Tyler Arboretum, in Media, PA, announces a call for artists for the 2019 Gateways to Nature Exhibit. Create a structure or work for Gateways to Nature that showcases your talent and vision. Ignite the imaginations of a broad regional audience by creating portals, gateways, and thresholds that invite discovery of the natural world on extensive grounds. Gateways to Nature will run from April through October, 2019, at Tyler Arboretum.
Deadline: 2 Nov 2018
Submissions may include existing works appropriate to the theme or new works. All works including those offered for sale must remain at Tyler for the duration of the exhibit. Collaboration between artists, designers and builders is encouraged. All winning exhibitors will be notified by November 20, 2018.
Submissions should include:
- A rendering of the design concept
- A maximum one-page description of the exhibit concept
- Maximum of three perspective sketches and/or a model measuring no more than 24” x 18” (model is optional)
- Completed application form with requested information including title of the exhibit
- A non-refundable application fee of $40 per design, payable via check to Tyler Arboretum
Designs will be judged based on the following criteria (not in order of importance):
- Relevance to theme – Gateways to Nature.
- Engagement with visitors – creative, imaginative, inspiring, and fun.
- Accessibility – accessible for children and adults of various ages and abilities; no steps required to access the experience
- Durability and Safety – structurally sound and able to withstand environmental stresses as well as the active engagement of visitors of all ages for the duration of the exhibit
- Executable – able to be installed within the two-week installation time frame by the exhibitor’s team with limited help from Tyler staff and volunteers
- Flexibility – the ability to move the piece to an alternate location if necessary
Gateways to Nature Artist Benefits
Tyler has an affluent, well-educated audience within a region rich in arts and culture. The Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region has a well-developed community of patrons and collectors, both private and corporate. Tyler Arboretum attracts over 74,000 visitors a year concentrated from April through October. In 2017, Tyler had visitors from 37 states and 8 foreign countries, with 65% coming from the mid-Atlantic region including New York, SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.
- Exhibitors may receive reimbursement of up to $2000 to assist in fabrication and installation costs.
- Tyler will provide marketing support for the exhibit, including announcement of winners, press releases about the exhibit, and promotion through radio, web and social media. Gateways to Nature will open with an event to which exhibitors may include their invitation list.
- Tyler will create an exhibit webpage with links to exhibitors’ websites and contact information, as requested.
- Tyler will provide insurance for all works in the exhibit once exhibit materials are delivered on site, for the duration of the exhibit.
- Exhibitors work can be provided for sale, loaned to Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibit, or with mutual agreement, donated to Tyler.
- Any and all sales of exhibitors’ work will be handled directly by the exhibitor, with a 25% commission to Tyler. Pieces purchased during the exhibit will remain at Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibitor is solely responsible for delivery of the exhibit to the owner.
- Tyler has a social networks outreach with over 15,500 email recipients, 9250 Facebook followers, 1717 Twitter, 1376 Instagram followers and 80,000 website users.
About Tyler Arboretum
Tyler Arboretum is an extraordinary arboretum where human hands have created a magnificent garden with a very light touch. Tyler’s undulating landscape, whimsy, sweeps of trees and plants, and enigmatic nooks and crannies everywhere are perfect for children of all ages, adults, plant enthusiasts, artists, wanderers, and seekers of beauty and solitude.
One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern US, Tyler Arboretum’s 650 acres of gardens, meadows, wetlands and forests and 17 miles of hiking trails provide the opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in nature. The exhibit will be located within the 102 acres of our curated gardens and collections.
Tyler is on the National Register of Historic Sites and has a distinctive character rooted in our past as a working farm, governed by the concept that connecting to nature is essential to understanding our place in the world.
With a mission focused on creating ‘champions of the natural world’, Tyler serves over 120 schools, and reaches a family audience and active adults through environmental education programs. Tyler Arboretum has a loyal and growing membership that actively supports our mission. It has over 400 volunteers who support Tyler’s operations through thousands of hours of hands-on work.
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InLiquid Art & Design announces a call for artists for Art for the Cash Poor, a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows the chance to show and sell work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere. The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event, Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Callowhill District in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer.
Deadline: 4 May 2018
This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood. This outside block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations. Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.
Art For The Cash Poor Artist Benefits
Participating artists vendors will have the opportunity to interact and sell their work with an engaged audience. Art for the Cash Poor has a 19-year following of attendees of art collectors. Our regular attendees includes gallery and independent curators and art consultants looking for new talent. Vendors keep all proceeds from their sales. They will be featured as a participant of Art for the Cash Poor on the InLiquid website for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. Vendors will receive a 10 x 10 outdoor space (vendors must provide their own tent). A staggered load-in time will allow for easier transportation of their booth materials. Tables and chairs may be rented for an extra fee.
About InLiquid Art & Design
InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists. They serve as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture.
Through the active promotion of artists’ work and credentials via online accessibility, numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in InLiquid Gallery and unique alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the facilitation of relationships with art collectors, InLiquid delivers the richness of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus increasing appreciation of all forms of visual culture.
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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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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 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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SPOKE magazine is opening a pop-up gallery for November First Friday in Philadelphia featuring work that uses Futurism to address contemporary social issues – Outbound: Mobility, Community, Future.
Deadline: 25 Oct 2016
SPOKE magazine seeks work that provokes conversations about movement, culture, and the built environment in the context of the Philadelphia community. Artists are encouraged to take a broad view of Futurism itself and how the form can represent new visions for an urban society.
This is a free opportunity to get gallery space on First Friday in Old City. The space is located at 2nd and Vine. The open gallery on Friday will be followed by lectures and panel discussions on Saturday. The work will stay on display throughout the weekend and serve as active material for the talks on Saturday.
SPOKE magazine uses art and design to explore the relationships between people, transportation, and urban spaces. While it primarily takes the form of a print publication, SPOKE is beginning to step into other forms. It seeks to open conversations with other communities and perspectives of the city, hoping to better understand the way Philadelphia moves and grows.
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APOP Studios announces a call for artists for thier first online juried exhibition of artwork surrounding the theme Positive Affirmations.
Deadline: 22 Aug 2016
This exhibition seeks to promote work that demonstrates an artist’s’ positive outlook on themselves or society.
Exhibition: September 2, 2016 through October 28, 2016
Awards: First place ($25 and three free creative coaching sessions) and Honorable Mention (two free creative coaching sessions)
APOP Studios seeks to help artists and creatives find happiness through one-on-one coaching and products.
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Baker Industries is looking for artists and artisans for an art and artisan exhibition to be held November 5th and 6th.
Deadline: 21 Oct 2016
Proceeds go to benefit Baker Industries’ work program for vulnerable adults.
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Cerulean Arts is accepting entries for the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition.
Deadline: 29 Apr 2016
Juror: James Dupree
- First Prize: $200 plus inclusion in a future group exhibition
- Second Prize: $150
- Third Prize: $100
Cerulean Arts is a Philadelphia art gallery and studio dedicated to promoting the importance of art within the community. For the last 10 years, Cerulean Arts has exhibited the work of over 100 artists and offers for sale handmade items from an additional 100 artisans.
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