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Artist Opportunities

Creative York is committed to nurturing the artist community in our area and presenting opportunities for professional and collaborative growth. Here are some of the calls for works for 2017:

Call for Art: Chasing Paper Exhibit

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Chasing Paper is a juried art exhibit open to all artists. The theme of the exhibit is centered on paper, specifically works that chase to stretch the boundaries of this commonplace material. The exhibit will run in the Kerlin Gallery from June 1st to August 12th, 2017, with an opening reception to be held on June 1st.

This exhibit is seeking works which incorporate paper, a commonplace material, to produce extraordinary art. Works on paper, collage, and sculptural work will be accepted. Participation in this exhibition is open to all artists and crafts persons. Original fine art and fine craft in all mediums are acceptable. Work should be of high quality and craftsmanship. The final decision of eligibility rests with the jurors.

Rules for Entry:

  • All entries must be received by Monday, May 15th, 2017.
  • All entries must include a completed entry form, properly labeled digital images and non-refundable entry fee.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 digital images for jurying for a fee of $5 per entry.
  • All submissions must include the completed entry form stating the artist’s name, title of work, medium, date of completion, dimensions and price.
  • All entries must be submitted via email or on CD or flash drive in jpeg format at 300 dpi and not larger than 3MB in size. Please label each file with artist’s name and entry number. (Example: jones_1.jpg). The file names must correspond to your entry form. Please write “Chasing Paper” and artist’s name on CD or flash drive.
  • All entries must be of work available for the exhibition.

Awards: Best of Show will receive an opportunity to exhibit artwork in the Creative York Project Space in 2018. Up to 3 Awards of Distinction will receive a month-long group exhibit at Creative York West in 2018.

For details on how to submit and entry form, click here: Chasing Paper Submission Form.
Submit application via email to gallery@creativeyork.org
or postal mail to: Chasing Paper Juried Exhibition; c/o Creative York; 10 N Beaver St; York, PA 17401

YorkFest Juried Exhibition 2017 

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Participation in the Juried Exhibition is open to all artists and crafts persons. Fine art and fine craft in all mediums are acceptable. Entries must be original and completed within the past two years. Work should be of high quality and craftsmanship. The final decision of eligibility rests with the juror.

We are honored to host this year’s juror, John Pepper, an arts professional and educator. He is currently the Adult and College Programs Coordinator at Allentown Art Museum.

For details on how to submit and entry form, click here: Yorkfest 2017 Submission Form.

Project Space


The Project Space, located at 10 N. Beaver St., is intended as a “lab” to display and cultivate new work in our community. Creative individuals aProject Spacend groups are invited to submit new or existing work. In addition to a free venue to show and potentially sell their artwork, Project Space exhibitors have the opportunity to teach special workshops at Creative York during their exhibit.

To submit a proposal, download the guidelines and application form here.

Creative York West


Creative York West is our auxiliary gallery space located at 118 W. Philadelphia St. in a quaint historic row home. Artists, art organizations, schools, and small businesses can rent the gallery to display work for 1-4 weeks. Creative York provides gallery sitters for open gallery hours; renter will get a key to open at other times if he/she chooses. One hundred percent of sales go to the artist.

Event rental $95/hour, or Multi-day exhibition rental starting at $250.
Inquire for complete pricing options.

2016 Previous Call for Works

Community Supported Art (CSA) Program
Plein Air Picnic
TERRASCAPE, curated by HIVE artspace
Yorkfest Juried Art Exhibition 2016
Yorkfest Adult Literary Competition 2016
Yorkfest Youth Art Competition 2016
La Luz de la Gente
100 Under 100 2016
Monster Drawing Rally 2016

2017 Upcoming Call for Works

YorkFest Juried Exhibit


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