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Light Within: An artist’s interpretation

Marietta Art Alive invites 2-D artists to submit works inspired by light for a regional juried exhibition hosted by the MH Art Gallery in Marietta, PA, February 9 through March 31, 2024. 

Eligible Work

Original 2-D work (paintings, drawings, pastel, collage, mixed media, monotypes, etchings, etc.) created within the last three years solely by the artist. Artwork must be no longer than  30" on either side including frame. All work must be framed, or gallery wrapped (finished sides), wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted. All accepted work must be delivered in person; no shipments accepted.

​The following is not permitted in the show: 

  • Photography, digital art, or commercial prints.

  • Derivative art where the source (another artist's work or photograph) is recognizable.

  • Work created during a class, workshop, or online tutorial.

Entry Deadline

The deadline for entry is January  22, 2024, at 8 PM.

Application Process

A $15 entry fee entitles artists to enter up to 2 pieces of work.  Photos of artwork must be submitted with the application. Before uploading images be sure they are smaller than 4 MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format and may be resized at Applicants automatically consent to their artwork being used in promotional materials. Accepted artists will be notified on January  26, 2024, via email. Artists are responsible for any loss or damage to their work during this show. Artists are responsible for the drop-off and pick up of work.  

Exhibition Dates February 9 – March 31, 2024

Opening Reception:  Friday, February 9, 5-8 PM at MH Gallery, 42 W. Market Street, Marietta, PA.

Gallery Hours:  Second Friday 5-8, Saturday/Sunday 11-3

Juror and Awards

The Juror of Acceptance & Awards is Lancaster artist Susan Gottlieb. Two $100 Juror's Choice Awards and two $50 Honorable Mention Awards will be presented on February 9, 2023. One $50 People's Choice Award will be announced on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 1pm by MH Art Gallery staff. The public may vote on their favorite artwork up until noon on that date.


About the Juror

Susan Gottlieb is a painter, traveler, and long time teacher. Her artwork is infused with tales of international travel and celebrates life and all the beautiful facets of color and light she experiences on her explorations.  She has lived and studied in Rome, Italy and continues to travel extensively for her own studies.  She often gathers travelers to join her for Italian excursions.

Recognizing what we see on the surface is actually a collage of time and stories; her paintings reflect this with layers of multiple media and colors.

Susan holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a BS in Art Education from Millersville University. She has instructed art history and studio arts for forty years mostly in secondary schools. She also taught university honors courses and supervised art teachers.

Her most recent teaching adventure was as a Founder of the Stone Independent School in Lancaster PA. No longer on daily faculty she continues to be the Dean of Joy.

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Gallery Sales & Commission

Artwork must be for sale; 30% of all sales will benefit Rivertownes PA USA (Marietta Art Alive) 501c3. Sales tax will be collected and paid by Rivertownes PA USA..

Drop Off/Pick Up Dates

Accepted work must be dropped off on February 3 or 4 from 11 AM – 3 PM, at the MH Art Gallery, 42 W. Market Street, Marietta, PA.


Unsold work must be picked up on Sunday, March 31 from 3pm-5pm or Monday, April 1 from 10am-12 Noon at same location.​



Entry Deadline Jan  22, 2024

Artist Notification Jan  26, 2024

Artist Drop Off  Feb 3-4 from 11-3

Opening Reception Feb 9, 5-8 PM

Pick up unsold artwork on March 31, 3-5 PM, April 1, 10-Noon

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