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Deadline to Enter: Oct 1st
The Black Cat Tavern On 12th
2654 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
This is the reminder for our Art Show Deadline: October 1st by midnight, for the 3rd Annual Art Show for the Darkly Inclined!
Artists! – Does Hieronymus Bosch make you blissful? Does Edward Gorey make you giddy? Maybe H.R. Giger’s more your kinda guy, or maybe you’re diggin’ Roman Dirge… No matter your darkly inclined artistic inspiration, The Black Cat Tavern wants to see YOUR marvelously macabre, horrifically Halloween-y, seriously spooky, fabulously frightening, gorgeously gothy artwork!
"Looking for Justice, Beauty and Love"
Sept. 14 - Oct. 12, 2019
A Best in Show Award
as voted by the participating artists
For Best in Show
as voted by visitors at large
iMPeRFeCT Gallery is again honored and excited to invite ALL artists from far and wide and of all types, to participate in our 8th! open call exhibition to kick off the season. Our annuals are organized around the principles of non-juried, non judged engagement, with rigor, camaraderie and celebration in mind.
ARTISTS!!! We want to hear your voices, whether gentle or loud, profound or insane. We wanna see what's moving you... and like always, Thank you for what you do!
Announcing the Leica Women Foto Project, dedicated to the female perspective and its impact on visual storytelling.
To empower gender diversity in photography, Leica Camera USA is seeking 3 photographers to receive $10,000 USD and a year-long loan of a Leica Q2 to support a personal project expressed through the female perspective.
Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of..
- Quality of photography
- Dedication to the medium of photography
- Sophistication of project with narratives that broaden perspectives, ideas, and conversations on today's social and/or political climate
Submissions can be taken with any camera make/model except for smartphones.
143 East State St. Suite 4,
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
We are currently accepting submissions from regional artist' for our December 2019 group exhibition, Every Ghetto Every City in the main gallery at BSB!
We are seeking artwork that examines city life, from corruption to inequality and the communal spirit of perseverance and strength within our urban communities.
Selections are made by the BSB Gallery Exhibition Curators, Aine Mickey and Christy O'Connor. Selections are based on aesthetic merit, technical skill and conceptual strength.
All mediums of work will be considered for this exhibit, including 2-dimensional art, photography, video installation, sculpture, performance, etc..
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. Artists will be notified of acceptance by Thursday, October 31, 2019. BSB Gallery takes a 30% commission of all sales. All 2-dimensional artwork must be properly wired and framed, or it will not be accepted at art intake. All artwork submitted must be original works from the artist and available for the duration of the exhibit. BSB Gallery will not take any substitution for the originally accepted artworks.
To Apply, Click the Link Below:
Every Ghetto, Every City will run from Friday, December 13th, 2019 to Saturday, January 4th, 2020.
Drop off Dates: Dec. 5-7, 11am-5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, December 13th, 4-7pm
Pick up Dates: Saturday, Jan. 4th 5-8pm, Sunday, Jan. 5th 12-4pm
Entries are due by midnight, September 13
42nd Annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series
Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people’s lives through art. Wind Challenge Exhibitions are held from September through May, featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the Philadelphia region.
The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible with thanks to generous support from the Wind Foundation and Fleisher members.
Since its inception, the series has introduced regional contemporary art from over three hundred artists to a broad audience and has helped emerging artists advance their professional careers. Past Wind Challenge artists include photographer Robert Asman and sculptor Syd Carpenter, both of whom were later awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts; beloved Fleisher teaching artist Charlotte Yudis; and brothers Billy and Stephen Dufala, winners of the 2009 West Prize. In 2011, a series of free-public programs led by the artists was introduced, designed to enhance the viewing experience for youth and adults.
PhilaMOCA is hosting the eighth annual installment of its critically-acclaimed ERASERHOOD FOREVER exhibit – an artistic celebration of the work of David Lynch. From paintings of your favorite TWIN PEAKS characters to paper mache’d nitrous tanks, we’re looking for anything that celebrates the filmography of one of America’s greatest living filmmakers.
The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 9 from 6-9 PM and will be on view for all PhilaMOCA events through the end of the month. Please note that acceptance into the art show does not grant artists admission to the November 2 Lynch-related event.
Submissions: All mediums are welcome (no hazardous materials); restrictions apply to video/3D pieces/sculptures. Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Eric Bresler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Links are preferred for entries of six or more pieces.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 1, 2019. Accepted submissions from outside of the Philadelphia area will be notified earlier to allow for ample shipping time.
There will be a $20 participation fee per selected piece of artwork, 100% of sales go to the artists.
Accepted Art Delivery: Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Sunday, October 6 from Noon – 4:00 PM and Monday, October 7 from Noon – 6:00 PM or by appointment. Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation. Art delivered by mail must include return postage and must arrive by Monday, October 7.
For questions, contact curator Eric Bresler: email@example.com
The Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects.
We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans* artist who:
Has an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
Has a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way). Lives in Greater Philadelphia: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County
Applications are accepted via hardcopy or online. Apply at leeway.org/grants/artandchange
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.