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.

Please note: We are not hosting exhibition receptions until further notice.


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.

November 19 – January 28

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

7th Annual Juried Exhibition

PCCA’s Juried Exhibition features outstanding local and regional artwork, curated by Juror Nicole Gencarelli, Visual Arts Specialist at the Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pa., part of the larger non-profit ArtsQuest.

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

Featured artists include Alex Bellotti, Angela White, Biruta Hansen, Bonnie Lorey, Connie Bowsman, Deb Arthur, Donna Mitchell, Evgeny Krayushkin, Gail Coleman, Hyeyon Wilson, Jana Parks, Jennifer Holleran, John Guarnera, Joyce Inderbitzen, Judy Bouder, Karen VanNewhyzen, Linda Dissinger, Louise Thomas, Marilyn Paul, Michele Randall, Michelle McBurney, Mike McFarland, Peg Belcastro, Shannon Eaves, Thom Kulp, Toby Bouder, and Todd Tabb.

Landis House is open on Fridays and 3rd Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.”


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


January 22 – March 5

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. 2nd St., Newport

Natural Elements

“Natural Elements” Artist Invitational features works by Judy Bouder (pressed flower pictures), Toby Bouder (woodturnings), Carolyn Pio (watercolor paintings), Todd Tabb (pottery) and Hyeyon Wilson (watercolor). This grouping of artists will display works of art that nod to the natural world either in process or through subject matter. Toby and Judy Bouder’s pieces are developed using natural items found locally in nature. Carolyn Pio’s bird series showcases the wonderful wildlife living all around us, Hyeyon Wilson’s watercolor pieces capture the elegance of nature, and Todd Tabb works with clay and fire to create stunning pottery pieces.

Pictured artwork by Donna Mitchell

February 11 – April 22

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

Weaving Creativity

Take in a beautiful display of traditional and modern hooked rugs by the Magdalena Rug Hookers of Perry County paired with basket designs by Teena Beutel, former PCCA staff member. The talented rug hooking group was named in honor of Magdalena Briner Eby (1832-1915), a local rug hooker whose work is highly sought and respected. Teena’s basketry work has been featured at PCCA Gallery and Landis House for many years, and she received the Best in Show award in the 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition for her Antler Berry Basket (pictured below).

Join us to learn these traditional art forms in creative workshops at Landis House! Visit our Classes & Workshops page.

Landis House is will be open on Thursdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning February 2022.

May 1 – 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


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.


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

August 2021

“The Light Princess” Outdoor Storybook Art Walk

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.

Find more details here.