In honor of the 100th anniversary of the presence of Catholic Charities in the Syracuse diocese, we invite local and regional artists to submit works of art that reflect the agency’s mission of service throughout our history, in the present day and as a vision for the future. Works should also reflect the 7 Pillars of Catholic Social Teaching that are the foundation of our mission. The 7 themes share common values with other major religions and values related to the common good. Artists are encouraged to participate in this challenge regardless of faith orientation. 

This will be a juried art event and exhibition featuring 2D and 3D original fine art. 

All artists accepted into the competition will be invited to an Exhibition Brunch/Reception on August 20th. The Exhibition Brunch will recognize artists receiving awards as well as all participating artists.

Select works will be chosen for awards and permanent display and installation throughout Catholic Charities of Broome County facilities. Artwork that is not awarded a prize/selected for installation may be exhibited for sale at the Exhibition/Reception. A 30% donation to Catholic Charities is suggested on sales.

Important Dates

May 31, 2023: Deadline for Entry

July 10, 2023: Panel Review & Decisions

August 20, 2023: Exhibition & Reception 

For more information… 

Visit our website for more information on this challenge, including:

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Artwork Requirements
  • Juried Panel Review
  • Categories and Themes
  • Exhibition Awards and Prize Packages
  • Artist Application

Request for Questions (RFQ)

Artists are invited to submit questions for clarification by March 15th by sending questions to or calling the main office at 607-729-9166.

Responses will be posted on the Catholic Charities website by April 1st. Periodic updates on the challenge will also be posted on the website.

About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Broome County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. We strive to empower those served to transform their lives in the spirit of God’s love and compassion.

Catholic Charities serves over 60,000 members of the Broome County community every year. It serves more than 600,000 meals to the hungry, counsels and advocates for youth, families, people with developmental and mental health needs, – all without regard to the religion of the recipient.