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Center Stage Arts in Health at the Hershey Medical Center


A Hershey Area Arts Association Community Activity!

For the third year we have been invited to participate in the Center Stage Art in Health program at the Hershey Medical Center. Our members’ art work will hang for about three months in the sensitive areas of the hospital to bring a soothing distraction to patients and family members in stressful situations.

The request is for original artwork that is pleasant and engaging and will bring calm, comfort or cheer to stressed folks in the hospital setting. Not accepted are any pieces that can be interpreted as disturbing, sexual, violent, or melancholic.

HAAA is asking for 3 to 4 submissions from each artist that wishes to be considered. Approximately 20 submissions will then be selected by the hospital to hang on display. You will be notified of the decision.

Steps for submission of artwork

  • Complete the registration form located at the link below.

  • Email a JPG file of completed, original artwork to the Center Stage Committee members, listed below.

  • Name each attachment as follows: name, title, medium, size, price, and framed dimensions (9” x 12” to 30” x 36”).

  • Artwork may be framed or unframed canvas with finished edges and ready to hang with wire, per HAAA hanging instructions.

  • If your artwork is accepted, it must be placed in resealable packaging that will remain at the Medical Center for repacking at the end of the exhibition. You will receive details about delivering your artwork from a HAAA Committee member.

  • Accepted artwork must be available for display during the entirety of the show dates

  • The Hershey Medical Center and Center Stage staff will:

    • Insure art pieces in the exhibition

    • Coordinate the sale of artwork with the artist

    • Retain a commission of 30%

    • Provide prices of artwork upon request

Important Dates:

September 27 Complete the event registration form, link below. Then email JPG photos of your work to the all three committee members. Please title your email “Center State - Artist Name” and send to:

  • susan.gephart@gmail.com

  • honeybunnydh@gmail.com

  • LoopheadDuudles@comcast.net

October 21 Last day to submit artwork to committee via email

November 5 HAAA sends photos of selected artwork to Center Stage

November 8 HAAA notifies members of selected work with delivery instructions

November 12 HAAA committee delivers selected work to Hershey Medical Center

February 7 or 8 Unsold artwork comes down. Pickup location and date TBD

Date TBD Artist reception at Hershey Medical Center

HAAA Members exhibiting are to read and agree to the Hershey Area Art Associations, “General Information and Policy Statement” found on the HAAA website: http://hersheyart.org

Registration Deadline October 21, 2018

NOTE - It is not necessary to use tags on your artwork.

Artists will not be spending time at the exhibition

Please ignore those questions on the registration form

Earlier Event: November 3
Annville-Cleona Community Art Show
Later Event: November 13
General Member Meeting - November