Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call for Entries

    Entry Deadline: October 29, 2016

    22nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit
    New Jersey Photography Forum

    Exhibition Dates: November 1-29, 2016  at the Watchung Art Center

    Photographers and mixed media artists using photography are invited to submit works to be considered for exhibition at the 22nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit of the New Jersey Photography Forum. The exhibit is open to any photographer able to hand deliver their work to the Watchung Arts Center at 18 Stirling Road on the Circle in Watchung, NJ 07069 on Saturday, October 29th from 1-4 PM.

    The exhibit will be curated by Nancy Ori of Berkeley Heights. The jurors of the exhibit are: Brian McCormack, Gallery Owner/Director of Hamilton Gallery in Bound Brook, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Musician; Katie Murdock, Assistant Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit where she has worked on over thirty group and solo exhibitions and organized over 50 community art exhibitions. She has also curated shows throughout Northern New Jersey; and Nancy Ori, fine art exhibitor, seasoned curator, freelance photographer and educator; director of NJ Photography Forum and Digital Arts Group; owner of NJ Media Center in Berkeley Hts.

    Information about submission requirements is available at www.njphotoforum.com.

    Listing Expires: 10/29/16

  • International Juried Call for Entry

    Entry Deadline: January 22, 2017

    International Juried Call for Entry

    Despite the focus on color images in today’s media, in the world of photography Black and White will always have a place. This call is homage to those images where all the emotion, texture and beauty were expressed in shades of Black and White. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x or with a digital SLR, if the end product is a terrific Black and White, it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

    Mark Sink – Instructor, Museum Co-Founder, Curator

    January 22
    Midnight – Pacific Time

    $3,000 in cash awards
    New York Exhibition – Jadite Gallery
    NYC4PA Online Gallery
    Exhibition Catalog

    $35 for the first 3 images – $10 per additional image
    Full prospectus here.

    Listing Expires: 01/22/17

  • Call for Entries

    Entry Deadline: November 12

    International Call for Entries | Portfolio ShowCase 10 with Juror Hannah Frieser
    OPEN THEME | Portfolio ShowCase 10
    Each submitted portfolio is evaluated as a cohesive body of work. One artist will be selected to receive the $3,000 ShowCase Award and a solo exhibition at Center for Fine Art Photography. Ten photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase eBook. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to artist’s websites. In addition, two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition.

    JUROR | Hannah Frieser
    Hannah Frieser is the Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). Hannah served as director of Light Work for almost nine years. Prior to this, she worked for the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) for over a decade. She has reviewed portfolios and juried exhibitions worldwide for PhotoVisa, Critical Mass, FotoFest, and Rhubarb Rhubarb, among others, and is a frequent lecturer on photography and contemporary photographic practices.

    The juror will choose 10 artist’s portfolios. Chosen artist’s work will be exhibited before an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants, and other advocates of fine art photography. Participants will be included in the Center’s online exhibition, in-gallery exhibition and have their work Included in the Portfolio ShowCase10 eBook.

    ShowCase Award: One artist will be awarded $3000 and given a solo exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography.
    Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition: Two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition.
    In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
    Invitation to the exhibition reception weekend with complimentary portfolio reviews with the Juror and the Executive Director, lunch and portfolio sharing
    Artist Promotion on C4FAP’s large social media platforms.
    Professional installation images for your use.

    MEMBERS: $49 per portfolio (12 images). More than one portfolio submission can be purchased.
    NON-MEMBERS: $59 per portfolio (12 images) More than one portfolio submission can be purchased.
    Additional portfolios may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.

    For more information and to submit you work, visit the website here.

    Listing Expires: 11/12/16

  • Call for Entries

    Entry Deadline: November 15, 2016

    The 91st Annual International Competition

    The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.

    Jurors: Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York; and Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator, Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is responsible for modern and contemporary prints and artist books.

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

    Click here for the prospectus

    Listing Expires: 11/15/16

  • Call for Entries

    Entry Deadline: October 29, 2016

    The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (collagemuseum.com) with the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists (collagist.org) in Santa Fe, New Mexico invites you to contribute to our celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of DADA! Because The Archives are in Santa Fe, we will also be setting up our first annual Mexican Style Ofrenda (offering) to honor our artistic ancestors. This year we will be celebrating the collage/assemblage Dada artists including Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, Man Ray, John Heartfield, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Raoul Hausmann, etc.

    The International Post-Dogmatist Group’s Office of the Postulator-General will also be holding a historic Canonization Ceremony for Saint Kurt Schwitters of Hanover at the opening!

    WHAT TO SEND: We are asking you to make a collage in the spirit of Dada such as using chance operations or any other dada technique–send a Merz work–an object for the Ofrenda dedicted to one or more of the DADA artists–send an collage or assemblage homage in the style of one of the DADA artists–Keep it smallish–14×11 inches or smaller. Ready to hang is best.

    TERMS: There are: NO FEES, NO JURY, NO RETURNS! Your contribution WILL be exhibited and will become a part of the permanent collection of the IMCAC Archives for possible use in future exhibitions and/or publications.

    DOCUMENTATION: Your contribution will be exhibited beginning with the opening November 4, 2016 and continue through January 2017. The works will be on permanent exhibit online on our 2016 inventory blog under “Dada Centennial” with a possible catalog produced.

    DEADLINE: Please have works in by October 29, 2016! (late works will be added to the exhibition but please be on time if possible).

    Send works to:
    Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead
    4810 West Alameda Street
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
    Tel. 505-303-3034

    Listing Expires: 10/29/16

  • Call for Entries

    Entry deadline: November 27

    The Magic of Light:
    a 2017 Juried Show at Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester New York

    All photographers are invited to submit their work to participate in this showcase of creativity and to take the opportunity to exhibit and sell their photographs.

    Theme: The Magic of Light
    Note the Deadline: Submissions must be delivered or mailed (postmarked) or emailed by November 27, 2016

    Entry Fee: $40 per submission (of four images)
    $35 if delivered or postmarked by October 30
    You will be able to enter by bringing or mailing the entry to the Gallery or, alternatively, with an online entry.

    Dates of the show: January 31 – February 19, 2017

    Click here for full details.
    Click here for the entry options and entry form.

    For additional Information contact info@ImageCityPhotographyGallery.com or
    the Chairman of the exhibit Gilbert.Maker@ImageCityPhotographyGallery.com

    Listing Expires: 11/27/16

  • Call for Entries

    Entry Deadline: December 1

    Sell your Mugs at The Random Tea Room’s Annual Mug Show!

    Mugs with handles (for hanging) are preferred.
    Price to sell $20-$70 suggested, 60% artist cut.

    Optional suggestion: Add the phrase “RANDOM TEA” to your mug.

    Any mugs with the phrase that don’t sell during the show will be purchased after the show as regular stock. Contact curiositea@gmail.com for a consignment form.

    Drop off mugs by December 1 at 713 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 between 10 AM – 8 PM Tuesday-Sunday.

    Show runs December 8 – February 5.

    Listing Expires: 12/1/16

  • Call for Artists: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

    Entry Deadline: February 28, 2017

    GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is pleased to announce an open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. A catalog will be published by GoggleWorks Center for the Arts containing artists’ bios and images of work(s), together with juror’s bio and statement.

    Lisa Tremper Hanover

    Important Dates:
    midnight, February 28, 2017 – all entries due
    April 29 – June 4, 2017 – exhibition dates
    5:30-7:30pm, April 28, 2017 – opening reception

    Open to all professional artist, ages 18 and up, who design and produce their own work. Work must have been created within the last three years and may not have been previously shown at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. All work MUST BE FOR SALE. All media welcomed; video artists must supply their own equipment.

    How to Apply:
    There is a $35 application fee per submission. Submissions may include up to three artworks. All submissions must be entered via our online submission form. Entrants must create a Submittable username and password, then log in to complete their submission. Applicants are allowed to submit up to three artworks. Images must be in .jpg format – max. 1500×1500 pixels, at 300dpi. Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4. All applicants must submit a 75-100 word artist statement. Please note that entries will be disqualified for failure to follow the submission guidelines/instructions.
    Link to Application

    Listing Expires: 3/01/2017

  • Call for Artists: Small Sculpture

    Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4 PM

    December 12 – February 17, 2017
    Exhibition site: Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116
    Reception TBA

    Send Submissions to:
    Art Gallery at City Hall
    Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
    116 City Hall
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 686-9912 email: Tu.Huynh@phila.gov

    Juror: Leslie Kaufman, President, Philadelphia Sculptors. 

    Theme: Art In City Hall issues a call for three dimensional sculpture no larger than 12 inches diagonal or any direction. Small Sculpture provides a platform for artists to present works that connect the intimacy of size and scale with aesthetic and conceptual exploration. Works may be utilitarian in nature and blur the lines between sculpture and craft; however, the call is not for traditional craft. Sculptures can be freestanding, hanging, or created in relief. All works must be accompanied by an artist statement identifying the relationship between size and concept.

    Listing Expires: 11/08/16

  • Call for Entries: Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists

    The Gallery at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA presents the 215|610 Contemporary: Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, scheduled for December 7, 2016 – January 13, 2017.

    Juror: Pepón Osorio, internationally exhibited artist and member of the National Council on the Arts.

    Fee: Non-refundable entry fee of $30 for up to 3 submissions.

    Awards: Best in Show – $400
    First Place – $300
    Second Place – $200
    Third Place – $100

    Deadline: October 29, 2016.

    To learn more & submit entries click here.

    Listing Expires: 10/29/2016

  • Call for Artists for the 17th National Arts Program® Exhibit at Philadelphia

    It’s that time of year again for the next City Employees’ art competition and exhibit! Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in collaboration with the National Arts Program Foundation issue a Call for Artists for the 17th National Arts Program® Exhibit at Philadelphia.

    Click here to register online for the National Arts Program® Exhibit at Philadelphia.

    You do not need to create an account in order to register. However, creating an one will enable you to upload samples of your work for others around the country to see. You are encouraged to do so and proudly represent the City of Philadelphia!

    Click here to download the 17th National Arts Program® Exhibit brochure and application. 
    Each participant can submit up to 2 pieces. Please follow eligibility requirements and Rules of Exhibit when you register online. There are 5 classifications for judging: Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Youth Under 12, and Teens 13-19. You decide your level of talent!

    DEADLINE for ART DELIVERY TO CITY HALL: November 18th, 4 pm.

    The exhibit will run from December 14 –February 17, 2017. An awards presentation and reception is scheduled for December 14th, 2016, 5-7 pm.

    For more information, email: Tu.Huynh@phila.gov

    Listing Expires: 11/18/2016

  • Call for Entries: Earth Works

    Be a Part of Panorama 2016!

    Beginning September 10, everyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience, is invited to submit digital photos, videos, or animations to Earth Works, a virtual exhibition which will be on view on Main Line Art Center’s website (www.mainlineart.org) in January.

    Cash awards will be given to one adult artist and one youth artist selected as Best in Show.

    Submission Dates: September 10-November 5
    Submission URL: www.mainlineat.org/panorama2016
    Theme: Earth Works: Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their unique vision of the natural world. Visit one of our Green Partner locations to make art, or chose a location of your choice.
    Exhibition On View: Beginning January 2017
    Works will be pre-screened by Main Line Art Center prior to being published online. For file specifications and more info, visit www.mainlineart.org/panorama2016.

    Listing Expires: 11/05/2016

  • Call for Entries: Fellowship 17 International Photography Competition

    Deadline: October 31, 2016


    Submissions Accepted through Monday, October 31, 2016
    JUROR: Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, Norton Family Curator of Photography, Phoenix Museum of Art
    Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 17, our international photography competition. Now in its 17th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. This year’s juror is Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, Norton Family Curator of Photography, Phoenix Museum of Art.

    Deadline for submissions via Silver Eye’s website is Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:59:59 pm EST.


    • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening early 2017; $3,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
    • One (1) Keystone Award Winner, reserved for a Pennsylvania artist, receives a spotlight exhibition in early 2017; $1,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
    • Five (5) Juror’s Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.


    All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.
    Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

    Selection Criteria
    Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.


    There are two (2) rounds of evaluation. Winners will be notified via phone immediately following the decision of the juror. Non-selected photographers will be notified by email shortly thereafter. Decisions of the juror are final and binding.


    What to Enter

    The submission you are entering is comprised of three individual items: 1) a one-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format; 2) your biography or CV in PDF format, and 3) your work sample.

    You may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.

    Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    For the best image quality and fast upload, image files must be no larger than 1,500 pixels wide, and saved as a .JPG size 8.


    How to Enter

    Submissions will be accepted via Silver Eye’s website, silvereye.org/fellowship17.
    Complete the online application form, upload media, and submit fees.
    For technical assistance, applicants may access JotForm support, the form host.



    Free for current Silver Eye members at the $50 level and above, with membership valid through October 31, 2016
    $50 for submission + membership at the $50 level
    $55 for non-Silver Eye members
    If you have questions about membership levels or your membership status, please contact Juliana Zipay at 412.431.1810, ext. 12 or jzipay@silvereye.org.


    Deadline for Submissions

    Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:59:59 pm EST


    Exhibition Guidelines

    Awards are given as prizes to the winning artists, and artists are not required to cover the cost of exhibition expenses.

    If chosen as an award recipient, artists must provide work that is already printed, matted, if necessary, framed, and exhibition-ready. Silver Eye Center for Photography will not print, matte, or frame work.

    The artist pays for one-way shipping with an agreed-upon carrier such as FedEx and for expenses related to the packing of the work.

    Silver Eye Center for Photography will cover return shipping using a price-match of the cost of shipping for initial delivery. Receipts must be submitted by the artist to Silver Eye to verify shipping costs. If the price of return shipping exceeds the price-match, the artist will cover the difference for the cost.


    Terms & Conditions/FAQs

    For further information about the competition’s rules and regulations, awards, and exhibitions, check out our Fellowship Guidelines.


    Still Need Help?

    Have questions about your membership status or how or what to submit? Please email info@silvereye.org.

    Listing Expires: 11/01/2016

  • Call for Artists: The Fine Art of Illustration


    Deadline: December 9, 2016

    The Fine Art of Illustration – Entry deadline December 9, 2016 – Juror William Low

    Smithtown Township Arts Council seeks entries for juried fine art exhibition “The Fine Art of Illustration” at the Mills Pond Gallery. Exhibit Dates January 21 – February 19, 2017. Juror: William Low.  Open to USA artists 18 and older. Prospectus at http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/101 or email gallery@stacarts.org.  Mills Pond Gallery, 660 Route 25A, St.James, NY 11780. (631) 862-6575. $45/3 entries. Cash Awards 1st, 2nd place.

    Listing Expires: 12/10/2016

  • Call for Entries – Center for Fine Art Photography

    Deadline December 30: International Juried Exhibition : Theme: Faux

    Fake wood, plastic surgery and imitation cheese, the world around us is staged with facades. We are surrounded by stand in’s for the original, fabricated neighborhoods with identical houses and plastic rocks. Knock off designer goods and mass production meet our consumer demand and people find real comfort in artificial companionship. It is becoming rare to find a genuine person place or thing and the word authentic has been used so often, it no longer means anything. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic processes are welcome.

    JUROR | Louise Clements

    Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 12/31/2016

  • Environmental Art/Public Relations Intern – Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

    Winter 2016: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, an urban environmental education center in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeks an intern to support both the Environmental Art Department’s exhibition program and the Center’s marketing and public relations efforts.

    Click here for more information.

  • Call for Exhibition Proposals – George School Anderson and Walton Galleries

    Ongoing: George School is a private Quaker boarding and day high school located on a rural campus in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

    The George School galleries host three artist lecture series per year, as well as various faculty, student, and alumni work. The school hosts receptions and artist lectures on select Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    The first three exhibitions of the school year are open to all artists. Exhibitions are six to eight weeks in length; individual and group exhibitions may include two or three-dimensional works in all media, including installations. If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following:
    Please send ten images of your work, attached to an email, sized at 6×9” with a 72 dpi resolution, with an accompanying description that includes slide list with title, size, medium, date of completion, and price, along with a resume and artist statement to: gsgalleryexhibits@georgeschool.org
    Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Once a submission has been received the Exhibitions Committee will review the work and the artists will be notified as soon as this process is complete.

  • Call for Artists – Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery

    Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery is looking for talented & educated
    artists to represent through December 2016.
    There will be upcoming Solo and Group Exhibitions scheduled to
    showcase the Artists. Artists chosen will be included & highlighted
    on our New Site immediately with a featured story about him/her.
    Artists who specialize in Modern/Abstract Works are strongly encouraged
    to contact the Gallery.

    Sending a packet via Email or Mail which includes
    Artist’s Resume/Bio/Exhibition Experience, Personal Statement &
    Personal Themes, Photograph of the Artist, and other Images of current &
    past works, is a fantastic plus.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact
    Hannah Bacol Busch at 713.527.0523 or email at
    inquire@hannahbacolbuschgallery.com . Visit our “New” Website to
    view previous events, art classes, and artist talks/lectures,

    Looking forward to applicant responses!
    Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery
    6900 S. Rice
    Bellaire, TX 77401

    Listing Expires: 01/01/2017