Arts on the Riverwalk Juried Art Competition

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Artists 18 & older residing within 50 miles of New Castle are invited to apply for the 5th Annual Local Arts Competition at Arts on the Riverwalk!

Registration Day: August 18, 11 am - 4 pm at the Hoyt. 

Eligibility: Entries are limited to artists 18+ living within 50 miles of New Castle, PA

Delivery: Works must be delivered to the Hoyt on Saturday, August 18, 11 am - 4 pm.

Entry Forms: Complete entry card and tags and attach to work

Originality: Works must be original and completed in the last three years. No kits or reproductions.

Presentation: All works must be ready for show. 2D pieces must be framed with white or neutral mats and wired.

Media: All media will be considered with the exception of video, installation or mobiles.

Restrictions: Due to space constraints, only two entries per artist. Work should not exceed 36 inches in any direction or 100 pounds in weight.

Entry Fee: A non-refundable $10 entry fee per entry.

Sales: All sales will be referred directly to the artist.

Pick Up: Works are picked up at the Hoyt after the exhibition closes on Saturday, November 3, 11 am - 4 pm.

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Apply for a Solo or Group Show

If you are interested in applying for a solo or group show at the Hoyt or at the off-site locations, please take a minute to review the following guidelines.

While not limited to the following, the Hoyt does emphasize the exhibition of talent from the Mid Atlantic Region of the United States defined as Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C. Additional eligibility requirements may apply by venue:


Hoyt Main Galleries: Selection is competitive among established artists and/or groups demonstrating mature talent and exhibition experience. Artists must be 21+. Please note that due to the historic nature of the facilities, exhibition spaces cannot be altered to accommodate video and installations.  Therefore, these media are discouraged. 

The Confluence/Downtown New Castle: The Confluence is a community coffee house and gathering space featuring a stage, library and contemporary gallery space showcasing local art by local artists in the heart of downtown New Castle, PA.  Exhibition is limited to artists living within a 50 mile radius of the city.

Applications for solo or group shows are accepted by mail and must include the following:

  • Contact Form  (download here)
  • Description of proposed show
  • 10-20 digital images (jpeg only)
  • Image list including the title, medium, and dimensions of each piece.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • $25 review fee.

Email to or by mail to Arts & Education at the Hoyt, Attn: Patti McLatchy, 124 E. Leasure Ave, New Castle, PA 16101. Materials mailed will not be returned.