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

Launch Of Women’s History Month With “No Longer Anonymous” — A Fiber Exhibition By Women Artists

Opening Reception Friday, March 4 @ 6 pm. Exhibition Continues Until Sunday, May 1.

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In observance of Women’s History Month, the Mt. Airy Art Garage will present “No Longer Anonymous” — a series of exhibitions, panel discussions, writing circles, and a live concert in partnership with the Philadelphia FolkSong Society. The title of our month-long celebration comes from Virgina Woolf’s famous quote — “Throughout history, anonymous was a woman.” We’re here to shout we are “No Longer Anonymous!”

This exhibition, which launches a series of March events, will highlight the work of leading fiber artists including Sara Allen, Natalie Alleyne, Michelle Brown, Magdalena Elias (her work is on the right), Cynthia D. Friedman, Toni Nash, Kathy Robinson, Karoline Wallace, and Carol Wisker. It will run March 4 – May 1 with an opening reception on Friday, March 4th at 6 pm. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

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Quilt by Cynthia D. Friedman

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“Domestic” by Carol Wisker

One thing for sure — this show will highlight some of the best work of women artists city wide. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

More events for International Women’s Day! Just click on each photo below!

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Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art

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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?

 Join us as at our opening reception Friday, Jan. 22 @ 6 pm

as we celebrate 2016 with our community of artists

and a new era for the Mt. Airy Art Garage.

Participating artists include:

Sara Allen, Nathalie Borozny, Josephine Bunnell, Robert Cox, Magdalena Elias, Robert Finch, Rob Foy,

Elizabeth Heller, Daisy Langston Juarez, Lea Koontz, Candace LeClair, Judy Levy, Sol Levy, Lori Anne Miley,

Phoebe Murer, Lee Muslin, Stepanie Nolan, Gloria Rholfs, Barbara Rosin, Caroline Sargent, Ruth Seeley,

Nicki Toizer, Andrew Walker, and Richard Williams.

Now, for just a small sampling…

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(c) Lee Muslin

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(c) Magdalena Elias

 

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(c) Ruth Seeley

 

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(c) Josephine Bunnell

 

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(c) Nicki Toizer

 

 

 

 

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.
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The Holiday Art Markets Are Coming!

Sat./Sun., Dec. 5-6 and Sat./Sun. Dec. 19-20, Noon Till 6 pm. Free Admission.holiday-market_website_banner_v21Two, count them, two fabulous weekends guaranteed to take your breath away and put you headlong into the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. More than 40 artists spread out over two shows with live music, food, and festivities. So now, with less words and more visual delights, we’re going to dazzle you with some of the upcoming work and the fabulous music to put you in the mood. Bring the family. Free admission. You just can’t go wrong.

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(c) Timothy Caison

Now feast your eyes on some of our coming holiday delights!

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Handmade scarves by Roberto Rashid

Artists Include:

Vicki Allen, Kevin Bennett, Denise Benrahu, Coletta Betancourt, Bill Brookover, Sheila and Debbie Brown, Timothy Caison, Jackie Clifton, Nick Corso, Suzanne Durand, David Jablow, Shari Johnson, Aisha Loeks, Michele Foster Lucas, Ian MacFarlane, Lee Muslin, Phoebe Murer, Roberto Rashid, Helene Richardson, Antea Roberts, Kathy Robinson, Edward Sargent, George Silvaney, Patricia Cousins Smith, Amanda Staples, and others.

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Vicki Allen Jewelry

Singer Songwriters Include:

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Photography by Kevin Bennett

David Cantor, Valerie Dupont,  Joe Fanning & Jim Black, Elgie’s Kitchen, Art Miron, Sarah Napolitan, Ron Kravitz & Friends, Rusty & Jan, and others.

So, join us for our last holiday celebration in this location! We plan to make it the best ever!

 

 

 

 

 

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Animal portraits painted by Suzanne Durand

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Graphic Art By David Jablow

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Kathy Robinson Batiks

 

 

 

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours — 15 Artists Shine @ MAAG!

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) is the largest tour of artist studios in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.

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Arleen Olshan’s Studio

The Mt. Airy Art Garage is honored to again be a community sponsor and host 15 artists, including our resident studio artists as well as artists displaced from 915 Spring Garden. Visit artists in their creative workspaces, learn about their techniques, and support their ongoing efforts in their work.

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Jay McClellan’s Studio

Participating artists include Kevin Bennett, Bill Brookover, Elizabeth Castiglione, Shari Johnson, Itzik Lorant, Jay McClellan, Phoebe Murer, Lee Muslin, Arleen Olshan, Kathy Robinson, Mia Rosenthal, Laurel Schwass-Drew, Larry West, Shu Wu, and Stephanie Amma Young. 

Our location will be among the largest concentration of visual artists under one roof. Admission is free and open to the entire family. You won’t want to miss this event.

 

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.

$100.00 Add to cart

We look forward to sharing this special event with you.

 

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