Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call for Artists: Portraits, 2017

    Theme | Portraits 
    Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All subject matter, photographic genres, capture types, and photo-based processes are eligible to submit.

    All subject matter, photographic genres, capture types, and photo-based processes are eligible to submit.

    Juror | Karen Marks 

    Karen Marks has been Director of Howard Greenberg Gallery for over 15 years. In that time she has organized countless exhibitions, curated international art fairs and edited many publications. She is also an active board member of Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Karen Marks has been working in the world of fine art photography since her graduation from the School of Visual Arts in 1984. Starting as a junior specialist in the photography department at Swann Galleries, since then she has worked in both public and private galleries, advising private clients and working closely with public institutions. She has juried numerous competitions and is called upon frequently as a portfolio reviewer for many programs.
    Juror’s Award| $400.00

    Director’s Award | $200.00

    Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.
    Artists’ selected for the exhibition will receive the following:
    Press releases sent to artists’ choice of media outlets
    Professional installation images
    Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing
    Promotion on The Center’s large social media platform
    In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
    For More Information about the Portraits 2017 Call For Entries, click here

    Listing Expires: 9/8/2016

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSION : 8th Cairo Video Festival

    Deadline: September 30, 2016

     8th Cairo Video Festival 
     Video Art & Experimental Film

    Medrar for Contemporary Art is accepting applications for the 8th Cairo Video Festival, which will take place in February, 2017.

    Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced high concept/low-budget experimental videos and films. Based on a call for works by emerging artists, the festival program takes the format of a concise series of video screenings, accompanied by talks and discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of the key themes and issues presented in the works

    Check out the previous edition


     Guidelines and conditions 

    • Individuals, groups, curators or associations are invited to participate.
    • The number of entries by one author is limited to two works. Please note that you must submit a separate application form for each work submission.
    • Documentary, feature or commercial videos are not accepted.
    • Videos should be produced after January 2014, and no longer than 30 minutes of duration
    • Attach 3 high resolution video stills for each submitted film.
    • Screening of the submitted videos should not have any specific recommended format of installation
    • The festival does neither offer screening fees, nor does it request any entry charges from applicants
    • A committee appointed by the festival organizers will make the selection
    • All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications via email by 15 November 2016
    • The organizing crew has the right to use the participating data within all promotionalmeans and publications, with reserved copyrights
    • All works submitted will be included in the festival’s video archive, and may be screened for retrospective research and/or educational (in no case commercial) purposes in the various screenings that might take place later. Medrar will not screen to public, give, sell or rent copies to other institutions or private persons interested without written consent by the producer of the video.
    • Videos with narration in languages other than English and Arabic should have English or Arabic subtitles
    • Videos missing the festival application form or sent by snail mail will not be regarded for entry
    • The submission of the application form designates the acceptance of the terms and conditions of participation in the 8th Cairo Video Festival, and a declaration that the applicant holds all rights to the submitted material or has the permission of the legal owner of the rights to the submitted material (pictures, sounds, texts)


     Online Submissions 

    Video files and stills should be uploaded to  https://www.dropbox.com/. Please include the .srt file if available. Your videos must be submitted as only screening copies in the best available quality (HD if available)

    Fill in the online application form below and copy then paste the download link inside the online application form (we advise you to start the upload online process before you proceed with filling in the application form)

    Click here for technical step-by-step guide on how to upload your material and submit your application.

    Please do not hesitate to contact cvf@medrar.org for further inquiries

    Listing Expires: 10/01/2016

  • 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

    Deadline: October 6, 2016

    Main Line Art Center is excited to offer an opportunity for contemporary artists that includes $1000, a solo show, and the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art.

    Presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement.

    Adult fine artists, who are not full time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome. Artists selected to receive this award will be notified in December 2016 and the exhibition will take place in March/April 2017.

    Approximately three artists are awarded annually. The 2015 recipients of the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art were Seunghwui Koo (New York), Tasha Lewis (New York), and Kate Stewart (Philadelphia), featured in Tweak of Nature, presented at Main Line Art Center in Spring 2015. The 2016 recipients of the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art were Matthew Courtney (Philadelphia), Sun Young Kang (Bryn Mawr), and Zahra Nazari (New York), featured in Transformations.

    DEADLINE: Thursday, October 6, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.
    AWARD: $1000 & solo show
    APPLICATION: mainlineart.slideroom.com
    QUESTIONS: Beth Boardman, Exhibition Coordinator: 610.525.0272 ext. 116
    APPLICATION FEE: Members $30/Non-Members $35
    EXHIBITION: March 6 – April 16, 2017

    Listing Expires: 10/7/2016

  • Call for Visual Artist

    Deadline: September 17, 2016

    Organization name – Ann Street Gallery
    Contact person – Virginia Walsh
    Title of show or opportunity – Politics & Power Exhibition
    104 Ann Street
    Newburgh, New York 12550
    United States

    This exhibition will focus on bringing together various perspectives on representations of Politics & Power in visual culture, while examining issues of political or social change and their effect on our current societal struggles.

    Topics can include but not limited to: campaign finances, GMO labeling, voter fraud,fracking, climate change,  student loans, gerrymandering, NSA domestic surveillance, political leaders, activism, equal pay, corporate income tax, welfare, offshore banking, war on ISIS, racism, abortion, government mandates, drones, death penalty, gender workplace diversity, border security, gun control, equal rights, racial injustice, corruption, feminism, labor rights, and the any other present controversies surrounding the upcoming presidential election.

    Media accepted – All media

    DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: September 17, 2016

    DELIVERY FOR ARTWORK: October 3, 2016

    EXHIBITION OPENING: October 8, 2016

    EXHIBITION CLOSES: November 26, 2016

    Cost to enter/maximum number of images – Free
    Images may be submitted via (select all that apply)
    – email
    – Cd/Dvd/dropbox

    Additional information 
    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

    Listing Expires: 09/18/2016

  • Call for Entry: Small Works

    Deadline: September 5, 2016

    Enter at garrisonartcenter.org

    Open to artists 18 and older:

    -2 dimensional wall-hung media
    -3 dimensional including sculpture, assemblage, and relief

    4 images: $25

    Excellence Awards:
    Best 2D work: $500
    Best 3D work: $500

    2016 Juror: Don Nice


    Final entry deadline: 9/5/2016
    Judging Process: 9/9 – 10/7
    Email results to artists: 10/12 – 14Hi-res images due: 10/25
    Deliver accepted work: 12/3 – 7
    Installation: 12/8 – 9
    Exhibition opens: 12/10
    Opening Reception: 12/10, 5 – 7pm
    Exhibition Closes: 1/8/2017 5pm
    Work pick up/ship: 1/10 – 12/2017

    Exhibition requirements:

    2D works: Must be no greater than 20 inches at largest dimension, including frame. Framed works must be in museum style framing, simple black, white, silver, or natural wood.

    3D works: Must be no greater than 20 inches in any direction and limited to 35 pounds. Wall hung assemblage and reliefs accepted.

    Entry Fee $25: 2D and 3D submit up to 4 images. Additional images $5 each. Electronic credit card receipt is your confirmation.

    Works that do not meet all submission requirements herein will be disqualified.


    Work must be submitted online via this prospectus. No CD’s or e-mail submissions will be accepted. Follow the online instructions to submit application and images. You will have an opportunity to review your application before you are charged.


    Submission Format:
    Submit up to 4 JPG images at the entry site at 72dpi resolution
    Artist whose work is selected will be expected to send a hi-rez image for inclusion in promotional materials.
    All images must have different titles or numbers and should begin with the artist’s last name.

    Terms and Conditions:
    All work must be for sale. Garrison Art Center will retain 50% of the sale price. The Art Center is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit. Storage charges will apply for work not picked up by January 12, 2017, 5pm. The Art Center reserves the right to reproduce accepted photographs on our website and in any advertising associated with this exhibition. All work selected for exhibition must be framed, ready to hang per the stated framing requirements. Garrison Art Center will provide the opening reception, awards, marketing, and advertising for the exhibition. The Art Center has the right to refuse work which differs from the original submissions and selections by jurors, or work it considers pornographic or defamatory.





    Listing Expires: 09/6/2016

  • Call for Artists: The Nude Figure

    Dusold EchoDeadline: September 9, 2016

    October 16 – November 19, 2016

    Jurors: Paul DuSold and Scott Noel

    The Wayne Art Center invites artists to submit work in the mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture for a juried exhibition to accompany the exhibition, “The Nude, Mirror of Desire”. Subject matter of submissions should be focused on the human figure with an emphasis on, but not exclusive to, the nude figure.

    Jurors Paul DuSold and Scott Noel look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.  The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body.

    Digital Entry Fee: $45 for up to two works

    Entry Deadline: September 9, 2016

    Entry Website: www.waynefigureentry.org

    Wayne Art Center Website: www.wayneart.org

    Listing Expires: 09/10/2016

  • Call for Artists: Craft Forms 2016

    Deadline: September 14, 2016

    22nd International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

    December 2, 2016 – January 28, 2017

    Juror: Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft & Design at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

    The 22nd international juried exhibition of Craft Forms is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply.

    $8,000+ in awards

    Digital Entry Fee: $45 for up to two works

    Entry Deadline: September 14, 2016

    Entry Website: www.craftformsentry.org

    Exhibition Website: www.craftforms.org

    Listing Expires: 09/15/2016

  • 7th Annual Photography Show – Juried

    PhotoShow_GraphicDeadline August 26, 2016

    Our 7th Annual Photography Show is in September! Open to all area photographers!  This is the first time the AOY Photo Show will also be a Juried Show –and cash prizes will be awarded.

    Enter online by August 26th!
    Full Prospectus.
    Opening Reception Fri Sept 9th 6-9 PM

    The theme for the show is “LEVITATION”.

    Please read carefully. Entries submitted without adherence to all guidelines will not be considered.


    Open to all artists 18 and over. All photography entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last two years, and must not have been exhibited in past Artists of Yardley exhibitions or events.


    Digital submission only.Please follow link on www.artistsofyardley.org to submit online at Entrythingy.
    Artwork will be considered in photography form of original work.
    Size digital .jpg images 4” x 6”, at 300 dpi. (approx. 1 MB maximum size). Identify images with last name, first initial, title.
    Artwork must be no larger than 60” in longest direction. Selected artwork must be framed and ready to hang with wire and d-rings (no saw-tooth hangers). If canvas is unframed it must have finished edges with no visible staples. No clips or plastic poster frames accepted.
    AOY reserves the right to reject work delivered at the time of the exhibition that differs from the artist’s accepted work or not suitably presented. All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.


    ** Members: $25
    -up to 3 pieces

    **Non-members: $45
    -up to 3 pieces

    All participants are allowed one matted print forthe photo bin.


    –Mastercard, Visa, Paypal.
    Acceptance into the exhibition is not guaranteed with entry.

    All member exhibitors are expected to sign up to gallery sit. A sign up form will be available at registration.


    Notification of selected entries posted on AOY website by September 2nd before 10 p.m.


    All artwork must be for sale exclusively through AOY. AOY takes a 30% sales commission on all work sold.

    Payment to the artist is made within 30 days of close of the exhibition.


    AOY reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artwork for promotion and publicity.


    AOY will do its utmost to protect work in its possession, but the organization is not responsible for damage, or loss.


    Hand delivery of accepted work only. Drop off is Tuesday, September 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, September 7th, from 2 to 5 p.m.

    All work is to be delivered to The Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA. Contact information must be on the back of all pieces accepted. Please bring a bio and/or artist statement at the time of delivery.

    Pick up of unsold work is Sunday, October 2, 2016; from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Art picked up after these dates will be subject to $5.00 per day storage fee. Any artwork not picked after 30 days from close of exhibit shall become the property of AOY.


    By submitting artwork to this event, you agree to the conditions set forth.

  • Call for Applicants — Digital Approaches: Sculpture, Fiber Art, Painting & New Media

    Deadline September 15, 2016:

    Digital Fabrication Residency program residents learn and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, CNC routing, FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery, 2D plotting and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day Onsite Residency Program must include a project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite. Residents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations, travel expenses, meals and if projects require materials outside of those provided.

    2 online planning meetings prior to residency for file preparation and project ideation. This is a highly individualized opportunity to develop and work through ideas on the machines and utilizing a private studio. There are basic materials supplied and residents can send materials ahead of onsite visit. See website for residency participation details. No application fee.

    Currently Accepting Applications for Late Summer, Fall & Winter 2016
    Click here for more information

    Listing Expires: 09/16/2016

  • Call for Exhibition Proposals – M.G. Nelson Family Gallery

    Deadline August 31: M.G. Nelson Family Gallery
    Call for Exhibition Proposals
    The Springfield Art Association requests exhibition proposals for the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery annual exhibition calendar.
    The Springfield Art Association is one of the oldest visual arts organization in Central Illinois. Founded in 1913 to promote the visual arts, we now operate the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery, SAA Collective gallery, the Michael Victor II Art Library, the School of Art and its art appreciation program, Art Outreach, and historic Edwards Place, the oldest house in Springfield.
    Our Exhibition space is approximately 1368 square feet with 150 feet of linear wall space that is 14’ tall. Four movable walls 4’ x 8’ and a variety of pedestals are also available.
    We are requesting proposals from individual artists and groups in all media; however, we have limited resources for exhibition of video and computer-based works. Each exhibition will span approximately four weeks. All proposals will be juried and exhibitions will be awarded on merit of work. Individual artists may be paired with other artists for optimal gallery utilization.
    The SAA provides: hanging and lighting services, all hanging hardware, text panels, labels and signage in the gallery; layout and design of postcards with artist’s input, postcard printing, mailing to our membership list and mailing of up to 50 cards for each artist; all PR to local press, and an opening reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres. SAA insurance covers the work while it is in our possession. We take a 35% commission on all gallery sales.
    Visiting artist workshops and /or residencies, in conjunction with exhibitions, are an option.
    The artists are responsible for: shipping/delivery and collection of the work to and from the gallery and insurance during transit. All 2D work must be framed or mounted so that it is ready to hang.
    Proposals should include:
    Full contact information including mailing address, telephone and e-mail address for each artist.
    A resume and artist statement from each artist
    10-20 images of each artist’s work with written descriptions including media and sizes
    Link to website when applicable
    For group proposals, please include a statement or outline of the exhibition theme or what brings you together as a group.
    All proposals must include a non-refundable application fee of $25.
    Email all application materials to director@prairieart.org.
    Proposals will be accepted through August 31st. Artists will be notified of acceptance and potential exhibition dates by October 15th.

    Listing Expires: 09/01/2016

  • Call for Artists – Cher Popups

    Deadline November 20: As the wealth gap in the United States has been at the forefront of political debate, this exhibition harkens back to the last time wealth inequality was a transformational issue, the gilded age of the 1800s. The current city layout of Philadelphia still serves as a mirror to these times. Mansions continue to be glorified and highly valued in today’s society as the American Dream. The American Mansion represents a systemic practice of cultural appropriation, reliance on fiscal inequality, and the art object as home decor. Transforming the gallery space into a rendition of these iconic interiors is a way of investigating the artist’s role in this long history of patronage and the gallery’s role in the future of patronage and commodification in the arts.

    The exhibition would feature works, made of found/free/recycled materials, that transform the interior of the gallery space with the artist’s take on some of the ubiquitous mansion items (i.e. Giant chandeliers, “exotic” artifacts such as pottery/china, architectural elements such as ornate cornices, a heavy wooden library, the family portrait, the giant fireplace, a stuffed animal head, hand painted wall paper, etc.).

    We’ll be partnering with the resource exchange (http://www.theresourceexchange.org/) to help artists locate materials for free. As always, it’s free to participate and free to submit, though donations made will go toward the space which has been generously gifted to us for free.

    If you wish to sign up to submit a proposal, please begin by filling out our form here:http://goo.gl/forms/RzctR1DcuS and put the word “MANSION” in the “What kind of work do you make” section. We will then send you space schematics and more information via e-mail.
    **All forms of art will be considered**

    Questions can be sent to CHERpopups@gmail.com

  • 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