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2024 Artist Opportunities & Guidelines

Are you an artist interested in showing your work at Creative York in the Kerlin Gallery or The Art Lab? If so, check out our current calls for art and submission guidelines.

2024 Calls for Art

We’re currently seeking artwork for the following exhibitions. Click on each exhibit for more information and the submission guidelines.

Creative York is holding an interactive arts experience, Live Art Palooza! Part live art-making performance, part art-bazaar, and one of Creative York’s liveliest fund-raising events! During Live Art Palooza artists create artworks from start-to-finish while under a 1-hour time limit in front of a live audience, who can buy the works once completed.  Live Art Palooza benefits both the participating artists and Creative York.

Live Art Palooza will be held at The Out Door Country Club on Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 1-3:30pm. This FREE community event is presented by Creative York.

We are looking for artists-emerging and professional to participate in a live art-making event where artists create artworks within a 45-minute time limit. There will be two art-making rounds. Art-making rounds will be from 1-1:45 pm and then from 2-2:45pm. This offers a rare and exciting opportunity for the public to watch artists create in person and then to buy original artwork. Any medium is accepted. Artists bring their own art materials and decide on the size they want to create. Each piece will be priced at $45. First person to grab the artwork buys the piece!

New for this event, Creative York will have an art bazaar market for those artists who are participating in the Live Art Palooza. Artists can choose to bring up to 5 other pieces of artwork (24” or less) to sell for our artist market. Artists are responsible for bringing their display racks. All pieces need to be properly labeled with prices and need to be set up by 12:45pm. Creative York handles the sales and will retain a 30% commission for artist members and a 35% commission for non-member artists.

The registration is first come, first serve. Open to ages 13+.

Please RSVP to Mindy at [email protected] by June 16, 2024, to secure your spot. View the full call for artists here: Live Art Palooza 2024 Call for Artists

Part performance, part art bazaar, Live Art Palooza, offers our community the rare opportunity to watch their favorite local artists at work, AND it raises general operating support for Creative York.

Participation in the Adult Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years or older. Fine art and fine craft in all mediums are acceptable. Entries must be original, completed within the past two years, and not previously shown at Creative York. Work should be of high quality and craftsmanship. The Adult Juried Art Exhibition will be on display in the Kerlin Gallery at Creative York from August 1 – August 31, 2024. Creative York will hold the opening reception on Thursday, August 22, 6-8 p.m.


All mediums will be considered. 2D works must be wired. Entries must be original, completed within the past two years, and not previously shown at Creative York. Artists may submit up to three digital images for jurying for a fee of $30/$45.

  • Deadline for submission: Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, July 8, 2024
  • Artwork delivery to Creative York: July 24-26 (details given in acceptance notification)
  • Exhibit Reception and Awards: Thursday, August 22, 2024, from 6-8pm
  • Exhibit Dates: August 1-August 31, 2024

View the call for art: Adult Juried Exhibit 2024

Emerging Visions is a showcase of top undergraduate artists. This juried exhibit is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate arts program. This show will feature a small body of work (3 – 5 pieces) from a select group of emerging artists. Cash prizes will be awarded at the juror’s discretion. Artworks do not have to be for sale, although it is strongly encouraged.


Artists may submit 3-5 works. All mediums will be considered. 2D works must be wired. All entries must be submitted digitally, by email, and include a list stating the artist’s name and contact information. Also include title of work, date, media, dimensions, and corresponding file name. Please put “Emerging Visions Entry” in the subject line of your submission email. Send a high-quality jpeg or png image of each piece and label all works with the artist’s last name and entry number. Please include a brief bio and artist statement with your entry.

  • Deadline for submission: Monday, November 4, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, November 19, 2024
  • Artwork delivery to Creative York: December 19, 20, 21 (details given in acceptance notification)
  • Exhibit Reception and Awards: Thursday, January 9, 2025; 6-8pm
  • Exhibit Dates: January 9- February 1, 2025

View the call for art: Emerging Visions Call for Art

Have Questions?

For questions about Creative York’s exhibitions or artist opportunities, please email [email protected], or call us at 717-848-3200.