Opening of a competition exhibition at the Walk In Art Center

The sixth annual Keystone Fine Art Juried Exhibition opened Friday, April 1 at the Walk In Art Center, 200 Parkway in Schuylkill Haven.

The public can see the show until the closing ceremony on April 16. There will be free refreshments, musical performances and prize giving for the exhibition winners.

“We’ve added a few new elements to the exhibit,” said WIAC’s chief executive, Jacqueline Engel. “Visitors can vote for their favorite piece, and the piece will win the new audience award. We also added a sculpture category this year, a category that we would like to see grow over the next few years.

Works in six categories will receive $200 for first place and $100 for second place, she said, adding, “It’s a really great opportunity for an artist to see their work.”

Jason Travers, professor of art at Lehigh University, was a member of the exhibition’s jury.

Show winners will be announced at the awards reception, which begins at 1 p.m. on April 16. Refreshments will be served and musician Steve Mazur will perform.

The exhibit can be viewed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until April 16.

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WIAC programs and events are sponsored by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Visitors to the juried exhibit at the Walk In Art Center have the opportunity to vote on what they see. (Courtesy of Walk In Art Center)