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A Call for Juried Art: Mixed Media

3rd annual juried show mixed media


Bethlehem House Gallery is excited to announce that we are now welcoming submissions for our 3rd Annual Juried Show: Mixed Media. We seek to highlight mixed media techniques in contemporary art from emerging and established artists in the surrounding region.

Why should I enter the Juried Show?

blick art materialsOne word: Prizes! Not only can you win the opportunity to show your work in the gallery in 2019, you’ll also be in the running for a cash prize. See the full list of prizes below.

  1. First place: $500 cash prize plus a chance to exhibit in a Bethlehem House Gallery 2019 show
  2. Second place: $250 cash prize
  3. Third place: $100 cash prize
  4. Director’s Award: $100 gift card to Blick Art Materials

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

The Juror, Diane LaBelle*, will select winning artists on February 4th, 2019 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.

What are the limitations for entering the Juried Show?

The competition is open for all forms of mixed media. Pieces must be under 4 feet in any direction and framed or gallery-wrapped and ready to hang. No entry that requires the artist to be present for moving or assembly will be accepted. All work must be available for purchase.

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: December 30th, 2018
  • Notification of Jurying Results: January 10th, 2019
  • Receiving Accepted Work: January 13th –January 25th, 2019
  • Final Review and Award Selection by Juror: February 4th, 2019
  • Opening Reception: February 8th, 2019 from 6pm—9pm
  • 3rd Annual Juried Show Exhibition: February 8th – March 30th, 2019
  • Closing Reception: March 30th, 2019 from 6pm—9pm
  • Claiming of Accepted Work: March 31st – April 1st, 2019

How do I enter the Juried Show?

Submitting your art to the 3rd 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 was December 30th, 2018, and submissions are now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

*About the Juror, Diane LaBelle

Diane LaBelle became the Executive Director & CEO of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) in June 2010. She brought with her twenty years of experience as one of the premier arts and education administrators in the country. Upon arrival at Charter Arts, which had been operating out of a restored factory building for seven years, LaBelle began working with the Board of Directors to plan the development of a brand-new facility that would meet the needs of one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.

Prior to her current position at Charter Arts, in 2003, LaBelle was hired as a consultant to design and oversee the renovation and construction of the  145,000 sq. ft. former Willson Goggle Factory into the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, located in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her background as an architect led LaBelle to spearhead the facility’s $15 million renovation, which was honored with a Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award. LaBelle was named Executive Director in 2005. Over the seven years of her involvement, the GoggleWorks project became a national model for community revitalization.

From 1998 to 2003, LaBelle was the Director of the Banana Factory, a dynamic cultural arts and education center located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she was the CEO of the non-profit organization, FreeHand, also located in Bethlehem, which worked with children in the community, university students and design professionals to take a hands-on approach to neighborhood revitalization. Her career in arts education began while working as an architect in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following graduation from the Master of Architecture program at Carnegie Mellon University. Her award-winning ArchiKids curriculum involved inner city public school children in projects that revitalized their neighborhoods and sparked her understanding of how differently students learn.


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