Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region
This page was last updated on December 9, 2013
Deadline January 13: InLiquid is once again calling for artwork for our annual Silent Auction & Benefit v.14 this coming February. This year our fundraiser and exceptional exhibition of work will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Crane Arts Building in the incredible Ice Box Project Space.
This much-anticipated event is not only a fabulous social happening but also a showcase for exceptional contemporary art. Most importantly of course, this benefit event is the major annual fundraiser for InLiquid, which supports and promotes visual artists while serving as a comprehensive hub and catalyst for our region’s arts community.
This year we have invited a group of select jurors to choose three artists from all submissions to be considered to create a special limited edition print for our event guests and sponsors*. Deadline for jurying process December 10, 2013.
Your artwork and information will be viewable at the auction mini-site on InLiquid.org prior to the auction (the web site receives over 55,000 unique visitors per month); you will also receive one complimentary ticket and a half-price ticket for one guest. We are expecting the exhibition to reach upwards of approximately 150+ works for this event alone.
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Deadline December 15: Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2014. From Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18, 2014, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating new works of art ‘outside, on-site.’
Art in the Open re-frames the plein air tradition in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city’s natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new or extend current working methods, develop process-oriented projects, and respond to a compelling intersection of urban and natural spaces in the public realm. Selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in complementary programming, public engagement events, and to exhibit artwork created during AiO in the gallery at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. For more information about the event and to view a gallery of AiO 2012 artists visit http://www.artintheopenphila.org.
Deadline December 15: To celebrate our online gallery, our first juried show will be an all digital show, exhibited online of course, the perfect venue for exhibiting digital art.
An exhibition featuring all forms of digital fine art are welcome — digital painting, computer illustration, digitally manipulated photography, computer generated art, digital manipulations of traditional art, digital collages, fractal art, computer printed sculpture, algorithmic art, app art, and this list could go on and on. If you make Digital Art, then this is the show for you!
Show is open to artists of all geographical locations.
Deadline is December 15, 2013. Please submit 3 images of your work, artist bio and CV. Entry Fee is $20.00 for 3 images. Apply on the website: www.unframed.us/callforart
Entries will be juried by a selected panel from unframed’s staff.
Deadline January 10: Elsewhere, a living museum set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, is now accepting applications for 2014 residencies. Installation, sculpture, textile, sound, and video artists, musicians, curators, scholars, writers, system-thinkers and game-makers crossing interdisciplinary boundaries are encouraged to apply. Artists are invited to create using the museum’s immense 58-year collection of cultural and material surplus for site-specific projects that interpret and contribute to Elsewhere’s concepts, collections, and communities. Click here for more information.
Deadline January 12:
February 1 – March 29, 2014
Juror: Peter Barberie
Jurors Awards Totaling $500
MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD
Exhibited works will be offered to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The maximum payment to the artist for the Purchase Award (funded by Perkins Center) is $600.
Perkins Curators Award
Three artists will be invited by Perkins Center’s Curators for the inclusion in a future exhibition at our Collingswood Gallery for 2014 .
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Deadline Mid-January:Mayfair Festival of the Arts is inviting artists working in all media to submit entries to The Gallery at Mayfair juried gallery exhibit, the Pig Pen Installation Art exhibit, and we are accepting applications for our juried Artists Market (indoor and outdoor). The Gallery at Mayfair juried art exhibit: $35 Jury fee, up to 3 slides; Pig Pen Outdoor Art Installations: No fee; Mayfair Artist Market: $35 Jury fee, $325 Booth fee. Deadlines, mid January. Find prospectuses for The Gallery at Mayfair and Pig Pen Installation Art, along with Artist Market application, at www.MayfairFestival.org.
Deadline January 31: The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is now accepting applications for 2016 Members’ Solo Exhibitions. The DCCA is a non-collecting museum that functions as a kunsthalle for temporary exhibitions. Previously a railroad car factory, the DCCA is sited in the growing Riverfront area adjacent to downtown Wilmington. All media accepted and applicants must become a member in order to apply. Application is free to members. For more information please visit our site at www.thedcca.org/artistopportunities or contact Curatorial Associate J. Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline January 31: The first six exhibitions of the school year are open to professional artists. If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following:
~ Twenty JPEGS. No more than five detail shots. Title each file with your last name followed by the number in which you wish you images to be viewed. For example: Smith1, Smith2, Smith3, etc. No powerpoint presentations.
~ Image list with numbers that correspond with your JPEGS. Include title, size, medium and year. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
~ Resume with mailing address, email address and phone number. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
~ Artist’s statement. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
~ Self-addressed stamped envelope only if you would like your disc returned.
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Ongoing: The Gray Gallery is a new space opening in the West Central Germantown area of Philadelphia. The space will host 4 exhibitions annually and each exhibition will be on view for about two months. All media and techniques are welcome – site specific indoor/outdoor works, painting, photography, sculpture, fiber-related works, drawing, video, etc. The inaugural year at the Gray Gallery will focus primarily on small group exhibitions showcasing emerging Philadelphia artists. To be considered for exhibition please send a website address or 10 jpegs, resume, artist statement to email@example.com. The first exhibition will be installed for the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST) October 19-20. Press releases, marketing, announcement cards and opening reception costs will be covered by the gallery. Shipping, material and installation costs are to be provided by the artist.
For further information or questions – please contact:
Carole Loeffler – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Ongoing: Rybrew (the sister shop to Rybread) is a great new bottle and sandwich shop opening in Brewerytown this week, and we are looking for artists to exhibit work monthly or bi-monthly. The space is beautiful with tons of natural light and a short stop from the Philadelphia Art Museum! Help us bring the arts to Brewerytown!
Please submit at least 3 images of your work you would potentially want to exhibit, or that represent your body of work to: email@example.com. We are looking for artists to exhibit solo or as a group as early as September, and then throughout the year.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
No deadline: Pennsylvania Ballet is issuing a call for artists and retailers to participate in the fist annual Nutcracker Market happening this December 6-8, 2013 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
The Market is to become an annual Philadelphia holiday tradition, and serve to be the Ballet’s signature fundraiser event helping to support the programing of the Company and the School for the Pennsylvania Ballet.
To learn more, go to www.paballet.org and look for Nutcracker Market under Seasons & Tickets, download an application today! All types of exhibitors are welcome, retail: clothing, home goods, accessories and more. Craft include: glass, jewelry, wood, ceramic, jewelry and more.
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
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.
No deadline: LaGuardia Community College of New York City University is seeking innovative, contemporary 2-D and 3-D art work by U.S artist for solo exhibitions, 2013- 2014 seasons. Send 10 images on CD along with printed artist statement, resume, image list, and self addressed stamped envelope for return of work and material, to:
LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art
Cris Cristofaro, M223C
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
No deadline: PHILADELPHIA, April 2013 – PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market, a new and weekly outdoor market, opens to residents and visitors alike in Center City Philadelphia on May 18, 2013. 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.
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 email@example.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.
No deadline: RAW: Natural born artists Philadelphia is currently accepting artists in the following categories for the 2013 season!
FILM | FASHION | MUSIC | VISUAL ART | PHOTOGRAPHY | PERFORMING ART | MAKEUP ARTISTRY | HAIR STYLING
What are some of the perks of being a RAW Artist? -An opportunity to be seen, heard and loved in front of live audience of 800-1000 people. -The ability to generate bookings, sell your work, etc. at a showcase or because of a showcase with NO commissions paid to RAW. -A media package consisting of professional photos of yourself and your work and a “Behind the Artist” video that tells your story and highlights your creations. -An opportunity to showcase your work at any of our other 65 locations nationwide. -Become part of a powerful artist community which generates unparalleled cross-genre exposure. -Online tools, resources and opportunities at RAWartists.org via our RAWk Wall (where art gets down to business). -Online profile and placement on a digital showcase flyer at RAWartists.org. (database searchable by city and genre). -An opportunity to participate in the RAWards in LA, the largest indie arts awards show in the world, and receive MAJOR career advancing awards. -FREE admission for you plus a guest to EVERY RAW Showcase forever more, at ANY of our 65 locations. INTERESTED? Submit a profile with your work to be considered! Click here for more information.
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.
Ongoing: Reading Art Works (RAW) is offering short-term exhibition opportunities, ideal for all– seasoned, emerging artists or new comers to Berks County/Reading who want to test the local art market. We are looking for big and bold works to complement our event space. RAW hosts many corporate, social and private events for 350 people at a time-lots of eyeballs and potential customers! We show your work for free and RAW takes a 20% commission for any pieces that sell! Or, you rent wall space and pay no commission on any sales—your choice. Minimum size of works must be at least 3‘x3’. Click here for more information, or call 610-236-0680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: Artoteque.com marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci. The inclusion is open to all artists. All entries are approved on entry fee payment provided online as the 3rd step of the application. Click here for more information and to apply.
Ongoing: New gallery is looking for artist submissions. If interested in being considered, please submit a one page resume or letter of intent and 6 – 12 images (no more, no less) of current work to email@example.com. Gallery will be building a catalog of work to be featured in six curated shows throughout the upcoming year. If selected, artists will be contacted with a request for more information. This is an open call only. Details on show themes and dates will be announced at a later date. Eligibility: Professional artists only. 1 MG maximum.
Ongoing: Artoteque.com has announced a call for entries to their online art contest. The contest is open to works of any genre. Prizes: A Grand Prize, including two pages in ARTISTS OF TODAY/Contemporary Artists, two Awards of Distinction, including one page in ARTISTS OF TODAY/Contemporary Artists. The event will run 2011/2012. Eligibility: All works must be for sale, and when sold, Artoteque will retain 10% of the sale price. Entry fee: $80 for six works and $15 for each additional work. Submissions must be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for submission details.
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 email@example.com. Please write ‘Artist Submission’ in the subject line. For additional information, visit www.accentgallery.com
Ongoing: The Asian Arts Initiative reviews artwork submissions and proposals on an ongoing basis for its gallery. The Asian Arts Initiative’s Gallery is a lab for contemporary Asian American visual artists from Philadelphia and across the United States. The Gallery’s program focuses on communities in the process of making art and engages the public through exhibitions, workshops, “slide slams” and other events that interpret traditions and challenge how we look at art and who participates in it. For complete guidelines on submitting work, visit the web site: www.asianartsinitiative.org/.
Ongoing: The Grand Opera House of Wilmington, Delaware seeks artwork for its gallery spaces. For more information, visit thegrandwilmington.org/Community/Galleries.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Ongoing : American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, in Washington, DC, accepts submissions for exhibitions. Guidelines for being considered: A CD of up to 20 jpeg images along with a resume, image list, a short statement and/or cover letter. If you are proposing a group exhibition please include resumes by all artists involved. Please do not send slides. Submitted materials will not be returned. The reviewing process should take 6 – 8 weeks. We will contact you if we would like to see additional materials. Submissions should be mailed to: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400, Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Ongoing : 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
Ongoing : Center for Exploratory Perceptual Arts (CEPA) is a prominent, highly visible, and well-equipped visual arts center and photography gallery located in western New York. CEPA encourages artists to send in work for review at any time. All artwork must be photographically-based or digital in nature. Links are available on CEPA is web site that feature gallery floor plans and installation examples of seven distinct exhibition spaces. Submission guidelines and further information are available on the web site, www.cepagallery.com.
Ongoing : Three Rivers Community College, located in Norwich, Connecticut, seeks artists who work in 2-D media to display work in the college’s exhibition spaces. Exhibition duration is 1 – 2 months; exhibition dates are ongoing and submissions are accepted on a rolling-basis. To apply, send 5 – 20 labeled slides, resume, artist’s statement, and SASE with sufficient postage for return of slides to: Sandra Jeknavorian, Instructor of Art, Three Rivers Community College, Thames Valley Campus, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360. Accepted work must be either matted and framed or mounted and ready to hang.
Ongoing : 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow two weeks for review; gallery will contact you for an interview if interested. For more information, visit the web site, www.whitespacegallery.com.
Ongoing : 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 / email@example.com
Ongoing : The Present Group is a quarterly art subscription service. Every year TPG subscribers receive four limited edition works from four different contemporary artists. Each work is accompanied by information to help them gain insight into the piece, its creator, and recurring themes in the contemporary art world. The Present Group is looking for proposals for projects that are reproducible in intent. Each piece can be an artist multiple, or either a part of or a document of a larger work. Their current edition numbers are under 100. The piece is chosen based on visual, conceptual, and/or experiential interest. The project will be made exclusively through The Present Group. It is understood that similar themes and images may be used throughout your other work, however you must agree not to create the exact project in the same form again. Appreciation for selected artists: $500 (This is an honorarium outside of the costs of creating the work — which TPG covers), four of the produced work for your own collection or to sell on your own; all the contextual information we create for your piece, including artist info, critiques, and video will remain free online as long as TPG exists. Submission guidelines are here: http://www.thepresentgroup.com/TPG-submissions.pdf. For more information about The Present Group go to: http://www.thepresentgroup.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.