Whether They Should Cry Out: Juried Show OPEN CALL 

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* August 26th, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC-5)*

“Until the case was closed they could not be certain which way to jump, whether they should cry out that they were martyrs, or remain what, at heart, of course, they were, simple citizens, bitter against outrage and anxious to see justice done and the health of the state preserved.”  ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room 1956

A national juried exhibition focusing on the ways we are responding to the changing political climate and the world around us.

Jurors Award – $250.00   |   Directors Award – $125.00   |   Three Honorable Mentions

Open to all artists in any medium. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and may not have been previously displayed at Factory Works Gallery. Finished work chosen for display may not to exceed 36 inches wide or 72 inches tall. Work must be suitably framed and ready to hang. No work may be removed from the gallery prior to the closing date of the exhibit.

  • Entry deadline: 11:59 PM (UTC-5) Aug. 26, 2017
  • Acceptance notifications: Sept 2, 2017
  • Accepted work to be received by: Sept 23, 2017
  • Opening reception: Oct. 6, 2017 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Show ends: Oct. 28, 2017
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2017 AIR Residents: We Come from Afar

Our AIR Residents are gearing up for their final exhibit here at the Factory.  The resident artists will be exhibiting works in a variety of media, including: sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and more!  Be sure to check out this one-night only experience on Friday, 7/21 at 6-9pm in the Factory Works Gallery (2nd floor, Studio 16).

Light refreshments will be served.  We’ll see you there.

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A perfect day for Cyanotypes!

The Cyanotype process turns 175 years-old this year!  To celebrate this historic photography process, the Williamsport Community Darkroom hosted a workshop in the Pajama Factory Courtyard, led and instructed by Ralph Wilson.  This kid-friendly event had a great turn out and produced some truly wonderful images.

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Factory Works Gallery Director, Ralph Wilson’s ‘Mind Shadows’

“There are parts of our lives that we only allow a glimpse of to others. These glimpses cast a shadow of our well-being.”

Lovely feature in the Williamsport Sun Gazette on Ralph Wilson’s latest project ‘Mind Shadows’ currently on display at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. Ralph is the Director of Factory Works Gallery​ and the Williamsport Community Darkroom here at the Pajama Factory. There is an artist reception and talk June 2nd, 5-9pm.

Be sure to see this haunting and intriguing exhibit on display though July 22nd. You may even catch a glimpse of some of our very own tenants.

‘Mind Shadows’: a photographic exhibit at Lycoming College Art Gallery

Just as the body creates a shadow in bright sunshine, so can the mind create a shadow of the self. These shadows of the mind are the topic of exploration for photographer Ralph Wilson’s upcoming exhibit at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. “Mind Shadows” runs through July 22.

Wilson is currently the director of the Factory Works Gallery and the Williamsport Community Darkroom at the Pajama Factory, where he teaches black and white film photography and historic processes.

Read the whole article >>

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Earth Day Bike Sale!

Celebrate Earth Day (Sat 4/22) with Williamsport Bicycle Recycle and find yourself a new ride for the season!

All bikes marked between $20-$80. Many styles and sizes to choose from.  Visit us on the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue between 9am-12pm!

Learn more at www.pajamafactory.net/earth-day-bike-sale

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Factory Works Gallery Presents: Experimental Electronic Music

“I wanted to find a place in Williamsport where I could host shows for these fringe artists that are making interesting and artistic music that doesn’t fit at typical venues.”  Joseph Alex, Clone 334

Exciting article in the Williamsport Sun Gazette today about our Friday 4/14 event – Factory Works Gallery Presents: Experimental Electronic Music.  Be sure to check it out – 2nd floor, Studio 10 from 7-10pm!

Check out the Williamsport Sun Gazette article below:

http://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2017/04/experimental-music-and-conceptual-art-come-together-at-factory-works-gallery/

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Commonwealth Charter Academy visits the Pajama Factory

The Commonwealth Charter Academy joined us yesterday for a day chock-full of workshops, classes, and hands on training right here at the Pajama Factory.  Ralph Wilson of the Williamsport Community Darkroom, one of the Factory Works program initiatives, coordinated with several other Pajama Factory tenants to design courses that would expose the students to a variety of subjects, mediums, and techniques.

Diane Hollis taught the students Drawing and Color Theory while Angela Nicholas worked with them on Creative and Memoir Writing.  Ralph Wilson introduced them to the historic photo process, and Lisa Andrus of the Williamsport Community Kitchen ran a Hospitality Class which taught students how to prep, prepare, and serve food.  This culminated with the students serving the entire group their lunch for the day.

We loved having the students and chaperons of the Commonwealth Charter Academy here and want to thank the many volunteers that made it all possible.  There is always something fun to do and learn here at the Pajama Factory.

If you are interested in learning more, be sure to like our Facebook page @PajamaFactory, and you will be kept up to date on all our latest happenings!

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Last Class

Factory Works Clay Studio will be offering the last class of their 2017 Winter-Spring Schedule this month. “Yard Art” with instructor Lisa Major will start on March 22nd and will run Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm through April 5th. No experience necessary! Class fee also includes 25 lbs of clay.

Monthly studio memberships are also available! You can get more information here, or email factoryclaystudio@gmail.com

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The Williamsport Community Woodshop – Spring 2017 Class Schedule

The Williamsport Community Woodshop has announced their Spring 2017 Class Schedule (PDF file).

Learn from skilled craftsmen how you can make your very own end-grain cutting board, kitchen utensils, and so much more!

Are you an experienced woodworker? Then become a member and gain access to a fully equipped facility.

Visit the Williamsport Community Woodshop website for more information.

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11th Annual Soup & a Bowl Event

Factory Works Clay Studio

Our Factory Works Clay Studio members have made these beautiful bowls as a donation to the 11th Annual Soup & a Bowl Event at the Genetti Hotel. We celebrate their contributions and efforts to end hunger in our local PA communities. Generous and inspired work everyone!

Factory Works Clay Studio - bowls

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