LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — The Pennsbury Art Majors Show will return to the Artists of Yardley Art Center in Lower Makefield Township after a two-year hiatus.
The art event, organized by the Pennsbury School District and Artists of Yardley (AOY), will showcase the work of promising young artists from Pennsbury High School. It will start on Friday March 25 and will continue all weekend, as well as the following weekend, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
It will be held at the AOY Art Center, located on the Patterson Farm at 949 Mirror Lake Road
in Lower Makefield Township.
“After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to be able to put on this show again,” said Ruth Anne Schultz, Pennsbury’s K-12 Art Curriculum Coordinator. “The past two years have certainly been challenging and our students are ready to share their talents with the community. The district is thrilled to have this opportunity again. We are very grateful for our partnership with AOY and the support they provide. to our students.
AOY members and established artists David Rivera and Marc Schimsky will act as juries for the event, judging the art and style of the students. Cash prizes for the winners were donated by Fran Leyenberger in memory of Chris Leyenberger, a Pennsbury parent, Bucks County native, AOY member, Boy Scouts of America leader and LMT community volunteer.
Best in Show will receive $600. First place will receive $400, second and third place will receive
$300 and $250, respectively. Three honorable mentions, worth $100, will also be
“AOY is so happy to see this show return after the pandemic forced us to take the last two years
“It is important to give young student artists the chance to showcase their work and receive feedback from professional artists within our community,” said Alison Smith, President of the AOY.
A variety of artistic styles and mediums will be used by student artists, who will have the chance to gain real-world experience in the arts and creation as their work is judged by professional artists.
“There are many moving parts in this show. Ruth Ann Schultz and Curtis May of Pennsbury
helped us bring it all together,” said Anne Gannon, AOY’s art exhibit
Beginning its partnership with Pennsbury in 2017, the AOY Art Center began showcasing the work of Pennsbury students and their teachers to a wider audience. The organization hopes to promote local art to such an extent that it will receive national recognition.
“The show is a true collaboration between AOY and the Pennsbury School District. We always
can’t wait to see the different works that the students will submit. It’s refreshing to see their perspective,” said Bette Sovinee, coordinator of the AOY Art Center.