The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA presents a call for entries to its annual Youth Art Exhibit. The exhibition dates are March 3-31. The exhibition will feature artwork by high school students from Bradford, Tioga, and Potter Counties.
Eligibility: Open to all 7th-12th-grade level public, private, and home-schooled students from Bradford, Tioga, and Potter Counties.
Accepted artworks: Submissions will be juried and selected by a committee of artists from the Gmeiner. Selections will be based on quality, presentation, and proper application format.
Accepted works can be hand-delivered or shipped. Instructions will be included in a notification email letter. The entrant (whether parent, student, or teacher) 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.
Notification: Notification of accepted & non-accepted works will be sent via email.
Awards: Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit in the following categories: Painting, drawing, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and photography.
Conditions: Students can submit a maximum of 3 artworks. Artwork must be original. Copies of published photos or anyone else’s art are not acceptable. We are looking for work that is based on the student’s own photographs or imagination. And we are looking for original, masterfully completed works inspired by school assignments.
Applicants are encouraged, not required to submit two-dimensional work of any medium 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. Video works are eligible.
Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter work after submission, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. Artists may but are not required to mat and/or frame accepted entries. Though the Gmeiner does appreciate the effort when those resources are available!! The Gmeiner reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted, is delivered with wet paint, or does not meet the criteria. The Gmeiner reserves the right to refuse work that is not right for space.
Entry procedure for homeschool students and students not currently enrolled in an Art class:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Subject line: Youth Art Exhibit Entry #1, 2, or 3
- Attach 1 high resolution image of student artwork.
Name the file first name.last name_title. Example: Allen.Smith_Cake
- In the body of the email list the following:
- Artist name
- Title of artwork
- Artist statement (In the student’s own words, 3-5 sentence describing how and why they created this particular piece.)
- Accepted entries must be delivered with a label to be used in the display with all of the above information listed in that order.
Entry procedure for Art Teachers:
- Email us at email@example.com
- Subject line: Youth Art Exhibit Slideshow of Entries
- Attach 1 Slideshow or PDF inclduing all student work
- On each slide or page of PDF:
- A clear, high-resolution image of the entry
- Artist name
- Title of artwork
- Artist statement (In the student’s own words, 3-5 sentence describing how and why they created this piece.)
- Accepted entries must be delivered with a label printed on cardstock to be used in the display
January 1 Call for digital entries opens!
February 14 Deadline to enter
February 17-23 Delivery of selected works
March 3 Exhibit opens to the public
March 5 Art Education Symposium Act 48 Day
An Educator’s Symposium 8 AM-3 PM.
March 29 Field Trip Day
All participating schools invited to the Gmeiner 9 AM-11 AM. Guest speaker, art production and criticism activities, and award ceremony.
This is the rubric used by the Gmeiner to judge artwork for the exhibit. Grade level appropriate skill is taken into consideration.