Drawing from Live Models

April 28 – May 31, 2024

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to submit artwork for this year’s “Drawing from Live Models” exhibition. This is a juried exhibition held in partnership with MAAG’s Figure Drawing Group. We invite artists from across the Philadelphia region, whether enrolled in figure drawing classes or participating in a figure drawing group, to submit artwork that conveys their unique vision when inspired by the human form drawn from a live model.

Drawings in a variety of mediums, styles, and execution will be accepted. Sculpture is also welcome. Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces of art to be on display and for sale in this exhibition. All 2-D work should be framed with wire hangers and ready to properly display. Artists submitting 3-D work may need to provide their own pedestals. The exhibition runs April 28 – May 31, 2024, in MAAG’s Gallery at 7054 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

MAAG members: $20/image
MAAG Figure Drawing Group: $20/image
non-members: $25/image

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 11:59 PM

Submission Guidelines

MAAG welcomes all artists, from emerging to professional. We also strive for excellence and professionalism in presenting artwork; therefore, all work must be professionally presented and properly finished.

  • All works of art must reflect the theme of the show and be the work that was submitted to the jury.
  • All works of art must be original, done by the artist, and ready to properly present. All 2-D art must be framed with wire hangers.
  • Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces of art, not to exceed 4 ft. x 4 ft.
  • It is recommended that the artist be present at art receptions.
  • All work must be for sale. The commission on work sold during the event is 35%.
  • MAAG does have insurance on exhibited works, which covers the costs of the materials only. All work is insured only for the duration of the show. Any pieces not picked up after the due dates are not insured.

To submit, fill out the form to the left
OR send the following to exhibits@mtairyartgarage.org (all items can also be sent via snail mail or hand-delivered):

  • MAAG’s Submission Form (download here)
  • Up to 3 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 per piece submitted: $20/MAAG members, $20/MAAG Figure Drawing Group, $25/non-members, which can be sent via PayPal, snail mail or hand delivered.
  • Artist Statement/Bio describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 11:59 PM
  • Notice of Acceptance sent on or near Friday, April 5
  • Artwork Delivery Dates: April 19-21 (Fri.-Sat. noon-6 PM, Sun. noon-5 PM)
  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 5-7 PM
  • Artist Pick-Up: June 1-2 (Sat. noon-6 PM, Sun. noon-5 PM).

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.

Mt. Airy Art Garage is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.