The Montgomery County Community College Pottstown Campus is hosting the 13th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show, a juried exhibit put together by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.
For 13 years, the Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show has brought together works by local artists that focus on the beauty and character of the region. The exhibit has grown steadily over the years, and this year includes 98 drawings, paintings and photographs—a record number.
All works were carefully selected from 127 submissions by juror Carrie Robbins, Curator/Academic Liaison for Art & Artifacts, Special Collections and lecturer, Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College.
Robbins selected three winning entries and two honorable mentions. Edward McCarty earned Best of Show for his ink wash “Butter Valley,” a highly detailed woodland scene. That award came with a cash prize of $300.
The second place award went to Brian McNeill for his ink jet print “Green Lane Pastoral,” and Mary Ann Dailey took third place for her photograph, "A Different Point of View." McNeill and Dailey were awarded $200 and $100, respectively.
The two honorable mentions selected included “Fresh Tracks,” an acrylic painting by Richard Sassaman and “Moon Burst,” a photograph by Carol Brightbill.
In addition, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area staff selected a Staff’s Choice award that went to Terry Souders for his watercolor, “Farquhar and Foxtails.”
Honorable mentions and staff choice all receive $50 awards. All winners also will be given gift certificates to North Penn Art, in addition to the cash prizes.
This year, for the second time, the show will be extended with a selection of art to be exhibited at Valley Forge National Historical Park in the Visitors’ Center from December 14 to January 27.
A total of 15 pieces will be on display at Valley Forge, expanding the reach of the increasingly popular exhibit, and maximizing exposure for the artists and the show’s top pieces.
For photos of the winning entries and more show details, visit the Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show webpage. For more information contact the SRHA at 484-945-0200.(Photo: Best of Show, Butter Valley, Ink Wash by Edward McCarty.)