OVER 80 WORKS ACCEPTED INTO THE 2016 COURTING ART EXHIBITION
EXHIBITION WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 12, 2016 | MCCC FINE ARTS CENTER | BLUE BELL, PA
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ACCEPTED WORKS.
Our 2016 theme, “MONTCO IN MOTION” challenged local artists to explore and celebrate active lifestyles, community happenings and Montgomery County's rich, recreational assets. "Bright, uplifting entries to appeal to children and families" were encouraged and to everyone's delight, local artists again responded in a big way. Thanks to participating artists and sponsors, over 80 artists in total will have work on display at this year's Courting Art Exhibition when it opens to the public on May 12. Approximately two dozen entries from this year's are expected to be identified as "prize winners" in the days ahead.
Upon conclusion of this year's Exhibition, a professinal Giclée will be made from each prize winning selection and installed in the Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building. Ultimately, the goal of this year's contest is to
help relieve stress commonly associated with a day in family court, and to create a more welcoming environment for the hundreds of children and families who go there each year. The Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building is located adjacent to the Montgomery County Court House at 321 Swede Street in Norristown.
To see this year's award winning work and other great entries first-hand, be sure to visit this year's COURTING ART: “MONTCO IN MOTION” Exhibition at the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center in Blue Bell, May 12-25, 2016. Admission is free. Exhibition hours are typically 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM (Mondays - Thursdays) and 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Fridays). See MCCC's Fine Arts Schedule for full details.
The Montgomery Bar Association’s Community Outreach Committee launched its inaugural COURTING ART program back in 2013 with the lofty goal of transforming the cold, cavernous walls of the Montgomery County Court House into a gallery of bright and cheerful homegrown art. Ultimately, the program aimed to create a more welcoming environment for staff and visitors, and reduce the stress typically associated with a day in court. Since that time, members of the Bar Association, sponsors from our legal community, and community partners have come together to support and celebrate our artists, who have captured the beauty and diversity of our county through magnificent interpretations of some of our areas most inspiring landmarks and hidden treasures.
In our first three years, we challenged local artists ages to explore and express, on paper, canvas and mixed media, “What [they] love about Montgomery County.” Several hundred juried entries have been received to date and displayed during our annual exhibitions at Montgomery County Community College’s Fine Arts Center, and over 100 prize-winning works can be seen throughout the Court House for everyone’s enjoyment. For the first time, winning selections from this year's contest will soon extend beyond the walls of the Montgomery County Court House when installed in the Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building.
Click here to view our 2016 MONTCO IN MOTION Art Contest & Exhibition Sponsors
Visit our Entry Info page for 2016 Contest Rules and Entry Forms.
Visit our Timeline page for a complete schedule of 2016 Courting Art Events.