Immigration Now - Call For Artists From Penn State Abington

Immigration Now – Call For Artists

Immigration Now – Call For Artists

Immigration Now is a juried exhibition that brings together works by artists from a wide range of backgrounds. They explore American immigration through personal experience within the past 30 years. Works may encompass a variety of media and styles, engaging the deeper meanings of transcultural migration to the United States.

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Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

This exhibition will be on view to a diverse student population at Penn State Abington College, which is in a suburb just outside Philadelphia.

It is free to submit entries for this exhibition. Selections will be made by a succession of two jury panels. The first panel consists of Penn State Abington faculty members listed below. A second panel of Penn State Abington students who identify with the immigrant experience will make final selections.

  • H. John Thompson, Art Gallery Director and Lecturer of Art, Penn State Abington College
  • Daniel Oliva, Lecturer of Art, Penn State Abington College
  • Salar Ghahramani J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy, Penn State Abington College

Immigration Now Eligibility

This exhibition is open to all artists working in the theme of US immigration from contemporary personal experience. The contemporary experience as defined by this exhibition includes work that discusses themes, concepts, and events that have occurred within the past thirty years.

  • All media will be considered
  • Works may not exceed eight feet in any dimension
  • All work must be ready for presentation
  • Any special hardware should be provided
  • In the event a work must be assembled, include clear instructions

The Penn State Abington Art Gallery reserves the right to decline work that is misrepresented in its submission or does not include clear instruction or appropriate installation/hanging materials. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by November 8, 2017

Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Immigration Now will have the opportunity to exhibit work in a forward-thinking group exhibition that will be on view to a diverse population. Artists’ works will be featured on a college campus that strives to engage many points of view from many first generation college students. Many of whom are first generation Americans. Artists’ works will feature in a conversation already happening on college campuses, but especially on the campus of Penn State Abington College where many students understand firsthand about the immigrant experience. Artists will get to speak to this community and others that exist in the Philadelphia area.

About Penn State Abington Art Gallery

The Penn State Abington Art Gallery is relatively new at about three years old. The mission of the gallery is to bring new work and ideas to a college campus that educates students in a variety of majors. The Art Gallery contributes to the local conversation of the college. It features experimental and contemporary work that are important in the contemporary conversations of the United States. The Penn State Abington Art Gallery services the immediate campus community and the community at large, a suburban area of Philadelphia.

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