Saturday, January 29, 2011

2nd Annual Art in the Open Philadelphia

Deadline: February 28, 2011 (RECEIVE)

2nd Annual Art in the Open Philadelphia (AiO)

Schuylkill Banks
Philadelphia, PA
June 9-12, 2011

Art in the Open (AiO) is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and the process of art making in the urban environment. Through a transparent creative process open to everyone, AiO acts as a catalyst for a contemporary re-framing of the tradition of creating art en plein air (working outside, on-site), inspiring both artists and audience to see the river and city beyond in new ways.

Art in the Open 2011 will run from June 9-12 along the Schuylkill River Banks Park. A jury-selected group of 40 artists will have the opportunity to create new work in designated areas of the Park - from the Fairmount Water Works to Locust Street, and at Bartram’s Garden (AiO will provide additional geographic information to the artists before they begin). Depending on their own inclination or the nature and scale of their working media, the selected artists will be able to move freely within the designated areas or choose to stay in a single location. AiO artists will exhibit selected works created during the four day event in an exhibition after the main event.


AiO is open to all professional artists (international entries are welcome) working in any medium that can be made 'outside, on site' during the four day event. Students and artists under the age of 21 are not eligible. An independent selection panel will select the participating artists based on the quality of their previous work and the idea presented in their AiO proposal.

Entry Fee: A non-refundable registration fee of $30

Jurors (Partial List):

Amy Lipton, East Coast Curator of ecoartspace, New York, NY
Stuart Shils, Artist and Faculty, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Andrew Suggs, Executive Director of Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Download Entry Information: 2011_art_in_the_open_philadelphia_call_for_artists.pdf

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