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Sunbury Press has released River Art: 2010 Susquehanna International Fine Art Competition catalog
Sunbury Press has released West Shore Gallery's catalog of the upcoming River Art exhibition, to be held February 11th through March 10th, 2011 at the gallery in Wormleysburg, PA.
With the opening of West Shore Gallery in Wormleysburg, PA in the summer of 2010, the owners, Lawrence and Tammi Knorr, wanted to make a 'splash'. Given the gallery's location along the Susquehanna River, flowing water was a daily encounter and an easy choice for the theme of the gallery's first contest.
The first Susquehanna International Fine Art Competition was held from September through December, 2010. There was no entry fee – in keeping with the desire of the sponsors to provide an opportunity to all artists to participate, regardless of their financial situation.
The theme of this year's contest was “River Art”. All entries were to include a river, real or imagined, in their composition. While most utilized the theme literally, many used the theme metaphorically.
Entries were divided into seven categories: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawings/Sketches, Mixed Media/Collage, Photography, Digital and Other. Ten finalists were selected in each category, except for Oil/Acrylic, which had an overwhelming number of entries. Category winners were selected, along with an overall winner, whose work was determined to be most attractive for the book cover.
Regarding the jurors, Monica Smith-Talbott and Erin Sparlor: Monica is a Professor of Art at Harrisburg Area Community College and Erin is a Professor of Digital Arts at Central Penn College. Both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees. Erin judged the Photography and Digital categories. Monica judged all of the other categories.
This catalog presents the work of the finalists who wished to be in the book. The work is arranged by category, in no particular order, except the lead image is the winning entry for the category (if the artist participated in the book).
Unless otherwise noted, all of the work is for sale. Prices have not been included in the catalog, but can be found on the information card accompanying each piece in the exhibition. At the time of publication, it was not yet determined which artists would be able to participate in the exhibition, though all finalists were invited.
The following prizes were awarded:
Grand Prize - The top entry of the competition received a $250 cash prize and was used as the cover image for this book.
This year's winner: "The Lower Fork" (2009) by Ed Letven
Category Winners - The top entry in each category won $50 and was featured as the lead image in each chapter of this book:
Watercolor: "Desplaines River" (2001) by Alli Farkas
Digital: "Red Rocks" (2010) by Mark DeMent
Other: "Not a Care in the World" (2008) by Lilianne Milgrom
Artists invited to the exhibition by the jury include:
Frances A. Miller
Rebecca Yates Shorb
Janice Schoultz Mudd
John Lyon Paul
Mary Mikel Stump
Kurt K Weiss
Claire Beadon Carnell
Don Michael, Jr.
Gregory W. Frux
Heather Leigh Douglas
Joel Le Bow
Patricia Walach Keough
Ralph J Ryan
List Price: $29.95
8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Full Color on Color paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
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West Shore Gallery, Inc., located in Wormleysburg, PA, is a fine art gallery and photography studio. The gallery carries original art work in all media. The photography studio specializes in wedding, portrait and commercial photography.