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Transformative Craft Juried Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Transformative Craft Juried Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Transformative Craft, their 8th annual juried exhibition. Submit transformative works that highlight the considerable attention to detail, process-based skill, and inventiveness that exemplify contemporary craft.

Artistic craft practices of all varieties share the skillful ability to transform material. Contemporary craft artists combine meticulous workmanship with traditional materials to create masterful objects that transcend hierarchical categorization.

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Enter by: 1 May 2023

Artworks selected for Transformative Craft will highlight the unique possibilities of transforming traditional craft materials into contemporary works of art. Work in all media is welcome for consideration. Selections will be made based on the applicability to the theme and the group of pieces that work best as a whole.

Transformative Craft Artist Benefits

Two prizes are available for this exhibition. The Juror’s Choice Prize winner is awarded $400. The Viewer’s Choice Prize winner is awarded $250. The Susquehanna Art Museum welcomes thousands of visitors of all ages throughout this exhibition to learn, explore, and engage with art on view. This exhibition will be used as a teaching tool for the local elementary school students, to which the museum provides weekly art education. This exhibition will be on view during Harrisburg’s annual Gallery Walk event, the museum’s best attended day of the year.

About Susquehanna Art Museum

Nestled within the Capital City’s emerging midtown neighborhood in a newly reclaimed building, the Susquehanna Art Museum serves as a catalyst in the Commonwealth to offer educationally superior programming and diverse exhibitions.

Susquehanna Art Museum is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring visitors of all ages to become more familiar with, knowledgeable of, and appreciative of the art and culture that surrounds them. Educational programming is developed to enhance and enrich the visitor experience, providing a wide variety of classes, lectures, workshops, discussions, and critiques for adult learners.

For more information, contact LNye@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org.

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Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault to be held Friday, May 1 to Sunday, August 2, 2020. Sonic experience has long been a powerful influence on artistic expression. Practicing the visualization of music helped Modernist artists break free of traditional subject matter and begin to think abstractly. Artists such as Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg were directly inspired by the music they listened to in their studios, while musicians such as the Rolling Stones and Patti Smith collaborated with iconic artists to create art for their albums.

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Deadline: 30 Mar 2020

In a divisive contemporary world, music is one of the best ways to cultivate joy in our daily lives. Susquehanna Art Museum is interested in how you, as an artist, find joy at the intersection of music and art. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on the joyful relationship between music and art both visually and conceptually.

Creating Joy Artists Benefits

Chosen artists will be eligible for one of two prizes totaling $650. Juror’s Choice Prize is $400 and Viewer’s Choice Prize is $250. The Museum partners with other local organizations regularly to increase their reach. They take part in a city-wide monthly event, Third in the Burg, which offers free admission to all from 5 – 8 pm. This event significantly increases regular traffic, hosting between 150 – 400 people within a span of four hours. All artists are invited to submit an exhibition proposal to the Director of Exhibitions for a solo or group exhibition.

About Susquehanna Art Museum

The Susquehanna Art Museum, located in the historic Midtown district, is the only dedicated art museum in Pennsylvania’s capital city. They strive to inspire life-long learning in visitors of all ages through unique educational experiences with original and significant artworks. The Museum seeks to build community, both within the walls of the museum and the region. They strive to encourage partnering with other artistic academic, cultural, and professional communities to more effectively utilize shared resources and better serve the community at large. As Harrisburg’s only dedicated art museum, they take seriously the responsibility of presenting innovative approaches to art and lifelong learning.

For more information, contact lnye@susquehannaartmuseum.org.

Previous call for artists from Susquehanna Art Museum

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2019 HBG Mural Fest (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

2019 HBG Mural Fest (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Sprocket Mural Works, a city-wide mural project in Harrisburg, PA, seeks artists interested in producing an original piece of public art during their second mural festival. 2019 HBG Mural Fest is a focused surge of city beautification through the creation of 10 murals in 10 days. The mural festival will run in Harrisburg, PA, from August 30 – September 8, 2019. The first mural festival in 2017 was an incredible success. Sprocket Mural Works is looking for artists who are excited to be a part of the second effort and make their mark on the city landscape.

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Deadline: 25 Mar 2019

Prior pubic art experience is appreciated, but not required. Preference will be given to local and regional artists, although national and international artists may be selected. Artists will be notified of their acceptance the week of April 15. The murals will be produced during the 10-day period of August 30 – September 8. Artists must be able to produce a mural within that 10-day period. Starting prior to August 30 may be acceptable, but would need to be coordinated with Sprocket Mural Works in advance.

During the 2017 event, Sprocket added 18 public murals to the face of Harrisburg. In doing so, they created the initial framework of a walkable mural tour. In 2019, they aim to fill the gaps in this trail, ultimately making Harrisburg a mural-dense city.

2017 HBG Mural Fest By-The-Numbers:

  • 18 new individual pieces of public art were produced (the original plan was 10)
  • 16 artists contributed and were paid for their talents
  • 75+ neighbors painted artwork that beautified blighted homes at the Community Paint Day
  • 100+ tweed-clad cyclists saw the murals by bicycle during the Stylish Bike Tour
  • 2000+ party-goers joined us at the festival-closing block party
  • 10+ local photographers and videographers volunteered their time and skills to capture the entire festival
  • 35 local businesses sponsored the event and donated towards making the city a more beautiful place
  • 150 volunteers helped pull it all off

2019 HBG Mural Fest Artist Benefits

2019 HBG Mural Fest artists will make a permanent, public mark on Pennsylvania’s capital city that will be visible to residents and visitors for years to come. Chosen artists will receive a stipend for their participation and, if required, travel expenses will be covered. Mural materials will be supplied. Walls will be prepped prior to the artist’s arrival.

About Sproket Mural Works

Sprocket Mural Works is a citywide mural project that works with neighborhoods, artists, and organizations to create vibrant community murals across Harrisburg. Their mission is to increase community pride and civic engagement in Harrisburg through creative action.

Over the last 5 years, Sprocket has added more than 25 murals to the cityscape of Harrisburg plus a number of additional privately commissioned murals. They have overseen projects for painting utility boxes, planters, and person-sized ducks which, combined, gave more than 20 additional artists an opportunity to be featured around town.

Key Principles

  • Art uplifts the human spirit
  • Art should be accessible to all
  • Public art contributes to the health of communities
  • Collaboration can ignite a group of people
  • Collaboration can solidify a common goal
  • Art has an economic impact
  • Artists should be paid for their work

For more information, contact hello@sprocketmuralworks.com.

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