Artspace Gallery

Congratulations to the winners of the Landscape Exhibition 2015

First Place: Pam Mading, Birches

Second Place: Jason Scott Williamson, Mountain View

Third Place: Eric Goins, Blossom Art

Honorable Mentions: Joyce Love, Lakeside and Jill Swersie, A Winter Walk

Birches by Pam Mading

Congratulations to the award recipients in the Small Works Exhibition held at the ARTSPACE Gallery in June. First Place: Doug Gilbert; Second Place: Will Rothfuss; Third Place: Karen Duncan; and Honorable Mention: Melissa Benzinger. $175 in cash prizes was awarded at the show.

The LANDSCAPE show is scheduled for July. Like the current SMALL WORKS exhibit, this show is open to all artists who work in 2-D or 3-D media including acrylic, oil, mixed media, photography, digital art, works on paper, clay, and wood. Total size of 2-D work may not exceed 36” in any direction including frame. Sculpture must be able to fit through a standard door. If a pedestal is required, it must be provided by the artist. Drop off is Monday, June 29 with a reception Scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 5-7PM.

Also in July, work by Joni Oye Benintende, this year’s PoconoArts Visual Art Hall of Fame Award recipient, will be on exhibit. Joni is a clay artist whose work was recently on display in the Madelon Powers Gallery at ESU and the Gallery at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA.

Shows for the remainder of the year are as follows:
July 31 – August 29 - PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

September 4 – 26 - A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: NARRATIVE ART, visual art that illustrates a story.

October 2 – 24 - ARTISTS IN EDUCATION. The gallery will highlight the work of art teachers and teaching artists in all media.

October 30 – November 21 - PORTRAITS in 2-D or 3-D media. Submissions may include any work that depicts a traditional or other individual subject.

November 27 – December 24 - Annual HOLIDAY STORE.

Please Note: Membership in PoconoArts is a great value and offers a discount on entry fees for all shows. For information and applications, contact ARTSPACE curator Claire Marcus at or visit the ARTSPACE page at



Teachers Exhibition

Narrative Exhibit


Select pieces of Morris Berman's work will continue to be on display for sale at ArtSpace.


A true outsider artist, Morris Berman's work incorporates found objects to divulge the contradictions of modern life. His work is both whimsical and piogant, giving all viewers something to think about. Assemblages for Berman were extremely versatile. They were also his means of masking political and social commentary.

According to Morris, "Art has a lot of effect. Just like the pen which is mightier than the sword. Through art you show a lot of things, and people begin to realize what you're trying to do."

The collection was donated to PoconoArts by his daughter, Ilona Marmer.

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