Call for entries for an upcoming juried art show 'Waterworks'
The Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities is calling on all regional artists to submit artwork and photography to their annual Open Invitational Juried Show.
This year's show, which will theme water, will begin with a reception Friday Sept. 27. There will be separate categories for fine art and photography and a student division. Cash prizes will be awarded determined by the number of participants and sponsors.
Artists may enter up to three works total. There is a $10 fee per entry and a reduced fee of $5 for students per entry.
Judging will be based on the overall impact of the work as well as how well the piece follows the theme. This year's judges are two seasoned adjudicators from different parts of the state.
Judging photographs is Hazleton-area photographer Bob Bauder who studied photography at King's College and Luzerne County Community College and works primarily in small and medium-format film. Bauder enjoys working with vintage cameras and aspires to master his large-format view camera. He develops and prints his primarily black and white photos in his home darkroom and loves sharing his knowledge with high school students. He serves as a judge in a photography competition at Talents for Christ in Bloomsburg each spring. He and his wife live in Hazleton and have five sons.
Judging two and three-dimensional artwork is Susquehanna County artist, photographer and teacher Jon Sayre. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in industrial arts from Berea College, Sayre worked as a production artist producing over 7,000 individual designs for specific products and companies. He also completed a teaching degree at Keystone College and now teaches Technical Art, CAD, graphic arts and engineering at Blue Ridge High School in Susquehanna County. His artwork is displayed in numerous automobile dealerships and private collections across Pennsylvania. He has served as the chairman of the photography competition at the Talents for Christ art show in Bloomsburg for several years. He enjoys painting and working on vintage motorcycles. He lives in LeRaysville with his wife and three children.
Artists wishing to participate should notify gallery director Claude Harrington before Sept. 19 at (973) 632-2513 email@example.com. She will provide rules, entry forms and other important information.
The gallery is located inside the Northumberland County Arts Center at 2 E. Arch St., Shamokin, the former high school, on the first floor. Artists and guests are to use the lower handicapped entrance at the rear of the building. Receptions are free and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be provided by the arts council.