Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region
This page was last updated on March 7, 2014
Deadline April 25: InLiquid, along with Carpenter Square LP, announce a competition to commission artwork for an exterior canopy for a LEED registered, mixed use residential development known as Carpenter Square, located at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
This competition is open to all artists and artist teams.
This sum is inclusive of all artists’ fees, contract preparation fee, insurance, fabrication of artwork, site preparation, installation and all other project related expenses. Structural Engineering fees will be paid by Carpenter Square LP.
Carpenter Square sits just North of Washington Avenue and two blocks West of Broad St. The project consists of a 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza, a 2,000 sq ft. L-shaped commercial space with six condominiums above and 11 townhomes. Carpenter Square will incorporate high-quality, modern design, eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems and conscientious construction management strategies. The building material palette includes a black colored brick, metal siding, black steel, composite siding (dark wood color) and a fiber cement panel system in subtle shades of light gray. (See attached information)
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No deadline: Technical.ly Philly’s putting together our annual #notatSXSW Party in March and this time, we’re hosting a design competition to celebrate some great local design!
The Way It Works: The design competition is a part of the #notatSXSW party, a get-together of Philly techies not in Austin for SXSW that week. There’ll be drinks and food and plenty of good company talking music, tech and all things awesome in Philly. The design submissions will be displayed around Philly Game Forge in casual gallery-style so people can mosey around and see the art throughout the night.
Prizes: The contest winner for Philly will be voted on by #notatSXSW Philly attendees. The full prize packages are TBD, but the 1st place winner will also get a chance to pit their design against winners from Brooklyn and Baltimore for the grand prize.
How to Submit: Designers can submit their piece directly to email@example.com with the subject: “#notatSXSW Design Competition: [YOUR NAME]”. There aren’t any super specific requirements; any recent piece of art or design — print or digital — works! Please also include their name and Twitter handle in the body of the email.
Other Details: #notatSXSW is on +March 11 7:30pm-9pm at Philly Game Forge. It’s also going to be our Philly Tech Week preview event, where we’ll share highlights for Tech Week in April.
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Deadline March 8: Call for Entries – STRUCTURE Juried Exhibition
Deadline March 8: The Printmaking Center of NJ invites work in printmaking, papermaking or letterpress that explores the concept of “structure,” which implies exploration of negative/positive space, of form and structure including, for example, inside/outside, public/private, tangible/intangible, object/attribute. Juror, Agnes Murray. Entry online, CD or email. No entry fee. The exhibition will be held from April 26 through June 14, 2014 at PCNJ’s gallery in Branchburg, NJ. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
Deadline March 10: The Woodmere Annual: 73rd Juried Exhibition
June 14 – September 1, 2014
The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. Works will be selected to create a cohesive presentation that explores contemporary themes and ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. The exhibition will be juried by artist Sarah McEneany. In conjunction with this exhibition, some of McEneany’s own work will be on view, and the artist will select objects for display from Woodmere’s collection that relate to the show’s themes.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue. Recent examples of Woodmere digital exhibition catalogues can be found by following the link below.
All submissions must be made online at woodmereartmuseum.slideroom.com and formatted as a JPEG, GIF, PNG, MP3, MP4, or MOV file. Artists may submit up to FIVE artworks for consideration. Each artwork should be represented with one image only (two images if the artwork is a sculpture) or in video format for animation, film, or other time-based media.
Any entries sent via email or by mail will NOT be considered.
Images should be formatted so that the orientation of the work is clear. Full, accurate information for each submission must be supplied.
The online application fee is $15.00 and is non-refundable.
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Deadline March 10: 10 March is the new deadline to submit your work to Visible White, the international open call for all photographers and videoartists, curated by Paul di Felice and Marinella Paderni, supported by Celeste Network and the Fondazione Studio Marangoni.
3,000 € prizes in the categories ‘Best Project’ and ‘Best Single Work’.
Theme for works is Personal Identities
20 finalists chosen by the international selection panel:
Jim Casper, LensCulture, Paris, France
Clare Grafik, Head of exhibitions at the Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Hripsime Visser, Curator of Photography at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bas Vroege, Director of Paradox, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Winners will be chosen by the curators Paul di Felice e Marinella Paderni at the final exhibition, FSM Gallery, Florence, Italy, and will run from 16 May to 16 June 2014.
Entry fee is 20 € per single work uploaded directly online and 45 € per projects that can contain up to 10 photographs and/or videos .
To submit your work join Celeste Network, online arts community
Deadline March 10: Are your old-school Flash projects and animated GIFs just not getting the love they deserve? Well then, have we got an exhibit opportunity for you!
AIGA Philadelphia is now accepting submissions for its April art exhibit at SPACE featuring interactive design and web animation. We’re looking for animated GIFs, old-school flash work, after effects creations and interactive artwork… whatever you can send embedded within a URL will be considered. Note: We are NOT accepting embedded videos, business or promotional websites.
Geeks en masse will see the displayed work since our exhibition will coincide with Philly Tech Week and continue through April. Alongside projections of the work, we will be covering SPACE with QR codes (gasp!) for a new kind of gallery experience!
Please supply your name, contact information, short entry description, and a URL with your animation (centered in the browser window) to email@example.com by March 10th. Applicants can submit as many submissions as they would like—so get cracking.
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Deadline March 14: Each year, Arlington Arts Center selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged.
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Deadline March 14: Seeking inspired traditional and non traditional landscape- abstract and representational. Open to all mediums.
No photography or installations please. Video based art and or 3d art/sculpture must be provided with your own equipment and podiums/stands.
The application fee for submission is 15 for three pieces. The commission retained by gallery is 40%.
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Deadline March 21: The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 30- June 22, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Steve Dolbin, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Art and Design at Shippensburg University. Awards total $2,600 with a $1,000 prize for Best of Show. There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery and the Gettysburg Fest, an annual celebration of arts, culture and cuisine, June 11- June 15. Entry forms and membership information are available online at www.adamsarts.org and www.gettysburg.edu/gallery or by contacting the Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 334-5006.
Deadline March 24: Artists can get discouraged and their art-making interrupted by practicalities like deadlines, proper studio space, available resources, technology and the biggest heartbreak of all; not enough money. What if an artist was presented with the possibility to create a work of art without these limitations? What if that artist had financial backing, equipment, materials, manpower and experienced technicians ready to take direction and create their vision? What if that artist’s work wasn’t limited by the fact that they live on the planet, Earth, in the year 2014 and are subjected to physical laws?
Art Without Limits: Farther Regions explores what is possible for artists when they are released from practical, economical and physical constraints. What can be accomplished without limitations of natural laws, moral codes or current technologies? Art Without Limits will give artists resources to execute their dream-projects. Artists often create work that is determined by the walls around them. Art making is often a problem that needs to be solved. We would like to solve that problem. You can create art anywhere in the Universe! Show us your gallery inside of a volcano, your sculpture on top of the Great Pyramids, float your work on top of the largest storm in the solar system or Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Unbound by the physical realities of the here and now, the sky is not your limit!
Earthbound Moon seeks proposals from around the nation for fantastically imaginative and absurdly inventive site oriented artworks to be shown at the Landmark Arts Center at Texas Tech University. You have artistic immunity; you have every resource you need. Indulge us!
The requirements of the Artist proposal are outlined simply as:
2) Description of the artwork that can be as long or as short as the artist wishes.
3) Rendering of the theoretical artwork.
4) Return envelope with return postage
No entry fee.
Please send Proposals to: Art Without Limits ℅ Carson Murdach
1627 Marion St. NW #2
Washington, DC 20001
Deadline March 30: The Printmaking Center of New Jersey invites you to participate in our Fourth Annual International Print Exchange. The exchange is open to printmakers from the USA and abroad. Any traditional printmaking process: Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy/Silkscreen, Collagraph, Letterpress, etc. Digital Printmaking is acceptable ONLY if combined with a traditional printmaking process. No digital prints or photocopies.
An edition of 20 identical hand-pulled, original prints, signed and numbered beginning at 1/20 printed on 11″ x 15″ paper. (Printed image size is open; please use Archival or Handmade paper.)
A portfolio of 15 randomly selected prints will be mailed to each participant by May 3, 2014. PCNJ will keep 5 prints from each edition for traveling exhibitions and promotional purposes. All participating prints will be display din our Gallery from May 3- June 7, 2014.
$35 Participation fee. For prospectus and full information click here.
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Deadline March 31: AWARDS:$2,500 Peter Urban Legacy Award, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award, and Honorable Mentions.
ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open to all photographers. Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration after 4/1/2014) The Griffin Museum invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of
thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage
submitting images from a singular body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried
Exhibition. A unified body of photographs indicates to the juror you’ve carefully
considered your selected edit and are committed to your photography. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to FRAMED SIZE of 30x40in.
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Deadline April 1: The Belmar and the Railroad Show has been envisioned as a tribute to rail travel in and around Belmar and nearby Shore towns. This exhibit is a part of larger celebration by BelmarArts and the Belmar Historical Society as we unveil the new Belmar Train Station Mural on Saturday, April 26 at 4pm. The show is open to both youth and adult artists in all media. This show is not juried.
All works exhibited must be original creations by the artist, not previously exhibited at BelmarArts and railroad themed (does not have to be Belmar specifically but the Shore area is preferred). A maximum of two pieces per artist may be submitted. Inclusion in the Belmar and the Railroad show is subject to the discretion of the show committee.
$10 per entry BelmarArts member – maximum of 2 entries
$15 per entry Non-BelmarArts member – maximum of 2 entries
Non-refundable entry fee is payable online by credit card or PayPal account to BelmarArts at the time of registration.
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Deadline April 11: Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, PA announces a call to artists for a juried group exhibition scheduled to hang May 2 – 31, 2014. Spring is the season for rebirth and in places like Philadelphia, where each season is so strongly defined, we just don’t feel like spring is really upon us until you get that sudden wave of regrowth. Every tree, every crack in the sidewalk, every spot of dirt begins to burst with new leaves, grass, weeds, and flowers. That’s when it finally feels like spring to us. So for our spring call to artists, we’re looking for work that contains some sort of botanical element, especially flowering plants. It can be the focal point, or just a small, nearly unnoticeable sprig of color cracking through the background of something more stark, or macabre. It’s up to you to take the theme and really make it your own.
Eligibility: Open to all artists ages 18+, emerging or established, regardless of location. Accepted mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, digital painting and sculpture. Work must be “ready to hang”.
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Deadline April 15: Mark, Trace, Impact: Themed Exhibition Series The mark is at the heart of what it means to be human. It led to the development of writing by attaching meaning to lines and scribbles. The mark fulfills a fundamental need to leave a physical trace. It creates impact, a message, or a memory in addition to its material presence.
The Department of Visual Arts and Design is calling for exhibition proposals for the Open Gallery in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center that address the theme, “Mark, Trace, Impact.” Four exhibitions will be scheduled for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Proposals must be received by April 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified by June 1.
For detailed information about the exhibition space and the application process click here.
Deadline April 16: THEME | Black & White
All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. This includes alternative process, traditional, digital, toned black and white images, and all post-production techniques. All subject matter is welcome.
Juror’s Selection: $500 and an Artist Feature in the Exhibition Catalog
Director’s Selection: $250 and an Artist Feature in the Exhibition Catalog
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks.com
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.
Exhibit Prints: All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally for exhibition at C4FAP. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. Please no colored mats or frames. Black or white mats and frames only, unless you obtain prior approval. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.
SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE
MEMBERS | $20 for the first five images.
NON-MEMBERS | $35 for the first five images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.
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Deadline April 20: Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 7th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6×6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted; exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 13, 2014. Sold Out artists’ names will be revealed next to their work online on July 4. Artists may enter up to 6 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Thank you for your participation!
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Deadline April 25: Art of the Northeast is a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made in the Northeast by emerging and established artists. This year the exhibition will be a tightly curated show, comprised of approximately 25 artists, depending on scale. The juror will have at his discretion the ability to select a suite of three to five works by an individual artist. The Best in Show Prize
is a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $3,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Eligibility: Open to all artists, 17 years of age and older, residing in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI & VT. Original artwork in any media will be accepted. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2012, and fall within the restrictions. Click here for more information.
Deadline May 15: VISION: Outside of the walls of the hospital and around our Philadelphia region the everyday beauty found in our community and neighborhoods leaves an impression on natives and visitors alike. We recognize these unique elements and cityscapes as subtle and personal images of home – it is in this inspiration of our community in which we serve that we seek images for our new Pavilion for Advanced Care, a 6-story, 158,000 sf. expansion of the PennPresbyterianMedicalCenter, located at 39th & Market streets in Philadelphia.
Up to 25 unique photography images will be selected for large format wall display on digital laminate panels to be displayed in public concourse areas including waiting rooms, imaging suites, and elevator lobby walls throughout the hospital Pavilion. Desired images should be primarily landscape, architecture, and/or objects with artistic composition.
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Deadline May 31: This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the continental United States. Submitted prints must be no larger than 170 square inches (image) and no wider than 18 inches (frame).
Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen
First Prize: Solo exhibition at WPG in August 2015
Second Prize: $200 gift certificate presented by
Graphic Chemical & Ink, Co.
Third Prize: $100 gift certificate presented by
Renaissance Graphic Arts
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Deadline June 19: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 season of site-specific artist installations. Maximum funding is $7,500 per project. The deadline for proposals is June 18, 2014. For guidelines and to apply, visit easternstate.org/art.
Deadline July 15: We live in contemporary times. And in these times, notions and processes of self-portraiture have shifted into something impermanent, ethereal, filtered, digital, and, so often, cropped into a one-by-one square.
We refer, of course, to the #selfie.
Yell Gallery is seeking submissions for a group show of selfies. We hope to explore modern ways of seeing and looking at oneself and deduce the place and meaning of this new means of self-presentation.
Submissions should be made in one of two categories:
#selfieclassic: Photos must be taken by oneself with a piece of wired technology (cellphone (dumb or smart), tablet, laptop, computer, CCTV, etcetera) but may be submitted in any size, number, or dimension. If multiple photographs are submitted, please clarify if the photos are individual works or meant to be presented as a series. Accepted works in this category will form a #selfie collage in the gallery, reflecting the reflection of ourselves to ourselves into perpetuity. (Which is to say, as long as the exhibition stays up.); or #otherstuff: Work in any medium is welcome which explores the nature of the #selfie. Photographs placed within other work, painting, collage, drawing, poetry, essays, stories, video, or otherwise will be gladly received.
Submission deadline is July 15, 2014. A collection of works accepted for the show will be printed as a booklet and sold under a Creative Commons license (NC-BY-SA). Please direct all submissions and questions (relevant or irrelevant) to firstname.lastname@example.org or Yell Gallery, 2111 East Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Click here for more information.
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.