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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compendium Juried Exhibition
Deadline: March 3
Compendium, is designed to highlight the thriving artistic community of the Lehigh Valley and region and to showcase the diverse array of multi-disciplinary artists. In addition, the exhibition promotes the Artist Collective program at the Banana Factory Arts Center which offers creative networking, professional development, and career opportunities for visual artists.
This year the exhibition will be juried by Tim Higgins. Higgins is a working artist and freelance writer, arts journalist, editor, reporter, and publisher living and working in the Lehigh Valley for the past 35 years. Higgins, who has interviewed and written about many major artists working on the international, national and regional levels, including Roy Lichtenstein, Jamie Wyeth, Judy Pfaff, Angel Suarez, Roger Dean, Greg Weaver, Mort Kunstler, Adal Maldonado, and a host of others, remains committed to promoting the visual arts in and around the Lehigh Valley.
Awards will be announced during First Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. All awards will be given at the discretion of the Juror.
Prizes are listed below:
First place: $250
Second place: $150
Third place: $50
$50/$45 ArtsQuest Members
The Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists.
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.
Low cost, subsidized studios. Studios vary in size from 200- to 900-sq. ft., with 24/7 access for artists.
Resident artists may teach courses at the Banana Factory, including courses they design and develop themselves.
There are many opportunities to show work in the galleries and public spaces of the Banana Factory, including the Annual Artists’ Show.
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 email@example.com.
If you’re looking to have an exhibition at the Banana Factory arts center, please fill out our application form.
“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!
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 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 classes to our students! Specific classes we’re looking for teachers for are:
- Glass Bead Making (flame working)
- Jewelry Design & Fabrication
- Children’s after-school classes
- Early childhood art education
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!Apply Now