Off the Wall pARTy 2017

Off the Wall pARTy 2017

Call for Community Artwork Donations

Off the Wall pARTy 2017 will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Penn State New Kensington Forum Theatre, Administration Building lobbies, and courtyard.

Penn State New Kensington invites a call for artists, respectfully requesting donations of artwork for auction. A reserve price will be set for each piece submitted. The pARTy celebrates arts and culture with an evening full of artists, live and silent auctions, tastings, drinks, music and merriment.  All proceeds from the auctions benefit cultural art initiatives and scholarships at Penn State New Kensington.

Artists who donate work will receive two complimentary Off the Wall pARTy 2017 tickets. 

Eligibility & Requirements

  • 2D & 3D artists of all media
  • Please submit 1-3 digital images for consideration via our online form.
  • Submit image files in .jpg or .gif format at least 1 MB (1000 pixels) not to exceed 2MB.
  • Label files with artist name, title, date and size.
  • A maximum of two works per artist will be accepted.
  • Work must be complete and display ready.

Additional Info & Important Dates

Submission is free.  Submissions will be accepted between February 20 and April 10, 2017 as artists fill out this Call for Artwork online donation form.

Images of accepted pieces will be retained by Penn State New Kensington and used for promotional purposes.

Artists selected will be highlighted in the campus social media, promotions and marketing for the Off the Wall pARTy 2017.  Artists participating agree to grant Penn State New Kensington perpetual, royalty free, and nonexclusive license to use, without limitation, any auction artwork, or related image, for the purpose of promoting the campus and related events.

Submission does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibit.  Penn State New Kensington’s decision is final.

Artists may submit up the three artworks for consideration.  Please keep in mind that it is difficult for us to accommodate large-scale pieces or works that require intricate installations.

All artists will be notified by April 17, 2017, via email as to whether or not their artwork was accepted.  Please do not contact Penn State New Kensington directly. 

Accepted artwork should be hand-delivered between April 24 and May 15, 2017.  Please contact us directly at 724-334-6056 or for an appointment.

All artists will be notified of the sale of their artwork by June 21, 2017.  In the unfortunate case the artwork does not sell, the artist may pick up the artwork from Penn State New Kensington after June 21, 2017 by appointment.   Any artwork that remains unclaimed by June 30, 2017, will become property of Penn State New Kensington and may be sold at a later date without consignment to the donating artist/entity.  Penn State New Kensington is not responsible for the return shipment of unsold work. 

All artists who donate will receive two free tickets to Off the Wall pARTy 2017 on June 16, 2017 ($150 value), along with special recognition at the auction.

All donations made to Penn State New Kensington are eligible for a full tax consideration. 

More Questions?

Contact Tina Sluss, Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery Coordinator at 724-334-6056 or by email at