Gallery at Penn College Announces ‘100 Works!’ Winners

  • Published October 14, 2014
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The Gallery at Penn College announced the winners of “100 Works! – The Centennial Exhibit” at the show’s opening reception on Oct. 10, during Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Homecoming festivities.

With the theme “Past, Present, Future,” the special juried showcase celebrates the college’s Centennial. Original two- and three-dimensional artworks in any medium were accepted from Penn College students, alumni, faculty, staff and retirees, as well as alumni and retirees of the college’s predecessors: Williamsport Area Community College and Williamsport Technical Institute.

"Infinite Spin III: Past, Present, Future," an acrylic on canvas work by Watsontown resident Brandon L. Snyder, a 2012 graphic design graduate of Penn College, captured "Best of Show" honors in "100 Works! - The Centennial Exhibit," on display through Nov. 9 at The Gallery at Penn College.

Brandon L. Snyder’s “Infinite Spin III: Past, Present, Future” captured Best of Show honors. Snyder, of Watsontown, is a 2012 graphic design graduate of the college.

First- and second-place awards in the Photography or Other Media category were presented to Richard B. Karp’s “Taking Water From the River” and Kacey S. Ammerman’s “Pathway to Future Opportunities,” respectively. Karp is a 1982 computer information systems graduate and resident of Williamsport. Ammerman is a senior in nursing from Athens.

Winners of awards at the opening of "100 Works! - The Centennial Exhibit" at The Gallery at Penn College are, from left: Jeremiah C.  Johnson, Judith A. Fink, Richard B. Karp, William F. Geyer, Kacey S. Ammerman and Brandon L. Snyder.

First- and second-place honors in the 2-D category went to John M. McKaig’s “Saints Never Surrender IV” and Judith A. Fink’s “At 5,” respectively. McKaig is a former adjunct instructor in drawing and resident of Michigan. Fink, of Williamsport, is the college’s website content manager and supervisor of alumni/advancement marketing and a 1995 legal assistant graduate.

First- and second-place awards in the 3-D category were presented to William F. Geyer’s “Ash Bowl” and Jeremiah C. Johnson’s “Dream Home #7,” respectively. Geyer is a retired building construction technology faculty member and resident of Montoursville. Johnson, of Williamsport, is a casual part-time noncredit instructor with Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College.

The submitted artworks were judged in four categories: Style, Artistic Integrity and First Impression; Communication of Past, Present, Future Theme; Design and Composition; and Quality and Control of Medium. Selection jurors were professional Pennsylvania artists Chad Andrews, a printmaker; Morgan Craig, a painter; and Terry Wild, a photographer. Prize juror was Richard Rinehart, director and chief curator of Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University.

Gallery visitors can also vote for their favorite artwork in the Viewers’ Choice competition. That award will be announced following the close of the exhibit on Nov. 9.

The Gallery at Penn College is located on the third floor of the Madigan Library. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Saturdays and Mondays and will also be closed Sunday, Oct. 19, for Fall Break.

“It’s a privilege to showcase our alumni, employees, retirees and students,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery manager. “I was impressed by the diversity of talent and want to extend a special thanks to all the artists for participating in the exhibit. The exhibition received tremendous support from both the Penn College and local communities, with over 175 visitors attending the opening reception to celebrate with their friends, family and colleagues.”

The Gallery at Penn College serves as an instructional resource for Penn College students and a cultural asset to the college and community.

Penn College is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, marking 100 years as an educational institution of national reputation. For more about the college, call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State