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CALL FOR ART: Rottler Selection Exhibition

Online registration happening now through May 30 (Tuesday) at 2:00pm.

Rottler Selection Exhibition June 11 - July 30, 2023

What is the Rottler? The Rottler Awards for Excellence in the Visual Arts came about as a result of a bequest from the estate of the late Kurt E. Rottler, a former President and Treasurer of the YAA. Mr. Rottler directed that his bequest (approximately $200,000) be conservatively invested and that a percentage of the annual income be used solely for the purpose of presenting “awards for excellence in the visual arts."

​In honor of his philanthropy, the Rottler Award Selection Exhibition is held every other year (odd years) in his name. With 2023 being a selection year, five members are chosen for this prestigious award. Three awards are given in the professional category, and two in the non-professional category. The five winners participate in the Rotter Winners Exhibition the following year.

THE CALL: To be considered, artists must be a member of YAA and submit 2 qualifying pieces of art. Both works will be judged together as a representation of a body of work. Works MUST BE created in the last 3 years and be of artist current or emerging style. (Previous Rottler Award recipients will not be eligible to enter the selection exhibit for 6 years. Therefore, artists who received this award 2017 or later are not eligible to enter.)

Artists must submit under one of the following conditions. Professional vs. Non-Professional: Enter as a Professional Artist if ANY of following APPLY:

a) regularly sell and exhibit your work

b) have won three YAA awards (honorable mention does not count) or

c) provide classroom instruction in the fine arts.

Non-Professional Artists do not meet any of the stipulations above. Artists new to the association may choose their designation or until they meet one of the Professional requirements.

There is no theme, so any genre or medium listed in the YAA terms and conditions is appropriate.

The five award winners are given the opportunity to share an exhibit at YAA the following year, 2024 (even years). Each artist will need a collection of 15-20 pieces for the show.

AWARDS: Five awards of $500 are given to three artists in the professional category and two in the non-professional category.


nday, May 1. Members MUST enter 2 PIECES of art. Both pieces must be entered at the same time and complete in all required fields. (All registrations are non-refundable. If you are unable to register online, please call the office at 717-755-0028 for assistance.)

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES: Tuesday, May 30th @ 2:00 PM. (There will be, no walk-ins or late registrations.)

INTAKE DAY: MONDAY, June 5, 2-6PM. Artist are asked to hand deliver and sign in all works. ID Tags will be printed for you. (No early drop offs, even if you are picking up work from the previous exhibit.) All art must be prepared for hanging with gallery quality, braided wire. Please see: YAA ARTIST TERMS AND CONDITIONS, for all standards and practices for acceptance into our exhibitions.

OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, June 11 (2-4PM) Awards announced around 2:30.

JUROR: Dorothy Frey is an assistant professor of painting at Millersville University. She graduated with a BFA from Millersville University and followed with an MFA from American University, Washington, DC, Corciano Italy. Her work has garnered her a second-place prize in Pennsylvania's Art of the State among others and collections of her art are present in many galleries across Pennsylvania and the Northeast. For more information on Ms. Frey, visit her website at: Home (

PICKUPS: Pick up of unsold art will be Sunday, July 30th from 4-4:30pm and July 31st from 10am-2pm. IF you are participating in the following exhibit, you may pick up your pieces from 2-6 pm during that exhibit's intake. If you are unable to pick up your art on pick up days, please have an associate retrieve your pieces for you during these designated times. NOTE: WE CANNOT STORE UNSOLD ART BEYOND THESE PICK-UP TIMES. We will not be responsible for any damage or loss to art left behind after these dates.

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