Exhibitions

Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call for Entries – Griffin Museum of Photography

    Deadline March 31:
    Griffin Museum of Photography
    21st Annual Juried Show
    Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition
    Juror: Jim Casper, LensCulture
    Exhibition dates: July 9-August 30, 2015
    67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890
    AWARDS: $2,500 Peter Urban Legacy Award, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award, and Honorable Mentions.
    ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration after 4/1/2015.) The Griffin Museum invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to a maximum framed size of 30x40in.
    JUROR: Jim Casper
    Jim started LensCulture in 2004 to explore the diverse ways photography is used in the arts, media and daily life in cultures around the world. Since then, LensCulture has grown to be regarded as a highly valuable, engaging and inspiring resource for photographers, students and art lovers. In 2010, Jim teamed up with international partners to launch the annual LensCulture FotoFest Paris portfolio reviews, which bring together participants from over 45 countries each November. Prior to Lens Culture, Jim served as founder and president of Casper Design Group for 20 years, an international branding and corporate communications design firm based in Berkeley, CA. He currently lives in Paris.
    ABOUT THE EXHIBITION & PETER URBAN: The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Griffin Museum will be named in honor of Peter Urban, a celebrated, Boston-based photographer who passed away in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Urban was renowned for his success in both the commercial and artistic realm.
    Alongside the juried exhibition, the Arts and Business Council is organizing a series of professional development workshops presented by a diverse range of thought leaders. These workshops will share instrumental ideas, methods and tools to help build the business and legal foundation of a thriving artistic practice.
    HANDLING FEE: The handling fee is $18 for 5 images.
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2015
    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
    • Upload 5 images, 8 images can be submitted for members at the dual level ($75) or above.
    • Handling fee
    IMAGE UPLOAD GUIDELINES:
    a) All layers must be flattened.
    b) Images must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side. Avoid making images
    smaller than 1280.
    c) Image resolution is 72 pixels per inch to match native screen resolution. The images
    will be viewed on a monitor.
    d) Image color profile must be in RGB (We recommend Adobe 1998) or Grayscale.
    e) Files must be 8 bit, which is a normal default setting.
    f) Save images as a .jpg using the highest quality that keeps the file size under 1MB.
    Do not include special characters in the name. Letters, numbers and _ (underscores) are okay.
    g) An image title is required upon upload. The description box is for an artist statement
    or important information regarding the medium.
    h) FILE NAMING IS AS FOLLOWS: lastname_firstinitial_imagenumber.jpg
    For example griffin_arthur_2.jpg DO NOT USE SYMBOLS OR SPACES IN THE FILE NAME
    ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:
    Selected artists will be posted on the website by May 28, 2015. Please
    do not call the Griffin Museum to inquire whether your images were chosen.
    IMPORTANT DATES:
    • Entries due: March 31, 2015
    • Notice of Acceptance: May 28, 2015
    • Gallery Exhibition at the Griffin Museum: July 9th-August 30, 2015
    • Opening Reception: July 9th, 2015 @ 7pm

    Listing Expires: 04/01/2015

  • 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 Sculpture Gym

    Deadline April 15:
    Do you cast your work? Metal, ceramic, silicone, plaster… Whatever your casting process is, we want you! Submit your work to be a part of the May exhibition process: CASTING III at PSG Gallery! As long as there’s a mold involved in making your work, we want you!

    Casting is one of the core focuses of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. In this exhibition we want to showcase casting in all of its forms and materials.

    Eligibility
    Work may be any material but must have used a mold of some sort to be eligible. All work must be original and ready to hang/install.

    Entry Fee
    Current members of Philadelphia Sculpture Gym – FREE!
    Non-members – $20

    Installation
    Selected artists will be contacted with installation details.

    Sales
    Members: Philadelphia Sculpture Gym will receive a 30% commission on work sold during the show.
    Non-members: Philadelphia Sculpture Gym will receive a 40% commission on work sold during the show.

    Calendar
    Submission due date: April 15, 2015
    Artist selection: April 16, 2015
    Artwork drop-off: April 22-26, 2015
    Installation: April 28-30, 2015
    Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 2015, 6-9 pm
    Exhibition: May 1-29, 2015

    Application Submission
    Once application is submitted, payment of fees may be made online through this PayPal Link, or a check made out to ‘Philadelphia Sculpture Gym LLC’ may be mailed to:

    Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
    Attn: Process Show: CASTING
    1834 E. Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Please contact Gallery Director Abbey Gates with any questions at psggallery@gmail.com.

    Listing Expires: 04/16/2015

  • Call for Entries – Griffin Museum of Photography

    Deadline March 31: Griffin Museum of Photography
    21st Annual Juried Show
    Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition
    Juror: Jim Casper, LensCulture
    Exhibition dates: July 9-August 30, 2015
    67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890
    AWARDS: $2,500 Peter Urban Legacy Award, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award, and Honorable Mentions.
    ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration after 4/1/2015.) The Griffin Museum invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to a maximum framed size of 30x40in.
    JUROR: Jim Casper
    Jim started LensCulture in 2004 to explore the diverse ways photography is used in the arts, media and daily life in cultures around the world. Since then, LensCulture has grown to be regarded as a highly valuable, engaging and inspiring resource for photographers, students and art lovers. In 2010, Jim teamed up with international partners to launch the annual LensCulture FotoFest Paris portfolio reviews, which bring together participants from over 45 countries each November. Prior to Lens Culture, Jim served as founder and president of Casper Design Group for 20 years, an international branding and corporate communications design firm based in Berkeley, CA. He currently lives in Paris.
    ABOUT THE EXHIBITION & PETER URBAN: The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Griffin Museum will be named in honor of Peter Urban, a celebrated, Boston-based photographer who passed away in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Urban was renowned for his success in both the commercial and artistic realm.
    Alongside the juried exhibition, the Arts and Business Council is organizing a series of professional development workshops presented by a diverse range of thought leaders. These workshops will share instrumental ideas, methods and tools to help build the business and legal foundation of a thriving artistic practice.
    HANDLING FEE: The handling fee is $18 for 5 images.
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2015
    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
    • Upload 5 images, 8 images can be submitted for members at the dual level ($75) or above.
    • Handling fee
    IMAGE UPLOAD GUIDELINES:
    a) All layers must be flattened.
    b) Images must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side. Avoid making images
    smaller than 1280.
    c) Image resolution is 72 pixels per inch to match native screen resolution. The images
    will be viewed on a monitor.
    d) Image color profile must be in RGB (We recommend Adobe 1998) or Grayscale.
    e) Files must be 8 bit, which is a normal default setting.
    f) Save images as a .jpg using the highest quality that keeps the file size under 1MB.
    Do not include special characters in the name. Letters, numbers and _ (underscores) are okay.
    g) An image title is required upon upload. The description box is for an artist statement
    or important information regarding the medium.
    h) FILE NAMING IS AS FOLLOWS: lastname_firstinitial_imagenumber.jpg
    For example griffin_arthur_2.jpg DO NOT USE SYMBOLS OR SPACES IN THE FILE NAME
    ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:
    Selected artists will be posted on the website by May 28, 2015. Please
    do not call the Griffin Museum to inquire whether your images were chosen.
    IMPORTANT DATES:
    • Entries due: March 31, 2015
    • Notice of Acceptance: May 28, 2015
    • Gallery Exhibition at the Griffin Museum: July 9th-August 30, 2015
    • Opening Reception: July 9th, 2015 @ 7pm

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 04/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – CFEVA

    Deadline May 3: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at the Perez Art Museum, Miami. Of the applicants, ten to twenty-five artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to three 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.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/04/2015

  • Call for Artists – DCCA

    Deadline April 1:
    The DCCA’s April 23 Spring Fundraiser, make(r)evolution, will highlight the work of artists exploring the medium of 3-D printing with on-site demos and a benefit sale. We are asking for submission of 3-D printed sculpture, jewelry, and craft items for the fundraiser, with 50% of sales directly benefiting the DCCA’s exhibitions and education programs, and 50% going to the artist.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 04/02/2015

  • Call for Entries – Silvermine Arts Center

    Deadline April 24: 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition
    Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015
    Co-Curators:
    Michelle Grabner, co-founder of The Suburban & the Poor Farm and most recently co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Brad Killiam, co-founder of The Suburban & the Poor Farm.
    Open to All Media
    Artists must reside in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, or VT
    Awards:
    Best in Show: $3,000 prize and a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center.
    The jurors have, at their discretion, an additional $4,000+ in cash awards.

    Application Instructions:
    To enter, complete the Art of the Northeast entry form on Slideroom – https://silvermineart.slideroom.com

    Entry fee is a flat $45 for up to 10 entries. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Please do not include additional information, such as bios, resumes, etc. in your entry submission.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 04/25/2015

  • Call for Art – American Paradigm Schools

    Deadline May 1: Student and Artist Showcase:” #Selfie: Self-Awareness, Self-Imposed, Self-Worth”

    We are looking for 1-3 artists to either submit previous work or create new work that will be shown with student work as well on May 29, 2015. This is an event will be held in our office in the Bellevue office in Center City Philadelphia.

    The event is an intimate showcase to create an educational experience for the children participating, by allowing them to not only stand side by side with Philadelphia artists but also have the chance to create with them as well.

    For more information please contact. Trevor Begnal via tbegnal@ap-schools.org or call (215) 735-6500.

    About American Paradigm Schools
    American Paradigm Schools is a non profit organization specializing in school management. And we currently serve three schools in Philadelphia, grades k-12 (First Philadelphia, Memphis Street, Tacony Academy).

    Last December we hosted an Art showcase in our HQ office in the Bellevue for our students titled “Amalgamation “. We gave our students the theme of Amalgamation and told them to create whatever came to mind. The showcase not only featured art work from the students but also three local artists, Eric Remer, Brian Alley and Shane Leddy. During the show the artists and students were asked to collaborate on canvas for one piece that would “unite” the students and artists.

    Here is a link to one of the art teacher’s experience with the showcase
    http://memphisacademyarts.blogspot.com/2014/12/amalgamation-american-paradigm-art-show.html

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2015

  • 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 Entries – Center for Fine Art Photography

    Deadline May 13:
    SUBMISSIONS DUE|May 13, 2015 Midnight MT USA
    THEME |Center Forward
    JUROR |Hamidah Glasgow
    Hamidah Glasgow is the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography. Ms. Glasgow is dedicated to the advancement of artist’s careers and has created a vibrant community of artists, gallerists and curators who collaborate to promote both emerging and established artists. The Center hosts 20 international juried, group and solo exhibitions in its three galleries annually. The Centers goal is to promote individual artists from around the world through our physical and online galleries, publications and various social media outlets including the Center’s blog, Perspectives.

    HONORS | AWARDS
    Juror’s Selection: $1,000.00

    Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
    Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.

    For More Information about the Center Forward Call For Entries, click here.

    Listing Expires: 05/13/2015

  • Call for Artists – The Sculpture Center

    Deadline April 30:
    The Sculpture Center invites artists from our region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and Ontario, Canada) working in all media of sculpture, installation, and expanded media to submit work.
    Cash awards: $300 first, $150 second, $50 third
    More information at: http://www.sculpturecenter.org/forum/forumnews27.htm#CallForArtists
    Application: http://sculpturecenter.org/calls.html
    Questions email: info@sculpturecenter.org

    Listing Expires: 05/01/2015

  • 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 – Taller Puertorriqueño

    We are opening the Lorenzo Homar Gallery to all the artists in Philadelphia. We are asking artists to donate work that is 11” square or 8.5 x 11 inches that can hang on our wall. (Taller has frames for work that is 11 x 8.5 inches.) We are opening the space to first come first serve. The gallery wall will be divided into grids in which the art is going to be for sale for $15, all profits go to help Taller. We ask that the artist’s name be on the back of the work – this is a blind sale. This exhibition is to open our space to the community and connect more people to Taller. We also want to encourage art collecting and awareness of our programs and to bring more attention to all the greatest artists living and working in Philadelphia – All art is welcomed. So please spread the word and we hope you will honor us with your presence. This is something new for us, and we are planning on having the reception be a blast.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 04/16/2015

  • Call for Artists – Gaby Heit

    Comic book, graphic novel, illustrator friends and fans, Gaby wants contacts for a comic book, graphic novel art exhibition at AIGA SPACE. Do you have something to contribute? Send along info, images, etc! Contact gaby@gabyheit.com.
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    Geometry, Fractals, etc… Gaby is looking for contacts to join an exhibition at the Science Center demonstrating Mathematics in Art, whether the works are inspired by math or the mathematical principles emerge naturally. Send along images and descriptions! Contact gaby@gabyheit.com.

    Listing Expires: 04/01/2015

  • 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 – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    Deadline April 20: The Mark On the Wall
    A juried exhibition of small works on paper in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
    Exhibition dates: June 4-30, 2015
    Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2015
    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites all artists to participate in a juried exhibition of small works on paper in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. This international exhibition heralds the opening of the Greenly Art Gallery at Bloomsburg University.

    In keeping with the theme of the conference, Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, preference will be given to works inspired or broadly influenced by those female artists who were contemporaneous with Virginia Woolf, including but not limited to Berenice Abbott, Anni Albers, Vanessa Bell, Ilse Bing, Romaine Brooks, Claude Cahun, Dora Carrington, Leonora Carrington, Imogen Cunningham, Gisèle Freund, Barbara Hepworth, Hannah Höch, Frida Kahlo, Loïs Mailou Jones, Ergy Landau, Lee Miller, Lucia Moholy, Gabriele Münter, Georgia O’Keeffe, Méret Oppenheim, Grete Stern, Dorothea Tanning, Suzanne Valadon, and Remedios Varo.
    ELIGIBILITY
    Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original and cannot have been exhibited at Bloomsburg University before. It is at the jurors’ discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.
    MEDIA
    Works on paper (15” x 11” or smaller) in all traditional and experimental visual arts media, including photography, will be considered.
    AWARDS
    Awards will be presented at the opening reception. Watch for more information to come.
    CATALOG
    Bloomsburg University will publish a complete, downloadable online catalog illustrating this exhibition.
    JURORS
    Rosalyn Richards received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work is represented in many museum and university gallery collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hood Museum of Dartmouth College, Yale University Art Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina, The Samek Art Museum of Bucknell University, Purdue University Galleries, and Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, among others. She has held artist residencies at numerous locations in the United States, including Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Ragdale in Illinois. She was a visiting artist and critic at Colby College, Cornell University, the University of Dallas and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, China. Richards retired as Professor of Art at Bucknell University in 2014.
    www.rosalynrichards.com
    Chad Andrews received his BFA in studio art from Kutztown University and his MFA in printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at The University of Pennsylvania for five years, and held the position of Director of Visual Arts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI) for six years. He is currently a full-time instructor of printmaking and 2-dimensional design at Bloomsburg University. He maintains a private studio at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    www.chadandrews.com
    ENTRY FEE
    $25 for up to three entries submitted. $5 for each additional entry. Number of entries is limited to six. Fees are non-refundable.
    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 04/21/2015

  • 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.