BEACON FOR THE FUTURE

BEACON FOR THE FUTURE

This Deadline Expired: Monday, June 1, 2020

An open call illuminating Philadelphia’s mindsets & guiding our choices

AN ONLINE EXHIBITION

OPENING June 3, 2020 – CLOSING July. 20, 2020

SUBMISSIONS DUE June 1, 2020 11:59 PM

The HOT•BED Beacon for the Future is activated – our future, the future of our gallery, the city of Philadelphia, our country, and the world.

Beacons are guiding lights and have been a part of humanity’s existence since our beginnings. They have changed over time from simple signal fires to towering lighthouses guiding boats safely into port. Light emanates from the beacon symbolizing the internal work we must do. The HOT•BED beacon exists in order to guide us through our current state of revival so we can emerge stronger and thrive.

The beacon is a physical representation of a state of mind we’re calling “Growth Determined.” Its purpose is to remind us that we have the ability to choose our mindset. Our city’s growth is being determined right now by the thinking and actions of each of us.

The “Growth Determined” mindset exists alongside the “quarantine state of mind” as an option and as a choice in a world of freedom where all mindsets are possible, accepted, and explored.

 We are welcoming multidisciplinary submissions in response to the HOT•BED Beacon for the Future. We want to see what a beacon for the future looks like for everyone in Philadelphia. Let all of our beacons shed light on the determination that defines our city. Each piece in the show will illustrate how Philadelphians are growing in the face of this unprecedented experience. All submissions to this online art exhibit will be accepted.

 The HOT•BED Beacon for the Future was activated Sunday, April 16th at 12:00 AM. Produced by Artemide, lost to time, and rediscovered by gallery owner Bryan Hoffman, the Beacon exists in solitude within the white box gallery at 723 Chestnut Street. The Beacon is calling you to share yourself and stand firmly for the future you want, as opposed to just reacting to present day realities we don’t like.

Learn more about submitting here.

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and toys.  I am interested in all things old as I believe they have the most interesting stories to tell.  Buildings and objects from the past both bring back memories for those who have previously interacted with them, and discovery to those seeing them for the first time.  I work in a contemporary realist style, looking to bring to attention the beautiful design elements that already exist in the subjects that I paint.
Jean Broden
Jean Broden

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and…

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and toys. I am interested in all things old as I believe they have the most interesting…

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and toys. I am interested in all things old as I believe they have the most interesting stories to tell.…

Carol McHarg
Carol McHarg
I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach inspired by urban and natural textures, using geometry, patterns, and contrived shapes to create a lyrical, non-narrative statement. My paintings are colorful, contemporary and abstract, often based on musical frequencies, graffiti, architecture and patterns.
Louis Gribaudo
Louis Gribaudo

I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach…

I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach inspired by urban and natural textures, using geometry, patterns, and contrived…

I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach inspired by urban and natural textures, using geometry, patterns, and contrived shapes to create…

Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA.  She is inspired by the layering of light, pattern, texture and color in reference with the natural world.
Jean Burdick
Jean Burdick

Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA. She is inspired by the layering…

Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA. She is inspired by the layering of light, pattern, texture and color in reference with the natural world.…

Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA. She is inspired by the layering of light, pattern, texture and color in reference with the natural world. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay.
Lisa Graf
Lisa Graf

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

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