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Lore Degenstein Gallery 10th Annual Figurative Drawing & Painting Exhibition

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Lore Degenstein Gallery

The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University announces a call for artists for its  Tenth Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition, on display October 20 – December 9, 2018.

Their annual national juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition holds a prominent place in the exhibition schedule and has been instrumental in building their permanent collection of contemporary figurative art.

This is a juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), who are over the age of 18, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, or fiber.

Lance Esplund is an art critic for the Wall Street Journal. His book “The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art” will be published by Basic Books in November.

Best of Show: $2,500
Second: $1,250
Third: $950
Fourth: $750
Fifth: $550.

Exhibition inclusions will be juried from digital media, so quality is essential. Artists may submit up to three (3) works for the non-refundable fee of $25. All works entered must have been created within the last five (5) years. Fees can be accepted online or by mail.

The Gallery will take no commission on sale of work. All sales inquiries will be referred to the artists.


Notification of acceptance via e-mail: September 14/15, 2018

The Lore Degenstein Gallery reserves the right to not display work that differs significantly from the submitted files.

All accepted works must be framed or otherwise ready to hang. Works may be shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEx, or hand-delivered. Works will not be returned before the end of the exhibition.

Shipped work must have a pre-paid (ready to use) label for return shipping.


Please do not send return shipping forms. All materials should be mailed to:

Lore Degenstein Gallery
Susquehanna University
1858 Weber Way, S
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with your submission, please contact gallery director, Dan Olivetti.
Telephone: (570) 372-4059


-CD or email (to successfully send 3 images via email,you may have to send one at a time)
-Completed entry form with signature
-Entry fee


  • September 1: Postmark deadline for receiving images
  • Sept. 14/15: Notification e-mailed
  • October 8: Deadline for received works
  • October 20: Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation (7 – 9 pm)
  • December 9: Exhibition ends
  • December 12: Starting date for return of works (shipping will be on hold for the holiday rush between Dec 20 through Jan 3)

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with your submission, please contact gallery director, Dan Olivetti at (570) 372-4059.

The Lore Degenstein Gallery presents work by both professional and student artists in five exhibitions a year. The gallery is located in the Degenstein Campus Center. All Lore Degenstein Gallery events are free and open to the public.


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