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.

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes prison warden has an outstanding collection of art. She has curated shows at her former  gallery Bambi Gallery as well as "Pop Up" galleries around Philadelphia.
Candace Karch
Candace Karch

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes…

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes prison warden has an outstanding collection of art. She has curated shows…

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes prison warden has an outstanding collection of art. She has curated shows at her former gallery…

Colorful, minimalist  still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture.  Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light and shadow are key elements in these abstracted scenes of everyday life.  Working over multiple sessions result in traces of previous versions and iterations which allow the viewer to engage in the work on multiple levels.
Melissa Husted-Sherman
Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images.
Susan Breitsch
Susan Breitsch

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.
Jeffrey E. Holder
Jeffrey E. Holder

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.…

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.…

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.…

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative.
Rochelle Dinkin
Rochelle Dinkin

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale;…

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative. …

My art is a psychological diary of my personal translation of the individual’s journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative. …

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