ArtPop 2017

Seven area artists including one high school student will have their work featured on one of Adams billboards for an entire year.

Now open to Berks, upper Bucks, and Montgomery counties as well as Lehigh and Northampton County residents.

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Artwork Submission Specifications

High School Artwork Specifications

Deadline: December 7

A partnership between Adams Outdoor Advertising, ArtsQuest and the region’s arts community, ArtPop is a public art program designed to highlight local artists and the important roles they play in the community by featuring their work on area billboards. Launched in fall 2014, the program features the work of seven area artists including one high school student, on Adams billboards for an entire year.

For ArtPop’s third year, Adams and ArtsQuest are partnering with Kutztown University to bring ArtPop to Berks County, with one Berks County artist guaranteed to have his or her artwork featured prominently on a Berks County billboard for all of 2017. In addition, the ArtPop competition, previously limited to Lehigh and Northampton county residents, will be open to artists in upper Bucks and Montgomery counties for the first time.

The winner of the High School Competition, open to students in Berks, upper Bucks, Lehigh, upper Montgomery and Northampton counties, will also have his or her work featured on an Adams billboard for the entire 2017 year. Plus, the Kutztown University Foundation will present the winner with a partial scholarship to be applied to one of the university’s art programs or majors. The Top 10 student submissions will also be showcased in an exhibition at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem from Jan. 14-March 12, 2017.

All ArtPop 2017 winners, with the exception of the People’s Choice Winner, will be selected by the ArtPop jurying panel in December. From Dec. 8-14, the public will be able to vote online at for its favorite work for the People’s Choice Winner. All winners will then be announced Dec. 20.

Jurors for the 2017 ArtPop competition are:

  • Stacie Brennan Sr. Director of Visual Arts, ArtsQuest
  • Kristen Cook, Graphic Designer, Adams Outdoor Advertising
  • Louise Feder, Assistant Curator, James A. Michener Museum
  • Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, First Lady of Kutztown University
  • Ann Lalik, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Art Galleries Director
  • Anthony Marraccini, Connxions Gallery, Curator and Manager

Artists interested in participating in the ArtPop competition should submit a digital image of their two-dimensional or three-dimensional work online here. All works must be submitted as a 24.333-inch by 6.333-inch jpeg at 300 dpi. Artists must also provide their name, complete address, email address, title and mediums of the original work of art, and a one-paragraph biography.

Competition dates and deadlines are as follows:

  • Oct. 11 – Artist submissions accepted
  • Dec. 7 – Deadline for artists to submit work
  • Dec. 8-14 – Public vote for People’s Choice Winner
  • Dec. 20 – All ArtPop 2017 winners announced

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ArtPop Lehigh Valley 2016 Winners

Edward Vatza, Hellertown, PA
“Michael,” from the Street Stories series (35mm film, scanned)

Gregory Tapler, Bethlehem, PA
Being Human (Photograph)

Kim Hogan, Bethlehem, PA
Cherry Blossom Tree (Mosaic)

Lauren Kuhn, Emmaus, PA
Molly’s Ebb (Acrylic on Canvas)

William Bravo, Sciota, PA
Ideation (Digital Photo Composition)

People’s Choice Winner
Mindy Hahn, Pen Argyl, PA
Peeping Tom (Colored Pencil, Markers and Latex Paint on Paper)

ArtPop Scholastic Winner:
Jeremy Gipson, (from Parkland High School), Orefield, PA
REACH (Charcoal)

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to participate and be recognized for my work. The feedback I have received has been very positive and overwhelming, in the best way possible. The ArtPop experience has to be one of the highlights of my high school years.”

Jeremy Gispon
Senior, Parkland High School
Inaugural ArtPop Scholastic Competition Winner


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