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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

For more information, contact lesliekaufman@verizon.net.

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Group Show March 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Group Show March 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Frieda announces a call for artists for Green, a group show March 2020. Frieda offers curated art exhibitions throughout the year in their Philadelphia space across from The Independence National Historical Park. Celebrate art that spans generations. Open to artists who live or work within the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and Washington, D.C.). Open call for 2 and 3 dimensional artwork related to the theme Green.

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Deadline: 12 Feb 2020

Green: the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy – flora – grass – freshness – herbs – parks – garden plot – avocado – trees – jade – recycling – Kermit – growth – woods – jungle – naïve – pickle – safe – lush – luck – environment – harmony – vegetation – new – organic – pure – leaves – forest – plants – emerald – trees . . .

Frieda is a multi-purpose space with curated exhibitions that encourages interaction between artists and the public. As such, no commission is expected from the sale of any artwork. Artwork will be exhibited at their space. It will be included in an opening reception, meet-the-artist event, and one additional encounter with the public, i.e. workshop or demonstration during the exhibition period.

Group Show March 2020 Calendar

  • Artists Notification: Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Artwork must be ready to hang and delivered to Frieda on Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Dates for community supper and workshop tbd
  • Exhibition ends: Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • De-installation: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Frieda asks that selected artists schedule time to engage with their community through a workshop, demonstration, or discussion during the exhibition period. No commission is expected from the sale of any art work. Any transactions will be handled directly by the artist and the potential buyer.

Artist Financial Aid

Any artist living 60 miles or more from Philadelphia may apply for financial assistance (please ask for Financial Aid Request form) to cover costs related to artist participation in exhibition. To be clear, no financial aid is available to artist living less than 60 miles from Philadelphia, unless otherwise agreed. If selected, Frieda will cover 100% of the transportation and lodging costs for the artist to bring the artwork to Frieda and attend the meet the artist events, including the opening cocktail, the community supper, and the workshop. Please note that all costs to take down the art work at the end of the show will be at the expense of the artist. This includes transportation and lodging costs.

About Frieda

Frieda for generations is a modern space that promotes culture, art, and design with the goal of bringing together people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. After featuring a number of accomplished artists in various media, Frieda is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions scheduled throughout the year. The space is located in Center City Philadelphia across from the Independence National Historical Park, with exposure to the public seven days a week.

For more information, contact hello@friedaforgenerations.com.

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Young At Art (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Young At Art (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking young artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming December exhibition, Young at Art. Pieces must have been created while the artist was 18 years of age and under.

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Deadline: 2 Dec 2019

No entry fee is required. Up to three different artworks may be submitted. Detailed images of submitted works may be included.
 It is preferable that artworks are for sale.

Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered no later than Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.
 
 Opening reception is Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

 Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Young At Art Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Young at Art will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique Fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and welcome sincerely both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Small Works (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Small Works (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in the upcoming November exhibition, Small Works. Creators working in all media are welcome. Open to all themes. Pieces must be no larger than 9” x 12” and must be priced to sell at under $150.

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Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three different artworks.  
Detailed images of submitted works may be included at no additional cost. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
 
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.
 Opening reception is Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Small Works Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Small Works will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Nature Of Being: Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Nature Of Being: Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

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 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, or fantastic. All themes receive due and equivocal consideration.

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Deadline: 29 Jul 2019

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
Frida Kahlo

Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered to the Gallery no later than Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.
 A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three different artworks.  
Detailed images of submitted works may be included at no additional cost.
 It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

 Please include contact information, artwork title, media, and dimensions with your submission.

Nature Of Being: Portraits Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Nature of Being: Portraits will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is looking for artists who would like to showcase their work in their upcoming July exhibition, Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths. Creators are encouraged to submit their interpretations and visions of superheroes, super villains, mutants, super powers, creatures, gods and goddesses, myths, and stories both ancient and current, urban legends, demons and angels, witches, wizards, warlocks, and good and evil.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

“My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life: Giants, witches, trolls, dinosaurs and dragons and all sorts of imaginative things. Then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales, but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.”
Stan Lee

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three artworks. If you would like to include detail images of your work, those are excepted at no additional cost.
 Please include contact information, artwork title, media and dimensions with your submission. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. All hanging work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. Work must be wired and ready for hanging. Canvases should have neat gallery wrapped edges. Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, July 4th , 2019.
  Pieces must be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission to gallery on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, July 13th, 2019.

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Worlds Within Worlds (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Worlds Within Worlds (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is looking for artists who would like to showcase their work in the upcoming June exhibition, Worlds Within Worlds. Creators are encouraged to submit their interpretations of the concept of worlds seen and unseen, the world around and within, the paranormal, metaphysical, imaginary, and fantastic.

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Deadline: 24 May 2019

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what it is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would.”
The Mad Hatter
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, May 31st, 2019. Gallery-ready pieces must be delivered to the Gallery absolutely no later than Wednesday, June 5th, 2019. Opening reception is Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Worlds Within Worlds Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also be able to sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a gallery of unique fine arts and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. They offer artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of gallery representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) announces a call for artists for the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival 2019, one of its oldest and most well-known attractions, drawing in visitors from Philadelphia, the suburbs, and beyond. Each artist displays their work under a canopy. There is a DJ tent, a live music tent, and a food truck area. It is an all-day festival of fine art, craftmanship, music, food trucks, and children’s entertainment.

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2019

The show is juried. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, but also diversity of the show. $25 fee at time of application, plus $75 fee due upon acceptance.

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

Artists benefit from sales. There is an audience in the thousands. Many visitors will eat, mingle, and linger for the whole day. An event staff member will circulate, taking photos for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Think of photo opportunities in your stand. LEDC will help you gain followers on social media. The festival takes place in downtown Lansdowne. The local SEPTA train station is just a block away. It allows for access from downtown Philadelphia or as far away as Elwyn, PA.

About Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit corporation whose goal is to generate economic activity and encourage investment in Lansdowne. LEDC does this through a variety of events and services for current and potential businesses, as well as residents and visitors. The mission of the LEDC is to support, encourage, and promote sustainable economic growth in the Borough of Lansdowne through focused community and economic development activities. LEDC envisions Lansdowne as a regional destination with a historic, walkable downtown, a thriving mix of businesses, and a vibrant arts and culture community.

For more information, contact rachel@lansdownesfuture.org.

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2019 HBG Mural Fest (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

2019 HBG Mural Fest (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Sprocket Mural Works, a city-wide mural project in Harrisburg, PA, seeks artists interested in producing an original piece of public art during their second mural festival. 2019 HBG Mural Fest is a focused surge of city beautification through the creation of 10 murals in 10 days. The mural festival will run in Harrisburg, PA, from August 30 – September 8, 2019. The first mural festival in 2017 was an incredible success. Sprocket Mural Works is looking for artists who are excited to be a part of the second effort and make their mark on the city landscape.

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Deadline: 25 Mar 2019

Prior pubic art experience is appreciated, but not required. Preference will be given to local and regional artists, although national and international artists may be selected. Artists will be notified of their acceptance the week of April 15. The murals will be produced during the 10-day period of August 30 – September 8. Artists must be able to produce a mural within that 10-day period. Starting prior to August 30 may be acceptable, but would need to be coordinated with Sprocket Mural Works in advance.

During the 2017 event, Sprocket added 18 public murals to the face of Harrisburg. In doing so, they created the initial framework of a walkable mural tour. In 2019, they aim to fill the gaps in this trail, ultimately making Harrisburg a mural-dense city.

2017 HBG Mural Fest By-The-Numbers:

  • 18 new individual pieces of public art were produced (the original plan was 10)
  • 16 artists contributed and were paid for their talents
  • 75+ neighbors painted artwork that beautified blighted homes at the Community Paint Day
  • 100+ tweed-clad cyclists saw the murals by bicycle during the Stylish Bike Tour
  • 2000+ party-goers joined us at the festival-closing block party
  • 10+ local photographers and videographers volunteered their time and skills to capture the entire festival
  • 35 local businesses sponsored the event and donated towards making the city a more beautiful place
  • 150 volunteers helped pull it all off

2019 HBG Mural Fest Artist Benefits

2019 HBG Mural Fest artists will make a permanent, public mark on Pennsylvania’s capital city that will be visible to residents and visitors for years to come. Chosen artists will receive a stipend for their participation and, if required, travel expenses will be covered. Mural materials will be supplied. Walls will be prepped prior to the artist’s arrival.

About Sproket Mural Works

Sprocket Mural Works is a citywide mural project that works with neighborhoods, artists, and organizations to create vibrant community murals across Harrisburg. Their mission is to increase community pride and civic engagement in Harrisburg through creative action.

Over the last 5 years, Sprocket has added more than 25 murals to the cityscape of Harrisburg plus a number of additional privately commissioned murals. They have overseen projects for painting utility boxes, planters, and person-sized ducks which, combined, gave more than 20 additional artists an opportunity to be featured around town.

Key Principles

  • Art uplifts the human spirit
  • Art should be accessible to all
  • Public art contributes to the health of communities
  • Collaboration can ignite a group of people
  • Collaboration can solidify a common goal
  • Art has an economic impact
  • Artists should be paid for their work

For more information, contact hello@sprocketmuralworks.com.

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Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens – Call For Artists

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens – Call For Artists

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors (BMAA) in collaboration with The Executive Committee of The Bower is seeking to commission professional artist/sculptor and or artist teams to design, fabricate, and oversee fabrication and install permanent site-specific sculptures or permanent land art installations as part of its launch of its Phase I Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens. The park is located in Shermans Dale, PA (30 minutes outside of Harrisburg, PA).

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Deadline: 18 Feb 2019

The owners are developing The Bower: Sculpture Park and Gardens, a rural setting, garden, and sculpture park located on their 36-acre wooded and meadow site along the northern slope of the Appalachian Mountains in Perry County, Pennsylvania. The Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens will serve as their primary residence, event setting for non-profit organizations, and a nature and art education center. This project is a legacy project they are undertaking to support artists and create a viable sculpture park that will educate and inspire the general public.

The future plans include an artist studio, an artist residency program, possible gallery/exhibition space, and public programming with various museums and collecting groups. There are meadow, garden, and woodland settings on the property where the commissioned sculptures and projects would be placed. It is the owner’s vision to curate an array of sculptural works, both large scale and intimate, that present visual interest from multiple perspectives. The works shall be designed to complement, enhance, or provide interesting contrast within the natural setting. The construction shall be durable to withstand the changing seasons and weather elements and safe for interaction by visitors.

Chosen artwork will be required to withstand a high-traffic, unmonitored outdoor environment with very limited maintenance. Artists should take into consideration the possibility of adverse weather conditions, the well-being of pedestrian traffic passing by and through the site, and the safety of the audience.

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens Artist Benefits

Approximately five to ten finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants. Those finalists will be provided an honorarium up to $1500.00 to work with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors and attain feedback from the Executive Committee to develop a final proposal for the artwork. Artists may utilize imported materials of their choosing or landforming, stone, wood, or other organics from the natural setting. The chosen artists/teams will then be commissioned to finalize design, fabricate, ship, and install the artwork. BMAA and Executive Committee will discern amount of honorarium to be given out based on potential travel and or other expenses of the particular applicant and an amount of up to $1500.00 will be awarded.

For artists wishing to submit already fabricated scultpure works, they can do so for consideration, however please note if a work is selected that is already fabricated, an honorarium will not be provided in this instance.

About Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors is a full service art consulting firm based in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. They specialize in art acquisitions, curating collections, and commissioning artworks for private individuals, corporations, and businesses including  the hospitality industry and universities.

Services include all aspects of projects including setting budget and collection goals, selection of artworks from acquisition through framing and installation, valuation and insuring of collections, and collections management. In addition, they have extensive knowledge and experience in selling and procuring artworks on the secondary market and the contemporary art market.

For more information, contact bmayer@bmayertart.com.

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