Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Apply Now: Calls for Artists from CFEVA

Featured Opportunity 

Art in the Open
Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2014 (AiO). From Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating art ‘outside, on- site’ along Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Banks. Artists do not need to be from the Philadelphia region to apply.
Art in the Open (AiO) is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Art in the Open debuted in June 2010, bringing a jury-selected group of artists to the Schuylkill Banks to inspire new ways of seeing the Schuylkill River-an ecologically critical lifeline for its residents, and the city it runs through.
AiO showcases the vibrant community of working artists, galleries and institutions that make Philadelphia a major urban art center. AiO’s civic and cultural organizational partners offer extensive opportunities for public engagement throughout Philadelphia.
2014 Art in the Open Jurors

Gerard Brown Tyler School of Art at Temple University's Center for the Arts
Harry Philbrick Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum
Christine Pfister Pentimenti Gallery
Theresa Rose  FringeArts
Deadline: December 15, 2013

Call for Artists 

Celebration of Art and Life 2014
Penn Medicine presents a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students and patients to participate in a competition showcasing individual creative expression. The exhibition opens January 2014 through January 2015. The juried art exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Painters, photographers, printmakers and craftspeople are invited to explore all techniques and subjects within a wide range of ideas and styles.
We invite faculty, staff, students and patients with an interest in participating in the upcoming exhibition to apply at

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

From April 10 – 25, 2015, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will produce the third biennial Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). This festival will showcase high quality art of all disciplines, from large and small companies, from local and non-local artists, in venues across the city that will appeal to audiences of all backgrounds and ages. PIFA challenges artists and audiences to engage in the community together around a common thematic framework. A PIFA project is a work of art that is not usually seen or created in Philadelphia – it involves new collaborations, a high degree of creativity, and unexpected innovation. PIFA produces the best art possible to engage the broadest audiences in our community and beyond.

For 2015, we have posed a series of thematic questions that will encourage artists to consider contemporary issues that affect people in Philadelphia and around the world. This curatorial framework is meant to inspire and push artists to think creatively so that our art takes an active role in civic life. This year we ask - What is our relationship to the material world? How are our things made? Who profits? Is it time for a change?

Visit to read the application and apply. Applications are due January 21, 2014.

Email with questions. Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.

Flying Kite: On the Ground, Four Corners Art Exhibit

Flying Kite On the Ground announces an On the Ground: Four Corners art exhibit with Painted Bride Art Center and Small But Mighty Arts that will feature artists from the neighborhoods we worked with over the past year. These areas include: Mantua, Frankford,Germantown and Camden. 
Exhibition Details
Opening exhibition + receptions: First Fridays - January 3February 7 from 5-7pm
Show Dates: January 3 - February 16
Location: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Submission Deadline: December 9
Submission form + additional details:
Our hope is to bring together artists and residents in these designated neighborhoods to celebrate creativity and innovation, which can serve as a catalyst for business and cultural development throughout our region, especially along its commercial corridors and across its neighborhoods. 


Mt. Airy Art Garage Open Calls for Artists
Show Dates: February 28-April 25, 2014
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites Quilt Artists to submit work for a juried show celebrating the art of the quilt. Quilts fall into many categories, including but not limited to traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts.  Regardless of genre, each quilt is the material and visual expression of the maker’s vision and creativity.  The goal of this show is to celebrate the many forms of the quilt as art.  Whatever your level, you have a story. MAAG is a community based, non-profit member arts center featuring artists from Northwest Philadelphia.  The show is open to members and non-members.

For more information and to submit visit

Applications are due January 4, 2014. Show opens January 16
This show seeks to dispel assumptions about paper art as a medium. Paper is thought to be ephemeral meaning temporary, preliminary, and disposable. We challenge these notions and expect to present an exhibition that establishes paper works’ place in the fine arts. We are seeking works in all media of paper. We encourage submissions of professional quality works of sculpture, collage, book arts, constructions, installations, mobiles, drawing, print making, photography, painting and all experimentation. Open to all artists. 

Call for Artists: InLiquid Benefit 14

InLiquid is once again calling for artwork for our annual Silent Auction & Benefit v.14 this coming February. Deadline is Monday, December 9 to be included in the jurying for the limited edition print, while the final deadline for submissions is Monday, January 13, 2014.

Your artwork and information will be viewable at the auction mini-site on prior to the auction (the web site receives over 55,000 unique visitors per month); you will also receive one complimentary ticket and a half-price ticket for one guest.
• Only One (1) donation per an artist
• 2D work should not exceed 1,200 square inches framed h” x w” (e.g. 40x30 = 1,200)
• Images must be submitted through the online form, by email to, or sent in on a CD
• No work will be accepted as a submission prior to scheduled drop off dates (unless by special arrangement)
 Drop off of work will take place closer to the event. If you have any questions at all about Benefit v.14 or donation procedures, please contact Sara Zimmerman, or 215-235-3405.


Resources and Events
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Hatchfund (formerly USA Projects) is an online fundraising platform dedicated to supporting artists affiliated with CFEVA.

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Creative Capital Free Grant Info Session

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00pm, PhillyCAM 
(699 Ranstead Street, on 7th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets)
Creative Capital's Director of Grants & Services, Lisa Dent, will be present to answer questions about Creative Capital’s grant process and the work we seek to support. The sessions are free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP
Can't attend in person? Check our Info Sessions Calendar for other upcoming sessions and online webinars about our grant. 
Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. In February 2014, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in Film/Video and Visual Arts. In 2015, the grant round will re-open for Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts proposals. For in-depth information on Creative Capital and the artists we support, visit

Mobile Phone Photography Workshop November 23

Stephen Perloff is a noted Philadephia teacher & photography historian, founder and editor of The Photo Review, & editor of The Photograph Collector.
Dan Marcolina is a key leader in the mobile movement and the author of the first book-ebook on the Art of iPhoneography, called "iPhone Obsessed".

Cindy Patrick is one of the most recognized names in iPhoneography, having won some of the highest awards available. Her work appears in print often.

In this 4-hour session learn essential and esoteric mobile photo editing & shooting techniques from 2 of the most recognized names in what's come to be know as iPhoneography. Also get a historical perspective on this evolving movement from one of the most respected photo historians. You will learn how to get the best quality images in and out of your mobile device. You will discover custom “app stacking” formulas that render dynamic image results. Key app techniques covered are Image Perfecting, Painting, Blur, Light, HDR, Grunge style, and Compositing. Learn insider secrets to unlock the best features in each of the 25+ apps covered.
Book Signing and More... Lunch break at noon and meet the speaker and share portfolios and techniques at 2pm to 3pm. Partial proceeds go to The Photo Review a Philadelphia based not-for-profit journal on photography.


Direct Dialogues at CFEVA: Public Speaking for Artists

Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 South 18th Street, Suite 3A,  Philadelphia, PA 19103
Speaker: Tom Wright, Director of Public Speaking, Temple University
Whether you are presenting an artist talk to a small group or a lecture to a packed auditorium, public speaking can be a daunting experience. Join us to discuss the basics of public speaking and learn tips that will have you presenting yourself and your artwork like a pro.
All programs begin at 5:30 pm. Each session is $12.00 ($10.00 for CFEVA, POST and InLiquid Artists). Registration is required. Individuals who have not pre-registered are not guaranteed a seat. To reserve a space or to receive more information about The Center for Emerging Visual Artists or Direct Dialogues Lecture Series, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis, by phone (215) 546 - 7775 x 11 or by email

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