Saturday, October 22, 2011

Call for Artists: Art in City Hall

Photograph of Charles Frech of the Gallagher Club -
Mummers Parade 1938 (*Courtesy of Historical Society of Philadelphia).*

Art In City Hall  issues a call to Philadelphia area artists
(including photographers, artisans, designers) for the next exhibition
in historic City Hall.

Theme:  Fancy Folks–Art and Mummery /is a celebration of  art and
artifacts inspired by Philadelphia’s great folk art tradition, the
Mummers. Costumes, drawings, creative instruments and works in all media
that portray a festive, celebratory spirit are encouraged as are works
specific to mummery.

Art Gallery at City Hall and Hallway Display Cases

Open to Philadelphia area artists working in all media. The Art Gallery
is 800 square feet of space. The hallway exhibition display cases
dimensions are 84” H x 94” W x 30”D.  There are 10 display cases.

Rules for Entry

    1.*Deadline for submission:  Received by Friday, November 18, 2011.
    *You can submit up to four works in the form of digitals. *No entry
    fee. *

    2.Please submit jpegs on a CD.  Each image should be no larger than
    1MB.  Please call or email if you have questions.

    3.Each jpeg file name should correlate with the entry form. You may
    include up to 3 details of each work.  Each artist must include a
    brief *artist statement *(no longer than two paragraphs) and *resume
    *as Word documents or PDFs.

    4.Return the completed entry form with your digital submission and
    include a *S.A.S.E **_ONLY_***if you wish to have your
    *disc*returned to you.

    5.If you are unable to submit work in a digital format, please
    contact Art In City Hall for assistance.

Exhibition Dates:  December 14—February 24, 2012

Tu Huynh, City Hall Exhibitions Manager
City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
116 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-686-9912
Fax: 215-686-4520
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