Perry County Council of the Arts features several exhibitions throughout the year highlighting the works of one particular artist or theme. The public is invited to attend a special opening reception to mark the start of each exhibition.


May 2 – 31

Veterans Memorial Park, Front & Oliver Streets, Newport

Art Uplifts

Uplifting artwork centered on the themes of inspiration, encouragement, hope, perseverance, etc., printed on durable outdoor yard signs will be displayed throughout the park as an artistic addition to time spent outdoors enjoying nature, having fun and getting some exercise. “Art Uplifts” was created in 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic to help lift people’s spirits during challenging times.

Pictured artwork by Donna Mitchell

April 30 – June 11

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second St., Newport

Frame of Mind

This inspiring visual art show features work in all mediums in honor of Mental Health Awareness and to explore how artwork can be a wonderful outlet for self-expression.


May 10 – August 4

Landis House, 67 N. 4th St., Newport

Director’s Choice

PCCA hosts Director’s Choice, a selection of noteworthy student artwork from Youth Art Day 2022. Select artwork will be for sale. Please consider supporting our talented youth by purchasing their works of art. Join us for an artists’ reception on Saturday, June 11, 1-3 p.m., to celebrate creative student excellence. Our young artists and their families are invited to come out and snap photos in front of their works of art!

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

August 23 – October 27

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

8th Annual Juried Exhibition

Save the date for PCCA’s Juried Exhibition, featuring outstanding local and regional artwork.

Cast your vote for your favorite piece of art to win the People’s Choice Award ~ in person or on our Facebook page!

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


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


Exhibition promotion is made possible in part by a generous sponsorship from PPL.

October 2 – January 15

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.

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

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



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