Artist Collective

$50/$45 ArtsQuest Members

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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.


  • Networking events for visual artists and collectors
  • Professional development & art appreciation workshops
  • Teaching artist opportunities for education and outreach programs
  • Artwork commission opportunities
  • Discounts for special Artist Collective classes and workshops
  • Special First Friday events and access to Banana Factory Resident Artists
  • Annual juried Visual Artist Collective exhibition
  • Additional juried exhibitions and competitions including ArtPOP Billboard Competition, InVision PA Photographer’s & College Exhibitions, Musikfest Sculpture Garden and more
  • Listing on Banana Factory website with image, bio and link to personal web page
  • Access to open studio hours
  • Artist mentorship programs for emerging artists
Call for Art! 9th Annual InVision Photo-Based Art Juried Exhibition

October 26, 2019 – January 5, 2020

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Deadline: September 22

ArtsQuest is hosting its 9th annual InVision program in November 2019. InVision is a premier photo-based art program that is designed to foster excitement and dialogue between a diverse group of participants around learning about and making art. This month-long series and complementary year-long programming provides professional development, networking and hands-on workshops for photographers, image-based artists, creative entrepreneurs, makers and DIYers. InVision Festival 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 ninth-annual open juried exhibition. This exhibition is a regional* photo-based juried competition that includes works outside of photography and traditional photographers such as creatives, makers, artists and designers in multiple creative disciplines that use the photographic process in a significant way.

The Juror for the 9th Annual InVision Photo-Based Art will be announced in the coming weeks.

* regional area includes PA,NJ,NY,DE,MD,OH, and DC

Awards: (cash prizes to winners)

Best in Show Photo-Based Art = $750
Best in Show Photography= $750
2nd place = $500
3rd place = $250

Award winners will be announced during the InVision First Friday on November 1 from 6-9 p.m.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee is $35 for up to 3 submissions. Artist Collective price is $25 for up to 3 submissions. Deadline to apply is September 22, artist will be notified by September 30. Application and full prospectus will be available in the coming weeks.

What do you treasure? A Class on Collecting

with Curlee Raven Holton

Saturday, October 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $27.50 | $25 ArtsQuest Member

This panel brings together individuals that have artistic, curatorial, cultural and historical expertise. The members of the panel offer a rare opportunity to explore issues of care and collecting of art objects as well as precious family treasures.

Panelists will discuss the following topics.

I. The importance of collecting
II. How to care for what you collect
III. How to document and archive what you collect
IIII. Determining the value and importance of what you collect
IV. How to get started collecting

Curlee Raven Holton, Raven Fine Art Editions and Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center
Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander, Independent Historian and Private Art Consultant
William C. Robinson, Collector
Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director of the David C. Driskell Center

Past Events

1/14 – 3/5/17 – Compendium: Juried Exhibition
3/8/17 – How to Photograph Your Artwork with Dan’s Camera City
3/22/17 – Photographers of the Lehigh Valley presentation with Chris Karfakis
3/28/17 – Photoshop for Artists Workshop with Matthew Twombly
4/4/17 – GOLDEN Paint Lecture and Demo with Roy Kinzer
11/6/17 – Coffee and Cameras Event and DIY Pinhole Camera Workshop
7/27/17 – Grant Writing for Artists Workshop with artist Erika Stearly
9/26/17 – Photoshop for Artists: Resizing Images
10/16/17 – Fab Lab Open House & Design Thinking Seminar
10/24/17 – The Evolution of Photography into Fine Art
11/3/17 – Peer-to-Peer Feedback Exchange
11/4/17 – InVision Portfolio Reviews
11/7/17 – How to Attract Gallery Representation
1/24/18 – Business Bootcamp for Creatives
2/6/18 – Photoshop for Artists
2/21/18 – Insurance and the Creative Industries
2/27/18 – Open Critique
3/6/18 – How to Photograph Your 2D & 3D Artwork
3/21/18 – Creators and Taxes
3/27/18 – Open Critique
4/7/18 – Winsor Newton Paint Demonstration
4/14/18 – Open Critique
4/14/18 – Fox & Finch Photography Studio Visit
4/18/18 – Legal Boot Camp for Creators – The Nonprofit Version
4/22/18 – Coffee & Cameras: #instameet and Photo Walk
5/16/18 – Copyright & Social Media for Creators
5/22/18 – Open Critique
6/7/18 – How to Attract Gallery Representation
6/27/18 – Contract Law for Creatives
10/11/18 – Make Lehigh Valley Tour
11/11/18 – Winsor Newton Paint Demonstration