About Scenes of the Schuylkill

Scenes of the Schuylkill, hosted by the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA, is an annual juried art show and sale that celebrates the beauty of the Schuylkill River Region through art. The 18th Annual Art Show Exhibit returned to Montgomery County Community College’s North Hall on the Pottstown Campus opening to the public from November 7th-23rd, 2022, Monday through Friday 9-5 and Saturday 1-5pm.  The college will be closed for the holiday beginning 11/24.


“When people become connected and they have a relationship with the river because they bike there, they fish there, they paint there and do art there; then they fall in love with the river and become ambassadors of the river,”  

- Elaine Schaefer-SRG Executive Director
2022 Award Winners

Winners received cash prizes from The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.

  • Best of Show Winner: $500 cash
  • 2nd  Place Prize: $300 cash
  • 3rd Place Prize: $100 cash
  • Staff Choice: $100 cash
  • Two Honorable Mentions for Paintings: $50 each
  • Two Honorable Mentions for Photography: $50 each


About the Heritage Area

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area encompasses the Schuylkill River watershed within Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties (a watershed is the region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water). This includes over 1.2 million acres (1,750 square miles) and is home to 3.2 million people. Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area shines a spotlight on the unique qualities of the region through the talents of the arts community. For a map of the Heritage Area, click the button below.

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2019 - 2020 Scenes of the Schuylkill Winners

Best in Show: The Papermill of Papermill Road, oil, by Russell Slocum

  • Best in Show: The Papermill of Papermill Road, oil, by Russell Slocum 
  • 2nd Place: Sitting Ducks, pastel, by Barbara Brown
  • 3rd Place: Ebbing Mists - Kempton Valley, inkjet photography, by Kevin Bennett
  • Staff Choice: Solitude, oil, by Karen Powell
  • Honorable Mention (photography): Gnarly, photography, by Walt Hug
  • Honorable Mention (photography): Tundradelphia, digital photography on aluminum, by Will Thompson
  • Honorable Mention (painting): Put the Yak in the River and Go, egg tempera, by Jon Bond
  • Honorable Mention (painting): Favorite Spot, oil, by Maura Matthews