Call for Entries

The Art of Comfort

Artist Exhibitions at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees

call-for-entriesSamaritan invites professional and/or trained artists to display their works at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, southern New Jersey’s first freestanding inpatient hospice center. The Center is planning to host two exhibits each year, with each hanging for six months.

ABOUT THE CENTER

Designed to provide a peaceful, healing environment, The Center offers round-the-clock hospice care for the comfort, support, and dignity of Samaritan’s patients, their family members, and friends. The Samaritan Center offers 18 private patient rooms along with family rooms, dining rooms, and large country kitchens so that families can gather to spend quality time together. The Center also includes a large community education center for staff and community education and events, and well-lit gallery space. The Center’s many windows offer restful views of its gardens and natural woodland surroundings. 

The Center’s exhibit walls are designed primarily for the pleasure and enjoyment of Samaritan patients, their families and friends, and the staff who serve them as well as community members visiting the Center for meetings, events, and educational programs. As an artist exhibiting at the Center, you provide an immeasurable gift: shining an uplifting spotlight on the art of caring, and the comforting power of art.

ABOUT THE GALLERY SPACE

The Center’s exhibit space extends through a main walkway that connects all wings of patient rooms. The space includes an art hanging system that is installed with hanging rods. Artists are responsible to hang and take down their exhibits. Please bring any tools/materials necessary for installation.  Nothing can be taped to the walls.

ABOUT SAMARITAN

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is an independent not-for-profit provider of hospice, palliative (comfort) care, and grief support services. Locally based in Marlton, New Jersey, Samaritan provides in-home and inpatient care and support for seriously-ill patients and their families for people in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic and Mercer counties.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Samaritan is seeking entries for work created by:

  • Professional artists
  • Non-professional artists that make their primary living outside of the art world

ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Works must support the above-stated exhibition criteria and enhance the Center’s mission and environment.
  • All 2D mediums accepted.
  • Works must not exceed 72” X 72”
  • Exhibits must include at least six and no more than 12 works, depending on size.
  • Art work must be suitably framed, wired, and prepared for exhibition.
  • Submitted work must be for sale and available for the entirety of the exhibition

FEE

No fees required.

SUBMISSIONS

Submission proposals will only be accepted via digital entry. Please submit photos to info@SamaritanNJ.org by August 31, 2017.

DATES & SCHEDULE

  • Submit digital entries by Friday, August 31, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Deliver and Hang Art Work: Week of September 25, 2017
  • Exhibition Opens:  Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Reception: Date to be determined by Samaritan in collaboration with the artist
  • Pick-Up Exhibited Work: Week of February 26, 2018

GALLERY TOURS

Samaritan will schedule and escort up to 12 private tours during the duration of the exhibit for invited guests.  Samaritan staff, volunteers, patients, family caregivers, friends and guests will be able to tour at any time.

SALE OF WORK

All work must be offered for sale, and available for duration of the exhibit. Artists must agree in writing that Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice will receive a 20% commission on the sale of all work to support the not-for-profit organization’s Community Benefit programs and services. Samaritan requests a digital price list for the pieces in the show, which can be distributed to gallery visitors. Some artists have chosen to design an attractive information sheet combining information about themselves, their inspiration for the exhibited works, and their price list.

INSURANCE

Reasonable care will be taken with work submitted and hung by the artist(s) for this exhibition. Works will be insured on The Samaritan Center at Voorhees premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Center. 

RECEPTION

Date to be determined by Samaritan in collaboration with the artist.

Samaritan will collaborate with the artist to select a date for hosting a private, invitation reception during each exhibition for the participating artist(s), their immediate guests, and Samaritan guests to meet and mingle. Lite fare and beverages will be available.

CONTACT

Joanne Rosen, Vice President, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice
jrosen@SamaritanNJ.org or 856-552-3254

 

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