Juried Painting Exhibit


Registration is closed for this year – be sure to attend the opening on May 13 and to check back for next year’s event!

Media Arts Council Center and Gallery invites regional artists to submit works for the juried painting exhibition Fresh Hues. All professional artists are welcome to submit images of paintings relating to their interpretation of the theme, Fresh Hues.

Cash prizes: First place $300.00; Second place $200.00; Honorable Mention $100.00

Fresh Hues is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Fran and Donna Shields.

Exhibition dates:  May 11, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday May 13, 2017 4-6pm

JUROR: Alice Beamesderfer, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

ENTRY FEES: There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to three artworks entered, presentation is by JPG image files. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork. Limit of five artworks permitted. Please submit images in jpeg format at 300 dpi with longest side not exceeding 1900 pixels. Payments by credit card at time of entry.

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all regional professional painters. Paintings must be created using traditional media such as oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and mixed media.  Video, photography, graphic, digital or sculptural work will not be accepted at this time. All work must be original, completely finished, wired, and ready to hang. Maximum size for pieces is approximately 48″ by 60″. Please label the back of each piece with your name and the title of the work.

Accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration.

LIABILITY: While every effort to properly care for work is made, the Media Arts Council is not responsible for the loss or damage of work while in transit or during the exhibition.  Artists should provide their own insurance coverage.  Submission into the exhibition indicates acceptance of these conditions.  A Hold Harmless Agreement will be signed upon delivery of your work.

Deadline to apply: March 15

NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than April 14 via email address submitted at time of entry.

Delivery/Drop off artwork date (No Exceptions): MAY 7, noon to 2pm

  • The gallery is located at 609-B W. State St., Media, PA
  • Please bring an artist’s statement and short bio when delivering.

Pick up date: JUNE 4, noon to 2pm

Sales/Commission: Gallery takes 40% of sales