Summer Juried Show: Imagination and Play

Abington Art Center

Entry Deadline: May. 5

515 Meeting House Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
PHONE 215-887-4882

We are excited to present a call for submissions for the 2024 Summer Juried Show: Imagination and Play!

The theme for this summer’s juried exhibition asks artists to look at life through a playful lens. Art can be the source of people’s joy and entertainment, evoking positive energy and a sense of wonder in those that create and consume it. This exhibition aims to create a fun space for people to let their imagination run loose. Artists using bold color and creating work that explores the energy of playfulness are encouraged to apply.

How can artmaking evoke joy?
What does playfulness mean to you?
Who/what is a source of positivity for you?

Please submit up to 3 works by May 5th and our panel of jurors will review your submissions and let you know which pieces we will be showing by May 17th.

Submissions should be high resolution photos (72ppi) including the title of the work, year of creation, dimensions, media, and name of the artist. Please include a statement that addresses at least one of the prompted questions above.

Learn more about our jurors for this show!

Summer Yates is a mixed media artist living and working in Bucks County, PA. Her current body of work consists of soft sculpture and wall hangings made from donated and repurposed textiles, plastics, and foam. Yates received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and her MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Play and wonder are vital to her creative process, and is something she highly values within her own work and the work of others.

Joy London is a mixed media artist and founder of Project Joy, an art studio based in Philadelphia that hosts workshops designed to help individuals of all levels unlock their creative potential through fun and whimsical instruction. London’s mission as a creative is to provide others with a chance to experience the awe and wonder she feels when she creates, especially to those that don’t believe they are capable of being creative. She received her BFA with distinction from the University of South Florida and her MFA from the University of Michigan.

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