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Artist Opportunities

Our opportunities for visual artists will be expanding as we open new facilities and launch new festivals. Below you’ll find all of the applications you’ll need to get us involved with your art! We’ll be adding more applications and opportunities as we hammer out details for our many new and exciting events. Good times!

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us a note at info@artsquest.org.

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The Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists.

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Call for Art: 2017 InVision Photo-Based Art Juried Exhibition

October 28, 2017 – January 8, 2018

ArtsQuest is hosting its 7th annual InVision Festival on Nov. 3-5, 2017. The InVision Festival is a premier photo-based art festival that is designed to foster excitement and dialogue between a diverse group of participants around learning about and making art. The 3-day festival and complementary year-long programming provides professional development, networking and hands-on workshops for photographers, image-based artists, creative entrepreneurs, makers and DIYers. InVision leverages the unique attractions, history and landscape of the surrounding region and celebrates its diverse artistic and cultural community.

This year, InVision will be hosting its seventh open juried exhibition, which has expanded from a Pennsylvania based Photography exhibition to a regional* photo-based juried competition. This exhibition looks to highlight work from all types of artists at different stages in their careers as well as many various types of photo-based art.

The juror for the 7th Annual InVision Photo-Based Art Exhibition will be announced in the coming months
* regional area includes PA,NJ,NY,DE,MD,OH, and DC

Awards: (cash prizes to the first three winners)

1st place = $750; 2nd place = $500; 3rd place = $250
Best in Show Photography= $750

Additionally, representatives from Lehigh University Art Galleries, Michener Museums, and other local institutions may acquisition work for $500 (see letter F in agreement, artists may opt out of participating in this) ArtsQuest does not take any commission on this purchase and payment/shipment must be handled directly by artist and the museum/gallery.

Award winners will be announced during the InVision First Friday on November 3 from 6PM-9PM.

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Call for Art: InVision College Photography Contest

October 21, 2017 – December 10, 2017

The Olympus InVision Festival is a premier photo-based art festival that is designed to foster excitement and dialogue between a diverse group of participants around learning about and making art. The 3-day festival and complementary year-long programming provides professional development, networking and hands-on workshops for photographers, image-based artists, creative entrepreneurs, makers and DIYers. InVision leverages the unique attractions, history and landscape of the surrounding region and celebrates its diverse artistic and cultural community.

An integral part of the festival again this year is the annual College Photography Competition Exhibition. This exhibition in our Hallway to the Arts is a special juried exhibition highlighting the artistic talents of students currently enrolled in college. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students to exhibit their works in a professional setting with thousands of visitors seeing the works during the duration of the show.

The juror for the 7th Annual Olympus InVision College Photography Contest will be announced in the coming months. The juror will also select 3 photographs that will receive prizes and will also indicate any special honorable mentions. The final decision regarding the suitability of all artwork included in the exhibition will be made by the curator at the time of the installation.

Awards: (Cash prizes awarded to the winners)

1st place = $250; 2nd place = $150; 3rd place = $75

Award winners will be announced during the InVision First Friday on November 3, from 6PM-9PM at the Banana Factory Arts Center.

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Become a Banana Factory Artist!

ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory jury selected resident artist program offers low-cost working studios to area artists. ArtsQuest is seeking artists who are committed to their work, and to being a part of a community that believes in and promotes art. Interested individuals should submit an application including a statement of intent, current, artist resume and at least 10-20 images of work. If selected for interview, artists will be asked to provide a minimum of 5 pieces of original work for review. Artists selected for the resident artists’ program are regularly reviewed to maintain the highest level of work and dedication to the art community.

Studios

Low cost, subsidized studios. Studios vary in size from 200- to 900-sq. ft., with 24/7 access for artists.

Teaching Opportunities

Resident artists may teach courses at the Banana Factory, including courses they design and develop themselves.

Exhibition Opportunities

There are many opportunities to show work in the galleries and public spaces of the Banana Factory, including the Annual Artists’ Show.

Working Facilities

Resident artists have access to all of the creative facilities at the Banana Factory, including a dark room, hot glass shop, ceramics studio, digital photo lab and more.

For more information, please contact:

The Visual Arts and Education Coordinator @ 610-332-1300 or visualarts@artsquest.org.

Exhibitions

If you’re looking to have an exhibition at the Banana Factory arts center, please fill out our application form.

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Studio Applications

“How do I get a studio” is one our most frequently asked questions. Well, it’s an incredibly competitive process, because studio space is limited. We keep an active waiting list, so if you’d like to be considered for a studio click the link below and fill out the form.

Emerging artists who have a strong community mindset are strongly encouraged to apply!

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Teaching at the Banana Factory

Interested in Teaching Art?

The Banana Factory is a community arts and education center focused on providing the community with artistic and cultural experiences. We offer a wide variety of visual arts classes for all skill levels and ages.

We are reaching out to our community in search of new teachers who can bring new and exciting Glassblowing, Ceramics, Photography, Jewelry, and Children’s classes to our students!

If you are interested in teaching art classes at The Banana Factory in any type of media, please fill out the form below.

*You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your form has been received.

The form may take a few minutes to submit, because of all the attachments that have to get uploaded.

Please be patient and stay on this page (and don’t refresh). You’ll know when it submits, cause you’ll be redirected to another page!

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