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    • Monday, June 05, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • York Art Association, 220 S Marshall St York Pa 17402
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    Rottler Selection Exhibition  June 11 -  July 30, 2023

    What is the Rottler? The Rottler Awards for Excellence in the Visual Arts came about as a result of a bequest from the estate of the late Kurt E. Rottler, a former President and Treasurer of the YAA.  Mr. Rottler directed that his bequest (approximately $200,000) be conservatively invested and that a percentage of the annual income be used solely for the purpose of presenting “awards for excellence in the visual arts."

    In honor of his philanthropy, the Rottler Award Selection Exhibition is held every other year (odd years) in his name. With 2023 being a selection year, five members are chosen for this prestigious award. Three awards are given in the professional category, and two in the non-professional category. The five winners participate in the Rotter Winners Exhibition the following year.

    THE CALLTo be considered, artists must be a member of YAA and submit 2 qualifying pieces of art.  Both works will be judged together as a representation of the artist's body of work. Works MUST BE created in the last 3 years and be of artist current or emerging style. (Previous Rottler Award recipients will not be eligible to enter the selection exhibit for 6 years. Therefore, artists who received this award 2017 or later are not eligible to enter.)

    Artists must submit under one of the following conditions. 
    Professional vs. Non-Professional: 
    Enter as a Professional Artist if ANY of the following APPLY:
    a) regularly sell and exhibit your work b) have won three YAA awards (honorable mention does not count) or c) provide classroom instruction in the fine arts. Non-Professional Artists do not meet any of the stipulations above. Artists new to the association may choose their designation or until they meet one of the Professional requirements.

    There is no theme, so any genre or medium listed in the YAA terms and conditions is appropriate.  

    The five award winners are given the opportunity to share an exhibit contributing about 10 larger or 20 small pieces at YAA the following year, 2024 (even years). 

    AWARDS: Five awards of $500 are given to three artists in the professional category and two in the non-professional category.  

    ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS:  Monday, May 1. Members MUST enter 2 PIECES of art. Both pieces must be entered at the same time and complete in all required fields. (All registrations are non-refundable. If you are unable to register online, please call the office at 717-755-0028 for assistance.)

    ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES: Tuesday, May 30th @ 2:00 PM. (There will be, no walk-ins or late registrations.)

    INTAKE DAY: MONDAY, June 5, 2-6PM.   Artist are asked to hand deliver and sign in all works. ID Tags will be printed for you. (No early drop offs, even if you are picking up work from the previous exhibit.) All art must be prepared for hanging with gallery quality, braided wire. Please see: YAA ARTIST TERMS AND CONDITIONS for all standards and practices for acceptance into our exhibitions.

    OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, June 11 (2-4PM) Awards announced around 2:30.  

    JUROR: Dorothy Frey is an assistant professor of painting at Millersville University.  She graduated with a BFA from Millersville University and followed with an MFA from American University, Washington, DC, Corciano Italy. Her work has garnered her a second-place prize in Pennsylvania's Art of the State among others and collections of her art are present in many galleries across Pennsylvania and the Northeast. For more information on Ms. Frey, visit her website at:  (

    PICKUPS: Pick up of unsold art will be Sunday, July 30th from 4-4:30pm and July 31st from 10am-2pm. IF you are participating in the following exhibit, you may pick up your pieces from 2-6 pm during that exhibit's intake. If you are unable to pick up your art on pick up days, please have an associate retrieve your pieces for you during these designated times. NOTE:  WE CANNOT STORE UNSOLD ART BEYOND THESE PICK-UP TIMES. We will not be responsible for any damage or loss to art left behind after these dates.

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Four Points Sheraton York, 1650 Toronita St, York, PA 17402
    Registration is closed


    Brandywine River Museum of Art, located in Chadds Ford, PA, is renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley.



    Your ticket includes everything for a great day!

    • transportation to and from the museum (including the driver's tip)

    • a boxed lunch (sandwich/wrap, bag of chips, fruit, chocolate chip cookie, and a beverage)

    • guided tours of the Three Generations Museum, the Andrew Wyeth Studio and the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio

    Please arrive to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at 1650 Toronita Street, York, PA 17402. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00am and will return around 6:00pm. 


    MEMBERS: $110
    NON-MEMBERS: $130

    Early Bird Special For Members:
    YAA Members may register themselves and also friends and family at the member rate ($110) until March 24, 2023.
    To register a guest, register yourself, and at the bottom of the page, click on "add guest." You'll be prompted to fill out the same information as you did for yourself, so gather it before you begin registering. 


    Last day for registration is Sunday, May 28, 2023! This trip is first come, first serve. Please be sure to have all materials submitted as soon as possible to save your seat.

    This is a rain or shine trip, and will likely require lots of walking and standing, so plan accordingly.

    Refunds and cancellations

    If you cancel your registration, you may be eligible to receive a refund. All cancellations must go through YAA's office either through phone or email. The refund amount you’ll receive depends on when you cancel your registration for the trip. 


    Before May 28, 2023, receive a 100% refund. 

    After May 28 and before June 25, 2023, receive a 50% refund.

    Cancellations within 48 hrs (and late arrivals/no shows) on the day of the trip will not receive a refund. If you are late and miss the bus departing, you will not receive a refund.


    Contact Roth Preap at (717) 755-0028 or email:

Past events

Monday, September 12, 2022 Coffee and Conversation
Friday, June 18, 2021 Virtual Studio Tour with Anita Williams
Friday, May 21, 2021 Virtual Studio Tour with Carol Oldenburg

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