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Art of Healing

Art of Healing

Call for Entries

Samaritan invites professional and/or trained artists to display their works at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, southern New Jersey’s first freestanding inpatient hospice center. The Center hosts two exhibits each year, with each exhibit displayed for six months.

Photo: Debbie Troy Photography

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Samaritan is seeking entries for work created by:

  • Professional artists
  • Non-professional artists that make their primary living outside of the art world


  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older
  • Works must support the above-stated exhibition criteria and enhance the Center’s mission and environment
  • 2D mediums accepted (not 3D)
  • Each piece must not exceed a height of 48”
  • Each piece must not exceed 40 lbs
  • Exhibits must include at least 4 and no more than 12 works, depending on size
  • Artwork must be suitably framed, wired, and prepared for exhibition
  • Submitted work must be for sale and available for the entirety of the exhibition


No fees required.


Submission proposals will only be accepted via digital entry. Please use the Survey Monkey form below for your submission.

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Dates and Schedule

  • Complete application and submit digital entries by August 23, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: September 13, 2019
  • Deliver and Hang Art Work: October 2-7, 2019
  • Exhibition Opens:  October 8, 2019
  • Reception: Date to be determined by Samaritan in collaboration with the artists
  • Pick-Up Exhibited Work: Week of March 23, 2020


About the Center

Designed to provide a peaceful, healing environment, The Center offers round-the-clock hospice care for the comfort, support, and dignity of Samaritan’s patients, their family members, and friends. The Samaritan Center offers 18 private patient rooms along with family rooms, dining rooms, and large country kitchens so that families can gather to spend quality time together. The Center also includes a large community education center for staff and community education and events, and well-lit gallery space. The Center’s many windows offer restful views of its gardens and natural woodland surroundings.

The Center’s exhibit walls are designed primarily for the pleasure and enjoyment of Samaritan patients, their families and friends, and the staff who serve them as well as community members visiting the Center for meetings, events, and educational programs. As an artist exhibiting at the Center, you provide an immeasurable gift: shining an uplifting spotlight on the art of healing, and the comforting power of art.

About the Gallery Space

The Center’s exhibit space extends through a main walkway that connects all wings of patient rooms. The space includes an art hanging system that is installed with cables and hooks. Artists are responsible to hang and take down their exhibits. Please bring any tools/materials necessary for installation.  Nothing can be taped to the walls.

Photo: Debbie Troy Photography

About Samaritan

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is an independent not-for-profit provider of hospice, palliative (comfort) care, and grief support services. Locally based in Marlton, New Jersey, Samaritan provides in-home and inpatient care and support for seriously-ill patients and their families for people in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic and Mercer counties.


Gallery Tours

Samaritan will schedule and escort up to 12 private tours during the duration of the exhibit for invited guests.  Samaritan staff, volunteers, patients, family caregivers, friends and guests will be able to tour at any time.

Sale of Work

All work must be offered for sale, and available for duration of the exhibit. Artists must agree in writing that Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice will receive a 20% commission on the sale of all work to support the not-for-profit organization’s Community Benefit programs and services. Samaritan requests a price list for the pieces in the show, which will be posted for gallery visitors.


Reasonable care will be taken with work submitted and hung by the artists for this exhibition. Works will be insured on The Samaritan Center at Voorhees premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Center.


Date to be determined by Samaritan in collaboration with the artists.  Samaritan will collaborate with the artists to select a date for hosting a private, invitation reception during each exhibition for the participating artists, their immediate guests, and Samaritan guests to meet and mingle. Lite fare and beverages will be available.


Joanne Rosen, vice president of marketing & public affairs, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Audrey Jaffe, volunteer,  Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice