Open Call for Artists: Speaking Our Truth

Mt. Airy Art Garage, in partnership with The Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, is having an Open Call for Artists

February 14 – March 8, 2020

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 26, 2020.

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to submit for “Speaking Our Truth,” happening from February 14 – March 8, 2020 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre at 480 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA., 19146.

Speaking Our Truth is the second of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company this season in conjunction with their production of Everything is Wonderful. We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. The themes for this exhibit include overcoming tragedy, finding the strength to move on with our lives, the power of reconciliation, and surrendering to forgiveness. Themes for submitting artists to ask: How do we live with disillusionment and anger? Do we truly forgive? Can we resolve past pain, hurt, and issues of abandonment?

Everything is Wonderful by Chelsea Marcantel is the story of an Amish couple that exhibits an act of unfathomable forgiveness after their two sons are killed in a car accident. It speaks of the traditions of Amish life and the very defined roles of women and men within the family and the community. As the family struggles to cling to their way of life, they are forced to find a way forward inside their insular community, practicing mercy and forgiveness to heal the wounds of the past.

Submission forms can be downloaded by clicking here. (PDF)


To apply, send the following (All items can be sent via snail mail as well):

  • MAAG’s Submission Form
  • Up to 2 JPG images (300 dpi) of your work. Be advised that submitted images may be used by MAAG for advertising and marketing if the work is accepted
  • Entry Fee ($20/members, $25/non-members per image), which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, January 26, 11:59 PM  (Notification of Acceptance: Friday, January 31)
  • Delivery Dates: February 5 – February 8 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 6622 Germantown Avenue
  • Artist Pick-Up: March 11 – 15 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 6622 Germantown Avenue

MAAG assumes no liability for any damage that may occur during the exhibit and is not responsible for any artwork left past the pickup date.