Open Call for art made between March 2020 and July 2021 and delivered via email. 


Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) in Altoona invites artists to submit up to three JPGs of their artwork to be displayed at the upcoming summer 2021 exhibition, Almost Endless. These works will be printed by the museum (at the size of 4 inches x 6 inches), and the curatorial staff will create a large-scale installation celebrating creativity. All work fitting the submission guidelines will be accepted. Artists will be credited collectively. 


This exhibition explores the act of art-making during a global pandemic. Art arises and thrives out of necessity, boredom, and inspiration. Almost Endless, on display from July 30th through September 25th, 2021, celebrates the vital role creativity plays in contemporary society’s healing, learning, and growth. 

Qualifications & Requirements

This open call is open to everyone regardless of age or creative skill. All creative works are welcome in JPG format – Photographs, Digital Art, Painting, Drawings, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation, Poems, Writings, Music, Performance, any form of creative expression is encouraged. Work must have been created between March 2020 and July 2021. There is no cost to submit.

How to Apply


Artists will submit their JPG or PDF artwork to samaaltoona@gmail.com by July 1st, 2021


Deadline: 5 pm – July 1st, 2021

Exhibition Dates : July 30th, 2021 – September 25th, 2021

How to submit :

Please send us up to 3 jpg files of original works by 5pm July 1st, 2021. Email them to samaaltoona@gmail.com. “4×6 – Artist’s Name, City, State, Country ” should be the subject line of your submission. There is no cost to submit. 


The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona is located at the Brett Building in Downtown Altoona. Hours of operation are 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Museum is open to the public free of charge.


Application fee: $0

Deadline: 01/07/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Eastern)

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