November 18, 2021

Join The Trout Gallery for a Family Night of art! We'll be celebrating the drawings submitted to The Trout Gallery as part of our "Splash of Red" contest. 

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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, By Jen Bryant, 2013.

Born in Pennsylvania, celebrated artist Horace Pippin is known for his paintings depicting the everyday lives of African Americans, his experiences serving in World War I and stories from the Bible. When he was a boy, Pippin loved to draw. He saw an ad for a drawing contest, entered and won first prize--a set of artist's supplies. Even though Horace never took art classes, he taught himself to paint prize-winning pictures. He said that he painted the world exactly as he saw it. If you look closely at Pippin’s pictures, you’ll always find a bit of red somewhere. Pippin believed that everything needs a splash of red!

In honor of Horace Pippin, we invite you to create a drawing or painting with a splash of red. You can paint whatever you like; just be sure it represents things as you see them and has red color somewhere in the picture. The first 25 people to submit a work of art will win a set of artist’s supplies, just like Pippin. Prizes will be distributed during this special Family Night, November 18, featuring food and drink, art activities and tours of the exhibition Horace Pippin: Racism and War.

To enter:

Artwork may be submitted by mail, in person at The Trout Gallery or through school art teachers.

To submit by mail:

The Trout Gallery
Dickinson College
Attn: Art Contest
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013

To submit in person:

The Trout Gallery
Weiss Center for the Arts, Dickinson College
240 West High Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursdays open until 8 p.m.

Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multiyear, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.


Further information

  • Location: The Trout Gallery
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free