Art Show and Sale

Art Show - Artwork Entry Conditions

The Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale at the Barber National Institute will again be a VIRTUAL EVENT in 2022 to showcase the creative talents of adults and youth artists!


Donor Debut: April 21 - 24
Online galleries open: April 21 - May 6


NO-CONTACT Art Submission:
Artists are encouraged to pre-register and make payments online. Must wear masks when dropping off artwork.

Thursday, March 24, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Barber National Institute | North Lobby
100 Barber Place
Erie, PA 16507

Directions and printable versions of the entry form can be found at BarberInstitute.org/ArtShow

Monetary Awards:
Presented in youth and adult artist categories; separate awards presented for photography.

2022 Artist Awards:

A panel of judges will select artwork for the following awards that will be presented in both the Youth and Adult Categories:

  • Best of Show: $300
  • Honorable Mention: $100 (up to three awarded in Adult and Youth categories)
  • Best of Show Photography: $300
  • Honorable Mention: $100 (up to three awarded in Adult and Youth categories)

In addition, show visitors will select artwork for the People's Choice Awards; $100 awards for an adult and youth artist to be awarded after the show.


Pick Up of Art:
Artists are asked to pick up their unsold work on:

Thursday, May 12, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Artwork remaining after this is considered abandoned and becomes property of the Barber National Institute.

Important Information:
Due to the virtual platform, only artwork that is available for sale can be accepted. Adult artists will be charged a $20 entry fee for each submission.
Cash, check (payable to Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Educational Institute) and debit/credit card payments accepted.

Professional photos will be taken of all artwork in the Show.  If artists prefer, they may also submit their own photos of their artwork.  If you wish to submit your own photo, please follow these instructions and submit your photo by March 24.

All youth artwork (age 18 and under or high school student) is submitted free of charge. Artwork must be submitted with an entry form that can be completed and submitted online. An entry label also must be affixed to the back or underside of each piece. Artists may submit up to two pieces. Due to space limitations, both pieces might not be accepted into the show. Artists will be notified in advance if their submission(s) will not be included, and will have the option to pick up their art prior to the show.

Out-of-town work may be submitted by prepaid shipment; include entry forms and return shipping fee. Artwork will not be accepted after March 26.

What is Accepted:
Submissions that are to be hung must be delivered framed, wired, and ready for hanging. Unframed artwork that cannot be hung will not be accepted.
Canvas stretched over a wood frame must be wired to hang, but do not require an additional frame. Work can include painting, photography, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, etc. Crafts and jewelry cannot be accepted. Works must not exceed measurement of 48” wide x 84” long, and should not exceed 100 lbs. The Barber National Institute reserves the right to review submissions for content, and will not display work considered inappropriate. Artwork exhibited in our previous shows cannot be submitted again. Schools and youth organizations may enter up to 20 submissions but no more than two per student. Unique artwork by each student is encouraged; multiple variations on a theme may not be accepted. All artwork must be available for sale.

Conditions of Submission:
Although every precaution is taken to protect artwork and frames, entries are submitted at the artist’s own risk. The Barber National Institute reserves the right to photographically reproduce any work for publicity or educational purposes and to include the name of the artist in all promotional materials.
Packing materials accompanying artwork may not be able to be returned.

Sale of Artwork:
To help benefit services at the Barber National Institute, a 25% commission is charged on all sales; any additional donation by artists is greatly appreciated. “Price on Request” is not accepted. Artists cannot change prices after submission.

New: A minimum price of $25 is required.

For More Information:
Call the Barber National Institute, 814-480-6810