Valentines for Charles Demuth

Annual Demuth Invitational Exhibition
February 4 - 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 5-8 p.m.

This annual exhibition invites Lancaster area artists to create a work of art based on a Charles Demuth inspired theme. This year's Invitational challenges participating artists to create a unique Valentine for Charles, using his 1896 Valentine as inspiration. The original Valentine remains in the Demuth Museum archives.

Participating artists include: Michael Abel, Blakelyn Albright, Ann DeLaurentis, Paula Egolf, Paul Engleheart, Dorothy Frey, Milt Friedly, Carol Galligan, Jeff Geib, Susan J. Gottlieb, Gail Gray, John Herr, Jon L. Johnson, Richard K. Kent, Evan Kitson, Karen Labiak, Matthew Lawrence, Paris Wyatt Llanso, Carol Morgan, Richard Ressel, Peg Richards, Kimberly Bulcken Root, Barry Root, Kerry Sacco, Lou Schellenberg, Mimi Shapiro, Jean Sharf, Ellen Slupe, Janette Toth-Musser, Teri Traner, Linda Weidman and Dick Whitson.

Scholastics and Lancaster County Young Artists

March 4 - April 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 2017, 5-8pm
Opening Receptions will be held at both museum locations, but all Awards will be handed out at the Lancaster Museum of Art

Hundreds of artworks from Lancaster County students participating in two artistic competitions, Scholastics and Lancaster County Young Artists, will be on view at the Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art. These competitions, open to junior and senior high school students, celebrate the wealth of artistic talent found in the students of Lancaster County.

Scholastics is the first level of a national art competition. Exceptional works of art are submitted by hundreds of students to be judged first at the regional level here in Lancaster, with winning works moving on to the national competition. Works winning Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mention will be on display in this exhibition.

Lancaster County Young Artists is a regional competition, open to any student attending school in a participating district or homeschooled. over 500 works were entered into this juried competition; over 300 works winning Gold, Silver and Exhibition awards in a dozen categories will be on display.

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