Cummings Art Gallery accepting student works for Juried Art Show

The Cummings Art Gallery is accepting entries for its annual Juried Art Show to be presented Jan. 13 through Feb. 9 and the deadline will be Jan. 8.

Students who are interested are encouraged to enter up to three original works of art.

These works may use any artistic medium, including drawing, painting, photography, computer generated works, ceramics, pen and ink, charcoal and mixed media.

This list is not exhausted ,however, and works of any artistic medium may be submitted. All submitted works must be display-ready when submitted to the Gallery.

Heather Dana, director of the Cummings Art Gallery, is especially excited about this opportunity for the students to show their talent in this showing.

“I look forward to seeing all of the students’ entries for this year’s Juried Student Show. There is always such a wide variety of media-be it drawing, paintings, ceramic works, digital arts and photography.

What the students have learned over the year in their art classes is reflected here. Such a strong showing of talent,” Dana said.

Artwork that is to be judged must have been created at Mercyhurst University and cannot be more than two years old. Entries accompanied with a completed label can be taken to Cummings Art Gallery and dropped off on Jan. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s juror, Joanne Ivey of the Campbell Pottery Store, will judge all submitted work. For the past eight years, Ivey has been the director of the Stonewall Gallery and head merchandiser at Campbell Pottery Store.

Ivey regularly attends the Buyers market of American Craft in Philadelphia. Ivey received her B.A. in Art History from Michigan State University and M.F.A. in Painting from Edinboro University along with studying at the Vermont Studio School.

Ivey’s works have been featured in the Friends of Mercyhurst annual exhibition, the Erie Art Museum’s annual Juried Spring Show and was featured in the Erie Art Museum in a one-person showing, titled “Paper work.”

“Paper maché sculpture has been my medium of choice for over 20 years and while being a less than well respected art form, it has ceaselessly amazed me with its possibilities,” Ivey said.

The deadline for submitted works will be Jan. 8; however, if a student is interested in submitting work but will not be on campus for the J-term, works may be submitted at Cummings Art Gallery Dec. 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Artists will be notified by email whether or not their artwork has been accepted into the exhibition on Jan. 10, following adjudication.

The exhibition will run Jan. 13 through Feb. 9, 2014.

The Cummings Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about volunteering or work study employment, please contact Cummings Art Gallery Director, Dana, at or by phone at (814) 824-2092.