The Gallery at Penn College will host "Art Alive! Lycoming County Juried Art Exhibition" next spring and is now seeking entries from Lycoming County artists who would like their works of art to be considered for the exhibit.
The exhibition is an effort to showcase the talents of local artists in the region.
"There are so many artists located in this area, we thought it would be fun to have an exhibit where they can compete and show their work to the community and have the community come in and see all the various types of art going on in our area," said Lenore Penfield, gallery director. "Overall, we want to showcase the talent that lies within our region."
Artists are asked to submit six works of art, no more, no less. All must be recent - completed no later than 2008. They must be original works, 2- or 3-dimensional art in any medium - painting, works on paper, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber, ceramic, photography, digital art, video art, mixed media, wood, glass or metal.
Three jurors will review all submissions, Gary Mesa-Gaido, photographer and teacher at Moorehead State University, Moorehead, Ky., who has shown at the gallery in the past; Florance Putterman, an artist from Selinsgrove and Sarasota, Fla.; and Joyce Robinson, curator at Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State.
"Those three jurors will select the individuals and award points and review all the entries and select the artists to be included in the exhibition," Penfield said.
When the artists have been selected, the six works they have submitted will be opened up to the public for voting via the gallery's website at www.pct.edu/gallery/ar talive. There, the public will vote for their favorite piece by each of the artists during the month of March.
Three of the six works of art will be selected for display during the exhibition. One chosen as the public's favorite through online voting, the second chosen by the artists themselves and the gallery will select the third.
Cash awards will be given to the winners in the amounts of $500 for first, $300 for second and $100 for third. A viewers' choice prize also will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibit. The viewers' choice will be determined through the voting of those who attend the exhibit.
All works of art must be submitted as digital files (.jpg format). Two-dimensional works may not exceed 60 inches in any direction and must be framed and include wire for hanging.
Sculptures may not be larger than 7 feet high, 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep. Accepted works of art must be professionally presented and installation-ready.
The exhibit will open May 30 and run through June 28. The gallery is accepting works now through Dec. 15.
Submissions will be open to all residents of Lycoming County, 18 years of age or older. A copy of a driver's license or other proof of residency is required. Entries must be accompanied by an entry form and a $10 entry fee.
For detailed information about the exhibit and how to enter, visit www.pct.edu/gallery/artalive or call 320-2445.