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 – 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:

Deadline to apply is February 23rd.

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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:

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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:

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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