Everhart Museum Seeks Skateboard Designs For Fall Exhibit

The Everhart Museum, an arts partner of Lackawanna County, is seeking creative artworks from area students and residents centered on the theme of “Sidewalk Surfing: The Arts & Culture of Skateboarding.”

This display will be part of The Everhart’s “Decked Out” community art exhibit, which will be in Gallery One from August 2 to December 30.

Open to all individuals in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the design should illustrate a skateboard of the artist’s dreams. Originality is the focal point of this competition.

The design work must be done in the following media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, or mixed media (2D). No videos, 3-D work, or installation pieces will be accepted. The dimensions must be no greater than 16” x 20” and must be unframed and unmatted. Reproductions will not be accepted, and the works will not be sold.

An entry form/ID tag must be attached to the reverse side of each original piece. All pieces must be submitted to The Everhart Museum office by 4 PM on Saturday, June 1.

A panel of museum staff and community partners will judge the show and select the artwork for display.

For further information, contact, Nezka Pfeifer, the Everhart’s Curator, at 570-346-7186 or You can also visit the County’s website at this link: for a brief description of the design program and an entry form.

Entries Requested For “Paint A Peach” Art Contest

Everybody loves peaches.

The golden fruit is in ice cream, in Peach Melba, in the can, and in the music industry with “Peaches and Herb.”

Now, the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department, Live Nation, The Peach Music Festival at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain and First Friday Scranton have come up with a new twist – “Paint A Peach.”

The partnership is conducting a contest for area organizations and artists to sponsor, paint and decorate 4’ x 4’ wooden peaches as a promotion for the second annual Peach Music Festival presented by the Allman Brothers Band on August 15, 16, 17 & 18 on Montage Mountain.

Artists can let their imagination run wild when designing the peach. The only hard and fast rule is the words “Peach Music Festival 2013” and “Montage Mountain” must be incorporated into the artwork.

Interested individuals or groups can sponsor a peach design for $25. All proceeds from the contest will go to First Friday Scranton to support the monthly Artwalk.

Peach availability will begin on April 5 and continue on May 3, June 7, and July 5 at the First Friday events. They can also be purchased at The Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM. People may also email Alysia Scazafabo at to make other arrangements.

The sponsorship check, payable to First Friday Scranton, is due when the individual picks-up the peach block(s).

Peaches will be available until Friday, July 26.

Once designed, artists and groups are encouraged to display their works in storefronts, lobbies, reception areas, exterior facades or any high-traffic/visible area.

All of the peaches will be put on display at the August 2nd First Friday event for judging and prize distribution. All of the peaches will then be transported to The Toyota Pavilion for display on the music festival grounds.

Prize packages will be awarded for the top three peaches. A $100 prize will be given to the individual, group or organization that displays its peach artwork in the most unique way.

Information and a “Paint A Peach” application form are available at this link: The form can either be emailed to with “Paint A Peach” on the subject line or mailed to Paint A Peach Art Contest, Live Nation At Toyota Pavilion, P.O. Box 3625, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18505.

Lackawanna County Seeks Artists For “Art In The Park” Program

Do you like working with children? Do you like to have fun? Are you creative? Can you let your imagination run wild to produce interactive activities that will captivate children and keep them busy?

If you answered “yes” to those questions, then you would make a perfect “Art In The Park” artist/instructor.

The Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department is seeking visual and performing artists to work with youth ages 5-12 for it Summer program.

According to Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Corey D. O’Brien and Patrick M. O’Malley, the schedule for this year’s four-week “Art In The Park” programs is as follows: Tuesday, July 9, at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Township; Tuesday, July 16, at Covington Park, Covington Township; Tuesday, July 23, at Aylesworth Park, Jermyn; and Tuesday, July 31, at McDade Park, Scranton.

The activities for the program should be hands-on, fun and interactive. Performing arts can make use of the parks’ grassy knolls, general grounds and tent areas.

Individuals administrating visual arts’ activities will have a picnic table to utilize and are responsible for providing their own supplies.

The programs generally attract approximately 100 – 125 children at each site, with the average age being eight.

If an artist has worked the program previously and offered the same activity for two years in a row, the committee asks that something new be offered.

Artists are paid $200 per day for their services.

Interested individuals should submit an application form, program proposal and a brief biography/resume.

The items should be mailed to: Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department, 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503 or emailed to Materials sent by email should be a PDF.

Application forms can be found on the Arts & Culture page on the County’s website.