AUTOMAT 2021 Open Call

AUTOMAT 2021 Open Call

This Deadline Expired: Friday, March 12, 2021

AUTOMAT is now accepting submission for their 2021 Open Call exhibition. Open to artists working in any medium in the Philadelphia region and beyond. This group exhibition will be curated by their members and will feature 4-6 artists and will run from April 2 – 29, 2021.

​NOTE: While there will be no formal opening for the exhibition, AUTOMAT plans to have open gallery hours on the weekends and by appointment as well as digital exhibition components.

Submission Requirements:

Step 1:

Create a single pdf document including:

Step 2: Pay the entry fee of $20 by clicking the “Donate” link on AUTOMAT’s Support page: automatcollective.com/donate (All proceeds from the Open Call go to furthering the AUTOMAT program.)

Step 3: Title the pdf LastName_FirstName (ex. Collective_AUTOMAT), then email the pdf document and PayPal receipt # to submissions@automatcollective.com with “Open Call (artistname)” in the subject line.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: March 12

​Notification of Acceptance: March 19

​Work Delivery: March 28 – 30

​Exhibition Dates: April 2 – 29

​Work Pickup: April 30, May 1

Learn more here

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Helene Halstuch
Helene Halstuch

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My paintings are a personal exploration of mood, essence and mystery. I strive to find the spirit of a subject and immerse myself in the experience of painting, never quite knowing where it may take me…

My paintings are a personal exploration of mood, essence and mystery. I strive to find the spirit of a subject and immerse myself in the experience of painting, never quite knowing where it may take me or what the outcome…

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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…

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 of time. Her current…

Lee Lippman
Lee Lippman
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Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote, phrase, a question or a concept.
Gail Morrison-Hall
Gail Morrison-Hall

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote,…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote, phrase, a question…

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