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Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) announces a call for artists for the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival 2019, one of its oldest and most well-known attractions, drawing in visitors from Philadelphia, the suburbs, and beyond. Each artist displays their work under a canopy. There is a DJ tent, a live music tent, and a food truck area. It is an all-day festival of fine art, craftmanship, music, food trucks, and children’s entertainment.

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2019

The show is juried. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, but also diversity of the show. $25 fee at time of application, plus $75 fee due upon acceptance.

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

Artists benefit from sales. There is an audience in the thousands. Many visitors will eat, mingle, and linger for the whole day. An event staff member will circulate, taking photos for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Think of photo opportunities in your stand. LEDC will help you gain followers on social media. The festival takes place in downtown Lansdowne. The local SEPTA train station is just a block away. It allows for access from downtown Philadelphia or as far away as Elwyn, PA.

About Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit corporation whose goal is to generate economic activity and encourage investment in Lansdowne. LEDC does this through a variety of events and services for current and potential businesses, as well as residents and visitors. The mission of the LEDC is to support, encourage, and promote sustainable economic growth in the Borough of Lansdowne through focused community and economic development activities. LEDC envisions Lansdowne as a regional destination with a historic, walkable downtown, a thriving mix of businesses, and a vibrant arts and culture community.

For more information, contact rachel@lansdownesfuture.org.

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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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Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens – Call For Artists

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens – Call For Artists

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors (BMAA) in collaboration with The Executive Committee of The Bower is seeking to commission professional artist/sculptor and or artist teams to design, fabricate, and oversee fabrication and install permanent site-specific sculptures or permanent land art installations as part of its launch of its Phase I Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens. The park is located in Shermans Dale, PA (30 minutes outside of Harrisburg, PA).

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Deadline: 18 Feb 2019

The owners are developing The Bower: Sculpture Park and Gardens, a rural setting, garden, and sculpture park located on their 36-acre wooded and meadow site along the northern slope of the Appalachian Mountains in Perry County, Pennsylvania. The Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens will serve as their primary residence, event setting for non-profit organizations, and a nature and art education center. This project is a legacy project they are undertaking to support artists and create a viable sculpture park that will educate and inspire the general public.

The future plans include an artist studio, an artist residency program, possible gallery/exhibition space, and public programming with various museums and collecting groups. There are meadow, garden, and woodland settings on the property where the commissioned sculptures and projects would be placed. It is the owner’s vision to curate an array of sculptural works, both large scale and intimate, that present visual interest from multiple perspectives. The works shall be designed to complement, enhance, or provide interesting contrast within the natural setting. The construction shall be durable to withstand the changing seasons and weather elements and safe for interaction by visitors.

Chosen artwork will be required to withstand a high-traffic, unmonitored outdoor environment with very limited maintenance. Artists should take into consideration the possibility of adverse weather conditions, the well-being of pedestrian traffic passing by and through the site, and the safety of the audience.

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens Artist Benefits

Approximately five to ten finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants. Those finalists will be provided an honorarium up to $1500.00 to work with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors and attain feedback from the Executive Committee to develop a final proposal for the artwork. Artists may utilize imported materials of their choosing or landforming, stone, wood, or other organics from the natural setting. The chosen artists/teams will then be commissioned to finalize design, fabricate, ship, and install the artwork. BMAA and Executive Committee will discern amount of honorarium to be given out based on potential travel and or other expenses of the particular applicant and an amount of up to $1500.00 will be awarded.

For artists wishing to submit already fabricated scultpure works, they can do so for consideration, however please note if a work is selected that is already fabricated, an honorarium will not be provided in this instance.

About Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors is a full service art consulting firm based in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. They specialize in art acquisitions, curating collections, and commissioning artworks for private individuals, corporations, and businesses including  the hospitality industry and universities.

Services include all aspects of projects including setting budget and collection goals, selection of artworks from acquisition through framing and installation, valuation and insuring of collections, and collections management. In addition, they have extensive knowledge and experience in selling and procuring artworks on the secondary market and the contemporary art market.

For more information, contact bmayer@bmayertart.com.

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Legal Issues For Artists

Legal Issues For Artists
Da Vinci Art Alliance presents their first Third Thursday Salon of 2019 — Legal Issues for Artists – With Attorneys Lori Landew, Esq. and Laura Solomon, Esq. – Join them on Thursday, January 17th, from 7-8:30 pm. Da Vinci Art Alliance: 704 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Attorneys Lori Landew, Esq. and Laura Solomon, Esq. will highlight the most common legal issues for artist and provide useful tools, using examples from their private practices.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the difference between being an employee an independent contractor, and what it means for protecting your work;
  • Learn how to find a “fiscal sponsor” for a project, to accept charitable grants;
  • Explore artist legacy foundations;
  • Learn about protecting your art through copyright; and
  • Know the costs and benefits of registering a trademark to protect your brand.

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Gallery Representation Opportunity – Call For Artists

Gallery Representation Opportunity – Call For Artists

Twenty-Two Gallery announces a call for artists for a gallery representation opportunity. The gallery is currently reviewing artwork for inclusion in their limited Artist Membership Gallery. This type of art gallery is similar to a cooperative, but with less responsibilities and more benefits to the artist.

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Deadline: Ongoing

Twenty-Two Gallery offers two levels of Membership:

  • Full Member – A $125 per month member fee and 15% commission on art sold will apply. Also, artists gallery-sit one day per month. Artist’s work is shown year round on Member area walls. Artist is offered a solo show every 1 1/2 to 2 years.
  • Non-Sitting Full Member – A $175 per month member fee and is the same as a Full Membership but no gallery sitting is required.

Twenty-Two has been cultivating and celebrating the arts and artists in the community since it’s establishment in 2001. As a Member Artist you would have a year-round space to display your artworks and networking opportunities. Seeking artists local to Philadelphia metro area in PA, NJ, and DE.

Gallery Representation Opportunity Artist Benefits

Benefit from a 3,000 subscriber email mailing list and 750 postal mailing lists. The gallery handles all sales taxes and credit card fees and has a social media following. The gallery holds social, musical, and business events at the gallery which brings in more potential customers during the non-gallery hours of operation.

About Twenty-Two Gallery

Twenty-Two Gallery has been a well respected fine art gallery since its inception in 2003. For over 15 years, they have supported and promoted regional emerging artists in many mediums. They are proud to say that many artists have gone on to a much larger successful art career from the exposure that the gallery has given them. For a monthly fee, our gallery helps the artist succeed by offering professional installation of their artwork, curating, lighting, labeling, signage, and advertising. The gallery is located in Rittenhouse Square, a very prestigious area of Center City Philadelphia.

For more information, contact shawn@twenty-twogallery.com.

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The Earth Speaks V – Call For Artists

The Earth Speaks V – Call For Artists

Pocono Arts Council announces a call for artist for The Earth Speaks V, a juried exhibition on the climate crisis. The Earth Speaks V arises from a deepening concern for the climate crisis currently affecting our planet. Art has always been a powerful vehicle for raising consciousness. This exhibit hopes to bring to light our growing awareness of a crisis we can no longer ignore.

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Deadline: 8 Feb 2019

The Earth Speaks is an open call for work that focuses the attention of the viewing public on the gravity of climate change. Students are welcomed and encouraged to enter. Student entry fee: $15 for the first 2 entries, $10 each additional entry. Adult entry fee: $30 for the first two entries, $25 each additional entry. Discounts available for Pocono Arts Council members.

Juror: Harry C Tabak, studied painting and sculpture at The Art Students League of NY, Brooklyn College. Tabak’s early work reflects his bond to nature through his landscape paintings. Social commentary followed with an emphasis on environmental issues for nearly two decades.

Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community is a new gallery in Northeast Pennsylvania with a mission to provide opportunities for artists from a wide region. Professors often program lessons around the works exhibited in the gallery and often contact individual artists to participate.

Regional call with $1100 in awards available in a variety of mediums including 2-D, 3-D, photography, and printmaking.

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $250
  • 3-D Award: $100
  • Kay & Girard Lichty Climate Crisis Award: $250
  • 2-D Award: $100
  • Otto Grever Printmaking Award: $100
  • Photography Award: $100
  • ARTSPACE Student Award: $100
  • Origins Student Award: $50

About Pocono Arts Council

Founded in 1975, the Pocono Arts Council is the oldest and most established local arts service organization in the Pocono region of northeastern Pennsylvania. It serves as a “Chamber of Commerce” or umbrella organization for artists and arts organization in all disciplines, as well as the resident and tourist populations of the area. Its motto, Culture Builds Community, highlights Pocono Arts mission of art service, promotion, education, and advocacy. To date, over $2 million in arts grants have been provided to a 5 county area. The Earth Speaks has been one of the premiere exhibitions over the last five years and continues to grow.

For more information, contact director@poconoarts.org.

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Inspired – Call For Artists

Inspired – Call For Artists

The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Inspired: Contemporary Responses to a Legacy of Courage, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault. June 28 – July 1, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising. The uprising, a series of violent demonstrations, was a spontaneous moment of courageous activism by members of the LGBTQ+ community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States and around the world. To recognize and commemorate this historic moment, Susquehanna Art Museum is partnering with the LGBT Center of Central PA and Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections to open the LGBTQ+ history project collection to artists and creators. The collection documents the stories and history of LGBTQ+ life and activism in Central PA.

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Deadline: 4 Apr 2019

Susquehanna Art Museum’s 2019 juried exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to visit the collection at the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections. Artists are tasked with creating original works of art inspired by the items in the collection. Works selected for this exhibition should provide a contemporary reflection on a pivotal moment in American LGBTQ+ history. Submissions may consider the history of the LGBTQ+ community, the continued search for equity and inclusion both nationally and globally, social justice for marginalized groups, or other expressions of creativity inspired by the collection. These works may include, but are not limited to: ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, the written word, and graphic design.

Jurors: Barry Loveland, Chair of the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project and Lauren Nye, Director of Exhibitions, Susquehanna Art Museum.

Fees: Submissions to this year’s juried exhibition are free to commemorate the unique partnership of Central Pennsylvania organizations. Each artist may submit up to three pieces.

Prize: Viewer’s Choice – $250, voting takes place at the exhibition

About The Susquehanna Art Museum

Nestled within the Capital City’s emerging midtown neighborhood in a newly reclaimed building, the Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) serves as a catalyst in the Commonwealth to offer superior educational programming and diverse exhibitions. As a non-collecting institution, SAM has the ability to create a rotating schedule of exhibitions through the year to address both historic and contemporary movements in art and art history. As the only dedicated art museum in the capital region, they believe that the emotional response to art has the ability to foster human connectedness. They are committed to engaging diverse audiences through exhibitions and experiences that promote understanding and social discourse.

For more information, contact LNye@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org.

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Gateways To Nature – Call For Artists

Gateways To Nature – Call For Artists

Tyler Arboretum, in Media, PA, announces a call for artists for the 2019 Gateways to Nature Exhibit. Create a structure or work for Gateways to Nature that showcases your talent and vision. Ignite the imaginations of a broad regional audience by creating portals, gateways, and thresholds that invite discovery of the natural world on extensive grounds. Gateways to Nature will run from April through October, 2019, at Tyler Arboretum.

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Deadline: 2 Nov 2018

Submissions may include existing works appropriate to the theme or new works. All works including those offered for sale must remain at Tyler for the duration of the exhibit. Collaboration between artists, designers and builders is encouraged. All winning exhibitors will be notified by November 20, 2018.

Submissions should include:

  • A rendering of the design concept
  • A maximum one-page description of the exhibit concept
  • Maximum of three perspective sketches and/or a model measuring no more than 24” x 18” (model is optional)
  • Completed application form with requested information including title of the exhibit
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 per design, payable via check to Tyler Arboretum

Designs will be judged based on the following criteria (not in order of importance):

  • Relevance to theme – Gateways to Nature.
  • Engagement with visitors – creative, imaginative, inspiring, and fun.
  • Accessibility – accessible for children and adults of various ages and abilities; no steps required to access the experience
  • Durability and Safety – structurally sound and able to withstand environmental stresses as well as the active engagement of visitors of all ages for the duration of the exhibit
  • Executable – able to be installed within the two-week installation time frame by the exhibitor’s team with limited help from Tyler staff and volunteers
  • Flexibility – the ability to move the piece to an alternate location if necessary

Gateways to Nature Artist Benefits

Tyler has an affluent, well-educated audience within a region rich in arts and culture. The Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region has a well-developed community of patrons and collectors, both private and corporate. Tyler Arboretum attracts over 74,000 visitors a year concentrated from April through October. In 2017, Tyler had visitors from 37 states and 8 foreign countries, with 65% coming from the mid-Atlantic region including New York, SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

  • Exhibitors may receive reimbursement of up to $2000 to assist in fabrication and installation costs.
  • Tyler will provide marketing support for the exhibit, including announcement of winners, press releases about the exhibit, and promotion through radio, web and social media. Gateways to Nature will open with an event to which exhibitors may include their invitation list.
  • Tyler will create an exhibit webpage with links to exhibitors’ websites and contact information, as requested.
  • Tyler will provide insurance for all works in the exhibit once exhibit materials are delivered on site, for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Exhibitors work can be provided for sale, loaned to Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibit, or with mutual agreement, donated to Tyler.
  • Any and all sales of exhibitors’ work will be handled directly by the exhibitor, with a 25% commission to Tyler. Pieces purchased during the exhibit will remain at Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibitor is solely responsible for delivery of the exhibit to the owner.
  • Tyler has a social networks outreach with over 15,500 email recipients, 9250 Facebook followers, 1717 Twitter, 1376 Instagram followers and 80,000 website users.

About Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is an extraordinary arboretum where human hands have created a magnificent garden with a very light touch. Tyler’s undulating landscape, whimsy, sweeps of trees and plants, and enigmatic nooks and crannies everywhere are perfect for children of all ages, adults, plant enthusiasts, artists, wanderers, and seekers of beauty and solitude.

One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern US, Tyler Arboretum’s 650 acres of gardens, meadows, wetlands and forests and 17 miles of hiking trails provide the opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in nature. The exhibit will be located within the 102 acres of our curated gardens and collections.

Tyler is on the National Register of Historic Sites and has a distinctive character rooted in our past as a working farm, governed by the concept that connecting to nature is essential to understanding our place in the world.

With a mission focused on creating ‘champions of the natural world’, Tyler serves over 120 schools, and reaches a family audience and active adults through environmental education programs. Tyler Arboretum has a loyal and growing membership that actively supports our mission. It has over 400 volunteers who support Tyler’s operations through thousands of hours of hands-on work.

For more information, contact cbrien@tylerarboretum.org.

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Art For The Cash Poor – Call For Artists

Art For The Cash Poor – Call For Artists

InLiquid Art & Design announces a call for artists for Art for the Cash Poor, a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows the chance to show and sell work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere. The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event, Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Callowhill District in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer.

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Deadline: 4 May 2018

This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood. This outside block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations. Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

Art For The Cash Poor Artist Benefits

Participating artists vendors will have the opportunity to interact and sell their work with an engaged audience. Art for the Cash Poor has a 19-year following of attendees of art collectors. Our regular attendees includes gallery and independent curators and art consultants looking for new talent. Vendors keep all proceeds from their sales. They will be featured as a participant of Art for the Cash Poor on the InLiquid website for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. Vendors will receive a 10 x 10 outdoor space (vendors must provide their own tent). A staggered load-in time will allow for easier transportation of their booth materials. Tables and chairs may be rented for an extra fee.

About InLiquid Art & Design

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists. They serve as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture.

Through the active promotion of artists’ work and credentials via online accessibility, numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in InLiquid Gallery and unique alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the facilitation of relationships with art collectors, InLiquid delivers the richness of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus increasing appreciation of all forms of visual culture.

For more information, contact saraz@inliquid.org.

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Identity Spectrum – Call For Artists

Identity Spectrum – Call For Artists

The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Identity Spectrum, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault. Event to be held from Friday May 4 – Sunday August 5, 2018.

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Deadline: 4 Apr 2018

Free entry for current Susquehanna Art Museum members, up to three pieces. Entry fee for non-members is $15 per artwork, up to three pieces.

As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has been examined by artists throughout history. Society is experiencing the increased politicization of identity expression while contemporary boundaries and norms are constantly shifting. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on individual expression and the definition of gender, both visually and conceptually. These works may include, but are not limited to, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, and graphic design.

Identity Spectrum Juror

Dr. Christine Fillipone, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at Millersville University, specializes in contemporary and 20th century art. She is Coordinator of The Women’s and Gender Studies program at Millersville University. Recipient of the 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, her book Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (Routledge Press, 2017) examines feminist aesthetic approaches to science and technology.

Her research has been supported by a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and a Guggenheim Fellowship from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Filippone has served as Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, an art gallery and store dedicated to contemporary printmaking and photography. She has worked in curatorial departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, International Center of Photography in New York, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

There are two prizes available for Identity Spectrum: Juror’s Choice for Best in Show, a $400 prize and Viewer’s Choice, a $250 prize. Artists who are accepted in the juried exhibition are encourage to develop a long-term relationship with the Museum’s curator, submit their work for future opportunities, and/or create an exhibition proposal for a solo or group exhibition in the future.

About the Susquehanna Art Museum

The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) is unique in a number of ways. Located in a historic bank building. With a large contemporary addition, it fuses early 20th century architecture with modern sleek galleries. One of the visitor’s favorite spaces is the converted bank vault which holds intimate solo and group exhibitions. As a non-collecting museum, the exhibitions in all four galleries change numerous times throughout the year. This provides members, visitors, and school tours the opportunity to visit multiple times each season for a new experience. SAM is the capitol city of Pennsylvania’s only dedicated art museum. It has a long history of exhibiting nationally and internationally recognized artists working in all media.

For more information, contact lnye@susquehannaartmuseum.org.

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