Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region
Deadline October 7: We believe that artists play a pivotal role in giving expression to social justice issues and promoting cross cultural dialogue. We are seeking artwork that addresses the killing of unarmed African American men, women and children by police. Works selected will be displayed as part of the exhibit Outcry! during the 14th Annual First Person Arts Festival in November 2015. Only digital proposals will be accepted. All proposals must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7, 2015 and should include: An artist statement of no more than 500 words, Last name of artist and title of work on all images (a maximum of 10 pieces can be submitted with no more than 3 images per piece) and the dimensions, weight, and display requirements for all pieces submitted. For more information, see our website here: http://www.aampmuseum.org/exhibitions.html
Listing Expires: 10/09/2015
Deadline December 10:
Are you frustrated by your neighbors complicity spraying Round-Up on the dandelions growing up from the sidewalks, yet overlooking the real culprit? Do you daydream about rogue sticker slap sessions in the gardening section of your local home improvement store in order to re-label the bottles with the hidden hazards that deserve to be displayed? Channel that energy into art and enter your work for our ‘Killing the Cure’ Art Exhibit. Think AdBusters meets public service announcement for this multi-media exhibit highlighting the backwards nature of consumer culture, medicine, health, and environmental politics. Submit your work to email@example.com by December 10th.
Listing Expires: 12/11/2015
Sunday, August 30th, at the Icebox Project Space. Crescendo, by renowned London-based artist Ann-Marie LeQuesne, will feature volunteers organized by height, filing into the Icebox while speaking their initials. The sound will get louder and louder until everyone is in the space. The procession will then reverse and exit, with the sound becoming quieter and quieter until finally there is only a white wall and silence. The more participants there are, the more profound the “crescendo” and the impact of the piece. Come out this Sunday and join in this family-friendly event! The film of the performance will be part of a larger exhibition at the Icebox on October 8th, so participants will be able to return and see footage of their part in the performance.
Contact Jayne Allison, Assistant Director at Icebox Project Space at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listing Expires: 08/31/2015
Deadline September 14: Vox Populi is offering artists living outside the greater Philadelphia region the opportunity to extend and challenge their artistic development and exposure to new audiences. Vox is particularly interested in offering exhibitions to artists who work in experimental materials, employ alternative methodologies, and/or is less likely to be shown in a commercial setting.
Vox is accepting applications for solo exhibitions, by individual or collective artists to show in one of our four gallery spaces. Guest artists will receive an honorarium of $300 and will be expected to arrange for their installation and de-installation. Upon acceptance, the work must be ready and available to exhibit in 2016. Vox’s artist membership will select and group guest artists. A floorplan is available here: http://voxpopuligallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/vox-populi-floorplan.pdf
Please note this is an opportunity for artists living outside of the greater Philadelphia region to gain exposure with a Philadelphia audience, we will consider applications from artists living outside of a 30 mile radius from the city.
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Listing Expires: 09/15/2015
Deadline October 1: Wood working is one of four core focuses of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. This exhibition will showcase wood sculpture in all of its forms. Work must use wood as a main material to be eligible.
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Listing Expires: 10/02/2015
Deadline September 2: Einstein said, “Time is relative”, meaning that as the sun, the moon and the planets of our solar system naturally move forward, so does time. As a result of the earth’s rotation, or the speed of the ground beneath our feet, and according to your specific whereabouts on the planet, time is slightly different for each one of us. This phenomenon applies to mechanical devices as well as to our own inborn internal “clocks.” In fact, there are several atomic clocks located throughout the world that measure Cesium atomic ener getic conditions, which can calculate the accuracy of time right down to the millisecond. All of our cellphones, computers, Mickey Mouse and Rolex watches and Cuckoo clocks are linked to these super time pieces.
As earth’s population grows and our lives become more and more complicated and demanding, we find ourselves no longer in tune with our inherent clocks, disconnected with nature and moving faster and faster in a race with time.
For this juried exhibition we’re asking artists to submit work in any media that relates to the subject of time, such as th e beginning, middle and end, to good and bad times, to time clocks, time out, and time machines, to back then and to the here and now, for which Carl Sagan once said, “That we’ll never come again, is what makes life so sweet.”
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Listing Expires: 09/03/2015
Deadline October 18: Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, PA announces a CALL TO ARTISTS for a juried group exhibition scheduled to hang November 6th to December 1st, 2015. For this group show we’re looking for small works measuring 12″ (or smaller) and priced at $250 (or less). There is no subject theme requirements, only the size and price. Small art. Small prices.
Eligibility: The Small Wonders 4 Call To Artists is open to all artists ages 18+, regardless of location (which means international submissions are most certainly welcome). Accepted mediums: painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture (free standing or wall hangable).
* Sunday, 10/18/15 – Submission Deadline (all submissions & payments must be received by MIDNIGHT on this date)
* Tuesday, 10/20/15 – Notification of accepted artwork via email
* Wednesday, 10/28/15 – Last day for accepted artwork drop off. All work MUST be received by this date.
* Friday, 11/06/15 – First Friday Opening Reception, 6-10pm
* Tuesday, 12/01/15 – Show closing date
Before you submit please keep in mind, Arch Enemy Arts is a gallery dedicated to new contemporary work with a strong focus on pop-surrealism, lowbrow, photo-realism, figurative, urban, macabre, narrative, and illustrative styles of art. For examples, many of our past shows can be viewed at www.archenemyarts.com
Please be certain the piece(s) you submit are in excellent condition and displayed professionally for a gallery setting. Arch Enemy Arts maintains the right to exclude any piece even if it has been accepted for exhibition if it arrives damaged, if the condition or display of the work was misrepresented or withheld during submission.
1.) You may submit up to THREE pieces of available (for sale) current work fitting the show’s theme, size and price requirements. Images must be attached to your submission email in JPEG format and resized to 72 dpi with the shortest side measuring at least 500 pixels (images sized around 1000 pixels are best). DO NOT SUBMIT .ZIP FILES OR DROPBOX/GOOGLEDOC LINKS.
Please make sure your images are clear and your work is photographed against a white background.
Image files must be labeled as lastname.title.jpeg
2.) Please include the following information in the body of your submission email. Do not attach any documents or links containing this information. The only thing attached to your submission email should be images of your work.
* Artist Bio
* Resume/CV – listing education background, awards and achievements, exhibition history and any current/past gallery representation.
* Piece Description – explain the meaning and/or story behind each piece and how it relates to the theme of the exhibition.
* Inventory List – list an itemization of each piece submitted including: title, medium, dimensions, date, frame/display size and retail price (must include AEA’s 50% commission). Please make sure to include each piece’s price & exhibition history (if any).
3.) A $15 non-refundable curatorial fee is due with your submission email. The $15 will cover up to three pieces submitted in a package. You have two options to pay:
* Pay by CREDIT CARD. Call the gallery at 215.717.7774 during normal gallery hours (Wednesday – Sunday: 12-6pm).
* Pay by PAYPAL. Send payment to email@example.com
4.) Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “SMALL WONDERS 4 SUBMISSION” – if you send your email with a different subject line, your email will be overlooked! PLEASE make sure you’ve followed ALL the directions exactly as listed as incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed or refunded.
** All submissions will be reviewed individually and evaluated for composition, originality, how well it fits the theme of the show, and other criteria. Every artist who submits will receive a response from us whether or not they are selected for this particular show. However, please keep in mind that this is not a portfolio review. Due to the volume of submissions it is not possible for us to provide a detailed critique of each artist’s work in response to their open-call submission. **
All questions regarding the submission process can be emailed to email@example.com.
Listing Expires: 10/19/2015
Deadline August 31: Seeking artwork for a rotating show in a newly renovated office building in Blue Bell, PA. All 2-D media and sculpture will be considered, however work needs to be appropriate for an office environment.
Please submit images of available work or website for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8/31.
Listing Expires: 09/01/2015
Deadline September 25: A Print in Time
October 19 – December 11, 2015
Exhibition sites: Display cases on 2nd and 4th Floors, NE corner.
Submissions due: Friday, September 25 , 2015, 4 pm.
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
116 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-9912 email: Tu.Huynh@phila.gov
Jurors: Amze Emmons
This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Print Center. Art In City Hall will host an exhibit of prints produced by The Print Center in the Art Gallery at City Hall. We would like to further celebrate this milestone by extending this opportunity to printmakers in the Philadelphia region in a separate, juried exhibit entitled: A Print in Time.
A Print in Time asks artists to contribute a series of prints that create a narrative or body of work. A series can be defined as a body of work with a central concept or narrative. A narrative can be left open to interpretation, and may not necessarily reflect representational work.
All traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography, woodcut, intaglio, etc. are eligible; as well as mixed media, photography, and works that explore the concept of making prints.
A Print in Time will coincide with The Print Center’s Centennial exhibit in the Art Gallery at City Hall. A joint reception will be announced in the fall. Both print exhibitions are presented in partnership with Panorama: Image-based Art in the 21st Century, the new Philadelphia-area event presented by Main Line Art Center.Panorama is the first annual celebration of the photographic image and its expansive role in contemporary mediums like digital photography, printmaking, video, film, animation, and gaming design. Anchored by Main Line Art Center’s on-site exhibition, Modern Utopias, and a dynamic and interactive evening festival, the 2-month happening features physical and virtual exhibitions, lectures, educational programs led by accomplished artists, and programs presented by Creative Partners, including The Print Center and Art In City Hall.
To access Rules for Exhibit, please follow this link: https://app.box.com/s/2xn1akq4p18n8efzg69q94kyqqf12ldnhttps://app.box.com/s/2xn1akq4p18n8efzg69q94kyqqf12ldn
Listing Expires: 09/26/2015
Deadline September 4: International juried photography exhibition
The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, New York
December 5, 2015 through January 10, 2016
Reception for the Artists, Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 7pm
2015 Juror: Julie Saul
Cash awards will be given in each of three categories plus Best in Show award
Early entry discount: August 14, 5pm
Final entry deadline: September 4.
Listing Expires: 09/05/2015
Deadline August 28: Exclusive call for InLiquid artist members. In partnership with the the Courtyard by Marriott, InLiquid presents a series of rotating group exhibitions of member artists’ work at the Courtyard by Marriott at the Naval Yard. The works presented represent the depth and diversity of our artist members, who range from recent graduates to well-established names in the region’s artworld. If interested, contact Mat Tomezsko at email@example.com for more information.
InLiquid at the Courtyard by Marriott at the Navy Yard
1001 Intrepid Avenue, Philadelphia
Listing Expires: 08/29/2015
Deadline September 1: October 2nd – 4th, 2015 during Lancaster’s Fall Art Walk Weekend which boasts thousands of visitors. The show will be held at the WARE Center, 42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Approximately 30 works from contemporary artists will be selected for this unique exhibition and cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of: Painting, Works on Paper (includes watercolor on paper), and Photography. This year’s exhibition is selected by three professional jurors specializing in Photography, Works on Paper, and Painting.
• Jeff Geib, Works on Paper Juror, at Lancaster Galleries
• Dan Lobdell, Photography Juror, at danlobdell.net
• Rebecca Saylor Sack, Painting Juror, at rebeccasaylorsack.net
September 1, 2015, Deadline for submission, get full info and apply online through the following link:
Open to all artists, accepting work completed in the last three years. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
Categories of work accepted are:
Painting: Oil, acrylic, water based media, mixed media, or other painting medium painted on a two-dimensional surface.
Photography: Black and white, color, or digital photography.
Work on Paper: Prints, drawings, watercolor, paint, pastels or mixed media on paper.
Image(s) and Entry Form Submission(s)
Please apply online using our Submittable Portal. Entry fee is $30 for up to 3 artwork image uploads per entry. Images should be saved for the web in .jpg format at 72 dpi.
Only one juror category (painting, works on paper or photography) may be selected per application. Artists interested in submitting to more than one category must submit an additional application per category and pay an additional $30 fee per application.
You may submit to more than one category, but you may only submit once to any single category.
Main Contact for Juried Art Show Questions
Jay Noble, 717-823-8367, firstname.lastname@example.org
Work should be framed and/or ready for ease of handling and hanging (HANGING WIRES REQUIRED). 2-D works should not exceed 30” Height x 24” Width including the frame. Work that does not follow these guidelines may be refused and returned to the artist.
Awards are given to outstanding works in the exhibition, as chosen by the juror. Awards range from $100-$1,000. See www.mgsoa.org for updates on awards.
All accepted work must be for sale. MGSoA and the Susquehanna Orchid Society will retain 20 percent commission on all sales. The price on the Entry Form will be considered a retail price from which the 20 percent commission will be deducted in the case of sales.
Listing Expires: 09/02/2015
Deadline August 28: The West Windsor Arts Council invites all artists and photographers to submit work for their Photo-Transformations Exhibit, showcasing artwork that uses original photographs as the inspiration for manipulation, including those that have been hand painted, collaged, altered, or transformed in the creation of the work.
The aim of the Photo-Transformation exhibit is to feature photographs that have been manipulated by physical alteration, technology, and/or incorporation of other media. The finished artwork should have a dynamism, infused with subtleties, giving the viewer an insight into the artist’s vision. If accepted, the original photograph will also be hung next to the finished Photo-Transformation artwork.
The prospectus with submission requirements is available on-line at http://www.westwindsorartscenter.org/wwac-photo-transformation-exhibit-prospectus.html. We welcome all submissions.
Listing Expires: 08/29/2015
Deadline August 31: The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, PA is accepting proposals for solo or small group exhibitions for the 2016-17 exhibition season. The 3,000 square foot gallery on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.
All media will be considered. The gallery offers a shipping stipend, and an honorarium is offered to artists who deliver a gallery talk at the opening reception. Artists must have enough work to fill the full gallery space, and are encouraged to view the gallery floor plan before submitting.
Artists may apply either through a secure online entry system or via mail. There is no entry fee.
All proposals must include the following items:
• A completed entry form
• 15-20 images of current, original work for review
• A detailed list of images including title, medium, size, and year completed
• A resume
• An artist statement
For full entry information, please visit www.pct.edu/gallery/inquiries
Questions can be directed to Penny Lutz, Gallery Manager at 570-320-2445
Listing Expires: 09/01/2015
Deadline September 4: Greater Denton Arts Council opens the 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual
Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.
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Listing Expires: 09/05/2015
Ongoing: Industrious, a shared office space in the City Center neighborhood of downtown Philadelphia looking for local artists to showcase your photography, paintings or other artwork within our office space. Artists, arts organizations and community organizations in all creative genres are encouraged to participate!
Who are we?
Industrious is the next evolution of the modern workplace: private glass offices in a beautiful social office community. Come see our expansive, beautiful loft space set in Chicago’s artistic River North community or visit https://www.industriousoffice.com
How do I apply?
Please contact Kristine at email@example.com to apply. Please send an artists statement and several high-res images of the artwork including title, date and media type.
This is an ongoing art program as we are always looking for new artists to showcase.
Will we sell your work?
We are not interested in commissions or handling sales, but we are happy to connect our members or any interested parties who want to buy the artwork with you.
FringeArts is excited to announce a new neighborhood in the
2015 Neighborhood Fringe Festival – THE DIGITAL
WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS?
Introduce your work to a whole new audience
You get image and show information online plus show information in the Digital Fringe section of the guide (50 words max)
Festival Guides are distributed to 40,000 people
To be a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival Community
Artwork must take place online or in an app
Must be free and accessible to anyone with the link
Cannot be a personal portfolio (link must go to artwork)
URL’s must be working and we encourage the use of shorter URL’s
Date and time are optional (default will be that it runs the entire Festival)
DO I HAVE TO BE IN PHILADELPHIA?
More info? CLICK HERE
Listing Expires: 09/01/2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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 email@example.com.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Ongoing: The Grand Opera House of Wilmington, Delaware seeks artwork for its gallery spaces. For more information, visit thegrandwilmington.org/Community/Galleries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write ‘Artist Submission’ in the subject line. For additional information, visit www.accentgallery.com
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 email@example.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.
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.
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
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.