2020 Da Vinci Fellows Open Call

2020 Da Vinci Fellows Open Call

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Founded by 9 Italian immigrant artists in 1931, Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) has continuously served as a space of creative refuge.

Inspired by the vision of DVAA founders, The Da Vinci Fellowship Program was created in 2018 to better serve the DVAA Membership and the evolving arts communities throughout Philadelphia. The two tracks funded by the Joseph Robert Foundation are named for founding member, Severo Antonelli, and local arts leader, Kathryn Pannepacker. The Da Vinci Fellowship program builds off of our founding mission by annually supporting Philadelphia-based artists, curators and DVAA members. This opportunity opens up our space to perspectives and artists who could not otherwise afford our rental fees. These fellowship tracks further open DVAA’s doors to under-represented voices, innovative ideas, and artistic exploration.

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There are two fellowships at DVAA:

The Severo Antonelli Fellow
An opportunity for a Philadelphia-based artist to present a solo show of their artwork.
More info and apply here

The Kathryn Pannepacker Fellow
An opportunity for an emerging, Philadelphia- based curator to develop an exhibition exploring social, political, or cultural content that engages local communities.
More info and apply here
I am primarily a brick sculptor. Using this humble everyday material to create public art connects with a wide audience, particularly in the brick-centric East Coast.
Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan

I am primarily a brick sculptor. Using this humble everyday material to create public art connects with a wide audience,…

I am primarily a brick sculptor. Using this humble everyday material to create public art connects with a wide audience, particularly in the brick-centric East Coast.…

I am primarily a brick sculptor. Using this humble everyday material to create public art connects with a wide audience, particularly in the brick-centric East Coast.…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise small creatures comes from reality and fantasy of the prehistoric world."
John W. Parker
John W. Parker

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise…

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic and science in her paintings.
Denise Philipbar
Denise Philipbar

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic…

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic and science in her paintings.…

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic and science in her paintings.…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest in mapping how architecture and social organization intersect, especially as it pertains to families and home.
Judy Gelles
Judy Gelles

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts,…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest in mapping how architecture…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes are evocative of landscape. She invites the viewer to engage with her artworks through memory, imagination, and reverie. Working with oil paint, oil pigment sticks, watercolor and other media, her paintings and collages have been described by a curator as “visceral and expressive”.
Sandra Benhaim
Sandra Benhaim

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes…

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