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Biennial 2024

Be a part of the most exciting and rewarding exhibition in the region! 


exhibition 07.26.24 – 10.20.24

Selection Juror: Janice Trusky

Awards Juror: Vaughn Clay

Cash awards: $1,000 Best in Show

$500 First Place

$250 Second Place

$100 Third Place

$300 People’s Choice (determined by visitor vote)


  • Entry & fee deadline: Friday, Feb 23

  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, May 3 via mailed and emailed letter of acceptance

  • Awards Reception: Saturday, August 17, 6-8 pm, cost $25 per person



  • $25 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks payable to SAMA.

  • Application form

  • JPEG images of maximum 3 artworks for consideration

  • *300 dpi resolution or higher, one JPEG per submission unless the work is in the round)

  • *Artist biography and artistic statement regarding conceptual insight to the work (optional)



  • Maximum size 78" h x 32" w

  • Application form must include retail value of your work. This value will be the listed price if the work is for sale and will also be used as the insurance value.

  • Work should be from the past 2 to 3 years and should not have been exhibited at SAMA Biennials or the annual exhibitions of the Allied Artists of Johnstown, Art in Common, or the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.


  • Submit payment 

  • Email materials to with subject “2024 Biennial Application”

  • Attach completed application form

  • Attach 3 jpegs of work

APPLY BY MAIL: 137 E. Pitt St. Bedford, PA 15522

  • Check for $25 made out to Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

  • Include completed application form

  • CD or USB drive of 3 jpegs of work 


  • Announced at the Award Reception on Saturday, August 17th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Reception and awards are sponsored by Barry H Newborn, Chantel Ventura, Dr. Magdi and Karen Azer, Dr. Owen K. and Marian Morgan, Barbara O'Brien. Our program sponsor is Fred Danziger, and marketing partner is Seven Mountains Media.


QUESTIONS: call (814) 515-1370 or email See terms and conditions for details of loan upon acceptance such as insurance, liability, and sale of work.

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