Check out more than two decades of exhibitions that have come to the Lore Degenstein Gallery.
We present work in four professional exhibitions and one student exhibition each year. All are free and open to the public.
Our annual national juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition holds a prominent place in the exhibition schedule and has been instrumental in building our permanent collection of contemporary figurative art.
Traveling exhibitions are hosted from time to time, and we also periodically exhibit items from our extensive French poster collection.
The gallery is open from 11-4 p.m. when classes are in session. It is wheelchair accessible. Please call 570-372-4059 for an appointment when classes are not in session.
We are now accepting submissions for our Eighth Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition and Photography as Social Conscience exhibition.
Victory for a Dime: Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War
Sept. 3 - Oct. 2, 2016
Opening reception Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
The comic book industry reached dizzying heights during the Second World War, when comics became an integral part in America's propaganda war and forever cemented a place in American popular culture. This unprecedented exhibition, featuring more than 100 poster-size covers, offers a look at the moment when a bunch of talented dreamers, most of them Jewish kids in New York, created iconic characters who battled it out with the Axis while the fate of the world hung in the balance. Slide lecture by exhibition curator Mark Fertig in the Degenstein Theatre at 7 p.m.
Eighth Annual Juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Opening reception Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 – Dec. 9, 2016
This national, juried visual art competition and exhibition is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), working in painting, drawing and printmaking who are over the age of 18.
The juror will select the exhibition works from the pool of entries and announce the awards during the gallery talk at the opening reception. The juror this year is Judy Takács, an Ohio figurative artist best known for her blog, book and portrait series, "Chicks with Balls", which honors unsung female heroes.
We are now accepting submissions for our Eighth Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition. Once again, there will be $5,000 in prize money awarded.
Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the United States
Opening reception Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
Jan. 28 – March 5, 2017
Photography has always been an essential medium for revealing realities of race relations in the United States, both unsettling and uplifting. This national juried photography exhibition seeks images that portray a broad range of perspectives on race in the country today.
We are now accepting submissions for our Photography as Social Conscience. There will be $5,000 in prize money awarded.
Senior Graphic Design and Studio Art Majors
Opening reception March 25, 7 p.m.
March 25 – April 2, 2017
This annual exhibition showcases the accomplishments of Susquehanna University's graduating graphic design and studio art majors.
Nick Reszetar, Drawn to Creating: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing
Opening reception April 22, 7 p.m.
April 22 – May 17, 2017