Call for artwork donations for upcoming pARTy at Penn State New Kensington

January 20, 2020

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Penn State New Kensington invites a call for artists to participate in an art submission for consideration for auction at the fourth annual "Off the Wall pARTy" scheduled for June 12.

The pARTy aims to celebrate arts and culture with a unique evening consisting of art, live and silent auctions, food tastings, drinks, music and more. Proceeds from the event benefits cultural art initiatives and programs at the campus.

Last year's event was a success and featured artist Rodney Allen Trice, professor of practice in graphic design at the Stuckeman School in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, live music performances, art demonstrations, and pop-up art galleries in addition to the auctions, food offerings and other interactive guest activities.

Artists who are selected to donate work will receive two tickets to the 2020 event, as well as special promotion and recognition at the auction, along with an opportunity for a future solo exhibition in the campus Art Gallery.

Submissions are free and will be accepted until May 1 via an online submission form or by emailing Tina Booth at Full details about this year's call for artwork can be found on the online information webpage.


  • Glass mosaic art hanging on wall

    A Pittsburgh-themed glass mosaic by artist Stevo Sadvary hangs in the foreground as guests enjoy making their own mosaic during the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Sadvary, who was one of seven pop-up gallery artists at the event, taught guests how to make glass mosaic using recycled and repurposed glass pieces, as well as showcased some of his work.

    IMAGE: Rebecca Dietrich
  • Man speaks with group around desk

    Corey Pistininzi (far left) speaks with guests at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Pistininzi, owner of Modfinish in downtown New Kensington along the Corridor of Innovation, was one of seven pop-up art gallery artists featured during the event. In addition to providing home remodeling and decorating services, Pistininzi's business also houses a gallery featuring... Read more ›

    IMAGE: Savannah Butler, Savvy Shots Photography
  • Two females and one male pose for photo at event

    Patricia Hollinger (far left), director of continuing education, poses for a photo with her husband, Paul, and friend, Debra Maszgay, at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington.

    IMAGE: Rebecca Dietrich
  • Plated hors d'oeuvres

    A variety of delectable hors d'oeuvres and desserts were available for guests to enjoy at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Food was crafted by the culinary team at Metz Culinary Management, the campus' food service provider.

    IMAGE: Savannah Butler, Savvy Shots Photography
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Last Updated January 29, 2020