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June 19, 2014

Susquehanna Valley Art Society's 2014 Annual Art Show

— SUNBURY — Deeds of Peace Art Prizes will be awarded for the second year in a row by Slifer House Museum in cooperation with the Susquehanna Art Society’s 2014 Annual Art Show to be held Aug. 13-21 at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St., Sunbury.

All registered artworks will be entered in the general show, but in order for a work to be considered for a Deeds of Peace Art Prize, it must be based on The Civil War: 1861-1865. Winning works will be those that best represent the words of Eli Slifer as recorded in Deeds of Peace, an address commemorating the sacrifice of Civil War soldiers. This printed pamphlet is available free of charge at the Open Door Gallery, Slifer House Museum, or online under “Publications” at

Artists who want their artworks to be considered for a Deeds of Peace Prize must complete Susquehanna Art Society’s 2014 Annual Art Show registration form and check the appropriate boxes when they submit their works during the show’s designated drop off times. All artwork for the 2014 Annual Art Show must be received at the Degenstein Community Library between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 8, or between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

Individual artists may submit no more than three works, which must be framed and ready to hang. Size limit is 48 inches. Any 3-dimensional work must be accompanied by its own stand or pedestal provided by the artist. The fee for each submission is $5 for members of the Susquehanna Art Society and students age 17 and under. The fee for nonmembers is $10 for each submission. Works may not include nudity.

Up to eight artworks will be considered for Deeds of Peace Art Prizes, including one first-place winner and one honorable mention for each of the following four categories: Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner, and Student (under 17). Winning artworks will be announced during the art show reception and award ceremony from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Ribbons will be placed on all winning Deeds of Peace artworks, and first-place winners will also receive monetary prizes.  

For more information, visit or call the museum at (570) 524-2245.


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