Exhibitions

Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call for Entries – Print and Picture Collection

    Deadline June 5: The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce PIX Open Call, our 2015 call for entries for juried two-person exhibitions. Area artists are invited to enter this open call, juried by photographer David Graham and printmaker Shelley Thorstensen. The deadline for application is June 5, 2015. We will have two Two Person Shows, beginning in September 2015, in the Print and Picture Hallway Gallery, on the second floor of the Parkway Central Library. We are looking for artists’ books, drawings, photography, and printmaking.

    One artist will exhibit on the left wall, which is 34’ long x 4’ hanging space tall. The other artist will exhibit along the right wall, which has four flat top exhibition cases, with dimensions 56” x 26” x 6”, and three sections of wall space, which are 5’x 4’, 2’ x 4’ and 9’ x 4’. Please see the images below. PIX Open Call is open to artists within a 35-mile radius of the Print & Picture Collection (see the map below for specifics). Matthew Colaizzo, Emily Cucalon, Marianne Dages, Jeffrey Dents, Andrea Krupp, and Catherine Nelson are among the recent artists chosen for the PIX Open Call. Please follow the link to download our entry form with more details.

    Click here to download the entry form.

    Listing Expires: 06/06/2015

  • Call for Artists – Philadelphia Sculptors

    Deadline July 1: Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Philadelphia in September, 2015, is occasioning activities and festivities from many sectors of the city and region. Philadelphia Sculptors, in conjunction with the Globe Development Group, will make a unique contribution to the citywide events with “Pope Up,” an exhibition of artworks that present artists’ concepts relating to this historic visit. Artists of all backgrounds and media will create artwork that celebrates, comments upon, interprets, imagines, or explores elements of any established religion, or specifically the papacy and its history, social context, culture, and/or regalia. The exhibition will take place at Globe Dye Works, a former manufacturing facility in the Frankford section of Philadelphia that now houses small businesses, artists’ studios, and community organizations. The show will run from September 4 – 27 and will be open to the public on weekends. “Pope Up” will be included in the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and will continue throughout the month of September. Selected artists will also be able to sell smaller works in the “Pope Up” store. For prospectus and more information, go to www.philasculptors.org. For more information about Globe Dye Works, go to http://globedyeworks.com Contact: Leslie Kaufman, lesliekaufman@verizon.net.

    Listing Expires: 07/02/2015

  • Call for Entries – Philadelphia Sketch Club

    Deadline May 24: PSC Annual Benefit Art Show Open Juried Exhibition
    Presented to benefit:

    THE PHILADELPHIA URBAN CREATORS

    June 19-July 11, 2015

    Works Eligible: Submitted pieces can be 2 dimensional in any medium, subject including photography It must be offered for sale during the exhibition. You can submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. Jurors will choose a maximum of 2 works submitted by any one artist for display at the exhibition. Maximum size is 44 inches in width including the frame. All work must be wired and ready for hanging. Work accepted on-line that is deemed non-suitable upon delivery at the PSC will not be displayed.
    Entry Fee: $30 for two works and $5/piece for any additional submissions.
    Entry Deadline: Sunday. May 24, 2015 at midnight
    All income from the show will be donated to The Philadelphia Urban Creators – Empowering low income communities through assembling teams with multiple disciplines to create, manage, and maintain urban revitalization projects – http://phillyurbancreators.org/
    PSC medals will be awarded to top six winners
    Jurors
    We have 3 prominent jurors selected for the show.
    Entry on-line at:
    http://sketchclub.org/psc-official-online-submission-site/
    The Philadelphia Sketch Club
    235 Camac Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    215.545.9298

    Listing Expires: 05/25/2015

  • Call for Digital Media Artists – FringeArts

    FringeArts is excited to announce a new neighborhood in the

    2015 Neighborhood Fringe Festival – THE DIGITAL

    WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS?

    Introduce your work to a whole new audience
    You get image and show information online plus show information in the Digital Fringe section of the guide (50 words max)
    Festival Guides are distributed to 40,000 people
    To be a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival Community

    FINE PRINT:

    Artwork must take place online or in an app
    Must be free and accessible to anyone with the link
    Cannot be a personal portfolio (link must go to artwork)
    URL’s must be working and we encourage the use of shorter URL’s
    Date and time are optional (default will be that it runs the entire Festival)

    DO I HAVE TO BE IN PHILADELPHIA?

    Nope


    More info? CLICK HERE

    Listing Expires: 09/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – Figure50

    Deadline December 31: Figure50.com provides a platform for accessing outstanding visual artists across the country in a simple, dynamic format. Our focus is on the human figure expressed in a variety of interpretations and media, from photorealism to highly abstract. The main feature of our site is the interactive map, where we display one artist from every state in the US.
    Juror: Maureen Bloomfield (Editor-in-Chief, The Artist’s Magazine)
    Please visit our website to view the current selection of artists and to submit your work for consideration. We are now accepting one submission for free!
    http://www.figure50.com

    Listing Expires: 01/01/2016

  • Call for Art – AFSC

    Deadline June 1: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has created a new, nationally touring poster exhibit called All of Us or None: Responses and Resistance to Militarism. The exhibit will launch in June and is already scheduled to travel to Chicago, Greensboro, Providence, and San Francisco with many other stops anticipated. We are looking for some additional work to include in this show.

    From Ferguson to Gaza, we can see how militarism directly impacts all of our lives.
    Militarism refers to physically violent and coercive ways of settling conflict or maintaining control what we see in the everyday actions of armed security forces such as the military, militia, police, border enforcement, and school security.

    But do militarist policy decisions actually keep our communities safe and secure? What if we instead invested in the things that help communities, countries, and the globe thrive?

    Our new nationally touring poster exhibit will explore these issues.

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR ADDTIONAL WORK FOR THIS EXHIBIT EXPLORING THESE THEMES THROUGH THE LENS OF PRISONS AND IMMIGRATION, ESPECIALLY.

    Work must be sized 22×28″ and Hi-res digital file uploaded to our site by June 1.

    SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE – https://afscposter.wufoo.com/forms/afsc-poster-project-submission-form/

    The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Read more about AFSC – afsc.org/about

    AFSC is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Eyes Wide Openexhibit, which traveled the country for years. AFSC’s mural art exhibit Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, composed of work donated by U.S. and international artists, traveled to 60 cities in the U.S. AFSC also produces the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video festival.

  • Call for Artists – NARS Foundation

    Deadline June 12: The NARS Foundation is pleased to announce its fourth annual Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call. The NARS Juried Solo Exhibition Program provides emerging and underrepresented national and international artists with the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in New York City. The aim of the program is to create a platform for artists to experiment and exchange ideas while exposing their body of work to wider audience. The Juror for this year’s Open Call is David A. Ross, Chair of MFA Art Practice Department, School of Visual Arts. With over 30 years of art museum experience, Mr. Ross has held positions including Director of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Director of The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

    The artist must present a strong cohesive body of work produced within the last five years. If accepted, only the artwork included in the proposal will be considered for the exhibition. All artwork must be available for the entire exhibition term. The exhibition is scheduled for October – November, 2015 at the NARS Foundation Gallery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

    To view Guidelines, Gallery Map, and Application, please visit: http://narsfoundation.org/NARS_juriedShow_2015.php.

    For additional information or questions, please contact applications@narsfoundation.org.

    Listing Expires: 06/13/2015

  • Call for Art – Oxford Arts Alliance

    Deadline July 16:

    September 18 – October 13

    Juror: Dr. J. Susan Isaacs
    Eligible Works : All original work in all media is eligible for entry.
    Awards: $1850 in cash prizes will be awarded by the juror.
    First place $1000
    Second place $500
    Third place $350
    Two Honorable Mention $100

    Calendar:
    All entries must be received by July 16, 2015
    Notification of accepted or rejected work by August 13, 2015
    Hand delivery of accepted work September 4,5,6, 2015
    Shipped work by September 1, 2015
    Reception and Awards Ceremony September 18, 2015
    Last day of exhibit October 13, 2015
    Pick up work October 14, 15, 16, 2015

    Entry Fee: 4 image limit – $15 each

    Prospectus and additional information can be downloaded at OxfordArt.org

    Listing Expires: 07/17/2015

  • Call for Art – galleryELL

    Deadline August 14: galleryELL is curating a digital exhibition featuring anti-war art & artists for the 14th anniversary of the War on Terror. The exhibition will launch on galleryELL.com on 07 October 2015.

    Please send us your anti-war artworks for review:
    This call is open to all forms of artwork: performative, theatrical, written, 2d, 3d, 4d, video, sound, etc.

    Digital submissions only (unless other arrangements have been made).
    email to galleryELL /at/ gmail.com

    Please provide the following in one (1) PDF:
    – contact info: email, website, location
    – up to 8 work samples: preferably links to online sources; but can also include images/text/etc.
    – work sample info: title, year, medium, dims (H x W x L)
    – short statement: how submitted work pertains to theme of anti-war and/or the War on Terror

    Deadline: 14 August 2015, 11.59p BST
    Selected artists will be notified by 28 August 2015

    http://galleryELL.com

    Listing Expires: 08/15/2015

  • Call for Entries – The Print and Picture Collection

    Deadline June 5: The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce PIX Open Call, our 2015 call for entries for juried two-person exhibitions. Area artists are invited to enter this open call, juried by photographer David Graham and printmaker Shelley Thorstensen. The deadline for application is June 5, 2015. We will have two Two Person Shows, beginning in September 2015, in the Print and Picture Hallway Gallery, on the second floor of the Parkway Central Library. We are looking for artists’ books, drawings, photography, and printmaking.

    One artist will exhibit on the left wall, which is 34’ long x 4’ hanging space tall. The other artist will exhibit along the right wall, which has four flat top exhibition cases, with dimensions 56” x 26” x 6”, and three sections of wall space, which are 5’x 4’, 2’ x 4’ and 9’ x 4’. Please see the images below. PIX Open Call is open to artists within a 35-mile radius of the Print & Picture Collection (see the map below for specifics). Matthew Colaizzo, Emily Cucalon, Marianne Dages, Jeffrey Dents, Andrea Krupp, and Catherine Nelson are among the recent artists chosen for the PIX Open Call. Please follow the link to download our entry form with more details.

    Click here for more information and to download the entry form.

    Listing Expires: 06/06/2015

  • Call for Entries – Montgomery College

    Deadline June 26: As we approach the 10‐year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Montgomery College sees a
    unique opportunity to educate students and the larger community about the costliest natural
    disaster in U.S. history.  We are looking for your best artwork related to the social, political,
    racial, economic, and environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina.  More specifically, we are
    interested in artwork that portrays the enormity of this disaster, with narratives focusing on
    both New Orleans and the greater, impacted Gulf coast.  In addition, we seek work that shows
    the evolution of this event, beginning with pre‐Katrina, during and immediately following the
    storm, and rebuilding efforts. 
    Entries will be juried by Susan Sterner, Director of Photojournalism at George Washington
    University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
    Title:      Surviving the Storm
    Medium:     All media accepted
    # entries:     Three
    Deadline:     June 26, 2015
    Artist Notification:   July 17, 2015
    Art Delivery Date:   August 3–14
    Show Date:     August 17 to October 23, 2015, with the possibility of a second show in 
          February 2016
    Fee:       Free to submit
    Eligibility:     Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to submit
    Submit work by sending a dropbox.com link to kingstreet.gallery@montgomerycollege.edu (see
    below for more information).
     
    Juror Biography
    Susan Sterner is Director of the MA in New Media Photojournalism and an associate professor
    of photojournalism at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
    Ms. Sterner started her career as a photojournalist freelancing with national and international
    publications while based in New Orleans, LA. She then worked for the Associated Press as a
    staff photographer based in Mississippi and California. With the AP she covered domestic issues
    such as immigration, child labor, and families in poverty, as well as U.S. border issues and social
    change in Haiti. A two‐year fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs sent Ms.
    Sterner to Brazil to photograph and write about women’s lives and access to resources. After
    returning to the United States, she worked as a White House photographer, documenting the
    official and the behind‐the‐scenes life of the presidency. Since 2006 she has coordinated the
    photojournalism program at the Corcoran. She is currently at work on series of short‐form
    documentaries examining community‐based health care.
    Submission Requirements
    Consideration is by digital files only. Artist may submit up to three works. If necessary to
    understand the artwork, a second view of each piece may be submitted. Label each file
    LastName_ArtworkTitle_#.jpg. Example: Jones_RisingStorm_2.jpg
    Images: Submit jpeg files at 300 dpi, at a minimum of 2100 pixels on the longest side.
    Videos: Submit mov files of no more than 5 minutes (if the exhibited video will be longer, this
    should be an excerpt). Videos submissions will only be accepted if the final artwork is a video.
    Files should be no larger than 100MB with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480; minimum 12 fps.
    Books: Submit a pdf file of the full book at up to 150 dpi. File should be no larger than 25MB.
    Also include a Microsoft Word document with the following information:
      Artist Name, Address, Phone, Email
      Information about each piece, including:
        Title
        Caption/statement (not to exceed 150 words)
        Size: height x width x depth in inches
        Materials
        Price (if not for sale indicate with “NFS,” but include price for insurance)
    Submit all files by emailing a link to a dropbox.com folder to
    kingstreet.gallery@montgomerycollege.edu. Subject line must include “Weathering the Storm.”
    Conditions of Entry
    Artist may submit no more than three works.  
    Artists are responsible for shipping and shipping insurance to and from the exhibition venue. 
    While artwork is housed at Montgomery College, it will be covered by our insurance.
    Artwork is available for sale unless the artist indicates otherwise. Inquiries will be directed to
    the artist. Montgomery College does not receive a commission for artwork sold.
    There is no size restriction on pieces beyond the juror’s discretion and space considerations.
    The gallery is 24 x 28’, with an 8 x 10’ entry.
    Work MUST be available for the full run of the exhibition and arrive at Montgomery College
    ready to install. Work that is not exhibition‐ready will not be included in the exhibition.
    Contact Information
    King Street Gallery
    Montgomery College
    7600 Takoma Ave., CF111 
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
    W: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts‐tpss/exhibitions/
    E: kingstreet.gallery@montgomerycollege.edu
    About the Gallery
    The Cultural Arts Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of Montgomery
    College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As
    part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists.
    The gallery is on the ground floor of The Cultural Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma
    Park/Silver Spring Campus. The center is located at 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD,
    20910.

    Listing Expires: 06/27/2015

  • Call for Art – Women’s Caucus for Art

    Deadline August 15: We are excited to introduce “Old Enough to Know Better”, an international, juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter, being juried by Diane Burko and Eileen Neff and held at Crane Arts in Philadelphia.
    Enter here http://www.entrythingy.com/d=phila-wca.blogspot.com Full prospectus on our blog: http://phila-wca.blogspot.com

    Listing Expires: 08/16/2015

  • Call for Artists – Art for the Cash Poor 16

    Deadline April 27: Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

    All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist, each artist must be screened and accepted individually (we will not match artists for shared spaces).

    Art for the Cash Poor, is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere, that includes live music, great food, and libations. Average attendance is 2,000 visitors on Saturday + Sunday each day.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2015

  • Call for Proposals – InLight Richmond 2015

    Deadline May 31: 1708 Gallery, a non-profit based in Richmond, VA, invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines (including performance) to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2015, 1708 Gallery’s 8th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance.
    Proposals for InLight Richmond 2015 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. (Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered.) 1708 Gallery also encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site.
    InLight Richmond 2015 will take place on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts including the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, building facades, and more. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments
    Applications are due at midnight, May 31st, 2015 with a $30 application fee. Each selected work will receive a $300 honorarium and the opportunity to recieve $2000 in additional prizes. More information and the application can be found at http://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/apply.html

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – Art Dept

    Deadline June 1: OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR

    Here at the Art Dept., we believe community is just as important as the makers it supports. As such, we are thrilled to welcome Incarnate Cafe to Fishtown. We’d also like to help them enrich their space with the labors of local artists, and provide local artists with a new venue in which to share these labors.

    As Incarnate Cafe prepares to keep the neigborhood caffienated, we, the Art Dept., are putting out an open call to artists of color for their inaugural show. We are looking for the right work to adorn Incarnate Cafe’s walls for their grand opening and the following month,. During this process we also hope to familiarize Incarnate Cafe with their creative neighbors and and introduce them to additional artists for future showings.

    If interested, please send 3-5 jpegs at 72 dpi to exhibition@artdeptphilly.com no later than June 1st with “IC Open Call” in the subject line. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

    ABOUT THE ART DEPT.

    The Art Dept. is a multi-faceted communal space, comprised in equal parts gallery space, boutique, workshop, and art supply store. Monthly exhibitions bring artists and their trades to the community while group classes serve to educate in skilled crafts. A shop section deals in local and handcrafted goods to both support creators and provide unique, superior quality hand-crafted goods. In our latest addition, we now carry art supplies to create a more convenient way for our community to get the tools they need to get creating.

    The Art Dept. is a liason between artist and pedestrian, gallery and community.

    Listing Expires: 06/02/2015

  • Call for Artists – The Center for Art in Wood

    Deadline July 3:
    The Center for Art in Wood has received requests for clarifications of our Chair prospectus. This sparked some good discussion with our jurors and lead us to distribute this updated prospectus. Please contact the Center if you have any questions.
    The Center for Art in Wood, in Philadelphia, PA, US, is partnering with The Furniture Society to organize an exhibition that showcases contemporary seating. The jurors will consider chairs, stools, and benches of all kinds – functional, sculptural and conceptual. Pieces submitted for consideration should be produced since 2000 and have a basis in wood either in actual practice or theory. All media will be considered.
    Artists are encouraged to imagine, dream, and experiment. Collaborations are welcome, as are videos, installations, and performances. The concept of seating should be pondered and dissected with an eye toward the needs and the nature of the 21st century.
    The exhibition will run May 1-July 23, 2016 at The Center for Art in Wood, concurrent with The Furniture Society’s annual conference, which meets next year in Philadelphia. Selected works will be included in
    an accompanying full color publication and must be available for the length of the show. All makers will be notified in advance if a national tour can be organized.
    Click here for more information and to apply.

    Listing Expires: 07/04/2015

  • Call for Artists – Philadelphia Sketch Club

    Deadline March 28:
    America’s Oldest Club for Artists
    152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings
    April 17 through May 9, 2015
    Juried Show
    Works Eligible: This is an open, juried competition for paintings where the principal medium is oil paint, acrylic, casein, tempera or other mediums used to represent oil painting. This is not a works on paper or water medium exhibition, although oil on paper is acceptable. Maximum size for any one dimension is 20″ (excluding frame). Paintings must be framed unless framing is not intended for the work. All items must be wired for hanging (no hooks, brackets or holes). Work must be original and not previously shown at the PSC. All paintings must be for sale. Work accepted on-line that is deemed non-suitable upon delivery at the PSC will not be displayed. Cash awards and medals will be given away.

    About the Jurors:
    Dale O. Roberts has worked primarily in the encaustic medium for over 30 years with a significant portion of work carried out in gouache, graphite and a variety of other techniques. His work explores the painterly possibilities of representation with regard to urban landscape, still life and rural landscape. Roberts graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in 1982. He has had numerous solo shows at the Rosenfeld Gallery, and is also represented by the Blue Heron in Wellfleet, MA; Marshall Lekae Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ; and the 1261 Gallery in Denver, CO. He has paintings in many public and private collections including Rutgers University Museum, Community College of Philadelphia Museum, The Wharton School of Business, and Vanguard Investment Group. Future representation in Philadelphia will be at Gross McCleaf Gallery.
    Rita Siemienski Smith is an imaginative artist who uses color and line to produce surface patterns and textures that convey nature, abstracted or suggested, in her paintings. Rita received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and also studied at the Philadelphia College of Art. She has received numerous awards and her work is in many prominent collections. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including several at the Rosenfeld Gallery.
    Elizabeth Wilson graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attended the Corcoran School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 Rosemont College held a retrospective of her work. Her work has been shown at the National Academy of Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Asheville Art Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, PAFA, Arnot Art Museum and the Butler Institute of American Art. Permanent collections include the Woodmere Art Museum, State Museum of Pennsylvania, US State Department Art Bank Collection and Bryn Mawr College. Liz’s paintings attest to the drama, beauty and isolation of landscapes
    Entry is by on-line submission at:
    www.sketchclub.org/exhibitions

  • Call for Artists – Portside Arts Center

    Deadline April 20: Portside Arts Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Philly Puff on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm during the Portside Community Arts Festival @ Penn Treaty Park.

    Last year’s Philly Puff went really great and this year we want to encourage more artists to participate.

    There are awesome categories and prizes. Representatives from the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym will be judging this years contest!

    We also wanted to spread the word about our Philly Puff informational workshop which will be held on Thursday March 19th, 2015 @ the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym from 6:00pm-8:00pm. During the workshop the winners from last year will talk about their creative process and how to create your own inflatable.

    Artists can submit proposals @ www.PhillyPuff.org

    Deadlines…
    March 20th, Early Bird Special $20
    April 25th Final Deadline $25

    This years categories!!
    – Best in Show –
    – Peoples Choice –
    – Best Use of Materials –
    – Best Craftsmanship –
    – Best in Motion(without being a wacky waver) –
    ***All winners of the contest will receive a inflatable trophy and will be featured on our website for life!***

    Click here for more info.

  • Call for Artists- Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2016

    Deadline July 10: The UMW Galleries are proud to host the tenth edition of our juried painting competition. It is open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Entries will be judged by a guest juror. Cash prizes and a purchase award are also available. The exhibition will be on view January 15- February 28, 2016. For more information, visit umwgalleries.org.

    Listing Expires: 07/11/2015

  • Call for Artists – United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier

    No deadline: Looking for artists to show their work at United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier in Old City for First Fridays. We are seeking artwork that uses natural colors or grayscale and has an outdoorsy feel. We hang new artwork each month for First Friday and leave it up for the entirety of the month, allowing the artists to put it up for sale or simply for show. Contact Jennifer Singley at jen@unitedbyblue.com.

  • Call for Artists – United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier

    No deadline: Looking for artists to show their work at United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier in Old City for First Fridays. We are seeking artwork that uses natural colors or grayscale and has an outdoorsy feel. We hang new artwork each month for First Friday and leave it up for the entirety of the month, allowing the artists to put it up for sale or simply for show. Contact Jennifer Singley at jen@unitedbyblue.com.
    posted 6.2.2014

  • Call for Submissions – University City Arts League

    Ongoing: The University City Arts League Gallery (UCAL) exhibits emerging and established artists to inspire, educate and engage the West Philadelphia community in the visual arts.
    The UCAL Gallery provides a contemporary exhibition space for regional artists, striving to be a cultural gathering place and active participant in the Philadelphia arts network.
    The UCAL Gallery Committee accepts artist submissions year-round. The selection committee meets twice a year to select artists for exhibition (April and October).
    Submissions are due for the April meeting March 15th (See current exception
    above) and for the October meeting September 30. Artists who are offered a show will be asked to sign an exhibition contract. You can view/download the exhibition contract on the University City Arts League Gallery website.
    Click here for more information.
    posted 3.25.2014

  • Call for Artists – PHAIR: Philadelphia Open Air Market

    No deadline: PHAIR, featuring an array of art, handmade, fashion, vintage, and food, opens every Saturday starting May 18 until November 23, 2013, rain or shine. The market is located at the 23rd and Arch Street intersection in the Central Parking lot, bordered by the Schuylkill River Walk Trail, with a nearby entrance one block away at Race Street. There is public parking on-site and public transportation nearby, including a short walk from 30th Street Station. Operating hours are from 10am to 5pm, and admission to PHAIR is free to the public.
    This exciting new venue for artists and makers in Philadelphia brings the european-style open air market to our vibrant city. PHAIR will bring a uniqueness to the art and vintage loving crowds, while expanding on the ever-popular food trucks and farmer’s markets that adorn the streets and neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. These markets will feature up to 100+ vendors, with many rotating vendors each week. Our vendors will include art, clothing, vintage, jewelry, photography, crafts, handmade items, food, and more. PHAIR hopes to bring our open air market to citizens and visitors of Philadelphia alike, allowing for a creative community unlike any other in the city while supporting these small businesses and artists. Click here for more information and to apply.

  • Call for Submissions – JAM Gallery

    Ongoing: JAM Gallery in Malvern, PA, is a new contemporary art gallery launching in August 2013. We are currently accepting submissions for artists and sculptors. Please email JAMGalleryMalvern@gmail.com 5 images (no larger than 1 MB each), along with contact information, website link, and CV for review. Please do not phone the gallery. JAM Gallery will also feature open juried exhibits from time to time. Please go to www.jamgallerymalvern.com for more information.
    posted 7-5-2013

  • Call for submissions – Street Road

    No deadline: Street Road is an exhibition space showcasing international contemporary art and design. Home also to the office of ARA Real Estate, our quarterly shows relate directly to the activity inside: themes of property, ownership, site, architecture, structure, construction and social space are the focus.
    We are located in Cochranville, PA, in close proximity to Philadelphia and Wilmington but situated on a stretch of Rt 41 that straddles the line between rural and exurban communities.
    For an upcoming exhibition, we are looking for submissions by artists who have relocated to the greater Philadelphia or Wilmington areas from outside the United States and particularly live and work in proximity, but outside of these major cities. This includes but is not limited to Chester, Lancaster and Delaware counties in PA and New Castle county, DE.
    We are also looking for artists who are from the aforementioned areas and have relocated outside of United States who are interested in contributing work to a later exhibition.
    Find out more about Street Road Artists Space here: www.streetroad.org Artists should submit 10 images representative of their work and/or link to their website at hello@streetroad.org.
    posted 6/20/2013

  • Call for Exhibition Proposals – West Branch Gallery

    No deadline: West Branch Gallery Sculpture Park is a contemporary art venue located in Stowe, VT. West Branch represents and exhibits International, National and Regional artists working in a range of mediums, with a focus on contemporary painting and sculpture. With the opening of new gallery spaces West Branch now has four distinct gallery spaces of varying size, along with a 3 acre outdoor sculpture park.
    West Branch is seeking exhibition proposals for both solo and group shows for the 2013/ 2014 exhibition seasons. Exhibitions are selected by the West Branch Gallery Curatorial Committee.
    If you are interested in submitting an exhibition proposal for the West Branch Gallery to review, please submit the following by e-mail to exhibitions@westbranchgallery.com (Important: Please put “Call for Proposals” In the subject line).
    1. Description of proposed exhibit and use of space, including: concept or theme, title (if available), number of artists, media, installation requirements, and any other information specific to your idea. Please note that all artwork must be available for sale at the time of the exhibition.
    2. 10-15 photographs attached to email sized at 5×7” with a 72 dpi resolution, with accompanying description that includes slide list with title, size, medium, date of completion and price. Please indicate if the slides or photos are the actual work proposed for this show or are representative of an artist’s body of work.
    3. Resume or exhibition history. Be sure to include: education and gallery affiliations if applicable.
    4. Deadlines are ongoing, so please specify if the proposed exhibition needs to fall within a specific date range.
    5. Please be sure to current contact information and a website link if available.
    6. Due to the high volume of proposals and submissions received by West Branch Gallery, we cannot reply to each submission individually. You will be contacted if your work solicits interest from our curatorial panel.
    posted 1-3-2013

  • Outdoor Sculpture & Gallery Exhibitions, Rockland Center for the Arts, NY

    Ongoing : Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) in West Nyack, NY accepts artist submissions on an ongoing basis for their Sculpture Park and Gallery ONE. Gallery ONE consists of 55 linear feet for hanging and is RoCA’s venue for one-person exhibits. The Sculpture Park consists of two cleared acres within a 10 acre wooded site. Outdoor sculptors may apply for inclusion in the annual exhibit that runs October through April. A stipend is available for outdoor sculptors on a case by case basis. Artists should submit: 12 – 20 images, printed hard copies, or slides – CD-ROMs may be submitted as additional support material only; complete information should be attached to images / slides; size, medium; current resume or c.v.; artist statement (optional); SASE for return of materials. Please do not make follow up phone calls. All submissions are carefully reviewed. For additional information, visit www.rocklandartcenter.org.

  • Call for Artists: Chicago Gallery

    Ongoing : F U Z Z gallery in Chicago is looking for all types of art strong in conceptual and theoretical content – particularly within new media. Mail slides or VHS/CD-ROM/DVD cassettes, artist bio, statement, and SASE to: Chase CafÈ, Attn: Sarah Finkel, Art Director, 7301 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60626. For additional information: 773-743-5650 / sarahfinkel@yahoo.com

  • Call for Artists – White Space Gallery, New Haven , CT

    Ongoing : White Space, a fine art gallery in downtown New Haven, CT, is looking for artists/sculptors working in a surreal edge. No photography. Interested artists may send jpegs of their work including title, dimensions, medium, with a resume and artist statement to jill@dalilithographs.com. Please allow two weeks for review; gallery will contact you for an interview if interested. For more information, visit the web site, www.whitespacegallery.com.

  • Call for Artists – Three Rivers Community College (CT) Exhibitions

    Ongoing : Three Rivers Community College, located in Norwich, Connecticut, seeks artists who work in 2-D media to display work in the college’s exhibition spaces. Exhibition duration is 1 – 2 months; exhibition dates are ongoing and submissions are accepted on a rolling-basis. To apply, send 5 – 20 labeled slides, resume, artist’s statement, and SASE with sufficient postage for return of slides to: Sandra Jeknavorian, Instructor of Art, Three Rivers Community College, Thames Valley Campus, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360. Accepted work must be either matted and framed or mounted and ready to hang.

  • American University Museum Reviewing Work for Exhibitions, DC

    Ongoing : American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, in Washington, DC, accepts submissions for exhibitions. Guidelines for being considered: A CD of up to 20 jpeg images along with a resume, image list, a short statement and/or cover letter. If you are proposing a group exhibition please include resumes by all artists involved. Please do not send slides. Submitted materials will not be returned. The reviewing process should take 6 – 8 weeks. We will contact you if we would like to see additional materials. Submissions should be mailed to: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400, Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.

  • Novo Arts Rotating Public Exhibition, Novo Arts Inc.

    Ongoing : Novo Arts is an art consultancy agency located in New York City. They are currently accepting submissions for a rotating exhibition of large-scale paintings and sculptures. Selected works will be consigned and installed for six months outside the prominent midtown offices of their client. In return they are providing a complete public relations package and press release to promote all participating artists. They will also provide complete coverage of all shipping, installation, and insurance costs. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to show work in a high profile, highly accessible venue. Sculptures should have dimensions of at least ten feet. Paintings should have dimensions of at least five feet. To apply, submit up to three images of your work as pdf attachments to Project Manager Susie Chorro at sc@novoarts.com.
    posted: 10-24-07

  • Call for Artists: Milkboy Coffee Café, Ardmore PA

    Ongoing : Milkboy Coffee cafe in Ardmore PA, outside of Philadelphia has two opportunities for artists. They are planning on digitally projecting a selection of work from various kinds of artists; there would be an evening where work would be premiered and then that work would be projected on going basis throughout the week. In addition, they have a monthly opportunity of showing art on a wall in the usual way. For more information, contact Jamie Lokof, jamie@milkboyrecording.com.

  • Call for Artists: Grand Opera House Galleries, Wilmington

    Ongoing: The Grand Opera House of Wilmington, Delaware seeks artwork for its gallery spaces. For more information, visit thegrandwilmington.org/Community/Galleries.

  • Call for Artists – Accent Gallery

    Ongoing: Accent Gallery, a fine art and American craft gallery in Ocean City, NJ, is seeking work from talented craft artists in the Philadelphia region. Interested artists should email photos of recent works to accentgalleryinfo@comcast.net. Please write ‘Artist Submission’ in the subject line. For additional information, visit www.accentgallery.com

  • Call for Artists – industry

    Ongoing: New gallery is looking for artist submissions. If interested in being considered, please submit a one page resume or letter of intent and 6 – 12 images (no more, no less) of current work to submissions@shopindustryphilly.com. Gallery will be building a catalog of work to be featured in six curated shows throughout the upcoming year. If selected, artists will be contacted with a request for more information. This is an open call only. Details on show themes and dates will be announced at a later date. Eligibility: Professional artists only. 1 MG maximum.

  • Call for Curators – Artworks Trenton

    No deadline: Submit your proposal for an exhibition in one of the Artworks Trenton’s Galleries. Main Gallery: Six-week group exhibitions may be of 2 or 3-dimensional contemporary work in all media, including installations. Artists may be professional or self-taught. Gallery space is 1800 square feet and 200 running feet with in-direct natural and track lighting. Selections are made by the Artworks Exhibitions Committee based on aesthetic merit and curatorial focus. Community Gallery: Four-week individual and group exhibitions may include 2 or 3-dimensional work in all media, excluding installations. Gallery space is approximately 93 running feet, with indirect natural and track lighting. Artists may be professional or self-taught. Preference will be given to emerging artists, students and Trenton-area community organizations, but anyone may apply. For more information, click here.

  • Call for Entries – LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art

    No deadline: LaGuardia Community College of New York City University is seeking innovative, contemporary 2-D and 3-D art work by U.S artist for solo exhibitions, 2013- 2014 seasons. Send 10 images on CD along with printed artist statement, resume, image list, and self addressed stamped envelope for return of work and material, to:
    LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art
    Cris Cristofaro, M223C
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, New York 11101

  • Call for Art – Green Line Cafe

    No deadline: The Green Line Cafe has established itself as a respected venue for viewing art, and with hundreds of customers at our locations each day, the art is definitely seen. The exhibition schedule is directed by Green Line co-owner Douglas Witmer, an internationally exhibiting visual artist. We rotate exhibitions every 2 months at each of our three locations, for a total of 18 exhibitions a year. We have shown work by artists from around the country, however we prioritize submissions from Philadelphia-area artists. We also welcome themed proposals by guest curators and community groups. Click here for more information.

  • Call for Art – La. Va Cafe

    No deadline: The La. Va Cafe is looking for local artists to display their work for two months at a time, with room to show as soon as April and further shows to come in the following months. The space is about 800 square feet, but it also has a lot of windows, so the space can hold, depending on the sizes of the art work, 8-15 pieces. For questions and information contact Liron

  • Call for Artists – Painted Bride Art Center

    Ongoing: The Community Table:
    Open Call for Makers, Thinkers, and Doers
    Do you create something that transforms good intentions into action? Share you gift at the Bride as we launch The Community Table, our newest program built to foster community through art-making, storytelling and sustainable living practices.
    And we need YOU to make it happen. We welcome all makers, thinkers, and doers from knitters to community organizations, gardeners to collagists, foodies to philosophers to schedule an evening of sharing at the Community Table. Contact erin@paintedbride.org today to schedule your date leading the table.
    Not into leading, but want to explore new mediums and share ideas with fellow good-natured creatives? Stay tuned for Community Table date announcements. Click here for more information.

  • Call for Artists – Cook and Shaker

    Ongoing: Cook and Shaker, a new restaurant/bar on the border of fishtown in the kensington section opening in September is seeking artists to exhibit work monthly or bimonthly. There is ample wall space.
    Please submit at least 3 images of work you would potentially want to exhibit or that represent the body of your work to lauraconnollyviegas@gmail.com. We are looking for artists, solo or as a group, to exhibit as early as mid September and then ongoing throughout this year and next.

  • Benini Foundation Seeks Artists Working in Large-Scale Outdoor Sculpture

    Ongoing : The Benini Foundation and Sculpture Ranch located in the Texas Hill Country, one hour west of Austin and one hour north of San Antonio, is developing its hilly Mediterranean-like 140 acres into a sculptural showcase for national and international artists who work on large-scale outdoor sculptures. Accepted works should be available for purchase, and remain on site for a minimum of two years. The Benini Foundation & Sculpture Ranch, 377 Shiloh Road, Johnson City, Texas USA 78636 www.benini.com

  • California Wine Merchant in NYC Seeks Artists

    Open deadline : California Wine Merchants, a specialty wine store just opened in the financial district of Manhattan, is looking to display art on its spacious walls. They are interested in all types of framed art such as paintings, photos, drawings…It will be a great opportunity for an artist to display their art to the public. Especially with the holiday season coming up they will see a lot of traffic and this stands as a good opportunity to sell art, or just get an artist’s name out in the public. Interested artists should e-mail Arthur Gorham at an.gorham@hotmail.com.