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

March 7 — 30, 2016
Baum School of Art
510 Linden Street Allentown, PA

Reception, Silent Auction, Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:30 - 8pm
Baum School of Art

Reception Reservations: TBD


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Gallery Viewing

March 7 — 30, 2016
Thursday, 9am-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm
Sunday, Closed 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Donation of Art for this show will be from September 2015 through January 8, 2016.

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

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 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. We will not accept art that features trademarked logos or images of recognizable people other than the artist.

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 2015 Hope & Healing Juried Art Show awarded 22 students with cash prizes.

Student Information and Release Form (Required)

To download the Release Form click here.

To download important information for the 2016 show click here.