The “Call for Entries” has been issued by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts juried fine art exhibition, Images 2021. This year, the exhibition will be an online event due to “coronavirus uncertainty.”

Eligible work for Images 2021 includes drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper and digital art. Digital images of original work produced within three years ago will be accepted as well.

Submissions are open to artists whose primary residence in Pennsylvania. Adults and students between the ages of 16 and 26 are encouraged to apply.

Artists can win up to $1,800 in prizes, which include merit awards, best of show, best pastel, best drawing, best photograph and best student submission.

The juror for the exhibition will be Betsey Batchelor, an artist and teacher in Philadelphia. Batchelor is an associate professor at Arcadia University and is the head of the area of Painting

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Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.35

Deborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia


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Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.35

Deborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

She was 22. One of three women in a class of 24. Her professor at the Philadelphia College of Art told her she was “taking up a good man’s space” in his class. All she’d do when school was over was get pregnant and raise her child. “Meanwhile,” said the professor, “a good man could

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February is the one month we focus on Black History and the contributions that Black Americans bring to our communities. Vassar Lehman Loeb Art Center currently has a jewel of on art exhibit up, “Visible Bodies: Representing Blackness,” curated from Vassar’s permanent collection by Jessica D. Brier, a Deknatel Curatorial Fellow in Photography.

In her curatorial statement Brier writes: “Throughout its history, photography has held the powerful promise of making the world more visible. Lived experiences – both individual and collective – are often represented by the visibility of human figures.” 

“Visible Bodies” explores visual culture and questions who is allowed to participate within that culture. The exhibit is situated in an intimate gallery encouraging time to ponder the works, such as Arnold Joseph Kemp’s “Possible Bibliography.” 

This photo project shows an alternative representation of literary history by the artist who has photographed himself holding 52 books and literary

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