An Open Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values

An Open Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Call for Entries

Sponsored by The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania

Criteria:
All artwork entries must display a visual interpretation of some aspect of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania, whether it be philosophical, historical, scientific, social, fraternal, charitable, architectural, etc. Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. Constructed in 1873, the Masonic Temple has been called one of the great “wonders” of the Masonic world. Adorned with some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry and magnificent lodge rooms based on themes of the ancient architectural world, the Masonic Temple connects us with our past by outwardly displaying our Masonic traditions and values. Located within the Masonic Temple is The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, which houses thousands of texts and artifacts relating to the history of the fraternity in the Commonwealth and the founding of our great nation.

Jurors
Brother Alvin E. Just, D.D.G.M.-41
William Scott Noel, Painter
Moe A. Brooker, Painter

Eligibility:
Any amateur or professional artist or college art student may enter, but all will be judged as equals for competition purposes. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. All submissions must be original; they may have been created within the past two years and may have been previously exhibited. No work previously produced on a commission will be accepted. All submissions must be available for purchase.

Categories:
Oil
Three-dimensional
Drawing and Print-making
Water-Based Medium
Digital Imagery

Dimensions:
Minimum size: 6 inches, Maximum size: 48 inches x 72 inches

All submissions must be able to fit within a 48” square display area. They can be of any dimension or shape fitting within those boundaries. Submissions may (optional) be framed by the artist.

Awards:
$200 Prize per winner, per category
$500 Grand Master’s Prize
$1,000 Best in Show Prize

Entry Fee:
$25 for first entry, $10 each for second and third entries. No more than three entries, regardless of media type, will be accepted from each artist.

Auction:
If the artists in the Grand Exhibition choose to participate, their entered works may be auctioned off at the Exhibition Gala, with 80 percent of the auction value going to them and 20 percent to The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. The artist may set a reserve price, as well as a direct purchase price for the original work to be revealed AFTER the auction.

Calendar:
Entry deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 15, by midnight, E.S.T.

Jury selection announced: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Drop-off and pickup of all artwork must be done in person – or by a designated representative – on the assigned date and arranged time. Drop-off: September 24 – October 3, 2018, Pickup: November 5 – 10, 2018

Opening Reception: The Grand Exhibition Gala will be held at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 5, featuring a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, live music, announcement of winners and a live auction of selected artwork.

Exhibition: The Grand Exhibition will remain open to the public to view on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
Masonic Temple
One N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2598

Please register and enter at www.callforentry.org

Kirby Fredendall

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the…

Andrew Chalfen

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely…

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely rendered patterning, suggestive of aerial views, cartography, architectural…

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely rendered patterning, suggestive of aerial views, cartography, architectural renderings, psychedelia…

János Korodi

János Korodi's work of visual memories of fur patterns, and cityscapes, recently the notion of place and motion, as mediated…

János Korodi's work of visual memories of fur patterns, and cityscapes, recently the notion of place and motion, as mediated through technology. A representation of our virtual world that simulates velocity.…

János Korodi's work of visual memories of fur patterns, and cityscapes, recently the notion of place and motion, as mediated through technology. A representation of our virtual world that simulates velocity.…

German Vazquez
Donna Sensor Thomas

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

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