Arch Enemy Arts Group Show Call to Artists

Arch Enemy Arts Group Show Call to Artists

This Deadline Expired: 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

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Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two…

Brent Crothers
Brent Crothers
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Stuart Lehrman
Stuart Lehrman

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a place where he loses…

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Ada Trillo
Ada Trillo

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico,…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply…

Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly
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