Call for Entries: Seton Hill Alumni Art Exhibit
Seton Hill alumni are encouraged to submit up to three works of art to be considered for exhibition in the Alumni Art Exhibit, which will be on display in the Harlan Gallery from May 27 to June 17, 2022.
All mediums are accepted, and alumni from all graduating classes are welcome to submit.
The submission deadline is Saturday, May 7, 2022. Artwork should be submitted as low-res JPEG files and emailed to Emily Franicola, Director of Harlan Gallery, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read: Submission for 2022 Alumni Exhibit. Please also attach a PDF or doc file listing the works of art in the order of the attachments by artist, title, date, medium, and dimensions. If submitting time-based work, please make sure to list the duration of the work.
Artists will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their works on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Artwork should be delivered to the Harlan Gallery on Saturday, May 21 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Alumni Art Exhibit will be shown between May 27 and June 17, 2022. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, June 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Seton Hill’s Alumni Weekend.
Artwork will be ready for pickup on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Juror for the Alumni Art Exhibit is Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer. A Colombian-American artist, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer graduated with a degree in Architectural Design from the Fundación Academia de Dibujo Profesional and studied Fine Arts at the Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes in Cali, Colombia. Sheila’s practice represents her interest in identity, diversity, and human rights. Her work has been shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Susquehanna Museum of Art, Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Sheila has been invited to show her work at the Pennsylvania State Capitol and the United States Department of Energy. In 2018, her design Democracy is Power was chosen by the Amplifier Foundation curatorial team, which includes Shepard Fairey and America Ferrera, to travel around the country with #powertothepolls. In 2020, Sheila was awarded funds from the Heinz Endowments Just Arts program as Lead Artist of the recently completed Billboard Art Project. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and she has recently been appointed to Welcoming Westmoreland, a broad-based coalition taking on diversity and inclusion across Westmoreland County. Her work has been mentioned in publications including Forbes.com, Bloomberg CityLab and The Boston Globe.