Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery is excited to host our 2nd Annual Juried Show: Printmakers, in which we invited submissions from emerging and established artists of all ages residing in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
In our 2nd Annual Juried Show: Printmakers, we sought out to highlight printmaking techniques in contemporary art from around the region. The winner of the exhibit will be invited to be a featured artist in one show during Bethlehem House Gallery’s 2018 Season. All prizes* are listed below:
Many thanks to Blick Art Supply for their sponsorship of our awards!
The Bethlehem House Gallery Annual Juried Show will be open to the public from February 9, 2018 – April 7, 2018. You are cordially invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, February 9, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm EST. Awards will be presented at 7:30pm during the Opening Reception. Award winners, or their representatives, are requested to be present for the awards presentation.
Cynthia Back's artwork celebrates landscapes. She is immersed in nature: from a window, walking in it, standing and listening to its sounds, watching shadows and colors dance across water and foliage. Come to the Bethlehem House Gallery to see her work.
Kathleen M. Barrett uses drawing to explore her relationship with the unusual. Often exploiting vintage icons and the idea of traditional landscape artwork, she creates supernatural dreamscape drawings that later become the basis for her prints.
Scott Cantrell works mostly with traditional art materials such as pencil, paper, paint, canvas, photo and ink referentially commenting on the illusions created with these materials.
As humans scavenging through a bleak existence, we wear our anxieties around our heads like a crown of thorns.
Keith Garubba's work is an abstract exploration and critique of the relationship between Art and Science, while celebrating the ornamented spectacles and exhilarating spirit that can thrive that this intersection.
I have been exploring the medium of printmaking for the last 3 years. I was primarily an oil painter before then with a passion for the old masters. I have learned much of the old masters techniques and try to use them in my work.
After working 24 years as a museum educator and university gallery director, I have returned to the printmaking studio. I am studying intaglio with Professor Evan Summer at Kutztown University. I also am a member of The Printmakers’ Society of the Lehigh Valley (PSLV) and Southern Graphics Council (SGC).
I begin my artwork with an “automatic” process, which allows me to express sensations of consciousness through line, color and movement.
My work pushes the boundary between sculpture and collage. When creating, I pull from a large bank of found materials from various sources. I work from an ever-growing collection of paper, pattern and other archival materials.
I am especially interested in the power of land- and cityscapes to record and imply narrative. My recent work in paper and book formats focuses on the interaction of public and private history patterns and the individual stories that compose them.
My oil paintings distill film-musical images into fading ethereal scenes that transcend their original contexts and illicit dream-like spaces that serve as settings for new narratives.
Anthony lives In the Bronx and Allentown Pennsylvania with a studio at the Banana Factory Art Center in Bethlehem, PA. He has taught at such institutions as the University of Michigan, Parsons, Princeton and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Melissa’s art work is that of 5th generation Artist influenced by a family steeped in Pennsylvania Folk Art.
My black and white prints are meticulous and technical; this tight precision encourages the viewer to look closely.