Barnes + Mural Arts: Philly Artists Open Call – Let’s Connect

Barnes + Mural Arts: Philly Artists Open Call – Let’s Connect

This Deadline Expired: Monday, April 30, 2018

During the Let’s Connect open call, artists throughout Philadelphia will be given free access to the Barnes and asked to select a work of art in the collection to use as a departure point for creating their own work for submission. The newly produced work can respond to the selected piece in a number of ways—by addressing its historical origins, by proposing a new visual relationship in the tradition of Dr. Barnes, or by critiquing the Barnes method altogether.

The work submitted by artists will be displayed at the Barnes so that the public and a team of curators can select which four artists should be invited for a residency on-site in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes.

Artists selected are invited to a three-month residency in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes, provided a $1,000-per-month expense allowance, given come-and-go access to the Barnes, and asked to connect to the public by hosting open studio hours.

Let’s Connect is a project of the Barnes Foundation in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Artist Open Call: March 19–April 30, 2018
Exhibition: May 21–June 4, 2018
Artist Announcement: June 14, 2018
Artist Residencies: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019

Register: https://www.letsconnectphilly.org/

Kit Donnelly

Kit Donnelly's current work relies on understanding the visual world in its simplest form. Her work involves visual exercises…

Kit Donnelly's current work relies on understanding the visual world in its simplest form. Her work involves visual exercises in honesty and articulation through complex relationships of color and form.…

Kit Donnelly's current work relies on understanding the visual world in its simplest form. Her work involves visual exercises in honesty and articulation through complex relationships of color and form.…

Karen Stabenow

I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. My paintings include a series of…

I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. My paintings include a series of Arctic landscapes which are based on images of arctic glaciers, tundra, and sea…

I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. My paintings include a series of Arctic landscapes which are based on images of arctic glaciers, tundra, and sea ice mainly in Greenland…

Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill

My art speaks to my preoccupations – the railroad and women.   I love the history and romanticism; the industry and vast…

My art speaks to my preoccupations – the railroad and women.   I love the history and romanticism; the industry and vast scope; the genius; the engineering, the maps, the way the tracks scar the earth. …

My art speaks to my preoccupations – the railroad and women.   I love the history and romanticism; the industry and vast scope; the genius; the engineering, the maps, the way the tracks scar the earth. …

Eli Smith

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color,…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in…

Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

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