Juried Regional Art Exhibit. Download the form here: 2017 Regional Art Exhibit Application

June 2-25, 2017

First Friday Opening on Friday, June 2, 5-8 PM

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center welcomes original art work of all kinds, colors, and subject matter. The goal of this exhibit is to showcase the diverse talents of artists who live and work in our region. Artists who live within 150 miles of Wellsboro can enter their work into this juried art exhibit. Any artist over the age of 17 living within this region is invited to enter.

Over the last 48 years, the Gmeiner Regional Art Exhibit has primarily benefited the fine art painters of the region. This year, we are opening everything wide open. We have left the theme open to allow all artists the opportunity to put their absolute best work forward. We are looking for work that is informed by the fine arts or folk arts, but departs in creative ways from the rigidity of  the traditional path.

About our Juror: Penny Griffin Lutz is the Director of The Gallery at Penn College, located on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport, PA. Lutz earned a Master of Arts degree in art history from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and has been involved in the arts sector as a creator, advocate, manager or director for over 20 years.

In my experience of reviewing hundreds of entries for solo exhibitions, I equally weigh the technical proficiency, composition, presentation, and communication of a message; and creativity: is this work different from anything I have viewed in the past? Does it speak to me and invite me to look closer? 

Penny Griffin Lutz

Because the Regional Art Exhibit is dedicated to the exhibition of new work, entries must have been completed since 2015. Due to space limitations, each entry should not exceed 48″ in any direction or weigh over 50 pounds. Each piece should be presentable for professional exhibition once accepted into the exhibit. And each piece should have  label with the title, size, artist’s name, address, and phone number attached to the back.

Each entry must be illustrated by two jpgs, one full view and one detail. Images and an Artist Statement of 75 words or less should be emailed to gmeinerartscenter@gmail.com by May 1, 2017.

The  submission form and entry fee must be completed and received by May 1, 2017. Please include a description of the techniques and materials used in the design and fabrication of your entry.

Once accepted into the exhibit, the artist is responsible for insurance and transportation of the art.

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is a Non-Profit 501(c)3. When you buy Art at the Gmeiner 85% goes directly to the Artist. Our sales support the endeavors of area Artists and the small 15% gallery commission stays local too! We use commission revenues to support Tioga County Arts events and Cultural programs.

For more information or clarification, please contact Anna Wales at gmeinerartscenter@gmail.com. (570)439-9388. Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center 134 Main Street Wellsboro PA 16901.