The Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show is in need of artists' and photographers' work to make it a success.

The event will coincide with the Palmerton Community Festival.

The Art and Photography Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at St. John Neumann School at Third and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

There are category divisions for youth and adults, which include all media paintings and black/white and color photographs.

Best of Show, People's Choice, First, Second and Honorable Mention winners will be chosen with a variety of prizes for the winners.

There is a registration fee of $5 for each entry and there are only three entries per person allowed.

Those who wish to become a part of the show and exhibit their work, or to learn more about it, can contact Venita Horinko, art show chairwoman, at (610) 377-0530.

The adult art judge will be Barbara Cortese, a graduate of Penn State with a B.S. degree in art education and a master's degree in studio art from Marywood University.

She is a teacher at Pleasant Valley High School and a judge at numerous art shows. She also exhibits her own work.

The student art judge will be Erica Pozza. She is a graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in art education.

She has taught in the New York Public School System for seven years and has done after-school art programs.

The adult photography judge will be Lynn Shupp. She has attended the Art Institute in Philadelphia and has her own photography shop at Fireline Road in Palmerton.

The student photography judge will be Dana Evans.

She currently teaches digital photography in the Pocono Mountain School District.

Prior to that she taught in Philadelphia for six years and spent six months at the Pierre Indian Learning Center, a residential facility for American Indian children.

She received an associate degree in advertising art at Pennsylvania College of Technology and has been listed in "Who's Who" in art education.

She has had photography published in photography journals and newspapers. She has her own DME photography business.

Three prizes will be awarded the day of the show, including a still life water color painting by Margaret Kuhet; a handmade quilt by Mary Brigham; a large print of geraniums; and two metal colored roosters donated by the Owl's Nest Gift Shop, located in the Palmerton Campus of the Blue Mountain Health System.

An Artist Bargain Corner will also take place, where various local artists will have their work for sale.

The Concourse Club of Palmerton, a member of the General Federation of Womens' Clubs, the largest organization of volunteer women in the world, has been serving the Palmerton area since 1915.

The club is dedicated to public service. It meets from October through May on the first Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 4.

For more information, contact Joan Turko at (610) 826-2716 or visit the Art and Photography Show and someone from the Concourse Club will answer your questions.