MAAG Silent Auction Is Ready & Waiting For You!

diptych by Sara Steele

(c) Sara Steele

Our 4th Annual Silent Auction is almost here. That’s right… Sat., September 21, 6 pm at 11 West Mt Airy Ave. And here’s what you’ll need to bring:

Your love for original fine art and handcraft!

50 local MAAG member artists have donated their work to support the Mt. Airy Art Garage. Feast your eyes on just some of the work you’ll have a chance to bid on… HERE.

Your love for the arts!

Museum memberships, musical instruments and recordings, art classes by reknowned local artists…all for a good cause.

Your love for a great meal at your favorite restaurant!

Yes, it’s true. Gift certificates galore!

Your love for live music and the performing arts!

bowl by Jeff Kohr

bowl by Jeff Kohr

Live music featuring Andy Trackman on piano with Gaille Hunter on vocals. Then we’re going to change it up with some klezmer by Objective Perspectives and friends. Get ready to kick it!

Quilt by Christiane Meunier

Quilt by Christiane Meunier

Your love for good food and drink!

With food ranging from Herschel’s East Side Deli to local specialties, cakes, delights and drinks…you’ll be feasting.

Your love for community, the arts,  and supporting MAAG.

 What better than an evening of art and  music combined with camaraderie, good food and drink, and community…all for a good cause.

Tickets $30 if you buy now. $35 at the door. 


4th Annual Silent Auction



Buy your tickets now. It’s going to be quite an event!

 

With special thanks to our community sponsor:

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4th Annual MAAGart Silent Auction!

Photography by Ellie Seif

(c) Ellie Seif

Mark your calendars for the Mt. Airy Art Garage’s 4th Annual Silent Auction. Back and better than ever, we’re going to immerse ourselves in an evening filled with music and art on Saturday, September 21st from 6-10 pm at 11 W. Mt. Airy Avenue.

This year’s Silent Auction will showcase the diversity of MAAG member talent from visual to performing arts. The Solomon Levy Gallery will highlight both 2 and 3-dimensional work including painting, photography, sculpture, mosaic, encaustic, clay, jewelry, fiber, woodwork, found objects, and more. Live music will feature MAAG member musicians Andy Trackman, Dave Kutzik, and a host of other performers bringing both jazz and maybe even some klezmer to the evening!

In addition to an array of artwork, the Silent Auction will also feature gift certificates as well as services and classes by artists, experts in their disciplines. Each year, the auction expands its array of fine art and handcrafts and attracts an even more incredible crowd of artists and art-lovers. This year’s no exception. 

Before the Auction begins, you are all are welcome and encouraged to preview the artwork. While you “Sip, Savor, and Stroll” at the Street Fare,  Thursday, September 19th from 6-10 pm, be sure to stop by MAAG for a special, free sneak peek!

Clay Figurines

Claudia McGill Clay Figurines

So, join MAAG on Saturday, September 21st, for a most fabulous evening of friends, fun, and incredible visual and performing art. Plus, with live music as well as catered food and drink from local and citywide restaurants, who can resist art for such a good cause?

2013 has been a banner year for the Mt. Airy Art Garage. 2014 boasts even more amazing things to come—a city-wide Quilt Show, a Film Series featuring local filmmakers, ongoing exhibitions, live music, and much more. And it’s your support that makes MAAG a showcase for the arts in Northwest Philadelphia and keeps us going. All proceeds from this very special event will benefit the Mt. Airy Art Garage.

Recycled necklace by Ellen Benson

Recycled necklace by Ellen Benson

Silent Auction tickets are $30 in advance (buy now and save) and $35 at the door.

For more information, call 215.242.5074 or buy your tickets now.

painting by Doris Grey

(c) Doris Grey


Call For Artists! Time To Shine!

Michael Albany Photography

Pamela & Rufus – Michael Albany Photography

On September 21, 2013, the Solomon Levy Gallery will highlight both 2- and 3-dimensional work– your work! There’ll be live jazz featuring MAAG member artists playing jazz and even some klezmer. It’s going to be quite a night! It’s the  MAAG 4th Annual Silent Auction – an evening that will shine with the diversity of MAAG member talent!

We need your help to make it a success and are asking you, MAAG member artists, for a special piece of your artwork. (MAAG art lovers read on.) We promise to promote you (and you know we’re really good at that), appreciate your work, and turn this into an opportunity. All member work will be juried. We also welcome a donation of your talent – services or classes you may offer.

Here’s what you’ll get: 

  • MAAG publicity. YOUR artwork may be used in both MAAG printed and digital media. So please send a jpeg of the work you are donating (1,000 pixels on the longest side).
  • Display on our Web site. All Silent Auction artwork will be displayed on the MAAG web site (you must submit your jpeg) along with artist statements (please send no more than 250 words, feel free to add your contact information).
  • Exhibit in our Gallery. Please send us a one page bio that we may share with our art lovers. In addition to the September 21 event, your work will be previewed in our Gallery during Mt. Airy USA’s Street Fare, which is expected to be attended by thousands people who come to “sip, savor and stroll” the Mt. Airy scene.

Artists, here’s what we need from you (no later than Sept. 7):

  • One jpeg of your work sent to daisy.MAAG@gmail.com. 
  • No more than 250 words telling your story for our website to daisy.MAAG@gmail.com
  • One page bio that we’ll share with the patron purchasing your work to daisy.MAAG@gmail.com
  • Drop off  your work Sat., Sept. 7 from noon till 6 pm or  Sun., Sept 8, from noon till 5 pm at MAAG.

Supporters/Family Members/Art Lovers:

  1. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS right now and for the evening event! Please contact daisy.MAAG@gmail.com or 215-242-5074 to see how you can be a part of this stellar event.
  2. Help us to bring in donations. Ask the businesses you patronize to consider donating a gift certificate of their services.

All proceeds from this evening will go to supporting MAAG programs. 2013 has been a banner year for the Mt. Airy Art Garage, and 2014 boasts even more amazing things to come — a city-wide Quilt Show, a Film Series featuring local filmmakers, ongoing exhibitions, live music, community partnerships and much more. And it’s your support that makes MAAG a showcase for the arts in Northwest Philadelphia.

SO, pick something wonderful that you have created. It’s going to represent you to a whole lot of Philadelphia. Both 2 and 3D work, fine art and handcrafts are welcome. Please be aware most patrons spend no more than $300 for artwork at these events.

For more information on donating artwork, services or classes, contact Daisy.MAAG@gmail.com or 215-242-5074. DEADLINE is September 7. 

 

 

Citywide Selection of Artists in “Summer Show Off” Exhibit

(c) Daisy Juarez

(c) Daisy Juarez

Are you looking for a way to beat the heat this season? If so, MAAG has the perfect solution to overcome those dog days of summer: A trip to our air-conditioned gallery to view our city-wide selection of artists in our new “Summer Show Off” exhibit. 

As MAAG’s first open-community exhibition, “Summer Show Off” will feature both member and non-member work in an incredible breadth of mediums, ranging from painting, photography, sculpture, mosaic, encaustic, clay, jewelry, fiber, wood, found objects, and more.

So, don’t spend those summer days sweltering. Instead, come to MAAG and indulge your creativity! What do you have to lose except boredom?

(c) Nicki Toizer

(c) Nicki Toizer

MAAG’s “Summer Show Off” opens on Friday, June 28th with an opening potluck reception from 6-8 pm and continues until Friday, August 30th, with a closing reception. Regular hours are: Thursday-Saturday, Noon-6 pm and Sunday, Noon-5 pm. 

For further information, visit www.mtairyartgarage.org or call 215.242.5074. 

(c) Patricia Smith

(c) Patricia Smith

But to satiate your appetite now, just check out some of the work that’s been pouring in…

painting by Elizabeth Castiglione

(c) Elizabeth Castiglione

 

Summer Show Off! Open Call To ALL Artists!

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The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is opening up our Solomon Levy Gallery to all artists throughout the Philadelphia area for our Summer Show Off.  And we want to feature your work—whether you’re a MAAG member or not. We’ve had so many artists asking to show in our gallery…this is your opportunity to be seen. 

All media will be considered, both 2 and 3 Dimensional—no larger than 4’ x 4’.

Submissions will be accepted on Saturday, June 15, from 12 – 6 PM, and Sunday, June 16, from 12 – 5 PM. All work will be juried. We also ask that you submit jpegs of  your work to linda@mtairyartgarage.org (up to two submissions per artist).  If you are accepted, we will use them for MAAG marketing purposes.  The Summer Show Off will open on June 28 and close Sept. 6.

You can download your application HERE or call 215-242-5074. You can also pick up an application at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mt. Airy Avenue, during our regular hours Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 6 PM and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM.

Join us for a hot summer of great art as we celebrate our Summer Show Off!

 

Celebrate Earth Day Through The Artist’s Eye

EllenMarcus_planet_cornSMApril and May, what better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a new exhibition and a plein air (outdoor) painting workshop in May. Feast your eyes on a wealth of work from local artists expressing their vision through sculpture, painting, found objects, works on paper, and sustainable art. Work by both professional and emerging artists including Sara Steele, Robert and Sue Finch, Ellen Benson,  Michael Albany, Ellen Marcus, Melissa Hamilton, Daisy Juarez, Barb Danin, and a host of others.

Images celebrating the beauty and serenity of undisturbed nature. Landscapes with and without human influence. The delicate balance of humanity and the environment.

Whiting Community Church by Michael Albany

Whiting Community Church by Michael Albany

We will also be celebrating Spring with a plein air outdoor painting workshop on Saturday, May 25 at 10 am @ MAAG. Find out more and enroll online HERE!

Opening reception Friday, April 26, 7 pm.

Closing Reception  Friday, May 31, 7 pm.  We will also be holding an exhibition for the MAAG Rain Barrel Project-an evening you won’t want to miss! Join local area participating  schools and elder communities , ages 10-85, us as we celebrate art, sustainability, and community.

Gallery Hours: Thursday- Saturday, noon till 6 pm and Sunday, noon till 5 pm.

 

Tod by Sara Steele

Tod by Sara Steele

Call For Artists: In Celebration Of Earth Day

 

Photo by Kevin Bennett

Photo by Kevin Bennett

This show is a celebration of the earth through the artist’s eye.  Works can reflect the beauty of undisturbed nature, landscapes with and without human influence, cityscapes, the negative impact of humans on the earth, and works with animal subjects.

We are interested in works that speak to concerns of sustainability, global warming, and the balancing of human impact on the ecological environment.

Dates of show: Opening Reception, Finally Friday, April 26, 6-9 PM. Exhibitions runs until May 31. Download artists’ application HERE. Deadline for applications has been extended to April 1. 



 

Artist in Residence Studios Available May 1 @ MAAG

DSCN2054_1714Studio #5 will be available May 1. It’s got 2 massive windows that let the light pour into 300 sq. ft of heaven.  Recently built, this is our largest studio.  We’ve got heat, AC, and 2 handicapped accessible bathrooms.$575/mo., year’s lease, and you are permitted to share the space with another artist.

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Studio #4 will be available June 1. 150 sq. ft., $300/mo. Both of these studios rent to MAAG members only, so if you’re not a member, now’s a good time to join.

Download your application HERE or call 215.242.5074 to find out more. Having a studio outside your home is truly a wonder.

 

Opening Exhibition: Faces, Families, and Relationships — A Legacy of Diversity and Harmony

 

Copyright Doris Grey

Copyright Doris Grey

The Northwest section of Philadelphia is notorious for being diverse in all facets of family & community life: young, old, single, coupled, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Asian, LGBTQ, heterosexual, single parent homes, dual parent homes, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Quaker, Buddhist, and so many more categories. But always creative and an exciting place to live!

Share family faces and neighborhood relationships as seen through the eyes of MAAG member artists in various media. Join us.

Copyright Christiane Meunier

Copyright Christiane Meunier

 

Opening reception Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm. Closing reception Friday, March 29 at 7 pm. Gallery hours Thursday through Sat., noon till 6 pm and Sunday, noon till 5 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Call For Member Artists—Opening Exhibition For “Faces, Families, And Relationships In Our Communities”

Copyright Christiane Meunier

Copyright Christiane Meunier

CALL FOR MEMBER ARTISTS

The Mt. Airy Art Garage welcomes all our member artists to submit your work to the first show of the 2013 season titled:

The Faces/Families/Relationships of Our Neighborhoods:

A Legacy of Diversity and Harmony

 The Northwest section of Philadelphia is notorious for being diverse in all facets of family & community life: young, old, single, coupled, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Asian, LGBTQ, heterosexual, single parent homes, dual parent homes, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Quaker, Buddhist, and so many more categories, but always creative and an exciting place to live.

We encourage submissions that describe: 

  1. Who is your family?
  2. Show us the faces of your family.
  3. How does your family relate?

What to Submit:

  • All mediums will be accepted.
  • Submit up to 2 pieces per artist.
  • Fee $5 per submission per piece.

All work must be delivered on Sat., February 16, Noon to 6 pm or on Sun., February 17,  Noon to 5 pm.

To submit your application, click here.