Arthaus Projects, a community oriented non-profit art space located in downtown Williamsport, is excited to reveal the selected works for their fourth annual juried exhibition “Repurposed.” “Repurposed” is a juried exhibition focused on the adaptive reuse of materials for arts sake. Participating artists were asked to create an original piece of artwork that utilizes some sort of found object, or unusual recycled medium as the base for the piece. The exhibition opens Friday, July 5th from 6 - 9 PM, and is on display until Saturday, July 29th.
Jurors from a variety of educational and artistic backgrounds reviewed the 125 entries that were submitted by 69 artists to select the best twenty two works that would fit in the gallery space. The 2019 RePurposed jurors included Kurt Herrmann (artist), Matthew Zarzyczny (civilian), Paul McGinn (recycling expert), and Joel Ryder (arts educator).
Project submissions were received from across the globe, specifically from 17 different states and 4 different countries. Artists showing will have a chance to win cash prizes and an exhibition at the gallery in 2020. Awards are as follows: First Prize: $250 and a 2020 exhibition at Arthaus Projects, Second Prize: $150, Third Prize: $75. The winners will be announced during the opening at 7:30 PM.All entries that were not selected for the exhibition will be displayed as part of an online exhibition on the Arthaus Projects website.
Arthaus Projects is a community arts center focused on visual art forms. Their programming includes multiple gallery exhibitions per year that focus on bringing contemporary, pop culture influenced artwork to Central Pennsylvania. Throughout each exhibition, they offer special events, art workshops, and performances that coincide with the theme of the show, highlight an art activity or attract new people to the gallery space. Arthaus Projects is devoted to bringing art to the masses, and as such, strives to bring the community together for thought-provoking conversations about art.
Arthaus Projects has no interest in the elitist viewpoints held by stuffy galleries. They welcome anyone with even the slightest curiosity and believe that there is no such thing as a silly question. They want their visitors to take their time exploring the gallery and experiencing some emotion (good, bad or indifferent). In addition to challenging patrons, Arthaus Projects strives to grow their artists by pushing them with unusual exhibitions while also showcasing artists from around the world.
Through their programming, Arthaus Projects consistently provides artists with opportunities to grow their career. Every year, they host an open-call juried exhibition which allows even first-time artists an opportunity to showcase their work in a professional gallery. Through these juried exhibitions, Arthaus Projects has coached young artists on the “ins and outs” of the art world, aided with how to properly price their work, and assisted with learning how to market themselves as artists. Connections are also commonly made through the gallery that are invaluable to an artist’s future success.