The wait is finally over! Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery is excited to announce our first show of 2019, the 3rd Annual Juried Show: Mixed Media. For this Juried Show, we are highlighting mixed media techniques in contemporary art from emerging and established artists of all ages from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Each artist submitted 1-3 pieces to be judged by juror Diane LaBelle, Executive Director & CEO of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, for a chance to win the following prizes:
- First place: $500 cash and a featured artist invitation for one show in 2019 season
- Second place: $250 cash prize
- Third place: $100 cash prize
- Director’s Award: $100 gift card to Blick Art Materials*
The Juried Show: Mixed Media Opening Reception
The 3rd Annual Juried Show will run from February 8th – March 30th, 2019, and we invite the public to attend the Opening Reception on February 8th from 6 – 9 PM. During this time you can mingle with the accepted artists while you enjoy light refreshments and live music from Joel Garcia, Dawgwood and Sam Houseal. You’ll also be the first to know the winners of this year’s show, as awards will presented live!
Featured Artists of the Juried Show Include:
- Rachel Bell
- Janet Dance
- James A. DePietro
- Elizabeth Trace Drury
- Audrey Kay Dowling
- Sandra Eliot
- Cheryl Elmo
- Bryan Fellenbaum
- Marilyn J. Fox
- Terri Fridkin
- Ashley Kaye Gardner
- Susan Gilli
- Andrea Grillo
- Bob Hakun
- Curt Harbits
- Nicholas Harvilla
- Carrie Kingsbury
- Zach Kleemeyer
- Michael McFadden
- Lynn Millar
- Lenore Mills
- Lee Muslin
- Emily Nields
- Kristen Pell
- Mike Piergrossi
- Abbey Rosko
- Amy Schade
- Jennie Traill Schaeffer
- Elaine Soltis
- Susan Springer
- Merrill Weber
The Juried Show: Mixed Media Winners
Congratulations to the following artists for placing in the 3rd Annual Juried Show: Mixed Media!
- First place: Bob Hakun for his piece “Ol’ Buzzard“
- Second place: Janet Dance for her piece “Stone Wrapped“
- Third place: Merrill Weber for her piece “A Cut Above“
- Director’s Award: Andrea Grillo for her piece “Easton Hotspot“
About the Juror, Diane LaBelle
Diane LaBelle became the Executive Director & CEO of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) in June 2010. She brought with her twenty years of experience as one of the premier arts and education administrators in the country. Upon arrival at Charter Arts, which had been operating out of a restored factory building for seven years, LaBelle began working with the Board of Directors to plan the development of a brand-new facility that would meet the needs of one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.
Prior to her current position at Charter Arts, in 2003, LaBelle was hired as a consultant to design and oversee the renovation and construction of the 145,000 sq. ft. former Willson Goggle Factory into the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, located in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her background as an architect led LaBelle to spearhead the facility’s $15 million renovation, which was honored with a Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award.
LaBelle was named Executive Director in 2005. Over the seven years of her involvement, the GoggleWorks project became a national model for community revitalization.
From 1998 to 2003, LaBelle was the Director of the Banana Factory, a dynamic cultural arts and education center located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she was the CEO of the non-profit organization, FreeHand, also located in Bethlehem, which worked with children in the community, university students and design professionals to take a handson approach to neighborhood revitalization. Her career in arts education began while working as an architect in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following graduation from the Master of Architecture program at Carnegie Mellon University. Her award-winning ArchiKids curriculum involved inner city public school children in projects that revitalized their neighborhoods and sparked her understanding of how differently students learn.