Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition

Artists within 250 miles of New Castle are invited to apply for the 2023 Juried Show. Deadline for Entries is February 3, 2023.

Dates to Remember:

Deadline for Entries: Postmark– February 3, 2023
Notification of Acceptance:  March 13th
Delivery of accepted works:  By April 22nd
Public Reception:  May 20th, 12-2 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 2-June 29, 2023


  • 1st place – $600
  • 2nd place – $400
  • 3rd place – $200

In honor of the competition’s 50th anniversary, one artist will also be selected by the Art Committee to receive a solo exhibition.

How To Apply

The Deadline for this year’s competition has passed.


  • Artists living within a 250-mile radius of New Castle
  • Age 18+
  • Original work completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Hoyt
  • Most media considered. No video or installation.
  • Work cannot exceed 150 lbs or 48” in any direction
  • Work must be professionally prepared for display. 2D pieces must be wired and framed. Works on paper must be protected by glass. Special display instructions should be clearly noted.


$35.00 for up to three entries ($25.00 for Hoyt Members) and $10.00 for each additional entry. Entry fees may be paid online or made payable to Arts & Education at the Hoyt and mailed to Arts & Education at the Hoyt, Regional Juried Exhibition, 124 East Leasure Ave., New Castle, PA 16101. (entry fee is non-refundable)


Not all works will be accepted into the show. You will be notified if your works have been accepted by March 13, 2023.

Delivery and Shipping

Accepted works must be received at the Hoyt by April 15. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all works. Work can be picked up in person on July 2. Shipped works will be sent by July 8. Return shipping instructions must be included for works shipped.


Sales are encouraged. A commission of 30% will be charged on all sales resulting from the exhibition, please price accordingly. Checks are issued within 30 days of the exhibition’s close. All works not for sale must be clearly marked NFS.

Apply Online

Meet the Juror

Dr. Louis A. Zona

Since 1981, Dr. Louis A. Zona has been Executive Director of The Butler Institute of American Art. During those forty-one years, the Butler has experienced dramatic physical expansion, growth of the permanent collection and a significant increase in museum programming.

Dr. Zona has received a number of national honors including the 1996 Gari Melchers Medal, presented by the Artist’s Fellowship of New York City for outstanding contributions to American art and culture. In 2004, he was honored by The Pastel Society of America for championing the pastel medium. Dr. Zona also serves as a trustee of Portrait Society of America. In 2018 Dr. Zona received a Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa from Thiel College. The author of numerous catalogue essays on art and art history, Dr. Zona’s articles include: Nassos Daphnis: Color and Form for the Boca Raton Museum; Joseph Raffael, an essay for New York’s Nancy Hoffman Gallery; and A Nation’s Legacy, the Mid Twentieth Century in American Art for the Ohio Arts Council.

Louis A. Zona graduated from Youngstown State University in 1966 (BS in Ed). He earned a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 (M. Ed) and joined the faculty of YSU that year as a professor of art history. In 1973, Dr. Zona earned his doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University (DA) and that same year introduced classes in museum studies and twentieth century art to YSU. Dr. Zona has been the recipient of two YSU Distinguished Professor Awards, and in 1976 was elected Chairman of the YSU Art Department.

Photo Credit:Tyler Rothbauer, thejambar.com


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