Opportunities for Visual Artists

“Something Old, Something New” Open Entry show at IceFest 2020
The Franklin County Historical Society and Council for the Arts invite artists to submit an artwork with the theme “Something Old, Something New” for an exhibition at the Old Jail February 1- 22, 2020. Deadline for entry forms will be Tuesday Jan. 28, and entries will be delivered Thursday Jan. 30 between 10am-4pm and Friday Jan. 31, 10 AM-2 pm.  A reception will be held Sunday, February 2, 2-4 pm, and the show will be open Thurs., Fri. and Sat. from 10 AM – 4 pm through February 22. Call 717-264-1667 for more details. Entry form is available on the Franklin County Art Alliance website –     http://franklincountyartalliance.org/opportunities/

The Adams County Arts Council announces its 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to take place May 28 through June 19 at the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror William Crow, PhD. Director of the Lehigh University Art Galleries and Professor of Practice, Dept of Art, Architecture, and design.Over $2500 in awards will be presented. Each artist may submit up to 3 entries, for an entry fee of $30 for ACAC members and $45 for non-members. The entry deadline is March 6, 2020; entry forms and membership information are available online at www.adamsarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at [email protected] or (717) 334-5006.


Art of the State, open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople, is an annual juried exhibition that will be held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg June 14-Sept. 13, 2020. Entry deadline February 28; entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting,on Paper, Photography & Digital Arts,and Craft. The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 works of art and additional worksart are $10 each: the following will be awarded in all five categories: First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $200, plus Additional Awards: the William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing: $250; The State Museum Purchase Award: Amount Varies; and The State Museum Art Docents’ Choice Award: $250. Winners will be notified at the opening reception/awards ceremony on June 14, 2020. Complete information is available at www.statemuseumpa.org. For more information contact Amy Hammond, Curator, at [email protected] or (717) 772-2840.

The Gormley Gallery, located at 4701 North Charles Street in Baltimore, announces an open call for artists for its upcoming 31st National Drawing and Print Exhibition, to be held March 23 through April 24, with a reception and gallery talk Saturday March 28, 4-6pm. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2020; artists may submit up to three entries for a $36 fee. Drawings and prints in any medium (not photography) may be submitted: works may be up to 60 inches high (with frame) and are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface or materials. All drawings and prints must be original works of art. A minimum of $1,500 is available in purchase prize money. For more information, email the gallery at [email protected] .

Maryland Federation of Art announces their 42nd Annual open juried Art on Paper exhibition, with an entry deadline of January 23 and cash awards totaling $1000. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered. Works selected will be on display April 2-27 at the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD. Artists may enter up to 6 works created within the past 3 years; 1 or 2 entries $40 (MFA members $25), additional four entries $5 each. Entries will be accepted online at www.mdfedart.com. For more information call 410-268-4566 or email [email protected]

Art In The Wild, an annual outdoor art exhibit at Wildwood Park in northern Harrisburg, is looking for “congruent, lively, colorful, or mysterious art” in 2020. The theme is“Woodland Harmony” and the entries need to be primarily constructed of natural materials.The application deadline is January 21, 2020, and the exhibit runs: April 11 – October 30 in Wildwood Park. Cash Prizes: $600 First Place; $400 Second Place; $200 Third Place. The exhibit is sponsored by Friends of Wildwood, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation and TheBURG. For more details, visitwww.wildwoodlake.org.The Engine Room Art Space

The Engine Room Art Space, 36 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD is currently accepting proposals for 2020, to include the artist’s name, address, contact information, website/social media site, several possible months for showing, work samples, proposal, and resume. The application can be found here: https://www.engineroomartspace.com/submissions For more information: [email protected] or 301-739-8577, x. 116.

Coyle Library

Coyle Library has a brand-new art space to suit their amazing renovation: check it out, on the second floor, available by elevator or stairs. If you are interested in displaying your art there, contact Gayle Johnson by email: [email protected] or call the library at 717-263-1054.

The Foundry

Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, now in its third year at 100 South Main Street, continues to welcome applications from new artists. Annual membership fee is now $120 per year, which includes the $25 application fee which is applied to overall cost upon acceptance. Commission is 40% on sales, but artists can receive lower commission rates if they choose to fulfill workshare hours: 8 hours per month = 30% commission, 12 hours per month = 20% commission. The annual fee goes toward overhead costs of paying rent, utilities, insurance, etc., and commission helps cover day-to-day costs of sales, like swipe fees, promotion, administrative work, etc. Visit www.FoundryArtsCoop.com or call 717-261-0706.

FCAA Plein Air Painting Group
Alliance member Jean Frey organizes a group of artists who would like to paint outside in the warmer months. Contact her if you have questions, or if you’d like to join in the fun! She is at: 703-347-1172 or [email protected]

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 [email protected], or call 264-9663, if you are interested in any of their display possibilities.

Destination Arts! Waynesboro
Destination Arts will soon be 5 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. The “Music Makers-Our Community Music Center” next door to Gallery 50 is where area and regional musicians gather to jam and hold musical performances.  Gallery 50 has been joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery; 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, call the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro at 717-655-2500 or email [email protected]