Artist Opportunities


The Lansdale Hospital is currently looking for new artists to display their work for 2017.

Each artist can display 7 to 12 pieces of art, with a minimum size of 16”W x 20”H each, which should be framed and wired, ready to hang. In addition, they are asked to submit one page with an 8-10 sentence biography about themselves, the title of each piece, the medium used, the price (if it is for sale) and contact information in case a prospective buyer is interested. After artists’ submit their possible pieces to North Penn Art and the Lansdale Hospital staff will choose the next artists’ work to be displayed and place the informational page in the center of the display.

If you or another artist you know is interested in becoming a featured artist in Lansdale Hospital, you can fill out the following form: Artist-Exhibitor Contract 2016 and email it to Paul Kraynak at Paul@NorthPennArt.com.


Curatorial Review 2016-17 for the Galleries and Sculpture Park

July 2016 – May 2017

Professional artists or artist organizations are invited to submit artworks and proposals for consideration in a solo, group, or curated show as well as display in our outdoor Sculpture Park. Works in the galleries are on display for roughly 6-8 weeks and outdoor sculpture is displayed for a length of time mutually agreed upon by AAC and the artist. Selected artists are asked to participate in a range of public programs such as talks and workshops intended to engage audiences in their process and work.

Solo Series

AAC’s main gallery exhibitions are organized by our curatorial staff and are planned well in advance. The theme or media content of the shows evolve through the review process. We are especially seeking artists to pitch ideas using new technologies or multi-discipline collaborations for display in our new Makerspace Gallery. The Solo Series offers regional artists the opportunity to show a body of work in one of our four individual galleries.

Sculpture Park

Abington Art Center supports the creation and promotion of outdoor works by regional and national artists. Works with an ecological emphasis are of primary interest, both temporary/ephemeral and more permanent. Proposals for relocating previously created work will also be considered.

Outdoor works must be suitable for a public setting and artists are encouraged to submit proposals that recognize the natural attributes of AAC’s elegant estate grounds.

Rules of Entry:

  • $40 entry fee, AAC Members free. Membership entitles you to free entry into the Annual Juried Show ($15-30 value)
  • Applicants must submit 10 images representing the body of the work proposed, dating back no more than 3 years
  • Current short resume/bio
  • A one-page Artist Statement about the works submitted and/or proposed to be exhibited
  • Only artists accepted to exhibit will be notified by email

Artists will be expected to mount their own work under the direction of AAC staff and return the space to its original condition after exhibition. AAC receives 30% commission on all sales.

Submission process is digital: You will need documents (.doc, .rtf) & image files (.jpg or .png, etc.) of your work.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT


Performance Program

June 2016 – May 2017

AAC has presented performances of all types and sizes in its galleries and outdoor spaces that include our pavilion, Sculpture Park stage and lawns. Our Summer Concert Series and theater performances have generated audiences from 200 to over 1,000, and we just concluded a well-received salon-style Fall Jazz Series held in our Kellner gallery. Musicians and theater/dance performers are invited to apply for consideration for these programs or to pitch something new. AAC is willing to consider revenue-sharing or space rentals.

Rules of Entry:

  • Applicants must submit link(s) to their work for review
  • Current short resume/bio
  • Photograph of Performer(s)
  • Only artists accepted to perform will be notified by email

Submission process is digital:

You will need a document (.doc, .rtf) & image file (.jpg or .png, etc.) and links to your work.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT


ONGOING EXHIBIT: Upper Dublin Township Building

801 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Exhibit for 1 month – solo exhibit or share the space with another artist. This venue has received some newspaper publicity. Hang and take down your own work. To get on the schedule call Marita at 215-285-2620 or email marita1112@comcast.net


ONGOING EXHIBIT: Spring Mill Presbyterian Village

2002 Joshua Rd, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Members may exhibit for 1 month – solo exhibit or share the space with another artist. This venue has received some newspaper publicity. Hang and take down your own work. To get on the schedule, email Becky, beckybrams@comcast.net.


About Art Ability of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Mission Statement

A Celebration of Art
by Artists with Disabilities

Art Ability is dedicated to creating community awareness of people with disabilities, and encouraging people with disabilities to reach beyond their limitations and find fulfillment and inspiration through art.

Art Ability: Past and Present

Art Ability offers a unique and accessible venue for artists with disabilities to display and sell their work. In addition to supporting Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s vision and mission to advocate for those with disabilities in our community while advancing the artistic and financial success of artists with disabilities, the art in the exhibition is used daily to motivate and treat patients at the Hospital.

Art Ability began at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in 1996 as an eight-week exhibit and sale of work by artists with disabilities. Now, in addition to the annual exhibitions, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is an actively collecting institution whose permanent collection of over 300 objects is on display throughout the year serving as a showcase for, and celebration of, artists with disabilities.

At its inception, the annual exhibition and sale included approximately 40 participating artists and 200 pieces of artwork displayed. The most recent exhibitions featured more than 400 pieces of art, sculpture and jewelry by 195 artists representing 32 states and 7 countries. In the 2010 exhibit, more than 60 artists sold 134 pieces of work and $37,100 of sales proceeds were provided directly to artists. Additionally, $7,500 was awarded to 33 artists for artistic excellence.

Art Ability includes the following major components: a twelve-week annual, international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts produced by individuals with disabilities held each fall; community outreach and education opportunities including satellite exhibitions and interactive demo days; our permanent collection of artwork and the incorporation of artwork into the patient experience; and a corporate art acquisition program.

In recognition of its efforts, Art Ability was a recipient of a 2009 Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence from the Inglis Foundation. This award honors the performance of non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia region that enhance the quality of life for people with physical disabilities. In 2000, Art Ability was named a Keystone of Accessibility by Governor Tom Ridge and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, one of only 12 arts organizations so honored.

Artists receive 80 percent of proceeds from the sale of their pieces, with 20 percent earmarked to support the Hospital’s nationally-recognized patient treatment programs.

Program Specifics

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Art Ability has as a primary focus as an international, twelve-week juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts that features work by artists with physical and related cognitive disabilities, and hearing and visual impairments. Participating artists express their creativity through painting, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry and fine crafts. Through these creative modes of expression, artists are able to convey their talent, receive recognition for their work, and often also to further progress in recovering from a life-altering illness or injury.

The event is held every fall. Proceeds of the Art Ability opening reception help support Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital patient and community programs.

Permanent Collection of Work

Pieces from the hospital’s permanent Art Ability collection (230+ pieces) are displayed at wheelchair height throughout the halls of the hospital year-round for our more than 6,500 patients to enjoy. The collection provides continuous inspiration to the hospital’s patients, their families and visitors. The hospital clinical staff members often incorporate utilization of Art Ability work into their daily treatment activities with patients. Staff motivates patients by using the collection as tangible evidence of their potential to return to meaningful, productive lives.

Private tours are available upon request.

Online Sales Gallery

Thanks to the generosity of The William Penn Foundation, Art Ability is now able to offer the opportunity to view works for sale from our consignment inventory. Each year, with the permission of the artist, Art Ability retains a number of works from our annual exhibition to allow for more exposure for our artists and their talents.

Enjoy, share and purchase art at art-ability.org.

Community Outreach and Education Opportunities

Satellite Exhibitions

Traveling satellite exhibitions of Art Ability artwork are a key component of the program and have been successful in generating enhanced awareness of the talent and skill of our artists; in addition to communicating that disability is as personally limiting as you make it. Over the past 17 years, Art Ability artwork has been on display at numerous high profile venues including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia’s Independence Starts Here! “Art in the City” project at City Hall and at the Philadelphia Airport. We have also displayed work at many small, local venues such as the West Chester and Malvern Gallery Walks, the Shipley School and the Newtown Square Public Library.

Interactive Demo Days

During Demo Days, participating Art Ability artists share the knowledge of their craft with people of all ages with disabilities. These half-day programs include interactive tours of the exhibition or permanent collection and involve Art Ability artists who share the practice of their craft and their disabilities. Each artist then works in a small group and every participant creates a piece of work under the artist’s guidance.

Corporate Art Acquisition Program

Art Ability also serves as a resource for corporations to help meet their need for art for their corporate art collections. Original works of art by artists with disabilities are now hanging in the offices of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center, Comcast Corporation, Deloitte & Touche, Shannondell at Valley Forge, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Kirby Bates Associates, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. We thank our corporate partners for their visible support of empowering artists with disabilities and supporting Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.

Contact Us: We welcome any artist interested in participating to contact us at ArtAbility@mlhs.org or call 484.596.5607 to provide your name and contact information for our mailing list.


Drew Haney from Sir Speedy in Berwyn contacted DVAL—he is opening a gallery and looking for exhibiting artists.

Contact Drew at sirspeedyberwyn@comcast.net. He is looking for 4 pieces per artist and would like digital images of your work along with your bio.
 
Download his liability release (PDF) which also lists his commission.

Call to Artists!

New opportunity to show your work:
A revolving, continual art exhibit at
Radley Run Country Club in West Chester.

Contact Laurie Murray  murraydesignworks@gmail.com


The Frame Station Gallery

in the historic Berwyn Train Station

We are always looking for new and exciting artwork to display and sell (on consignment) in the gallery. If you would like to get your artwork seen and possibly sold please contact me at the number listed below. I would love to talk to you about the possibility of either doing a show at our gallery or consigning one or many of your pieces. We’re looking for all media…oil/acrylic/watercolor, photo art, original prints, ceramic, fine woodworking, sculpture, etc.

Andrew Stone, Owner

The Frame Station Gallery

610-640-5857

andrew@framestationgallery.com

www.framestationgallery.com

facebook.com/framestationgallery


Exhibit Your Artwork at Indian Valley Country Club, Telford, PA

Contact Susan Bishop, fidget4@verizon.net or 610-489-9626
Artist’s exhibit runs approximately one month and can exhibit up to about 30 pieces, depending on size. Artist provides contact information, bio sheet, and price list. Interested buyers contact the artist directly; transactions are strictly between the two parties. IVCC does not ask for commissions. (Artists are asked to insure their own work; IVCC does not assume responsibility for damaged or lost work.)


Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes is seeking artists from around the region in a range of art disciplines.

More info
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:
Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes
4010 Skippack Pike
P.O. Box 502
Skippack, Pa 19474-0502
(610) 584-6396 Tel/Fax
greenwolfsvillagebarn@yahoo.com


NPAA show opportunities:

Local businesses
Ongoing relationships with area business leaders—including Rapunzel’s Salon & Spa, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the Lansdale Public Library, the North Wales Library and the Morgan Log House to name a few, allow us to display members works on a rotating basis. We are also working with other businesses and venues—to keep local original art on the wall of public spaces within our community. Depending on the venue, you may exhibit a half dozen or more pieces of work, for as long as a month or three weeks. You can put your art in front of a cultured professional audience by displaying in any one of our partner display venues. If you are interested in showing in any one of our partner display venues, please contact the office for information on size of works, number of works and the amount of time that your works would be displayed.

Community exhibits and events
NPAA members are also invited to participate in special one-day shows and events throughout the year—and are able to stay informed about other regional shows through announcements at the monthly meeting and in the NPAA newsletter, The Fine Line.

Annual Members’ Spring Exhibition:
Each spring the members of the North Penn Arts Alliance exhibit their works in a juried show. With more than $1,500 in prizes, this juried art show brings out the best of area artists in several categories—including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and even children’s work. Held each year in the spring, the annual NPAA Members’ Exhibition demonstrates the vibrant creative culture that’s alive in the North Penn community.

Members’ Anniversary Exhibition
Each year North Penn Art & Custom Framing hosts our annual Anniversary Exhibition right were it all began. This year we celebrate our 28th year of providing art for the North Penn Community. For artist’s prospectus, please click here.

Show your work!
To find out more about these opportunities or to get involved, send an e-mail to info@northpennarts.org or call 215-393-9110!