Call for Member Artists & Artists From 915 Spring Garden — POST!

West of Broad, Sat., Oct. 17 & Sun., Oct. 18

POST logo 2015MAAG is the Northwest hub for POST — Philadelphia’s premier festival of visual arts. This is your opportunity to show your work within a well-publicized, citywide arena. Our resident artists will have their studios open in addition to MAAG member artists plus invited artists from 915 Spring Garden (recently closed). Our location 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, textiles, etc.

This is your opportunity to either rent wall space + table for the entire month of October or table only for this weekend event.

Due dates:

Sunday, October 4 – Applications, jpgs, Pay Pal/Checks

Thursday Oct. 8 – Sat., Oct. 10 — MAAG members using Gallery Walls  

Friday, October 16, Noon – 7 pm — set up for POST show, all other artists

The work submitted will be curated and decisions will be made regarding both quality and professionalism. Work not following MAAG Guidelines will not be accepted. Download your guidelines here. All work must be your own original artwork and must reflect the type of work submitted in your application.

Want to pay online? You can do so right now.

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We look forward to sharing this special event with you.


(c) Lee Muslin, above, who will be among the POST artists at MAAG.

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS — Make Art, Grow Food Summer Show

Exhibition Runs June 26 Through September 6

Make Art Grow Food LogoGreat things are growing at the Mt. Airy Art Garage! In celebration of our Mural and Garden Projects we are inviting artists in all disciplines to submit works reflecting our relationship to the natural world. We are excited to see your work in fiber, sculpture, photography, mixed media, drawing, painting, printmaking, etc. (Photography above © Poppy Rae Bass.)

Applications and jpegs to be submitted by 6/17

Jurying and acceptance by 6/18
Notification of accepted pieces 6/18 by email
Delivery of accepted work 6/20-6/21, 12-6 PM
Opening Reception 6/26, 6 – 9 PM

Download your application HERE. 

Download our Gallery Guidelines HERE.


$10 jurying fee for members. Pay directly below.

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$15 jurying fee for nonmembers. Pay directly below.

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Open Call For Artists: Philadelphia Through The Lens

Deadline Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Open Call For Photographers“Philadelphia Through the Lens”

The Mt. Airy Art Garage is calling all photographers to share their vision of Philadelphia including realistic imagery, abstraction, black & white, color, 35mm, digital and all options that the artists’ eye can imagine. Picture the collision of people, landscapes, and architecture that give Philadelphia its unique essence—the hustle and bustle, the tranquility, community, isolation. Capture the heartbeat of this city through the photographers’ eye.


“River Walk” by Michael Albany

MAAG has attracted numerous photographers, and this is our first opportunity to celebrate this art form. Both 2D & 3D are welcome. Maximum size 4′ x 4′, up to two submissions per application.

Participation includes a jurying fee of $10/per piece for MAAG members, $15/per piece for nonmembers. You may submit your fee via check (see application) or you may submit via PayPal below. All submissions are due Sunday, January 4, 2015. We will notify you of acceptance to the show by Wednesday, Jan. 7. Delivery will be January 10/11. The opening reception will be Friday, January 16.

You can download your application here. You may also download submission guidelines for the Mt Airy Art Garage here.

For more information contact us at or call 215.242.5074.

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Open Call for Artists — MAAG Juried Holiday Art Market


Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 6-7 and Sat./Sun. Dec. 20-21. 

It’s getting close to the Holiday Art Market at MAAG. And if you know MAAG, you know we can really host quite a bash at our Annual Holiday Art Market. We’re talking fine art, handcraft, live music, food, and a wonderful time for all.

ArtMarketAll artists are invited to submit your work for sale at our Holiday Shows. There will be two separate shows Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 20-21, 2014, Saturday, noon — 6 pm & Sunday, noon — 5 pm. All work must be your own original work. Anything you submit must reflect what has been juried (no add-ons). You can access MAAG guidelines for submission here.

The cost for each weekend table is $100 for two days.  We are also offering wall space in the gallery (members only). Not a member yet? Now could be a great time to join!

Special for MAAG members only! Now is the time to display a wall in the Solomon Levy Gallery at MAAG. We are offering ½ walls to show and promote your work. Any member artists displaying their work on the walls may also participate at the December 6-7 Art Market show at no additional charge. The artists retain 100% of their sales when selling during the Art Markets.2000-01-01 00.01.52

We’re planning on throwing one heck of a holiday bash! Join us, join the artists, join MAAG.

Download your application here.


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Call For Member Artists: 5th Anniversary Celebration!

Celebration Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Submissions due Sept. 6-7.

Call for Member Artists

Can you believe it? We’re approaching our Fifth Anniversary! We’re going to throw a celebration like no other coupled with a Silent Auction! And it’s your turn to shine. On Sat., September 20, 2014, the Solomon Levy Gallery will highlight both 2- and 3-dimensional work of all disciplines. There will, of course, be live music, dancing, food and beverage. But this year we are introducing something new—our Silent Auction will focus entirely on dining and the arts. That’­s right—original fine art and handcraft, museum and arts organization memberships, tickets to the performing arts, fine arts classes, and more. The evening will shine with the diversity of talent at MAAG. All artists that donate to the continued success and growth of MAAG will receive one free ticket to the event.DiamondHead R sara steele

We need your help to make it a success and are asking you for a special piece of your artwork (nothing over $500 in value). We promise to promote you (and you know we’re really good at doing that) and turn this into an opportunity. All member work will be juried by the MAAG Curating Committee.

Here’s what you’ll get: 

  • MAAG publicity. Your artwork will be listed on our website and virtual media.
  • Exhibit in our Gallery. This show will be previewed from September 10 through the evening of September 20. PLUS, extra added bonus! Your work will be viewed at Mt Airy USA’s Sept. 18th Street Celebration where thousands of people are expected to attend to “sip, savor and stroll” the Mt. Airy scene.
  • Display on our Web site. All Silent Auction artwork will be displayed on the MAAG web site along with artist bios and contact information, at no charge.

Artists, here’s what we need from you:

  • One jpeg of your work, 300 dpi. Please send to
  • No more than 250 words telling your story for the website.
  • One page bio that we will share with the patron purchasing your work.
  • Delivery of work is Sat., Sept. 6 from noon – 6 pm and Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon – 5 pm.

For more information on donating artwork, services or classes, contact or call 267.240.3302.

Painting above, top right, (c) Sara Steele.


Call For Member Artists: Summer Salon Show July 18 – Aug. 31



This is your opportunity to have gallery wall space, floor to ceiling, a salon style exhibit of your work (2-D works only or works that hang on walls). You can fill your wall with as many pieces as possible. As we sell pieces off the wall, you have the opportunity to rotate in more work. The walls vary in size from 6 – 12 feet horizontally with heights up to 12 feet. The rent is $100 per wall space (payment accepted via PayPal below).

Applications are available HERE. Gallery requirements for submission HERE. Once we receive payment along with your full application, you may select your wall (first come, first served basis).

Please send jpg selections of your work (300 dpi), along with your application and bio, to These may be used for promotional material for the show. Deadline is June 22.

Delivery and hanging of the show    

Sat. June 28, Noon – 6 PM

Sun., June 29, Noon – 5 PM

***Gallery will be closed July 1-15, 2014***

Show Opens  Friday, July 18, 6 – 9 PM

Closing Reception  Friday, August 29, 6 – 9 PM

Takedown of show  Wed., September 3, Noon – 7 PM


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CALL FOR ARTISTS! Summer Show Off At The Mt. Airy Art Garage

ss_call4artists649x1000Summer Show Off Exhibition @ MAAG, June 6–27, 2014

Deadline May 29

The second annual MAAG Summer Show Off exhibition will open in the Solomon Levy Gallery on June 6, 2014. We know you have worked all winter in your studios (the weather was SO bad you had nothing else to do), and now is the time to bring out your best work and show off your efforts. This is a member only group show. The media is not restricted. This is your opportunity to exhibit drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, collage and/or mixed media (nothing larger than 4’ x 4’). 

Please send your application form, your entry fee (payable by PayPal below or by check) and the images of the pieces you are submitting via jpeg at 350 dpi (2100 pixels on the largest side) to Include the Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price with the image submissions. The fee for participating in this exhibition is $10 for each submission with a limit of two submissions. Be advised that submitted images may be used for advertising and marketing if the work is accepted. 

We will notify you if your work has been accepted. Drop off of your work is May 31 from 12–6 PM and June 1 from 12–5 PM. This is a curated show, and you must be a member to submit.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All 2 dimensional works of art must be suitably framed and ready for hanging and installation. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. All works on paper or photographs must be behind glass or Plexiglas. No clip frames will be accepted.
  • There are a very limited number of pedestals for 3 dimensional work. Please inquire during drop off of work or call ahead to make additional arrangements.
  • All art works must have an identification label attached with artist name, address, telephone number and current email address. 
  • Payment is required at the time you drop off your art work.
  • All work must be for sale. MAAG will receive a 30% commission on all work sold in the gallery.
  • If the art work is shipped to or from MAAG, the artist is responsible for all packing, shipping and insurance costs. The artist is responsible for settling all claims with the carrier.

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.

All accepted work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

You can download your application HERE and mail it, along with your check, to MAAG. Or call 215-242-5074.

You can pay via Paypal directly but don’t forget to send us your application. 

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You can also pick up an application at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mt. Airy Avenue, during our regular hours Wed. & Friday, noon till 7 pm, Thurs. & Sat., noon till 6 pm, and Sunday, noon till 5 pm.

Art of the Quilt, Call for Artists…Deadline Jan. 31

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Show Dates: February 28-April 25, 2014
Submission Deadline: January 31, 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.  

Download both the Entry Requirements and Artist Entry Form below. You can also submit your jurying fee with PayPal (bottom of the page) or mail your check with your application.

For more information, visit or call 215.242.5074. 

Entry Requirements

Artists Entry Form



MAAG Quilt Show Fees

Call for Artists…Assemblage: Paper Works

Funky February Weekend photos by Alix 062This 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.  

Funky February Weekend photos by Alix 061

Photo by Alix Passage

Applications are due January 4, 2014. Show opens January 16. Find out more about gallery guidelines here. Download your application here. 


Open Call: Applications for MAAGs Juried Holiday Shows in Nov./Dec.

 Original Fine Art and Handcraft Show

There’s Still Room In This Juried Holiday Show

Open to All Artists


Our gallery is filling up for both the November and December shows. Live music will abound (artists + music = party!). The word is out… MAAG is THE place for Thanksgivukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa gifts, especially when the work is Northwest artists. And there’s still room for you.


Brown Family Jewelry Designs

All artists are invited to submit your work for sale at our Holiday Shows. All work must by your own original work. Shows will be held Nov. 16 & 17 (for Thanksgivukah) and Dec. 14 & 15 (for Kwanzaa/Holidays). The cost for each weekend table is $100 for two days.  We are also offering wall space in the gallery (members only). Not a member yet? Now could be a great time to join!


Karen Singer Tilework

 Special for MAAG members only! Have you been hoping to display a wall or a case of your work in the Solomon Levy Gallery at MAAG? This season is your time!

We are offering ½ walls and cases for up to 10 more artists to show and promote your work. There will be a 30% commission for work sold during regular Gallery hours each month. Any member artists displaying their work on the walls (tall cases do not apply) may also participate at that month’s art market at no additional charge. The artists retain 100% of their sales when selling during the art markets.

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Claudia McGill clay, collage, and painting

We’re planning on throwing one heck of a holiday bash! Join us, join the artists, join MAAG.

Download your application here.