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Gallery at Penn College Seeks Submissions From County Artists

The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, invites Lycoming County artists to submit their work for consideration in the gallery’s “Art Alive! Lycoming County Juried Art Exhibition.”

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15. The exhibit is scheduled May 30 to June 28.

The exhibition of fine art by regional artists will showcase the unique vision and emerging aesthetics of Lycoming County. Featuring work in all media, the exhibit will allow the community to experience and interact with new and exciting contemporary artwork.

Artists are asked to submit six original works of art created since 2008. To be eligible, the artist must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Lycoming County.

A team of independent jurors will consider the submissions and select those artists whose work will be included in the exhibit. Three works from each selected artist will be displayed: one work selected by the artist; one work selected by the Gallery director; and one work selected by the general public via online voting during March.

Jurors for the exhibit are: Gary Mesa-Gaido, Florence Putterman and Joyce Robinson.

Mesa-Gaido is a professor of art at Morehead State University in Kentucky. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh and has exhibited in more than 100 solo, small-group and large-group exhibitions over the last decade.

Putterman was awarded a National Endowment Grant in 1978 and has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Pennsylvania State University and has taught at Lycoming College and Susquehanna University.

Robinson has been curator at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State for nearly 15 years and is an affiliate associate professor of art history. She received her doctorate from the University of Virginia and has taught at Kenyon College, Davidson College, the American University in Paris and the University of Virginia.

A prize juror will select a first, second and third prize from among exhibited pieces. Prize winners will receive cash awards. In addition, a Viewer’s Choice prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Prize juror is Carrie Wissler-Thomas, president/CEO of the Art Association of Harrisburg. She manages the association’s art school and handles fundraising, development and public relations. Wissler-Thomas has been a professional artist since her graduation from Hood College in 1968. She holds a master’s degree from Temple University.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15. Visit the gallery’s website for submission instructions and an entry form.

For general information about the college, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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