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Artist Call: Ways of Wood, A Juried Exhibition!

The Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance and the Artists Hand Gallery

invite woodworkers to apply to be part of the Ways of Wood Exhibition.

Wood has deep roots in folk art. Wood is a foundational material in folk

and traditional art in its various capacities ranging from woodturning,

woodcarving, joinery, instrument making, toolmaking, and more. This

exhibition celebrates the enduring tradition of making things out of wood,

from traditional to contemporary.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday August 16, 2024 and will

close on Saturday September 14, 2024.


Artist must be 18 years of age or older.

All art works must be created by the submitting artist. No kits or reproductions.

Entry Requirements:

● Open to artists who reside or have a business within a 75 mile radius from

Indiana County, PA.

● Original works, priced and available for sale. If not for sale, please provide a value

of work.

● Entries must be ready to securely hang or install, and any required hardware

must be included.

● Artists may submit up to eight (8) works for consideration via digital

representation (link or digital file). If you have difficulties submitting your work

digitally please contact the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance, as seen below:

● Include dimensions of each piece of submitted art.

● 2-4 sentences for a statement of work, following the prompt: “My way with wood

comes from...”

Upon notification of acceptance, artist will receive a consignment agreement which

must be completed and returned when work is delivered. An inventory list including

title of work, artist name, and price of work must be provided.

Any delivered work that does not meet the above requirements will not be hung and

the entry fee will not be refunded.

Entry Fee and sales commission:

• $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to 8 pieces.

• Commission: 55% to the artist and 45% to The Artists Hand Gallery.


Selection will be based on the overall quality of the work and its compliance with the

entry requirements. Work will be selected through a juried process, and accepted work

will be subject to final approval by the jurors.

How to Submit:

• A $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to 8 entries.

• Email images to no later than July 19, 2024. Decisions

will follow within 2 weeks of receipt or appointment.

• TO PAY FEE: write a $30 check payable to the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance and

mail it to:

Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance

P.O. Box 1410

Indiana, PA 15701

Only those submissions that have a fee paid will be considered.


  • Exhibition Duration: Friday August 16 to September 14, 2024

  • Entry Deadline: Friday July 19, 2024

  • Notification: Friday August 2, 2024

  • Drop-off of artwork: August 11 & 12, 2024

  • Public Reception: Friday August 16, 2024 - 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Pickup of artwork: Monday, September 16, 2024, 9am to 5pm.


Artists must deliver and pick up their work at the designated dates and times. Work

must be delivered and picked up by a person. NO SHIPPING.

Upon delivery all work must be stable and ready to display. Labels must be complete

with artist’s name and contact information and attached to the bottom of

the work.

Insurance Statement:

The Artists Hand Gallery will exhibit the utmost care for the safekeeping of all artworks

while the artworks are in the Gallery. The Artists Hand Gallery carries only general

liability insurance policy and does not provide content insurance. The gallery does not

insure any artwork or support equipment. Therefore it is up to the individual artists to

insure their artwork if they feel it is necessary. Insurance provisions for loss or damage

will be the responsibility of the artist. The Artists Hand Gallery is not responsible for

damaged or stolen artwork.

Contact the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance for more information here:

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