|Paintings in the 2013 Art Show|
On August 5, a total of 107 pieces of art and photography were delivered to the Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery in Pottstown. Dozens of talented artists came from all across the Schuylkill River Corridor to submit original pieces in a wide range of mediums and styles.
|Selecting the Staff Choice|
The following day, the show was juried by this year's judge Terry Newman, owner of Newman Galleries in Philadelphia (which is one of the oldest galleries in the country dating back to 1865). He spent several hours examining the works and considering each piece. In the end, he selected 83 pieces to hang in the exhibit, which will open to the public on August 28 and run through October 18. In addition, Newman named three winning entries and two honorable mentions. Later, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area staff gathered at the gallery to select a Staff Choice.
2013 Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area winners:
Best of Show: Escalation by Susannah Hart Thomer; watercolor of steps outside Philadelphia Museum of Art leading to the Schuylkill River
|2nd Place: Lutz Tannery by Jonathan Bond|
|Third Place: Pennypacker Mills Tranquility pastel by Teresa McWilliams Farina|
|Staff Choice: The Coyle Farm Winter Sheep watercolor by Lori Quinque-Quinn|
|Honorable Mention: Midnight at Memorial Hall Photograph by Walt Hug|
|Honorable Mention: Valley Forge, digital composite by Arnold Winkler|
Visit the 10th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show & Sale at August 28 through October 18 at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery, 16 W. High St., Pottstown. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.