Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition Entry Open Now

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. We are now accepting entries for our Eleventh Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition. Download the entry form.

Traveling exhibitions are hosted from time to time, and we also periodically exhibit items from our extensive French poster collection.

The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except during university breaks.

Sept. 7–Oct. 6
Opening reception Sept. 7, 7–9 p.m.

This exhibition draws from the eclectic collection of the Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University. Curated by gallery director Dan Olivetti, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, fiber art, photography, sculpture and mid-20th century French posters. Many of the recent works by contemporary artists have been acquired through the gallery’s annual figurative drawing and painting competitions and from artists who have been featured in gallery exhibitions. Other notable works include American Regionalist prints by such notable artists as John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood. Two extraordinary pieces in the show, hewn from Italian Carrara marble, harken back to the classical days of sculpture. Polaroids and prints by Andy Warhol, donated to the gallery from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, will also be on display.

Oct. 26–Dec. 9
Opening reception Oct. 26, 7–9 p.m.

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. This year’s juror is Alberto Carol, a figurative artist living and working in Miami, Florida. Carol will select the exhibition works from the pool of entries and announce the awards during his gallery talk at the opening reception.

Jan. 25–March 1
Opening reception Jan. 25, 7–9 p.m.

Jerry Taliaferro is well-regarded for photographic projects and published works, including Women of a New Tribe, a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of black women. He will present the opening reception lecture. The portraits in this exhibition explore how the black  American male perceives himself and how he is perceived by others. The men pictured in the exhibition were selected from Susquehanna University and the greater Susquehanna River Valley by the exhibition curators Harvey Edwards and Dan Olivetti.

March 21–April 5
Opening reception March 21, 7–9 p.m.

This annual exhibition showcases the accomplishments of Susquehanna University’s graduating graphic design and studio art majors.


April 18–May 13
Opening reception April 18, 7–9 p.m.

This exhibition examines the portrayal of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries as seen through the eyes of American artists over three centuries. It includes engravings and lithographs—as featured in journals, books and periodicals throughout the time period—as well as a selection of original paintings, drawings and prints depicting the river up to the present day.

See Our Past Exhibitions

Check out more than two decades of exhibitions that have come to the Lore Degenstein Gallery.

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Lore Degenstein Gallery

1858 Weber Way, South
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

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Degenstein Campus Center, Upper Level
11 -5 p.m., 7 days a week
Closed during university recesses

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Director: Dan Olivetti