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 exhibition hangs in Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July. The Library is located on South Allen Street in downtown State College. Show hours are the same as the library’s hours, generally 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.
The Images 2018 exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the Garbrick-Shadle Insurance Agency, The Queen Bed & Breakfast, State College Framing Company & Gallery, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Schlow Library Foundation, Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, and the Sturtz-Davis family.
Special thanks to our exhibition partner and host, Schlow Centre Region Library.
An Awards Reception was held on July 12 at Schlow Centre Region Library. The reception was hosted by the Schlow Library Foundation.
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts awarded $1,800 in prizes at Images 2018. Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.
Best in Show: Marisa Eichman, The Hunt For The Red Doe
The works in Images 2018 were selected by juror Erin M. Coe.
Erin Coe is the new Director of the Palmer Museum of Art where she started on September 11, 2017. 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. She secured an eleven million-dollar leadership gift that resulted in a new gallery dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art.
Prior to serving as Director of The Hyde, Erin served for fifteen years as the Chief Curator. 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 regional and national exhibitions.
She holds an MA from SUNY Albany and has undertaken further graduate study at Boston University.