Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • 7th Annual Photography Show – Juried

    PhotoShow_GraphicDeadline August 26, 2016

    Our 7th Annual Photography Show is in September! Open to all area photographers!  This is the first time the AOY Photo Show will also be a Juried Show –and cash prizes will be awarded.

    Enter online by August 26th!
    Full Prospectus.
    Opening Reception Fri Sept 9th 6-9 PM

    The theme for the show is “LEVITATION”.

    Please read carefully. Entries submitted without adherence to all guidelines will not be considered.


    Open to all artists 18 and over. All photography entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last two years, and must not have been exhibited in past Artists of Yardley exhibitions or events.


    Digital submission only.Please follow link on www.artistsofyardley.org to submit online at Entrythingy.
    Artwork will be considered in photography form of original work.
    Size digital .jpg images 4” x 6”, at 300 dpi. (approx. 1 MB maximum size). Identify images with last name, first initial, title.
    Artwork must be no larger than 60” in longest direction. Selected artwork must be framed and ready to hang with wire and d-rings (no saw-tooth hangers). If canvas is unframed it must have finished edges with no visible staples. No clips or plastic poster frames accepted.
    AOY reserves the right to reject work delivered at the time of the exhibition that differs from the artist’s accepted work or not suitably presented. All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.


    ** Members: $25
    -up to 3 pieces

    **Non-members: $45
    -up to 3 pieces

    All participants are allowed one matted print forthe photo bin.


    –Mastercard, Visa, Paypal.
    Acceptance into the exhibition is not guaranteed with entry.

    All member exhibitors are expected to sign up to gallery sit. A sign up form will be available at registration.


    Notification of selected entries posted on AOY website by September 2nd before 10 p.m.


    All artwork must be for sale exclusively through AOY. AOY takes a 30% sales commission on all work sold.

    Payment to the artist is made within 30 days of close of the exhibition.


    AOY reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artwork for promotion and publicity.


    AOY will do its utmost to protect work in its possession, but the organization is not responsible for damage, or loss.


    Hand delivery of accepted work only. Drop off is Tuesday, September 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, September 7th, from 2 to 5 p.m.

    All work is to be delivered to The Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA. Contact information must be on the back of all pieces accepted. Please bring a bio and/or artist statement at the time of delivery.

    Pick up of unsold work is Sunday, October 2, 2016; from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Art picked up after these dates will be subject to $5.00 per day storage fee. Any artwork not picked after 30 days from close of exhibit shall become the property of AOY.


    By submitting artwork to this event, you agree to the conditions set forth.

  • Call for Entries: Transference


    Deadline: August 20, 2016

    The Clay Studio is currently accepting applications for work to be included in our fall exhibition,

    Transference, exploring how the combination of ceramics and transfer print technology enables the immediacy of printmaking to be joined with the enduring nature of fired clay.

    We invite artists using transfer technology in their ceramic art to apply. Chosen work will showcase both invited and selected artists, ranging from those using traditional techniques to those utilizing cutting edge technologies. The application must be completed using this link and submitted by August 20th.

  • Call to Artists: SculptFest2016-“Forecast Now”

    Deadline: July 29, 2016

    The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center has extended the deadline for proposals to SculptFest2016 to Friday July 29. The annual sculptural installation event takes place from September 10 – October 23 this year. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is “Forecast Now,” guest curated by artist Taylor Apostol.

    The 21st century has ushered in an unprecedented era of global awareness and interconnectivity. Artists continue to play a key role in the transmission of important current events through a wide variety of visual media. Through the artist’s visual interpretation we are able to view a snapshot of a moment in time. The theme “Forecast Now” encourages artists to respond to current experiences of weather. Investigations may explore any aspect of weather or weather systems (for example: precipitation, wind, drought, heat, cold, flooding, erosion, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) or they may address the politics revolving around the critical issues of climate change and environmental sustainability. Artists may draw from personal experiences on any scale: local, regional, national or global.

    Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on the historic grounds of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. Artists are encouraged to visit the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center website for more information about the history of the grounds as a former marble quarry, www.carvingstudio.org.

    Proposals should include:

    A one-page project description, sketches, photos or other visual representations of proposed project;

    Artist’s resume;

    Up to 10 images of previous works (emphasis on site-specific);

    Artist statement (optional)

    Applications are due Friday, July 29th, 2016.

    Please mail proposals to “SculptFest 2016” The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 (materials will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage) or email to info@carvingstudio.org (each image must be in jpeg format, under 1MB, text documents in pdf format, videos may use website/Youtube/Vimeo links). The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts education organization. For more information please contact us at 802-438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

  • Call for Submissions: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Partnership

    Deadline: August 17, 2016

    Art is everywhere, just waiting to be discovered. What will you create?bombay

    Since 2010, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation have provided emerging artists with an international platform to showcase their work. The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is a search to discover this year’s next big name in visual arts. Thousands will submit their artwork online and selected artists will be rewarded with a platform to share their artistry with curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts around the world.

    Artwork and Entry Requirements:
    Create an original piece of visual art that is inspired by your imagination (your “Artwork”). The Artwork may not be a reproduction of any existing work. We’ll accept any visual art format, except film. Once your Artwork is complete, take a high-resolution picture of your Artwork. The picture will constitute your “Entry.” The Entry must be in JPEG format with a maximum image size of 500 KB.
    Neither your Artwork nor your Entry may: (i) be targeted to people under twenty-one (21) years old; (ii) feature people who are under twenty-five (25) years old; (iii) encourage, condone, promote, or glamorize under-age, excessive, or irresponsible consumption of alcohol products, drunk driving, or any behavior considered to be anti-social, illegal, or immoral or suggest that the consumption of beverage alcohol will lead to social or sexual success; (iv) violate anyone else’s rights, including their copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy or publicity; or (v) contain any defamatory statements or threats. In addition, your Entry must comply with the Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. and the CRTC Code for Broadcast Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages.

    How to Enter:
    Visit www.bombayartisan.com and follow the instructions to fill out the entry form and submit your Entry. Only Entries submitted between 12:00:01 AM ET on June 9, 2016 and 11:59:59 PM ET on August 17, 2016 will be eligible. You may submit multiple Entries, but each Entry must be a picture of a different Artwork.

    All Entries that comply with these Official Rules will be included in an online competition.


    The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash stipend to create a body of work for a solo exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 and the opportunity to complete a public installation in 2017. The First Place Winner and People’s Choice Winner will each receive a cash stipend to create a solo exhibit at a gallery in their region.


    Listing Expires: 08/18/2016

  • Call for Entries: Home

    Deadline: July 27th, 2016 @ Midnight
    Theme | Home
    All subject matter, photographic genres, capture types, and photo-based processes are eligible to submit.

    Juror | Kevin Miller
    Kevin Miller was the Director and Senior Curator at the Southeast Museum of Photography (SMP) from 2001 to 2014. He is currently an associate curator at SMP, which is a public museum located in Florida that holds the largest photography collection in Florida and is the largest exclusively photographic museum in the southeastern US. The SMP is one of one of the largest photographic museums  in the US and holds a significant permanent collection with strengths in general photographic history and contemporary photographic art. Since 2001 Miller has curated and presented more than 280 exhibitions and produced numerous catalogue texts and publications.

    Juror’s Award| $400.00
    Director’s Award | $200.00

    Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.
    Artists’ selected for the exhibition will receive the following:
    Press releases sent to artists’ choice of media outlets
    Professional installation images
    Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing
    Promotion on The Center’s large social media platform
    In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites

    For More Information about the Home Call For Entries, click here

    Listing Expires: 07/29/2016

  • Second Language – Open Call for Art

    “If  I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper

    Deadline to submit is Wednesday July 27th mid-night All submissions after the deadline will not be accepted Application fee $20 for members and $30 for non-members ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY TO SUBMIT

    For our August exhibition, Second Language, Davinci Art Alliance is excited to have juror Susan Isaacs, Professor of Art History and curator at the University of Maryland. This call is open to works in all mediums that deal with the concept of Art as a Second Language. Artists use creative expression to cross boundaries of language in order to communicate where sometimes spoken dialogue fails. Juried Prizes: $100, $75, $25

    • In the body of an email: Please include: For each jpeg- Artist’s Name, phone number, title, size, medium, price, and a short description of how the work fits into the exhibition theme. Number this info to match your images. All Jpegs should be 72 dpi and 2500 pixels max on longest dimension.

    • Identify each slide as follows: 1_full_name.jpeg , • Email to: jessica@davinciartalliance.org with the title of the email August submission. • You will be notified after the jury process of selection for drop off dates.

    For more submission details, click here.



    Listing Expires: 07/30/2016

  • Call for Entry: Penn Medicine Cherry Hill

    Deadline: August 5, 2016

    Penn Medicine presents a unique opportunity for its faculty, staff, students, and patients to participate in a competition showcasing individual creative expression. This juried exhibition is dedicated to highlighting the new Penn Medicine Cherry Hill facility, as well as the southern New Jersey artist community. Painters, photographers, printmakers, and craftspeople are invited to explore all techniques and subjects within a wide range of ideas and styles. As an expression of Penn Medicine’s commitment to its community, works that reflect the surround south NJ community are of particular interest. Exhibition opens September 2016. Apply now.


  • Call for Artists: Heads of State

    Deadline: August 10, 2016

    In recognition of the upcoming presidential election Hamilton Street Gallery is watchfully anticipating the face of things to come. So in accordance, this juried exhibition will focus on the portraiture of infamous leaders both political and non political, humanitarian or tyrannical, good, bad, or ugly, who have left their mark on history. Artists may submit work/images in any style or media reflecting the past, present, or possibly a not so distant future.


    -Exhibition is open to residents 18 or older, living in NY, NJ, or PA.
    -All media will be considered and must be original by the artist.
    -We prefer that work be hand delivered to the gallery, but will accept pre-paid shipment of work preferably through the Post Office with return packaging to and from the gallery.
    -Art work must be ready for hanging/installation and must not exceed 60″ in any direction. Please no saw tooth hangers. Size limitations for sculptural and video pieces will be considered individually.
    -Two dimensional works on paper and other fragile surfaces must be framed with glass or Plexiglass.
    -All accepted art work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. “Upon delivery of work, the gallery has the right to reject work that is not consistent with submitted digital images.


    There is no entry fee to enter the exhibit. Accepted artists pay a nominal fee of $25, by cash, check, or money order payable to Hamilton Street Gallery to cover costs for promotional mailing, lighting, hanging, and installation.
    Hamilton Street Gallery charges a 25% commission on art work sold. Sales will be finalized at the end of each exhibition.



    Hamilton Street Gallery will provide insurance for work upon receiving art, during exhibition and up until work is picked up. We are not responsible for artwork while in transit to and from the gallery.

    Submission Guidelines:

    There are two ways to submit work:

    -Up to five digital file submissions will be accepted via email to info@hamiltonstreetgallery.com or
    – Up to five digital images on a CD rom can be mailed through the Post Office
    -All submissions must be in JPEG format in the order you would like them viewed with artist name and title of work. Images cannot be larger than 800 x 800 pixels at 72 DPI.
    -An image list on paper, numbered in the order in which they appear on the CD, including title of work, media, dimensions, date, and price.
    -One page resume (please include phone number and email address).
    -An artist statement (optional but encouraged)
    -An SASE for return of materials is requested
    -Video and performance artists should submit DVDs labeled with name, title, date, and price
    *all submissions should be received (not post marked) by the deadline date.

    Please mail completed submission package in an envelope no larger than 9″ by 12″ to: Hamilton Street Gallery, P.O. Box 710, Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805, or email submissions to info@hamiltonstreetgallery.com

    Gallery hours:

    Thursday, 12- 5 pm

    Friday, 5:30 – 8pm

    Saturday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment

    Important dates to remember:

    Submission deadline: August 10, 2016
    Notification of acceptance by email: August 17, 2016
    Delivery Dates: September 1, 12 – 5 pm. September 2, 5 – 8 pm. September 3, 12 – 5 pm.
    Opening Reception: Friday September 9, 2016, 6 -9 pmPick up dates: October 27, 5 – 8 pm, and October 29, 12 – 5 pm.


  • CALLING ALL KIDS: Seeking Artists 10 & Under for YOUNG AT ART 2

    Deadline: July 21, 2016:

    At OFF THE WALL, we are firm believers that each and every person is BORN TO CREATE. The love of art and art-making is genuinely innate. All kids want to express themselves in all sorts of media, beginning with fingerpainting and clay, and once motor skills kick in, picking up every crayon, pencil and marker they can get their hands on and taking 3D assembly to a new level.

    So why is art often pushed to the side in everyday life? Why do galleries need more viewers and buyers and museums more visitors and members?

    The fault lies with society, and it lies with us, especially if we don’t — as parents, caregivers, teachers, mentoring influences — encourage creativity to blossom and grow. We must emphasize the value and power of artistic expression at every turn.

    We’ll get off the soapbox now. But the preamble is important because this philosophy gave birth to YOUNG AT ART in 2013, our first show showcasing ONLY very young artists.

    Well, we’re back at it. Now through THURSDAY, JULY 21, we will be accepting entries RIGHT HERE, and they can only come from ARTISTS 10 AND UNDER. All you need to do is:

    * Send UP TO 5 IMAGES (optimally JPGs) to offthewallgallery@gmail.com.

    * The work can be in ANY MEDIA but if it’s 2D it needs to be less than 48″ in combined dimensions (height+width) and if it’s 3D, it needs to easily fit in our case.

    * You should send TITLES, FRAMED SIZES and PRICES (and the framed sizes can be approximate…we understand if you’re not framing UNTIL your kids’ work is accepted!).

    * And send along key info: who is our artist, what’s her or his age, school, grade level in September.

    That’s all! There are no entry fees, no additional stipulations. We’ll write back with questions we may have before jurying…oh, and that’s the BEST PART!

    The YOUNG AT ART 2 JURY are also kids. They are the six artists who showed in the first YOUNG AT ART, who are now ages 7 to 10. A TRUE JURY OF PEERS!

    The resulting show, YOUNG AT ART 2, will run Sunday, August 14 — the same day we’ll have an OPENING RECEPTION at OFF THE WALL/Dirty Frank’s — to Friday, September 23. (Accepted work needs to be dropped off 8/13 and unsold work needs to be picked up 9/24.)

    We look forward to your entries!

  • Call for Applicants — Digital Approaches: Sculpture, Fiber Art, Painting & New Media

    Deadline September 15, 2016:

    Digital Fabrication Residency program residents learn and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, CNC routing, FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery, 2D plotting and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day Onsite Residency Program must include a project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite. Residents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations, travel expenses, meals and if projects require materials outside of those provided.

    2 online planning meetings prior to residency for file preparation and project ideation. This is a highly individualized opportunity to develop and work through ideas on the machines and utilizing a private studio. There are basic materials supplied and residents can send materials ahead of onsite visit. See website for residency participation details. No application fee.

    Currently Accepting Applications for Late Summer, Fall & Winter 2016
    Click here for more information

    Listing Expires: 09/16/2016

  • Submit Your Story to My Philadelphia Stories

    Do you have a story to tell?

    Won Kyoung Lee and Matthew Alden Price want them for their new project, My Philadelphia Story. The installation, conceived for the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for the Arts Program, will consist of over 700 collected objects displayed in a handmade walnut case in Terminal F at the Philadelphia International Airport. The project is open to anyone, and it’s free to participate. Accompanying the objects will be a website, www.myphiladelphiastory.com, where viewers can access the stories about each of the objects.

    Here’s how you can be a part of this permanent display:

    First, find a meaningful object. Please be thoughtful in your object selection, as this will be a permanent part of the City’s public art collection.

    All objects must:
    -Fit within a 4” x 4” x 1” square box
    -No organic or explicit materials will be accepted
    -No business cards or direct marketing material
    -Preferences may be given to 3D objects over photo/paper pieces for conservation reasons
    -Objects do not need to directly relate to the story

    Next, write about your object. Does it somehow signify an event, place, or period of history in Philadelphia?  Send these stories to phl2016story@gmail.com.

    All samples should be sent to: Matthew Alden Price/ Won Kyoung Lee, 3237 Amber Street, Unit 4-3-D, BOX 11, Philadelphia, PA 19134.  Inquiries about the project should be sent to phl2016story@gmail.com.

    Examples of objects and stories can be found at www.myphiladelphiastory.com.

    The final deadline to submit objects is June 10.

    Objects can also be dropped off:

    -EVERY TUESDAY outside City Hall Visitor’s Center Room 121 (nearest the East Portal) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    -April 23 at the African American Museum for Macy’s Family Fun Day from 12 – 3 p.m.
    -April 30 at the Asian Arts Initiative Pearl Street Arts Festival from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Call for Artists: Smithtown Township Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibition

    Deadline August 3, 2016:

    Smithtown Township Arts Council seeks entries for its 35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery. Exhibit Dates September 24 – October 23, 2016. Juror: Lisa Elmaleh. Open to local and national photographers age 18 and older. Prospectus at http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/99 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780. (631) 862-6575. gallery@stacarts.org $45/3 entries. Exhibit theme is “Home.” Home can be a place you are from, or a place you have moved to. Home can be found in the face of a loved one, or an object you find comfort in. This call for entry is open to all photography mediums, with consideration that the medium of photography is part of the message. Which medium best conveys your sense of home – is it digital, analog, mixed media? Cash Awards 1st ($400), 2nd ($200).

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 08/04/2016

  • Call for Artists: The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College

    Deadline August 15, 2016:

    The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, MD, is excited to invite artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for our 2017-2018 exhibition seasons! Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is a $10.00 application fee but no commission on sold work. The application Deadline is August 15th, 2016. Please visit the website below for more details on how to apply!


    Listing Expires: 08/16/2016

  • Artist Wanted – 1st Annual Nude Night Philly 2016

    Deadline August 15, 2016:

    Artist Wanted – 1st Annual Nude Night Philly 2016. Tastefully done nude art work, benefiting breast cancer research. Go to facebook.com/NNPHILLY to apply. Contact Victor with any questions at 267-296-2055.

    Listing Expires: 08/16/2016

  • Call for Submissions – My Philadelphia Story

    Dear Philadelphian,

    We are writing to see if you are interested contributing an object to My Philadelphia Story. The installation is permanent and your submission, along with many others, will become part of the City of Philadelphia’s permanent public art collection. The artwork will be at the airport, where they estimate that they receive over 30 million annual passengers. This project is not limited to artists but open to anyone in Philadelphia.

    Over 700 objects will be collected and displayed in a hand-made walnut case. Accompanying the objects will be a website, www.myphiladelphiastory.com, where viewers and access stories about each of the objects.

    Here’s how you can be a part of this permanent display:

    First! Find a meaningful object. Please be thoughtful in your object selection, as this will be a permanent part of the City’s public art collection.

    All objects must:
    – Fit within a 4” x 4” x 1” square box
    – No organic or explicit materials will be accepted
    – No business cards or direct marketing material
    – Preferences may be given to 3D objects over
    photo/paper pieces for conservation reasons
    – Objects do not need to directly relate to the story

    Next! Write to us about your object. Does it somehow signify an event, place, or period of history in Philadelphia? Send these stories to phl2016story@gmail.com.

    All samples should be sent to: Matthew Alden Price/ Won Kyoung Lee, 3237 Amber Street, Unit 4-3-D, BOX 11, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Inquiries about the project should be sent to phl2016story@gmail.com.

    Examples of objects and stories can be found at www.myphiladelphiastory.com.

    About the Public Art Program – The Percent for Art Program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy commissions exceptional and enduring works of site-specific public art by renowned and emerging artists for City buildings and public spaces. Philadelphia’s public art collection is recognized as the largest and most remarkable in the world. Since 1959, more than 300 works of art have been commissioned through the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Ordinance.

    This Percent for Art opportunity was nationally announced as an open Call to Artists in September 2014 to artists and artist teams. Out of the 151 applicants, fourteen finalists were selected to present proposals. An independent selection panel consisting of Curator and Writer Judith Stein, Artist Benjamin Volta, and Artist and Curator Richard Watson, with advisory support from Conservator Katherine Cuffari, the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and Philadelphia International Airport recommended final four projects for commission. This piece was conceived by Won Kyoung Lee and Matthew Alden Price.

  • Call for Exhibition Proposals – M.G. Nelson Family Gallery

    Deadline August 31: M.G. Nelson Family Gallery
    Call for Exhibition Proposals
    The Springfield Art Association requests exhibition proposals for the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery annual exhibition calendar.
    The Springfield Art Association is one of the oldest visual arts organization in Central Illinois. Founded in 1913 to promote the visual arts, we now operate the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery, SAA Collective gallery, the Michael Victor II Art Library, the School of Art and its art appreciation program, Art Outreach, and historic Edwards Place, the oldest house in Springfield.
    Our Exhibition space is approximately 1368 square feet with 150 feet of linear wall space that is 14’ tall. Four movable walls 4’ x 8’ and a variety of pedestals are also available.
    We are requesting proposals from individual artists and groups in all media; however, we have limited resources for exhibition of video and computer-based works. Each exhibition will span approximately four weeks. All proposals will be juried and exhibitions will be awarded on merit of work. Individual artists may be paired with other artists for optimal gallery utilization.
    The SAA provides: hanging and lighting services, all hanging hardware, text panels, labels and signage in the gallery; layout and design of postcards with artist’s input, postcard printing, mailing to our membership list and mailing of up to 50 cards for each artist; all PR to local press, and an opening reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres. SAA insurance covers the work while it is in our possession. We take a 35% commission on all gallery sales.
    Visiting artist workshops and /or residencies, in conjunction with exhibitions, are an option.
    The artists are responsible for: shipping/delivery and collection of the work to and from the gallery and insurance during transit. All 2D work must be framed or mounted so that it is ready to hang.
    Proposals should include:
    Full contact information including mailing address, telephone and e-mail address for each artist.
    A resume and artist statement from each artist
    10-20 images of each artist’s work with written descriptions including media and sizes
    Link to website when applicable
    For group proposals, please include a statement or outline of the exhibition theme or what brings you together as a group.
    All proposals must include a non-refundable application fee of $25.
    Email all application materials to director@prairieart.org.
    Proposals will be accepted through August 31st. Artists will be notified of acceptance and potential exhibition dates by October 15th.

    Listing Expires: 09/01/2016

  • Call for Artists – Cher Popups

    Deadline November 20: As the wealth gap in the United States has been at the forefront of political debate, this exhibition harkens back to the last time wealth inequality was a transformational issue, the gilded age of the 1800s. The current city layout of Philadelphia still serves as a mirror to these times. Mansions continue to be glorified and highly valued in today’s society as the American Dream. The American Mansion represents a systemic practice of cultural appropriation, reliance on fiscal inequality, and the art object as home decor. Transforming the gallery space into a rendition of these iconic interiors is a way of investigating the artist’s role in this long history of patronage and the gallery’s role in the future of patronage and commodification in the arts.

    The exhibition would feature works, made of found/free/recycled materials, that transform the interior of the gallery space with the artist’s take on some of the ubiquitous mansion items (i.e. Giant chandeliers, “exotic” artifacts such as pottery/china, architectural elements such as ornate cornices, a heavy wooden library, the family portrait, the giant fireplace, a stuffed animal head, hand painted wall paper, etc.).

    We’ll be partnering with the resource exchange (http://www.theresourceexchange.org/) to help artists locate materials for free. As always, it’s free to participate and free to submit, though donations made will go toward the space which has been generously gifted to us for free.

    If you wish to sign up to submit a proposal, please begin by filling out our form here:http://goo.gl/forms/RzctR1DcuS and put the word “MANSION” in the “What kind of work do you make” section. We will then send you space schematics and more information via e-mail.
    **All forms of art will be considered**

    Questions can be sent to CHERpopups@gmail.com

  • Call for Artists – Lowell National Historical Park

    Deadline April 1: The National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25, 2016! In celebration of the centennial, Brush Art Gallery and Studios in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park is seeking entries of contemporary art for a juried exhibit, to be held at the Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts from May 7 – June 10, 2016. Help us commemorate the visionaries who came before us, their groundbreaking ideas, the amazing places the National Park Service manages, and the powerful and significant stories they collectively tell.

    This is a national call for artists, open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals, at any stage in their professional careers. Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration.
    Non-refundable entry fee of $25 for up to 3 works, paid online to the Brush Art Gallery. Follow this link for payment information: www.thebrush.org/entryfee.htm. To make a payment by check or money order, please mail directly to: The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market Street , Lowell, MA 01852
    Works in the following categories will be accepted for review – painting, sculpture, mixed-media, works on paper, and photography. Works must not exceed 36” in any direction or 30 pounds in weight.
    All work selected for this show, intended to be hung on the walls, must be framed (if applicable), professionally presented, and securely wired. Artists are responsible for providing adequate instructions for handling of fragile work and/or unconventional installations of artwork, within reason.
    Please keep in mind, Brush Art Gallery and Studios is open to the public. All submissions should be suitable for both children and adults. Submissions will be reviewed for exhibit suitability and response to show theme.
    Entries must be submitted online and received no later than 11:59pm on Friday, April 1, 2016. The required entry fee must also be received by this time. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. No late entries will be accepted.
    All entries must be submitted online in jpeg format (300 dpi, no more than 6 inches in either direction). Please provide files of the highest available resolution and quality. Follow this link for entry form: http://www.lowellartshows.com/NPS.
    Laurel A. Racine, Senior Curator for Research and Planning, National Park Service’s Northeast Museum Services Center (NMSC), Charlestown, MA.
    Ahmad Ward, Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), Birmingham, AL.
    Gwen Strahle, Artist, Professor,

    Given this is a national call, it is very important that artists from all parts of the country are included. Philadelphia is especially important, with Independence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks in Philly and Valley Forge being particularly important units.

    Please feel free to inquire for more information. Your time is very important to us.

  • Call for Entries – Center for Fine Art Photography

    Deadline December 30: International Juried Exhibition : Theme: Faux

    Fake wood, plastic surgery and imitation cheese, the world around us is staged with facades. We are surrounded by stand in’s for the original, fabricated neighborhoods with identical houses and plastic rocks. Knock off designer goods and mass production meet our consumer demand and people find real comfort in artificial companionship. It is becoming rare to find a genuine person place or thing and the word authentic has been used so often, it no longer means anything. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic processes are welcome.

    JUROR | Louise Clements

    Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.

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    Listing Expires: 12/31/2016

  • Environmental Art/Public Relations Intern – Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

    Winter 2016: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, an urban environmental education center in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeks an intern to support both the Environmental Art Department’s exhibition program and the Center’s marketing and public relations efforts.

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  • Call for Exhibition Proposals – George School Anderson and Walton Galleries

    Ongoing: George School is a private Quaker boarding and day high school located on a rural campus in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

    The George School galleries host three artist lecture series per year, as well as various faculty, student, and alumni work. The school hosts receptions and artist lectures on select Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    The first three exhibitions of the school year are open to all artists. Exhibitions are six to eight weeks in length; individual and group exhibitions may include two or three-dimensional works in all media, including installations. If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following:
    Please send ten images of your work, attached to an email, sized at 6×9” with a 72 dpi resolution, with an accompanying description that includes slide list with title, size, medium, date of completion, and price, along with a resume and artist statement to: gsgalleryexhibits@georgeschool.org
    Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Once a submission has been received the Exhibitions Committee will review the work and the artists will be notified as soon as this process is complete.

  • Call for Artists – Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery

    Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery is looking for talented & educated
    artists to represent through December 2016.
    There will be upcoming Solo and Group Exhibitions scheduled to
    showcase the Artists. Artists chosen will be included & highlighted
    on our New Site immediately with a featured story about him/her.
    Artists who specialize in Modern/Abstract Works are strongly encouraged
    to contact the Gallery.

    Sending a packet via Email or Mail which includes
    Artist’s Resume/Bio/Exhibition Experience, Personal Statement &
    Personal Themes, Photograph of the Artist, and other Images of current &
    past works, is a fantastic plus.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact
    Hannah Bacol Busch at 713.527.0523 or email at
    inquire@hannahbacolbuschgallery.com . Visit our “New” Website to
    view previous events, art classes, and artist talks/lectures,

    Looking forward to applicant responses!
    Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery
    6900 S. Rice
    Bellaire, TX 77401

    Listing Expires: 01/01/2017