Abstraction Show Call for Entries!

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2022 Abstraction Show

One of our most popular shows, The Abstraction Show, is just around the corner and we’re looking for entries!

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) stated “Form itself, even if completely abstract…has its own inner sound.” We can’t wait to admire and share the various ways in which you interpret the meaning of abstract art!

Show Juror

Zsuzsanna Nagy is a Hungarian American artist currently residing in State College, PA. She received her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions across the US. Zsuzsanna currently teaches photography at PSU. She is the gallery manager and curator of PSU’s Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College.

In her photo practice, she uses the camera to render the observable into an impressionistic and subjective reality. Her work explores notions of familiarity, belonging, and transience.

IG: @zzaphotoaday  |  zzphoto.myportfolio.com/work

Eligible Work

Each artist may submit one piece that has not received an award in any previous Art Alliance shows. All works must be original.

Entry Process and Fee

The deadline to enter the show is October 26 November 1.

All artists (members, non-members, students) are welcome to enter. Entry to the show is not juried.

To enter the show complete the following:

  1. Fill out the entry form
  2. Pay the entry fee through our registration system

Entry fees are $20 for students (H.S./college), $30 for Art Alliance members, and $40 for non-members. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Artwork Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop off is November 10 between 5–7:00 pm at the Art Alliance. Prior to, please email a high resolution image of your artwork so we can include it in a virtual show on our website.

Pickup is November 20 between 4–6:00pm. Please be on time—we do not have room to store artwork.

Sales & Conditions


Works may be for sale. We charge a 20% commission of the selling price for work sold at the show.


To make our shows open to the public, participating artists “sit” with the exhibit at our Art Center in Lemont during Gallery Hours on November 12, 13, 17, 18, and 19. Please sign up for a time slot when you receive the Sign Up Genius email invite.

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. 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. The piece must be stable in its position and securely attached to its base.

Label your artwork. Use the labels on this form so we can accurately identify your work.

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 hung.

Prizes and Judging

Awards for this year’s show are sponsored by the State College Framing Co. & Gallery, a full-service custom frame shop serving individual clients, businesses, and artists for more than 25 years.

Cash prizes are $250 for 1st Place, $150 for 2nd Place, and $100 for 3rd Place.

Place awards and Honorable Mentions will be presented at the Opening Reception Friday, November 11 from 7–9:00pm at the Art Alliance Center.

Gallery Hours

Gallery viewing dates and times are:

  • 1–4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13
  • 1–4:00 pm Thursday & Friday, November 17 & 18
  • 1–4:00 pm Saturday, November 19

The gallery will host a Poetry Reading 1–3:00 pm on Sunday, November 20 that is free and open to the public.


For questions, please contact Show Chair Michele Randall at [email protected] or the Art Alliance at (814) 234-2740 or [email protected].




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