Monday, September 28, 2009

The Schuylkill Center: Artist in Residence/Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Exhibition Proposals &
Artist in Residence
The Schuylkill Center

Philadelphia, PA

The Schuylkill Center accepts exhibition submissions and Artist-in-Residence applications on an ongoing basis. This category is open to any artist interested in applying their creative vision directly to issues that concern the natural environment through materials, concept or imagery.

Artists interested in submitting for the exhibition program should demonstrate in the submission statement how their work addresses the environment and nature. All 2 or 3-dimensional wall mounted media in small to medium scale are eligible including: sculpture, paintings, works on paper, fiber arts, mixed media, photography, paper arts, and digital/electronic media. The Center will host an opening for the selected artist(s) and will promote the exhibition through press releases, our web site, monthly e-newsletter, and postcards . The Schuylkill Center will take a 30% commission on art sales.

Your submission to this program should include a one page proposal describing a project or activity involving a community or school group . Proposals should also include a description of the body of work or piece that the artist is interested in developing individually. While the project can be for both exterior and interior locations, outdoor installations are especially encouraged. Community-based project submissions should address nature or the environment and include a description of the type of community group that will be involved. Project submissions proposed for student groups should indicate how the project relates to environmental academic subjects and how the project will address learning in these areas. Residencies are only scheduled when funding becomes available, and s elected artists receive an honorarium, studio space and a housing stipend, all of which are subject to funding levels.

Submission Check List:
•Include your name, email address and phone number on all submission documents.
•Images of Existing Work: 10-20 jpg on a CD - images no larger than 300 dpi and 4 x 5 inches.
- Label each jpg with a title or number that corresponds to the attached image list.
•Image List: List each image with the titles or number that corresponding to the jpgs .
- Include title, date, dimensions, medium, and price if for sale.
- Include a sentence or two describing each piece.
•Professional Resume, 1-2 pages
•Artist’s Statement, 1 page, on your work and its relationship to nature
•If applying for the Artist-in-Residence program, also include:
- 1-page Proposal describing the project activity for the Residency.
•Submission fee: $15 check made payable to The Schuylkill Center.
- The submission fee is tax deductible and nonrefundable.

Mail submissions to:
Environmental Art Program
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Please note:
Submission of your application does not guarantee selection, and submission materials will not be returned.


The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: 215-482-7300
Fax: 215-482-8158