Exhibitions

Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Call for Entries – Montgomery College

    Deadline June 26: As we approach the 10‐year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Montgomery College sees a
    unique opportunity to educate students and the larger community about the costliest natural
    disaster in U.S. history.  We are looking for your best artwork related to the social, political,
    racial, economic, and environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina.  More specifically, we are
    interested in artwork that portrays the enormity of this disaster, with narratives focusing on
    both New Orleans and the greater, impacted Gulf coast.  In addition, we seek work that shows
    the evolution of this event, beginning with pre‐Katrina, during and immediately following the
    storm, and rebuilding efforts. 
    Entries will be juried by Susan Sterner, Director of Photojournalism at George Washington
    University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
    Title:      Surviving the Storm
    Medium:     All media accepted
    # entries:     Three
    Deadline:     June 26, 2015
    Artist Notification:   July 17, 2015
    Art Delivery Date:   August 3–14
    Show Date:     August 17 to October 23, 2015, with the possibility of a second show in 
          February 2016
    Fee:       Free to submit
    Eligibility:     Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to submit
    Submit work by sending a dropbox.com link to kingstreetgallery@montgomerycollege.edu (see
    below for more information).
     
    Juror Biography
    Susan Sterner is Director of the MA in New Media Photojournalism and an associate professor
    of photojournalism at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
    Ms. Sterner started her career as a photojournalist freelancing with national and international
    publications while based in New Orleans, LA. She then worked for the Associated Press as a
    staff photographer based in Mississippi and California. With the AP she covered domestic issues
    such as immigration, child labor, and families in poverty, as well as U.S. border issues and social
    change in Haiti. A two‐year fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs sent Ms.
    Sterner to Brazil to photograph and write about women’s lives and access to resources. After
    returning to the United States, she worked as a White House photographer, documenting the
    official and the behind‐the‐scenes life of the presidency. Since 2006 she has coordinated the
    photojournalism program at the Corcoran. She is currently at work on series of short‐form
    documentaries examining community‐based health care.
    Submission Requirements
    Consideration is by digital files only. Artist may submit up to three works. If necessary to
    understand the artwork, a second view of each piece may be submitted. Label each file
    LastName_ArtworkTitle_#.jpg. Example: Jones_RisingStorm_2.jpg
    Images: Submit jpeg files at 300 dpi, at a minimum of 2100 pixels on the longest side.
    Videos: Submit mov files of no more than 5 minutes (if the exhibited video will be longer, this
    should be an excerpt). Videos submissions will only be accepted if the final artwork is a video.
    Files should be no larger than 100MB with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480; minimum 12 fps.
    Books: Submit a pdf file of the full book at up to 150 dpi. File should be no larger than 25MB.
    Also include a Microsoft Word document with the following information:
      Artist Name, Address, Phone, Email
      Information about each piece, including:
        Title
        Caption/statement (not to exceed 150 words)
        Size: height x width x depth in inches
        Materials
        Price (if not for sale indicate with “NFS,” but include price for insurance)
    Submit all files by emailing a link to a dropbox.com folder to
    kingstreetgallery@montgomerycollege.edu. Subject line must include “Weathering the Storm.”
    Conditions of Entry
    Artist may submit no more than three works.  
    Artists are responsible for shipping and shipping insurance to and from the exhibition venue. 
    While artwork is housed at Montgomery College, it will be covered by our insurance.
    Artwork is available for sale unless the artist indicates otherwise. Inquiries will be directed to
    the artist. Montgomery College does not receive a commission for artwork sold.
    There is no size restriction on pieces beyond the juror’s discretion and space considerations.
    The gallery is 24 x 28’, with an 8 x 10’ entry.
    Work MUST be available for the full run of the exhibition and arrive at Montgomery College
    ready to install. Work that is not exhibition‐ready will not be included in the exhibition.
    Contact Information
    King Street Gallery
    Montgomery College
    7600 Takoma Ave., CF111 
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
    W: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts‐tpss/exhibitions/
    E: kingstreetgallery@montgomerycollege.edu
    About the Gallery
    The Cultural Arts Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of Montgomery
    College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As
    part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists.
    The gallery is on the ground floor of The Cultural Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma
    Park/Silver Spring Campus. The center is located at 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD,
    20910.

    Listing Expires: 06/27/2015

  • Call for Artists – Napoleon

    Deadline April 30: Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our ten members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use of our small gallery space. If you would like to show with our gallery, we highly recommend you apply for this call.

    We are proud to announce that this year, the winner of our open call will receive an honorarium of $200.

    We only accept applications during the month of April (ending April 30th at midnight). Applications should include a written proposal (300 words maximum), a CV, an artist statement, and 5 images or 2 videos all saved as a single PDF. If you’re including video work, please include a hyperlink in the .pdf to YouTube, Vimeo, or other video hosting site where we can easily view your work. Applications that are not presented in the manner outlined above will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified by mid-May.
    For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Listing Expires: 05/01/2015

  • Call for Entries – Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

    Deadline April 30: Submit your best work to PPAC’s 6th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition. This is an amazing opportunity to get your photographs in front of renowned and influential jurors and to exhibit work at PPAC’s newly-expanded gallery, the region’s leading exhibition space for contemporary photography.

    The competition is open to all subject matter, photographic techniques and processes.
    A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to a first place winner for the best photograph.

    About the Jurors:
    Whitney Richardson is a photo editor for The New York Times. She is also a producer, writer and social media curator of LENS, the Times’ premier photography blog.

    Paige West is the founder of Mixed Greens Gallery in New York, and curator of the West Collection, a private contemporary art collection representing over 700 artists whose works are exhibited at SEI headquarters, and on loan to museums internationally.

    For more information, please visit our website.

    Listing Expires: 05/01/2015

  • Call for Art – Women’s Caucus for Art

    Deadline August 15: We are excited to introduce “Old Enough to Know Better”, an international, juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter, being juried by Diane Burko and Eileen Neff and held at Crane Arts in Philadelphia.
    Enter here http://www.entrythingy.com/d=phila-wca.blogspot.com Full prospectus on our blog: http://phila-wca.blogspot.com

    Listing Expires: 08/16/2015

  • Call for Entries – Linus Gallery

    Deadline May 20: There are endless social/political issues to debate and criticize in which we all hold our own opinions. Art can be utilized as a platform to educate, persuade, and influence ones outlook. In this call we want to see your take or interpretation on any current or past social/political issue that you find relevant.
    Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered for the live exhibition. Freestanding 3D artworks will be displayed online only. We are now accepting video and poetry entries for online shows.
    Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again in the coming months for a collective live exhibition at our Los Angeles gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition.
    Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/21/2015

  • Call for Artists – Art for the Cash Poor 16

    Deadline April 27: Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

    All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist, each artist must be screened and accepted individually (we will not match artists for shared spaces).

    Art for the Cash Poor, is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere, that includes live music, great food, and libations. Average attendance is 2,000 visitors on Saturday + Sunday each day.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2015

  • Call for Proposals – InLight Richmond 2015

    Deadline May 31: 1708 Gallery, a non-profit based in Richmond, VA, invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines (including performance) to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2015, 1708 Gallery’s 8th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance.
    Proposals for InLight Richmond 2015 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. (Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered.) 1708 Gallery also encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site.
    InLight Richmond 2015 will take place on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts including the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, building facades, and more. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments
    Applications are due at midnight, May 31st, 2015 with a $30 application fee. Each selected work will receive a $300 honorarium and the opportunity to recieve $2000 in additional prizes. More information and the application can be found at http://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/apply.html

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – Art Dept

    Deadline June 1: OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR

    Here at the Art Dept., we believe community is just as important as the makers it supports. As such, we are thrilled to welcome Incarnate Cafe to Fishtown. We’d also like to help them enrich their space with the labors of local artists, and provide local artists with a new venue in which to share these labors.

    As Incarnate Cafe prepares to keep the neigborhood caffienated, we, the Art Dept., are putting out an open call to artists of color for their inaugural show. We are looking for the right work to adorn Incarnate Cafe’s walls for their grand opening and the following month,. During this process we also hope to familiarize Incarnate Cafe with their creative neighbors and and introduce them to additional artists for future showings.

    If interested, please send 3-5 jpegs at 72 dpi to exhibition@artdeptphilly.com no later than June 1st with “IC Open Call” in the subject line. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

    ABOUT THE ART DEPT.

    The Art Dept. is a multi-faceted communal space, comprised in equal parts gallery space, boutique, workshop, and art supply store. Monthly exhibitions bring artists and their trades to the community while group classes serve to educate in skilled crafts. A shop section deals in local and handcrafted goods to both support creators and provide unique, superior quality hand-crafted goods. In our latest addition, we now carry art supplies to create a more convenient way for our community to get the tools they need to get creating.

    The Art Dept. is a liason between artist and pedestrian, gallery and community.

    Listing Expires: 06/02/2015

  • Call for Entries – Off the Wall Gallery

    Deadline May 7: Now that SPRING is truly here, the next logical step is SUMMERTIME…and that’s exactly what we’re looking for IN YOUR ART.

    As with all CALLS FOR ENTRIES, we are seeking UP TO 5 WORKS created in any media: 2D, 3D or MULTIMEDIA, and you have until THURSDAY, MAY 7 to enter. (If accepted, art needs to be dropped off Saturday, May 30, and the show runs from May 31 to July 31.)

    And as we often do, we want you to think carefully about your art and its relationship to our theme. You may see a unique approach but here are two options we recommend:

    * Of course, your art can be a LITERAL REPRESENTATION of the season — summer fun, recreation, oppressive heat, a trip down the Shore, and much, much more, or,

    * Your art can EVOKE SUMMER in its execution, especially through sensory connections, including colors, objects, sounds, textures, tastes and smells.

    So, in short, we ask you: HOW DOES YOUR ART EXPRESS SUMMER?
    Our only restrictions at all have to do with size: 2D entries must be 48 INCHES OR UNDER in combined dimensions (height+width) and 15 LBS. or fewer.

    With summer juried exhibitions, it’s always EASY TO ENTER. All you need to do is:

    * E-MAIL to this address (offthewallgallery@gmail.com) high-quality, clearly labeled JPG files (under 500K each) of UP TO FIVE WORKS.

    * INCLUDE with your entry TITLES, MEIDA, SIZES (FRAMED if 2D!), PRICES and a TWO-SENTENCE STATEMENT that connects your work to our theme.

    * Best of all, there is NO ENTRY FEE (and, of course, no cash prizes).

    As stated above, you have until 11:59 PM on THURSDAY, MAY 7. And quite possibly we’ll be in the upper 70s or 80s by then. Not too hot…just enough to tell us those hazy, lazy days of summer are just around the corner…when the livin’ is easy…and it’s time to sit back and unwind. Until then…

    ENJOY SPRING, HAPPY EASTER & CHAG KASHER V’SAMEACH!

    Listing Expires: 05/08/2015

  • Call for Artists – ADC

    Deadline May 1: ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc. proudly sponsors ART COMES ALIVE (ACA), an annual fine art contest and exhibit that awards artists working North America, in a variety of categories. It is a great opportunity for artists to be acknowledged for their talents, gain exposure, and connect with the top industry art leaders.

    This year ACA has over $185,000 in awards to give out to artists! Awards include cash prizes, solo exhibitions, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, guaranteed sales with purchase awards, a solo booth at ArtExpo New York 2016, Best in Show Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Emerging Artist Award, and promotional advertisement contracts in prestigious publications such as artblend, Art Business News, Blink Art Resource, and many more!

    Art Comes Alive is all about celebrating artists and their talent. ACA wants your art career to THRIVE!

    Deadline for entry is midnight May 1, 2015, and the Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening is June 20, 2015.

    Additional links –
    Learn more about Art Comes Alive: http://adcfineart.com/selling-artists-works/
    ACA video at https://youtu.be/ZmbWNoGmN88?list=UUk6rNdcZRtB43i8Egm4Zd3g
    Awards: http://adcfineart.com/selling-artists-works/acaawards/

    Follow this link to enter: www.adcfineart.com/enter-now.

    If you have any questions about ACA, please don’t hesitate to contact our Gallery Director, Elizabeth Davis, via email at elizabeth@adcfineart.com or give her a call at (513) 723-1222!

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2015

  • Call for Art – You Are Here

    Deadline May 2:
    Entry Fee: FREE
    Exhibit Dates: May 30-July 25, 2015
    Deadline to Enter: May 2, 2015.
    Eligibility: Open to all artists living in the U.S. and territories. All media will be considered.
    You are Here will be a group exhibition that investigates how artists use cartography in creative ways and their interpretations of the function and meaning of maps we make and use in contemporary life. Works can range from literal to highly abstract concepts; maps can be an individual response to the way artists experience and interpret the places through a process of exploration, documentation, and creation informed by cartography. We are looking for a wide variety of media, from illustration, paintings to sculpture, textiles and fiber arts, digital technology and video presentations to performances. Maps may reflect political, social, economic, religious, and historical subject matter or events.

    Questions or for more information contact: vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org.
    (845) 784-1146
    Ann Street Gallery
    www.annstreetgallery.org

    Listing Expires: 05/03/2015

  • Call for Artists – Hackettstown Crafts & Fine Art Festival (North Jersey)

    Deadline May 1: Hackettstown Business Improvement District and Renaissance Craftables invites you to apply to participate in the Hackettstown Crafts & Fine Art Festival (North Jersey) on June 14, 2015 (Rain or Shine). Hackettstown is located in a valley along the banks of the Musconetcong River in Northwest New Jersey. Hackettstown is home to many events and is the perfect place for a Craft & Fine Art Festival with its many restaurants and fine shops. Hackettstown draws from the North Jersey region with a median income of $104,000 (within a 20 minute drive).

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2015

  • Call for Artists – Vox XI

    Deadline May 3:

    Vox Populi is pleased to announce an open call for VOX XI – our eleventh annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place July 10th – July 31st 2015.

    To apply, download a prospectus here and follow the instructions. The application is on SlideRoom and may be accessed here.

    Vox Populi is particularly interested in highlighting work in all media that pushes boundaries in terms of form and content, is ambitious and timely, and is experimental and risk-taking.

    This year’s jurors are Paddy Johnson and Martine Syms.

    Paddy Johnson (NYC) is the founding Editor of Art F City and maintains a column on digital art for Artnet. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2007 she received a scholarship to attend iCommons conference in Croatia as the art critic. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile for her work as an independent art blogger.

    Martine Syms (LA) is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles who uses publishing, video, and performance to look at the making and reception of meaning in contemporary America. She currently runs DOMINICA, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness as a topic, reference, marker and audience in visual culture. From 2007-11, Syms directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter. She has presented work at universities and museums internationally.

    Applicants may submit up to five works in any media. Application fee is $35.

    Questions? Contact: voxpopulijuriedexhibition@gmail.com.

    Listing Expires: 05/04/2015

  • Call for Artists – The Center for Art in Wood

    Deadline July 3:
    The Center for Art in Wood has received requests for clarifications of our Chair prospectus. This sparked some good discussion with our jurors and lead us to distribute this updated prospectus. Please contact the Center if you have any questions.
    The Center for Art in Wood, in Philadelphia, PA, US, is partnering with The Furniture Society to organize an exhibition that showcases contemporary seating. The jurors will consider chairs, stools, and benches of all kinds – functional, sculptural and conceptual. Pieces submitted for consideration should be produced since 2000 and have a basis in wood either in actual practice or theory. All media will be considered.
    Artists are encouraged to imagine, dream, and experiment. Collaborations are welcome, as are videos, installations, and performances. The concept of seating should be pondered and dissected with an eye toward the needs and the nature of the 21st century.
    The exhibition will run May 1-July 23, 2016 at The Center for Art in Wood, concurrent with The Furniture Society’s annual conference, which meets next year in Philadelphia. Selected works will be included in
    an accompanying full color publication and must be available for the length of the show. All makers will be notified in advance if a national tour can be organized.
    Click here for more information and to apply.

    Listing Expires: 07/04/2015

  • Call for Artists – CFEVA

    Deadline May 3: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at the Perez Art Museum, Miami. Of the applicants, ten to twenty-five artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to three of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery.

    The Visiting Curator Program allows CFEVA to showcase the abundance of talented artists from our region to a curator who is not yet familiar with our artist community. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for the artists we serve and provide beneficial new leads for noteworthy curators.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/04/2015

  • Call for Art – American Paradigm Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2015

  • Call for Artists – Philadelphia Sketch Club

    Deadline March 28:
    America’s Oldest Club for Artists
    152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings
    April 17 through May 9, 2015
    Juried Show
    Works Eligible: This is an open, juried competition for paintings where the principal medium is oil paint, acrylic, casein, tempera or other mediums used to represent oil painting. This is not a works on paper or water medium exhibition, although oil on paper is acceptable. Maximum size for any one dimension is 20″ (excluding frame). Paintings must be framed unless framing is not intended for the work. All items must be wired for hanging (no hooks, brackets or holes). Work must be original and not previously shown at the PSC. All paintings must be for sale. Work accepted on-line that is deemed non-suitable upon delivery at the PSC will not be displayed. Cash awards and medals will be given away.

    About the Jurors:
    Dale O. Roberts has worked primarily in the encaustic medium for over 30 years with a significant portion of work carried out in gouache, graphite and a variety of other techniques. His work explores the painterly possibilities of representation with regard to urban landscape, still life and rural landscape. Roberts graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in 1982. He has had numerous solo shows at the Rosenfeld Gallery, and is also represented by the Blue Heron in Wellfleet, MA; Marshall Lekae Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ; and the 1261 Gallery in Denver, CO. He has paintings in many public and private collections including Rutgers University Museum, Community College of Philadelphia Museum, The Wharton School of Business, and Vanguard Investment Group. Future representation in Philadelphia will be at Gross McCleaf Gallery.
    Rita Siemienski Smith is an imaginative artist who uses color and line to produce surface patterns and textures that convey nature, abstracted or suggested, in her paintings. Rita received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and also studied at the Philadelphia College of Art. She has received numerous awards and her work is in many prominent collections. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including several at the Rosenfeld Gallery.
    Elizabeth Wilson graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attended the Corcoran School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 Rosemont College held a retrospective of her work. Her work has been shown at the National Academy of Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Asheville Art Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, PAFA, Arnot Art Museum and the Butler Institute of American Art. Permanent collections include the Woodmere Art Museum, State Museum of Pennsylvania, US State Department Art Bank Collection and Bryn Mawr College. Liz’s paintings attest to the drama, beauty and isolation of landscapes
    Entry is by on-line submission at:
    www.sketchclub.org/exhibitions

  • Call for Entries – Center for Fine Art Photography

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

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

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

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

    Listing Expires: 05/13/2015

  • Call for Artists – The Sculpture Center

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

    Listing Expires: 05/01/2015

  • Call for Artists – Portside Arts Center

    Deadline April 20: Portside Arts Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Philly Puff on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm during the Portside Community Arts Festival @ Penn Treaty Park.

    Last year’s Philly Puff went really great and this year we want to encourage more artists to participate.

    There are awesome categories and prizes. Representatives from the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym will be judging this years contest!

    We also wanted to spread the word about our Philly Puff informational workshop which will be held on Thursday March 19th, 2015 @ the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym from 6:00pm-8:00pm. During the workshop the winners from last year will talk about their creative process and how to create your own inflatable.

    Artists can submit proposals @ www.PhillyPuff.org

    Deadlines…
    March 20th, Early Bird Special $20
    April 25th Final Deadline $25

    This years categories!!
    – Best in Show –
    – Peoples Choice –
    – Best Use of Materials –
    – Best Craftsmanship –
    – Best in Motion(without being a wacky waver) –
    ***All winners of the contest will receive a inflatable trophy and will be featured on our website for life!***

    Click here for more info.

  • Call for Artists- Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2016

    Deadline July 10: The UMW Galleries are proud to host the tenth edition of our juried painting competition. It is open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Entries will be judged by a guest juror. Cash prizes and a purchase award are also available. The exhibition will be on view January 15- February 28, 2016. For more information, visit umwgalleries.org.

    Listing Expires: 07/11/2015

  • Call for Artists – 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.