Contact: Oren B. Helbok, 570-317-2596, Exchange@ExchangeArts.org
What place in our region means the most to you? One of our state parks? Your special place along the Susquehanna River or deep in the woods? A public historic site? Where you had your first kiss?
We want YOU to participate in SITEexchange, a public art project conceived by artist Cindi Hron and produced by The Exchange to engage artists in the Central Pennsylvania region. We want you to observe and record, through artistic means, a site within the region – a particular place, of each artist’s choosing, that exists in relationship to the landscape. We encourage artists of all ages and levels of experience to submit their work, and each participant may determine how to interpret the idea of site. Perhaps best of all, SITEexchange will present the art in a fun and novel way by distributing the work via novelty vending machines – gumball machines – located throughout our region.
We will display all the original artwork at the Exchange Gallery in October and November, and we will fold, encapsulate, and distribute copies of chosen submissions during those months through gumball machines at 25 venues in Berwick, Bloomsburg, Catawissa, Lewisburg, Laurelton, Mifflinburg, Milton, and Sunbury!
SITEexchange draws attention to our shared understanding of our multi-county region through its many well-known and maybe not-so-well-known sites. We invite you to share a representation of a site that you find meaningful. That 2-D representation, in any medium, must be flat and fit exactly the template size of 4” x 5.25”, either vertical or horizontal. Each participant agrees to the submission size limitation and to the scanning of their submission and its reproduction and distribution through novelty vending machines. Artists have the opportunity to sell their original work, at prices of their choosing, in the Exchange Gallery exhibition; each artist receives 80% of the sale price (the Gallery takes a 20% commission). Artists will not receive compensation for having their work reproduced and distributed through the gumball machines.
Deadline for submission: Friday, August 19th, 2022. Submissions must come to The Exchange, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815, delivered in person or by U.S. Mail. We will consider only submissions that ARRIVE no later than Friday, August 19th. Please submit with your artwork the Loan Agreement form available on our Web site at ExchangeArts.org/calls-for-entry.
Vending machine sales: October-November 2022
The Gallery show of submitted work runs October 10th through November 18th, 2022, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg.
Questions? Contact Oren at 570-317-2596, Exchange@ExchangeArts.org
Visit the Exchange Gallery Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (hours may vary from week to week; visit ExchangeArts.org/gallery-hours or give us a call before you drop in). For more information about The Exchange, visit ExchangeArts.org and Facebook.com/ExchangeArtsDotOrg or call 570-317-2596.