Art Contest and Show Allow Employees to Put their Talents on Display
- Crozer-Keystone Health System and the National Arts Program (NAP) will once again host an art show and contest.
- The art show and contest is open to employees, active volunteers, retirees, physicians and immediate family members of any employee or physician of Crozer-Keystone. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
- Application deadline for submission is Sept. 15. All accepted artwork will be on display for two weeks, from Oct. 11-22, in the James E. Clark Education Center Lobby at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
If you enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting, graphic design or photography, then the fourth National Art show and contest is for you. Crozer-Keystone Health System and the National Arts Program (NAP) once again invite employees, active volunteers, retirees, physicians and immediate family members of any employee or physician of Crozer-Keystone to submit original artwork to the show and contest.
Application deadline for submission is Sept. 15. All accepted artwork will be on display for two weeks, Oct. 11-22, in the James E. Clark Education Center Lobby at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. An awards ceremony and reception will be held on Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. to recognize the top submissions in several categories as judged by a professional panel. Cash prizes and scholarships will be awarded at the event.
Based in Malvern, the National Arts Program works with companies across the nation to allow both professionals and non-professionals of all ages to display their art, and compete for cash prizes and continued art education scholarships. The late Leonard E. B. Andrews, founder of the National Arts Program, wanted every artist to be able to display their talent at no cost, helping them to achieve a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
In 2005, Crozer-Keystone became the first health system in the nation to partner with the National Arts Program. The partnership came about through the efforts of Joseph Valloti, M.D., a retired Crozer-Chester Medical Center physician and board member with the National Arts Program who approached Crozer-Keystone administrators about the opportunity.
“Crozer-Keystone is proud of its partnership with the National Arts Program. We’re looking forward to our 4th exhibit, which offers participants an avenue to showcase their artwork. This promises to be another great event, so we invite all employees to be sure to mark your calendar and stop in to view the wonderful artwork. The public is also invited to view the artwork as well as vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award,’” says Joan Simpson, director of Volunteer Services at Crozer and co-chair of the event.
There is no charge to participate in the art show and contest. A variety of art will be accepted:
- Painting (oils, acrylics, etc.)
- Works on paper (watercolor, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, marker, crayon, digital, etc,)
- Photography (black-and-white, color, digital, etc.)
- Sculpture (in the round or relief)
- Craft (ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, woodcarving, fiber)
- Mixed media (a work of visual art that combines more than one medium)
All participants are divided into groups based on age and skill level. The adult group is divided into amateur, intermediate and professional, and the youth/teen group is divided into youth (12 years and under) and teen (13-18 years). Eighteen-year-old college students are entered as adults. Awards will be given to the top three submissions in each category and group. Other awards include Best of Show (awarded in each category) and People’s Choice Award (chosen by your colleagues) and scholarships for students with honorable mention ribbons at the discretion of the judges.
“I love the children’s art entries. We are happy to offer scholarships to specially selected children so that they can continue to create and improve their artistic skills,” says Marilyn Radley, manager of Human Resources at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and co-chair of the event.
The judges all have art backgrounds and are experts in their respective areas of practice. In the past, judges included Frolic Weymouth, a world-renowned artist and Pennsylvania native. Judging will take place the morning of Oct.11 before the doors open to the public. The show will open for public viewing from Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. to Oct. 22 at noon. The show is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The art show will also have hours on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact your site representative:
- Crozer and Community Hospital: Joan Simpson, director of Volunteer Services, at (610) 447-6318 or (15-6318)
- DCMH: Marilyn Radley, manager of Human Resources, at (610) 284-8591 or (12-8591)
- Taylor Hospital: Judy Liebermann, director of Volunteer Services, at (610) 595-6071 or (19-6071)
- Springfield Hospital: Janet Kalup, director of Volunteer Services, at (610) 338-8825 or (16-8825)