Perry County Council of the Arts features several public exhibitions throughout the year highlighting the works of one particular artist or select theme. Participating artists and public guests are generally invited to attend a special opening reception to celebrate each exhibition.

In addition to the physical displays, the artwork is available to view and purchase online.


November 1 – December 23, 2023

East Wing Rotunda, Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, 501 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg PA

Art on Tour @ the Capitol

A special PCCA Art on Tour exhibition in the East Wing Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

September 24 – January 14

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second Street, Newport

Artisan Marketplace

Shop this special holiday exhibition, featuring locally made fine art and handcrafted items by emerging and professional artists, which make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts.

PCCA Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Dates April 11 – May 18, 2023

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Director’s Choice

A selection of noteworthy student artwork from Youth Art Day 2023.

Join us for a public reception on Saturday, May 6, from 1-3 p.m. View the exhibit, support student artists, enjoy light refreshments and create Drop-In Art projects.

Dates April 14 – June 24, 2023

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. 2nd St, Newport

Stillness & Motion – A PCCA Gallery Solo Exhibition by Louise Thomas

Experiments in photography using intentional camera movement (ICM) to reveal the geometry and poetry of form.

Dates: July 1 – September 16

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. 2nd St, Newport


Benjamin LaDieu

An introspective solo exhibition by award winning artist, Benjamin LaDieu.  Glimpse the inner workings of LaDieu’s intricate pen and ink drawings in person!

August 17 through October 26

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

9th Annual Juried Exhibition

Featuring outstanding local and regional artwork. A special public reception will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during Newport’s Canal Day. Artist recognition ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m.


APRIL 1: Submissions are open! You may pay for your entry fees online, link below.
JUNE 30: ENTRY DEADLINE! All entry materials must be emailed to
JULY 22: Notification of accepted or rejected artwork via email
AUGUST 9-12: Art delivery at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth St., Newport
AUG 17-OCT 26: Exhibition is on display at Landis House
OCT 26: Last Day of Exhibition
OCT 30-NOV 3, 2023: Pickup of artwork

During your visits to Landis House, cast your vote for your favorite piece of art to win the People’s Choice Award!

Landis House is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Art on Tour

Enjoy local art at these locations on an ongoing basis

Buffalo Brew, Newport
Farmers Daughters Cafe, New Bloomfield
Pennian Bank, Newport
Perry County Chamber of Commerce, New Bloomfield
Sisson-Boyer Eyecare, Newport
Veterans Memorial Building, New Bloomfield

Perry County Council of the Arts’ members have displayed their works in feature group exhibitions at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Pennsylvania State Capitol Building East Wing Rotunda, Whitaker Center and WITF.

Art on Tour is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Arts for All Partnership, a partnership between the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Many of our Art on Tour hosts are able to help you with your purchase. You may also choose to pay online. If you have any questions, please call 717-567-7023 or email



June 26 – September 26 at Landis House

Teaching Artists

This exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of media, created by Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) rostered teaching artists, who provide creative classroom instruction in 10- to 20-day residencies in seven counties through PCCA’s Arts in Education partnership with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Featured artwork by Evgeny Krayushkin, Zheka Art

Congratulations to the 2021 Juried Exhibition Award Winners!


The Briar, woodturning by Toby Bouder

“The Briar was created from a Dawn Redwood tree that had to be removed for a parking lot expansion at a school in Northumberland. I used the undulating outer surface of the tree as the rim of the bowl and then applied blue dye to enhance its look.”


Zeke the Cat by Deb Arthur


1st Place: The Briar, Toby Bouder
2nd Place: Raku Bottle, Todd Tabb
3rd Place: Relic, John Guarnera


1st Place: Social Distancing by Michele Randall
2nd Place: Miss Iris Teaches Reading to Her Pupils, ZeeLinda Dissinger
3rd Place: Dancing Brush Haiku I, Gail Walden Coleman
Honorable Mention: Making It Through, Marilyn Paul


1st Place: A Moment of Sweet Repose, Peg Belcastro
2nd Place: The Old Crab Boat, Alex Bellotti
3rd Place: Street View, Biruta Hansen
Honorable Mention: After the Storm, Black Moshannon, Mike McFarland


1st Place: Metamorphosis // Self Portrait diptych, Shannon Eaves
2nd Place: Within Our Hands, Shannon Eaves
3rd Place: Zeke the Cat, Deb Arthur
Honorable Mention: Past Lives – Triptych, Louise Thomas


1st Place: Waiting for the Spring Thaw, Hyeyon Wilson
2nd Place: Earthshine and Oaks, Mike McFarland
3rd Place: Fairy Dance, Biruta Hansen