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SOLO SERIES REVIEW 2019-20
Gallery Exhibitions | Fall 2019-Summer 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

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 (January – March), 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.

Image: Maria Albornoz, Solo Series Spring 2017

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.

 

All applicants will be notified by mid-July.

The non-refundable submission fee is used to cover the cost of the exhibition itself, which includes gallery maintenance and material costs, labor and installation costs, as well as advertisement and reception costs. Please make sure you are using the correct application before submitting. If you are not sure whether or not you are a current member of AAC, you can call us at (215) 887-4882 or email studioschool@abingtonartcenter.org.


SUMMER JURIED SHOW 2019
Juried Exhibition | On View June 14 – July 26

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2019

All applicants will be notified on Tuesday, May 28.

This exhibition celebrates art in all its forms, showcasing submissions that have been hand-picked by our juror from the local community. We welcome submissions in any medium for display in our galleries this summer.

JUROR: Shannon Rose Moriarty

Shannon Rose Moriarty is a teaching artist who believes in the creative power of authenticity. She successfully motivates others to grow by encouraging self expression and curiosity through playful experimentation, creative problem solving, and artistic decision making. She serves at-risk youth at Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy in Philadelphia, where she built a comprehensive arts & humanities curriculum intentionally focused on bringing the art of living into the classroom. At Abington Art Center, Moriarty energizes ceramics enthusiasts who each recognize and meet their personal creative goals; as well as adult artists with special abilities at the YWCA in Princeton, NJ; who together, prove to be the strongest example of a supportive artistic community. Shannon is also a founding member of the artist-run gallery space, Spillway Collective, where she joyfully curates inclusive and collaborative exhibitions.She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics, a minor in art education and, a Pennsylvania PK-12 art teaching certification from Arcadia University in 2015.


ANNUAL JURIED SHOW 2018
Juried Exhibition | On View November 9 – January 4

Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2018

JUROR: Martha Gyllenhaal

Dr. Gyllenhaal, head of the Fine Arts Area, is an art historian and painter who integrates humanities and the fine arts in her teaching. She enjoys using the art collections in Glencairn Museum to enhance her classes. One of her courses, Topics in Twentieth-Century Architecture: Bryn Athyn’s National Historic Landmarks, meets on site and examines the process it took to build Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Museum, and the Cairnwood and Cairncrest estates. She has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and encourages her students to plan their own grand tours. Her passion is 17th century Dutch art. Her research focuses on the studio practices and working methods of Rembrandt and the artists in his circle.

Pictured: Dark Moon Rising, John Fansmith, Garden Party, Callie Connors


SOLO SERIES REVIEW 2018-19
Gallery Exhibitions | Fall 2018-Summer 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 21, 2018

Our Solo Series offers artists the opportunity to show a body of work in an individual gallery. Each season, 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.

View our Exhibition Archives to see past exhibitions and artists selected at AAC.

Pictured: Heather Ujiie, Christina Orthwein


AMERICA, THE WORLD
Juried Photo Exhibition | June 15 – July 27

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2018 at midnight
 

The U.S., more than any other nation, is a melting pot of different cultures. Our modern America was born out of diverse immigration, and has continued to be a destination and safe haven for many in countries all across the globe to settle themselves and their families. There’s a feeling of belonging to one’s own tribe–ethnic, religious, or otherwise–as well as being a part of the overall fabric of America, stitched together by core beliefs of freedom, opportunity, and equality. This diversity of ideas and cultures has been what makes this country extraordinary, inspiring, different, and beautiful, even as we struggle with the division and conflict they have wrought.

Abington Art Center invites artists to submit their photography that responds to or incorporates this theme. This exhibition will run this summer concurrently to our annual World Music Concert Series as well as a planned Weaving Public Threads community talk focused around the topic of immigration.

Juror
Ron Tarver

Ron Tarver received a BA in Journalism and Graphic Arts from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and an MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Swarthmore College. Before joining the faculty at Swarthmore he had been a staff photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 32 years where he shares a 2012 Pulitzer Prize. While at the Inquirer he was nominated for three additional Pulitzers and honored with awards from World Press Photos and the Sigma Delta Chi Award of the Society of Professional Journalists among others. He is co-author of the book We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, published by Harper Collins.

Tarver is recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He has received funding and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Independence Foundation. His fine art work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many museums, corporate and private collections including the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

 

Pictured: Courage of the Dragon & Philly Celebrates New Year, John Stritzinger