Friday, December 25, 2009

Art Between the Covers

Deadline: March 2, 2010 (ONLINE)

Art Between the Covers
Philadelphia Sculptors

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
May 30 - June 13, 2010

Philadelphia Sculptors, the only non-profit organization of professional sculptors in the Philadelphia region, invites artists in all disciplines to change the world – or at least the World Book. In this collaborative project with Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP), artists will use a volume of the World Book Encyclopedia to create an affordable sculptural object. Resulting sculptures will be exhibited at The University of the Arts and then auctioned off to benefit the artist residency program of PAEP.

Artists working in all media are encouraged to participate. All completed works must be original.

Members of Philadelphia Sculptors will be assessed an entry fee of $10, with non-members paying $20.
*Note: New members may join Philadelphia Sculptors at a special low introductory rate of $30 (student rate $15) and then also be eligible for the lower members’ fee.

A jury consisting of members of the Philadelphia Sculptors Steering Committee will jury the submissions.

Artists will choose a theme or subject for their project from within the pages of the volume of the World Book Encyclopedia that they are using.

The dimensions of the completed work should not exceed 18” H x 18 ”W x 18 ”D .

Proposals for sculptures with attachments or multiple components that exceed these dimensions will be considered for selection if space allows.

Artists may create either drawings of a proposed sculpture, or present a completed work as their submission. They may submit a maximum of three proposals/sculptures.

Artists must submit digital images of proposal drawings of the planned work or of completed sculptures. Artists may submit no more than two image views per submission.

Philadelphia Sculptors will provide one book free of charge to any artist who does not already have one. Any additional volumes must be provided by the artist. The books may be picked up at the PAEP office in the Terra Building, 211 S. Broad Street, 10th floor, Philadelphia, from Monday, November 30, 2009 to Friday, December 11, 2009 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After that time, books will remain available by appointment only. Artists may call 215-717-6596 to arrange a day and time.
For artists unable to come in person, books may be shipped (SEE PROSPECTUS FOR DETAILS).

Artists may use more than one volume for an individual project as long as it fits within the size restrictions. There are no restrictions on materials, but consideration will be given to practical concerns. Submissions that require a power source may be included, but their acceptance will be provisional, depending on access to electrical outlets.

At the conclusion of the public display period, the artworks will be auctioned off. The artist will receive 25% of the selling price, with the remainder donated to PAEP ’s artist residency program for K -12 schools. Any works not sold at the auction will be made available for sale in an online auction of limited duration after the exhibition has ended.

One work will be selected by Lewis Wexler of Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia and will receive a Best in Show award of $150.

Submission procedure:
1. Download PROSPECTUS for details.
2. Go to Submission Page for online SUBMISSION FORM.
3. After submitting form & payment, UPLOAD your images.

For additional information, contact: Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126, or Raye Cohen,