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Social Justice in the Misinformation Age  
August 27, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Freedman Gallery, Albright College

National Juried Art Exhibition

Juror: Susan Crile

Description of Theme
Social justice includes a variety of topics focused on inequality, including:  gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status; poverty; racial profiling; the criminal justice system; immigration; access to education and healthcare, child welfare, and more.  Art can inspire, educate, spark discussion, transform lives, and engender change, so it is no surprise that social justice issues are frequently the subject matter and concern of artists. 

Eligibility & Media 
The exhibition is open to artists living in the U.S. and working in any and all media.  Entries must represent original works of art or design, and should have a clear connection to the theme. The exhibition will include a range of traditional and non-traditional genre and media, including: video, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Juror:  Susan Crile
Susan Crile is a painter and printmaker whose work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions internationally, and whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Hirshhorn Museum, among others. She has taught at Princeton University and Sarah Lawrence College, and currently is a professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she has been on faculty since 1982. Crile lives and works in New York City.
About the Freedman Gallery & Albright College
Established in 1976, the Freedman Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the best contemporary American art. Named after co-founder Doris Chanin Freedman (1928–1981), a trustee and alumna of Albright College, the Freedman Gallery is housed in the College's Center for the Arts. Each year, the gallery hosts approximately eight to ten exhibits and welcomes more than 3,500 visitors.
Albright College is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college located in Reading, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.
Entry Fees & Awards
Artists may submit up to three (3) works for consideration. The cost per entry is $10. As a grand prize, at least one person will be selected to receive a future, solo exhibition at the gallery. Additional cash and cash equivalent awards will be based on the overall number of entries. Awards will be announced at the reception on Sunday, September 1, 2019, 2-4 p.m. You do not need to be present to win an award. 

Entry Instructions & Notification of Acceptance
Entry instructions can be found on the submission page.
Please remember to include full caption infomation for all artworks submitted. Artists statement, Bio and CV.

  • All 2D-3D work should weigh no more than 50 lbs.  We recommend 2D works not exceed 96 inches in height/width.
  • Video must be in digital format that is compatible for play on a DVD/Blueray or Roku or projected on the wall itself.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition and installation/de-installation periods.
  • All work accepted into the exhibition must arrive ready to install.
  • Work that is accepted but arrives after the intake dates, that is not ready to install, or that differs significantly from the entry images may be excluded from the exhibit at the discretion of the gallery. The expense for the return of such work will be borne by the artist.
  • All 2D art should be wired securely. If the artist requests alternative hanging methods, detailed instructions and hardware must be included.
  • 3D work that requires a display device must include the device when shipping the artwork. The weight/dimension restrictions must include the device. Any device deemed unsecure or unsafe may result in the artwork being excluded from the exhibit.
  • Once you have been notified of acceptance, artists may either hand deliver work or ship it.
  • For hand delivery, artists must make an appointment to drop off work. Intake dates will be: August 5 - August 9, 2019.
  • All artwork that is initially dropped off, must be picked up on October 21 - October 26, 2019.
  • Shipping materials will be kept and reused for return.
  • Work will be initially shipped at the expense of the artist. We recommend FedEx Ground or UPS. We also recommend insuring work during shipping through the carrier. Return shipping will be at the expense of the Gallery (within reasonable expense) and will be by FedEx Ground or UPS.
Works will be insured while on Gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, or damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.

The Freedman Gallery reserves the right to use any and all images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. By uploading images, artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. Not all accepted artwork may be selected for reproduction. Please remember that artwork images need to be at least 300 dpi. 

Sales & Commissions
All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during the exhibition. A pricelist will be available at the desk during the run of the exhibition. The Freedman Gallery will retain a commission of 25% on all artwork sold during the exhibition. This fee will cover any credit card transaction fees and shipping/handling expenses. The Gallery accepts cash, check or debit/credit card (Visa or MasterCard). All payments to artists will be processed within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition.