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4th Annual Juried Show: Home – Submissions

Bethlehem House Gallery is excited to announce that we are now welcoming submissions for our 4th Annual Juried Show: Home. We invite submissions from emerging and established artists of all ages residing in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. As the theme suggests, we are looking for artists to submit works that represent “Home” as they interpret it.

Why should I enter the 4th Annual Juried Show?

blick art materialsAlong with a chance to be featured in a 2020 Bethlehem House Gallery show, we’re also offering amazing cash prizes! See the full list of prizes below:

  1. First place: $500 cash prize and a spot as a featured artist in an upcoming show
  2. Second place: $250 cash prize and $100 Blick gift certificate
  3. Third place: $100 cash prize and $100 Blick gift certificate
  4. Director’s Award: $100 Blick gift certificate

Thanks to Blick Art Materials for partnering with us to help provide a prize for the Director’s Award winner.

The Juror, Berrisford Boothe*, will select winning artists on January 24th, 2020 after reviewing submitted entries.  All awards will be given at the discretion of the Juror.

Am I eligible for the Juried Show?

Please review all requirements in this prospectus before entering the art contest. Any artist residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York may enter. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously exhibited in Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery. All work must be available for purchase.

What are the limitations for entering the Juried Show?

The competition is open for the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Collage, Sculpture and Mixed Media. No time-based media, or graphic art will be accepted. 2D must not exceed 48″ in any direction and be framed or gallery-wrapped and ready to hang. 3D artwork may be no more than 6′ tall, no more than 36″ wide/ deep, and must be under 75lbs. No entry that requires the artist to be present for moving or assembly will be accepted.

What important dates should I be aware of for the Juried Show?

Below is a list of important dates you should be aware of during the Juried Show process.

  • Submission deadline: January 1st at 11:59 pm
  • Notification of Jurying Results: January 3rd, 2020
  • Receiving Accepted Work: January 3rd –January 10th, 2020
  • Final Review and Award Selection by Juror: January 24th, 2020
  • Opening Reception: January 31st, 2020, from 6 pm—9 pm
  • 4th Annual Juried Show Exhibition: January 31st – April 4th, 2020
  • Closing Reception: April 4th, 2020, from 6 pm—9 pm
  • Claiming of Accepted Work: April 4th – April 5th, 2020

How do I enter the Juried Show?

Submitting your art to the 4th Annual Juried Show is easy! After you review all requirements in the prospectus, submit the necessary information via this form. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 to submit up to 3 pieces of art, with a $10 fee for additional submissions. The submission deadline is January 1st at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

*About the Juror, Berrisford Boothe

Juror Berrisford Boothe

Berrisford Boothe is a Full Professor of Art at Lehigh University where he has taught beginning through advanced studio practice in drawing, painting and design. Boothe, is a multiple-media artist who has been a visible and well established presence in the Eastern U.S. art scene for over 30 years. He has carefully crafted a career as painter, digital artist, printmaker, photographer, installation artist, lecturer & curator.
Boothe was a member artist at the June Kelly Gallery NYC, and The Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia. He spent five years among the collective of professional studio artists at The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. Boothe has produced thirteen solo exhibitions and has been part of 70 group exhibitions internationally. He has served on the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and his work is part of public and private collections nationwide, in England and in South America.

Berrisford’s career has been presented in the Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion and Halima Taha’s book Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas. He was one of 100 artists nationwide featured in Robert Wuthnow’s book ‘Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist.’ An early experimenter in digital art, Berrisford’s digital print collages which he refers to as ‘Virtual Lithographs’ were exhibited in African-American printmakers: The Legacy Continues at The Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts in Newark, NJ. He’s had printmaking Residencies at the Pondside Press, The Brandywine Print Workshop and with Curlee Holton at the Experimental Print Institute. His paintings were part of the seminal exhibition: In Search of the Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art @ The Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA and the Inaugural Biennial at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The Allentown Art Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, The William Benton Museum of Art, The New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA and The State Museum of PA.

Berrisford has been a professor at Lehigh faculty for over 27 years. Professor Boothe has also taught freshman seminars in American and British Contemporary Art and was one of the founding faculty for Lehigh’s Africana Studies Program. He developed and taught courses on African-American art and aesthetics from pre-colonial Africa to Contemporary America.

Boothe carries on his studio practice at his studio in Easton, PA. He produced new work for a 2018 two-person exhibition at Brick and Mortar Gallery with Philadelphia painter, Ben Long. In 2019, Boothe’s work was featured in ‘An Essential Presence’ at the Allentown Art Museum and is currently part of the major Regional exhibition, Afrocosmologies: American Reflections at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

As curator for the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, Boothe has directed the acquisition and conservation of nearly 400 works of African American art and partnered with museums and galleries to present eight exhibitions from the collection in just over six years.


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