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.


8th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 23 – October 27

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Entry Deadline: June 27

Submit your best work to Perry County Council of the Arts’ 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring stellar works of art by regional artists.

This year’s juror is Dr. Marie Nicole Pareja Cummings, Consulting Scholar for the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Adjunct Instructor at Millersville University and PSU-Harrisburg.

Entry deadline is June 27.

Important dates related to the exhibition:
June 27:
Entry deadline
July 13: Notification of accepted or rejected artwork via email
August 9-12: Art delivery at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
August 23-October 27, 2022: 8th Annual Juried Exhibition is on display and open to the public.
Artists’ reception details pending.
October 31- November 4, 2022: Artwork pickup at Landis House

Featured graphic includes artwork by Marilyn Paul, Louise Thomas, Evgeny Krayushkin, and Mike McFarland.

Entry Guidelines

Art on Tour @ the Capitol

November 1 – 30

Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, East Wing Rotunda

RSVP Deadline: Sept 1

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:
Sept 5: RSVP Deadline
Sept 14
: Entry Materials due
Nov 1: Deliver accepted artwork to the PA State Capitol Building, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Nov 1-30: Exhibition dates
Nov 30: Artwork pickup between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Entry Guidelines
Pay Entry Fees
Get Your Art Entries Ready

Frame of Mind

April 30 – June 11

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. 2nd Street

Entry Deadline: April 11

“Frame of Mind” will feature a display of artwork in honor of Mental Health Awareness month and will explore how artwork can be a wonderful outlet for self-expression. Artists are invited to submit inspirational works that explore art as an outlet to support mental health and overall wellbeing.

Important dates related to the exhibition:
April 11:
Entry deadline
April 25-28: Art delivery at PCCA Gallery, 1 S. 2nd St., Newport
April 30-June 11, 2022: Frame of Mind is on display and open to the public.
June 15-18, 2022: Artwork pickup at PCCA Gallery

Pictured artwork: “Hide n Seek” by Gail Walden Coleman

Entry Guidelines

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

“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