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Call for Artists: Lifeblood

Lifeblood

MAAG’s Annual Member Show

February 6 – March 18, 2022

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites all member artists to submit their art for “Lifeblood”, happening from February 6 – March 18, 2022 at the MAAG Gallery located at 7054 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Lifeblood at MAAG will be our first gallery show of the new year. We are welcoming in 2022 by showing love and appreciation to our member artists. Thank you to our members who participated in our Gallery Shows, MAAG Rocks Art, The Holiday Art Markets, and to all those members who have supported us through the years. MAAG has remained strong and more committed than ever to fulfill our mission: To foster civic engagement and community revitalization through the arts.

We chose the title Lifeblood for this show since it strongly represents what our members mean to the MAAG organization. Lifeblood is “the indispensable factor or influence that gives something its strength and vitality.” Help us celebrate our growth and accomplishments by participating in this year’s member show.

Lifeblood will include all mediums including handcrafts and fine art, both two dimensional works and sculpture, extending our Gift Shop into the Gallery. There is no charge to submit to this Members Only Show. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of art no larger than 4′ X 4′ to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. All work must be framed and ready to hang. If you are submitting sculpture you will need to provide your own pedestal.

Download a Submission Form Here

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com 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.
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist.

All emails should have the subject line: “Lifeblood – [Artists Name]”.

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, January 21, 2022, 11:59 PM  
  • Final Notification of Acceptance: Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Delivery Dates: January 28 – 30, 2022 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.
  • Artist Pick-Up: March 19 – 20, 2022 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.

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.

Call for Artists: 12th Annual Holiday Art Market

The Mt. Airy Art Garage’s 12th Annual Holiday Art Market

Taking Place Over 5 Consecutive Weekends: November 20 – 21, November 27 – 28, December 4 – 5, December 11 – 12, December 18 – 19

It’s getting close to the Holiday Art Market — A Juried Holiday Display of Original Fine Art and Crafts. This is our 12th Annual Holiday Art Market, and we intend to celebrate it with fine art, handcrafts, music, food, and a wonderful time for all.

This year we’re doing something different: We’re expanding to 5 exciting weekends during the Holiday Season! Starting November 20th and running through December 19th, artists will have the chance to sell their work for as many days and weekends as they want. Artists have the choice to sell for only one weekend or during the entire event, and artists must remove their displays after Sunday.

All artists are invited to submit their work for sale at our Holiday Art Market during the weekends of November 20 – 21, November 27 – 28, December 4 – 5, December 11 – 12, and December 18 – 19. 

The event will run on Saturdays from 11 AM – 6 PM and Sundays from 11 AM – 5 PM, with setup on Fridays from 6 PM – 9 PM. All work must be your own original work. Anything you submit must reflect what has been juried (no add-ons). The cost for the weekend is $100/members and $150/non-members for two days, and all exhibitors receive a space up to 10’ x 10’. All current members will have first priority in the jurying process. All artists retain 100% of their sales when selling during the Art Market. Any non-member who participates will have a MAAG Membership included at no extra cost. NOTE: For the duration of the weekend, all artwork must remain on display and all artists must be present with their artwork.

 

Download a Submission Form Here

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com the following (All items can be sent via snail mail as well):

  • MAAG’s Submission Form (or the online application)
  • Up to 3 JPG images (300 dpi) of the type of work you plan to sell. Be advised that submitted images may be used by MAAG for advertising and marketing if the work is accepted.
  • Entry Fee ($100/members, $150/non-members) which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio – A one-paragraph description about the artist written in the 3rd Person

All emails should have the subject line: “12th Annual Holiday Art Market – [Artists Name]”.

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Monday, November 1st, 11:59 PM  (Notification of Acceptance: Friday, November 5)
  • Delivery and Setup: The Friday of the weekend(s) you chose
  • Holiday Art Market: Saturday’s from 11 AM – 6 PM – Sunday’s from 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Breakdown: Sunday 5 – 6 PM at the end of the weekend(s) you chose; if exhibiting non-consecutive weekends, then you need to break down in between

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.

Call for Artists: Horror Business

Mt. Airy Art Garage is having a Call for Artists

October 15 – November 14, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, September 17, 11:59 PM

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites all artists to submit their art for “Horror Business”, happening from October 15 – November 14, 2021, at the MAAG Gallery located at 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Horror Business is an art show relishing macabre and horror-themed artwork. We’re looking for artists to submit artwork that displays their viewpoints of some of the darker sides of life. From a Lovecraftian horror lurking deep in the depths of the ocean or the mind, a Memento-Mori of the passing of life, demons and monsters brought to life, to a light-hearted take on Frankenstein and Dracula, we want to see your creations.

We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. All mediums are welcome for consideration.

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

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com 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
  • $20 Fee per entry, $25 for Non-MAAG Members, which can be sent via PayPal.
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, September 17, 11:59 PM 
  • Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, September 22
  • Delivery Dates: October 8 – 10 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.
  • Artist Pick-Up: November 17 – 18 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

September 10 – October 3, 2021

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites all artists to submit their art for “The Art of Photography”, happening from September 10 – October 3, 2021, at the MAAG Gallery located at 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Ever since the mid-1800’s, photography has garnered the attention and captivated the imagination of the world. For the first time in human history, actual images of people, places, and more could be replicated with 100% accuracy. This led to countless artists taking up the medium, showing us the world in new and fascinating ways, through their respective lenses. With The Art of Photography, we invite photographers of all stripes to submit their artwork to be displayed in the MAAG Gallery. Any and all subject matter will be considered.

We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of photography to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. All work must be framed and ready to hang.

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

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com 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
  • $20 Fee per entry, $25 for Non-MAAG Members, which can be sent via PayPal.
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 20, 11:59 PM
  • Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, August 25
  • Delivery Dates: September 8 – 9 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.
  • Artist Pick-Up: October 6 – 7 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.

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.

 

Call For Artists: MAAG Rocks Art! 2021

MAAG ROCKS ART!

An Arts Festival in Mt. Airy

Saturday, September 18, 2021 11 AM – 5 PM

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to submit to “MAAG Rocks Art!”, a one-day Arts Festival in Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue between Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Sedgwick Street on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 19).

MAAG is excited to celebrate the community coming back together after a year of isolation! We’re breaking out of our homes and returning with a large celebration of the arts. This is an opportunity for creative, emerging, and seasoned artists to exhibit and sell their work in downtown Mt. Airy. All artistic mediums will be considered. This event will be free to the public and feature artists and crafters, food vendors, and live music. Artists will get a 10’ x 10’ outdoor space along Germantown Avenue to display their work.

Artists are encouraged to submit their work for this opportunity! Booths will be $50 for MAAG members and $75 for non-members, which includes a $10 non-refundable Jurying Fee. Please note there will be no electricity provided for this event and artists may not sell, or give away, any food items.

Submissions:

To apply, fill out the form below with the following (All items can be sent via snail mail as well):

  • MAAG’s Submission Form (or the online application)
  • Up to 3 JPGs images (300 dpi) of the type of work you plan to sell. Be advised that submitted images may be used by MAAG for advertising and marketing if the work is accepted.
  • Entry Fee ($50/members, $75/non-members) which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio – A one-paragraph description about the artist

All emails should have the subject line: “MAAG Rocks Art Submission – [Artists Name]”.

 

Of note: All items can be e-mailed to images.maag@gmail.com or mailed directly to MAAG as well.

Click Here for a Printable Submission Form

Due Dates:

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 31st, 11:59 PM (Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, Aug. 4)

Arts Festival: Saturday, September 18, 11 AM –5 PM. Delivery/Setup is 9–11 AM, take down is 5–7 PM

All artists are encouraged to promote their work in this show and postcards, digital flyer, and promotional links will be available for distribution.

MAAG assumes no liability for any damage that may occur during the festival.

Call for Artists – Black Art Matters

Mt. Airy Art Garage is having a Call for Artists

June 19 – August 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, May 28, 11:59 PM

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites all artists to submit their art for “Black Art Matters,” happening from June 19 – August 29, 2021, at the new home of MAAG, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

MAAG constantly strives to provide a venue that supports our diverse membership. This extends from race and identity to all the forms of art our members create. For our summer gallery show MAAG is announcing the Black Art Matters exhibit, to honor the Black Lives Matter movement and the significance Juneteenth plays in our collective histories. This is a gallery exhibit to celebrate the Black experience: positive or painful, the struggles and triumphs, beautiful or brutally heart-wrenching. 

We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. All mediums are welcome for consideration.

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

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com 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
  • $20 Fee per entry, $25 for Non-MAAG Members, which can be sent via PayPal.
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, May 28, 11:59 PM 
  • Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, June 2
  • Delivery Dates: June 16 – 17 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.
  • Artist Pick-Up: September 8 – 9 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.

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.

Call for Artists – Fresh Start

Mt. Airy Art Garage is having a Call for Artists

April 16 – June 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 11:59 PM

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites its member artists to submit their art for “Fresh Start,” happening from April 16 – June 11, 2021, at the new home of MAAG, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

What do the words fresh start mean to you? They can stand for spring, a renewal, a beginning, and a breath of fresh air. The world is opening up to us again. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. To us at MAAG, a fresh start means our new home, which is full of possibilities.

We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. All mediums are welcome for consideration.

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

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com 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
  • $20 Fee per entry, which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, April 2, 11:59 PM
  • Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, April 7
  • Delivery Dates: April 9 – 11 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.
  • Artist Pick-Up: June 12 – 13 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.

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.

Call for Artists – Love: An Art Exhibit

LOVE: An Art Exhibition Ad

Mt. Airy Art Garage is having a Call for Artists

February 14 – March 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 11:59 PM

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites its member artists to submit their art for “Love: An Art Exhibit,” happening from February 14 – March 26, 2021 at the new home of MAAG, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

What does Love mean to you? With everything we’ve seen in the past year, love is more important than ever. We’re asking our members to think about what love means to them. Love for others, yourself, family, your community, nature, the possibilities are endless! All we ask is that you show us your love, because sometimes love is all you need.

We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit.

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

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com 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
  • $20 Fee per entry, which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 11:59 PM  (Notification of Acceptance: Friday, February 5)
  • Artist Pick-Up: March 27 – 28 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave
  • Delivery Dates: February 5 – February 10 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave

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.

 

Photo by Dương Trần Quốc on Unsplash

[CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS] Call for Artists – PLAYS WITH FRIENDS

The first pilot episode of PLAYS WITH FRIENDS – Best of the Bard was produced on May 17th.. Toi Storr won her place in the June 24th final  with a classy delivery of “what will these armpits ne’er be clean?” speech by Lady Macbeth, and wearing her crown from Chuck-e-Cheese.

We invite artists to submit their work, inspired by Lady Macbeth and this scene (Click Here) from the “Scottish Play” – i.e. the Shakespeare play that cannot be named and begins with an “M”!

Please submit your work (jpg or png file) to images.maag@gmail.com no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 21st to be included in an online showcase of art work.

Call For Artists: Art in the Time of Coronavirus

We are looking for original artwork from our member artists who continue to create during this time of social distancing. In times like these, it is vital that people continue to find comfort and purpose through their creative outlets. What have you been making while at home or in your studio since the pandemic began? MAAG would love to share your work digitally with our community. We are accepting artwork from all visual media, from fine arts to crafts.

Submission Guidelines:

MAAG members can email a photo of their creation along with a brief statement about the piece (no more than 140 characters) as an attachment to images.maag@gmail.com and it will be uploaded to the MAAG Virtual Art Gallery and to our Facebook and other social media channels. If you have an artist page on Facebook and/or Instagram, please include your handle so we can tag you when your work is posted.

Please include in your subject line: Art in the Time of Coronavirus, your name, and the name of your piece

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