Opportunities are generally open to amateur and professional artists and members of the Perry County Council of the Arts. Please read the guidelines below for specific details and entry dates.

EXHIBITIONS

Artisan Marketplace

October 2 – January 15

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second Street, Newport

Entry Deadline: August 16

RSVP for our annual Artisan Marketplace of locally made holiday gifts and original artwork!
Please note that we will not be hosting a reception this year, and the following exhibition dates are subject to change.

Important dates related to the exhibition:
August 16
: RSVP deadline
August 20: Curator will notify artists of accepted work
September 6: Entry Materials Due
October 2-January 15: Artisan Marketplace is on display
January 22: Artists begin picking up their work

Featured work by (clockwise from top right) Gary Leitzel, Hyeyon Wilson, Toby Bouder, Janice Bailor, Francis Ranck, Birgit Hoppenjans, Lynn Fry, Becca Emerick, (center) Jill Smith.

Entry Guidelines

Art Uplifts

September 20 – October 17

Little Buffalo State Park

October 18 – November 14

Millerstown Area Community Park

Entry Deadline: August 20

Our popular outdoor exhibition IS BACK!

Submit your artwork to be featured in this special art display created to engage and lift up our community and artists, during the challenges 2020 brought and while we needed to limit our on-site exhibition offerings at our indoor locations. Our outdoor exhibition traveled to various parks in our region in the Spring of 2021 as well. And now, “Art Uplifts” is back in Fall 2021-Spring 2022 to continue engaging the public in an inspiring and uplifting experience as an added compliment to the beauty of nature.

Uplifting artwork centered on the themes of inspiration, encouragement, hope, perseverance, etc., will be printed and displayed on durable outdoor yard signs along walking trails in several of our local parks. Artists are asked to also submit written statements, poems or quotes relating to their pieces, which will be printed on the reverse side of the sign along with the artist’s name, medium, town and photo.

The goal is to leave visitors with inspiring and uplifting messages that they can carry with them throughout their day. The outdoor exhibition continues online with a longer, immersive digital experience, where viewers can also purchase your art!

Pictured artwork by Amanda Rife, Mosaic Montage

Important dates related to the exhibition:
August 20
: Entry deadline
August 24: Curator notifies artists of accepted artwork
September 20-October 17: Outdoor exhibition
October 18-November 14: Outdoor exhibition
September 20-November 14: Outdoor exhibition

Entry Guidelines

Artwork Yard Sign Sample

7th Annual Juried Exhibition

November 19 – January 29

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Entry Deadline: September 20

Submit your best work to Perry County Council of the Arts’ 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring stellar works of art by regional artists.

Entry deadline is September 20.

Important dates related to the exhibition:
September 20:
Entry deadline
October 4: Notification of accepted or rejected artwork via email
October 25-29: Art delivery at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
November 19-January 29, 2022: 7th Annual Juried Exhibition is on display and open to the public.
Opening reception details pending.
January 31- February 4, 2022: Artwork pickup at Landis House

2021 Juror
Nicole Gencarelli is an arts administrator and artist based in the Lehigh Valley, Pa. Her artistic background is in painting, fiber arts, printmaking, and mixed media, as well as art history. She has an ongoing fiber series of animal skeleton embroideries, which are inspired by her childhood fondness for natural history and natural curiosities. Her work has been exhibited locally and regionally since 2010. She is the current Visual Arts Specialist at the Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pa., part of the larger non-profit ArtsQuest. She works with all gallery and exhibition-related programs, art classes and programming for adults, and oversees the Gallery and Exhibition committee.

Featured artwork by Chet Davis, Debra Kreiger and Gregg Silvis

Entry Guidelines
Get Your Art Entries Ready

Art on Tour Feature Exhibition

June 2-30, 2021 at PA State Capitol Building

Submit your best artwork to be featured in this special PCCA Art on Tour exhibition in the East Wing Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

Important dates related to the exhibition:
May 3: RSVP Deadline
May 14
: Entry Materials due
June 2: Deliver accepted artwork to the PA State Capitol Building, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
June 2-30: Exhibition dates
June 30: Artwork pickup between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Entry Guidelines
Pay Entry Fees

“The Light Princess”

Outdoor Storybook Art Walk

September 20 – October 31, 2021

Artists are invited to submit applications to be featured illustrators for “The Light Princess” outdoor art exhibition story walk for children, with plans for an interactive family event.

Important Entry Dates:

July 12: Artist application and work samples due
July 19
: Notification of accepted artwork via email
August 20: Submit high-res (300 dpi) digital images of completed work

Application Details