Arch Enemy Arts Group Show Call to Artists

Arch Enemy Arts Group Show Call to Artists

deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021

A CALL TO ARTISTS is now open for a new group exhibition scheduled to hang for the month of March in 2021. This show will be a spotlight exhibition of new and emerging talent, as chosen and curated by the Arch Enemy staff, with no themes or direction in subject matter allowing applicants to focus on their best personal work.

Before submitting work, understand that Arch Enemy Arts is a gallery dedicated to new contemporary work with a strong focus on pop surrealism, new contemporary, dark surrealism, lowbrow, photo-realism, figurative, urban, macabre, narrative, and illustrative styles of art. For examples, many past shows can be viewed at www.archenemyarts.com. If you believe AEA is the right platform for your work, then this may be the show for you!

Learn more and submit here

IMPORTANT DATES:

• Submission Deadline: Monday, February 1st, 2021

• Notifications (for both accepted and rejected works) will be sent BY Monday, February 8th, 2021

• In-House Deadline for Accepted Submissions: Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Please be certain the piece(s) you submit are in excellent condition and displayed professionally for a gallery setting. Arch Enemy Arts maintains the right to exclude any piece even if it has been accepted for exhibition if it arrives damaged, if the condition or display of the work was misrepresented or withheld during submission.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18+ regardless of location. International submissions are welcome!

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:

1.) You may submit up to THREE pieces of available (for sale) current work. Images must be attached to your submission email in JPEG format and resized to 72 dpi with the shortest side measuring at least 500 pixels (images sized around 1000 pixels are best). Detail shots of your work are not required, but are always nice to see. DO NOT SUBMIT .ZIP FILES OR DROPBOX/GOOGLEDOC LINKS – if you do, your submission will be marked ineligible and disqualified from jurying.

** Please make sure your images are clear and your work is photographed against a white background. Image files must be labeled as “lastname.title.jpeg” **

2.) Please include the following information copied in the body of your submission email. Do not attach any documents or links containing this information. The only thing attached to your submission email should be images of your work.

• Artist Bio & all active social media links (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr)

• Resume/CV – listing any education background (not required), awards and achievements, exhibition history and any current/past gallery representation.

• Piece Description – please give a short explanation of each submitted piece

• Inventory List – directly in the body of your email please list each piece submitted including: title, medium, dimensions, date, frame/display size and retail price (must include AEA’s 50% commission). Please make sure to include each piece’s price & exhibition history (if any).

3.) A $15 non-refundable curatorial fee is due with your submission email. The $15 covers up to three pieces submitted in a package. There are two ways to pay:

– CREDIT CARD call the gallery at 215.717.7774 during normal gallery hours (Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm).

– PAYPAL (preferred), send $15 payment to  with a note listing the name & email you submitted under

4.) Email your submissions to  with the subject line reading “2021 OPEN CALL SUBMISSION”.
*If you list something else in the subject line, your email will likely be overlooked by a filter and be missed*

PLEASE make sure you’ve followed ALL the directions exactly as listed. Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed or refunded.

**DO NOT ship works to the gallery during the submission process. If your work(s) are selected for exhibition you will be notified individually once all submissions have been reviewed.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please feel free to email lawren@archenemyarts.com

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…

Taesook Jung

Taesook Jung's work explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes…

Taesook Jung's work explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes her experiences and finds conceptual parallels in her imagery and process.…

Taesook Jung's work explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes her experiences and finds conceptual parallels in her imagery and process. She layers washes…

Lonnie Graham

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester…

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization…

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization dedicated to arts…

Matthew Courtney
Enzhao Liu

Enzhao Liu is an artist from Dalian, China, now working in Philadelphia, PA. Liu’s paintings present a natural world transformed…

Enzhao Liu is an artist from Dalian, China, now working in Philadelphia, PA. Liu’s paintings present a natural world transformed by artifice and the touch of a human hand. The work invites us on a journey…

Enzhao Liu is an artist from Dalian, China, now working in Philadelphia, PA. Liu’s paintings present a natural world transformed by artifice and the touch of a human hand. The work invites us on a journey of the imagination…

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