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The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA presents a call for entries to its annual Regional Juried Exhibit. The exhibition dates are December 7, 2019 to January 26, 2020.  The exhibition is open to artists living within 150 miles of Wellsboro, PA. The exhibition will open on Saturday, December 7 at 11 AM during Dickens of a Christmas.


Eligibility: Open to all artists over the age of 18 living within 150 miles of Wellsboro, PA.

Accepted artworks: Submissions will be juried and selected by a committee selected by the Gmeiner. Selections will be based on quality, presentation, and proper application format.

The artist entrant will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery. Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with utmost care. However, the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center will not be responsible for damage or loss in any case.

Conditions: Artists can submit a maximum of 3 artworks. The entry fee is $10 for each entry. Payment of entry fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee the exhibition of any entries.

Applicants are encouraged, not required to submit two dimensional work with a maximum size of 48” in any direction. Sculptural and ceramic work must fit through a 6×8’ doorway and weigh less than 70 pounds.

All artwork should be professionally prepared for display upon delivery to the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center. The Gmeiner has pedestals and glass cases for the display of 3-D artwork. The Gmeiner will only display artwork that is the original intellectual property of the artist (exceptions may be considered for cultural traditions such as quilting, pottery, and woodwork, when the traditional forms are used for educational purposes within the exhibit.)

The Gmeiner retains a 20% commission for art sales. Artwork must remain at the Gmeiner until the conclusion of the exhibit. Exception: sold artwork may leave the gallery at the time of sale. The Gmeiner is not responsible for shipping artwork.

Deliver artwork to the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center during gallery hours on November 20-24, 2019. Gallery hours are 2-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, and 11 to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. All entries will be judged in person. The judge this year is Chris Longwell.

2019 Regional Art Exhibit <– This is the entry form you’ll need to fill out for each entry. Make sure your entries are individually labelled with your name and the name of the artwork. We will have these forms and labels available at the Gmeiner, just in case you don’t get to it before hand. 🙂

Chris Longwell earned BFA from Alfred University and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in ceramics.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Elmira College in upstate NY where he teaches Ceramics, Printmaking, and Art History.  Longwell is also the Director of The George Waters Gallery located in the campus center of the Elmira College Campus. First, Second, Third, and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded by Chris Longwell. Prizes include cash and ribbons.