Friday, December 25, 2009

Art in the Open

Deadline: January 31, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Art in the Open
Rosenwald/Wolf Gallery

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
June 9-12, 2010

Art In The Open (AIO) is a citywide festival that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Inspired by the tradition of plein air painting, AIO will welcome artists working in any medium or style to create art outside, on-site over a four-day period along the banks of the tidal Schuylkill River — from the historic Fairmont Park Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, south to landmark Bartram's Garden.

The AIO jury will select 30 artists from collected submissions: approximately half of those identified will be artists who live outside the Philadelphia area. A welcoming reception will be held in City Hall at the beginning of the festival accompanied by a curated show of participating artists' work. A closing exhibition and sale will be held on the final evening of the festival (June 12, 2010) at the Rosenwald/Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts.

•Janet Kaplan, Moore College of Art
•Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts & Senior Curator, Wave Hill
•Andrea Packard, Director, List Gallery, Swarthmore College
•Lee Stoetzel, Director, The West Collection at SEI

Professional artists working in any medium that can be made 'outside, on site'. Students and artists under age 21 are not eligible.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of $30

Image Submission
Please submit 5 images of previous work. All work submitted must be available for exhibition if selected.

Terms & Conditions (truncated)
•Artists are not permitted to sell any works during the festival. Works selected for the closing exhibition and sale will be tagged by our selection committee on the last day of the festival.
•We cannot provide insurance for work or during festival or during the exhibitions.
•Selected artists are responsible for shipping and return shipping of submitted artwork.
•AIO will take 30% commission on all artwork sales, 70% of the sale will be given to the artists.
•Participating artists' biographies and their work will be posted to the AIO website along with links to their personal websites.

View the AIO Call to Artists:

For information about becoming a participating artist please contact:

General inquiries please contact:

Art in the Open c/o Tu Huynh
Art In City Hall Program
City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
116 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107