Domestic Affairs

Domestic Affairs

9th Annual Juried Exhibition


Susquehanna Art Museum’s 9th annual juried exhibition invites artists to submit works that explore subjects relating to the domestic. In a time when social, political, and familial norms are being revealed and renegotiated on an international scale, the term ‘domestic’ relates to a wide range of topics.

Submitted works may include but are not limited to the following subject matter: the architecture or design of homes, neighborhoods, and cities; domestic labor; gender and social roles; domestic and foreign policies; domesticity; boundaries and borders; indigeneity; political and interpersonal relations; and domestication.

Selected artworks will lean into the complexity of what is considered domestic and offer a nuanced interpretation of the concept. Work in all media is welcome for consideration, and selections will be made based on the applicability to the theme as well as the group of pieces that work best as a whole. Submissions are limited to works with a maximum dimension of 72”.


Submissions can be completed in the form at the bottom of this page.

Please contact Bonnie Mae Carrow, Director of Exhibitions, by email at if you have any questions. 


  • SAM is pleased to welcome 2024 juror Cesar Cornejo, Associate Professor of Fine Art at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.



  • Juror’s Choice Prize – $400
  • Viewer’s Choice Prize – $250 (visitors can vote for this prize through Friday, December 20, 2024)



  • The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2024. No late submissions will be reviewed.
  • Artist notifications will be sent out between August 13 – 16, 2024
  • Selected work should be delivered to Susquehanna Art Museum during pre-arranged times between September 16 – 30, 2024. Shipped work must arrive by September 30, 2024. 



  • FREE for current Susquehanna Art Museum members – up to three pieces.
  • Visit  to become a member and waive submission fees.
  • Fee for non-members – $15 per artwork, up to three pieces.



  • Submissions are open to artists working in all media. Work must be original. Selections will be made based on the applicability to the theme as well as the group of pieces that work best as a whole.
    • Submissions are limited to works with a maximum dimension of 72”.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering accepted work to Susquehanna Art Museum. The museum will coordinate return shipping.
  • Uploaded images should be named as follows: LastName,FirstName_TitleOfPiece.jpg (or other standard image file format). Images should be high resolution (300 DPI).
  • All work must be prepared to exhibit in a manner consistent with their medium. Two-dimensional work should have a standard hanging method.
  • By entering the jurying process, the artist agrees to have their work available for the duration of the exhibition and to deliver the original artwork during the agreed-upon dates. The artist grants the organizers permission to photograph works for publicity, educational, and reference purposes.
  • By entering the jurying process, the artist understands that their work will be subject to a blind jurying process and is not guaranteed to be included in the exhibition.

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Exhibition Details

Date: October 9, 2023 – January 5, 2025

Venue: Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault

Thank you to the Mooney Family Foundation, our generous exhibition sponsor.


Cesar Cornejo is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the relationship between art, architecture, and society and who is influenced by having lived and worked in four different cultures: Peru, Japan, USA, and the UK, having each of them influenced his way of thinking and working. As a result, he produces multilayered pieces that challenge boundaries and conventions, that while may address issues related to his native Peru, are also open to broader interpretations.

He has received awards from institutions such as the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Fulbright Commission, Arts Council England, Creative Capital Foundation, The George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, The British Council, The Arts Council of England, and the Ministry of Education of Japan among others. Have attended residencies such as The Bellagio Center Residency Program of The Rockefeller Foundation, The Brown Fellows at Dora Maar House, Yaddo Artist Residency, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Art Omi International Artists Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council‘s Workspace Residency, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin, Sculpture Space, Center for Book Arts NY, and the Vermont Studio Center among others.

His work has been included in important exhibitions such as the New York Latin American Art Triennial 2022, Art Positions at the London Art Fair 2020, California Pacific Triennial 2017, the XII Havana Biennial 2015, Art Positions of Art Basel Miami 2011, Busan Biennial 2008, the S-Files Biennial Museo del Barrio NY 2007 and the 2004 V Bienal del Barro, Venezuela among others. Solo exhibitions have been held at Galeria Lucia de la Puente in Lima, Gallery Light Contemporary in London, Gallery Kobo Chika and Gyokuey in Tokyo, Gallery Bellini of the Nomura Foundation in Yokohama, and Galleries Lucia de la Puente, ARTCO and Peruvian-North American Cultural Institute in Lima as well as at Art Positions of Art Basel Miami 2011.

He has completed temporary and permanent public art projects in Cuba, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, and the United Kingdom and his work is included in collections such as Dora Maar House, Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche, Hoschschild Collection, Tokyo University of the Arts, Peruvian North American Cultural Institute and various private collectors on Peru, Japan, USA, United Kingdom.

He received MA in sculpture and PhD in Fine Arts degrees from the Tokyo University of the Arts and a BA and professional license in architecture from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. He is an associate professor of fine art at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, and is represented by gallery Ed Cross Fine Art, London.


Submission Process


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