Valley Art Center members exhibit in April

Visitors examine artwork (top) featured in the 59th Annual Perkiomen Valley Art Center Members’ Exhibition

HARLEYSVILLE PA — The 59th Annual Membership Exhibition conducted by the Perkiomen Valley Art Center will be held in April (2022) at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd., the art center announced. The salon will be open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Valley Art Center members exhibit in April
Show Judge Sabrina Pistoria

An artists’ reception, open to the public, is scheduled for April 10 (Sunday) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the heritage center. This event has been added to The Posts calendar. Want to add an event? Email it to [email protected]

The exhibition features new and original works that emerging and established artists have been working on for the past few years in all types of mediums and disciplines. It includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and egg tempera, as well as pastel drawings, photography, digital art, and sculpture.

The show was judged by Sabrina Pistoria (above right), a Montgomery County artist who also teaches art at Souderton Area High School. Pistoria earned her undergraduate degree at Millersville University, where she studied arts education and psychology.

Awards including Best of Show; first, second and third place; and an honorable mention for professional and non-professional applications will be given upon receipt. A new Founders Award will be introduced to honor Margaret Murphy, a life member and part of the original membership dating back to the late 1950s. Several other sponsored awards will also be introduced.

“We had a great turnout of artists and talent,” said art center board chairman Terry Souders. “Over 50 artists are featured, and over 95 original works on display…We are sure that all art lovers will enjoy this collection of beautiful works.”

The Art Center is a non-profit volunteer group that promotes fine art in the area.

Top photo by Colleen Algeo provided by the Perkiomen Valley Art Center