Opportunities - Exhibitions

Call for Artists – Philadelphia Sculptors

Deadline January 5: Philadelphia Sculptors is seeking artists to help launch “Artship Olympia,” a floating exhibition of site specific installations on Cruiser Olympia, the oldest floating steel warship in the world. The ship is moored in the boat basin next to the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. From June 25 – September 25, 2016, Cruiser Olympia will transition from battleship to “artship” as it becomes a temporary art venue. Artists will have the opportunity to create artworks in designated locations on the ship’s interior and exterior decks. Created in collaboration with the Seaport Museum, the exhibition will use contemporary art as a means of activating the historic vessel. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to create dynamic artworks that respond to the Olympia’s history, narratives, shipboard conditions, naval culture, ecology, political context and/or physical attributes. The submission deadline is January 5, 2016. The jurors are Craig Bruns – Chief Curator, Independence Seaport Museum; Jesse Lebovics – Director of Historic Ships, Independence Seaport Museum; Pepón Osorio – Community and Installation Artist and Professor, Tyler School of Art; and Sara Reisman – Curator, and Artistic Director of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. The entry fee is $30. The fee will be waived for Philadelphia Sculptors members in good standing. Anyone may join Philadelphia Sculptors to get the fee waived. All work must be submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (CallForEntry.org) For prospectus and more information, go to www.philasculptors.org/olympia. For information about joining Philadelphia Sculptors, go to www.philasculptors.org or contact Leslie Kaufman at 215-413-9126, lesliekaufman@verizon.net.

Opportunity posted on: November 10, 2015