Images 2020 Juried Exhibition

Images 2020 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 8.

The exhibition will hang in Schlow Centre Region Library and the Kish Bank Expect More Store throughout the month of July.

The Library is located at 211 South Allen Street in downtown State College. Show hours in this space 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.

Kish Bank’s Expect More Store is located at 114 South Allen Street.  Show hours here are 9 am – 5 pm on Mondays through Fridays and 9 am – noon on Saturdays.  The bank is closed on Sundays.  Kish Bank will be sponsoring and hosting an Opening Reception on Downtown State College’s First Friday, July 3 from 5:30 – 8 pm.  All are welcome.

Approximately sixty works of art will be chosen by juror Emily Burns.  She will also award a minimum of $1,900 in prizes as follows: one Best of Show Award, sponsored by Kish Bank; four merit awards, sponsored by the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, the Bellefonte Art Museum of Centre County, Garbrick Shadle Insurance Company, and the State College Framing Company & Gallery; an award for best pastel, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society; 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.

Award winners will be announced at the Awards Reception on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.  The Awards Reception will be sponsored by CBICC and hosted by Schlow Centre Region Library.

Members of the public will also be able to vote for a Viewers’ Choice Award, sponsored by Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, which will be announced at the close of the exhibition.

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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