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Nature of Being: Portraits
“I leave you my portrait so that you will have
my presence all the days and nights
that I am away from you.”
Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in our upcoming August exhibition, Nature of Being: Portraits. Creators working in all media (painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, textile, et al.) are welcome. Express your vision and interpretation of what makes a portrait of a living being, whether it is literal, realistic, representative of the spirit or soul, clinical, storybook, iconic, fantastic. All themes receive due and equivocal consideration. More information.
JERKS Productions is proud to present themed First Friday shows! These shows alternate months with the Fused Underground First Friday shows all hosted at Tattooed Mom. With the theme shows, we want to challenge artists to take a step out of their comfort zone and try a new theme to focus their work.
JERKS Productions is a Philadelphia based horror film & art production team run by Brandon Tanczak & Jill Trager. Together, they create horror films and host a bi-monthly art show and film screening called Fused Underground at Tattooed Mom in South Philadelphia.
Our mission is to create and express our art as well as give other artists an outlet to share their work. We are working to build a community where artists and creators can come together in a very casual setting to network with others and share their works and expressions.
We are still accepting submissions!
We welcome artists of all mediums and styles to create work celebrating music. Please send your submission and any questions to JERKSProductions@gmail.com
Be sure to include images of your work or a description of what you'd like to make for the show.
Request for Proposals, A New View Camden
City of Camden, New Jersey
The City of Camden, partnering with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, was awarded a Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge grant for A New View Camden. “Illegal dumping is unsightly, unlawful, and costs the city over $4 million annually. This winning project provides a unique way to bring together residents and artists to address this issue with creativity and create a brighter future for Camden. I have made solving this problem the cornerstone of my administration.” – Camden Mayor Francisco Moran
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Public Art
State: New Jersey
Event Dates: 5/30/20 - 10/31/20
Entry Deadline: 9/6/19
More details and entry information.
Exhibition Date: September 23 - December 6, 2019
Jurors: Bruce Hoffman, Director of Gravers Lane Gallery
Location: Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116 and 1st Floor display cases
Application Deadline: August 30, 2019 4:00 p.m.
In 2019, CraftNOW presents the theme Craft Capital to visitors as a means of discovering Philadelphia and its rich resources as a prominent place for craft. To expand on this theme, recognizing Philadelphia as a city with extraordinary history and a diverse creative population, Art In City Hall issues a call for artists to respond to Crafting Narratives and help celebrate the art of story-telling.
Crafting Narratives seeks high quality two and three-dimensional handmade art that presents or encourages a narrative. Using materials traditionally associated with craft (wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, etc.) or nontraditional materials (found and upcycled objects, plastics, etc.), artists are invited to submit works that ignite imagination and evoke storytelling. Artists can make their own determinations of what constitutes a narrative, including a moment or series of personal, mythical, or historical events. Works do not have to be utilitarian but must be handmade.
High 5 Gallery presents a call for art for an upcoming Circus show! We are looking for artists to submit up to three pieces of any size and medium for our month long exhibition and performers/performances of all varieties for the opening reception on April 5th, 2019 from 6-10pm. We ask that the art be related to our theme—be it in favor or a critique of the circus. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with Circus Show Submissions in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 25th. All participants will be notified on Wednesday, March 27th. Drop-off for accepted work will be March 30th and 31st at High 5 Gallery.
Calling all creators, can you depict the prettiness and grittiness of South Philly?
In one of its latest open calls, the Da Vinci Art Alliance is seeking producers of all crafts to capture the sights, sounds and savors of South Philadelphia through two new pieces of work.
“South Philly: Pretty and Gritty,” an open call to DVAA members and the general public, was announced last week by the Bella Vista gallery, welcoming all artists – or any sort of originator – to submit South Philly-centric work assembled with any medium.
“This open call is really just celebrating this area of the city and what unique flavors you taste, colors you see, people you run into,” said Jarrod Markman, the gallery’s executive director. “…It’s a celebration of where we exist and a love letter to South Philadelphia.”
Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the May print issue curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio.
Selected artists will be published in our international print issue. In addition, published artists are eligible to be invited to participate in a group exhibition in 2020 in Philadelphia.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston
Threaded will be an online multi-disciplinary fine art collection of fiber inclusive artworks, of all forms and genre’s. Threaded is an in-depth look at contemporary craft, textile art and fiber art as unique fine art or installation art. Each entry must include fiber somewhere within the piece.
HOW TO ENTER
Please read the full guidelines and terms before completing the application process. To read our terms, please click here to open a new window. Please review the dates and deadlines at the bottom of this page. Entries can only be submitted online via the website. A separate application must be filled out for each show.
Collaborate. Craft. Change. Application for WCA Philly Holiday Art Fair!
WCA Philly will be collaborating with Cultureworks Philadelphia to host a pop-up holiday art and craft show on December 1st. The event is open to both WCA members and
The show will be juried and there is no submission fee to apply. The deadline to apply is October 31st at 11:59pm.