Music Motif Art Show

Music Motif Show

Join us for the kick-off event for the 39th annual Celebration of the Arts. The opening reception of the Music Motif Show is :

September 9th
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the Antoine Dutot Museum in Delaware Water Gap, PA

Area artists submit their musically themed pieces in all types of media for judging by a panel of 3 jurors that changes every year.

We would like to thank this year’s contributors that donate the prizes that allow us to continue a great event.

20080905- DSC1921Contributors to the Music Motif Show Awards

  • Pure Day Spa
  • Shear Design Salon and Spa
  • Cherry Valley Vineyards
  • Quench
  • A.C. Henning Enterprises
  • Dunklebergers Sports Outfitters
  • Sarah Street Grill
  • Sycamore Grille

Music Motif Show Jurors - 2016
This year’s jurors are:

  • Andrea Robbins RimbergArtist and owner of SOHO in the Burg

     Andrea R. Rimberg studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Some of her many accomplishments include being a candidate for a Guggenheim Fellowship, received the Bob Dorough Life Time Achievement Award for art. She has served as President of the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Arts Club , whose collection started the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is past President of the Pocono Arts Council and Monroe and Pocono Garden Clubs.   
    She was commissioned to do a hood ornament for a 1921 Heine-Velox Classic Car, Concours de Elegance at Pebble Beach, California,  a Bust of Secretary of Homeland Security, Governor Tom Ridge and a bust of Jazz legend, Bob Dorough.
    Some of her exhibitions include National Arts Club permanent collection, Art Expo, Salmagundi Club, and Pen & Brush Club and currently operates SOHO in the Burg Fine Art Gallery in The Renegade Winery in the downtown Stroudsburg, PA Arts District.  

  • Bud Nealy, Knife maker, photographer, musician.
    Bud Nealy grew up in Long Island NY, majored in percussion at Manhattan School of Music, spent 30 years as a journeyman musician and the last 35 years as a knifemaker.  Photography has been his passion for over 50 years.  His professional work includes portfolios for performers and models and in-house photographer for the accounting firm, Main La Frentz.  Bud had a “spotlight portfolio” in the June 2011 issue of B&W Magazine, a solo 65-image show in Stroudsburg, PA and has been included in several group photography shows across the U.S.
  • Kathi LockwoodM.Ed in art, artist and author. 

    Kathleen Lockwood received a Masters degree in Art Education from Penn State University with a concentration in Ceramics. 
    After teaching in the public schools in New Jersey, Kathi joined Binney and Smith  as an Art Consultant.  In that capacity, she traveled the country teaching workshops for teachers on the many uses of the Crayola products.  During that time, she also studied color theory with Nat Jacobson in Boston and lectured on the Liquitex oils and acrylics, concentrating on the color theory and practice of using the Liquitex Color Map.
    Kathi is a founding partner of the Rhein-Tustin ceramic studios in Stroudsburg.   Together with Gayle Tustin,  she worked with architects and designers producing large ceramic wall pieces.  Their 4 X 18 foot glazed mural in relief is currently on display in the tasting room of Sorrenti's Cherry Valley vineyards.   Kathi's work was also represented in the book, Designing with Tile by Carolyn Coyle.
    Kathi is the author of the children's book  Amy Angel Goes Home: A Heavenly Tale of Adoption.
    Kathi became an Ordained Interfaith minister in 2010.  She recently produced a series of multi-faith Intention Connect Apps designed to promote Quantum Activism through Intentional Prayers and music. The recordings were made possible with the help of local talent.  She is very grateful to Anita Bondi for her heartfelt readings.  Kathi is especially thankful to Nancy Reed for her contributions as musical advisor and vocalist.   


Musical Motif Art Show Staff

  • Cheryl Joubert
  • Greg Ricks 
  • Andrea Rimberg
  • James Chesnick
  • Jill Swersie
Appetizers Provided By:

Deerhead Inn
The Charcuterie
Cheryl Joubert

Flowers provided by
Donna Mason
Cheryl Joubert

Music performed by


Artwork must be delivered to the Dutot Museum, Delaware Water Gap, PA. on Tuesday, September 6, between 4pm & 6pm.

Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Antoine Dutot Museum, Delaware Water Gap, PA

COTA will not be responsible for unclaimed works. WORKS MUST BE PICKED UP BETWEEN 4:00 – 5:00pm on September 18. A $10 handling fee will be assessed on any work not picked up by then.


• There is a $10.00 entry fee for each piece submitted. Pre-registration is suggested. Please fill out the enclosed form and return it with your check, payable to Celebration of the Arts (C.O.T.A.), PO Box 249, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
• Artwork must be exhibition ready, appropriately matted and framed.
• There will not be a size limitation, but PLEASE REALIZE THAT WE HAVE SPACE LIMITATIONS AND BE REASONABLE! We reserve the right to refuse an entry because of size/space limitations.
• Sculpture must be able to fit through a standard door. If a sculpture or craft requires a pedestal, the artist upon delivery of work must provide it.
• Due to space limitations, a maximum of TWO works per artist may be submitted.
• Works will be available for sale. The Dutot Museum requires a 25% commission on any work sold during the festival.
• All work must be priced and include the name, address and telephone number of the artist on the back of each entry. If you do not wish to sell, print NFS as the price.
• Your artwork will be handled with care and security will be provided, but the artist is responsible for insuring their work during the exhibition.
• The registration and artist’s release forms must be filled out and signed.
• Works must be delivered to the Dutot Museum, Delaware Water Gap, PA, on September 8, at 5pm.
• COTA will not be responsible for unclaimed works. Works must be picked up BETWEEN 4:00 – 5:00pm on September 18. A $10 handling fee will be assessed on any work not picked up by then.
570-460-3923 Or Andrea at:    H)570-223-2222    C)570-807-1623



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