Hope & Healing Juried Art Show for High School & College Students

January 10 — March 15, 2015
Banana Factory, Crayola Gallery
25 W. Third Street,Bethlehem,PA 18015


Reception, Silent Auction, Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 - 8pm
Banana Factory

Reception Reservations: $50 


Donate or Support the Project

Gallery Viewing

The gallery is open when the Banana Factory is open.
Monday — Friday, 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am-5pm 

At times the gallery may be closed to the public due to events in the gallery. Please call ahead.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Donation of Art for this show will be from April through November 24, 2014.

Register to participate here.  We will communicate updated information to those who register, including arrangements for picking or dropping off the art. 

January 10, 2015 – The Art Show opens at the Banana Factory, Crayola Gallery and runs until March 15.  This winter show will provide many viewers with a Remedy for the Winter Blues.

Artists Invited to Participate

Any high school or college student in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area is eligible.  Students may donate healing related art specifically created for our show or created for others like Scholastic or school art shows.


  • To inspire hope and healing by raising the awareness that art helps the healing process
  • To create art for hospital patient rooms, treatment areas, clinics
  • To provide students with opportunities to explore and create art that helps healing both for themselves and others
  • To download "Why Does Art Inspire Hope & Healing?" click here.


Submit original art that promotes hope and healing by communicating a message of peace, calm, comfort and inspiration.  Students must complete a Student Release Form which includes an inspiration statement, a short description of how the art communicates that message.

Art Medium

Two-dimensional artwork that can be hung in a hospital room is accepted.  It may include painting, photography, mixed media, etc.  It may not include glass or fragile material.

Size & Finishing

Horizontal or vertical art, including a mat, must not be larger than 16” x 20” depth not to exceed 2” and not be smaller than 11” x 14”.  Painting on canvas must have the sides painted.  Conte´ Crayon or pastel must have a spray fixative applied.  Art must be ready to hang or matted for placement in our 16” x 20” or 11” x 14” frames.  If working on paper, do not work up to the edge to allow space for the mat.  Sign your work.

Judging Criteria

  1. Artist's interpretation and depiction of the theme
  2. Technical skills & craftsmanship
  3. Creativity & originality


Prizes range from $400 to $100.  Honor Awards are granted by community members who select additional winning pieces and fund the $100 prize.  The 2014 Hope & Healing Juried Art Show awarded 17 students with cash prizes.

Student Information and Release Form (Required)

To download the Student Release Form click here.

To download important information for the 2015 show click here.