Location: Payne Gallery of Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Title: New Normal: Working through Quarantine

Dates: 9 September – 17 October, 2021

Opening Reception with Artist Talks: September 9th, 6:30pm – 8pm

Artists submitting work must live within a 100-mile radius of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This includes New York City and Philadelphia.


Theme: As the Covid-19 quarantine has disrupted all of our lives, many artists have used this as an opportunity to reevaluate and explore their concepts, revise methods, and produce art with limited access to materials and external feedback. This exhibition explores the unique experience of artists in terms of self-reflection, subject matter, and the effects of the global pandemic on one’s work. 


Multiple Cash Prizes Awarded

Qualifications & Requirements


-Artists submitting work must live within a 100-mile radius of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This includes New York City and Philadelphia. 

-All artwork must have been produced no earlier than January 2020. 

-All artists must be 18 years and older, any media will be considered. 

-Must be original work. 

-All chosen work must be delivered to the Payne Gallery exhibition-ready, including proper hanging hardware, rigging, videos must be properly formatted to Payne Gallery standards, and a limited number of pedestals and AV equipment are available.

-Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Artists are responsible for delivering and picking up their work. Shipping smaller work is accepted.

How to Apply

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: -Artists can submit up to 3 images of work to Slideroom for a total fee of $15. 

-Artwork will be considered in all media. 

-Submissions may include up to 3 images of different artworks considering the exhibition theme. 

-Payne Gallery reserves the right to reject work delivered at the exhibition time, which does not represent the artist’s accepted work. 

-Contact Information: Name, Email, mailing address, website if available. 

-Artist Statement: 300-word maximum summary of how the work submitted incorporates the exhibition theme. 

-Each uploaded file must be labeled with Title, Media, Size, Date. 

-Image files must be labeled in the following format: #, Last name, First name; example: 1_Smith_Sarah.jpg, 2_Smith_Sarah.jpeg etc…


ACCEPTED FILE FORMATS: Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif Videos: Up to 250 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4


Deadline: 30/07/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Eastern)

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