Pennsylvania Winter: People, Places, and Things Juried Exhibition

Artist credits:  Anni Matsick, Carrie Jacobson, and Dick Brown.

Pennsylvania Winter: People, Places, and Things is a juried online exhibition of all 2D and 3D art and craft media that is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Creative interpretations of the show theme are welcome.

The juried exhibition is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Digital images of original work produced within the last three years may be submitted. Artists of all ages are welcome. The work will be judged on the basis of digital images. There is a maximum of three pieces per entry and a maximum of three entries per entrant. There is an entry fee of $35 for each entry of up to three works. The entry deadline is Friday, November 6.

An online exhibition will be published on the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ website from November 23 through January 15. It will contain the images from the exhibit and a juror’s statement. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will promote the exhibition and the accepted artists to its robust social media and email following to encourage holiday sales.

$1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded as follows: $300 each for Best ‘People’, Best ‘Places’, and Best ‘Things’. $200 each for one runner-up in each of those three categories. Award winners will be announced online in a format suitable for sharing.  Thank you to our award sponsors:  Jennifer and Brad Karch; CBICC; and the State College Framing Company & Gallery


All sales inquiries received by the CPFA will be directed to the artist. A commission of 20% is requested by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts on all sales resulting from the exhibition.

Consent to reproduce images of artists’ work for publicity or educational purposes is assumed, unless specifically reserved in writing. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this prospectus.

Exhibition Juror

Patrick J. McGrady is the Charles V. Hallman Senior Curator at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art. He oversees the European portions of the museum’s collections and specializes in works on paper with a primary concentration on prints from the fifteenth through the mid-twentieth century. In his twenty-eight years at the Palmer Museum he has curated more than eighty exhibitions in fields ranging from Old Master prints to twentieth-century American painting. Among the exhibitions he is currently organizing are Pennsylvania Scenery, a selection of early landscape views from the Tavern Collection; Ukiyo-e: Images of the Floating World, which features examples from the museum’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints; and a presentation of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century intaglios titled Another Look at the Old Masters.

In addition to his duties with the Palmer Museum, Dr. McGrady has taught courses at Penn State on impressionism and post-impressionism, Wassily Kandinsky and Der Blaue Reiter, connoisseurship, European modernism, and the history of printmaking. He also lectures widely, on these topics and others, including fakes and forgeries and stolen art.

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