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.

Howard Brunner
Mallary Johnson
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…

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.…

Lee Muslin

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.…

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