The Saucon Valley Conservancy is seeking artists for the 4th annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 on the grounds of the beautiful historic Heller Homestead. The Homestead is located along the Saucon Creek in the Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Deadline: 25 Mar 2018
The Saucon Valley Conservancy will feature up to 60 juried artists, a children’s arts and crafts tent, live music, an indoor photography exhibit, and food.
4th Annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival Artist Benefits
Cash prizes totaling $1,300 will be awarded across multiple categories – First place $500, Second place $250, Third place $150, Best Booth Display $100, People’s Choice $100, four Honorable Mentions (2-D, 3-D, Jewelry, and Miscellaneous) $50/each. No commissions – artist retains %100 of sales. Volunteers will be onsite to assist vendors with setup and breakdown. Limited booth sitters available. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the site. Each artist will receive one parking pass to park in this lot.
About The Saucon Valley Conservancy
An all-volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded January 7, 1993, The Saucon Valley Conservancy is dedicated to work in partnership with government bodies, community organizations, business groups, and concerned citizens. The mission of the conservancy is to preserve the historic and natural environment of the Saucon Valley as an educational and recreational resource for area citizens and visitors. The major stewardship of the Conservancy is the Michael Heller Homestead and the Saucon Creek corridor. The Heller Homestead (Michael & Margaret Heller House), located just off the popular Saucon Rail Trail, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
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The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (JJAC) announces a call for artists for the Drawn From Nature annual juried show. Images should feature some aspect or the impact of birds, wildlife, and/or nature in the environment.
Deadline: 11 Mar 2018
Work submitted must have been created within the past three years. No reproductions will be accepted. Each entry must be original in concept and composition and be executed solely by the submitting artist. Artwork that has been exhibited previously at any JJAC exhibition will not be eligible. Artwork shall not exceed 48 inches on its longest dimension including frame. Work containing feathers will not be accepted. All entries must be for sale.
- Entry fee: $25.00 for up to two works.
- Juror of Selection: Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg
- Juror of Awards: Bruce Hoffman
Drawn From Nature Artist Benefits
More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be presented for outstanding examples of the accepted artists’ work. Categories are: oil/acrylic, watercolor, other two-dimensional work on paper, photography, sculpture, and other three-dimensional work. This show is an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Accepted work will be offered through on-line sale opportunity promoted to a mailing list of 40,000. Sale commissions of 30% go toward supporting JJAC education programs. Invited artists receive two free tickets to opening reception on April 13.
The exhibit will be installed in a beautiful historic barn with modern lighting. The nonprofit Center is a historic landmark preserved by Montgomery County and operated by National Audubon Society. It is located on over 200 acres of fields and woods along the Perkiomen Creek. The grounds include the historic home where Audubon lived, non-releasable owls, and other birds that cannot live in the wild due to injury. During the run of the exhibition, entry fee to the historic house will be waived. Located 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA, minutes from King of Prussia, just off Route 422.
About the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
The John James Audubon Center is part of the National Audubon Society. The Center is located at the first home in America of ornithological artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The shared mission of the John James Audubon Center and the Valley Forge Audubon Society is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat; to promote personal appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation in its preservation; and to preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired.
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Mad Rex is looking for artists to showcase and sell their work during our 7pm-9pm Wednesday The Hour After event. As a post-apocalyptic restaurant, Mad Rex provides space for a bazaar where local businesses, artists, and survivors can meet at a central watering hole. The trading post is open every Wednesday.
There is no fee to participate. The Hour After networking event provides a complementary space with a unique atmosphere to showcase artwork. The Hour After is a high traffic event during the restaurant’s happy hour. This is a reoccurring weekly event. Artists may participate multiple times throughout the year. They receive 20% off all food and drinks the night they participate.
About Mad Rex
Mad Rex is a post-apocalyptic themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge. The concept was designed specifically with Philadelphia in mind. Customers pay to rent a VR headset which comes loaded with games and videos for them to watch. They can check out the specially-developed VREX lounge with curated content. Mad Rex has hired local artists to design each aspect of the restaurant including the bar top, graffiti-covered crashed plane coming through the ceiling, and costumes that adorn mannequins all over the restaurant.
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Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is looking for creatives to help with interior design ideas, thoughts on decorations, furniture, and space sizes for a Creative Co-Working Think Tank. LEDC will bring the beer and wine. You bring the creative minds and some colorful duck tape, if you have it. LEDC will mark out your floor plan ideas. Come see the space mid-renovation. Call dibs on your studio space.
Deadline: 29 Nov 2017
The Creative Co-Working Think Tank will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30th at 6-8 pm at 32 E Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA. This event will allow artists to get in on the ground floor of the newest creative co-working space in Delaware County Pennsylvania. If you are looking for creative co-working in a town that has a small-town feel or close proximity to the city of Philadelphia, you will find both in Lansdowne.
Residents and businesses here have many reasons they choose to base themselves in Lansdowne
Low Rent/Home Costs: Whether you’re a young adult renting your first apartment, a new family buying a home, or a senior looking to downsize, Lansdowne is for you. Rents and home prices are lower than many similar communities in Delaware County. According to Livibility.com, about 60% of owners in Lansdowne and 50% of renters pay less than 30% of their income toward housing expenses, a measure of affordability.
Feeling of Community: Events like the Lansdowne Farmers Market, Art Shows, Annual Festivals, Memorial Day 5K race, and parades give our residents a strong sense of community. In our targeted Elm Street neighborhood, the LEDC organizes street cleanups, park beautifications, green initiatives, youth outreach, and healthy community initiatives. These events are great opportunities to become involved in making Lansdowne your community.
Historic Beauty: Lansdowne’s central business district and two separate neighborhoods. The Henry Albertson Subdivision District and Lansdowne Park District can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents love and are proud of the famous, historic architecture.
Easy Access to Philadelphia: A 20-minute regional rail ride or a 13-mile drive to Philadelphia, Lansdowne offers that suburban lifestyle with easy urban access.
Diversity: Lansdowne fosters and promotes a vibrant and inspiring artistic community. It makes up a large portion of residents. Families of all types are welcome here. Freedom from fear of judgment based on religion, culture, and sexual orientation is a fundamental right in Lansdowne.
About The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation
The LEDC is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. Its mission is to revitalize the borough of Lansdowne, located seven miles east of Philadelphia. They carry out their mission in several ways:
- Provide resources and information to new and existing businesses,
- Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in the downtown,
- Host various events such as a weekly farmers market and an annual arts festival which brings visitors and connects residents and businesses, and
- Promote Lansdowne to potential new residents.
LEDC encourages community involvement through a strong, committed volunteer force. It contributes its time and money to enhancing life and business in Lansdowne.
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Immigration Now is a juried exhibition that brings together works by artists from a wide range of backgrounds. They explore American immigration through personal experience within the past 30 years. Works may encompass a variety of media and styles, engaging the deeper meanings of transcultural migration to the United States.
Deadline: 20 Oct 2017
This exhibition will be on view to a diverse student population at Penn State Abington College, which is in a suburb just outside Philadelphia.
It is free to submit entries for this exhibition. Selections will be made by a succession of two jury panels. The first panel consists of Penn State Abington faculty members listed below. A second panel of Penn State Abington students who identify with the immigrant experience will make final selections.
- H. John Thompson, Art Gallery Director and Lecturer of Art, Penn State Abington College
- Daniel Oliva, Lecturer of Art, Penn State Abington College
- Salar Ghahramani J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy, Penn State Abington College
Immigration Now Eligibility
This exhibition is open to all artists working in the theme of US immigration from contemporary personal experience. The contemporary experience as defined by this exhibition includes work that discusses themes, concepts, and events that have occurred within the past thirty years.
- All media will be considered
- Works may not exceed eight feet in any dimension
- All work must be ready for presentation
- Any special hardware should be provided
- In the event a work must be assembled, include clear instructions
The Penn State Abington Art Gallery reserves the right to decline work that is misrepresented in its submission or does not include clear instruction or appropriate installation/hanging materials. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by November 8, 2017
Chosen artists for Immigration Now will have the opportunity to exhibit work in a forward-thinking group exhibition that will be on view to a diverse population. Artists’ works will be featured on a college campus that strives to engage many points of view from many first generation college students. Many of whom are first generation Americans. Artists’ works will feature in a conversation already happening on college campuses, but especially on the campus of Penn State Abington College where many students understand firsthand about the immigrant experience. Artists will get to speak to this community and others that exist in the Philadelphia area.
About Penn State Abington Art Gallery
The Penn State Abington Art Gallery is relatively new at about three years old. The mission of the gallery is to bring new work and ideas to a college campus that educates students in a variety of majors. The Art Gallery contributes to the local conversation of the college. It features experimental and contemporary work that are important in the contemporary conversations of the United States. The Penn State Abington Art Gallery services the immediate campus community and the community at large, a suburban area of Philadelphia.
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Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks to commission one artist or artist team to create a temporary outdoor art installation for the 6th annual Glow in the Park. Event to be held at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.
Deadline: 6 Sept 2017
Fairmount Park Conservancy is looking for a piece with a sense of fun, spectacle, and intentionality. The artwork should speak to its setting and create a unique experience for those attending. This commission is part of a larger effort to forge new connections between artists and cultural partners with communities and the public realm. The conservancy is working to engage the power of the arts to enhance treasured city parks and to provide a new lens through which to see, understand, and experience them.
Chosen Glow In The Park artist(s) will receive an artist fee. The total project budget is $7,000 which is inclusive of all artist fees and fabrication costs.
About Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. They lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs. They are located throughout 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It provides residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits.
Through sustained leadership, significant investment, and strategic efforts, Fairmount Park Conservancy positions Philadelphia’s park system to become a world-class, preeminent park system. It is a national model for urban revitalization, sustainability, and civic engagement.
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The Main Line Art Center (MLAC) announces a call for artists for the 2017 Digital Artist In Residence. It consists of a $1000 award, paid opportunities to engage with MLAC audiences, and a virtual residency.
Deadline: 27 Jun 2017
Application fee: $30 MLAC Members / $35 Non-Members
The Digital Artist in Residence Program was launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century. The focus is on artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium including video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, and internet-based works.
Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.
The 2017 Digital Artist In Residence does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2017 and is completed in August of 2018.
While MLAC offers a limited budget for the presentation of artwork created for the residency. It may not have the capacity to cover all technical needs. Therefore, artists are expected to work with the residency’s budget and resources or provide additional resources on their own. When a specific project for presentation is agreed upon by the artist and MLAC, budget needs and required resources will be determined accordingly.
Application includes digital submission of the following: artist statement, biography, CV, ten images/clips of artwork, and statement of how the artist might engage with MLAC audiences over the course of one year.
The 2016 Digital Artist in Residence was Leo Hylan (Baltimore, MD).
2017 Digital Artist In Residence awards: $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency at Main Line Art Center (Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2018)
About the Main Line Art Center
Main Line Art Center is the Main Line’s home to discover, create, and experience visual art. It is a frequent recipient of Best of Awards for its beautiful galleries and high-quality art instruction. The MLAC’s visual art classes and contemporary and innovative exhibitions stimulate creativity, conversation, and joy. The mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities, and economic means in visual art through education, exhibitions, and experiences.
Main Line Art Center’s educational offerings span from traditional to contemporary. They are held to the highest level of excellence. In 2015, Main Line Art Center received the Commitment to Cultural Access Award from Art-Reach for the Center’s Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with disabilities. Additionally, the MLAC grants over $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually. Last year they inspired 21,000 people at MLAC and touched the lives of over 78,000 through programs in the community.
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Beauty Art Gallery announces a call for artists, 18 years old and above, to submit artwork to the Art of Music juried exhibition.
Most of us love music, musicians, musical themes, instruments, social experiences of music and so forth. What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can your art express the nuances of music? Humankind has a long history of artistic expression. Archaeologists trace these activities to the Paleolithic era with cave paintings and bone flutes dating to about 38,000 BCE. That is a long history and perhaps explains our compulsion to create and admire these forms. The Art of Music exhibition seeks the visual expression of actions, feelings, and moods inspired by music, lyrics, and musical performances.
Entry Fee is $30 for 2 pieces. A third piece may be entered for additional $10. Exhibition juror is Nathan Durnin.
Awards of cash, merchandise, and publicity have a cumulative cash value of more than $1,000. Each award also includes a merit certificate.
- First Award is $250
- Second Award is $150 each
- 3rd Award is $75
- Juror’s Award for Excellence is $100
- People’s Choice Award is $50
- Delaware County Symphony 2017-2018 Season Theme Image Award
- Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate
One work will be selected by DCS’ Brochure Committee for use (via digital format) in a year-long promotion for DCS’ next season. The work and artist will be recognized in a press release and photo, on the website, and in brochures. The artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the season.
About Beauty Art Gallery
At Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square, PA, you will find an evolving array of contemporary artist paintings, wall art, and unique gifts. The gallery represents more than 90 artists, fine craftsmen, designers, and small manufacturers of beautiful, funky, and artful things. Month to month, you will find the works of many contemporary artists featured in creative combinations with striking décor, vintage, and up-cycled furnishings. They mount three to four exhibitions annually. Many of the artists specialize in abstract oil paintings or expressionistic works. The gallery has found cityscapes of Philadelphia, modern seascapes, and rural landscapes to be popular among their clients. The juried exhibitions bring in a variety of subjects and styles including primitive and outsider art, works on paper, mixed media, and traditional works. Beyond contemporary artist paintings, they offer art glass, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, and handmade jewelry.
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The Windgate ITE International Residency, organized by The Center for Art in Wood, is currently seeking artists for an 8-week, intensive program during which the resident fellows live and work together at the University of the Arts, in downtown Philadelphia.
Deadline: 30 Dec 2016
The Center selects from an international pool of applicants one photojournalist, one scholar, five artists, and one student artist who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. ITE is designed as a collegial experience and encourages an open exchange of creative and technical innovations. Residents are able to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is explorative and experimental. The residency runs from the first week of June through the first week of August 2017 and includes several public programs; field trips to artists, collectors, and museums in the region; and culminates in a multidisciplinary exhibition with photos and essays documenting the residency experience. The Center is accepting applications from scholars and student artists for 2017, and in all categories for 2018 and 2019.
Windgate ITE International Residency descriptions:
- Artists – must work either solely in wood or wood in combination with other materials utilizing multiple techniques and demonstrate artistic innovation, technical know-how, and professional experience.
- Student artist – is open to current BFA, MFA, undergraduate, or graduate candidates, or applicants one year out from an undergraduate or graduate program, or equivalent formal education.
- Photojournalist – documents the residents’ experience using the medium of their choice and is free to pursue artistic as well as documentary projects.
- Scholar/educator – joins the group for one week mid-residency to explore personal research, engage in open discussions; and conduct interviews with the residents about their backgrounds and experimentation during the residency. The intention for this exchange is to stimulate scholarly dialog among the residents and to provide the basis for a written reflection.
Resident fellows receive a $400 weekly stipend; reimbursed roundtrip transportation to Philadelphia; housing at University of the Arts; group use of a mini-van to obtain wood and supplies; and field trips in the mid-Atlantic region to contemporary wood artists, collectors, and craft museums. The Center also offers a modest allowance for special materials and tools. Alumni fellows have particularly valued the opportunity to collaborate and learn new techniques from each other. The exhibition, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, is a significant showcase for their artwork before and during the program.
About the Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood organizes changing exhibitions of contemporary wood art on site and in traveling exhibitions. Since its inception in 1995 the Windgate ITE International Residency has involved over 140 residents from 17 countries. The permanent collection contains 1,100 pieces of artwork from around the world, ranging from functional, every-day objects to contemporary sculptures. The research library consists of over 25,000 books, images, and artists’ files which help preserve the history of wood turning and woodworking and their evolution as a contemporary art form. Over the last two years, the Center mounted 15 exhibitions, published catalogs and books, and offered numerous special exhibition-related events.
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The Arc of Luzerne County recognizes and celebrates creative abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Individuals with disabilities are eligible to submit digital images of their unique, artistic expression to be exhibited and celebrated.
Deadline: 16 Dec 2016
This call for artists with disability is about more than just showcasing community artists. It is an opportunity for people with disabilities to support The Arc of Luzerne County’s newest project to recognize creative abilities of those we serve. The project goal is to create a unique product line featuring the work of select artists. The artists whose work is selected will be eligible to receive a commission on the sale of items featuring their unique designs. Proceeds will support The Arc’s mission.
The Arc of Luzerne County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families through advocacy, resources, and community education.
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