Exhibitions

Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call to Artists: Fishtown Recreation Center

    Deadline: March 29, 2017

    Public Art Opportunity
    Call to Artists / Request for Qualifications
    Fishtown Recreation Center
    Project Budget: $37,000

    The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $37,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for Fishtown Recreation Center. This commission is part of the $1.5 million Lederer Pool Replacement at Fishtown Recreation Center by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

    A budget of $37,000 has been allocated for this art commission.

    Read the entire Call to Artists here

    Contact:  Public Art Director Margot Berg, margot.berg@phila.gov; or Percent for Art Project Manager Jacque Liu, jacque.liu@phila.gov

    Listing Expires: 03/30/2017

  • Call for Artists: Images 2017

    Deadline: May 5, 2017

    Images 2017 is a juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art. Images 2017 is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Artists of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 to apply to the exhibition. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years.

    Artists will be eligible for at least $1,500 in prizes awarded by the juror.  There will be merit awards, a Best of Show, and awards for best pastel, best drawing, and best student submission.

    The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017

    The exhibition will hang in Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July 2017. The Library is located on South Allen Street in downtown State College. Allen Street becomes “main street” of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts each July.

    The Images 2017 exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, the Schlow Library Foundation, and the Sturtz-Davis family. Special thanks to our exhibition partner and host, Schlow Centre Region Library.

    Show hours at Schlow Centre Region Library are the same as the library’s hours, generally from 9 am – 8 pm on Mondays – Wednesdays, noon – 8 pm on Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm on Fridays, and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.  There may be times when the work displayed in the Downsbrough Room is not accessible due to other library programming. To check the library’s hours, please call (814) 237-6236.

    The Awards Reception will be held Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library.  The reception is hosted by the Schlow Library Foundation.

    To apply, click here.

  • Call for Artists: Souls Shot Exhibition

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    “Souls Shot” Exhibition

    Call for Artists working in any media, to create a portrait of a victim of gun violence or who have already created such a work. This exhibition is meant to bring attention to the devastating effects of gun violence in our communities. Entrants will be paired with a victim or they may propose a portrait of someone already known to them. The definition of portrait is to be broadly interpreted. The goal is to present diverse works that in some way relay the essence of the person, either graphically or in narrative. Non-juried entry. Space is limited: first-come, first-served. Cash prizes awarded. Color catalog. Proceeds benefit Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence, a multi-denominational, multi-cultural, faith-based organization whose mission is to end gun violence.

    This exhibition will be an integral part of the Festival of Music and Arts at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in conjunction with Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence.

    TO PARTICIPATE, please visit find the online registration form at

    http://www.chestnuthillpres.org/music-arts/festival-music-arts/

     

    Exhibition November 3 to December 1, 2017
    Deadline for application to exhibit April 15, 2017
    Delivery of work November 1, 2017

     

  • Call for Artists: 2017 Daylight Photo Awards

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    This year’s jurors are:

    Roy Flukinger (Harry Ransom Center, Austin)
    Caroline Hunter (The Guardian, London)
    Alex Ramos (Leica Gallery, San Francisco)
    Chris Wiley (The New Yorker, New York)
    Lars Willumeit (Independent Curator, Zurich)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 1, 2017

    The winner will receive $1000, a digital feature and a chance to have their project considered for publication. Previous Daylight Photo Award winners include Zhang Kechun, Bryan Schutmaat, Aaron Vincent Elkaim,Tamas Dezso and Katrin Koenning.

    Click here to learn more and submit!

     

     

  • Call for Artists: Crossing Boundaries -The Philadelphia Postcard Project

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    The U.S. Administration prepares to reissue a harsher immigration ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries. A refugee crisis explodes around the world. Energy and resistance mount to defend gender equality, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. Never before has there been a more powerful moment for Crossing Boundaries: The Philadelphia Postcard Project.

    Calling all artists: become part of a diverse, inclusive, exploration of boundaries and get exposure for your work at the same time. Simply choose an image — could be a detail–from your body of work that speaks to crossing boundaries… whether they be physical, geographical, cultural, personal. Boundaries as positive concepts, as in: good parents set boundaries for their children. Boundaries as negative concepts: a prison to escape, a restriction to lift.

    Keep your work! Get just the image printed onto a 4” x 6” postcard. Use the front or the back to add information as desired: Title of work, artist’s name, contact information as would appear on a business card, making this an excellent publicity and PR opportunity.

    It is relatively cheap to have 250 postcards printed and sent.

    Suggested postcard printers:
    www.gotprint.com, or www.vistaprint.com.
    In addition, a local Philadelphia printer will grant you a 20% discount; use DVAADISCOUNT and this link www.m3printing.com/mike.a
    No delivery charges if you email Linda Dubin Garfield: linda@davinciartalliance.org to let her know to arrange pick up.

    Postcards will be displayed  at the Da Vinci Art Alliance from May 3-24. Boxes of your postcards with boxes available for the taking and collecting by any visitor to DVAA.

    Also on exhibit during this time, will be the work of six immigrant artists from all over the world—a celebration of diversity in the city of Brotherly love.  Art to enjoy as an antidote for high anxiety at this point in time, and as a celebration of the diversity of voices in the art community with the courage to cross boundaries.

    Important dates:

    By April 1, 2017:
    Send preview info to
    linda@davinciartalliance.org.
    Put Postcard Project in subject line.
    Attach jpeg of postcard (shortest side between 500 – 900 pixels). Include your name as you want it to appear online and in the exhibition, your contact info, and an artist statement of no more than 50 words.

    By April 8, 2017:
    Send 250 postcards in box to:
    Elke Muller
    1008 Dickinson St.
    Phila, PA 19147
    USA

  • Call for Entries – 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition

    Deadline: June 30, 2017

    ArtKudos.com is now accepting entries for the 2017 Art Kudos Online Competition. Cash awards totaling $4,500. Awards Judge: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th. Visit http://www.artkudos.com/prospectus.html for guidelines and an entry form.

  • Call for Artists: Seeking Sculpture

    Eligibility:  Open to all

    Guidelines for Art

    Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display. It should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to install their own sculptures within the designated time frame and remove them the week after the tour ends leaving the site in its original condition and to have the necessary proofs of insurance.

    How To Submit

    Send submission and/or CD/DVD to:
    Main & Station, P.O.Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 or by e-mail to fun@hmsnonesuch.com

    An electronic submission or a  CD/DVD  should be labeled with the name of the artist. It should have at least 3 images of the sculpture. Each image must be a PC-compatible JPEG file at 300 dpi, as close to but not larger in either dimension than 750 pixels.  Each JPEG  file must be named in the following format – “last name_title_view #.jpg” – where the artist’s last name is followed by underscore, title of artwork, underscore, view number (1, 2 or 3), file extension.(jpg)   Please do not present your work as a montage of images (ie., in a PowerPoint file); each image must be a separate JPEG.

    Self-addressed stamped envelope of proper size and sufficient postage should be enclosed if the artist wants the return of submitted materials

    Artist is responsible for transport, anchoring system,  installation of the sculpture, and removal after the tour leaving the site in its original condition and will require all the necessary insurance.

    We will notify you if your work is accepted.

    Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental.

    The sculptures will remain on exhibit for at least 1 year.

    Each chosen work will receive an honorarium.

    An artists reception/ vernissage may be held.

    For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit www.hmsnonesuch.com, phone 514-717-4823, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at fun@hmsnonesuch.com     

     

     

  • Pittsburgh’s Annual Performance Art Festival Open Call

    Deadline: May 31. 2017

    Pittsburgh’s annual Performance Art Festival
    August 26th-27th.
    460 Melwood Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh’s annual Performance Art Festival (PAF) is a weekend long event featuring site-specific performances and art interventions by multi-media artists from around the world. Applicants are encouraged to submit living art, durational and time-based performances, interactive new-media, installations, documentations, and collaborative works among other forms of performance.
    This year PAF will be presented in Glitterbox Theatre and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, located at 460 Melwood Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA.

    Apply through our website: www.pghpaf.com

    After submitting work for review artists will be notified for interviews shortly thereafter. Selected artists will be provided housing and meals for the days of the festival. Our team is currently pursuing funding and will announce stipends in late spring.

    Our $10 submission fees are added directly to our artist stipend fund.

    Submission deadline: Wednesday May 31st

    Questions? Visit: http://www.pghpaf.com/contact.html

     

  • Call for Artists: Mythology

    Deadline: March 27, 2017

    Title of Show: Mythology

     Description:

    This group exhibition will focus on mythology and how myths help us transcend and navigate the overlaps our collective worlds. We are looking for works that explore how myths inform our understanding of constructed belief systems and help us navigate them while serving as a vehicle of primal human expression.

    Topics can draw on resources from myths, legends, folklore, cult, witchcraft, religion, sci-fi, the occult or themes that include motifs of ritual, religion and mysticism.

    Open to sculpture, fiber arts, paintings, drawings, ceramics, site-specific installations, mixed media, photography and printmaking.

    Shipping:

    All works must arrive in reusable packaging and include a prepaid return shipping label.

    Deadline: Week of March 27, 2017

    Exhibition Opening: April 8, 2017

    Exhibition Closes: May 6, 2017

    Additional info:

    Artist should email the following to vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org — five jpeg images of work, a cv/resume, artist statement and website link.

  • Call for Entries: Pattern

     Deadline: May 8, 2017

    CALL FOR ENTRIES: PATTERN
    JURIED EXHIBITION
    May 13 – June 10

    CASH PRIZES:
    BEST OF SHOW $ 500
    SECOND $ 300
    THIRD $ 200

    ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS:

    Open to all Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware artists eighteen years of age or older. Limit of two (2) entries per artist. Artists may interpret the theme “PATTERN” using any conceptual framework desired. Entries must have been completed during the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Community Arts Center.

    All two dimensional media accepted, including mixed media, wall sculpture and hand-pulled prints. Photography and digital art are acceptable. (No digital print reproductions of hand made works.) Work may not exceed 48 inches in width and 10 feet in height. Hand delivery only. All entries must be dry and suitably prepared for hanging. The Community Arts Center reserves the right to reject any piece that does not meet these requirements. All work must be for sale. The Community Arts Center retains 40% commission on all works sold at this exhibition. The Community Arts Center will exercise every precaution in handling all entries. However, the Arts Center cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage.

    JUROR: Heather Ujiie

    Heather Ujiie has over 15 years of experience as a textile designer, designing printed textiles for the high-end home furnishing market including Schumacher, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Stroheim & Romann, Kravet and Waverly in New York City. She serves as an adjunct professor, teaching across disciplines, including textile design at Moore College of Art & Design and Philadelphia University. Her textile art installations have been exhibited in The Hunterdon Museum of Art, The Racine Art Museum, and at the prestigious Wind Challenge Award Exhibition at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Museum. Her work has also been included in exhibitions in the Cleveland Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and The Philadelphia International Airport.

     

    DATES:

    DELIVERY
    Monday, May 8, 10 am – 7 pm

    ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
    Wednesday, May 10, 10 am- 7 pm
    Please call (610) 566-1713
    Please refer to the ID number(s) of your work when calling.

    NOT ACCEPTED PICK-UP
    Wednesday, May 10, 10 am- 7 pm
    Thursday, May 11, 10 am – noon

    EXHIBITED WORK PICK-UP
    Monday, June 12, 10 am – 7 pm

    LATE PICK-UP STORAGE FEE: $ 2.00 per day

    ARTIST RECEPTION
    Sunday, May 21, 2 – 4pm. Free.

     

    ENTRY FEES:

    CAC Members:
    $20 one piece | $25 two pieces

    Non-Members:
    $25 one piece | $30 two pieces

    Please make checks payable to “CAC”

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OUT OF CONTEXT

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    OUT OF CONTEXT is a curated online exhibition showcasing work with a new understanding of visual language by removing it from its intended statement, setting or circumstance.

    As part of Philly Tech Week 2017 (April 28th – May 6th), this project is seeking artists whose technology-based works define the phrase “out of context.” Websites, software, apps, twitter feeds, any tech-based works that accomplish this with tech, through tech or in contrast to tech. Work must be hosted on the web. Open to all artists!

    Submission Guidelines:
    A one-page description including an explanation on how this project demonstrates OUT OF CONTEXT, with a link to the project live. Please use PDF format for all documents. NO submission fee. There will be a $20 participation fee for selected artists. Complete submissions are due Saturday, April 1, toheitandhaikes@gmail.com

    Learn about last year’s project for Philly Tech Week, OUT OF FRAME, and check out our WHYY Newsworks Tonight interview with Dave Heller!

     

  • Call for Artists: The Woodmere Annual 76th Juried Exhibition

    Deadline: March 20, 2017

    The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition
    June 3-September 4, 2017
    Harry Philbrick, Juror

    Woodmere Art Museum invites artists to submit work that contends with the importance of art in an era of heightened political uncertainty. Work in all media addressing contemporary challenges to our civil liberties, moral fabric, social compacts, political institutions, and environment will be considered by juror Harry Philbrick. Philadelphia’s Quaker roots give resonance to the phrase “Speaking truth to power.” Work reflecting the conviction that the truth is beautiful, elusive, confounding, and eternally important will be privileged.

     

    The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.

    The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue. Recent examples of Woodmere digital exhibition catalogues can be found by following the link below.

    http://issuu.com/woodmereartmuseum

    For more information on applying, please visit the following link: https://woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/exhibitions/the-woodmere-annual-76th-juried-exhibition

  • Call for Entries: Resist

    Deadline: May 4, 2017

    Resist:

    It’s all that has been on many of our minds since January 20…or perhaps the evening of November 8. Yet it has also been firmly embedded in our culture/counterculture since the 60s. (And hats off, by the way, to the NYT Magazine, which did a terrific cover treatment of the theme this past Sunday.)

    So what are the SPECIFICS of this CALL FOR ART?  We’re seeking up to 5 works in all media — 2D, 3D, multimedia — that are, for 2D, 48″ or less in combined dimensions (height+width) and 15 lbs. or less, and that remind us that artists always create the path of greatest resistance. 

    Organizing questions include:

    * How does your art inspire people to take stands against demagoguery and prejudice?
    * How does it open minds?
    * How does it unite a community in shared purpose and resolve?

     

    So why just FIVE WORKS? Well, it’s FREE TO ENTER!

    All entries must be RECEIVED ONLINE at offthewallgallery@gmail.com. The dates to remember are these:
    * The deadline is THURSDAY, MAY 4. (But you can enter as soon as you would like.)
    * You’ll be notified of the jury’s decisions during the week of May 15.
    * The show runs June 4 through August 4, with an opening on Thursday, June 8.

     

    We look forward to some inspiring and provocative entries!

  • Call for Artists: Turning Red

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    Exhibition

    Call for Artists: Turning Red
    Artists of Pennsylvania respond to the 2016 election

    Exhibition Dates: June 10 – July 29, 2017

    Pennsylvania is considered a swing state though it had not voted for a republican in a presidential election for 28 years, until now. For artists living in Pennsylvania, that means a shift in perception as to the political and philosophical identity of our state. With reports that our nation is currently more polarized than any time since the civil war, we are becoming aware that the divide touches on all aspects of our lives, not only how we govern, but how we view our citizens and neighbors. Artists have always used turmoil and emotion as inspiration and fuel for creation. And it has often been said that the best work comes from the atmosphere in which we are now immersed. Turning Red seeks to give a platform to the voices of Pennsylvania artists who are investigating and commenting on the news of the day, varying opinions, and strong emotions surrounding the 2016 election.

    Eligibility: Open to all artists who reside in Pennsylvania. Open to all media, work must be created in 2016 or 2017. This exhibition invites artists of all political opinions to submit works created in response to the 2016 election and the new administration’s philosophies and policies. Artists of color, artists with disabilities, artists of non-Christian faith, artists from immigrant or refugee communities, and other artists who feel vulnerable or marginalized as a result of our current political climate are strongly encouraged to submit.

    Fee: $25 for 3 entries

    http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org/call-for-artists/

  • Juried Call for Entry: Wandering Curves 2017

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

    International Juried Call for Entry
    JUROR:  Ellen Denuto
    VP – ASMP New Jersey

    Midnight – Pacific Time

    $3,000 in cash awards
    New York Gallery Show
    NYC4PA Online Gallery
    Exhibition Catalog
    $35 for the first 3 images – $10 per additional image

     

    WANDERING CURVES – THE CURVE CHANGES EVERYTHING

    Because everyone had so much fun that last time we ran this theme, we decided to   challenge you once again to submit images that, rather than focusing on a particular subject, or color palette, have a curve, or curves, as a critical element.  The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding.  And don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone.  Curves are all around us all the time.  Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.  Have fun with this.

     

    EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:

    Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750.  The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.
    First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
    Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition.
    Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition.
    Jurors’ Selections: 15 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition.
    Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the exhibition catalog.

    *All Prize Winners, Juror Selections and Honorable Mentions will receive an NYC4PA certificate.

    FOR FULL PROSPECTUS AND TO ENTER:
    Please go to  www.nyc4pa.com  and click on LIQUID

     

  • Call for Artists: THE MAY 2017 INTERNATIONAL PRINT ISSUE JURIED BY SANDRA APPERLOO

    Deadline: March 19, 2017

    Create! Magazine is an independent publication for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. The magazine is released bimonthly in a limited edition print and digital format.

    GUEST CURATOR: Sandra Apperloo is a blogger, crafter & social media fanatic based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is the founder and curator of ArtisticMoods.com; a fun and passionate website that promotes starting and established artists from around the globe. Sandra has a passion for traveling and likes to look for inspiration abroad. In 2015 she traveled to one of her favorite cities, Tokyo, where she interviewed 10 contemporary artists and illustrators and met with the Tokyo Illustrators Society.

    ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

    FEE: $25 for 3 images, $30 for 5 images (non-refundable)

    WHERE TO PURCHASE: Copies will be available at several locations including McNally Jackson Books in NYCCharlotte Street News in London, our online store and more.

    SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed on our website/social media.

  • Call for Artists: SHIM Invitational

    SHIM Invitational Call for Submissions:

    SHIM is pleased to announce an open call to visual artists in all media for our Invitational program.

    SHIM is a new arts exhibition company that fills the gaps in the art world, providing exhibition opportunities to artists, curators, and other organizations and affiliations without the means to mount their projects on their own.

    SHIM Invitationals are our premier initiative for supporting the needs of individual artists seeking to exhibit their work. Invitationals take place twice each year in Brooklyn, New York at our home gallery in Bushwick.

    If selected by our team, your work will be included in a two-week curated exhibition, with 100% of all sales retained by YOU, the artist.

    SHIM Invitational 4, will take place April 8th – 23rd, 2017 at ArtHelix in Brooklyn, NY. Applications will be considered for SHIM Invitational 4 through February 19th.

    SHIM Invitational 5 will take place in Fall 2017 at ArtHelix in Brooklyn, NY.

    Once submitted, your application will be held and considered for SHIM’s Invitational exhibitions for a period of 12 months.

    To learn more about SHIM and our programs, and to apply for the Invitational program, please visit www.shhhim.com.

     

  • Call for Artists: 2017 JURIED FINE ART EXHIBITION-THE COLOR OF LIGHT

    Deadline: April 3, 2017

    2017 JURIED FINE ART EXHIBITION: THE COLOR OF LIGHT
    EDGEWATER GALLERY, MIDDLEBURY, VT
    JURORS:
    Andrea Rosen, Curator of the Fleming Museum of Art at UVM in Burlington, Vermont
    Claudia Fiks, Education Director at the New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts

     Cash prizes of $1000, $500, & $250

    Submission Deadline April 3. Exhibit on display in June. Submissions open to oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists age 18 and older from New England plus New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania. Each artist can submit up to 3 entries. $20, non-refundable, submission fee required per entry. For full details, submission guidelines, & form, visit edgewatergallery-vt.com/juriedshow2017/

  • Call for Artists: Solo Exhibitions

    Deadline: March 31, 2017
    $15 to apply

     

    VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2018 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

    The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

    The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

    Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

    Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 before midnight
    *Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/31/2017.

    You can find the layout for each gallery here:
    Gibbs Street Gallery – http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Gibbs-Street-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf
    Common Ground Gallery – http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Common-Ground-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf

    SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.

    Listing Expires: 04/01/2017

  • Call for Artists – 2017 NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, First Street Gallery

    Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

    Juror: Peter Colon

    Exhibition runs from June 22 – July 15
    Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture in any medium. No video, film, installation, or mechanically reproduced artwork (computer, giclees, etc.).
    Entry fee is $35 for 1 – 3 works. $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable. Online entries only.

    About The Juror
    Peter Colon is the Associate Director at DC Moore Gallery in New York City. Founded in 1995, DC Moore Gallery represents nationally and internationally known contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and installation, as well as important estates and foundations. Prior to coming to DC Moore in
    2014, Peter was Associate Director at Matthew Marks Gallery; before that, for many years, he was Artist Liaison at Fraenkel Gallery, a prestigious gallery exploring photography and its relation to other arts. Earlier gallery associations include Alpha Gallery in Boston, John Berggruen Gallery, and Hackett-Freedman Gallery both in San Francisco. Recently he was a key collaborator in the organization of several traveling museum exhibitions: Garry Winogrand (2014), at the San Francisco Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jeu De Paume (2015) and the Fundación Mapfre (2015); The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White (2012) at the Los Angeles
    County Museum of Art; and Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks (2011) at the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco de Young Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is passionate about his work with artists, institutions, and collectors.

    Click here to view the Prospectus

    Listing Expires: 04/04/2017

  • OPEN CALL for Project: Free, SIPMA ’17

    woolooEntry Deadline: April 16, 2017

    Gallery: Printmaking Ctr. NJ

    This is an all media call for artists to explore what it means to live in a free world or to have freedom of speech and expression. There are no limitations on size or media as long as it fits through an 84” door.
    All submission is online.

    Juror: Jeffrey Wechsler
    was Senior Curator @ Zimmerli Museum

    About SIPMA:
    We offer a platform for artists to come together with the opportunity to have their works gain exposure through exhibitions and publications. Our aim is to promote learning and growth of the artist community and practice through workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

    Please visit SIPMAContemporary.com for details and updates.

    Listing Expires: 04/16/17

  • Call for Artists

    Ten years since its first release as Euforia Clothing in 2007, Euforia Studios has returned. Created by a team of imaginative innovators–for artists, by artists–Euforia works to connect artists from all mediums for the opportunity to collaborate and work together.

    Euforia Studios is looking to secure its position in the film, art, and fashion industry, and they want to hear from you: Euforia is currently reviewing portfolios and working to consider the best of the best to be a part of their growing empire.

    Artists are encouraged to visit euforiastudios.com to apply.

  • Call for Artists

    Renaissance Craftables, partnering with downtown areas on fine craft & art festivals, seeks new artists! Apply to be featured in the following festivals — Applications available at www.rencrafts.com:

    Downtown Glenside Arts Festival
    Show Dates/Times – April 22, 2017 11 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine
    Location – Downtown Glenside, PA
    Application due date: March 1, 2017
    Notification: March 15, 2017
    Artist fees: $15 App/Jury Fee, $100 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $25 Corner Premium, $25 Late Fee (after March 1)

    Italian Market Festival
    Show Dates/Times –  May 20 & 21, 2017, 11 AM to 6 PM, rain or shine
    Location:  Italian Market Area
    Application due date: March 1, 2017
    Notification: March 15, 2017
    Artist fees: $15 App/Jury Fee, $210 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $25 Corner Premium

    Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival
    Show Dates/Times: July 8 & 9, 2017. Saturday, 11 AM to 7, Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM, rain or shine
    Location: Haddonfield Business District (Kings Highway & Tanner Sts)
    Application due date: March 20, 2017
    Notification: April 24, 2017
    Artist fees: $20 App/Jury Fee, $325 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $50 Corner Premium

    Haddonfield Fall Festival
    Show dates: October 14, 2017 (rain date: Oct. 15, 2017)
    Show day and times: Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM
    Location: Haddonfield Business District (Kings Highway & Tanner Sts)
    Application due date: July 15, 2017
    Notification: August 1, 2017
    Artist fees: $15 App/Jury Fee, $140 Booth Fee (10’x10′), $25 Corner Premium

    Contact info@rencrafts.com with questions.

    Listing Expires: 08/02/17

  • Call for Performance Proposals

    Entry Deadline: Rollingsecondfirstfridayperformancecall

    Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work on a rolling basis. Performances will take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions.

    Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call.

    Proposals should outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Proposals are considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.

    Email submissions and any questions to exhibitions@voxpopuligallery.org with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!