Graphic Content Exhibition Call to Artists

Graphic Content Exhibition Call to Artists

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, May 2, 2021

Exhibition on display in the
Live Like a Hero Gallery,
June 18, 2021 through fall 2021

The National Liberty Museum is excited to announce their summer exhibition Graphic Content, opening Friday, June 18, 2021. Through this call-to-artist and jury selection process, NLM aims to bring together a large, diverse group of artists who do not shy away from confronting and responding to difficult issues within their creative process.

Graphic Content will give space to graphic-centered artworks that act as social commentary, taking inspiration from counterculture tradition and giving voice to those outside the mainstream. The artwork should embody your unique, uncensored response to themes relating to deeper, more personal reflections on the current social and political climate. The most essential element of these artworks is that they make a statement, working to upset and change the status quo through visual expression. For the past 20 years, the National Liberty Museum has worked to inspire thoughtful action, educating their audiences on the importance of active participation to ensure understanding and equality for all. Through Graphic Content, NLM hopes that visitors will learn from artists who are not afraid of controversial content, especially those who shine a spotlight on certain unabashed truths. How does your work aim to remove certain social stigmas and give clarity to ourselves and our histories, helping us better understand the present, and grow towards a more equitable future?

As part of your application, please write a short response to the prompt and question posed above (in bold, directions in application). If selected, your response will be included in the exhibition to give context to your work, and how it relates to who you are as an individual within the broader theme.

For this exhibition, NLM is looking for a variety of mediums in 2D or 3D, including but not limited to illustration, comics, ‘zines, graphic novels, street art, digital graphics, digital arts, sculpture, and glass. Participating artwork will be selected by an in-house jury at the National Liberty Museum.

IMPORTANT DATES

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION NOTES

If you have any questions regarding your application, the exhibition, or deadlines, please email Kelley Stone at exhibitions@libertymuseum.org.

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.
Anthony DeMelas
Anthony DeMelas

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of…

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.…

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.…

Jacqueline Yvonne
Jacqueline Yvonne
Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and cityscapes drawing inspiration from her life in Indonesia and Philadelphia.
Donna Backues
Donna Backues

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes,…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making connections between text and textile. In dialogue with the material culture of weaving, she examines how weaving intersects and augments developments in writing, painting, and abstraction. Cords’ work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies.
Annette Cords
Annette Cords

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy that keeps the viewers eye engaged.
Tom Herbert
Tom Herbert

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes.…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy that keeps the…

previous arrow
next arrow