Calling All Pennsylvania Artists - Applications Now Being Accepted for Images 2022 Exhibition

– by The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has issued the Call for Entries for its popular juried fine art exhibition, Images 2022. Images 2022 will hang in downtown State College for the month of July 2022, and the jurors will award prizes during the Arts Festival on July 14.

Work eligible for exhibition in this show includes drawings, paintings, pastels, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art.

Images 2022 is open to artists whose primary residence is in Pennsylvania. Digital images of original work produced within the last three years may be submitted. Adults and enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 are encouraged to apply to the online exhibition.

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The jurors for Images 2022 are Steve Getz and Carol Ann Simon Cillo. Steve and Carol are both talented artists working in Clinton County. After working together in a corporate setting, they began their own business named If-the Idea Factory. Continually evolving, they provide a wide variety of graphic and surface design production; licensing, creative and art direction; photo styling; exhibit displays and murals for nationwide corporations, museums, organizations and cities.

They currently also manage and create events—in tandem with other CCAC board members—at the Station Gallery of the Clinton County Arts Council, which includes a series of professional exhibits, workshops, and arts festivals like the Lock Haven Jams and Art on Main Street (LH JAMS) festival, which won the 2021 Event of the Year by the PA Wilds. While finding their own focus in the fine arts, they also exhibit together and work collaboratively on art pieces and other creative endeavors.

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Accepted artists will be eligible for at least $1,800 in Images 2022 prizes awarded by the jurors. There will be merit awards, a Best of Show, and awards for best pastel, best drawing, best photograph, and best student submission.

The application and more detailed information may be found online at exhibition. The entry deadline is May 6.

To view the Images 2021 online exhibition, visit Summer Kitchen, a photograph by Stacie Bird, won the Images 2021 Best of Show Award.

Although we are planning for a live exhibition with a supplemental online gallery, we reserve the right to transition to an online-only exhibition if necessary due to pandemic protocols in effect at the time.

The 56th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will be from July 13 through July 17, 2022. Watch for more information at

The Arts Festival receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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