2018 2nd Annual MMVCT & Photography Competition

Brother and sister, Alex and Olivia Kolowitz from 2017 Art Competition.

The 2018 Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust's, (MMVCT) Art Competition theme was inspired by the musical "The Sound of Music" and the signature song "My Favorite Thing". The lyrics to the song are a reference to things Maria loves, such as "whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens". These are the things she selects to fill her mind with when times are bad.  Local Artists and Photographers were asked to share one of their favorite things through their art or photograph along with a paragraph to convey their vision and how it reflected a sense of your favorite thing. This year's competition included a Photography Category as well as Original Art. 


 ​Eligibility for the 2018 Competition: Artists and Photographers living in the Mon Valley area (includes Belle Vernon, Bentworth, Brownsville, California, Charleroi, Frazier, Ringgold, Monessen and Yough School Districts)  Exhibit Locations: 

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services (SPHS) June 12-19 
  • Monongahela Country Club Winners Exhibit July 1!
  • Monessen Library-Exhibit July 5-July 28  
  • Monongahela Library-August
  • Bentleyville Library-August
  • Rostraver Library-August 20-Sept. 2


The Art & Photography 2019 Theme Will be Announced soon!

MMVCT Opening in pictures

July 1, 2018 MMVCT Opening Art/Photography Exhibit Location: Monongahela Valley County Club

Some of the Award Winners in Art and Photo Categories


Twin Coaches Junior Jazz Trio

Joseph Hodges, piano - Alexie Dalrymple, drums - Eli Alfieri, bass

The Craigs

Acoustic Concert by the Craigs

Ken Bizzell Boyer

Ikebana: Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement

Robert Armstrong

How to Take a Great Picture

Valley Art Club

Businesses Award Sponsors