5th Annual Olympus InVision Pennsylvania Photographers Juried Exhibition

October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017

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ArtsQuest is hosting its 7th annual Olympus InVision Photography Festival on Nov. 4-6, 2016. InVision celebrates traditional and contemporary photography, and cultivates the next generation of artists. During the festival photographers from all over the tri-state area and beyond come together to enjoy a weekend of workshops, lectures, exhibition openings, and more.

This year, InVision will be hosting its fifth open juried exhibition for all photographers residing in Pennsylvania. This exhibition in our Crayola Gallery is a special juried exhibition created to highlight the many talented photographers living and working in PA. This exhibition looks to highlight work from all types of photographers at different stages in their careers as well as many various types of photography itself.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by William Earl Williams, Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities at Haverford College, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College. Williams received his BA in History at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and his MFA in Fine Arts at Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT. He has also received numerous faculty research grants from Haverford College, where he has been a professor of Fine Arts since 1978 and Curator of Photography since 1981. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art Washington among others. He has been honored with a grant from the Ford Foundation and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts.

Awards: (cash prizes to the first three winners)

1st place = $1,500; 2nd place = $1,000; 3rd place = $500

One work from this exhibition may be purchased for $500 by the Michener Museum (see letter F in agreement on page 2.). ArtsQuest does not take any commission on this purchase and payment/shipment must be handled directly by photographer and the museum/gallery. Award winners will be announced during the InVision Photo Party on Saturday, November 5th at 7pm.

  1. Each photographer can submit up to 3 images (high resolution preferred, JPEG required) along with a brief CV, bio, and statement/narrative in Formstack for jurying.
  2. Entry fee is $35 for up to 3 submissions. You will be redirected to a payment screen following the completion of the form below.
  3. Photographer must send check, CD, and signed agreement with entry forms (page 2-3 of this document) to:
  4. If completing hardcopy paperwork, please make check or money orders to ArtsQuest and send signed agreement with entry forms (page 2-3 of this document) to:

    Attn: Hillary Harper
    Banana Factory Arts Center
    25 W. 3rd St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018

Requirements for all accepted work:
  1. All submitted work must be ready to hang with wire.
  2. All work must also be labeled on back with name and title.
  3. Shipped work must include return shipping.
  4. Entries must be no larger than 48 inches by 48 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame or photo (if no frame is used).
  5. All submissions must be claimed by 2/1/2017. ArtsQuest is not responsible for storing or retaining any artwork past this date.

The final decision regarding the suitability of all artwork included in the exhibition will be made at the time of the installation. Juror has the right to refuse any artwork at the time of installation.

October 2 Deadline for submission
October 10 Notification of acceptance or un-acceptance will be made by e-mail
Oct 21-23 Drop off/Shipment Arrival of accepted work between the hours of 9am-5pm
Oct 24-28 Installation
Oct. 29 Exhibition opens
Nov 4 Opening reception from 6-9pm during first night of the Olympus InVision Photo Festival
Nov 5 Awards announced during InVision Photo Party at 7pm
Dec.4 Additional First Friday reception from 6-9pm at the Banana Factory
Jan 8 Exhibition closes
Jan 11-15 Pick up work from 9am-9pm