Calls for Entry
Most Exchange Gallery shows include work by artists young and old, established and up-and-coming, professional and amateur, from throughout the Susquehanna River Valley -- everyone from Bloomsburg University art students and professors to regional high school students to pre-schoolers, people who have exhibited nationally to those showing their work for the first time. Please check here regularly for information on upcoming open-call shows.
"What I Did In Quarantine", 2021
Starting in 2021, we have a more robust on-line presence for most of our exhibitions, including an e-commerce page where people can buy directly, and we would also like to have a video in which the artists speak about their work. If you can make your own short video clip, please e-mail it to us at ; you may also e-mail us a self-portrait/headshot and an artist's statement.
When you bring your work to the Gallery, please have one of these forms filled out. (If you cannot print it ahead of time, we will have them here for you.)
"Images In Deliberate Sequence"
Work due May 1st, 2021
Comics are a staple in visual storytelling, but what do “comics” encompass, and how can we identify that? Over the past couple decades, the term “comics” has been reimagined several times to reflect the temperaments, styles, and themes that come in and out of fashion. The Exchange Gallery seeks of all ages and levels of experience artists to define what comics mean to them and to produce their own interpretations of a visual narrative. Silver age, noir, manga, alternative – all styles and genres welcome in this celebration of comics.
"Images In Deliberate Sequence" will run at the Exchange Gallery from May 3rd through June 18th, 2021.
Image by Sarah Foster
The Exchange Gallery and Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery and Barn Loft invite you to come out to the farm and make art!
From now through mid-October, you can come to the farm during any of their open hours and paint, photograph, and otherwise capture the landscape and the activities at one of our most vibrant local businesses.
An exhibition of your work -- "Art Grows on the Farm" -- will go up at both the Exchange Gallery at at the Farm Market in the fall, from Monday, October 18th, through Friday, November 20th.
For details about the orientation on the farm on May 1st -- we hope to have a hayride! -- click here.
Photo courtesy Rohrbach's.
"Bugs & Botanicals"
Work due June 19th, 2021
The natural world offers a great deal of intrigue and inspiration. The Exchange Gallery seeks artwork that depicts plant and/or insect life, real or imagined. Whether tiny clovers or massive sequoia trees, beautiful butterflies or creepy crawlies, we want to see what plants or insects inspire YOU. All media accepted, 2-D and 3-D. As always, we encourage work by artists of ALL ages and levels of experience.
"Bugs & Botanicals" will run at the Exchange Gallery from June 21st through July 30th, 2021.
We hope that by early summer we can host an artists' reception in the Gallery; to help make that happen, wear your mask: Yours protects me, and mine protects you.
Image: Fritillary by Neil Dignazio
Click here to see the most recent shows in the Gallery.
"Watermark: A Community Album of the 2011 Flood"
Work due July 31st, 2021
In September 2011, the worst flood in recorded history hit Bloomsburg. In the wake of Tropical Strom Lee that had come up from the Gulf of Mexico, dumping prodigious quantities of rain across eastern Pennsylvania, the gauge by the airport reported the Susquehanna River cresting at midday on Friday, the 9th, at 32.75 feet, a foot and a half higher than Agnes in 1972 (and 5/8" higher than the 1904 crest, already forgotten in the subsequent years that Bloomsburg's West End filled up with houses and buildings vulnerable to high water). Flow in the river peaked at more than 300,000 cubic feet per second; before the gauge at Charmond Road in Orangeville got swept away, it showed the flow on Fishing Creek at almost half as much, 140,000 cubic feet per second -- more than a million gallons per second.
A quarter of Bloomsburg's four square miles lay under water, no automobile traffic could enter or leave the town except by way of Route 487 to the north, Interstate 80 closed because of water covering the roadway, and destruction down the valley of Fishing Creek remains visible to this day.
For a history of the storm, visit weather.gov/ctp/TSLeeFlooding.
"Watermark: A Community Album of the 2011 Flood" solicits artwork and other memorabilia from anyone and everyone who lived through the event, anywhere in the Bloomsburg area.r.
"Watermark" will run at the Exchange Gallery from August 2nd through September 10th, 2021 -- ten years and a day after the crest.
We hope that on September 10th we can host an artists' reception in the Gallery; to help make that happen, wear your mask: Yours protects me, and mine protects you.
Image above by Anthony Heier, 2011
Click here to see last year's shows in the Gallery.
"Haunting The Exchange"
Work due Saturday, September 11th
The Exchange Gallery seeks artwork that conjures up thoughts of Halloween and Fall festivities. Full moons, fall foliage, ghosts, goblins – cute or scary, classy or kitschy; what comes to mind when YOU think of Halloween? Help us transform the gallery into a dazzling seasonal attraction! All media accepted, 2-D and 3-D and, as always, we encourage work by artists of ALL ages and levels of experience.
Show runs Monday, September 13th through Friday, October 15th
Reception TBD – perhaps a palm-reading and/or ghost-stories event?
Image above: "Waning Crescent" by Gina Dignazio
Click here to see 2019's shows in the Gallery.
Links from that page will get you to earlier years.
"Art Grows on the Farm"
Work due October 16th, 2021
The Exchange Gallery and Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery and Barn Loft (rohrbachsfarm.net) invite you to come out to the farm and make art!
Until mid-October, you can come to the farm during any of their open hours and paint, photograph, and otherwise capture the landscape and the activities at one of our most vibrant local businesses. An exhibition of your work -- "Art Grows on the Farm" -- will go up at both the Exchange Gallery at at the Farm Market from Monday, October 18th, through Friday, November 20th.
Please submit this form with your work.
You as artist/lender bear sole responsibility for insuring your own work. Neither the Exchange nor its volunteers nor employees may be held liable for any loss or damage to the artwork on loan. Neither an exhibitor nor any representative(s) thereof shall be a party to any legal action against The Exchange, its board of directors, its employees, or its volunteers arising out of any such loss or damage to personal property or personal injury. When you drop off your work, you must sign a gallery loan agreement to this effect.
We use photographs of artwork for promoting the exhibitions here; on the form, you may choose to have your work not photographed.
The Exchange Gallery takes a 20% commission on sales, meaning the artist receives 80% of the sale price of a piece. You may choose to donate more than 20% -- and up to 100% -- of the sale price to the Gallery. All income from sales goes directly to keeping the lights on here.
Any work not picked up one month after the end on an exhibition will be considered abandoned and will be recycled.
You must certify that all work offered for exhibition, for sale, and/or for display at the Exchange is original and designed and executed by you or legally represented by you. You understand that The Exchange reserves the right to accept or reject any work for public display.
We look forward to having your work at the Exchange Gallery.