OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS! First Ever Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival

Saturday, June 23 Festival, Lovett Library Park, 11 am – 5 pm

Early bird application for MAAG member artists — Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Deadline for all applications — Saturday, May 26.

First ever Family Pride event in Mt. Airy that celebrates the diverse, beautiful, and extraordinary LGBTQ families and artists here in Philadelphia.

In celebration of Philadelphia’s 30th Anniversary of Pride, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Philadelphia Family Pride, and the Mt. Airy Art Garage are partnering on the Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival. The event will be held at Lovett Library Park (6945 Germantown Avenue) on Sat. June 23 with a rain date of Sat., June 30, 2018. The event runs from 11 am–5 pm. Admission will be free and open to all ages, families, and community members.

This event will have family-specific entertainment, fine art and handcraft, music, food, and resource tables from a variety of organizations and nonprofits that provide services and support to LGBTQ parents and youth. 

Download the Open Call for Artists here. All artists, both emerging and professional, are invited to apply. Looking for more details on the Art Festival? FAQ: Find answers to important questions here. 

Looking to submit your table fee online?

$75 for MAAG members (plus $3 service charge per transaction)

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$100 for nonmembers (plus $3 service charge per transaction). 

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Community table slots will include LGBTQ organizations providing resources to the community and will be by invitation only. Questions may be sent to Stephanie Haynes at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org

 

Call For Artists Closed! Holiday Art Market Filled Up Faster Than Ever Expected!

We are full! Thanks to all the artists who were as excited about this location we were. Still interested? There is a wait list at info@mtairyartgarage.org. We’ll get back to you should there be an opening. Again, thanks for your support and enthusiasm. This is going to be a GREAT show!

Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday Dec. 17, Sat. Noon till 6 pm, at (drum roll!) 7165 Germantown Ave. (19119). Yes, we’re going to be spreading some serious holiday cheer on the avenue.  Join us as we pop up for the Holidays!

It’s our 9th Annual Holiday Market — with the best pop-up location ever! Local fine art and handcraft, your original artwork, will be right in the thick of a holiday celebration 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 will be popping up right on Germantown Ave. where folks will be peering through the windows just waiting to get in. And we are offering an incredible price for two days that can’t be beat — $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers (with a comp’d MAAG membership)! Sharing a table with another artist is OK too! We’d love to have you in the mix. We are now full, and no longer taking applications. Should you want to be on our wait list, please contact us at info@mtairyartgarage.org.

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!

 

 

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