The Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst College is currently organizing the second annual juried photography show in memory of the Rev. Sylvester Jaworski, a Divine Word priest, principal at the Divine Word Seminary, noted English teacher and photographer.
The exhibit is made possible by an endowment established in memory of Jaworski by his long-time friend Audrey Hirt. The goal of the annual exhibit is to showcase local talent while also hosting nationally known photographers and their work on occasion.
The gallery has formally opened its call for entries for the annual Jaworski Juried Photography Exhibit, which will run April 24 through May 11.
Photography-based artwork including black and white, color, non-silver, and digital is eligible. A maximum of two pieces of artwork may be entered, and all work must be framed, wired, and ready to hang.
Work may be dropped off from Saturday, April 5, through 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, during regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., and also Thursday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call Gary Cardot, director of Cummings Gallery, at 824-2529.
Juror for the 2003 exhibit is Luke Smalley, a nationally known art and fashion photographer. Smalley has been published in “Details,” “Visionaire,” “Hommes” and Italian “Vogue.” His work featuring athletes, “Gymnasium,” recently won an award for excellence in design from the American Institute in Graphic Design. He had a one-person show at the Wessel O’Connor Gallery in New York in 2001 and is currently an associate with Nikolai Fine Art Gallery in the Chelsea art district in New York.
Prospectuses for the show can be picked up at the gallery, local camera stores and galleries, or by calling Gary Cardot, director of the Cummings Gallery, at 824-2529.