Art auctioneer calls for bids at the 2018 Off the Wall pARTy's art auction as mascot looks on

The Nittany Lion joined guests at the 2018 Off the Wall pARTy's art auction at Pen State New Kensington. The live auction featured donated art and experiences, with proceeds benefiting campus scholarships and cultural programming.

Image: Savannah Butler, Savvy Shots Photography

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

Art submission for consideration open until May 1

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. -- Penn State New Kensington invites a call for artists to participate in an art submission for consideration for auction at the third annual “Off the Wall pARTy” scheduled for June 14.

The pARTy aims to celebrate arts and culture with an evening consisting of art, live and silent auctions, food tastings, drinks, music and more. Proceeds from the evening benefit cultural art initiatives and scholarships at the campus.  

Last year’s event was a success and featured artist Joyce Werwie Perry, live music performances and live art demonstrations 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 event, as well as special promotion and recognition at the auction and an opportunity for a future solo art exhibition in the campus gallery for one month. 

Submissions are free and will be accepted until May 1 via the online submission form or by emailing Tina Booth at