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.



Submissions are open! Click the link below for our online entry form, or download the PDF. 


JULY 17: All entry materials must be emailed

August 7: Notification of accepted or rejected artwork via email

AUGUST 19-23: Art delivery at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth St., Newport

SEP 3 – NOV 14: Exhibition is on display at Landis House

SEP 6: Exhibition reception at Landis House, 6-8 PM. All are welcome

NOV 14: Last Day of Exhibition

NOV 19 – 22: Pickup of artwork not continuing to Art on Tour at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in December.

*PCCA reserves the right to adjust the dates as necessary. Necessary communications will be made by email.

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Meet our Jurors

Kourtney Stone

KOURTNEY STONE is an artist residing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Kourtney attended Maryland Institute College of Art, earning her B.F.A. in Ceramics and M.A. in Teaching.  Then she stayed in the Baltimore area, working as a high school art teacher and grade dean. During this time, Kourtney continued to show her art and received numerous awards for her work. She also served as a board member of the Clay Connection. In 2018, Kourtney relocated to Atlanta, GA. There she studied at Georgia State University, completing her M.F.A. in Studio Art with specialization in Ceramics in 2021. After this, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. Kourtney has presented at Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference, NCECA, and the Figurative Association Symposium. She taught national workshops at Appalachian Center for Craft and Arrowmont. Kourtney has been a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks, Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, and Watershed. She has received many scholarships and grants, including the Welch Fellowship at Georgia State University and the NCECA Graduate Fellowship. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Shawn Williams

SHAWN WILLIAMS received his MFA from the University of Delaware in 2001.  He received his BFA from Edinboro University in 1998.   He received a fellowship in the career development program from the Center for Emerging Artists in Philadelphia.  Shawn currently teaches Printmaking and Foundation courses at Harrisburg Area Community College and has taught at the Delaware College of Art and Design.  Shawn has had solo exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum, Elizabethtown College, the Doshi Gallery and Millersville University.  His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Print Center in Philadelphia, the North American Print Biennial in Boston and the Pleiades Gallery in New York City.  His work has been published in Image Transfer on Clay, by Paul Andrew Wandless.  Shawn’s work is in permanent collections at the Woodmere Art Museum, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia and the Southern Graphics Council.

9th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 17 – October 26

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport 

Entries Closed.

Featuring outstanding local and regional artwork.

A special public reception will be held on Friday, September 8, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Landis House. Friends, family and supported are welcome to attend.


AUGUST 17-OCT 26: Exhibition is on display at Landis House

SEPTEMBER 8: Juried Exhibition Reception. 6 – 8 p.m. at Landis House

OCTOBER 26: Last Day of Exhibition
OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 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.

Artisan Marketplace

September 29 – January 12

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second Street, Newport

Entries Closed.

Apply to PCCA’s annual Artisan Marketplace! You’ll find locally made holiday gifts and original artwork!

Important dates related to the exhibition:
August 19: Curator will notify artists of accepted work.
August 23: Paperwork due.
September 18-20: Artwork Delivery to PCCA Gallery.

September 29, 2023 – January 12, 2024: Art on Display.

January 17-20, 2024: Artists begin picking up their work.

Featured work by (Top to Bottom, left to right in rows) Teena Beutel, Hyeyon Wilsom, Richelle Dourte of MetaledWith Jewelry, Robin Wheeler of Wheel of Light Studio, Conni Herr, Francis Ranck, Bonnie Lorey, Birget Hoppanjans.  

Word Hive: A Space for Poets

Meeting the 1st Saturday of the month from June 2023 – November 2023 at Landis House

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

All Creatives must be seniors (65+) from Perry County, PA and able to attend all 6 sessions.


The first three sessions we will read and write our own poems – using Common Wealth as a textbook. The final three sessions we will use a book on Matisse
and a book by Ezra Jack Keats to create our own collages (2 each) based on our own poems written. ALL MATERIALS (books, journals, art supplies) are provided by through a special grant.

Word Hive: A Space for Poets, has received a grant from The Lotus Fund, a charitable fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). The grant was awarded for use in a specific project for Perry County, PA.

SIGN UP by emailing glinda@wordhive.org or tom@wordhive.org

word hive: a space for poets' poster.
PDF Entry Guidelines & Form, please download, fill out, and email to pcca@perrycountyarts.org
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Art Uplifts

September 1 – October 9

Little Buffalo State Park

October 10 – November 13

Millerstown Area Community Park

Entry Deadline: July 25

Submit your artwork to be featured in our traveling outdoor exhibition that was created to safely engage and lift up our community and artists, during the challenges of the pandemic. The outdoor showings have been so popular, we are continuing them in 2022!

Uplifting artwork centered on 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.

Important dates related to the exhibition:
July 25
: Entry deadline
July 29: Curator notifies artists of accepted artwork
September 1-October 9: Outdoor exhibition at Little Buffalo State Park
October 10-November 13: Outdoor exhibition at Millerstown Community Park

Entry Guidelines

Sample Yard Sign

Art on Tour @ the Capitol

November 1 – 30

Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, East Wing Rotunda

RSVP Deadline: Sept 5

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

8th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 23 – October 27

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Entry Deadline: June 27

Entry Guidelines

Entry Guidelines