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

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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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