Arts Pageant Accepting Entries for Photos Exhibition, Banner Competition

Vibrant banners cling above South Allen Road during the 2019 Central Pennsylvania Competition of the Arts. The well known banner competitiveness will return for 2021. Photograph by Mikey Mandarino | Onward State

The Central Pennsylvania Pageant of the Arts has issued the call for entries for its well-known juried fine art exhibition, Images 2021, and for its once-a-year banner level of competition, a person of the signature events of the Pageant

Pictures 2021 will be an on line exhibition due to uncertainty encompassing the COVID-19 pandemic. The banner competitors will consider location irrespective of regardless of whether the festival is in-particular person or virtual.

The 55th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will be from July 7 by means of July 11. Information about no matter whether the pageant will be an in-man or woman or digital function will be introduced at a afterwards day.

Function eligible for the Visuals 2021 exhibition features drawings, paintings, mixed media, pictures, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital artwork.

The juror for Images 2021 is Betsey Batchelor, an artist and instructor who life and works in Philadelphia and is also affiliate professor at Arcadia College heading the spot of painting and drawing. She obtained her MFA in painting from the Rhode Island Faculty of Layout and her BFA in portray at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia College or university of Artwork).

Her work has been demonstrated at the Woodmere Artwork Museum in Philadelphia, Dartmouth Higher education, Swarthmore Faculty, Arcadia College, and the Jessica Berwind Gallery, Jeffrey Fuller Great Artwork, and the Matthews Hamilton Gallery in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of grants from the two the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Rhode Island Point out Council on the Arts.  Batchelor is a MacDowell Colony Fellow.

Images 2021 is open up to artists whose major residence is in Pennsylvania. Digital photographs of unique perform made within the final a few yrs may perhaps be submitted. Equally grownups and enrolled pupils from ages 16 by means of 26 are inspired to implement to the on-line exhibition. 

Artists will be eligible for at the very least $1,800 in prizes awarded by the juror. There will be advantage awards, a ideal of display, and awards for ideal pastel, greatest drawing, most effective photograph and finest pupil submission.

The application can be found at  The entry deadline is June 4.

For the banner competitors, both of those folks and teams may well post entries, which normally hang concerning 15 and 20 ft about the road. The style and design should be seen from each sides of the banner (similar or different). All parts of the banner style and development ought to be securely hooked up, or the banner will not be exhibited. Banners with religious, partisan, or professional messages will not be acknowledged.  The pageant encourages area non-profit organizations to make banners celebrating their organization.

The associates of the banner jury will be announced at a afterwards date. The jurors will award prizes in 3 types: professional, normal and youth.

Banners entered in the competitors have to be sent by 5 p.m. on June 18 to the business of the Central Pennsylvania Competition of the Arts, 403 South Allen Road, Suite 205A.

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