The Susquehanna Art Museum’s DŌSHI Gallery is seeking entries for a juried show of members’ works of art. During the Susquehanna Art Museum’s transitional period, the DŌSHI Gallery is holding special exhibitions at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. The sixth exhibition will be featured from June 21 – December 1, 2013. Membership to the Susquehanna Art Museum is required.
Just beneath our feet lie countless untold stories and forgotten battles. Lives were lived and communities flourished and then passed on to be replaced by the next. Our buildings and monuments, streets and homes exist as layers built upon the past, creating a new canvas for the future. Imagine the many people who walked these streets and how the avenues have been transformed into a totally different community. So much of our lives are lived in this layered way, each surface covering the untold stories underneath as we work to overcome challenges brought on by wars, floods, economic difficulties and more.
What does a community need to possess to overcome tragedy and devastation? With the Susquehanna Art Museum’s relocation to the Midtown arts corridor in Harrisburg, we strive to honor the past while looking towards the future. Having a true understanding of our community’s many layers will help us all create a bright future. Together as a community we can heal and nurture our individual and communal existences, constructing a sense of place where creativity and ingenuity thrive and prosper. Artists are asked to send submissions that respond to this message.
The Susquehanna Art Museum’s DŌSHI Gallery is seeking entries for a juried show of members’ works of art. The exhibition will be held in the Whitaker Center from Saturday, June 22 – Thursday, August 22, 2013. Membership to the Susquehanna Art Museum is required for submission.
Title: Warmth of Light, Chill of Night
During the June 21st summer solstice, the sun will reach the highest point in the sky. This will be our longest period of daylight during the year. As winter fades and we move into spring, our environment will change significantly. We will have longer days and the sun will warm the earth. How will the change in season alter what we see and feel around us? Artists are asked to consider the effects of sunlight and seasons on color, atmosphere, shadow and other artistic elements.
Drop-off and pick-up of artwork should be done during the above scheduled hours. Appointments must be scheduled with Amy Hammond, Exhibitions Manager at 233-8668, ext. 4 or email@example.com. Without advanced notification, Museum staff may be unable to accept submissions or return artworks
Call for Entries – Special Exhibition at The State Museum of PA
The Susquehanna Art Museum’s DŌSHI Gallery is seeking entries for a juried show of members’ works of art. During the Susquehanna Art Museum’s transitional period, the DŌSHI Gallery is holding special exhibitions at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. The forth exhibition will be featured from August 19 – December 9, 2012. Membership to the Susquehanna Art Museum is required.
Celebrate DoSHI: Forty is the New Forever
From 1972 to 2012, the DŌSHI Gallery has served as an outlet for established and emerging artists.
This year marks 40 years in the Harrisburg community. As the traditional gift for a 40th wedding anniversary, the ruby symbolizes vitality. Similarly, in celebration of the DŌSHI Gallery’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition focuses on the persistence of the creative spirit. This exhibit will represent the culmination of 40 years of fellowship, fervency, and formation. Help honor the DŌSHI Gallery’s legacy by submitting 4 digital images from a recent series. There will be no specific theme.
Submission Requirements – Note the Special Exhibition Guidelines
1. Artists may submit 4 digital images on a single CD for consideration by the jury.2. Digital images must be JPGs measuring at least 4” by 4” with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher. 3. All CDs must be labeled with the artist’s name. 4. Digital images on CDs must be identified with the artist’s name, the title of the artwork and the medium. 5. All artists must submit a current artist’s statement and résumé. 6. All artworks must have been completed within the last 3 years. 7. All artwork must be for sale. 8. The enclosed Susquehanna Art Museum DŌSHI Submission Form for Judging must be completed and returned with all submissions. 9. A written list of images must accompany the submission, including the title, the medium, the date, the dimensions and the value of each artwork submitted. (The DŌSHI Gallery retains a 40% commission on works sold during and up to six weeks after an exhibition period. This commission will be split with The State Museum of PA.) Send CDs to: Susquehanna Art Museum Attn: DŌSHI Steering Committee P.O. Box 11818 Harrisburg, PA 17108-1818 10. A self-addressed and stamped envelope must be included if the artist would like the CD returned. 11. A $15 submission fee will apply. 12. All entries must be received by Wednesday, July 11th. 13. Upon acceptance to the exhibition, artists must be prepared to deliver the original artwork July 23rd –July 27th. The opening at The State Museum of Pennsylvania will be held on Friday, September 21st, from 6-9PM.
Important DatesSubmission deadline: Wednesday, July 11th Drop-off work: Monday, July 23rd – Friday, July 27th 10AM-4PM Show dates: August 19 – December 9, 2012
Call for Entries- Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.
The Susquehanna Art Museum’s DŌSHI Gallery is seeking entries for a juried show of members’ works of art. The exhibition will be held in the Whitaker Center from June 15 – August 24, 2012. A Baker’s Dozen was created in celebration of the DŌSHI Gallery’s thirteenth year exhibiting at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Membership to the Susquehanna Art Museum is required for submission.
Title: A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Years of DŌSHI Gallery Art at Whitaker Center
Has a work of art ever provided an unexpected bonus? An additional layer of meaning, an enriching experience or an unforeseen technical twist can be a welcomed surprise. Artists are asked to consider the theme and submit digital images based on a recent series.
Submission Requirements – Note the Whitaker Center Guidelines
- Artists may submit 2 digital images on a single CD for consideration by the jury.
- Digital images must be JPGs measuring at least 4” by 4” with a resolution of 180 or 300 DPI or higher.
- All CD’s must be labeled with the artist’s name. Digital images on CD’s must be identified with the artist’s name, the title of the artwork and the medium.
- All artists must submit a current artist’s statement and résumé.
- All works must have been completed within the last 3 years.
- The enclosed Susquehanna Art Museum DŌSHI Submission Form for Judging must be completed and returned with all submissions.
- Upon delivery, all artwork must be labeled with the artist’s name, the date produced, the medium and the sale price.
- Whitaker Center requires that artwork should be framed in wood frames or Clark or Nielsen metal frames. Uniframes, exposed glass or plexi edges are not acceptable. All canvases must be stapled on the reverse side of the painting.
- Whitaker Center reserves the right to insert screws into the back of wooden framed, non-conventional or unframed pieces at several places to apply security devises. (This does not include Clark or Nielsen frames.)
- Whitaker Center requires that subject matter be suitable for a “family friendly” environment. Whitaker reserves the right to refuse any work for any reason.
- The height limit on all artworks is 40 inches.
- Send CD’s to: Susquehanna Art Museum Attn: DŌSHI Steering Committee P.O. Box 11818 Harrisburg, PA 17108-1818 A self-addressed and stamped envelope must be included if the artist would like the CD returned.
The Susquehanna Art Museum’s
DŌSHI Gallery for Contemporary Art
POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR EXHIBITING ARTISTS
The DŌSHI Center for Contemporary Art, founded by Maya Schock in Harrisburg in 1972, was incorporated into the operations of the Susquehanna Art Museum in 1997. In spirit with the mission of the original DŌSHI Center (named for a Japanese word meaning “brotherhood”), the DŌSHI Gallery provides a venue for emerging artists to exhibit their work, explore new ideas, and develop a dialogue with the Museum and the community. The DŌSHI Gallery of the Susquehanna Art Museum focuses upon the works of artists who live in our region. While the DŌSHI Gallery does facilitate sales of artists’ work, this is not our main objective.
Membership: Every exhibiting artist is required to be a member of the Museum. Exhibiting artists must be Pennsylvania residents.
Insurance: Works will be insured under our policy for their fair market value from the time they enter the Museum until 5 days after the ending date of the show.
Sales: Should the Museum arrange for the sale of any of your exhibited works during the course of the exhibition, and up to six weeks after its closing date, we retain a 40% commission on its sale price. The Susquehanna Art Museum and The State Museum of Pennsylvania will be evenly splitting the 40% commission.
Artwork Transportation: You are responsible for shipping your works to and from our space. The Museum will not be held responsible for works left at the Museum more than 14 days following the closing day of the exhibition.
Selection of Works: The Museum reserves the right to reject any or all pieces. The Museum may also deny certain installation requests, or cancel or reschedule a show prior to its opening date.
Publicity: Any promotional materials created by the exhibiting artist that reference this exhibition must be approved by the staff of the Susquehanna Art Museum prior to their circulation.
Exhibition and Incoming Loan Agreements: The DŌSHI Exhibition and Incoming Loan Agreement is between the exhibiting artist and the Susquehanna Art Museum. Each artist is expected to fulfill his or her own personal commitments to any dealers/galleries or agents.
The DŌSHI Gallery will continue to maintain its schedule of monthly Open Studio critique sessions, where artists openly discuss their works in progress with trained professional artists. The first Thursday of every month, SAM opens its doors to artists in the community and offers two hours of valuable peer to peer conversation and critique. Artists discuss technical issues, ideas, current trends, artistic philosophies and the overall concerns of today’s artist.
Attendance has no impact on acceptance into either a solo show or a group show. We do hope, however, that it will be an enriching experience by itself.
Open Studio meets the first Thursday of each month from 6-8pm at 15 North Third Street.