Images 2020 Juried Exhibition

Images 2020 is an online juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, pastels, 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. 

Sixty two works of art have been chosen by juror Emily Burns.  She will also award $1,900 in prizes as follows: one Best of Show Award sponsored by the State College Framing Company & Gallery; four merit awards, sponsored by the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, the Bellefonte Art Museum of Centre County, and Garbrick Shadle Insurance Company; an award for best pastel, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society; an award for best photograph, sponsored by the State College Photo Club; the William D. Davis Memorial Drawing Award, sponsored by the Sturtz-Davis family; and an award for best student submission, sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation.  A Viewers’ Choice award will also be chosen.

Award winners will be announced at a virtual Awards Reception for the artists on Thursday, July 9.  The virtual Awards Reception is sponsored by the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and hosted by Schlow Centre Region Library with support of Centre Foundation.  The Awards will be posted on the Images 2020 Gallery on July 10.

Exhibition Juror

Emily Burns is the exhibition’s juror.  She is an artist, designer, and curator who holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in graphic design from The Pennsylvania State University.

She recently curated Linger Still, a solo show of work by Kaveri Raina at Assembly Room in New York City, and the group show Biophilia at Unpaved Gallery in Yucca Valley, CA. She is curating upcoming exhibitions at Left Field Gallery in Los Osos, CA, and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn.

She is the founding editor and curator of the contemporary art publication Maake Magazine, an independent print publication featuring the work of contemporary artists and artist-run projects. She is also the founder and director of Maake Projects, a new exhibition space in central PA.

As an artist, her work has been exhibited both internationally and throughout the United States, including solo shows at Adventureland Gallery (Chicago), a three-person exhibition at 111 Minna Gallery (San Francisco), and group exhibitions at The Lodge Gallery and John Molloy Gallery (New York City), Transmitter, Trestle Gallery, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn), 24-Hour Charlie’s (Los Angeles), Galleri Urbane (Dallas), and Camayuhs (Atlanta). Her work has been featured in media such as Beautiful DecayHi-Fructose, and Juxtapoz. She has been invited as a visiting curator at BRIC Brooklyn, and the NARS Foundation, in Brooklyn, NY.

She is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State.

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