By: Reading Eagle (1.24.17)

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts has announced an open call to all professional artists, ages 18 and older, who design and produce their own work to show in its 11th annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country.

On view from April 29 to June 4, the exhibit will be supplemented with a published catalog which includes color images of included work, along with artists’ statements, jurors statement and biographies.

The juror is Lisa Tremper Hanover, who was named director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in March 2012 after a successful tenure as director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College.

While at the Berman, she coordinated and supervised the establishment of the first museum program on the Ursinus campus, organized more than 300 exhibitions and attendant programming, expanded the permanent collection to more than 4,000 works of art and raised the profile of the institution to a national level.

As leader of the Michener Art Museum program, Hanover has overseen the transformation of the physical facility with new facade landscaping, revitalization of permanent collection galleries, refreshed curatorial efforts, a celebration of the museum’s 25th anniversary of operation and negotiated for the highly successful exhibition “From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon,” presented in 2013-2014 to more than 100,000 visitors. In addition to presenting at numerous regional and national conferences, Hanover has served as president of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, and presented more than 250 public lectures to professional organizations.

Hanover has juried more than 85 art exhibitions and public-art commissions and served on the boards of directors of the Wayne Art Center, the Baum School of Art and the Wood Turning Center of Philadelphia.

All entries are due by midnight Feb. 28.

Work must have been created within the last three years and may not have been previously shown at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. All work must be for sale. All media are welcomed; video artists must supply their own equipment.

There is a $35 application fee per submission. Submissions may include up to three artworks. All submissions must be entered via the online submission form. Learn more at goggleworks.org.