Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show 2022

April 8- August 5

Mark your calendars to submit your work to the 99th annual Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show! We welcome submissions from any and all artists living, working, or studying within 250 miles of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania. The call for online submissions will be open from January 1 – February 11, 2022.


This Year’s Juror

The Erie Art Museum, in partnership with the Edinboro University Art Department, is excited to announce Jessica Hong as the Spring Show 2022 juror. Hong is the new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA). where  she is responsible for broadening art historical narratives and shaping a dynamic collection and exhibition program. Prior to the TMA, she was the Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art and the first to fill this position on the occasion of the museum’s major expansion. In this inaugural role, she complicated the presumed temporal specificity of the “contemporary,” bridging collection areas across time and media in her exhibitions, to foster holistic understandings of our present.

Previously, she was Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston where she organized exhibitions including Arthur Jafa: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2018) and the Boston presentation of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 (2018). . She was also part of the new Division of Modern and Contemporary Art that launched the renovated Harvard Art Museums. She was previously based in New York and held curatorial positions at Independent Curators International (ICI), SculptureCenter, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Hong has written editorials and articles for BOMB Magazine, New England Museums Now, as well as Hood Museum, ICA/Boston, SculptureCenter, and Dartmouth publications. She has been a visiting lecturer at various academic institutions including Emerson College, Dartmouth College, Maryland College of Art, Lesley University, New York University, among others. Additionally, she continues to serve as a national critic and juror for numerous fellowships, awards, and residency programs. Hong received her M.A. with Distinction in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and B.A. in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, graduating Cum Laude and with Department Honors.

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Eligibility

The Spring Show is open to any and all artists living, working or studying within 250 miles of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Prizes

A total of $15,000 in cash prizes and sales is expected. Cash awards totaling $2,500, including the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association (NPAA) Award, and $12,500 in anticipated sales. Cash prizes will be determined by the juror and divided evenly. A standard 30% commission will be charged on all sales.

Submission & Fees

Deadline for submission
The deadline for online registration, including email submission of images of works, is February 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm.  

Fees
Each artist may submit up to three works. Museum members pay $20 for the first submission and $10 for any additional entries; non-members pay $30 for the first submission and $20 for any additional entries. Submission fees are non-refundable.

All Media Welcome

The Spring Show is open to all media, including but not limited to painting, photography, graphics, sculpture, fiber. Due to space limitations, however, we ask that your submissions not exceed 72 inches in any dimension or weigh more than 100 pounds. Artists proposing to submit work requiring special installation should confer with Museum staff prior to the entry deadline.

Framing

All 2D works, such as prints, drawings, and photographs, must be hang-ready. To ensure the safety of your work only wire and D rings will be accepted.

If the framed work is a different price than unframed, please include both prices on the registration.

Artist Statement

Artists are to submit artist statements. Artist statements should answer, “Why did you make this piece? What would you like people to know about your process and/or this work?” Artist statements are required and will be displayed with your object as they are written. It is advisable to write your artist statement(s) prior to starting the registration form so it is ready to include. 

Work Availability, Liability, and Photography

Please note that entries, if accepted into the show, must be available from March 19, 2022, through August 25, 2022. No accepted work may be withdrawn before the close of the show. 

Even though we’ll take great care of your work(s), please know that all entries are exhibited at the artist’s own risk. The Museum also reserves the right to photographically reproduce any submitted works for publicity or educational purposes.

Spring Show Submission of Images

Spring Show submission is now all electronic. Follow the instructions below to register and submit. 

Step 1: Using a digital camera or phone, take a high-resolution picture of your work. (It is your choice, but there is no need to get a professional photographer. The resolution on most phones is extremely high quality.)

Step 2: Name the image files using the title and artist’s last name. For example, an artist named Jody Schmody created “Flowers in Spring”. The image file name should be Flowers_Schmody.

Step 3: Upload the image file while completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Registration and Payment

You also need to complete the registration form at the bottom of this page and pay. 

If you are not comfortable paying online but are willing to pay by card over-the-phone, complete the form, click Submit, and when PayPal pops up you do not go any further. We will call you for payment. Payment must be made prior to February 11 at 11:59 pm. If payment isn’t made the works will not be included in jury day.

Notification of Acceptance/Omittance

Notification of acceptance/omittance will be emailed to each artist by March 4th, 2022. Be sure to add @erieartmuseum.org to your contact lists to ensure the email doesn’t get sorted into your junk mail or spam folders.

If your piece(s) are accepted into the show. You will have to either drop them off or mail them to the Museum. Please note the drop-off dates in your calendar to ensure your availability in the event that your work(s) are accepted.

Accepted Works

If your work is accepted into the show, it must arrive at the determined drop-off dates on March 19th, 2022 or March 20th, 2022. See drop-off dates below for specific instructions.

Your work will remain at the Museum through the closing of the show, August 5th, 2022. No works will be removed from the show between these dates.

Drop-off Dates & Location

Only accepted works will be dropped off at the Museum. Please mark your calendars for these dates to ensure your availability in the event that your work(s) are accepted into the show.

Drop-off dates and times for accepted works are March 19th and March 20th, 2022. Please check back soon for additional information and drop-off signup forms.

Accepted works may also be mailed to the Museum. If submissions are mailed to the Museum, they must be prepaid, and include return postage. You will be charged a $15 handling fee for each work shipped. To make shipping arrangements, contact Matthew Coté

Ship accepted works to the Attention of Matthew Coté, Erie Art Museum 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507.

Opening

The Spring Show will be open to the public on April 8, 2022. Standard entry fees for non-members and free for members. 

Closing

Accepted works need to be collected at on the scheduled pick-up dates August 6th, 2022 or August 7th, 2022.

All works are required to be picked up within 7 days of the show’s closing. The Museum is not responsible for work(s) not picked up by August 12, 2022 If you do not make arrangements and your piece(s) is not collected by August 12, 2022, you will be charged a one-time holding fee of $25 when you pick it up.

Prospectus subject to change. Notification of any changes will be sent via email from the Erie Art Museum.

Are you a Museum member?

First-time Memberships start at $15 and include benefits such as free admission to the Museum, invitation to Members-Only events, our Quarterly magazine, and more. Members entering three works save $30 on entry fees.

Become a Member

Ready to Enter the Spring Show? 

Online Entry Form