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York Art Association and Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County

Invite You to Enter the Exclusive…


York Art Association and Farm & Natural Lands Trust will connect each artist who is juried into the show with owners of a specific preserved property in York County, Pennsylvania.  The artist will then contact the owners and visit the property to sketch, photograph or paint on site. The resulting artwork, which must have a significant degree of realism and reflect the assigned preserved land, can be completed in studio. Many styles and media are welcome. Paintings, photographs, pencil, ink, digital and other 2-dimensional works will be accepted. The Preserved Lands show will open at Marketview Arts, Gallery Hall, on First Friday, December 2, 2016 in downtown York for a month long run. Cash prizes will be awarded:

  • Best in Show: $300
  • First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $100
  • Two Honorable Mentions: $50 each

This is a fundraiser for both non-profit organizations and therefore the commission will be 50%. The likelihood of sales is elevated because property owners, FNLT supporters and other art patrons will be invited to several events surrounding the opening.  The two organizations held a similar, very successful event in 2012, and this event will also be highly promoted. Those juried in will be allowed to enter two works and there is an opportunity to reflect multiple seasons at the property you are assigned.

The Juror and Judge is Ry Fryar, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Division of Art at York College of Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the University of Minnesota and teaches drawing, painting and personal development.

To enter, please attach photographs of two landscapes you have done previously and email to landscape@yorkartassociation.org.  Your files should be named with your first initial, last name and a number (jdoe1.jpg). Include your name, address, email and phone number in the body of the email.

After sending an email of your artwork you must pay the fee by going to http://www.yorkartassociation.org/exhibits/preserved-lands to pay via secure link to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use these secure links and may also use a credit card for payment. If you do not pay the fee, the work will not be considered.

Alternatively, you may submit your entries on CD (be sure your name and “Preserved Lands” is written on the disc) and mail to or drop off at York Art Association along with payment (cash, check, or credit card). Please also include a note with your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Entries will be accepted from February 8 through April 8, 2016. The entry fee, which includes up to two pieces, is $25 for York Art Association members and $35 dollars for non-members.  Those juried in to the show will be alerted by email or phone shortly after the submission deadline and prior to April 30.

For questions, contact York Art Association at office@yorkartassociation.org or call 717-755-0028 between 9am and 3pm. You can also email Suzanne Collins at suzanne@yorkartassociation.org.

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