The Shirley Gaynor & Helen C. Hinchman Memorial Exhibit was established to foster the art of Pennsylvania artists. This exhibition shall be open to all college/university juniors or seniors majoring in art, or any established artist in the counties of Blair, Cambria, Somerset, Indiana, and Westmoreland. Entries shall be limited to two (2) submissions in the representational works of painting, sculpture, or works on paper.
Clayton Merrell grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. He studied painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art, where he earned an MFA in 1995. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant for research and creative work in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1996-97. His work is exhibited widely, with recent exhibitions at: Slow Gallery, Chicago; the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC; Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh PA; the A+D Gallery, Chicago; the Westmoreland Museum of Art, and the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY. His work is in the collections of the American Embassy in Belmopan, Belize, the Smithsonian Museum, the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and numerous private and corporate collections. He was the 2005 Artist of the Year at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and in 2016 was named Creator-of-the-Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. He has received awards and grants from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Skowhegan, The Millay Colony for the Arts, the Blue Mountain Center, the Vermont Studio Center, ProArts, Artists Image Resource, and the Center for the Arts in Society. During 2004-05 he was a fellow at the Roswell Artist-In-Residence Foundation in Roswell, New Mexico. In 2015, the Pittsburgh International Airport completed construction of a 69,000 square foot terrazzo floor image based on his design. He is currently the Dorothy L. Stubnitz Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
An Opening Reception and awards presentation will be held at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County on Friday, September 10, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Awards presented will be the Helen C. Hinchman Platinum Award ($1,000), the Helen C. Hinchman Legacy Award ($900), the Helen C. Hinchman Education Award ($600), and the Shirley Gaynor Legacy Award ($500).
At the conclusion of the show all exhibited work must be picked up Saturday, September 25, 2021 between 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. or Monday, September 27, 2021 between 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. If you cannot pick up in person, please arrange to have someone pick up for you and contact the Community Arts Center with the person’s name. All works that aren’t picked up by the designated dates will become the property of the Community Arts Center.
Any work sold through the exhibition will be subject to the following commissions: 30% to the Community Arts Center of Cambria County and 70% to the artist. Please price work accordingly.
Please contact Kate Rafas, Design and Development Director at (814) 255-6515 or email@example.com.
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