Bastianini
Bethel Park, PA
Drawing Down the Moon
22″x16.5″
digital photography and 3D modeling, giclee print on fine art paper
NFS

Donald Becker
Driftwood, PA
Think Outside the Box
20″x16″
digital art on metal
NFS

R Thomas Berner
Bellefonte, PA
Cloud du Jour
13″x19″
photograph
$195

R Thomas Berner
Bellefonte, PA
Spring Creek
13″x19″
photograph
$195

Christie Biber
Pittsburgh, PA
Orange Teapot
30″x30″
acrylic on wood
$500

John Blumen
Pittsburgh, PA
Michael
55″x24″
digital painting on canvas, mounted on wood
$5,500

Nancy Burch Brassington
Bellefonte, PA
Inspired by Stony Batter
24″x 18″
oil on canvas
$1,500

Nancy Burch Brassington
Bellefonte, PA
View of My Street From My House
48″x36″
oil on canvas
$3,000

Joan Carroll
Milton, PA
Katherine
14″x11″
oil on panel
$1,500

Jim Conner
Saint Davids, PA
A Forgery
20″x15″
photograph, archival pigment print
$1,190

Jim Conner
Saint Davids, PA
Waterfront Reflections
16″x24″
photograph, archival pigment print
$990

Jim Conner
Saint Davids, PA
Midland Texas
24″x32″
photograph, archival pigment print
$1,090

Melinda Curley
Boalsburg, PA
Afterglow, Judith O’Donnell Sieg, 1937 – 2013
36″x48″
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
NFS

Heather Davis
Everett, PA
Circle of Life
24″x30″
oil on canvas
$2,100

Marty Edmunds
Boalsburg, PA
Beach Girl
24″x18″
watercolor with paper cutout overlay
NFS

Domenic Feola
Exton, PA
Griffin
20″x16″
acrylic and ink on canvas board
$100

Dotty Ford
State College, PA
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle
12″x12″
collage on wood
$100

Sally Frehn
Huntingdon, PA
On the Run
13″x18″
hand-pulled clay monoprint
NFS

Deanna Gillespie
Spring Mills, PA
Magic
16″x12″
acrylic on canvas
NFS

Kelly Green
State College, PA
Adeline
14″x11″
oil on linen
NFS

Megan Halsey
Lansdowne, PA
Empty Chair (4): Garden Party
20″x16″
acrylic collage on canvas
$500

Janice Heverly
Howard, PA
Chatham Run Mill
22″x30″
watercolor
$1,250

Janice Heverly
Howard, PA
Carousel
22″x30″
watercolor
$1,250

Brandon Hirt
Ebensburg, PA
Diamond Beach
24″x36″
photograph on metal
$350

Jennifer Kelly
State College, PA
Mad Cat
10″x8″
ink and colored pencil
$500

Jennifer Kelly
State College, PA
Baby’s
30″x40″
acrylic and oil
$5,000

Peggy Klinger
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Carson’s
24″x36″
oil on canvas
NFS

Cinda Kostyak
State College, PA
The Spring House
20″x26″
oil on birch
NFS

Candace Kubinec
Greensburg, PA
At Daybreak
10″x8″
photograph
$75

Charles Marley
New Oxford, PA
Droplet Collision
18″x12″
photograph on metal
$200

Charles Marley
New Oxford, PA
Abandoned
16″x20″
photograph on metal
$300

Anni Matsick
Boalsburg, PA
Dreamscape With Rabbit
12″x15″
watercolor on paper
$1,800

Jeanne McKinney
State College, PA
Black Head and Blue Sea
12″x18″
pastel
NFS

Hannah Meier
Bainbridge, PA
The Dead Sea
11″x17″
digital photograph
$100

Preenaa Moyer
State College, PA
Ambition
10″x8″
acrylic on canvas
$70

Sophie Najjar
Philadelphia, PA
What’s to Become of the Millionaires and Their Hydrangeas?
36″x30″
acrylic on canvas
$800

Sophie Najjar
Philadelphia, PA
By the Time the Hemlock Grows in the Bases Will Be Empty
40″x50″
acrylic on canvas
$1,000

Russell Orlando
Harrisburg, PA
Catyclysmic
12″x12″
acrylic on stretched canvas
$175

Susan Parsonage
State College, PA
Wallflower
13″x12″
collagraph print on archival paper
$500

Susan Parsonage
State College, PA
Burst
12″x18″
Sumi ink and twig drawn on watercolor background
$500

Marilyn Paul
Northumberland, PA
Seeking to Unwind
20″x18″
collagraph with akua printing ink
$300

Michele Randall
State College, PA
Under Pressure
18″x18″
encaustic medium on wood panel
$525

James Rapone
Philadelphia, PA
Untitled No. 3
8.5″x6″
collage on bristol board
$275

Mia Roman
Bethlehem, PA
Mind Over Matter
5237px x 3537px
digital art, MediBang paint
$30

Nimrat Sandhu
Malvern, PA
Rob-In-Hood
10″x8″
colored pencil
$700

Nimrat Sandhu
Malvern, PA
Pum’Kin
10″x12″
pastel
$900

Maggie Scotilla
State College, PA
Colorful Scales
8″x24″
pen and ink plus copic markers
NFS

Maggie Scotilla
State College, PA
Enchanted Hare
8.5″x11.5″
pen and ink
NFS

John Sharkey
Boalsburg, PA
PJ Factory Window
8″x10″
digital photograph, archival print on matte paper
$175

Wendy Snetsinger
State College, PA
The Sun Amidst the Rising Clouds
36″x48″
acrylic on canvas
NFS

Amy Soich
Latrobe, PA
Tales of Insomnia
22.5″x23″
poplar board, propane torch, acrylic paint, paint pens
$850

William Sweeney
Garnet Valley, PA
High Mass
28″x20″
pastel
NFS

Deena Ultman
State College, PA
The World Beneath
27″x34″
charcoal on paper
NFS

Mary Vollero
Bellefonte, PA
Worry Tree
48″x30″
latex on canvas
$500

Denise Wagner
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Icy Barn
9″x12″
acrylic
$300

David P Warner
Meadville, PA
Toms Run
16″x12″
oil
$900

Laura Wilkins
Philadelphia, PA
Time
8″x5.5″
ink on paper
$200

Kim Williams
Johnstown, PA
Lady M
17″x13″
ebony pencil and gold leaf
NFS

Juror’s Statement

It was an honor and a pleasure to curate the Images 2020 Exhibition. 2020 has proven to be a tumultuous year—which required so many people around the world to pivot and respond to the pandemic. The quarantine made it impossible to hang this exhibition in person and to view the work in real life. While I wish that I could see all of the incredible work up close, I am thrilled that so many artists (a record for this exhibition) chose to participate and share their inspiring work with us. In the arts, I have seen tremendous ingenuity as artists, galleries, curators, collectors and enthusiasts have engineered new and creative ways of engaging with art and providing opportunities for artists, whose voices are so important—particularly in trying times.

Of the work submitted, there was wonderful variety across a range of media and styles including traditional painting and drawing, as well as experimental materials and methods. With so much uniqueness, there were still themes that began to emerge as I viewed the submissions. In the work selected, there is the presence of the unusual—a different vantage point or uncommon material—something unexpected or even slightly uncanny at times. I enjoyed the myriad ways in which the artists offered subtle perspective shifts or splashes of mystery—moments to rethink images as we may normally see or imagine them. 

It was a difficult decision to select work from the pool of entrants—there was so much excellent work to choose from. I admire all of the artists’ breadth of skills and interests across themes and the perseverance in making and showing work during the quarantine.

It was a thrill to have the opportunity to see so much fantastic work in one place. Thank you to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for inviting me to curate this exhibition, and I look forward to seeing the work of the selected artists in the future.

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