Open Call For Artists – America Undone

Deadline for Submissions: October 3rd

The Philadelphia Theatre Company, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, in partnership with the Mt. Airy Art Garage Gallery, is now accepting applications to exhibit your work.

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to submit for “America Undone;” two separate gallery opportunities happening this October at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad Street) and the MAAG Gallery (6622 Germantown Avenue). We encourage artists to submit up to two pieces of work to be on display and for sale in these upcoming shows.

America Undone will be the first of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company this year. America Undone will accompany the production of Sweat, which will run October 12 – November 4, 2018. Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor in Reading, PA. However, when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. “One of the hardest jobs anyone can have is the job of being poor,” said Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. “To survive from day to day is an epic struggle to find a way to feed yourself, clothe yourself, put a roof over your head. It is the most Herculean path when you have nothing.”

To apply, send the following to images.maag@gmail.com:

  • MAAG’s Submission Form
  • Up to 2 JPGs image (300 dpi) of the artwork you plan to submit for the MAAG wall
  • Entry Fee
  • Artist Bio/Statement

NOTE: The above items may also be delivered by snail mail.

Due Dates:

  • October 3: MAAG’s Submission form, JPGs and Jury Fee are due.
  • October 5-6: Submissions will be juried.
  • October 6: We will notify you if your work has been accepted
  • October 8: Delivery of art work.
  • October 17th: Opening at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre
  • October 27th: Opening Party at MAAG Gallery
  • November 10th: Pick up all unsold art work (PTC show)
  • November 30th: Pick up unsold art work (MAAG Gallery show)

MAAG assumes no liability for any damage that may occur during the exhibit and is not responsible for any artwork left past the pickup date

You can download your information and forms HERE.

MAAG Members – $15 PER PIECE

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Non-MAAG Members – $20 PER PIECE

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Photo courtesy of Ellie Seif

 

Open Call For Artists – Divided Nation

Deadline for Submissions: September 4th

In the Gallery at 6622 Germantown Avenue

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to express their concerns on the current state of our nation. We encourage artists of all disciplines to submit a work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming show, “Divided Nation.” The exhibit will reflect on our current political and social climate: from voting rights, free press/freedom of speech, racial discrimination, immigration issues, equality, safety for women and all residents of the U.S.

Remember as a non-profit, MAAG cannot endorse or sponsor any political position or party.

To apply, send the following to images.maag@gmail.com:

  • MAAG’s Submission form (page 2)
  • 1 JPG image (300 dpi) of the artwork you plan to submit for the MAAG wall.
  • Entry Fee
  • Artist Bio/Statement

NOTE: The above items may also be delivered by snail mail.

For all spoken word artists and performing artists, if you would like to be a part of this month’s events, please submit tapes of your work for consideration. MAAG would like to have weekly performances during this show.

Due Dates:

  • September 4: MAAG’s Submission form, JPG and Jury Fee are due.
  • September 7: Submissions will be juried. We will notify you if your work has been accepted.
  • September 14 & 15: is delivery of art work.
  • September 22: Opening Party
  • October 19 & 20: Pick up all unsold art work

MAAG assumes no liability for any damage that may occur during the exhibit.
MAAG is not responsible for any artwork left past the pickup date

You can download your information and forms HERE.

MAAG Members – $15

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Non-MAAG Members – $20

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Photo courtesy of Ellie Seif

Call for MAAG Member Artists! Jazz On The Sidewalk Juneteenth Sidewalk Sale!

Call for MAAG Member Artists

Application Deadline — June 14 

June 17: Jazz On The Sidewalk, 12 – 3 pm

Hey all you MAAG member artists. Have you noticed all the commotion going on around our new location? There’s new housing going up, new businesses opening, Holistic Health Fairs, and a whole new attitude. 

So we’re trying something new — a way to get more connected with our local community. We’re going to start up some summertime strolling, buying, eating, and all around appreciating the “South Side” of Mt. Airy! Little Jimmie’s and Malelani are going forces with us to make this an exciting kickoff. High Point is excited too. In fact, all the local businesses are “in,” and we are ready to turn out some art and bring it into the street. The event will be short, fun, and we think a sign of more robust “happenings” to come in the future. So join us, and get in on the ground floor. It’s a new experiment, one we think you’ll want to be part of, with very reasonable member-only exhibition fees.

MAAG will host an outdoor and indoor exhibition during Jazz ON THE Sidewalk, and we invite MAAG members to participate in a Clothesline Outdoor Fine Art and Handcraft Show. Download your application here.

We offer two ways to participate: 

1. Hang your art work on the MAAG wall. Each artist may submit one piece of art no larger than 4’ x 4’. MAAG will take no commission on work sold, so all artists must be present 3 – 6 pm on June 17. Entry fee is $10. 

2. Set up your own table in a maximum space of 4’ x 4’. Each artist/crafter must bring their own table, chairs, supports, etc. MAAG will take no commission on work sold, and participants must remain with their work during the event. Entry fee is $15. 

Download your application here.

Love the idea? You can pay your exhibition fees right now if you choose.

Hang your artwork on the MAAG Wall (1 piece) $10 (plus a $1.50 service charge)

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Set up your own table with your original work $15 (plus a $1.50 service charge)

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Due Dates: 

June 14: MAAG’s Submission form, JPG and Jury Fee are due. 

June 15: Submissions will be juried. We will notify you if your work has been accepted. 

June 17: 12 – 3 pm is delivery and setup, and 3 – 6 pm all artists must be present at the event. 

 

Open Call For Artists — “Having Our Say” Exhibition with Philadelphia Theatre Company

Deadline for submission: Jan. 16, 2017

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Philadelphia Theatre Company during the run of the play “Having Our Say” — a play adapted from the book written by the Delany sisters, African American women who were both civil rights activists and groundbreakers in the fight for equality in this country. Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.

Photography by Ellie Self

We are honored to be curating a special exhibition that will highlight our struggles to overcome barriers. We are soliciting artwork that speaks to struggle, pride in your culture or other cultures, and speaks to people overcoming barriers. All submissions will be juried. Each artist may submit no more than two pieces ($15 per submission), with a total space, per artist, up to 4’ x 4’. No work requiring pedestals can be accepted.

The exhibition will run January 27th to February 19th, with a Community Open House and Exhibition Opening on Saturday, February 4th from 4pm to 8pm.

Photography by Ellie Self

Deadline for submission: Jan. 16, 2017

You can download your information and forms HERE.

 

 

 

 

Open Call For Artists — MAAG Holiday Art Market

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TWO weekends, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3/4 (deadline Nov. 28) and Dec. 17/18 (deadline Dec. 12) from Noon till 6 pm. #MAAGPopsUp at our newest spot at 7301 Germantown Ave., Lutheran Theological Seminary Hagan Center Gym).

It’s our 8th Annual Holiday Market — an even larger location than ever before! We’ve been spreading the word in other publications, online, and on the street! Local fine art and handcraft, your original artwork, will be amidst a celebration for the holidays that neighbors love to attend. We’ve got singer songwriters in the mix, music, food to taste, goodies to sip…it’s a community of holiday fun!

So don’t miss this opportunity to reach an even larger audience. This year, we launch a special student rate (with proof of ID) to give young, emerging artists a venue. Sharing a table with another artist is OK too! Deadlines are fast approaching, and we’d love to have you in the mix.

Want more details? Check them out HERE. Ready to apply? Just download the application HERE.

Ready to pay for your table fee online?

MAAG members pay below. Table fee is for one weekend only. Jury fee does not apply.

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Nonmembers pay below. Fee includes complementary MAAG membership. Jury fee does not apply.

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Special student table rate! $75 per weekend with option to share with other student artist (with proof of ID).

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You can also mail in your check or stop by our gift shop at 6622 Germantown Ave. Any way you do it, you won’t want to miss selling at this well attended and exciting holiday show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Call For Artists — Philadelphia Open Studios Tour

Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hagan Building, Gym, 7301 Germantown Avenue, October 8 – 9, 2016, Saturday/Sunday, Noon Till 6 pm.

Deadline for submission Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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“Merce” by Bill Brookover

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) will again be a key destination point during Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST). As #MAAGPopsUp, we will be hosting you in a location larger than ever before, thanks to our friends at Lutheran Theological Seminary. 

We are welcoming both member and nonmember artists. This is your opportunity to show your work within a well-publicized, citywide arena. Our new pop up location, featuring up to 30 artists, will be among the largest concentration of visual artists under one roof.

All submissions will be considered including: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, collage, found objects, handcrafts, textile, mosaic, furniture, etc.  Space up to 10’ x 10’ will be made available to each applicant. Entry fee for both days is $100 for members/$150 for nonmembers (includes MAAG membership).

Download your application HERE.

Due Dates:

September 27: Submission form, JPGs, Entry Fee, Artist Bio & Statement are due.

October 7: Delivery and setup (Friday 6 – 9 pm)

October 8 – 9: POST weekend (Saturday Noon – 6 pm & Sunday Noon – 6 pm)

NOTE: For the duration of the weekend, all artwork must remain on display, and all artists must be present with their artwork.

We Are MAAG! Call For Member Artists.

Exhibition Dates: July 1 – August 21, 2016

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 22

Our last exhibition in this space as we enter a new era of MAAG in Action!

 

grfx_wearemaagweb“We Are MAAG” is a celebration of all Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) member artists who have supported and made MAAG what we are today. Now that we are moving, come share your artwork once again. Our community/ family has been working, building, dreaming and creating together for seven years. As we plan the new era, let’s pause and celebrate where we are today!

This is a non-juried MAAG members-only exhibition with all mediums and large-size pieces accepted. You may submit up to 4 pieces depending on size. No work may be larger than 6’ x 6’. All work must be for sale. The fee for participating in this exhibition is $10 for each submission.

Exhibition Submission form, JPGs, Jury Fee, Artist Bio and Statement deadline: Wednesday, June 22.

Delivery of artwork: Friday – Sunday, June 24 –26

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 6 –9 pm

Download your Exhibition Submission Form HERE. 

$10 jurying fee ($1.50 service fee per piece) submitted for members.

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VOTE! Art At City Hall — Call For MAAG Member Artists

VOTE — June 13 – July 29

Applications & JPGs Due: Sunday, May 29

Jurying and notification: June 1-2

Delivery Dates to MAAG: June 3-5

$15 Jury Fee, per submission, up to two pieces.

Ellie Seif

(c) Ellie Seif

This summer, the focus is on Philadelphia as the city hosts the Democratic National Convention. The theme of the convention is “Let’s Make History Again.” In 2008, over 131 million Americans voted, the most ever for a presidential election, and the highest rate in 40 years. Can this be surpassed in 2016? 

The City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy has invited the Mt. Airy Art Garage (and other nonprofit arts organizations) to participate in VOTE, a nonpartisan exhibit highlighting cultural organizations from different neighborhoods to create works that encourage voting. City Hall is expecting a flood of visitors from all over the country. This is an opportunity for MAAG member artists to weigh in on why voting in this year’s election is so critical. Not a member yet? This could be a good time to join. 

The Mt. Airy Art Garage will curate a display case where we are asking you to create a work(s) of art that includes the word “VOTE” or speaks why voting is critical to you. The works can be photographic, sculptural, found object mixed media, graphic signage, installation, etc. Your work cannot be supportive or be critical of a specific candidate or party. The content can focus on issues, the arts and/or on voting.

Download your application HERE. 

$15 jurying fee, per piece, for MAAG members. Pay directly below. (Please note that online payment includes a small service fee). 

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“Community Portrait” Photo Exhibition — Call For MAAG and Photo Club Member Artists

Exhibition Runs May 11 through June 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, May 20, 6 – 9 pm

Deadline: April 21, 2016

The Mt. Airy Art Garage is celebrating the wonders and diversity of our Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. Subjects may include portraits, architecture, nature, urban scenes, macro, etc. taken in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Germantown, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and the Wissahickon Creek.

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(c) Ken Crimaldi

Judy Levy

(c) Judy Levy

Applications and jpegs to be submitted by 4/21

Jurying and acceptance — 4/22
Delivery — 5/6-5/8, 12-6 PM
Opening Reception 5/20, 6 – 9 PM

Download your application HERE. 

Download Call for Artists & Gallery Guidelines HERE.

The work submitted will be curated and decisions will be made regarding both quality and professionalism. Therefore, if you plan to present your work in a unique manner, please provide a description of how it will be presented; otherwise, work not following MAAG Guidelines will not be accepted. All work must be your own original artwork and must reflect the type of work submitted in your application.

We look forward to sharing this exhibit with you.

$10 jurying fee per piece submitted for members. Pay directly below.

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$15 jurying fee for nonmembers (members of MAAG Photo Club only). Pay directly below.

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Homepage photo — “When Will We Every Learn?” (c) Ellie Seif

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art — Open Call For Artists

Exhibition Dates: January 22 — February 28, 2016

Opening reception Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Deadline January 11, 2016. 

How do you define celebration in your work? Do you celebrate the earth? Appreciate the human experience? Express the joy of creating? Humor? Inspiration? Excitement? Let’s celebrate 2016 and the new era of the Mt. Airy Art Garage. We have been building community here since 2009 and are excited to announce our continuation into the future.

Applications and jpegs to be submitted by 1/11/16

Jurying and acceptance by 1/11
Notification of accepted pieces 1/15 by email
Delivery of accepted work 1/20 to 1/21, 12 to 6 PM
Opening Reception 1/22, 6 to 9 PM

 

No more applications are being accepted.
Lee Muslin