A big thank you to all the artists who submitted work for the 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition! A list of accepted works will be posted here June 15th. Our juror, Professor of Art from University of Delaware, Martha Carothers will announce the award winners at the opening reception, July 7th from 7 to 8 pm.
If you need to check the entry guidelines, they are here.
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, John Sharkey traveled a great deal with his family. He believes that this travel was "Instrumental in developing [his] desire to record and interpret what [he] saw and experienced" and he "Came to realize that we can all look at the same scene but see entirely different things..." Mr. Sharkey works with traditional film and prints on fiber based papers "For a superior and permanent image."
Keith Lima is a native of State College who currently resides in New York City. His work is an expression of liberated and negated line that resists the artist's temptation to be rendered into recognizable form. Heavily influenced by the second World War's expressionists, Mr. Lima also draws inspiration from the pictorial forms of Mayan glyphs. "I have never been satisfied with work resulting from prearranged ideas. The works I believe in most are those which seem to have come about without my intervention. The painting tries to become and I try to recede."
Dr. David Werner's photography will be on display in the gallery throughout the month of September. An artist since youth and opthamologist by trade, Dr. Werner masterfully captures the essence of colorful India and shares the natural beauty of the African landscape. From bangels to sunsets, from wildebeests to giraffes, the sites and sounds of his travels are here for you to experience.
A selection of the pieces are available for sale through the State College Framing Company and Gallery on Rolling Ridge Drive.