The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center announces our 2024 Regional Photography Exhibit to be held June 14 through July 7, 2024. Any photographer located within 150 miles of our location is invited to apply!

The deadline for entry submissions is May 31, 2024.

The Gmeiner is a large, free public art gallery located in beautiful downtown Wellsboro at 134 Main Street. We are committed to showcasing local emerging and established artists.

Entries begin: Monday, May 7, 2024
Deadline for entries: Friday, May 31 at midnight
Notification of acceptance: Friday, June 7
Delivery of accepted work: Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 from 12-6 PM.
Exhibit dates: Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 7.
Reception date: Friday, June 14 from 6-8 PM
Pick up dates for unsold works: Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9 from 12-6 PM


  • Artists living within a 150-mile radius of 134 Main Street, Wellsboro
  • Age 18+
  • Must be original work (no AI) completed within the last five years
  • Artists may submit up to 3 works
  • Artwork cannot have been displayed previously at the Gmeiner
  • Work cannot exceed 48” in any direction
  • Work submitted must be available to be on display for the entire length of the exhibit
  • No substitutions allowed
  • Accepted work must be professionally finished and installation ready – either framed or gallery wrapped – with secure wiringThe Gmeiner reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly prepared, is not
    of acceptable quality, differs significantly from the images submitted, or is not original.
    Fees will NOT be refunded for work that is not accepted.


  •  To submit entries, send an email to: [email protected]
  • The following information is required for each submitted piece:
    o Title
    o Date completed
    o Dimensions
    o Price (or NFS)
    o A JPEG file of the photograph
  • A short description (less than 200 words) of the work is optional
  • Each submitted work must have a digital photo that shows the whole piece
  • Up to 3 original works may be submitted per artist

Images should accurately represent the work. Poor quality images are more likely to be

Image Files:

  • Files must be under 3 MB each
  • Only files saved in JPEG format will be accepted
  • Suggested minimum file size – 72 dpi, 1,000 x 1,000 pixels (no less than 480 pixels)
  • Image files MUST be named in the following format:
    o Last Name
    o Entry #
    o Title of work
  • Use underscores between parts of file name, not commas or spaces
  • Examples:  Heath_1_Dragon.jpg or Powell_2_ElliotNessFest.jpg

Image files submitted for the jurying process may also be used for publicity purposes prior to and during the exhibit. The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center may photograph, digitally distribute or reproduce the entries for educational, cataloguing, and publicity purposes.


  • $15 per entry, up to 3 entries (non-refundable)
  • Fees may be paid by bringing or mailing cash or a check made out to: The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Fees may also be paid for using a credit card or mobile app in person at the Gmeiner or by calling 570-724-1917 during our normal business hours.
  • Entries are not considered complete until the fee is received

The Gmeiner does NOT insure exhibits. Art is displayed at the artist’s risk. Artists are encouraged to speak with their insurance company about a rider if coverage is desired.
Please keep this in mind when deciding whether to submit your work for the exhibit.


  • The independent juror will select the works of art to be included in the exhibit, as well as choose the award winners, based on their merits.
  • Not all works submitted to the jurying process will be selected.
  • Fees will not be refunded for works that are not selected.

Artists will be notified if their works have been selected by Friday, June 7.

Delivery of Artwork:

  • Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of their artwork.
  • Artwork accepted into the exhibit must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 from 12-6 PM.
  • The artist may have another person deliver their work for them.
  • We do not accept artwork by mail, nor do we have storage room for packing materials.
  • Pickup of any unsold artwork will be on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9 from 12-6 PM


  • Artwork does not have to be available for sale to be included in the exhibit. Please mark such pieces as “NFS.”
  • Keep in mind the cost of materials (including framing), your time, and the Gmeiner’s commission when pricing your work.
  • The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center will handle all sales of artwork in the exhibit, including collecting PA sales tax (6%).
  • It is the responsibility of the artist to pay any tax owed.
  • The Gmeiner charges a 20% commission on all art work sold during an exhibit.
  • Artists whose work sells during the exhibit will receive a check within 3 weeks of the end date of the exhibit.
  • Although we encourage guests who purchase art work to leave it up until the end of the exhibit, because we are a tourist location, that is not always possible.
  • The Gmeiner does not ship purchased artwork.

Any questions, please contact Carrie Heath, the director of the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917 or [email protected]