Images 2019 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 entry deadline is May 3.
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.
A minimum of $2,000 will be awarded as follows: one Best of Show Award and at least four merit awards, chosen by the juror. In addition, the juror will choose an award for best pastel, an award for best drawing, and an award for best student submission.
Award winners will be announced at the Awards Reception on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Special thanks to our exhibition partner and host, Schlow Centre Region Library.
Members of the public will also be able to vote for a Viewers’ Choice Award, which will be announced at the close of the exhibition.
Shannon Egan will serve as the exhibition’s juror.
Shannon Egan is Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College and has been curating exhibitions of contemporary and historical art since 2007. She also teaches courses at Gettysburg College on contemporary art, the history and theory of photography, and art and public policy.
Dr. Egan received her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently curating a traveling exhibition of Norwegian and American landscape photography.
She lives in Carlisle with her husband and two daughters.