'Waterworks' juried art show to open Friday in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN - The Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities will present its juried art show, "Waterworks," beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The show, which runs through November, will also feature a student division.
The theme for this year's show is water. Response from the region's art community has been positive, organizers said, with more than 50 pieces of art to be presented and judged.
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 photography this year is Hazleton area photographer Bob Bauder. Bauder studied photography at King's College and Luzerne County Community College and works primarily in small and medium-format film. He enjoys working with vintage cameras and aspires to master his large-format view camera. Bauder develops and prints his primarily black and white photos in his home darkroom. He loves sharing his knowledge of photography and vintage cameras with high school students and serves as a judge in the 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 this year will be Jon Sayre, Susquehanna County artist, photographer and teacher. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in industrial arts from Berea College, Sayre worked as a production artist producing more than 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.
Sayre's 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. Sayre enjoys painting and working on vintage motorcycles. He lives in LeRaysville with his wife and three children.
For more information, contact gallery director Claude Harrington by phone at (973) 632-2513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gallery is located inside the Northumberland County Arts Center at 2 E. Arch St, on the first floor. Artists and guests should 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.