Call for Artists

The William Way's 7th Annual Juried Arts Show opens this month

Got art? The William Way LGBT Community Center would like to hear from you. The center is hosting its 7th Annual Juried Arts Show this month (May 18- June 29). Up to three artists will be selected as winners – and they will be featured in exhibitions in the 2013 calendar year.

Kaytie Johnson, the Rochelle F. Levy Director and Curator of The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, is this year’s juror. Prior to her position at Moore, she’s worked at art institutions around the country like DePauw University in Indiana, as well as the Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum. Johnson’s curatorial projects have included “Andy Warhol: I Am a Camera” and a performance art experience with Guillermo Gómez-Peña. She is a regular contributor to the contemporary art journal Artpulse.

Works that are selected will be on sale – the center asks for a 35 percent commission on all works sold.

Here’s how you can enter:

Be at least 18 years old.

Two-dimensional works are welcome. This includes drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media. All works should be suitably framed, wired and ready to hang in the gallery with a traditional nail and hook system.

No work should exceed 50 inches in length or width.

Works can be hand-delivered to the center on May 12 and 13 (between noon and 2 p.m.) along with this form – or submitted digitally by midnight on May 12.

Digital submissions – which should be emailed to – must be in JPEG format (72 dpi or smaller than 1 megapixel). Make sure the file reads: FirstName_LastName_01.jpg (with numbers corresponding to the works you submit). Also attach caption information (title, year, medium and dimensions) in the body of the email.

There’s a $10 entry fee for each entry ($20 for two).

If you wish to charge the entrance fee by credit card or have any questions? Call 215-732-2220.

Artists whose works are not selected will be notified by May 15 and must be picked up from the center on May 16 or 17 (12 – 5 p.m.).