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Tioga Arts Council (TAC), in partnership with Cloud Croft Studios (CCS), is excited to announce its seventh juried regional art exhibition, Everyday Life, Every Day Art. The Opening Night & Awards Ceremony will be on Friday, August 23, 2024. After the opening, the exhibition will run from August 24 to September 29, 2024. It will feature work from artists within a 100-mile radius of Owego, encompassing 25 counties in New York and Pennsylvania. For every artwork sold in the exhibition, 80% of proceeds will go to the artist and 20% of the commission will go towards Art a la Carte, a unique arts education program and partnership  between TAC and the Tioga County Food for Families.

Location & Exhibition Duration

The location for artwork drops, adjudication, the exhibition, and pick-up are:


Cloud Croft Studios - Barn

1003 Sanford Rd.

Owego, NY 13827


Everyday Life, Every Day Art will begin with an invitation-only Artists’ Night & Awards Ceremony on Friday, August 23, from 5 – 8 p.m. After the awards ceremony, the exhibition will be open to the public from August 24 through September 28, Thursday – Sunday, from 12 – 4 p.m. For special events and appointments, contact either Christina Di Stefano, at, or Mike Poe, at


Award Categories

  • Best in Show: $1,000

  • Painting: $200

  • Photography: $200

  • Sculpture: $200

  • Fiber: $200

  • Ceramics: $200

  • Mixed Media: $200

  • Drawing & Illustration: $200

  • Printmaking: $200

  • Traditional Fine Craft: $200

  • People’s Choice: $200

  • Betty Bryden & Tom Canouse Award: $150

  • Honorable Mentions: $100 (Two awards and each is for $50)


Submission Guidelines

Click HERE to review Submission Guidelines.


  • Artwork Drop Off: To be considered for adjudication, artwork must be dropped off in-person on either August 3, 4, 5 (Sat., Sun., Mon.) between 12 - 4 p.m.

  • Live Adjudication: August 7 (Wed.)

  • Unaccepted Artwork Pick-Up: August 10, 11, 12 (Sat., Sun., Mon.) between 12 - 4 p.m.

  • Opening Night & Awards Ceremony: August 23 (Fri.) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Exhibit Duration: August 24 – September 28, 2024

  • Purchased/Unsold Artwork Pick-Up: September 29 and 30 between 12 - 4 p.m.

2024 Jurors

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Elaine Cunfer

Elaine has taught graphic design and illustration in the Communication Design Program at Kutztown University for over 34 years and is an alumni of this same program. She finds the recognition her students have received for their work extremely rewarding but is truly in awe of their personal and professional growth throughout their educational and professional experiences. Elaine has found great joy as an educator and mentor. Currently teaching alongside numerous former students has been a career highlight. Each day she finds inspiration and energy in her students and colleagues.

As a young creative, she was employed as an illustrator, editorial designer, and information graphics specialist in the newspaper industry. Her work received recognition from the likes of Print Magazine and The Society of Newspaper Design. Prior to teaching, she earned her MFA in Visual Design from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Elaine is a believer in the power of the process. As an educator she fosters experimentation, strong hand-skills, good craft, and fulfillment through image-making as vital to maintaining a designer’s creative spirit. Elaine hopes that her embrace of life-long-learning inspires her students as she explores creative avenues in jewelry design, enameling, and printmaking.

Michael Grasso

Michael Grasso is a native of Endicott, New York, and a graduate of Broome Community College and Binghamton University.  After obtaining his bachelor's degree, Michael moved to Manhattan and worked at a boutique interior design firm in SoHo where he discovered his love of arts management. He obtained his degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2012. This executive-style program featured coursework in museology, fundraising, public art, non-profit law, performance art, and dozens of other subjects that have prepared him for a career in any sector of the art world.

Upon completion of his Master's degree, Michael worked at WSKG Public Media engaging with arts and cultural institutions throughout Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. He served as the Director of Development and Marketing before taking his current position as the Executive Director of Roberson Museum and Science Center in November of 2017, a regional museum with a mission to engage and educate a diverse population by providing regionally significant exhibitions and programs in art, history, and science.

Dr. Amanda Lett

Dr. Amanda Lett is the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at The Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY. She completed her PhD at Boston University in 19th Century American art in 2019.  Before joining The Rockwell in 2023, Amanda served as curatorial assistant in the American Painting and Sculpture department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and has also done curatorial work at the Worcester Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Gilcrease Museum in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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