Residents Exhibition 2011-2020
Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat:
The Second Decade*

*For alumni of Soaring Gardens who were residents between 2011 and 2020 only.
Application requirements below.

The board of the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust is pleased to invite all residents—visual artists, writers, composers, and musicians—who had residencies at Soaring Gardens between 2011 and 2020 to apply to “Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat: The Second Decade,” a juried exhibition celebrating the second ten years of the residency program. The show will be held at the Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton from November 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021 (note the show will be closed from December 11, 2020 to February 1, 2021 for winter break). The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

The Trust is also hoping to travel the exhibition to NYC in the summer of 2021 if we can find a 1,000-square-foot venue. The Trust has a budget for this show, so please email us at if you have recommendations for a suitable exhibition space.

photo by Fred Gutzeit, 2018

Create in Tranquility

Josette Urso, 2019

top photos:
left: Jessica Dalrymple working on a painting, 2017
right: The band @pRODUCT614 practicing, 2018

Call for Entry

Eligibility, Deadline, and Procedure

Application deadline is February 1, 2020 at 11:59pm
All applications are online via Submittable.

All Applicants

Upload material via Submittable, according to the instructions below.
Bio: 150 words or less (.docx or .pdf)

Soaring Gardens Statement: Please share your reflections on your experience at Soaring Gardens. 350 words or less (.docx or .pdf)

Visual Artists

5 images of artwork to be considered for the exhibit, to these specifications:

File Name: Jones_Jenny_01.jpg / Jones_Jenny_02.jpg /…

Dimension: Maximum dimension for the longest side of the image, 1024 pixels

Resolution: Minimum of 72 dpi

File size: No larger than 4.0 MB (each image)

File format: .jpg

Image list to correspond with images (.pdf or .docx)

Name and contact info at the top of the page and for each piece provide:

(Number, title, year, media, and dimensions, as follows)

1. Hurricane, 2015

oil on canvas

18″ x 24″


• Up to 10 pages of material (.pdf or .docx)


• Repertoire list (.pdf or .docx)
• 2 audio files, 3 to 5 minutes each (acceptable formats: .mp3, .mp4, .mov, .mpg)


• 2 audio files, 3 to 5 minutes each (acceptable formats: .mp3, .mp4, .mov, .mpg)
• Score for one of the two pieces (.pdf or .docx)

Start the application process!

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