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 email@example.com.
CALL FOR ART – Compendium: Chroma
Color Through the Decade
Banana Factory Juried Exhibition
March 21- May 3
Artists living within a 50-mile radius of the Lehigh Valley are invited to submit artwork for consideration to the fourth-annual juried exhibition, Compendium: Chroma. This year’s exhibition asks artist to submit works inspired by and featuring a pantone’s Color of the Year from the year 2010-2020. A full list is provided to artists below. Work must feature one of the Pantone’s color of the year. While the entire piece does not need to be in the selected color alone, it should be featured prominently in the work.
Compendium: Chroma, 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.
The Juror for Compendium: Chroma will be announced in the coming weeks.
A full prospectus and submission form is available here: https://fest.formstack.com/forms/2020_compendium_chroma
Deadline to apply is February 23rd.
Call for Art!
Encore: Small Works Exhibition & Sale
April 3-May 31
Artists are invited to submit artwork for consideration to Encore, an open call exhibition that celebrates the connection between art & music. Each piece of art must be created on a CD or Vinyl record.
Submission to this is FREE. All works will be sold for $45 each, and sales benefits scholarship funds for visual arts classes at the Banana Factory Arts Center.
Deadline to submit is March 13th. A full prospectus and submission form is available here: https://fest.formstack.com/forms/encore_exhibition
Open Call for Art
Wanderlust: The Art of Travel
August 1-September 13
ArtsQuest is seeking art from artists and members of the community focusing on the theme of travel. For centuries, artists have made artwork that responds to places they have traveled, whether they are creating detailed representations of specific places or using the landscape and atmosphere as inspiration for their work. Even in the age of social media and our ability to connect to locations around world through modern technology, artists continue to create and share work inspired by places they visit, connecting different stories and experiences with each new piece of art.
This exhibition will also feature additional collaborative works from our summer students ages 4-18.
Deadline to apply is June 28th. Full prospectus is available here: https://fest.formstack.com/forms/art_of_travel_open_call
ArtsQuest Call for Public Art
Thank you for your interest in working with ArtsQuest public art programs. If you would like to submit proposals and/or be included in upcoming opportunities for public art, please fill out the form below. Locations will vary from Banana Factory and SteeStacks to locations around the Southside and surrounding areas. Temporary installations and works will be considered for festivals and events. We are currently looking for applications for interactive art installations located in Familienplatz during Musikfest 2019. Please see the submission form for more details.
Call for Art! Artist Garages at 520 Hamilton
A dynamic mix of working artists will soon be among the tenants calling the 520 Lofts in downtown Allentown home as City Center Investment Corp. and ArtsQuest partner on three new “Artist Garages at 520 Hamilton” to support the region’s growing arts community.
Located on the ground level at 520 Hamilton St., the Artist Garages are designed to add to the attractions and amenities of the 520 Lofts residential building, as well as provide affordable studio space for the Lehigh Valley’s working artists. Each space features a glass and aluminum garage door fronting Maple Street, providing a unique opportunity for the community to watch these talented individuals at work.
The studios include both natural and LED lighting, utility sinks and high ceilings with exposed beams and minimalist décor. As with the resident artist studios at the Banana Factory, ArtsQuest and City Center Investment Corp. will offer the garages for lease at below-market rates in an effort to support local artists and encourage creative individuals to join the fabric of downtown Allentown’s blossoming arts community.
The Artist Garage sizes are:
Studio 1 – 370-square feet
16-feet wide x 24-feet deep
16-feet, 5-inches wide x 24-feet deep Studio 3 – 435-square feet
14-feet, 9-inches wide by 30-feet, 9-inches deep
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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