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Call for Entries: November Abstraction Show

October 9, 2021 October 27, 2021

2021 Abstraction Show call for entries
Calling all abstraction artists! Entries are now being accepted for our annual Abstraction Show in November. 

Eligible Work

Each artist may submit one piece. 2-D and 3-D works that have not received awards in previous Art Alliance shows are eligible. All works must be original. 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. 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.

Entry Process & Fee

The Entry Form and fee are due no later than Wednesday, October 27. Entry fees are non-refundable and may be paid by check, credit card, or online. To enter and pay online, please visit test2.artallianceofcentralpa.org look for information about the Abstraction Show. Entry Fees are: 
  • Student (college or high school) $20
  • Art Alliance Member $30
  • Non-Member $40
Download Entry Form (to submit by mail ) or Enter online (Under “Session” select “Abstraction Show 2021”)

Sales & Conditions

Works may be for sale. The Art Alliance will charge a commission of 20% of the selling price for work sold at the show. The Art Alliance is not responsible for lost or damaged works. Show Dates & Hours

November 12 (7–9 pm)

Opening Reception at the Art Alliance Gallery

November 12–21

View show at here, on Art Alliance website

November 13–14 & November 20–21

View show in-person at the Art Alliance Gallery from 1–4 pm

Artwork Drop Off & Pick up

Artists are expected to deliver their work to the Art Alliance Wednesday, November 10 from 4–6 p.m. Label the front and back of your artwork work with:
  1. Artist name
  2. Title of work
  3. Medium
  4. Price or NFS (not for sale)
Prior to November 10, please email a high resolution image of your artwork to [email protected] so we can include it the virtual show on our webiste. Please pick up your artwork Sunday, November 21 from 4–6 p.m. The Art Alliance does not have room to store artwork. Please wear a mask when dropping off and picking up artwork.

Ann Tarantino, Show Juror

Ann Tarantino is a multimedia artist investigating the impact of human behavior and geography on architecture and natural landscapes. Through drawing, painting, installation and site-specific public art, her work directly engages viewers in a dialogue concerning the nuances of contemporary life in response to space, time, culture, and materiality. Tarantino’s fascination with pattern and information charting renders her work as both literal and conceptual maps. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, with public art installations appearing in various settings including museums and galleries, botanical gardens, and city streets. Recent exhibitions and projects include commissions for the Pittsburgh International Airport, collaborations with the Borough of Millvale, PA and Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art; Cloud Countries, a new installation created for the Pittsburgh International Airport; a public-scale painting commissioned by the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority’s DotART program; and a solo exhibition of new paintings with Davis Editions (Phoenix, AZ). Ann was featured in New American Paintings in 2005 and 2007, and was a 2016-17 recipient of a Fulbright Core Scholar Award for artistic practice in Brazil. She earned an honors degree in Visual Arts from Brown University and her Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from The Pennsylvania State University.


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


October 9, 2021
October 27, 2021
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