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Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.


2024-2025 Solo Series Review

Main Galleries and Community Arts Gallery


Our Solo Series offers artists the opportunity to show a body of work in an individual gallery. Over the course of the year 9-12 artists will present an exhibition of their own design in one of Alverthorpe Manor’s historic rooms.

Work By: 2023-24 Solo Series Artist Summer Yates

Artists will be selected for a solo exhibition in either our Fall (September-October), Winter (January – February), or Spring (April – May) exhibition season. Each year AAC’s exhibition program features national and regional artists in our gallery spaces, as well as related programs such as lectures, public forums, and workshops designed to involve audiences in the experience.

Applicants will also be considered for an exhibition in our Community Art Gallery, which highlights artists whose work aims to create conversation and engagement around local cultural and historical concerns. View our Exhibition Archives to see past exhibitions and artists selected at AAC.




Application Deadline
June 1st 2024

Notification Date
June 27th 2024

Fall 2024 Exhibition Schedule
September – October 2024

Winter 2025 Exhibition Schedule
January – February 2025

Spring 2025 Exhibition Schedule
April – May 2024

The application fee is $40 for Non-Members and $10 for Abington Art Center Members. This non-refundable fee covers the cost of the exhibition, which includes materials, labor, advertisement and reception costs.

Please make sure you are using the correct application before submitting. If you are unsure of your membership status, you can call (215)887-4882 or email

2024 Summer Juried Show

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?


Application Deadline
May 15th 2024

Notification Date
May 31st 2024

Exhibition Duration
June 21 – July 29, 2024

Opening Reception
June 21st, 6 – 8pm


The application fee is $30 for Non-Members and a waived fee for Abington Art Center  Members. This non-refundable fee covers the cost of the exhibition, which includes materials, labor, advertisement and reception costs.

Please make sure you are using the correct application before submitting. If you are unsure of your membership status, you can call (215)887-4882 or email

Learn more about our jurors for this show!

Summer Yates


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


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit to an open call at Abington Art Center?

Submissions to all Abington Art Center open call opportunities and juried exhibitions must be submitted using the appropriate online submission form. Open calls have two submission forms, one for Non-Members which requires a full submission fee ( $30 – $40) and one for Abington Art Center Members which includes a reduced fee ($0 – $10).

Which form do I use?

If you are a current Abington Art Center MEMBER you may use the Members Only Form. All other applicants must use the Non-Member Form. If you would like to become a Member and receive the reduced rate on Open Calls, Please visit our MEMBERSHIP Page.

I accidentally submitted a Membership Form and I’m not a Member. What do I do?

All forms submitted using the Members Only form will be checked for membership status and only be reviewed if the artist has an active Membership with Abington Art Center. Please call 215-887-4882 during our hours of operation to make a submission payment over the phone. Alternatively, you may become a MEMBER on our Membership Page.

I would like to submit multiple angles for a sculpture. How can I do that?

Each submission form allows one image file per piece to prevent exceeding data limitations. If you would like to show multiple views of a piece, you may submit an image with multiple views stitched together with a app or website similar to PicCollage.

Can I submit in-person or send a printed form?

No, printed or in-person submissions are not accepted. The jurors review the work digitally and cannot attend an in-person review. All entries must be submitted online using the appropriate form.

I was in the middle of a submission and lost it. What should I do?

Abington Art Center has no method of retrieving lost submission forms or saving submission forms and is not responsible for lost forms that have not yet been submitted. Please make sure to have all pictures and artwork information ready when submitting, as there is no save feature and forms should be completed all at once. Please make sure to have a reliable internet connection when submitting.

Does AAC accept all forms of art?

For both the Annual Juried Show and the Summer Juried Show, the work is selected online entirely by the call’s juror(s). Solo Series artists are selected by AAC Staff collectively. All participants whether selected or not will be sent a notification when the review is complete. The notification will go to the artist’s provided email.

What is the installation process for AAC’s exhibitions?

For both the Annual Juried Show and the Summer Juried Show, the exhibition is curated by the juror and hung by AAC Staff members. Solo Series artists are responsible for installation and deinstallation of their exhibition. Please take this into account before submitting.