Call for Artists: America, The World (Jenkintown, PA)

Call for Artists: America, The World (Jenkintown, PA)

This Deadline Expired: Monday, May 7, 2018

Juried Exhibition:

The U.S., more than any other nation, is a melting pot of different cultures. Our modern America was born out of diverse immigration, and has continued to be a destination and safe haven for many in countries all across the globe to settle themselves and their families. There’s a feeling of belonging to one’s own tribe–ethnic, religious, or otherwise–as well as being a part of the overall fabric of America, stitched together by core beliefs of freedom, opportunity, and equality. This diversity of ideas and cultures has been what makes this country extraordinary, inspiring, different, and beautiful, even as we struggle with the division and conflict they have wrought.
Abington Art Center invites artists to submit their photography that responds to or incorporates this theme. This exhibition will run this summer concurrently to our annual World Music Concert Series as well as a planned Weaving Public Threads community talk focused around the topic of immigration.

Juror: Ron Tarver

Ron Tarver received a BA in Journalism and Graphic Arts from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and an MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Swarthmore College. Before joining the faculty at Swarthmore he had been a staff photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 32 years where he shares a 2012 Pulitzer Prize. While at the Inquirer he was nominated for three additional Pulitzers and honored with awards from World Press Photos and the Sigma Delta Chi Award of the Society of Professional Journalists among others. He is co-author of the book We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, published by Harper Collins.

Tarver is recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He has received funding and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Independence Foundation. His fine art work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many museums, corporate and private collections including the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

SUBMISSION FEE: $30 for up to 2 works (Members FREE)

SUBMISSIONS: Images are submitted digitally, along with specifications of physical work. (Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions, Price) Selected artists are responsible for printing and framing their work, and dropping off at or mailing to (with return label) the Art Center for hanging.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 7, 2018

For more information and to apply: https://abingtonartcenter.org/calls-for-artists/

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I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism of life. My “Take Any Road Series” encourages the viewer to have the confidence to experience life no matter how difficult or confusing, beautiful, or powerful. All of this exists with an underlying structure of assumptions.
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Fran Lightman Gibson
Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism…

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Sutton Hays
Sutton Hays

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Patrick Coughlin
Patrick Coughlin

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Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the domestic spaces that house it. Patrick’s studio practice currently resides in Philadelphia…

Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the domestic spaces that house it. Patrick’s studio practice currently resides in Philadelphia Pennsylvania…

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Jacqueline Unanue

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing,…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.…

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