Listings for visual arts exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware

    Deadline: April 28, 2017

    Artists are invited to apply to become an Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Once selected the Artist in Residence may choose any six month period between June 2017 and June 2018 to complete their residency. This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen

    Artists are invited to apply to become an Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Once selected the Artist in Residence may choose any six month period between June 2017 and June 2018 to complete their residency. This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, impressive grounds and the Delaware River. This is an amazing opportunity for artists across mediums and especially targeted to artists that have an interest in historic collections, architecture, environmental art, public engagement, Philadelphia history, historic homes and riverways. Glen Foerd’s Artist in Residence Program is an opportunity for artists to pursue their artistic discipline and engage with the public while interacting with historic and natural elements of the estate. Outcomes are open-ended, but must include the creation of site specific outdoor artwork, interventions, performances or installations to be exhibited in Fall 2018 and a public engagement component. Examples of public engagement include the following: educational outreach programs, online engagement, workshops, artist talks or performances. Artists will have access to and are encouraged to engage with Glen Foerd’s community partners, a process that will be facilitated by Glen Foerd’s staff. Each selected artist will receive a $600 stipend.

    To submit, please complete CFEVA’s sign up form.

    Listing Expires: 04/28/2017

  • Call for Entries: NAPOLEON Solo exhibition

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    Apply in April for a show in July

    Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use of our small gallery space. If you would like to show with our gallery, we highly recommend you apply for this call. The winner of the Open Call will receive a $500 honorarium to help defer the costs associated with the show.  Work submitted cannot have been shown in Philadelphia over the past year. There is a $15 application fee. Applications are open from April 1st – May 1st, midnight.

    Applicants should upload the following content:

    10 images &/or 3 videos examples, with an accompanying image list/info
    a written proposal for the exhibition (300 words maximum)


    If you’re including video work, please provide the link to each specific video on a site (Vimeo, Website, Youtube, etc…) where we can easily view that work.

    Show information & important dates:

    Applicants will be notified by May 15th.  The show runs from July 7th to July 28th with an opening reception on First Friday, July 7th. The artist will be responsible for supplying all materials required for displaying their work (framing, media equipment, pedestals, hanging wire, etc.). The artist will also be responsible for installation during July 1st – July 6th and will de-install the exhibition during July 29th – July 30th. Gallery dimensions and floor plan can be found at https://napoleonnapoleon.com/about/floor-plan/

    About us:

    NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space located in Philadelphia that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.  We are located in the Rollins Building on the edge of Philadelphia’s Chinatown and Callowhill neighborhoods.  The building also houses other galleries such as Vox Populi, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Marginal Utility, Practice, Automat and Grizzly Grizzly and is a major hub for Philadelphia’s emerging art scene. For additional information or clarification, please email napoleon.philadelphia@gmail.com and peruse the rest of our website www.napoleonnapoleon.com to get to know us better.

  • Call for Artists: Images 2017

    Deadline: May 5, 2017

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

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

    The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

    To apply, click here.

    Listing Expires: 05/06/2017

  • Call for Artists: 2017 Daylight Photo Awards

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    This year’s jurors are:

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


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

    Click here to learn more and submit!



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

    Deadline: June 30, 2017

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

  • Call for Artists: Seeking Sculpture

    Eligibility:  Open to all

    Guidelines for Art

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

    How To Submit

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

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

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

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

    We will notify you if your work is accepted.

    Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental.

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

    Each chosen work will receive an honorarium.

    An artists reception/ vernissage may be held.

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



  • Pittsburgh’s Annual Performance Art Festival Open Call

    Deadline: May 31. 2017

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

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

    Apply through our website: www.pghpaf.com

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

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

    Submission deadline: Wednesday May 31st

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


  • Call for Entries: Pattern

     Deadline: May 8, 2017

    May 13 – June 10

    BEST OF SHOW $ 500
    SECOND $ 300
    THIRD $ 200


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

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

    JUROR: Heather Ujiie

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



    Monday, May 8, 10 am – 7 pm

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

    Wednesday, May 10, 10 am- 7 pm
    Thursday, May 11, 10 am – noon

    Monday, June 12, 10 am – 7 pm

    LATE PICK-UP STORAGE FEE: $ 2.00 per day

    Sunday, May 21, 2 – 4pm. Free.



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

    $25 one piece | $30 two pieces

    Please make checks payable to “CAC”

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

    Deadline: March 20, 2017

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

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


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

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


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

  • Call for Entries: Resist

    Deadline: May 4, 2017


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

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

    Organizing questions include:

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


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

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


    We look forward to some inspiring and provocative entries!

  • Call for Artists: Turning Red

    Deadline: May 1, 2017


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

    Exhibition Dates: June 10 – July 29, 2017

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

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

    Fee: $25 for 3 entries


  • Juried Call for Entry: Wandering Curves 2017

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

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

    Midnight – Pacific Time

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



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



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

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

    Please go to  www.nyc4pa.com  and click on LIQUID



    Deadline: March 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Call for Artists: SHIM Invitational

    SHIM Invitational Call for Submissions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



    Deadline: April 3, 2017

    Andrea Rosen, Curator of the Fleming Museum of Art at UVM in Burlington, Vermont
    Claudia Fiks, Education Director at the New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts

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

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

  • Call for Artists

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

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

    Artists are encouraged to visit euforiastudios.com to apply.

  • Call for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact info@rencrafts.com with questions.

    Listing Expires: 08/02/17

  • Call for Performance Proposals

    Entry Deadline: Rollingsecondfirstfridayperformancecall

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

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

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

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