Calls for artists at Central PA galleries

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We don’t get to dive too deep into the world of visual art; our focus typically stays within the worlds of craft beer (and cider!), dining, live music and entertainment. But that doesn’t mean we don’t notice it – and wish we could report on it more often. There was that time an original Picasso came through York’s HIVE artspace in November. We were smitten by the music-and-photography RiverSound Project at The Arch in Lancaster. We are regularly covering the bands that play at The MakeSpace in Harrisburg and the Fulton Street Co-Op in Lancaster.

Well today, we have a regular ol’ art post for the artists in the region. Specifically, those artists who are looking for a new gallery wall space to occupy, or even an artistic prompt for a new project, should take note. With the summer arts season in swing, a handful of the region’s galleries have recently posted open calls for submissions in a wide array of themes and media. Here they are, listed in chronological order of deadline for your convenience:


Sunshine Art+Design (Lancaster)

Entries due: June 14
Show opens: July 3
Description: Submit up to three works on the general theme of AMERICA (you know, that country we all live in?). Think outside the box on this one – the theme is open for interpretation.
How to submit: Register online here


The MakeSpace (Harrisburg)

Title: ROOTS
Entries due: June 17
Show opens: July 19
Description: The MakeSpace goes underground for June’s Third in the Burg exhibition. All artists and all media are welcome – just stick to the subterranean theme.
How to submit: Drop off at The MakeSpace (1916 Third St., Harrisburg) between 4-8pm on June 17.


The Parliament (York)

Title: Guess We’re Already There
Entries due: June 22
Show opens: July 1
Description: With the 4th of July looming, The Parliament invites you to submit work that represents “America” to you – from the varied subcultures that coexist in our society to things like freedom of speech and everything in between. All artists and media are encouraged to submit.
How to submit: Email submissions and an artist statement. Details here.


HIVE artspace (York)

Title: Found·Collected·Assembled
Entries due: June 25
Show opens: July 3
Description: HIVE artspace in York is in the hunt for artworks with elements of collage, assemblage, mixed-media, re-purposed and found objects. You can submit up to three pieces.
How to submit: Email images of submissions. Details here.



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Mike McMonagle is a late-to-bed guy who tries daily to be an early riser. He drinks coffee, beer, whiskey and water regularly. He moonlights as a singer/songwriter by the name of Mike McMonagle. He makes photos sometimes, usually of his cat, or of puddles. Mike is the former digital editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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