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Emerging Visions 2015

YorkArts Presents:


An opening reception and awards ceremony for “Emerging Visions” will be held on Thursday, February 5th from 6pm to 8pm at the YorkArts Gallery, where attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments as they preview original bodies of work by nine undergraduate artists. These small collections, ranging in media and subject matter, highlight each young artist’s development towards a distinct and personal style.

Artists currently enrolled in an undergraduate program were eligable to submit 5-8 pieces of art for consideration. The following undergraduate artists had works selected by the YorkArts exhibition committee:

  • David Billet, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
  • Jen Godfrey, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
  • Kara Gonzales, York College of Pennsylvania
  • Hannah Han, Lehigh University
  • Alexandra Harmel, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Brooke Leahy, Towson University
  • Kelly Mullin, Temple University
  • Hye Ryung Na, Parsons the New School for Design
  • Samantha Sanders, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

During the opening reception a juror will select one Best of Show, winning $200, and up to three Awards of Distinction to be presented during the opening reception. Join us in celebrating the hard work and creativity of these nine talented undergraduate artists as they pursue a degree in Art. The exhibition and reception are free to attend and open to the public. Emerging Visions will be on display February 5 to March 21, 2015 at the YorkArts Gallery, 10 N. Beaver Street, York PA.

  • Gallery Hours:
  • Tuesdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • First Fridays: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • (or by appointment)
  • *gallery tours available by appointment



With Gratitude – Guy J. Alosa, Jr.

In MemoriamAlosa

Guy J. Alosa, Jr.

YorkArts President Emeritus



Guy played an instrumental role during YorkArts’ infancy. By courageously communicating his passion and vision, he established the relationships with the first donors that would sustain YorkArts during the early growth years. In 1997, Guy’s business and finance experience was crucial in the financial and contractual discussions that led to the acquisition of 10 N. Beaver St., which was YorkArts’ first permanent home and remains its current location. His ability to read people and assess their potential led to the hiring of the first full time staff, among them the first executive director, Joanne Riley, who later went on to lead the Cultural Alliance of York County for more than 15 years. Guy also fostered the development of long lasting core programs, such as Art in the Parks.

YorkArts exists today due to Guy’s determination and commitment to keeping YorkArts alive and growing, and his ability to identify and nurture people who shared those same goals and dreams.

His contributions to YorkArts will continue to shape the artistic community of York for many generations. On behalf of the staff and the board of YorkArts, past and present, we offer our sincerest gratitude.    

- Kevin Lenkner, Executive Director

Capital Campaign Kicks Off with $900k


Through the outstanding leadership of our capital campaign co-chairs Kim and Bill Kerlin, $900,000 has been pledged to date! This represents 50% of our newly announced stretch goal of $1.8 million. Thank you to everyone who came out to the gallery tonight for the Monster Drawing Rally to help kick off the public phase of this campaign!

Join Us – Monster Drawing Rally

Monster Drawing Rally Kick Off

Event photo from Southern Exposure’s 2014 Monster Drawing Rally, San Francisco.

Event photo from Southern Exposure’s 2014 Monster Drawing Rally, San Francisco.

Thursday, January 8

6pm – 8pm

YorkArts Gallery
10 N. Beaver Street

Part performance, part art-bazaar, a Monster Drawing Rally offers a rare opportunity to watch artists at work and purchase completed works!
Le Petit Monster Drawing Rally will take place on January 8th during our 25th Anniversary Celebration/Capital Campaign Kick Off.
In our mini (le petit) version, 25 artists will work simultaneously during two 25 minute shifts, creating art pieces that can be purchased for $25 each. 
Please join us for this exciting, engaging event, and learn what the future has in store for YorkArts!
Monster Drawing Rallies were initially conceived by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and have been recreated by nonprofit organizations in cities like Richmond, Brooklyn, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.

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