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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 2021:

Upcoming Artist Opportunities: 

Calls for Submissions 


August 5 – September 25, 2021

The Yorkfest Adult Juried Art Exhibition will be on display in the Kerlin Gallery at Creative York, located 10 North Beaver Street in downtown York from August 5 – September 25, 2021. Creative York will host the opening reception on Friday, August 27th, 6-8 p.m.


Participation in the Yorkfest Adult Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists and crafts persons 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.


  • All entries must be received by midnight on June 14, 2021.
  • All entries must include a completed Entry Form, properly labeled digital images, and payment or proof of payment for non-refundable entry fee of $30 for Creative York Members, $45 for non-members.
  • Artists may submit up to three digital images for jurying for a fee of $30/45, payable to Creative York or payable here (download payment receipt to include with entry).
  • All entries must be submitted on CD, flash drive, or email (gallery@creativeyork.org), in jpeg format at 300 dpi and not larger than 3MB in size. Please label each file with artist’s name and entry number using this format (Example: jones_1.jpg). The file names must correspond to your entry form. Please write “Yorkfest 2021 Entry” and artist’s name on CD, flash drive, or email subject line.
  • Entries must be of work available for the exhibition that have been completed in the last two years.
  • Entries must not have been previously exhibited at Creative York.
  • If mailing entry, mail entry form & payment to: Creative York, 10 N Beaver St; York, PA 17401, ATTN: Yorkfest Juried Exhibition. Mailed entries must arrive prior to or on June 14, 2021.
  • All entrants will be notified of acceptance by July 17, 2021.

Cash awards totaling $1000 will be presented by the juror. One Best of Show prize of $500 will be given, and up to five Awards of Distinction will be granted by the sole and final decision of the juror.



October 7 – November 20, 2021

Call for art TBA


100 UNDER $100

December 2 – January 15, 2022

Call for art TBA


For questions about this exhibitions, please email info@creativeyork.org.

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 ivy@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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