U.S. National Deadline: December 3, 2018 – Social
justice includes a variety of topics focused on inequality, including:
gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status;
poverty; racial profiling; the criminal justice system; immigration;
access to education and healthcare, child welfare, and more. Art can
inspire, educate, spark discussion, transform lives, and engender
change, so it is no surprise that social justice issues are frequently
the subject matter and concern of artists.
On display August 27, 2019 -October 20,2019.
ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA
The exhibition is open to artists living in the U.S. and working in any
and all media. Entries must represent original works of art or design,
and should have a clear connection to the theme. The exhibition will
include a range of traditional and non-traditional genre and media,
including: video, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and
JUROR: Susan Crile
Susan Crile is a painter and printmaker whose work has been featured in
more than 50 solo exhibitions internationally, and whose work is in the
collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Hirshhorn Museum, among
others. She has taught at Princeton University and Sarah Lawrence
College, and currently is a professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she
has been on faculty since 1982. Crile lives and works in New York City.
As a grand prize, at least one person will be selected to receive a
future, solo exhibition at the gallery. Additional cash and cash
equivalent awards will be based on the overall number of entries. Awards
will be announced at the reception on Sunday, September 1, 2019, 2-4
p.m. You do not need to be present to win an award.
- All 2D-3D work should weigh no more than 50 lbs. We recommend 2D works not exceed 96 inches in height/width.
- Video must be in digital format that is compatible for play on a DVD/Blueray or Roku or projected on the wall itself.
- Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition and installation/de-installation periods.
- All work accepted into the exhibition must arrive ready to install.
- Work that is accepted but arrives after the intake dates, that is
not ready to install, or that differs significantly from the entry
images may be excluded from the exhibit at the discretion of the
gallery. The expense for the return of such work will be borne by the
- All 2D art should be wired securely. If the artist requests
alternative hanging methods, detailed instructions and hardware must be
- 3D work that requires a display device must include the device when
shipping the artwork. The weight/dimension restrictions must include the
device. Any device deemed unsecure or unsafe may result in the artwork
being excluded from the exhibit.
Artists may submit up to three (3) works for consideration. The cost per entry is $10.
SHIPPING / DELIVERY
- Once you have been notified of acceptance, artists may either hand deliver work or ship it.
- For hand delivery, artists must make an appointment to drop off work. Intake dates will be: August 5 – August 9, 2019.
- All artwork that is initially dropped off, must be picked up on October 21 – October 26, 2019.
- Shipping materials will be kept and reused for return.
- Work will be initially shipped at the expense of the artist. We
recommend FedEx Ground or UPS. We also recommend insuring work during
shipping through the carrier. Return shipping will be at the expense of
the Gallery (within reasonable expense) and will be by FedEx Ground or
Works will be insured while on Gallery premises. Insurance covers theft,
vandalism, or damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance
with insurance policy). Insurance does not cover damage caused during
shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure
of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage
caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems
installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the
nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.
The Freedman Gallery reserves the right to use any and all images of
artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. By
uploading images, artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital
files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity,
and archival purposes. Not all accepted artwork may be selected for
reproduction. Please remember that artwork images need to be at least
All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for
sale during the exhibition. A pricelist will be available at the desk
during the run of the exhibition. The Freedman Gallery will retain a
commission of 25% on all artwork sold during the exhibition. This fee
will cover any credit card transaction fees and shipping/handling
expenses. The Gallery accepts cash, check or debit/credit card (Visa or
MasterCard). All payments to artists will be processed within 30 days of
the closing of the exhibition.
Established in 1976, the Freedman Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the
best contemporary American art. Named after co-founder Doris Chanin
Freedman (1928–1981), a trustee and alumna of Albright College, the
Freedman Gallery is housed in the College’s Center for the Arts. Each
year, the gallery hosts approximately eight to ten exhibits and welcomes
more than 3,500 visitors.
13th & Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612
Albright College is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts
college located in Reading, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles west of
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