Opportunities for Visual Artists

Call for Entries: Miniature Art 2017 Exhibition      

Click here to download entry form!   Miniature 17 Entry Form

Entries will be accepted up until September 29 for the Council for the Arts’ “Miniature Art 2017” exhibition to be held November 3, 2017 – January 5, 2018. “Miniature Art 2017” carries on a tradition of over 30 years of miniature art exhibitions originated by “A Little Gallery” of Mont Alto, PA.

“We are looking forward to presenting Miniature Art 2017 !” says the Council’s Gallery Coordinator Anne Finucane. “In 2016 we received over 350 miniature works of art created by 118 artists from 21 states, and we expect at least that many again this year!” All the works in the show are originals: oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, drawings, hand-pulled prints and sculpture, many by nationally known artists.

The deadline for entries in “Miniature Art 2017″ is September 29, 2017. Artists may submit up to 4 works, each with an image size no greater than 4″ by 6″, not to exceed 24 square inches; framed pieces should not exceed 48 square inches (all works must be framed).   Original work only will be accepted – no copies – in any fine art media (no crafts, jewelry, photography, laser prints or computer-generated artwork). Sculpture is encouraged, and should not exceed 5” in any dimension or 125 cubic inches. Awards will be offered as follows: Best of Show ($300) and 3 Merit Awards ($100 each). A 35% commission will be charged on all sales. The entry fee (for 1-4 works) is $25; an additional $15 will be charged for return shipping and insurance on works not hand delivered. For entry form call 717-264-6883, email gallery@councilforthearts.net   or download here.

Miniature Art 2017 will be juried and judged by Andrea Sherrill Evans. Andrea Evans teaches in the Drawing Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has a practice founded in drawing, painting, sculpture, and performance.  Arizona-born and Baltimore-based, Evans received her BFA in painting from Arizona State University, and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University.   During her 10 years of residence in Boston, she was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Drawing, St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and Blanche E. Colman Award.  Evans relocated to Baltimore in 2015. Select exhibitions include Where Nature Ends, The Cluster Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Onloaded: Andrea Sherrill Evans, phICA (Phoenix, AZ), Passing, Left, The Dorado Project at the Buggy Factory (Brooklyn, NY), Clear-Cut, Emmanuel College (Boston, MA), 8-Hour Projects: Performativity at Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), and Mean Girls at SPACE Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA).  

Call for Artists

“Every Space a Story” is a juried exhibition to be held in October 2017 at the Engine Room Art Space, 36 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Organizers are looking for photographs that depict the beauty of abandoned buildings and vacant spaces in the tristate area – within 30 miles of Hagerstown, MD. Please send jpegs, a description of the images, and a brief bio to:  everyspaceastory@gmail.com  by August 1st, 2017. Artists will be contacted in August if their work is accepted. All formats, black & white and color, framed and unframed, are allowed.  


First Fridays
Chambersburg’s First Friday committee is working now on this summer’s events.  First Fridays provide artists with a free venue to display and sell their creations in a relaxed and friendly setting.  There is no booth fee, no commission, and display racks are available to Alliance members for their use. Call Anne Finucane at 717-816-7568 to sign up for First Fridays.
FCAA Plein Air Painting Group
Alliance member Jean Frey is organizing a group of artists who would like to paint outside this summer. Contact her if you have questions, or if you’d like to join in the fun! She is at: 703-347-1172 or jeanfrey@aol.com

Grove Family Library
Grove Family Library, located on Ragged Edge Road South, just east of Chambersburg, has a very nice exhibit space, with monthly shows by local artists coordinated by staff member Carol Rinehart. There is no commission fee, although donations are gratefully accepted.  In addition, there are three locked cases for display of 3D items, whether sculptures, handmade books, crafts, or just a collection of whatever is important to you. Please email crinehart@fclspa.org, or call 264-9663, if you are interested in any of their display possibilities.

The Foundry
Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, located 100 South Main Street is an excellent space for artists to join and show their artwork: 90% of member artists have sold work, and paintings as well as 3-d work are selling!  For more details visit www.FoundryArtsCoop.com or call Anita at 615-496-1694.

Destination Arts! Waynesboro
Destination Arts will soon be 4 years old and has gone through many changes since opening July 2013. “Gallery 50″, the flagship gallery, features: Wind Down Fridays with music every Friday night from 5-8pm, Uncorked Inspiration paint nights, artist’s demo every Thursday with Marjorie Tressler, a Writers Forum and Song Writers Forum once a month. Very soon the new ” Music Makers-Our Community Music Center” next door to Gallery 50 will be opening where area and regional musicians can gather to jam and hold musical performances.  With over 80 artists and artisans represented in Gallery 50, it is joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery with 17 artists; The Ceramic Center, a co-op of potters with pottery for sale plus classes. The latest gallery to open, “Through the Lens and Beyond”, features photography and fine art with classes in digital photography.  All galleries can be found on Waynesboro’s Main Street plus South Church St. Hours of operation are Thursday 1-4pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 1-4pm. For more information, contact Gallery 50 Curator/Gallery Director Marjorie Tressler at marjorietressler@comcast.net.