YAA continues to showcase the great artistry of our members and our community through our gallery exhibitions. This year we are happy to announce two themed exhibitions surrounding the concepts of music and peace. We will wrap up the year with our most prestigious show - the 53rd Open Juried Exhibition.
Judges Invitational (Jan 21 - Mar 3)
We are pleased to invite some of our past judges to participate in a special invitational exhibition at the York Art Association. We would not be able to run our shows without the valuable service our judges provide. To show our appreciation, we are offering them an opportunity to showcase their work in our gallery. Artists, members and patrons of YAA are excited to see works of the top professionals in our region!
REGISTRATION: INVITE ONLY
Musical Impressions of Color (Mar 10 - Apr 21)
How often do we listen to music as we create our works of art? Music has been a source of inspiration for many famous artists including Kandinsky and Van Gogh. It is thought that Van Gogh could not learn to play an instrument due to the distractions of colors and images that would swirl around in his head while hearing a piece of music. Kandinsky was thought to have a condition call synesthesia, which allowed him to see red as a violin, a trumpet as yellow, blue as the sound of an organ.
How does music affect your personal art? What color do you associate with the music you hear? This exhibition will explore perception of music through color and it's unique influence on you as an artist.
Choose a piece of music, whatever inspires you to create and choose a dominant color, whatever you are drawn to. Your piece does not have to be monochromatic, the color needs to dominate the work. The title of the song, or composition and the color it inspired for your entry will be required when you register. Any musical inspiration will suffice!
REGISTRATION OPENS: January 22, 2024
REGISTRATION CLOSES: February 26, 2024 @ 2PM (or when intake limit is reached)
Spring Member's Exhibition (Apr 28 - Jun 2)
Our annual Spring Members' Exhibition offers YAA members a chance to showcase their art alongside their peers. This YAA members only exhibit is not themed, so works of any genre and medium are welcome!
REGISTRATION OPENS: March 11, 2024
REGISTRATION CLOSES: April 15, 2024 @ 2PM (or when intake limit is reached)
Rottler Winners' Exhibition (Jun 9 - Jul 28)
Congratulations to our winners in our prestigious Rottler Selection Exhibition held in 2023! As part of the artist's award, they are given the opportunity to showcase their work in a group exhibition. We are proud of the talent our organization nurtures and celebrates the their talent.
Our 2023 winners are:
Reflection of Peace (Aug 4 - Sep 8)
When you think about the word “peace," what imagery comes to mind? This exhibition will focus on preserving the actions, quotes, people, events or other depictions of peace to promote a sense of calm and safety in our world today.
Art appropriate for this display can represent a range of perspectives from personal, spiritual serenity to global harmony. Our goal is to allow people to learn, reflect and find ways to make the world more peaceful.
REGISTRATION OPENS: June 10, 2024
REGISTRATION CLOSES: July 22, 2024 @ 2PM (or when intake limit is reached)
Fall Members' Exhibition (Sep 15 - Oct 20)
The annual Fall Members' Exhibition offers YAA members a chance to showcase their art alongside their peers. This members only exhibit is not themed, so works of any genre and medium are welcome!
REGISTRATION OPENS: August 5, 2024
REGISTRATION CLOSES: September 3, 2024 @ 2PM (or when intake limit is reached)
53rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition (Nov 3 - Dec 15)
YAA's most prestigious exhibition recognizes the excellence of our regional artists, with it's final show of 2024. More information and registration will available at a later date.