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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.

CURRENT OPEN CALLS

SOLO SERIES REVIEW 2022/23

Main Galleries & 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.

Artists will be selected for a solo exhibition in either our Fall (September – November), Winter (February – April), or Spring (April – June) 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 Arts 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.

RELEVANT DATES

Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 1 Midnight

Notification Date
Late June

Fall 2022 Exhibition Schedule
September – November 2022

Winter 2023 Exhibition Schedule
February – April 2023

Spring 2023 Exhibition Schedule
April – June 2023

SUBMISSIONS FEES

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 studioschool@abingtonartcenter.org.

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.

What is the selection process for AAC’s exhibitions?

For both the Annual Juried Show and the Summer Juried Show the work is selected online entirely by the call’s juror. 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.

What is the selection process for AAC’s exhibitions?

Yes. Unless otherwise noted, all open calls with Abington Art Center accepts all mediums. However, prizes will only be potentially given to works that meet the each prizes’ criteria. All awards with a cash prize were funded by donors that have chosen the prizes’ criteria. If you would like to fund a prize in your name or as a gift or donation, please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org.