The 4th annual open juried event, “Art on the Hill – The Pottstown Art Show” is being presented by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild in collaboration with the Hill School Center for the Arts in the Boyer Gallery located on campus at Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown from Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 8.
The opening reception, Friday, May 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. is free, open to the public and includes music, food, beverages and a 7 p.m. awards ceremony where the show’s outstanding artists will be recognized with awards totaling $1600.
Artists will be painting in the gallery at times during the art show.
This year, a $500 Joseph Landis Founder’s Award for Excellence will be presented. In addition, awards of $250 Best of Show, $200 First Place, $150 Second Place, $100 Third Place, six $50 Honorable Mention Awards, $100 Hill School/Curators Choice Award, and $100 Arthur and David Nuzzo Award for photography will be presented.
The show is open to all area artists, both members and non-members. Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork but the third piece must be $250 or less. All artwork must be for sale. Visit the website, www.paag.info to view the prospectus for more information on artwork size requirements, cost to submit artwork and other information.
Artwork can be delivered to The Boyer Gallery on Tuesday, May 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. or Wednesday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Barbara Beaucar, archivist at the Barnes Foundation and past president of the Philadelphia chapter of Artists Equity will be this year’s Juror.
The art show will be open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Saturday May 31 to Sunday, June 8.
A framed, original pastel painting by Guild President Barbara Tschantre titled “Late Winter Snow” will be raffled off. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. All proceeds benefit the art guild and tickets will be available throughout the show. The drawing for the painting will be held on the last day of the show and you need not be present to win.
The Pottstown Area Artists Guild also awards a $500 scholarship to a high school senior who will study art in college. This year’s winner is Kayla Brown of Owen J. Roberts High School.