Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

This page was last updated on April 16, 2014

Call for Art – InLiquid

Deadline April 25: InLiquid, along with Carpenter Square LP, announce a competition to commission artwork for an exterior canopy for a LEED registered, mixed use residential development known as Carpenter Square, located at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
This competition is open to all artists and artist teams.
This sum is inclusive of all artists’ fees, contract preparation fee, insurance, fabrication of artwork, site preparation, installation and all other project related expenses. Structural Engineering fees will be paid by Carpenter Square LP.
Project Description
Carpenter Square sits just North of Washington Avenue and two blocks West of Broad St. The project consists of a 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza, a 2,000 sq ft. L-shaped commercial space with six condominiums above and 11 townhomes. Carpenter Square will incorporate high-quality, modern design, eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems and conscientious construction management strategies. The building material palette includes a black colored brick, metal siding, black steel, composite siding (dark wood color) and a fiber cement panel system in subtle shades of light gray.
Click here for more information.
Contact Mat Tomezsko at mat@inliquid.org with any questions.

Call for Entries – The Center for Fine Art Photography

Deadline April 16: THEME | Black & White
All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. This includes alternative process, traditional, digital, toned black and white images, and all post-production techniques. All subject matter is welcome.
Juror’s Selection: $500 and an Artist Feature in the Exhibition Catalog
Director’s Selection: $250 and an Artist Feature in the Exhibition Catalog
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks.com
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.
Exhibit Prints: All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally for exhibition at C4FAP. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. Please no colored mats or frames. Black or white mats and frames only, unless you obtain prior approval. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.
MEMBERS | $20 for the first five images.
NON-MEMBERS | $35 for the first five images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.
Click here for more information.

Call for Artists – M.A.C.H.I.N.E.

Deadline April 17: In celebration of our re¬awakening, the M.A.C.H.I.N.E. (Master of Arts
Collective in Higher Idea Navigation and Exploration) seeks artist submissions from emerging and established artists for a juried show about consciousness.
Eligibility: open to all artists currently living on earth. Artists may submit up to five works; $20 entry fee.
Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery.
Submission Criteria: All media is eligible. Framed works with glazing must use plexiglass and must be wired for hanging (no sawtooth hangers). Pedestals will be provided as necessary. Please no work exceeding 100 lbs or six feet in any direction. The jurors reserve the right to reject received work that does not comply with exhibition
regulations or is misrepresented in the submission images.
Entry Process: Artists must submit a statement detailing how their work relates to Consciousness, 200 words maximum.
Title all files “lastnamefirstname_#.jpg”
Format jpegs to roughly 4×6 inches @ 300 dpi.
Prepare an image list, providing title, dimensions, materials, date.
Attach all images, image list and artist statement, email to machine.consciousness@gmail.com
Upon receipt of entry materials, artists will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for payment of entry fee.

Call for Artists – The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Deadline April 18: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art (New York). Of the applicants, ten to twenty-five artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to four of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery.
The Visiting Curator Program allows CFEVA to showcase the abundance of talented artists from our region to a curator who is not yet familiar with our artist community. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for the artists we serve and provide beneficial new leads for noteworthy curators.
CFEVA Exhibition: August 18- September 26, 2014
For more information and to apply please visit https://cfeva.slideroom.com/ Artists will be asked to provide a resume, artist statement, image list and five images. The total application fee is $20 (this includes the fee to use Slideroom). Artists must reside within 100 miles of Philadelphia and must not currently be a student.

Call for Arts – Perkins Center for the Arts

Deadline April 18: Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown announces one of our Premiere Events of the year! The Annual Members / Faculty Exhibition highlighting works of art by staff, faculty and members of Perkins Center for the Arts. An outstanding exhibition that includes a variety of mediums from ceramic, photography, watercolor, pastel, gouache, oil, acrylic, crayon, pen & ink, pencil, fiber and digital art. This is the chance for members and students of Perkins Center to have work displayed alongside friends, fellow students and faculty members. It is a time for the public to see art that highlights the varied artistic language which is fostered as a core value at the Perkins Center for The Arts.
Any current member, faculty or staff of Perkins Center may enter one work for the exhibition that has been completed within the last 3 years. There will be 10 Awards for Artistic Merit to highlight outstanding work in any medium. There is no entry fee just current membership at the Perkins Center for the Arts is required.
Hand delivery of work for the Exhibition: is the week of Tuesday April 14 through the 18th from10 am -3:00pm.
Click here for more information.

Call for Art – Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Deadline April 20: Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 7th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6×6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted; exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 13, 2014. Sold Out artists’ names will be revealed next to their work online on July 4. Artists may enter up to 6 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Thank you for your participation!
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Call for Artists – Ann Street Gallery

Deadline April 25: Entry Fee: FREE
Exhibit Dates: May-June 2014
Submission Deadline to Enter: April 25, 2014 5pm.
Eligibility: Open to all artists living in the U.S. and territories ages 18+. All media will be considered.
This exhibition will focus on bringing together multiple perspectives on representations of war in visual culture, while examining whose viewpoint is represented and how politicized or personal is an image of war. Topics can include responses to contemporary conflicts, trauma, perspectives of soldier-artists, women and war, memory, sense and space of war, propaganda, commemoration, built environments, battlefield imagery, home front, colonial encounters, print culture of WWI and WWII, and artist as witness.
Artist should email the following to vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org– five jpeg images of work , a cv/resume, artist statement and website link.
Questions? Or for more information contact: vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org. (845) 784-1146

Call for Entries – 64th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition

Deadline April 25: Art of the Northeast is a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made in the Northeast by emerging and established artists. This year the exhibition will be a tightly curated show, comprised of approximately 25 artists, depending on scale. The juror will have at his discretion the ability to select a suite of three to five works by an individual artist. The Best in Show Prize
is a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $3,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Eligibility: Open to all artists, 17 years of age and older, residing in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI & VT. Original artwork in any media will be accepted. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2012, and fall within the restrictions. Click here for more information.

Call for Artists – Fishtown Neighbors Association

Deadline April 30:This public art project is designed to foster community collaboration to unlitter the neighborhood. The goal is to bring together the local art and civic communities, as well as the business community in a venture that will benefit all. Fiber glass fish heads, approximately 22 inches, to be mounted on a trash can, will be supplied by the FNA, sponsored by local businesses and then painted and decorated at the whimsy of the artist. That’s where you come in! The Fish Head cans will be unveiled at a meet-the-artist event and then placed through-out Fishtown . Each local business sponsor will routinely empty the trash for scheduled pick up. The goal is to give the neighborhood strategically placed cans to help combat littering. Click here for more information.

Call for Artists – Napoleon

Deadline May 7: NAPOLEON is now accepting applications for a solo exhibition in our gallery during the month of July 2014. Show opens First Friday, July 4th and close July 25th with an Opening Reception on Friday, July 11th. The artist will be responsible for supplying all materials required for displaying their work (framing, media equipment, pedestals, hanging wire, etc.). The artist will also be responsible for installation during June 30 – July 4 and will deinstall the exhibition by July 26-27.
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Call for Entries – Off the Wall Gallery

Deadline May 8: OFF THE WALL’s Ninth Annual Community Juried Show — BUT IS IT ART?, which carries no entry fees (!) — is accepting entries through THURSDAY, MAY 8, at 11:59 PM (yeah, just like those taxes).

The concept is open-ended and can be as complex or simple as you like. Your artistic M.O. — or perhaps the lack of artistic process — determines that.

After all, as we say on the attached form, which includes all of the entry guidelines, ALL ART IS SUBJECTIVE. We are challenging you to challenge the jury — and if they accept your work, to challenge our audiences.

Show us a new form of art — as you define “art” — that may make others think differently about WHAT ART IS, about WHAT ART CAN BE.

Entries can be SOMETHING YOU CREATE OR SOMETHING YOU FIND. However, we are stipulating two important new criteria:
* NO digital works or photography. We want your entries to be art that is not “second-hand,” filtered through a lens or altered by software.
* And you must tell the jury WHY this entry is art IN JUST TWO SENTENCES. Make your verbal case briefly and in compelling fashion. (The visual case should speak volumes.)
Otherwise, the logistics for entering are the same as they have been in the past and are detailed on the attachment, too:
WHAT: Up to FIVE WORKS, original or found; all entries must be 48 INCHES OR UNDER in combined dimensions (height+width+depth)
HOW: E-MAIL high-quality, clearly labeled jpegs (under 500k); titles, media, sizes, PRICES and contact info; and your two-sentence statement
WHERE: Submit your entries right here, to offthewallgallery@gmail.com
WHEN: No later than THURSDAY, MAY 8
HOW MUCH: It costs NOTHING to enter!

Call for Submissions – DCCA

Deadline May 9: The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Members’ Juried Group Exhibition. The DCCA is a non-collecting museum that functions as a kunsthalle for temporary exhibitions. Previously a railroad car factory, the DCCA is sited in the growing Riverfront area adjacent to downtown Wilmington. All media accepted and applicants must become a member in order to apply. Application is free to members. This years Guest Juror is Bridgette Mayer, Director of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Postmark deadline is Friday, May 9, 2014. The exhibition itself will run from June 28 – October 19, 2014. To download the exhibition prospectus please visit www.thedcca.org/artistopportunities. Any questions about the submission guidelines can directed to Curatorial Associate J. Gordon at jgordon@thedcca.org.

Call for Artists – Nicolet College Art Gallery

Deadline May 10: This juried national competition is open to artists who are 18 or older and are living in the United States. Work may be in any medium, but it must be original, recently completed and designed to hang on a wall. There is no theme. We are looking for a varied exhibit of contemporary American art. Entry deadline is May 10. Fee is $30 for 2 images. Prize money totals more than $8,500 and includes three $1,000 Awards of Excellence. No commission taken on any sales. Exhibit opens with a reception at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wis. on July 22 and closes September 12, 2014. This year’s judge is Linda Benedict-Jones from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. More info and prospectus available here.

Call for Art – Penn Medicine

Deadline May 15: VISION: Outside of the walls of the hospital and around our Philadelphia region the everyday beauty found in our community and neighborhoods leaves an impression on natives and visitors alike. We recognize these unique elements and cityscapes as subtle and personal images of home – it is in this inspiration of our community in which we serve that we seek images for our new Pavilion for Advanced Care, a 6-story, 158,000 sf. expansion of the PennPresbyterianMedicalCenter, located at 39th & Market streets in Philadelphia.
Up to 25 unique photography images will be selected for large format wall display on digital laminate panels to be displayed in public concourse areas including waiting rooms, imaging suites, and elevator lobby walls throughout the hospital Pavilion. Desired images should be primarily landscape, architecture, and/or objects with artistic composition.
Click here for more information.

Call for Entries – National Small Works 2014

Deadline May 31: This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the continental United States. Submitted prints must be no larger than 170 square inches (image) and no wider than 18 inches (frame).
Juried by
Jack Rasmussen
Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen
First Prize: Solo exhibition at WPG in August 2015
Second Prize: $200 gift certificate presented by
Graphic Chemical & Ink, Co.
Third Prize: $100 gift certificate presented by
Renaissance Graphic Arts
Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals – Eastern State Penitentiary

Deadline June 18: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 season of site-specific artist installations. Maximum funding is $7,500 per project. The deadline for proposals is June 18, 2014. For guidelines and to apply, visit easternstate.org/art.

Call for Entries – Celeste Prize 2014

Deadline July 15: 20,500 € cash prizes, plus benefits, a new project prize, an exciting exhibition location, worldwide exposure and top international jurors who are talent scouting. Curated by Elena Sorokina. Click here for more information.

Call for Entries – Yell Gallery

Deadline July 15: We live in contemporary times. And in these times, notions and processes of self-portraiture have shifted into something impermanent, ethereal, filtered, digital, and, so often, cropped into a one-by-one square.
We refer, of course, to the #selfie.
Yell Gallery is seeking submissions for a group show of selfies. We hope to explore modern ways of seeing and looking at oneself and deduce the place and meaning of this new means of self-presentation.
Submissions should be made in one of two categories:
#selfieclassic: Photos must be taken by oneself with a piece of wired technology (cellphone (dumb or smart), tablet, laptop, computer, CCTV, etcetera) but may be submitted in any size, number, or dimension. If multiple photographs are submitted, please clarify if the photos are individual works or meant to be presented as a series. Accepted works in this category will form a #selfie collage in the gallery, reflecting the reflection of ourselves to ourselves into perpetuity. (Which is to say, as long as the exhibition stays up.); or #otherstuff: Work in any medium is welcome which explores the nature of the #selfie. Photographs placed within other work, painting, collage, drawing, poetry, essays, stories, video, or otherwise will be gladly received.
Submission deadline is July 15, 2014. A collection of works accepted for the show will be printed as a booklet and sold under a Creative Commons license (NC-BY-SA). Please direct all submissions and questions (relevant or irrelevant) to yellgallery@gmail.com or Yell Gallery, 2111 East Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Click here for more information.

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 Proposals – Gray Gallery

Ongoing: The Gray Gallery is a new space opening in the West Central Germantown area of Philadelphia. The space will host 4 exhibitions annually and each exhibition will be on view for about two months. All media and techniques are welcome – site specific indoor/outdoor works, painting, photography, sculpture, fiber-related works, drawing, video, etc. The inaugural year at the Gray Gallery will focus primarily on small group exhibitions showcasing emerging Philadelphia artists. To be considered for exhibition please send a website address or 10 jpegs, resume, artist statement to caroleloeffler@hotmail.com. The first exhibition will be installed for the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST) October 19-20. Press releases, marketing, announcement cards and opening reception costs will be covered by the gallery. Shipping, material and installation costs are to be provided by the artist.
For further information or questions – please contact:
Carole Loeffler – caroleloeffler@hotmail.com.

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.

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 – Rybrew

Ongoing: Rybrew (the sister shop to Rybread) is a great new bottle and sandwich shop opening in Brewerytown this week, and we are looking for artists to exhibit work monthly or bi-monthly. The space is beautiful with tons of natural light and a short stop from the Philadelphia Art Museum! Help us bring the arts to Brewerytown!

Please submit at least 3 images of your work you would potentially want to exhibit, or that represent your body of work to: msthelmasawyer@gmail.com. We are looking for artists to exhibit solo or as a group as early as September, and then throughout the year.

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 Artists – 2013 Nutcracker Market

No deadline: Pennsylvania Ballet is issuing a call for artists and retailers to participate in the fist annual Nutcracker Market happening this December 6-8, 2013 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
The Market is to become an annual Philadelphia holiday tradition, and serve to be the Ballet’s signature fundraiser event helping to support the programing of the Company and the School for the Pennsylvania Ballet.
To learn more, go to www.paballet.org and look for Nutcracker Market under Seasons & Tickets, download an application today! All types of exhibitors are welcome, retail: clothing, home goods, accessories and more. Craft include: glass, jewelry, wood, ceramic, jewelry and more.

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 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 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 Artists – PHAIR: Philadelphia Open Air Market

No deadline: PHILADELPHIA, April 2013 – PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market, a new and weekly outdoor market, opens to residents and visitors alike in Center City Philadelphia on May 18, 2013. 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 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

Call for Artists – RAW: Natural Born Artists

No deadline: RAW: Natural born artists Philadelphia is currently accepting artists in the following categories for the 2013 season!
What are some of the perks of being a RAW Artist? -An opportunity to be seen, heard and loved in front of live audience of 800-1000 people. -The ability to generate bookings, sell your work, etc. at a showcase or because of a showcase with NO commissions paid to RAW. -A media package consisting of professional photos of yourself and your work and a “Behind the Artist” video that tells your story and highlights your creations. -An opportunity to showcase your work at any of our other 65 locations nationwide. -Become part of a powerful artist community which generates unparalleled cross-genre exposure. -Online tools, resources and opportunities at RAWartists.org via our RAWk Wall (where art gets down to business). -Online profile and placement on a digital showcase flyer at RAWartists.org. (database searchable by city and genre). -An opportunity to participate in the RAWards in LA, the largest indie arts awards show in the world, and receive MAJOR career advancing awards. -FREE admission for you plus a guest to EVERY RAW Showcase forever more, at ANY of our 65 locations. INTERESTED? Submit a profile with your work to be considered! Click here for more information.

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 Art – Reading Art Works

Ongoing: Reading Art Works (RAW) is offering short-term exhibition opportunities, ideal for all– seasoned, emerging artists or new comers to Berks County/Reading who want to test the local art market. We are looking for big and bold works to complement our event space. RAW hosts many corporate, social and private events for 350 people at a time-lots of eyeballs and potential customers! We show your work for free and RAW takes a 20% commission for any pieces that sell! Or, you rent wall space and pay no commission on any sales—your choice. Minimum size of works must be at least 3‘x3’. Click here for more information, or call 610-236-0680 or email readingartworks@comcast.net.
posted 9-14-2012

Call for Artists – Leonardo Biennial

Ongoing: Artoteque.com marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci. The inclusion is open to all artists. All entries are approved on entry fee payment provided online as the 3rd step of the application. Click here for more information and to apply.

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 Artists – 2nd iBiennial of Contemporary Art

Ongoing: Artoteque.com has announced a call for entries to their online art contest. The contest is open to works of any genre. Prizes: A Grand Prize, including two pages in ARTISTS OF TODAY/Contemporary Artists, two Awards of Distinction, including one page in ARTISTS OF TODAY/Contemporary Artists. The event will run 2011/2012. Eligibility: All works must be for sale, and when sold, Artoteque will retain 10% of the sale price. Entry fee: $80 for six works and $15 for each additional work. Submissions must be mailed to submit@artoteque.com. Visit the website for submission details.

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
posted: 4-22-11

Artwork Submissions: Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia

Ongoing: The Asian Arts Initiative reviews artwork submissions and proposals on an ongoing basis for its gallery. The Asian Arts Initiative’s Gallery is a lab for contemporary Asian American visual artists from Philadelphia and across the United States. The Gallery’s program focuses on communities in the process of making art and engages the public through exhibitions, workshops, “slide slams” and other events that interpret traditions and challenge how we look at art and who participates in it. For complete guidelines on submitting work, visit the web site: www.asianartsinitiative.org/.

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: 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.

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

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.

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

Call for Artist Submissions – Center for Exploratory Perceptual Arts, NY

Ongoing : Center for Exploratory Perceptual Arts (CEPA) is a prominent, highly visible, and well-equipped visual arts center and photography gallery located in western New York. CEPA encourages artists to send in work for review at any time. All artwork must be photographically-based or digital in nature. Links are available on CEPA is web site that feature gallery floor plans and installation examples of seven distinct exhibition spaces. Submission guidelines and further information are available on the web site, www.cepagallery.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.

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: 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 Proposals: Artist Multiples, The Present Group, CA

Ongoing : The Present Group is a quarterly art subscription service. Every year TPG subscribers receive four limited edition works from four different contemporary artists. Each work is accompanied by information to help them gain insight into the piece, its creator, and recurring themes in the contemporary art world. The Present Group is looking for proposals for projects that are reproducible in intent. Each piece can be an artist multiple, or either a part of or a document of a larger work. Their current edition numbers are under 100. The piece is chosen based on visual, conceptual, and/or experiential interest. The project will be made exclusively through The Present Group. It is understood that similar themes and images may be used throughout your other work, however you must agree not to create the exact project in the same form again. Appreciation for selected artists: $500 (This is an honorarium outside of the costs of creating the work — which TPG covers), four of the produced work for your own collection or to sell on your own; all the contextual information we create for your piece, including artist info, critiques, and video will remain free online as long as TPG exists. Submission guidelines are here: http://www.thepresentgroup.com/TPG-submissions.pdf. For more information about The Present Group go to: http://www.thepresentgroup.com.

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.

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.

posted: 12-06-08