Calls for Artists

Solo & Group Show

Whether you are interested in applying for a solo or group exhibition at Arts & Education at the Hoyt or in gaining exposure through our offsite location, please take a minute to review the following guidelines before applying. The deadline for submissions for the 2025-26 season is May 1, 2024. Eligibility While not necessarily limited to artists age 21+ from the Mid-Atlantic region, preference is given to proposals stemming from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C under the following conditions: Applying to Arts & Education at the Hoyt: Selection for exhibition on our main campus is competitive. Artists are typically established and have prior exhibition experience. You must be able to demonstrate mature talent with a consistent body of work. While most media will be considered, video and installation are discouraged due to the historic nature of the facilities. Applying to The…

Members-Only Show

All current Hoyt Artist Members are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Hoyt Artist Member Exhibition. This exhibition will open at The Confluence, located at 214 E. Washington Street, on May 7 and run through June 27, 2024. Not a member? Join now to participate in the show. Register Now Registration Details Open to Hoyt Artist Members only. Not a member? Join NOW All works will be accepted Up to two works per artist. Register Now Dates To Remember Deadline for Submission Images Online: April 6 Delivery Dates: April 20-27, 2024 at the Hoyt Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 27, 2024 at The Confluence Public Reception: May 16,  5-7pm, The Confluence Pick up works: June 29th at the Hoyt Guidelines Digital Images: Digital images of your submissions are requested by April 6 for pre-show publicity (invitation, webpage or social media). Not every image will be used, but it…

Mini Masterpiece Competition

Mini Masterpiece Competition Entry Deadline: January 12, 2024 Exhibition: March 26 – May 16, 2024 “Big things come in small packages” is the perfect way to describe the annual Mini Masterpieces competition.  Now in its fifth year, we are once again calling for entrants to copy a famous work of art onto a 3”x 3” canvas panel. The competition is open to artists of all ages – from preschoolers to professionals- with awards given in youth & adult categories. How to Participate Enter There are two options for entry Provide your own 3×3 canvas. Entry fee is $5, payable when you drop off your entry. Order your canvas from us. Entry fee is $5, plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Canvases can no longer be ordered for delivery by mail. All entries must be received back to us by Friday, January 12. What’s Next Choose Choose a painting by a famous…

Youth Call for Artists

Calling all young artists!  Want to have your own art show? Applications are being accepted for our new solo youth shows at The Confluence, 214 East Washington Street in downtown New Castle. Details & Guidelines Ages 3-18 living in Lawrence, Mercer, Beaver or Butler counties. You have to have a body of work consisting of at least 20 pieces. Each piece must be no larger than 24” or 50 pounds. Applications will be accepted year round, and reviewed quarterly by the Hoyt’s Art Committee in January, July, and October. There is no fee to apply. Awards are based on evidence of extraordinary talent and ability to pull together a consistent body of work of at least 20 pieces. The Hoyt will provide framing, installation, invitations and press. Apply Apply Now

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