Mt. Airy Art Garage’s Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery

Looking for a unique gift or a one-of-a-kind treasure?  The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is proud to offer original, handcrafted merchandise created by over 30 local artists.  Drop in and browse our shelves and bins filled with a variety of art and fine crafts. The selection includes photography, art cards, books, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wearable and fiber art, woodwork, and more. Also available is MAAG paraphernalia – t-shirts, buttons, cards, etc. 

Solomon Levy Gallery:

When you visit, be sure to look up and check out MAAG’s revolving exhibition walls of original paintings and prints, which serve as a temporary venue for the Solomon Levy Gallery.  Till we move into our new home on Germantown Avenue, not far from our current address, these walls will perpetuate MAAG’s mission of offering artists communal space for creative expression.

Proceeds from the Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery help support MAAG programs and activities; so please drop in and browse. After all, supporting local artists in your community surely beats going to the mall!

MAAG Gift Certificates: Gift Certificates for $10, $25, $50 and $100 may be purchased in the Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery. They may be used to purchase items in the Gallery, MAAG membership, and event entry fees.

Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery

6622 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, Noon to 6 pm. Sundays by appointment.

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Artists and Artisans: Mt. Airy Art Garage invites MAAG member artists and artisans to submit applications for consigning unique handmade articles for sale at a variety of price points. Space is limited, so inventory is always changing to keep the shop’s displays fresh.

If you are interested in having your work considered for MAAG’s Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery, send a message to info@mtairyartgarage.org. Mt. Airy Art Garage will not share your personal information with any third party. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

MAAG & Philadelphia Theatre Company Partner For “Having Our Say”

“Having Our Say” — Art That Speaks to Empowerment

Opening Reception, Saturday, Feb. 4, 4-8 pm, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad St.

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) opens 2017 with a special popup exhibition in partnership with Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of Having Our Say. The exhibition will run January 27th to February 19th, with a Community Open House/Exhibition Opening on Saturday, February 4th from 4 pm to 8 pm, located at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 South Broad St.)

Resilience by Tim Gibbon

Having Our Say tells the inspiring story of the Delany sisters, African-American women who were both civil rights activists and pioneers in the fight for equality in this country. Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem’s Golden Age and 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. Based on the award winning book, the Delany sisters’ extraordinary stories of racial injustice and personal strife, and eventual success, is as poignant today as ever.

Women’s Liberation, Jen Hemenway

Photo by Melvin Chappell

Comfort by Carol Wisker

This Mt. Airy Art Garage special exhibition seeks to further highlight empowerment through the collective experience of overcoming obstacles and barriers. Featuring works by local artists including Frank Burd, Melvin Chappell, Lucretia Coleman, Rob Cox, Tim Gibbon, Jennifer Hemenway, Ruth Joray, Daisy Langston Juarez, Arleen Olshan, Kathy Robinson, Gloria Rohlfs, Ellie Seif, Patricia Cousins Smith, and Carol Wisker, this exhibition provides a fine art platform focusing on themes of pride and empowerment even in tough times.

Through community partnerships and exhibitions such as the Having Our Say, the Mt. Airy Art Garage continues its mission to provide a communal space for creativity, collaboration, and self-actualization, while utilizing creative expression as an instrument for social change. Now more than ever, MAAG invites the community to have its say, visit the exhibition, and see this tremendous production.

Citizens by Daisy Langston Juarez

For more information visit our handcraft gift shop at 6622 Germantown Ave. or mtairyartgarage.org or call 215.242.5074. #MAAGPopsUp.

Photo by Ellie Self

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

$200.00 Add to cart

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! A Celebration Of MAAG Member Artists & A New Era!

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

Exhibition runs July 1 – August 21. Free admission.

 

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Gaga Fish by Ellen Marcus

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(c) Kathy Robinson

We’ve turned lemons into lemonade! An owner’s notice to vacate from a property we built with community support, has turned what could have been our final dirge into a celebration of our future.

It’s our last exhibition in this current location, and the artwork is pouring into the gallery — photography, painting, drawing, watercolor, fiber & textile, sculpture, you name it! It’s our way of toasting all of the wonderful artists who have made MAAG what it is today and what it will become tomorrow. Our intention is to fill all of MAAG, (yes all of it!) with glorious artwork as we prepare ourselves for popups and our new retail space at 6622 Germantown Ave.

The list of participating artists keeps growing — sculpture, pottery, fiber, painting, watercolors, photography, collage, and more. Artists include:

Sara Allen, Sherman Aronson, Kevin Bennett, Denise Benrahou, Ellen Benson, Nathalie Borozny, Bill Brookover, Frank Burd, Nick Corso, Rob Cox, Kenneth Crimaldi, Taddy Dawson, Evvy Edinburg, Robert Finch, Carlos Gil, Lisa Haun, Shari Johnson, Daisy Langston Juarez, Judith Levy, Sol Levy, Donald Leong, Ellen Marcus, Katherine Moore, Phoebe Murer, Lee Muslin, Arleen Olshan, Emma Olshan, Kathy Robinson, Gloria Rohlfs, Edward Sargent, Ruth Seeley, Ellie Seif, Patricia Cousins Smith, Vita Tew, Nicki Toizer, Andrew Walker, Karoline Wallace, Lawrence West, Janine Zaikowski, Michael Zaikowski, and others.

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Bridge Tower, ink, by Sherman Aronson

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Textiles by Evvy Edinburg

Join us, celebrate with us. Immerse yourself in the most glorious art. This is a show you won’t want to miss. 

 

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Awaiting by Carlos Gil

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(c) Ellie Seif

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Hawks head Show, watercolor by Ruth Seeley

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Canyon, oil, by Emma Olshan

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Photography by Kevin Bennett

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Abstraction by Vita Tew

 

 

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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“Community Portrait” — A Photo Journey Through Our Community

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

Exhibition Runs May 11 through June 12, 2016

The Mt. Airy Art Garage is celebrating the wonders and diversity of our Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods from Chestnut Hill, to Mt. Airy, to Germantown, to Manayunk. Locations are sure to look familiar, as will families and children. Some images will entice you to explore the Wissahickon. Some will make you think. But no matter what, we’re confident you’ll appreciate, even more, why you chose to live here.

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Charles Edwards

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Roz Dutton

Both professional and emerging artists (many members of the MAAG Photo Club) will be sharing their photography. Participating artists include Frank Burd, Rob Cox, Kenneth Crimaldi, Rosalind Dutton, Charles Edwards, Elisa Goldman, Solomon Levy, Judith Levy, Jackie McAllister, Arleen Olshan, Ellie Seif, George Silvaney, Nicki Toizer, Andrew Walker, Sheppard Williams, and Mike Zaikowski.

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Mike Zaikowski

Join us at our Opening Reception — it’s free and open to the entire family.

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Ellie Seif

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George Silvaney

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.

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(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

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(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