Figurative Show Call for Entry

Figurative Show: Tribute to Mary Cady Rubinstein

The Figurative Show showcases artworks of the human figure by Central Pennsylvania artists.

This year’s show is a tribute to Mary Cady Rubinstein, a member and former instructor at the Art Alliance who died December 13, 2021. Mary was an award winning sculptor, printmaker, innovator and a fixture in the Central Pennsylvania art community for six decades. Many art students benefited from the life drawing and sculpture classes she taught over a span of more than 20 years at our Art Center in Lemont. Some of Mary’s figurative work will be on display during the show.

The Figurative Show will be on display at the Art Alliance March 10–19 (details below).

Juror: Steve Getz

Steve Getz is a Fine and Graphic Artist with a studio based in Swissdale, PA.

Figurative Show Call for Entry February 7, 2023A graduate of Lycoming College, I have spent my entire career as a professional artist and designer. My work has been exhibited throughout Central PA. My artistic interest has a broad focus working in oil painting, digital painting, photography and sculpture. I am a the Director of the LH JAMS festival as well as the past President and current Board Member of the Clinton County Arts Council / The Station Gallery.

Previous experience included being the Licensing Director for a major consumer products company. Responsibilities involved researching, negotiating and acquiring brand and character licenses. Relationships with Henson Associates, The Childrens Television Workshop/Sesame Street, Marvel Comics, Lucas Films, Universal Studios, Mattel Toys and many others.

Artist Statement

I believe the arts are an essential part of our society and should be recognized as the foundation of creative thinking in education. We as artists or art enthusiasts have an obligation to create and promote an atmosphere that encourages one another to think differently and expand our imaginations. With the arts each of us has a lifelong resource for personal growth and enrichment. The roots of creative thinking extend deeper than what is seen on the surface and the arts are the catalyst for any productive and vibrant community.

Current Professional Affiliations:

  • Partner/Owner of If-the Idea Factory. A design and marketing studio.
  • PA Wilds Juried Artisan
  • Board Member—Clinton County Arts Council/The Station Gallery
  • LH JAMS Director, (Lock Haven Jams & Art on Main Street)
  • Clinton County Tourism Advisory Board Member
  • Steering Committee member for the Clinton County Cultural Center

Eligible Work

All work must have the human figure as the dominant theme— clothed figures, nudes, and portraits are all invited.

Each artist may submit one piece.

2-D and 3-D works that have not received awards in previous Art Alliance shows are eligible. All works must be original.


Entry Process and Fee

Entry is not juried and is open to artists of all ages. The entry form and non-refundable fee are due by Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Art Alliance members will receive a Call for Entry notification postcard by mail; printed forms will not be mailed. The entry fee is $30 for Art Alliance members, $40 for non-members, $20 for H.S./college students.

  1. Enter online
  2. Pay the entry fee (If you do not see the Figurative Show when opening this link, on the left under  Search and “Sessions,” select “2023 Figurative Show.”)

Prizes & Opening Reception

Awards are sponsored by the Mary Cady Rubenstein Memorial Fund, and with Honorable Mentions, will be announced at the Opening Reception March 10 7–9:00 pm at the Art Alliance.

First place prize is $200, second place $150, third place $100.

Prepare Your Artwork

Make sure your work is securely wired and ready to hang. Poorly framed work, unframed work, clips, brackets, partial frames, or wet work will not be accepted.

Unframed stretched canvases are acceptable if they have finished sides and secure wiring.

All pieces under glass or plexiglass must be framed.

3-D work may not exceed 100 lbs. The piece must be stable in its position and securely attached to its base.

The chair reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet these requirements and will have the final decision on how the work is displayed.

Artwork Drop Off & Pick Up

Artists are expected to deliver and pick up their work on the dates and times listed below. If you have a conflict, arrange for someone to drop off or pick up on your behalf. Artworks may not be stored at the Art Alliance. The Art Alliance is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork.

Drop Off:

  • March 8, 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Art Alliance

Pick Up:

  • March 19, 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Art Alliance

Sales and Conditions

The Art Alliance charges a 20% commission of the selling price for work by Art Alliance Members sold at the show. Work sold by non-members will incur a 30% commission.

Gallery Hours

Gallery Hours

  • 1–4:00 pm Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12
  • 1–4:00 pm Thursday, March 16 – Sunday, March 19

Sitting for the Show

To make our shows open to the public, participating artists “sit” with the exhibit during Gallery Hours. Please sign up for a time slot when you receive the Sign Up Genius email invite.


Please contact Show Chair Jeff Mathison at; or the Art Alliance at (814) 234-2740 or

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