10 May 2022

Compete Self Expression – The Artist’s Truth

MVA Gallery Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Modern Visual Arts Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: May 26, 2022 – The MVA Gallery (Modern Visual Arts) invites artists and photographers of all levels (emerging to established) to submit original 2D artwork to this exhibition.

What are the distinguishing characteristics of your art? Are your images traditional or experimental or a synthesis of styles? What is the personal visual idiom that you have developed to influence a viewer’s thoughts and emotions? Using your technical skill, how do you transform ideas and inspirations into a unique image that reveals your artistic vision and truth? Please share your artwork in this exhibition to provide the excitement of discovering your special talent.

All subject matter and styles will be considered. Everyone is welcome!

On display : June 19 thru July 10, 2022.

Open to U.S. artists. No restrictions on subject matter or style exist for this exhibition. All approaches — traditional or non-traditional — are acceptable. Let’s see your finest interpretations and special visions. The MVA Gallery accepts painting, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, digital, fiber, drawing, and photography.

Entry fee is $35.00 for 3 images. You may include additional files for $5.00 each up to a total of 9 maximum.

These “Art of Distinction” Awards will be granted at most exhibitions.

  • First Prize: $450
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Annual Grand Prize: One New York City Exhibition Opportunity. One artist or photographer will be selected from all the individuals who were accepted and displayed in an MVA Gallery exhibit during the past calendar year. This artist will be offered an exhibition opportunity in New York City and will be notified in December.

Visit us for complete details and easy online application.

Artists can determine whether they wish to sell their artwork. For sales, the artist must list a specific price and not indicate “Upon Request.”

Commission Fees:
70% of the final sale price to the Artist.
30% of the final sale price to the Gallery.
Artwork must remain in the Gallery for the full duration of the exhibition or event.


  • Entry Deadline: May 26, 2022. (Midnight Denver, Colorado)
  • Notification To Artists: No later than May 29, 2022 (Midnight).
  • Notification by email. Artists will receive separate email messages for “Invited” and “Not Invited” artwork entries.
  • Shipping Deadline: All accepted artwork must arrive at the Gallery no later than June 16, 2022. No hand – delivered work will be processed for this exhibit.
  • Exhibition Dates : June 19 through July 10, 2022.
  • Artwork Returned: The Gallery will start to return unsold art to the participating artists July 14 – 18, 2022. We will use the prepaid return shipping label that is provided by artists and enclosed with the art.

The MVA Gallery (Modern Visual Arts) is located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bethlehem, along with its neighboring cities Allentown and Easton, comprise the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). Bethlehem has a vibrant arts and cultural life — numerous active art galleries and nationally acclaimed festivals that attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. Located one hour from New York City, Bethlehem has become an art destination for informed collectors and prominent art professionals.

MVA Gallery
35 E. Elizabeth Avenue
Suite 35
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 9 days.

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