Erie. PA (January 11, 2024) – The Jay & Mona Kang Art Show and Sale: Total Eclipse of the Art presented by Barber National Institute is now accepting original artwork entries by regional youth and adult artists for exhibition April 5-8, 2024.
One of the region’s largest and most diverse art exhibits, the Barber National Institute Art Show features the creative works of youth and adult artists across a variety of media including photography, painting, ceramic, sculpture and drawings. Artwork is selected by a panel of judges for cash prizes for the artists, and a People’s Choice Award is determined by visitors to the show.
This year’s show illuminates the talent of regional artists during the once-in-a-lifetime event where Erie is in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse. Artists are encouraged to have fun with this year’s theme Total Eclipse of the Art.
Visitors can celebrate this celestial moment beginning April 5 and culminating with the total eclipse on April 8 at 3:16 p.m. for prime viewing at the Barber National Institute main campus. Official eclipse viewing glasses will be available at the show!
The Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale will again offer a hybrid experience with both in-person and online galleries offering artists additional opportunities to sell their art.
The show is open to both adult and youth artists and all works will be included in both the in-person and online exhibits.
Artwork may be submitted during the Call for Entries that will be held at the Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place, Erie on Thursday, Feb. 29 & March 1 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All artwork must be available for sale with a minimum 30 percent commission benefitting the Barber National Institute.
Cash awards will be presented in both adult and youth categories, with separate cash awards presented in photography.
All artists are encouraged to complete the online registration before submitting their artwork.