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

March 8 — 28, 2018
Baum School of Art
510 Linden Street Allentown, PA

Reception, Silent Auction, Awards Ceremony

Baum School of Art

Reception Reservations: $50


Donate or Support the Project

Gallery Viewing

March 8 — 28, 2018
Thursday, 9am-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm
Sunday, Closed 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Before December 1, 2017 - Register to participate at HTTA.org.  We will communicate directly with registered teachers and students regarding important updates.

Now until January 11, 2018 - Artwork is picked up at high schools and colleges.  We will contact those who register for artwork pick up or drop off locations.  January 11, is the final date for donations, drop off only by appointment (2158 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103.  Heather@HTTA.org)

March 8 – 28, 2018, Art Show is at the Baum School of Art Galleries, Allentown, 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


Donate your original art that promotes hope and healing by communicating a message of peace, calm, comfort and inspiration.  Students must clearly complete the Student Release Form which must include an art work title and inspiration statement, of not more than 100 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.  Select art may also be part of Healing Art Meditations for Healthcare & Beyond which combines our art with the music of Jim Brickman.  We will make every effort to communicate where your art goes and how it is used if we have a legible email good beyond the current school year.

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.  Sign your work where it is not covered by the mat.

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 2017, we granted 23 awards.

Student Information and Release Form (Required)

To download the Release Form click here.

To download important information for the 2018 show click here.