Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Scenes of the Schuylkill at Valley Forge

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area.

A new art exhibit at Valley Forge National Historical Park explores the varied beauty and character of the Schuylkill River region.

Consisting of 16 pieces of art and photography by 15 different artists, the Scenes of the Schuylkill selections will be on display in the park’s visitors’ center through Feb. 26. 
"Listening Woods" by Helen Mirkil.

It is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The exhibit represents a selection of art from the larger 12th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Juried Art Show, which was held last fall at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery in Pottstown. 

Most works in the show are available for sale, and a portion of all proceeds benefits the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

The 16 pieces on display at Valley Forge comprise the show’s winning entries and other selected works. They include a variety of mediums and styles, with subjects ranging from river views, cityscapes, woodland scenes, barns and more. 

Presented together they create a striking exhibition that highlights the diversity of scenic beauty found throughout the region.

“We are grateful to our partners at Valley Forge National Historical Park for displaying a selection from Scenes of the Schuylkill at the park,” said Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Silas Chamberlin. “This enables us to expand the reach of our annual art show and draws attention to the many talented artists whose work is deeply rooted in the Schuylkill River valley.”
Memento Mori by Jonathan Bond.

Scenes of the Schuylkill is an annual art show that celebrates the Schuylkill River region through art. Now in its 12th year, it is organized each fall by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, a National and State Heritage Area headquartered in Pottstown. 

The 2015 show included 92 works and ran through November and December at Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery in Pottstown. All works were carefully selected from 163 submissions by juror Charles Stainback, Director of Art at the Berman Museum, Ursinus College.

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, uses conservation, education, recreation, cultural and historic preservation and tourism as tools for community revitalization and economic development. For more information visit

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