Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show

MCCC Exhibit

Operating Hours/Cost
Show runs from Nov. 2-Dec. 17, 2017; Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays 10-2 (Closed Thanksgiving Weekend)

Scenes of the Schuylkill is an annual juried art show and sale that celebrates the beauty of the Schuylkill River region through art. Now in its 14th year, the show is hosted by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area every fall at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus gallery in Pottstown. This year's show runs from Nov. 2-Dec. 17 and includes 96 works of art and photography, selected from a total of 128 submissions by juror Rachel McCay, assistant curator at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia.

Winning Entries:

  • Best of Show: Abandoned Church Building, oil on gesso board by Shamarukh N. Billah
  • 2nd Place: Great Blue Heron on the Schuylkill River, collage by Veronika Berry
  • 3rd Place: Essence, watercolor by Steven J. White
  • Staff Choice: Prophecy Creek Park--First Frost, oil on board by Betz Green
  • Honorable Mention (photography): Good Morning Manayunk, photograph by Kevin Bennett
  • Honorable Mention (photography): Looking Back, photograph by Walt Hug
  • Honorable Mention (painting): Market Street Bridge, acrylic by Jean Plough
  • Honorable Mention (painting): Sojourn, watercolor by Merrill Weber

  • Click here for photos of the winning artwork

    See Slide Show Here(art was photographed by Steven Goldblatt)

    2017 Scenes of the Schuylkill Selections

    New this year! MCCC Alumnus Becky Morris has created an artistic rendering of the Schuylkill River on wood panels that will be displayed outside the gallery from November 15 to December 17. Click here to see more photos of this beautiful artwork.

    A Glimpse of the Schuylkill by Becky Morris

    A selection of the art will be exhibited at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven from December 20 to January 31, 2018. Selected works will include all winning entries listed above, as well as the following pieces:

  • Row On!, oil by Corrine M. Dieterle
  • Devil's Pool, oil on canvas by Maura Matthews
  • Church Road Bridge, pen & ink by Edward McCarty
  • The Get Together, watercolor by Candace M. Naumowicz
  • Sunset at Valley Forge, photograph by Samantha Story
  • Landscape with Cooling Towers, oil by Susan Styer
  • Burning Bush Beauty Through the Seasons, photograph by Aniseh Abedhanna Koro

  • Important Dates

  • November 2: Show opens to the public.
  • November 15: Scenes of the Schuylkill Reception, 6-8 p.m. Invitation only.
  • December 17: Show ends.
  • December 18: Pick Up Artwork, 12–7 p.m. at MCCC Gallery, 16 W. High Street, Pottstown.

  • Click here for Prospectus

    Check out our blog post about the 2015 art show to view images of the 2015 winning entries.

    Special Thanks to Our 2016 Sponsors: Sager & Sager Associates • Campbell Thomas and Company • North Penn Art • Montgomery County Community College • Dolan Law Group •

    This event was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

    Contact Information
    16 W. High St.
    Pottstown, PA 19464

    phone: (484) 945-0200
    fax: (484) 945-0204

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    Related information
    .pdf: 2017 Prospectus

    Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery at 16 West High St., Pottstown.


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