Exhibitions

Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call for Artists – Jed Williams Gallery

    Deadline January 14:
    This January 2015, Jed Williams Gallery will be holding a two-day show displaying artwork from Bella Vista residents. Artists can be amateur or professional and artwork can be of any medium. Residents interested in displaying their work are encouraged to submit an email to info@jedwilliamsgallery.com with 3-5 digital images of work, a description of their work, a short bio or artist statement and contact information. The show will be held at Jed Williams Gallery, at 615 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, PA. Deadline for show submissions is January 14, 2015.
    A selection of submitted works will be on display and for sale at the gallery and open to
    the community for viewing.  All artists who submit work (whether they end
    up getting their actual artwork displayed at the gallery or not)  will have the option of
    having images of their submitted work featured in a digital slideshow during the event.
    Specific events are as follows:
    Bella Vista Resident Art Show Opening January 24, 5-7pm
    Join us for music, light fare and beverages to see some of the talent and creativity of
    this vibrant neighborhood. Bella Vista, Philly, PA.
    Bella Vista Resident Art Show Family Event January 25, 10-12pm
    Little ones (of any age!) and their parents are welcome to view the Bella Vista resident
    art show, enjoy coffee and light fare and make a craft to take home.

    Listing Expires: 01/15/2015

  • Call for Artists – Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

    Deadline Janaury 8:
    Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is accepting submissions for their February show, Process: METAL III.
    Metal working is one of the core focuses of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. This exhibition will showcase metal sculpture in all of its forms.
    Eligibility
    Work must use metal as a main material to be eligible. All work must be original and ready to hang.

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

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 01/09/2015

  • Call for Entries – Workhouse Arts Center

    Deadline February 20: The World Police and Fire Games is a spectacular biennial event celebrating the athletic ability, honor, courage and camaraderie of first responders. 12,000 first responders from 70 countries will compete in Fairfax County, VA.

    The exhibit will express, through art, the values of the first responders and interpretations of police, fire and first responders from around the world. The exhibit may honor and/or represent perceptions of courage and service.

    Entry: Entry is to all artists. Entries are limited to wall hanging (or 2D) art.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 02/21/2015

  • Call for Artists – PA Convention Center

    Deadline March 2: The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA) is proud to publicly launch its Expansion Art Acquisition Project, a 60-day “Open Call” competition to acquire more than $1.2 million in original works by Pennsylvania-based artists.

    Click here
    for more information.

    Listing Expires: 03/03/2015

  • Call for Artists – The 11th Annual Fun-A-Day Art Show

    Calling all artists and non-artists alike! Participate in the eleventh annual Philadelphia Fun-A-Day project! Create your own project and produce one piece of art each day for the entire month of January. Then submit your 31 pieces to be included in this year’s show at Studio 34 Yoga|Healing|Arts on February 6 & 7, 2015.

    No need to sign up beforehand.
    Fun-A-Day is a free, all-ages, noncommerical, nonjuried, community art show.
    Everyone is invited to participate!

    The 11th Annual Fun-A-Day Art Show
    Friday, February 6 & Saturday, February 7, 2015 7-11pm both nights Studio 34 Yoga|Healing|Arts
    4522 Baltimore Ave
    Philadelphia, PA, 19143
    www.studio34yoga.com
    FREE, ALL-AGES, FUN

    For more info: www.artclash.com

    Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-a-Day-Philadelphia/208489292567077

    Facebook Event Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/361355287358532/

    Listing Expires: 02/08/2015

  • Call for Entries – The Sculptors Forum

    Deadline February 15: The Sculpture Center is seeking applicants for its 2016 Window to Sculpture emerging artist series with an open Call for Artists.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 02/16/2015

  • Call for Entries: Center for Fine Art Photography

    Deadline November 25:
    International Call for Entries | On Beauty with Juror Kathleen Clark

    THEME | On Beauty

    Who or what is considered beautiful varies from person to person and culture to culture. Explore the variety of ways that beauty and it’s interpretations exist in the world. We welcome all artist interpretations on this theme. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

    JUROR | Kathleen Clark

    Kathleen Clark is the Director and Partner in SPOT Photo Works, in Los Angeles. Her varied background includes partnership in the former Clark | Oshin Gallery in Los Angeles. She was the longtime Photo Director of Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly where she received multiple awards for editorial photography. She has an MFA degree in studio art and photography, and served as faculty at Art Center College of Design and at the University of Southern California. She reviews portfolios for Photo Lucida, Review Santa Fe, FotoFest Houston, and Palm Springs Photo Festival among others.

    HONORS | AWARDS

    With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Kathleen Clark, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition.

    Juror’s Selection: $500.00

    Director’s Selection: $250.00

    Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks

    Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.
    Click here for more information.

  • Call for Artists – Saint Joseph’s University

    Deadline January 31: The first six exhibitions of the school year are open to professional artists. If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following:
    ~ Twenty JPEGS. No more than five detail shots. Title each file with your last name followed by the number in which you wish you images to be viewed. For example: Smith1, Smith2, Smith3, etc.
    ~ Image list with numbers that correspond with your JPEGS. Include title, size, medium and year. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
    ~ Resume with mailing address, email address and phone number. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
    ~ Artist’s statement. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
    Mail to:
    Saint Joseph’s University
    Boland Hall
    5600 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
    Attn: Open Call
    The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015.We consider work in all media and all subject matter. Chosen artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their art to and from the gallery.
    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 02/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – Celeste Prize

    Deadline February 28: Familydom, Visible White Photo Prize 2015, 4th edition

    Which new iconographies can represent the family?
    In which ways can you question the family’s status as a socially significant institution today?

    Francesca Fabiani, Curator of Photography at Rome’s MAXXI, and Paul di Felice, Professor at the University of Luxembourg, are curating ‘Familydom’, 4th edition of Visible White Photo Prize 2015. They are keen to see your photographic takes on these and other family issues.

    http://www.celesteprize.com/familydom

    Familydom is an open call for photographic projects open to photographers and artists worldwide, without limits of age or experience.

    4,000 € cash prizes for the ‘Best Project’ and for the ‘Best Runner-up Project’.

    10 selected projects will be chosen by an international jury:
    Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East-Wing, Dubai
    Christian Gattinoni, Professor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles
    Elisa Medde, Managing Editor, Foam Magazine, Amsterdam

    The finalist projects will be exhibited from 15 May to 12 June 2015 at Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy, and will be included in a specially prepared catalogue for the show.

    Deadline for entry is 28 February 2015.

    Entry fee for a Project is 70 € (includes upload of up to 10 images).

    To submit your project online:
    loginto your account in Celeste Network, find the graphics box ‘Familydom’ at the centre of your admin homepage, click on the blue button ‘Enter a project’, follow the steps to pay entry fee and upload your images and text.

    Familydom is organised by Celeste Network and Fondazione Studio Marangoni.

    Past editions of Visible White Photo Prize:
    You See Me (2014); Lapsus (2013); beyondmemory (2012).

    For all your inquiries
    about Familydom
    write in,
    the Celeste team:
    info@celesteprize.com
    tel/fx: +39 0577 1521988

    Click here
    for more information.

    Listing Expires: 00:00:00 03/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – Snax Magazine

    Snax Magazine is teaming up with BK Night Bazaar. They will be curating several pop-up showcases until the end of the year.

    They are debuting on October 31-November 1. If you are a NYC based visual artists or know of an artists that would be interested in showcasing, please email info@snaxmagazine.com for more details.

    Listing Expires: 01/01/2015

  • 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.