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Abstraction Show 2023

November 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am November 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Abstraction Show

 The Abstraction Show is one of our most popular exhibitions. This annual show highlights the outstanding abstract artwork of regional artists. 

“All art is about perception. Concentrate on perception. Change the perception and reality changes. Painting is a language. Translation is difficult. The translation of my work for practical application in solving social problems has bugged me throughout my career. I am not a social worker. I am not a politician. The answer is in the paint. I know this because I put it there.”  _ Jack Whitten

We can’t wait to admire and share the various ways in which you interpret the meaning of abstract art. 

The Abstraction Show is at the KISH Bank Expect More Store 

114 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat, 9am – 12pm

Friday, November 3, 5:30 – 7:30pm


Entry Process and Fee

Each artist may submit one piece that has not received an award in any previous Art Alliance shows. All works must be original. As a public space, Kish Bank reserves the right to refuse artwork perceived as inappropriate for their space. Please take this into consideration. 

Entry Process and Fee

Entry fees are non-refundable and may be paid by check, credit card, or online. To enter and pay online, please visit artallianceofcentralpa.org.

Entry fees are $20 for students (H.S./college), $30 for Art Alliance members, and $40 for non-members.

The deadline to enter is October 31, 2023 

Prepare Your Artwork

Make sure your work is securely wired and ready to hang. Must be able to be hung on a wall. Poorly framed work, unhangable 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. Label your artwork so we can accurately identify your work.

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 hung.

Artwork Drop Off & Pick Up 

Drop off is 10/31  between 11 am –2 pm at KISH Bank. 

Pickup is November 28 between 11am–2pm. We do not have room to store artwork.


Sue Uhlig, Show Juror

Sue Uhlig is an art educator who currently is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education at Penn State University and a Limited Term Lecturer in Art and Design at Purdue University. She previously served as supervisor of Penn State student teachers who were doing their field experiences in K-12 art in State College and in the Pittsburgh area. Prior to beginning her studies at Penn State, she was a continuing lecturer in Art and Design at Purdue for ten years where she taught numerous courses in art appreciation, art history, and art education.

Prizes and Judging

Cash prizes are generously sponsored by State College Framing Co. & Gallery, a full–service custom frame shop serving individual clients, businesses, and artists for more than 25 years. 

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $100

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and Honorable Mentions will be presented at the Opening Reception Friday, November 3 from 5:30–7:30 pm at the Kish Bank Expect More Store.


The Abstraction Show is going to be at the
KISH Bank Expect More Store 

114 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat, 9am – 12pm

Additional Info

Sales and Conditions

Works may be for sale. We charge a 20% commission of the selling price for work sold at the show.

Show Info & Updates

All Show information and updates are posted on our website at artallianceofcentralpa.org. Check regularly for the most up to date information.


Please contact the Art Alliance at (814) 234-2740 or [email protected].

Entry Information and form

You must fill out both the form below AND submit your payment (see the orange links below)

For a PDF of the entry form, click here and submit your completed form via email at [email protected] or mail to PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

Entry Form for Abstraction 2023

NOTE: there may be an error message upon submission but please disregard! Your entry will be recorded!

Unpublished form

NOTE: there may be an error message upon submission but please disregard! Your entry will be recorded!

Payment for entry

$30 member // $40 non-member // $20 Students (HS & College)


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The Art Alliance is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.