Opportunities for Visual Artists

 Call for Entries: 35th Annual Exhibition :: Miniature Art 2019

It’s time for our annual Miniature Art Exhibition call to entry!  

Deadline for entry is September 27, 2019. For prospectus, you can call 717-264-6883, email [email protected] or download here: prospectus_miniatures_2019.

Important Dates:

  • September 27, 2019 :: Deadline for delivery of entries, entry fees, and entry forms
  • October 17, 2019 :: Notifications are emailed
  • Friday, November 1, 2019 :: Opening Reception at 81 N. Main Street, Chambersburg PA
  • November, 1 – December 18, 2019 :: Exhibition Show Dates
  • January 16, 2020 :: Return of work (local artists may scedule pickup)


  • 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.  

Miniature Art 2018 will be juried and judged by Lisa Sheirer, professor and program manager of computer graphics and photography at Frederick Community College.

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.  

“Miniature Art 2019” carries on a tradition of over 30 years of miniature art exhibitions originated by “A Little Gallery” of Mont Alto, PA.  The Council, in operation since 1987, presents art classes and exhibitions at its location at 81 North Main Street in Chambersburg.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your miniature artwork!



 Call for Entries: Carlisle Arts Learning Center

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) is seeking entries for a juried exhibit to be held in our first floor, main gallery space, the G. B. Stuart Gallery.   Entry is open to members and non-members of CALC.

Juror of Entry/Prizes –  Lauren Nye, Director of Exhibitions, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Call for Entries – On Thin Ice

Delicate, dangerous, beautiful, sharp, fragile, risky

Show us your most creative and timely interpretation of the theme. All media accepted except for audio/visual, film, or performance.  Artists are asked to submit with consideration to venue-appropriateness and the work’s ability to engage an audience of diverse ages and backgrounds.

Deadline for Submission:  October 18, 2019

Exhibit Dates:  Friday, January 10 – February 1, 2020

More info at: www.carlislearts.org/exhibit-opportunities





The Washington County Arts Council
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. (WCAC) and Washington Goes Purple invite local artists working in any medium to submit their art for a September 2019 exhibit, “Purple Haze: Selective Perception.” Entries are due by July 26, 2019.  The juried community art exhibit will run from August 29, 2019 through October 1, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. The exhibit, “Purple Haze: Selective Perceptions”, strives to build awareness in our communities to “stand against substance abuse.”  Artists are encouraged to submit up to three entries:   Call for Artists-Entry Form September 2019_FINAL


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 $75 per year, plus a $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.


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 for showing 2-D work. 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 [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]