Call Detail
2024 The Great Wall of Honesdale: Journey
Entry Deadline: 3/31/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Pennsylvania

The 9th Annual Great Wall of Honesdale in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA, will be exhibited from June 2024 to June 2025.  

This exhibit, sponsored by the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA), is a high-visibility opportunity for artists from around the world to showcase their work.  Over five million cars drive past the Great Wall of Honesdale each year.  "The Wall" is a physical display of twelve large-scale vinyl reproductions of horizontal artwork.  The work of each selected artist is printed on an individual 11 x 17 foot vinyl panel.  Chosen artwork is also displayed virtually as a permanent feature on the Great Wall of Honesdale’s website, which includes links to artist websites and/or social media account(s). 

The twelve panels of newly selected artwork will be unveiled in June 2024.


2024 Great Wall of Honesdale Theme:  JOURNEY

  • noun: “an act or instance of traveling from one place to another”
  • verb: “to go on a journey; to travel over or through"

All interpretations are encouraged: what does JOURNEY suggest to you?

  • a mode or process of travel
  • future destinations
  • departing or arriving
  • obstacles encountered
  • intellectual or spiritual paths


Application Requirements

1.  SUBMISSION: All Great Wall of Honesdale (GWH) entries must be submitted through the CaFE portal. Entrants must first register with CaFE at: 

There is no charge to register.

2.  ART: Entrants may submit up to three (3) jpeg images for consideration through CaFE.  Images must be at least 1,200 pixels on the longest side.  Each file can be up to 5MB.  Do not submit more than 3 images.

NOTE: Selected entrants will be required to submit a HIGH resolution TIFF image for printing (minimum 300 dpi and 5000 pixels on longest side), and must supply a digital file within two (2) weeks from notification. This will be done separately from the CaFE application (e.g. via Dropbox, Google Drive, thumb drive).  Additional information will be provided.

3.  CRITERIA: Wall selections will be made based on artistic quality, graphic strength, and interpretation of the theme. GWH is most often viewed from a distance, so strong graphic interest is important to be effective. All submissions must be HORIZONTAL (wider than high) and able to accommodate minimal cropping, if needed during the reproduction process.

4.  ENTRY FEE(S)/CHARGES: The cost is $30 for up to 3 entries. Selected artists will NOT pay for art reproduction and display on GWH, or for online promotion of work. Upon completion of the exhibit, artists may purchase their own GWH panel for $100 (local pickup or pay applicable shipping).  Unpurchased panels become the sole property of WCAA.

5.  STUDENT ENTRIES: In an effort to promote the visual arts and encourage future artists, one (1) of the twelve (12) panels on exhibit annually is reserved for a student entrant. Student entrants will be asked for additional information as a part of the CaFE submission process to identify educational level and institution. Student credentials may be validated as a part of the selection process.

6.  DEADLINE: deadline for entry is midnight (MT) on Sunday, March 31, 2024.  Entrants selected for exhibit will be notified by end of day (EST) on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

7.  ELIGIBILITY: Entrants previously selected for GWH in 2021, 2022, or 2023 are not eligible for GWH 2024. 

Entrants who do not adhere to the above rules will not be considered and will forfeit any associated entry fees.

Please direct additional exhibit questions or inquiries to GWH Curators - Maggie Fuller, Phyllis Chekenian & Dave Janiec at: up until two weeks prior to submission deadline.


Great Wall of Honesdale (GWH) is generously sponsored by businesses, organizations, and individual supporters, and is a public art project of the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA).  GWH is located at the intersection of 4th Street and Main Street in Honesdale, PA.

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