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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. Below are some of the artist opportunities for 2020:

Upcoming Artist Opportunities: 

Calls for Submissions 


Due to Covid 19, Creative York’s Member exhibition will be showcased online in early June with the intention of being on display in the Kerlin Gallery from October 1-November 14, 2020.  The theme for this exhibit is hope and resilience.


Participation in the Creative York Members Exhibit is open to all 2020 Creative York artist members or artists who would like to become members. 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.  


For information about membership visit: https://creativeyork.org/membership/


• All entries must be received by June 8, 2020.

• Due to space limitations, each artist may enter up to two pieces, no larger than 36” in any direction.

• All entries must include properly labeled digital images, and an artist bio.

• All entries must be submitted via email (gallery@creativeyork.org), in jpeg format at 300 dpi and not larger than 3MB in size. Please label image file with artist’s name and piece dimensions using this format (Example: jones_HxW.jpg). Please write “2020 Members Exhibit” and artist’s name on email subject line.

• Entries must be of work available for the exhibition that has been completed in the last two years.

• Entries must not have been previously exhibited at Creative York.

• We hope to include ALL submitted artwork, however in the instance of more artwork submitted than we can hang in an orderly fashion, a lottery system will be used to select final artwork.

• Artwork drop-off TBD

• Artwork must be framed / ready to hang, or otherwise ready to display.

• Emailed entries must arrive prior to or on June 8, 2020 to gallery@creativeyork.org.

All Kerlin Gallery exhibits are curated by our Director of Exhibitions, unless otherwise noted.

YorkFest 2020 Adult Juried Exhibition

Creative York is proud to host the Yorkfest Adult Juried Art Exhibition as part of the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival. $1000 in cash prizes will be awarded. The exhibit will run from July 30 through September 19, 2020 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 27. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

For more information, click here.

The Art Lab

Accepting Proposals

The Art Lab, located at 10 N. Beaver St., is intended as a “lab” to display and cultivate new work in our community. Creative individuals aArt Labnd groups are invited to submit new or existing work. In addition to a free venue to show and potentially sell their artwork, the art exhibitors may have the opportunity to teach special workshops at Creative York during their exhibit. If artists are interested in teaching a workshop they can inquire for details with our Director of Education. Must be 18 or older with previous exhibition experience.

To submit a proposal, download the guidelines and application form: Creative York  Art Lab Guidelines and Application 2020

Teaching Artists

Are you interested in teaching with us? Creative York offers art classes to people of all ages and we are always looking for professional teaching artists to join us in educating the community. For more information and to apply, send your resume and two professional references to steph@creativeyork.org.

Become a Member with our new Artist Membership

Artist Membership – $30
Created specifically for members of the creative community, the Artist Membership celebrates, supports, and promotes our artist community by providing a variety of exhibition, educational, and networking opportunities, as well as exposure to potential collectors. In addition to the standard membership benefits listed above, there are also reduced exhibit fees and commissions, no fee for submitting a proposal for The Art Lab, and a quarterly artist-focused e-newsletter.

Click HERE for more information or to join.

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