We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 52nd Festival of the Arts July 12-15, 2018. Children and Youth Day will be July 11. Save the date(s)!

Images Juried Exhibition

Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery

Images 2017 is a juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art. Images 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 to the exhibition. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years.

The deadline to apply was May 5, 2017.  Our next deadline will be in early May 2018.

The exhibition can be viewed in Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July 2017. The Library is located on South Allen Street in downtown State College. Allen Street becomes “main street” of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts each July.

The Images 2017 exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Bath Fitter, the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, the Schlow Library Foundation, and the Sturtz-Davis family. Special thanks to our exhibition partner and host, Schlow Centre Region Library.

Show hours at Schlow Centre Region Library are the same as the library’s hours, generally from 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 Awards Reception was held Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library.  The reception was hosted by the Schlow Library Foundation.

Exhibition Juror

The works in Images 2017 were selected by juror Kathryn E. Blake.

Kathryn is Director of the Juniata College Museum of Art and provides oversight to Juniata Presents, the college’s performing arts program. Prior to her current appointment, she worked for 24 years in the Education Department of Phoenix Art Museum, where she served as The Gerry Grout Education Director from 2007 – 2015.

In 2013 she was awarded a sabbatical fellowship by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to study the meaning of audience engagement. Kathryn holds a BA in art history from Wellesley College and an MA in art history from Boston University. She lives in Huntingdon, PA. While Kathryn has spent her life looking at art from both professional and personal perspectives, she is not an artist.

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