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Yorkfest Juried Exhibit 2015: Call for Works

yorkfestcfwimage2015For submission requirements and exhibit details, download the official entry form  below:


NEW: Online Submissions
or: printable entry form


printable entry form

The 2015 Yorkfest exhibit will be held at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum

Important Exhibit Dates:

Deadline for Entry
June 1, 2015
(entries can be made online through our website, or mailed to YorkArts)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Delivery of Art Work
** to the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, PA.
Thursday, August 20, 10am-4pm
Friday, August 21, 10am-4pm
Saturday, August 22, 10am-4pm

Exhibit Reception and Awards Ceremony
** at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, PA.
Friday, August 28, 6-8pm

Open Hours

Aug 29, 10am-5pm (Yorkfest)
Aug 30, 10am – 4pm (Yorkfest)
Sept. 1 – Sept 4, 10am- 4pm
Sept. 4, 5pm-9pm (First Friday)

Pick Up Artwork
** from the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, PA.
Saturday, September 5, 10am-2pm
Tuesday, September 8, 10am-2pm

About the Juror…

Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg is Chairperson in the Fine Arts Department of Kutztown University. As a Professor at Kutztown University, she regularly teaches drawing courses and a professional practices class. She also serves as the advisor for “Eckhaus”, a student-run gallery on Main Street in Kutztown and is on the Board of FUSE arts infrastructure, Allentown, PA.

Hochberg received her BFA from The Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin/Madison.

Cheryl’s work has been exhibited throughout the country. Her recent solo exhibitions include Allentown Art Museum, Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD, The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA and Sweetbriar College in Lynchburg, VA. Her work has been included in group exhibitions, most recently at the Ice Box in Philadelphia, the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY, the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, NC, the Allentown Art Museum, the Fowler Family Center in Bethlehem, PA, as well as in many university gallery exhibitions.

About YorkFest:

Yorkfest is a weekend-long premier fine arts and music festival held along the Codorus River (surrounding the Colonial Courthouse) in historic downtown York. Yorkfest features over 80 fine artists from all around the country, free entertainment and hands-on art activities. This year’s festival will take place Friday, August 28 until Sunday, August 30, 2014. Yorkfest is held rain or shine.

Capital Campaign Update

We’re nearing the end of our campaign. If you have not yet made the commitment, now is the perfect time.

This is a very special opportunity to support YorkArts. After 25 years of bringing art and art classes to the York community, it is time to dramatically expand our offerings and extend creativity even further.

The money raised during this campaign is designated for major transformations that will reinforce the foundation by which we serve the community for the next 25 years. By investing in this capital campaign, you can make our annual impact even greater!

Thank you for considering a gift to this special campaign. By helping make this campaign a success, you will inspire a more creative future for York!

YorkArts is partnering with Network For Good to make online giving easy.

Contributions can be one-time, or spread out on a quarterly, or even monthly basis.

If you have any questions, or prefer an alternative contribution method, please call Laura Abbott, Capital Campaign Director – 717 848-3200 or lauraabbott@yorkarts.org or visit www.yorkarts.org.

May 3 Creative Kitchen Benefit for YorkArts








What: Learn a new and creative approach in the kitchen with this hands on creative kitchen event! A $100 fee includes $50 worth of food, a variety of seasonal recipes, and 20 portions to take home.
When: Sunday, May 3, 1:30 to 4:30pm

Who: Hosted by Colleen Dwyer, Abbi Ferree, and YorkArts
Where: Yorkitchen in Central Market (enter through Cherry Lane)
Why: To support YorkArts and their Get Creative York initiative, showing that art comes in many forms.
How: All attendees are required to preregister by contacting Abbi Ferree at 717-891-7004 or aferree1985@gmail.com. Spaces must be reserved and fees paid by April 25.


All recipes are 4-6 servings. We will email you the week of the event with a supply list to bring for easy storage and travel home. If any dietary restrictions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We can arrange for different ingredients.

Soup- Lemon Herbed Chicken Orzo – a much lighter take on a Greek Lemon Chicken soup. Perfect for the rising spring temperatures.

Crockpot Multipurpose- Korean Pulled Chicken BBQ- an Asian BBQ sauce meets seasonal ingredients. Sweet, salty, savory. There will be a cabbage slaw that we make with this. Perfect for tacos, pulled chicken sandwiches, served over a green salad. A sky’s the limit recipe.

Casserole- THE Italian Strata- Colleen’s go to recipe that everyone loves and asks for the recipe. A mix of sausage, cheese, veggies, and herbs in a savory bread pudding form. A recipe as interchangeable as the ingredients in your fridge.

Salad- Wheatberry Berry Berry Salad- a hearty salad perfect for a lighter dinner with soup or an on the go lunch. Packed full of protein and antioxidants. Will be taken home with a vinaigrette dressing.

Chalk Walk 2015


IMG_0988Chalk Walk is an exciting event designed to celebrate the creativity of artists and promote the importance of public art.

The sidewalks of downtown York become an artist’s canvas and a place for audiences to watch works of art being created right before their eyes. Money raised from the event is used to benefit youth art programs. This year Chalk Walk will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 10am-5pm.

How to Participate

All artists – professional, amateur and emerging – are encouraged to participate. Artists are encouraged to participate as a group or individually; however, only one prize will be awarded per mural. The completed chalk murals are judged in two age-based categories: Adult and High School. A “Peoples Choice” award is also given to the artist who receives the most votes from audience members and passersby, so encourage your family and friends to come out and support you or your group.

Registration is necessary to be eligible for prize money. [Download the Registration Brochure.]

Volunteer at the Event

The success of this innovative effort lies in part with the generosity of our volunteers. Everyone is invited to be a part of this great day.

If you are interested in participating in Chalk Walk or if you would like more information, please contact Mindy Christian at 717-848-3200 or email mindychristian@yorkarts.org.