Artists, what do YOU think of the politics and personalities involved in this fall’s presidential election? Let us know by submitting your election-themed artworks for possible inclusion in an exhibition co-produced by the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley and RE:find Gallery on the Walk. Let your voice be heard!
The expressive potential of art lends itself to timely commentary on current political events. Throughout history, both self-taught and professionally trained artists alike have expressed political opinions in various formats and mediums. In doing so, they’ve contributed to the national discussion.
Recognizing the power of the artist, as well as the special time in which we live, the Allentown Art Museum and RE:find Gallery challenge artists to respond to the upcoming presidential election and the issues surrounding it.
The Allentown Art Museum and RE:find Gallery are issuing a request for submissions of art responding to, and commenting on, the 2016 presidential election from artists throughout the Lehigh Valley. Each artist’s response can manifest itself in any way the artist so chooses, as long as it fits the following requirements:
Maximum size: 16″x20″
Maximum sculpture size: 15”x15”x15”
Media: open to all media within these size guidelines
Each artist may submit no more than two works. If submitting two works, each work should be in a different media.
If selected, the work will be displayed in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Gallery at the Museum and at RE:find Gallery on the Walk (on the Arts Walk between Seventh and Sixth Streets in Allentown) from October 19 to November 13, 2016. After the exhibition, all work will be available at RE:find Gallery for pick up, or, if an artist chooses to sell his or her work through RE:find, their work will be up for sale at the Gallery on the Walk from November 15 to November 20, 2016.