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

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.

Studio 570 Mainstage Production – Alice.

The creative team and performers of Studio 570 created an immersive and interactive production here at the Pajama Factory that took audience members on journey through Wonderland.  From walking through Alice’s tears, running in the Dodo’s caucus race, to sipping tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare… it was truly a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn about what Studio 570 is planning on next at www.studio570theater.com.

10th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest

We are looking for a hip and artful T-shirt design to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary.  Submit an original design and you could win $200.00!

 

If you’d like to participate simply send a sketch of your design to events@pajamafactory.net.

Deadline Extended: August 1st, 2017

The winning design will be showcased on T-Shirts that will be given out and sold at upcoming Pajama Factory events as well as on our website! To learn about contest rules & guidelines, just CLICK HERE for more information.

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.

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.

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Springfest! In the news…

Great article in the Showcase Section of the Williamsport Sun Gazette today, about our annual Springfest.  We hope you will join us this Saturday, May 6th from 12-5pm for this fun, family-friendly event.  With artists opening their studios and teaching classes, gardening workshops, face painting, and activies and games, Springfest is sure to have something for everyone.

‘Going green’ with Springfest at the Pajama Factory

Spring is in the air at Williamsport’s Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., as the creative community comes together to present their annual Springfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. A day when artists open their studios, teach classes and workshops, paint faces, and play games, Springfest is sure to have something for everyone.

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One-time Performance! … The Devil and Daniel Webster

“It’s a story they tell in the border country, where Massachusetts joins Vermont and New Hampshire.”*

Hailed as an instant classic when published in the The Saturday Evening Post in 1936, “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benét stands in the front ranks of great American short stories. A hard-luck New Hampshire farmer sells his soul to the Devil and then in contrition enlists the help of Daniel Webster, ” .. the Union’s stay and New Hampshires pride…” to win it back in trail. The Devil summons a judge and jury of the worst criminals and traitors from our history, and Webster must convince them to set free their fellow man. Can he? The verdict is a testament of Stephen Vincent Benét’s deep faith in the flawed beauty of the American journey.

Tickets are on sale NOW!  Just click ON THIS LINK to purchase your tickets online:

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 PJ Factory Tenants & Students

To receive the discount code, email our Events Coordinator, Danielle Velkoff.

This thirty-five minute presentation will be followed by a post-show discussion with Mr. Stephens.