Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) - Call For Artists / Sculptors

Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Philadelphia Sculptors, in collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance, invites artists working in three dimensions to submit artworks to their upcoming exhibition Subversion. Taking place at the newly renovated DVAA gallery in Philadelphia, the show encourages artists to take their passions and direct them into artwork that pushes back. You don’t need to join a march, stand behind a barrier, or be a whistleblower. As an artist you can make your art speak for you!

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2020

Philadelphia Sculptors are looking for artworks that, in some form, undermine or challenge social structures, morals, traditions, authority, or any existing or established systems (including the art world). Artist and Moore College of Art and Design Professor Alice Oh will jury the entries. The exhibition will be on display from February 26 – March 22, 2020. There is a $20 submission fee for Philadelphia Sculptors and Da Vinci Art Alliance members, and a $35 fee for non-members.

Subversion Artist Benefits

One artist will receive a Best in Show award of $150. All artists will receive publicity. Sales will be actively encouraged. A 20% commission will be taken on all works sold. Artists will gain visibility in Philadelphia and through this opportunity. They will be able to express their passions and convictions on provocative topics in the company of other artists who feel as strongly as they do. Artists with strong political leanings or whose work tends to be out of the mainstream will be provided a more traditional venue that will attract wide audiences. This is a unique opportunity to show artwork that might not be accepted in other venues.

Social Equity

All Philadelphia Sculptors’ exhibitions are open to everyone. Calls are individually sent to organizations promoting underserved populations. Themed shows are inclusive and focus on topics geared towards social and political awareness. The theme of Subversion allows artists to comment on the systems that govern or pervade their lives. Artists who are interested in interpreting the topic through the lens of social equity will be encouraged to do so. For this show, Philadelphia Sculpotrs are partnering with the Da Vince Art Alliance, a community gallery that actively reaches out to artists who lack exhibition opportunities.

About Philadelphia Sculptors

Philadelphia Sculptors is committed to providing opportunities for artists who work in three dimensions. As the only professional organization of sculptors in Philadelphia, they actively create provocative and ambitious exhibitions, often in nontraditional venues.

Philadelphia Sculptors:

  • initiate many of their exhibitions and find both themes and venues outside of the mainstream whenever possible
  • encourages younger artists and offer opportunities for both temporary installations and more permanent sculptures
  • seek both emerging and more established artists looking to expand their horizons and their practices
  • collaborate with other organizations to expand our audiences and engage in interdisciplinary projects
  • are always seeking new venues and new ways of creating work that will inform and engage audiences

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