Members Show Call for Entries 2023

2023 Members Show Call For Entry

Annual Members Show

The Members Show is a celebration of artwork created by Art Alliance members. It is an eclectic show that capture the various interests of our artists and their chosen mediums. A typical show will include a variety of themes and subjects expressed through sculpture; pottery; watercolor, acrylic, and gouache paints; digital media; mixed media; collage; fiber; and photography.

The show is split between two months, with half of the artworks shown one month and the other half the following month. This year’s show will be exhibited at KISH Bank Expect More Store on St. Allen St. in State College during May and June.

Date Correction!

Recent and current Art Alliance Members will receive a postcard invite for the Call for the Entry. The show months on the front of the postcard are incorrect.

The Members Show will be on display May and June.

Enter by April 27.

Juror, John Kearns

John KearnsJohn Kearns has been the Executive Director of the Huntingdon County Arts Council for over eight years, overseeing their wide portfolio of art & music activities. He is a self-taught graphic designer and enjoys gardening and the beauty of nature.

John will jury the entire show and award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as three Honorable Mentions. These artworks will remain on display through both months of the show.

Eligible Work

To participate, artists must be Art Alliance members. Entry to the show is not juried, all entries will be accepted. One entry per artist; entries must have not received an award in any previous Art Alliance shows. All works must be original.

KISH Bank reserves the right to reject entries that are not suitable for audiences of all ages.

Entry Process and Fee

star Entry to the show is a 2-step process. You must complete both steps to ensure your work is entered in the

The entry form and non-refundable fee are due by April 27, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.

  1. Fill out the entry form
  2. Pay the entry fee

Prizes & Opening Receptions

Place awards and Honorable Mentions for the entire show will be announced at the Opening Reception on May 5, 5:30–7:30 pm at the KISH Bank Expect More Store S. Allen St. State College, PA. Those artworks will remain on display through both months of the show. First place prize is $200, second place $150, third place $100.

There will also be an opening reception on June 2 from 5:30–7:30 pm for the second half of the show. 

Appetizers and drinks are generously provided by KISH Bank.

Prepare Your Artwork

Make sure your work is securely wired and ready to hang.

  • Poorly framed work, unframed work, clips, brackets, partial frames, or wet work will not be accepted.
  • Artwork may not hang from the ceiling or exceed 4’x4’ in a wall hanging.
  • Unframed stretched canvases are acceptable if they have finished sides and secure wiring.
  • All pieces under glass or plexiglass must be framed.
  • 3-D work may not exceed 100 lbs. and must fit within a 2’x2’ pedestal surface. The piece must be stable in its position and securely attached to its base.
  • No floor pieces.

The chair reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet these requirements and will have the final decision on how the work is displayed.

Artwork Drop Off & Pick Up

Artists are expected to deliver and pick up their work on the dates and times listed below. If you have a conflict, arrange for someone to drop off or pick up on your behalf. Artworks may not be stored at the venue. The Art Alliance is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork.

May Drop Off

  • Tuesday, May 2 between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • KISH Bank Expect More Store

May Pick Up and June Drop Off

  • Tuesday, May 30 between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • KISH Bank Expect More Store

June Pick Up

  • Wednesday, July 5 between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • KISH Bank Expect More Store


Please contact Show Chair Christina McNeill at (814) 234-2740 or [email protected].

Sales and Conditions

The Art Alliance charges a 20% commission of the selling price for work by Art Alliance Members sold at the show.

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