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Original artwork, photography sought

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area invites people to submit original artwork or photography for the 17th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Juried Art Show and Sale that will display at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven.

The Best in Show artist or photographer will receive a $500 prize.

Pieces ranked in second place, third place, as honorable mentions, and selected as the staff choice will also receive cash prizes. Tulu Bayar, the Art and Art History Department Chair at Bucknell University, will be the guest juror of this year’s show.

Bayar will select the final pieces to be accepted into the show and will also rank the submitted pieces.

Artists and photographers are invited to submit their original work on paper or canvas of a scene within the Heritage Area. The Heritage Area encompasses the Schuylkill River watershed within Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The submitted artwork or photography should communicate the distinctive nature of the region and can focus on people, the river, streams, landscape or historic properties.

The prospectus and application can be viewed at schuylkillriver.org/artshow.

The 2021 show is at a new location this year, the Walk In Art Center. The center is located at 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Artists are invited to deliver artwork or photography for submission to the center on Oct. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Oct. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The 17th annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show will open as a free exhibit to the public on Oct. 25 and close on Nov. 13.

The artwork in the exhibit will be available for purchase. For more information about this year’s show, visit schuylkillriver.org/artshow.

If you have any questions, please email Alex Shandera at ashandera@schuylkillriver.org.

This painting is called “Put the Yak in the River and Go,” and is by Jon Bond. The painting received an honorable mention in the 2019 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO