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 was May 3.
The exhibition hangs 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 hosting an Opening Reception on Downtown State College’s First Friday, July 5 from 5:30 – 8 pm. All are welcome.
The sixty works accepted into the Images 2019 exhibition were chosen by juror Shannon Egan from 334 entered pieces. She will also award a minimum of $2,000 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 11 at 6:30 pm during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The Awards Reception will be hosted by Schlow Centre Region Library and is sponsored by CBICC.
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.
Shannon Egan is the exhibition’s juror.
She 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.