Art Show

March 11 —  May 7, 2017
Banana Factory, Crayola Gallery
25 W. Third St. Bethlehem, PA 18015

Reception, Silent Auction, Awards Ceremony


Reception Reservations: $50


Donate or Support the Project

Gallery Viewing

Monday – Friday 8am-9pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5pm

Sometimes the gallery is closed ot the public for private events. Call 610.332.1300 to check on viewing availability.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Before December 1, 2016 - Register to participate at  We will communicate directly with registered teachers and students regarding important updates.

September 2016 -January 11, 2017 - Artwork will be picked up at high school and colleges who register to participate. Click here to register and we will contact you to schedule pick up or drop off.  

January 11 is the final date for donations of those who have registered and must be dropped off at our office location - by appointment only. 

March 11 – May 7, 2017 - Banana Factory, Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

Artists Invited to Participate

High school and college students


  • To inspire hope and healing by raising the awareness that art aids in healing
  • To create art for hospitals and healing facilities where viewers seek inspiration to heal
  • To provide students with opportunities to explore creativity and create art to help others
  • To download "Why Does Art Inspire Hope & Healing?" click here.


Donate your original art that promotes hope and healing by communicating a message of peace, calm, comfort and inspiration.  Students must complete the Student Release Form from our website which must include an art work title and inspiration statement, of not more than 150 words, on how the art communicates that message to viewers.  We cannot accept art that features a trademarked logo or features individuals other than the artist.  Art that does not follow these instructions can be returned and will not be part of the Art Show.

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”, and a depth not to exceed 2”.  It cannot be smaller than 11” x 14”.  Painting on canvas must have the sides painted.  Conte´ Crayon or pastel must have a spray fixative applied.  All paper art must be matted.  Art must be ready to hang and will be placed in our 16” x 20” or 11” x 14” frames.

Judging Criteria

  • Artist’s interpretation  and ability to visually communicate a message of hope and healing to the viewer
  • Creativity, Technical skills and craftsmanship
  • Ability to communicate a compelling inspiration statement


A panel of 4 judges with an expertise in arts and/or healthcare award both high school and college awards in the range of $400 – 200.  Community Honor Awards are granted by those who want to select a winning piece, name the award and fund the $100 prize.  In 2016, we granted 22 awards.

Student Information and Release Form (Required)

To download the Release Form click here.

To download important information for the 2017 show click here.