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

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.
William Cromar
William Cromar

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member…

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.…

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.…

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Mindy Flexer
Mindy Flexer

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and…

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and family relationships, and the way personal history resides within the larger arc…

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Eric Toscano
Eric Toscano

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Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects, and nontraditional media juxtaposed in a way that resonate an ongoing inner…

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Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and cityscapes drawing inspiration from her life in Indonesia and Philadelphia.
Donna Backues
Donna Backues

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes,…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and…

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(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece to the viewer . . . no matter
what materials I use is all important.
I use titles to emotionalize these abstract
pieces to help communicate a connection
between the individual and
the universal whole.

In the metal pieces I use recycled aluminum
printing press plates which I sand,
cut and glue onto wood panels, they are
about energy and light, patterns and
motion, all influenced by the microcosm
of life forms, biology, and a
hint of satire.
Dolores Poacelli
Dolores Poacelli

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece…

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