Spring/Summer Schedule Adjustments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes have been made to the York College Galleries and Marketview Arts Spring/Summer 2020 exhibition schedule:

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition, which would have run from March 20 – April 8 in the York College Galleries on campus, has been cancelled. Images of work selected for the exhibition by jurors Jeremy Friend and Susan Scofield are being displayed online at https://www.instagram.com/yorkcollegegalleries/

Taring Padi: Art Smashing Tyranny, which would have run from March 24 – May 23 at Marketview Arts, has been postponed indefinitely. An announcement will be made if/when we are able to reschedule this exhibition.

The Fine Art & Graphic Design Spring Senior Exhibition is due to run from April 25 – May 9 in the York College Galleries on campus.  A site is being created for this exhibition online in the event that a physical exhibition is not possible. Further announcements regarding the timing and form of events related to the Senior Exhibition will be made in the coming weeks.

A Decade of Typorama, originally planned to run from May 27 – June 27 in the Brossman Gallery on campus, will be exhibited online instead.

Amber Wiesberg: Appell Fellowship Exhibition, originally planned to run from May 27 – June 27 in the Cora Miller Gallery on campus, will proceed as planned unless modifications to the schedule or location become necessary. Check back here for updates.

Leah Limpert Walt: Shadow Work, originally planned to run from June 5 – July 4 in the 1st Floor Gallery at Marketview Arts, will proceed as planned unless modifications to the schedule or location become necessary. Check back here for updates.

Skin, featuring the work of Osymn Oree, Ashley Moog Bowlsbey, June Yong Lee, originally planned to run from June 5 – July 4 in the 3rd Floor Gallery at Marketview Arts, will proceed as planned unless modifications to the schedule or location become necessary. Check back here for updates.

Announcement of Fine Art Selections by Juror Susan Scofield

The following works have been selected by juror Susan Scofield for the 2020 Juried Student Exhibition at York College:

Jeannine Dabb: Separation

Jeannine Dabb: Fed Hill by Moonlight #2

Talia Wilcox: Same Sex Marriage

Ryan Lewis: Escape Love

Ryan Lewis: Bonnie & Clyde

Austin Golt: Words Speak Louder

Keely Bluett: Cassie

Jeannine Dabb: Persuasion I

Allison Moats: Contour

Lily Streaker: Nostalgia

Kaitlynn Miller: Marine Pollution

Kaitlynn Miller: Water Pollution

Hannah Potts: What My People Did to the Promised Land

Liora Moshman: Infected Cash Cow

Rachel Barlow: Mushroom

Brianna Simms: Expression

Brianna Simms: Sunflower

James O’Shea: Duty Bound

Kaitlynn Miller: Wonderer

Rebecca Carter: Serenity

Rebecca Carter: Ethereal

Rebecca Carter: Altruistic

Jake Rafferty: Navigator

Nicole Sarge: Impact

Alex Grahe: Corrugated Gold

Stevie King: Transfiguration

Rebecca Carter: Desperation

Liora Moshman: Landscape of the Israeli-Jordanian Border

Molly Loy: Still Life Tea Pot & Fruit

Sydney Cashwell: Van Gogh Still Life

James O’Shea: Church view

Jack Korver: Portrait of a Woman

Jack Korver: Filtering


List of Selections by Graphic Design Juror Jeremy Friend for the 2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Below is a list of works selected by Graphic Design Juror Jeremy Friend:

Lillia McGhee: Hunger Games

Ellen Korver: Positive Mental Attitude

Cailin Peters: Inktober 2019

Thomas Laskiewicz: Pop Shadow

Kevin Huber: Bucket

Mitchell Duvall: Roadlines

Colin Goode: Old Clock London

Minerva Carchi-Nieves: Chicano

Ellen Korver: Schwester

Jacob Klummer: Umstellen

Britney Dix: Three Little Birds

Britney Dix: Winding Roads

Jordan Thorpe: Scroll of Positivity

Austin Jarrett: Catching Feelings

Lillia McGhee: (De) Monetize

Genevieve Ryder: Let Me Speak on My Mental Health

Genevieve Ryder: The Birds and The Bee

James O’Shea: Free Man

James O’Shea: Untouchables

James O’Shea: Untitled

Rebecca Waugerman: Table for One

Julia Richter: 5 Things

Jake Rafferty: Imagination

Kevin Huber: Self Portrait

Liora Moshman: The Truth About Recycling

Sydney Cashwell: 298 W Jackson St

Sydney Cashwell: Hatred Bounces

Shayla Oerman: Hell is Empty

Shayla Oerman: Collaged Landscape

Stevie King: Confidence Poster

Natalie Spingler: Artists

Austin Golt: Violence Against War

Julia Richter: Laughter

Julia Richter: Hatred

Julia Richter: Meade’s Headquarters

Julia Richter: Lee’s Headquarters

Julia Richter: Light & Lace

Rebecca Keifer: Nuthatch

Rebecca Keifer: Secretary Bird

Rebecca Keifer: Swallow

Rebecca Keifer: Finch

Shayla Oerman: X Collage

Madison Gillespie: Doors (Series of Three)

Jake Rafferty: 5 Things Confident People Never Do

Jeannine Dabb: Fed Hill by Moonlight #1 and 3

Jena Bixler: Type Geek

Iris Leedy: Chill Out

Stevie King: Tea Time

Nicole Sarge: The Mash-Up

Tiara Perez: Wake From Death & Return to Life

Austin Golt: Radical

Kayleigh Schrader: Clockwork S

Kayleigh Schrader: Throttle

Tiara Perez: &T Chain

Payson Silvio: Songbird

Rebecca Carter: Son of Sneldon

Minerva Carchi-Nieves: Self Portrait

Mia Cundro: The Beatles

Rebecca Carter: Homemade

Rebecca Carter: Accepting

Ellen Korver: Petite Theodore: Colored Icon Series

Catherine Weaver: Tied Up

Rayne Sheffer: Confident Article

Chantrea Lilly: Tips to Build Confidence

Madison Gillespie: Children

Elaina Baughman: Seagulls
Elaina Baughman: SEE
Elaina Baughman: TimeStamp

Jake Rafferty: Franklin’s Aromatic Wind Tonic

Minerva Carchi-Nieves: Untitled (Alcohol Awareness poster)

Jena Bixler: Letterpress Mashup

Catherine Weaver: Flowers

Jena Bixler: Color My World

Jena Bixler: “The Office” quotes coasters

Kayleigh Schrader: Punny Coaster

Jake Rafferty: Rules By Which A Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One

Talia Wilcox: Type Cakes

Nicole Sarge: The Published Journal Entries

Hannah Potts: Savior of the Crown of Thorns

Hannah Potts: Bruadarach

Talia Wilcox: Sundays on T.V.

Britney Dix: Water & Fire

Shayla Oerman: Comic Book Coasters

J’von Weems: Everything Doubles as a Smoke Shop

J’von Weems: Everything Doubles as a Smoke Shop (Ultra Black Edition)

Molly Loy: Utopian Image

Hannah Potts: The Red Press

Nicole Sarge: Bullsh*t postcard

Natalie Spingler: The Wiki Alphabet

Genevieve Ryder: To Be Beautiful

Hannah Potts: I Thrive postcard

Hannah Potts: Finding Happiness
Hannah Potts: The Adventures of Dolle

Molly Loy: Dreams

Rayne Sheffer: Abstract Type Love

Collision – Deborah Dancy’s exhibition at Marketview Arts merges three different bodies of work

In Deborah Dancy’s work there is an undercurrent of nuance and tension, as if something is poised to happen. Paintings and drawings are constructed by tangential linear demarcations and erasures; abutting shapes and colors are inserted to provoke and entice, yet disrupt.

Dancy_Trapped By my Own Devices

Dancy’s paintings, drawings, artist books, photography and sculptural objects examine and mine abstraction’s potential to move across mediums and materials exploring subtlety and confrontation. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut.

Deborah Dancy

Dancy’s solo exhibition in the 3rd Floor Gallery at Marketview Arts in downtown York (37 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401) runs from January 17 – March 14, 2020. She will be speaking about her work at Marketview Arts on March 12 at 5:30PM in the 3rd Floor Gallery Hall. Dancy will also serve as the Fine Art Juror for York College’s 2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. To learn more about Deborah Dancy and view more examples of her work please visit her website: https://www.deborahdancy.com/

Jerry’s Map is coming to York

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A portion of Jerry Gretzinger’s incredible, ever-growing fictional world is coming to York in two weeks. The map will be exhibited in the octagonal Brossman Gallery at York College, giving viewers an immersive experience. To learn more about the process and philosophy behind this project that began more than 45 years ago, listen to the artist himself discuss the project: https://vimeo.com/13596774

If you are interested in learning more, read this article from The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/245858/the-mysterious-life-of-jerrys-map/

But if you want an opportunity to speak with the artist and ask him questions, don’t miss his lecture in DeMeester Recital Hall at 5:30PM on August 29: https://www.facebook.com/events/492468657988572/

Artist Tony Shore to give a gallery talk on Saturday, July 6, at 4pm

Tony Shore_Charm City

Due to the intense interest in his exhibitions Culture of Class: Charm City on the 3rd Floor of Marketview Arts and Culture of Class: Horse Country on the 1st Floor, artist Tony Shore will be delivering a gallery talk on Saturday, July 6 at 4pm. The event will take place in Gallery Hall on the 3rd Floor. Seating will be available and the event is free and open to all.

Additionally, the galleries will be open from 5:00 – 9:00PM on Friday, July 5 for downtown York’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. Please visit the exhibition and think of some questions to ask Tony the next day following his artist talk.

Juried Exhibition Award Winners

The 2019 Annual Juried Student Exhibition opened Thursday, March 14. The following works were selected for special consideration by our jurors Ellen Lupton and Stephen Towns:

Fine Art Awards(selected by Stephen Towns)

1st Place – Woon Joung Choi: Pieta

2nd Place  – Ryan Lewis: Guns and Roses

3rd Place – Amber Wiesberg: Leaves 1

Honorable Mention – James O’Shea: Imagined Landscape
Honorable Mention – J’avon Weems: Land of the Fee
Honorable Mention – Allison Moats: Collage of Mopar Cars
Honorable Mention – Jack Korver: Fruits, Vegetables, and Poultry

Graphic Design
(selected by Ellen Lupton)

1st Place – Jacob Rafferty: Playing Cards

2nd Place – Rebecca Waugerman: Homegrown

3rd Place – Kerrie DeFelice: America’s Darkest Secrets

Honorable Mention – Darwin Bloise: NYC Land
Honorable Mention – Nyasia (Jai) Kiah: The 8 Rules
Honorable Mention – Nyasia (Jai) Kiah: Munari
Honorable Mention – Natalie Spingler: Vote for Our Lives
Honorable Mention – Natalie Spingler: Impending Tyranny
Honorable Mention – Tucker Thomas: Better Looking on Drugs
Honorable Mention – Van Nguyen: CTRL, ALT, EAT
Honorable Mention – Katelyn Leedy: Urban Flora
Honorable Mention – Chase Monico: Stockpile Nuts packaging
Honorable Mention – Jessica Harkcom: Family Bonding

2019 Juried Student Exhibition Submission Process

The 2019 Juried Student Exhibition submission dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, Feb 25, 2018: 9am – 5pm, York College Galleries
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2018: 9am – 9pm, York College Galleries
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2018: 9am-12pm, York College Galleries

** Jurying begins at noon on Wednesday, Feb 27. No work will be accepted after that.**

Graphic Design Juror: Ellen Lupton
Fine Art Juror: Stephen Towns

Juror Lectures:
Stephen Towns, Thursday, Feb 7, 5:30pm
Ellen Lupton, Wednesday, Feb 27 5:30pm

Selections will be announced Thursday, Feb 28. Work not selected must be picked up Thursday, Feb 28 or Friday, March 1.

Juried Exhibition Opening Reception/Announcement of Awards:
Thursday, March 14, 5:00PM, York College Galleries

Awards: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention in both Fine Art and Graphic Design

Exhibition Dates: March 14 – April 2, 2019

Submissions for this year’s Juried Show will begin Monday, February 25 at 9AM and end on Wednesday, February 27 at noon. Our jurors, Stephen Towns (Fine Art) and Ellen Lupton (Graphic Design) will make their selections the afternoon of Wednesday, February 27. Students may submit up to 4 pieces in each category (graphic design and fine art) for a maximum of 8 submissions. The work must have been made in the last year and not have been submitted to the Juried Show last year. All FA/GD majors and all students currently enrolled in an ART class may submit.

Work does not have to be matted or framed, but presentation is considered. A nice frame and a mat can transform some work and make it more appealing to jurors and viewers. Some work is definitely better left unframed and it’s never a good idea to put something in a poorly cut or dirty mat or cheap frame because that always detracts from the work. If you’re unsure what to do, consult your professors.



Questions? Contact Gallery Director Matthew Clay-Robison at mclayrob@ycp.edu

Stephen Towns: A Path Between Two Continents (exhibition introduction written by esteemed scholar Dr. Leslie King Hammond)


The artistry of Stephen Towns is a commitment to create regal, iconic portraits that identify and celebrate the presence African Americans missing from the narratives of American history. He creates images of working class, poor people of humble means, who were denied, forgotten, dismissed, abused, obliterated and erased from historical memory. Each portrayal is elevated to the status of sainthood in compelling portrayals inspired, in part, by Towns’ admiration of European religious altar paintings. The artist blesses each subject with an ornate halo of metal gold leaf, popularly used during the Byzantine and Middle Ages eras as seen in masterful works of Giotto and Duccio. A Path Between Two Continents is an exhibition of compelling and penetrating compositions that are as much historical, as they are autobiographical and analytical. Towns explores his own sense of self, the beauty of African American physiology and the powerful strengths he sees as distinctive cultural identifiers unique and specific to African American culture.The violence and horrors of the African Slave Trade and Middle Passage, between the continents of Europe and the Americas, serve as a conscious reminder of the relentless racism and oppressions that still continue to plague America and the world today.

Towns was born in Lincolnville, South Carolina, a small town south of the City of Charleston, located in what has been identified as the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor. He grew up in one of the most extraordinary communities of descendants of bonded Africans. A wide range of different African cultures banded together to create their own language, infused with European and Native American words, yet distinctly African in its cultural formation. Gullah Geechee communal history informed Towns’ research using the resources of the National Archives and files of the Works Projects Administration. He re/visions each subject so that he can “examine the nuances and expressions”, positioning them in isolated, meditative spaces. These studies bring the viewer into eye to eye contact with what become monumental emblems of human strength, dignity and power as seen in the Images of Work and Joy Cometh in the Morning series.

In The Bridge: Stories from the Work Project Administration, The Gift of Lineage and An Offering series each person is ‘dressed’, painted and stitched with fabric like an appliqué quilt. This fiber technique is inspired by the vibrant pieced, striped quilts tradition created by African American female and male artisans. This practice is one of the many residual re/creations of traditional African cloth making. Cloth plays a critical role in the philosophical life of African and African Diasporic people. Nigerian scholar Rowland Abiodun (2004) observes that “among all items of dress, cloth is the only one with the attribute of immortality“, further stating how “The socio-religious and aesthetic significance of cloth in Yoruba culture far outweighs its perishability as a material object.” Towns uses textiles to elevate his subjects to a deified state of sainthood thereby ensuring, not just the remembrance of each of his subjects but assuring them each their own immortality. His use of cloth punctuates the politics of remembrance and mindfulness in the resurrection of lost heroes in the battle for freedom, recognition and a sense of agency in American history.

Stephen Towns has mandated for himself a Herculean challenge to create a legacies of remembrance for Americans of African descent. The socio-political and spiritual intent of his artistry is grounded in his use of a symbolic butterfly, as seen throughout all of his paintings, are a lyrical visual trope signifying attributes of change, hope, resurrection, freedom, endurance, liberation, life…and an immortality within the legacy of American history.

Leslie King Hammond, PhD
Senior Fellow
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
January 2019

4 Timely Exhibitions at Marketview Arts Confront the Pervasiveness of Rape Culture

1. photo by Jennifer Sprague

What Were You Wearing?
October 5 – 27, 2018
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

The “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem, What I Was Wearing.

Dr. Wyandt-Hiebert and Ms. Brockman had worked as sexual violence and intimate partner violence survivor advocates for over a decade when the Installation was created. The Installation was born out of an advocacy lens. The question, “what were you wearing?” was pervasive for most survivors. Dr. Wyandt-Hiebert and Ms. Brockman wanted to create a project that would place the work of bearing witness to this question’s answer back on the shoulders of the community and humanize the survivor in the answer. To ask the question, “what were you wearing?” cost the questioner nothing, there is no labor in making this statement. However, the survivor must pay dearly in not only their answer; but also, in the burden of self-blame. The Installation challenges participants to engage with the universal connection we have with clothing and reflect on what gives this specific rape culture myth so much power. To put clothing on is so basic and common, to take that action and conflate it with pain and suffering taints not only the individual outfit for the survivor; but also, calls in to question all simplistic and normal behaviors as dangerous. The Installation asks participants to understand that it was never about the clothing and the act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to survivors. The violation is not simply woven in to the fabric of the material, it is a part of the survivor’s new narrative. If only ending sexual violence was as easy as changing our clothes. Instead it requires all of us to evaluate what enabled us as individuals and as a society to ask, “what were you wearing?” in the first place.




Paul Rucker: In Her Words
October 5 – 27, 2018
3rd Floor Anteroom, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

Guggenheim Fellow Paul Rucker’s work often represents his research into incarceration and racial disparities in the US criminal justice system. This video work, with a soundtrack featuring Rucker playing the cello, uses the famous case of Brock Turner, a Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim, to demonstrate how young white men accused, and in this case convicted of sexual assault, are given preferential treatment in our court system.  Following the jury’s verdict finding Turner guilty  Judge Aaron Persky, who presided over the case, said, “”I mean, I take him at his word that, subjectively, that’s his version of events. The jury, obviously, found it not to be the sequence of events.” The prosecution sought a 9-year sentence, 5 years less than the 14 year maximum sentence. Persky gave Turner a 6-month sentence, of which he only served half. Turner’s father called the sentence “a steep price to pay for 20 years of action out of his 20 plus years of life.” Rucker’s piece focuses on how those 20 minutes affected the victim, presenting her story in her words. The words move quickly, forcing the viewer to not look away.




Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
October 5 – 27, 2018
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-Based Inequity, Violence and Discrimination is a traveling graphic design exhibition organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This sampling of the larger exhibit has been curated to complement the What Were You Wearing? and #metoo exhibitions running concurrently at Marketview Arts as well as the YWCA’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event held downtown on October’s First Friday. The exhibition title comes from an important 1995 speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.


Carmen piece

October 5 – 12, 2018
2nd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

This is a community exhibition in which anyone may participate by sharing a story, poem, or work of art (any medium; drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound, graphic design/protest sign) relevant to the experience of sexual assault, harassment and/or intimate partner violence. Participants may either identify themselves in their work or remain anonymous. Submissions may be dropped off by the entrance of Marketview Arts (37 W Philadelphia St, 17403) between September 25 – October 4 and there will be opportunities to add to the exhibition during First Friday on October 5 until the following Friday, October 12. Additionally, anyone may anonymously submit their story electronically using the following webform: https://ycp.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8rjNcF54ht7DmqV