Artist Opportunity Listings

Featured Opportunity:

Solo Exhibition with Residency: 2020-21


Williamsport, PA

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The Material Matters residency is open to artists working with materials from Pennsylvania’s history (past, present, or future). Examples of materials include steel, wood, paper, fiber, plastics, glass, electronics, and more.

This short-term AIR program, titled Material Matters, is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions accompanied by five-day residencies: one in late Fall 2020 and one in Winter/Spring 2021.

The selected artists will offer three interactive workshops for groups such as K-12 art educators, veterans, college students, or the general public; a gallery talk; other related public programming that will engage the community, such as lectures or tours, are encouraged. These events offer the opportunity to extend the reach of the exhibit, expand access to the arts for students in our rural area, and strengthen our community through the arts. Programs will be free and open to the public.

The Gallery is located in Williamsport, PA, on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology, a nationally recognized leader in applied technology education.

Artists will have the opportunity to work in the campus Makerspace, which contains 3D printers, Laser cutter, CNC Router, Mig and Tig welding, full woodshop, Bernina sewing machine and serger, and more. 

We are also accepting applications for solo exhibitions without accompanying residency for 2020-21 (deadline November 1) and 2021-22 (deadline August 1, 2020).

For full details, or to apply online, visit: 



OPEN CALL: Flat Files at OyG!

Brooklyn, NY

Deadline : September 16th.

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce an Open Call for a brand new Flat Files program at OyG! 

The Flat Files at OyG: 2020 will open with an exhibition on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The program will continue in our flat files until December 2020. Participating artists and individual works will be promoted and featured on OyG social media outlets, exhibition press release, our mailing list, and our website for purchase. All works will be available for visitor browsing at OyG.

 Visual artists working in drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and other two-dimensional media are encouraged to apply. The artists will be selected by the OyG Co-Directors based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. 


Kids Sip n' Paint with Flygirrl at Cherry Street Pier

Philadelphia, PA

Date: May 5-October 6, 2019

 Join us on the first Sunday of every month from May through October at The Cherry Street Pier for another fun day full of Art, fun and creativity with Flygirrl for our monthly edition of Kids Sip n' Paint. Our Kid's Sip n' Paint event is led by published and televised Visual Artist, Event Producer and Graphic Designer, Flygirrl. She will lead the kids through painting a dynamic piece of art that the kids get to take home with them! It's a fun and friendly environment where your child is able to take a blank canvas and transform it into a beautiful piece of art. It's incredible to see how excited the kids get when they experience being able to do that. We have a blast and the kids have been asking when they can do it again! Reserve your child's canvas today!

Feed The Need-Nurturing the Mind, Soul and Body 

Philadelphia, PA


Date: August 5, 2019- February 29th, 2020


In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) and to raise awareness of the importance of a great education and nutrition, PMCS will partner with My Daughter’s Kitchen to create a unique fundraising and awareness opportunity combining the talents of Philadelphia artistsdistinguished culinary leaders and educators during the 2019-2020 academic year 


 Artists will design a one of a kind lunch box and submit work* to PMCS by February 29, 2020. All lunch boxes will be put on display for the public to vote on their favorite design. Lunch boxes will then be filled with culinary and cultural gift certificates and auctioned off at the PMCS anniversary celebration in April. The winning lunch box will be announced at PMCS’s 15th Anniversary dinner. 


Discover Drawing at Banana Factory Arts Center

Bethlehem, PA

Date: August 25-September 15, 2019

Learn how to compose with line, shape, and tone in a class designed to introduce you to the basics of drawing from life. Using still-life setups and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, you will learn the importance of learning to see and how to translate what you see to a 2-dimensional surface using traditional drawing materials. A great class for beginners and the advanced student.


Make Your Own Acrylic Painting

Phoenixville, PA

Date: September 10, 2019

Phoenixville Public Library will host another fun, step-by-step acrylic painting class with local artist Amy Hathaway on Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Cost of the class is $15.00, which includes a 16" x 20" canvas and all the supplies for creating this beautiful art piece. 


Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

Philadelphia, PA

Date(s): September 13-15, 2019

 Twice a year, professional artists from across the nation, and sometimes further, come together to share their art in the heart of Philadelphia right here in Rittenhouse Square. For those that have walked this show, you understand the unique combination of the grassy shaded park hugged by concrete on all sides.  The artwork beckons all that walk by, the color breathing life into the city during these two long-awaited events each spring and fall.


Artini at The Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington, DE

Date: September 13, 2019

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.


Fall Session! Discover Art: Drawing and Painting at Michener Art Museum

Doylestown, PA

Date: September 14, 2019

Discover Art classes will help children enhance their drawing and painting abilities, develop new talents, inspire confidence and creativity, encourage the production of unique works of art, and provide opportunities to master a variety of art materials. Students explore Michener galleries weekly, and use works in the exhibitions as take-off points for their own art making; they also work from photographs, observation, and imagination. Students will use pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic paint on canvas, and watercolors in this program. Student artwork is exhibited in the Art in Bloom Education Gallery exhibition in April. Projects do not repeat, and many students enjoy taking this class in the fall, winter, and spring for consecutive years.


North Front Street Festival

Philadelphia, PA

Date: September 15, 2019

We are teaming up with Fishtown Co, Farm to City, The International Bar, and Evil Genius Brewery to bring you an amazing day of Handmade Crafts, Fresh Produce, Beer, Food, DJs and Live Music. We’ll be taking over the 1700 block of N. Front Street and Cecil B. Moore, under the El in Fishtown/Kensington and just steps from the Berks stop on the MFL line.


Jenkintown Festival of the Arts

Jenkintown, PA

Date: September 15, 2019

Every fall, Jenkintown’s main thoroughfare and Town Square transform into an outdoor art gallery at Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. While there, visitors can talk to artists about their creations or stroll through six blocks of the boroughs quaint downtown area. In addition, the festival offers visitors the opportunity to peruse a variety of goods while reveling in a festival atmosphere full of food, music and fun outdoors.


Ridgewood Fall Art & Craft Street Fair

Ridgewood, NJ

Date: September 15, 2019

This New Jersey Craft Show will have Fine Art, Fine Craft and Crafts exhibitors, and 10 food booths.


Princeton Photo Workshop: Old City Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Date: September 21, 2019

In this class, we'll shoot the highlights and hidden gems of Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood, from the notable and historic, such as Christ Church and Elfreth's Alley, to modern attractions like The Painted Bride and The Center for Art in Wood. We will explore colorful shops, galleries, cafes and alleyways. Discover what makes this unique neighborhood such a popular destination, while developing your photography skills and creating memorable images.


Community Arts Center Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Swarthmore, PA

Date: September 21, 2019

Now in its 17th year, the Community Arts Center’s Fine Arts and Crafts Festival features original artwork by more than 60 of the area’s finest artists and artisans who are selected by a discerning panel of judges. Over 3,500 visitors attend the Festival each year. It is a great family activity, with fun children’s activities, live music, artists’ demonstrations, and food from local restaurants. Admission is free, and parking is available on nearby streets and the Swarthmore SEPTA parking lot.

Sharon Hill Art & Culture Commission Presents Jazz and Art in the Park

 Sharon Hill, PA

Date: September 21, 2019

Fourth Annual live Jazz and Fine Art Festival with vendors, food, and a children’s pavilion.


Art 504 Exhibit at Harrah’s Casino Gallery

 Chester, PA

Date: September 21, 2019

Art 504, formerly known as Art on Avenue of the States, presents its fall art show at the gallery at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester. The gallery is located on the racetrack level.


Art Walk at Historic Smithville & The Village Greene

Absecon, NJ

Date: September 21, 2019

Stop by the Village to see over 40 local artist display their work across the Greene. Sponsored by Underground, one of the 60 Shoppes at Historic Smithville.


Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival

Lansdowne, PA

Date: September 22, 2019

Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival will showcase products like ceramics, photography, painting and drawing, jewelry and mixed media and much more.


Linvilla Orchards Arts & Music Festival

Media, PA

Date: September 22, 2019

What better way to kick off our fall harvest season than with our annual Arts & Music Festival! We welcome select local artists and crafts persons to gather and sell their ware. Not only does this spectacular event offer live musical performances you will get a chance to shop for that unique find by browsing a variety of handmade wood crafts, jewelry, photography, candles and more! Bring the family for a fun-filled day that everyone will enjoy.


Watercolor Play Journal at Blick Art Materials

Allentown, PA

Date: September 22, 2019

Back by popular demand! Create a watercolor journal to take home while learning easy ways to play and experiment with watercolors. No drawing or painting skills needed!

Darlington Arts Center Back-to-School Arts Party

Garnet Valley, PA

Date: September 22, 2019

Darlington Arts Center celebrates the beginning of the school year with a Back-to-School Arts Party. Student and Teaching Artist Performances, arts activities, raffles and refreshments are just part of the fun!


Discover Pastel Painting

Bethlehem, PA

Date (s): September 24-October 8, 2019

Discover the beauty of pastels in this 3 week class. Students will explore a variety of ways to use pastels and pastel pencil while learning how to render what they see. Basic drawing techniques will be discussed while working from observation and photographs. Students are encouraged to bring in photographs that interest them. The instructor will have references as well. Intended for those interested in trying out the medium, but all skill levels are welcome! This class is for students aged 18 or older.

A Glimpse of Delaware County History through Arts & Culture

Chester, PA

Date: September 25, 2019

The Delaware County Historical Society presents its Fall Opening Exhibit – featuring “A Glimpse of Delaware County History through Arts and Culture.” There will be 12 display cases featuring topics such as: Local Artists Jessie Soifer and Courtland Photography; Art Books; Louise Deshong Woodridge; Clothing Accessories; Map Drawings; and Book Plates.


DCCC Visual Arts Series presents A.F.A. Foundations Exhibition

Media, PA

Date: September 27, 2019

This annual exhibition features work created by students enrolled in Foundations courses required for the Associates in Fine Art degree programs in Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art at Delaware County Community College.


Media Arts Council Artist Talk and Exhibit Reception

Media, PA

Date: September 28, 2019

A few of the Media Arts Council gallery artists will be available to talk with guests about their work and artistic process.


Delaware County Studio Tour

Downingtown, PA

Date(s): September 28-29, 2019

Delaware County Studio Tours creates a two-day event, September 28th & 29th, to showcase, highlight and share our artists with art connoisseurs, collectors, and curious neighbors. A unique experience to visit the studios of artists that you have admired or just encountered.


Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Fair dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2019

For the second year in a row,  is coming to Union Market in (Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2019). We're inviting cutting-edge, emerging contemporary artists, galleries, and curators to apply for a booth at the foremost artist-driven art fair. An easy, efficient exhibition guided by our expert curators culminates with 6-10,000 unique visitors during the five days of the fair, and 25% of our visitors making a significant ($100-$2,500+) art purchase.


Intro. to Sketching and Drawing

Woodbury, NJ

Date(s): October 7-21, 2019

Refresh your skills or learn new ones in the art of drawing or sketching with MADE. Artist Carol Schottenfeld.


Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Oaks, PA

Date: November 8-10, 2019

Sugarloaf returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for its annual crafts festival. Shoppers can expect over 350 artists and crafters as they present their latest handmade creations such as clothing, custom jewelry, home furnishings, and well-stocked specialty food booths.


Drawing for Watercolor

Bethlehem, PA

Date(s): November 14-21, 2019

This two-day class is for current Watercolor students of El Shackleton. All materials are included. This class is for students aged 18 or older.





“Nocturne” National Juried Exhibition 2019 - at Arc Gallery

San Francisco, CA

Deadline: September 9

The word “Nocturne” conveys a dreamy, pensive composition or works of art dealing with the coming of darkness. We are seeking works that are evocative of the night, subjects as they appear in a veil of light, twilight or the absence of direct light. This theme lends itself to works that are tonal in nature, so works using soft, diffused light, muted tones and hazy outlined objects are welcome. We also invite artists to explore subjects associated with the night such as nocturnal animals and birds, people working the night shift, landscapes and cityscapes at night, and nocturnal fantasy creatures such witches, vampires and ghosts. And finally, artists whose favorite color is black are invited to submit works in that tone. 


Call for Artists: FAKfulness Magazine 2nd ISSUE Open Call

Deadline: September 15

FAKfulness Art Magazine is an international artist-run publication dedicated To showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art. FAKfulness Art Magazine is pleased to announce and Open Call for the 2nd Issue of mag. We welcome original and innovate approaches to a number of problems related to “ON REALITY OF HUMAN BODY” theme.


Craft Forms 2019, 25th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

Wayne, PA

Deadline: September 15

Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 25th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Work created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools also is eligible. Selected works will be on display in the Davenport Gallery of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from December 6, 2019, through February 1, 2020. This year’s juror, Jane Milosch will present $10,000 in prize awards. Entry fee: $45. 


2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Bedminster, NJ

Deadline: September 15

Call for artists! The Center for Contemporary Art 2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition will be held November 8 – December 21. The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Work across a variety of display solutions is also encouraged including video or film related to clay. Juror: Garth Johnson, the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Online entries are now being accepted through September 15th.


Call for Entries: 11th Annual Juried Art Show

Washington, DC

Deadline: September 17

The 2019 juror is Joseph Krakora, the former Executive Officer for External and International Affairs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC for nearly three decades. Artists can enter artwork in any media and concerning any subject matter.


Transformations 2019: Pennsylvania Center for Photography

Doylestown, PA

Deadline: September 25

The very successful TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is returning for its fourth year to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown, Pa. This unique, juried exhibition pays tribute to the vision and skills of photographers who freely express their creativity by whatever means they choose. If you have been rejected from other shows or have had your work questioned because you use textures, composites, filters, or any of the other wonderful tools available to create your own vision, then you have found your home!


Fall 2019 Members Juried Exhibition

Wayne, PA

Deadline: October 1

Wayne Art Center’s Fall 2019 Members Juried Exhibition showcases the talent within our membership with works in painting, drawing, pastel, stained glass, collage, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. All current members of Wayne Art Center ( September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020) are invited to submit one work completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center.


Call for Artists - Creepy: an art opening, just an art opening…

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: October 4

Fireball Printing is hosting an art opening on Friday, October 4th, 6pm-9pm. Maybe you should submit your work. We’ll have space for 5 artists to table along with space on our gallery wall. Work chosen for the gallery wall will be printed by us for free. The evening’s theme is “Creepy”.


Call to Artists: Art Quilt Elements 2020

Wayne, PA

Deadline: October 13

Art Quilt Elements 2020 is the 14th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show, unique for its professional presentation of contemporary fine art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for the presentation of the work but also for the commitment to promoting the art quilt as a fine art form. 


Juried Exhibit: On Thin Ice

Carlisle, PA

Deadline: October 18

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) is seeking entries for a juried exhibit to be held in our main gallery space. Entry is open to members and non-members of CALC.


Call for Entries: 10th Annual Self-Published Photo Book Show

Hudson, NY

Deadline: November 1

PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook.  There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, magcloud, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25. Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photobooks of any size, format, or style. Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography;  and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final. 


Call for Artists: Off the Wall 2019 at West Windsor Arts Center

Princeton Junction, NJ

Deadline: November 2

Off the Wall will showcase juried artwork in a variety of themes and media offered at prices from $50 to $450. WWAC will be looking for art that will appeal to a broad audience, drawing in WWAC Members as well as the community of the Greater Princeton area during the holiday season. Artwork may be literally taken off the wall at the time of purchase.



Huntington, NY

Deadline: November 15

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once.


Superfine Applicants now open: Galleries and Solo Artists

New York City, NY

Brick-and-mortar and online galleries curating and representing visual artists. Superfine! galleries represent the cutting edge in new contemporary art while still fostering accessibility via transparent pricing, thoughtful spread of sizes and price points, and diverse, artist-forward programs. Solo, artist-run booths. For artists who work with or are represented by galleries, we encourage you to discuss the opportunity with your gallery prior to submitting. Superfine! solo artists may range from emerging to mid-career, but share a consistent commitment to quality and professionalism in their work, presentation, and sales approach.   


Maryland Art Place: Call For Entry: Hotel Indigo

Baltimore, MD

Deadline: Rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. 


Keystone Property Group: Exhibition Opportunity

Berywn, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Keystone Property Group, a real estate investment company, is a looking for artists to display their work for a period 6 months in one of our premier office locations. This is a great opportunity for an artist to show his or her work in a prominent location with the chance to have his or her work sold. We are looking for colorful, modern pieces to fill the rotunda of one of our office buildings. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Ashley Millwood at (610) 227-1062 or by email at 



Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work to take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call. Please outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Email submissions and any questions to  with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!


OPEN SUBMISSIONS the Woven Tale Press Internet Magazine

East Setauket, NY

Deadline: Rolling

The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine.  The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs.  The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, and experimental.  We pride ourselves on being electric. 


Little Berlin Open Call for New Members

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Little Berlin, a collective of artists and curators committed to experimental and innovative programming and exhibitions, is seeking new members. Little Berlin places an emphasis on curation and programming: members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond the art practices of individual member.  .


Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy: Call for Creative Talent

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

The Call for Creative Talent is a major part of OACCE’s Arts in Action program, which activates public spaces in Philadelphia’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods with arts and cultural experiences for all. Are you a visual artist, performer, or arts organization serving Philadelphia communities? The Call for Creative Talent is a growing roster of hundreds of creatives currently serving Philadelphia neighborhoods. Submitting information to the year-round Call for Creative Talent guarantees that you will receive information concerning OACCE’s paid Arts in Action opportunities for artists. Submit information about your art-making, dance, film/video, music, theatre and spoken word activities to be considered for future programming.


Opening for Gallery Representation at Twenty-Two Gallery

Philadelphia, PA

Twenty-Two Gallery is an artist membership gallery offering 2 types of memberships to a limited number of selected artists. Our program is less burdensome on artists and offers them a better selling envirnonment than “corporate galleries.” Sitting Membership- a $125 per month member fee and a low 15% commission will apply. Artists must gallery sit one day per month. Artist’s work is shown year round in the member area of the gallery and artist is offered a solo show every 1.5- 2 years. Non-Sitting Membership- a $175 per month member fee. Same thing as “sitting membership” but NO  gallery sitting is required. 




Residencies, Fellowships, & Grants 


Artist-in-Residence Opportunity with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney

Philadelphia, PA

Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP), a public art program committed to generating public impact through artistic processes, is collaborating with Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP) -- which brings together newly elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility -- to create a new artist-in-residence program at the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney.

As Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney, Larry Krasner has garnered national acclaim for his ambitious and progressive efforts to reform Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, working fearlessly to shift the goals and dialogue around criminal justice towards a system that seeks to do justice, enhance accountability and promote alternatives to incarceration and punitive responses. This collaborative team is seeking an artist to participate in a 6 to 9-month residency that will culminate with work(s) of art that explore the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system.


Artist Grant

Deadline: There are four grant cycle deadlines per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

Founded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter. WHO: Visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world. .             


Philadelphia Cultural Fund: Grant Programs

Philadelphia, PA

Date: September 30, 2019

The mission of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) is to provide funds to enhance the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents. PCF is managed by a professional philanthropy staff, with governance provided by a board comprised of arts leaders, community members and representatives named by the Mayor and City Council President. Grant applications are reviewed through a transparent and robust process that includes site visits and peer panels. Grants provide operating support for Philadelphia-based arts and culture organizations dedicated to creating, preserving and/or exhibiting visual, literary and performing arts, architecture, science, history and the humanities. 


215|610 CONTEMPORARY: Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists

Delaware County 

Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, juried this year by Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA, Jodi Throckmorton. The exhibition is scheduled for November 6–December 13, 2019. 

About: The purpose of this annual juried exhibition is to engage the community in regional art and participate in an exchange of ideas and abilities. Artists are invited to bring new life to an age-old method of creating art, building a contemporary definition of their medium. Regional, emerging artists residing in PA, NJ and DE and working in all 2D and 3D media (with the exception of installation and performance) are invited to submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration. The “emerging artist” is an artist that has established a style of working and creates professional work, yet does not have gallery representation. Awards: $400 Best in Show; $300 First Place; $200 Second Place; $100 Third Place. Required Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $35 for up to three (3) submissions. Please note, this fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition. 


Grants for Artists juried by Leading Curators

Miami, FL

Deadline: November 21

The Hopper Prize is grant-making institution established to provide grants, visibility, and career enhancing validation to artists who domonstrate a serious commitment to their work. We are currently offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 

New York, NY

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency. To apply, visit 


Joan Mitchell Foundation: Emergency Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to U.S.-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community on a broad scale. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster. WHO: U.S. artists who have been impacted due to natural or man-made disasters FIELD: Painting, sculpture, or drawing DEADLINE: Applications are accepted throughout the year, starting January 1, 2019. 


Awesome Foundation Grant

Deadline - Rolling—monthly grants offered.

A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice art projects. .


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline

Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.  WHO: U.S. artists FIELD: Visual and performing arts. .


MilkCrate Tech Grant

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline

With a mission to empower community leaders globally, MilkCrate offers limited grant programs for selected nonprofits and grassroots communities to give a little extra support.


Wayne Art Center – 2019 Regional Juried Spring Open

Open to legal residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC, Wayne Art Center’s Juried Regional Spring Open invites eligible artists to submit up to four pieces of original artwork in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry or fiber. .




Art Jobs & Internships 


Intern Wanted to Assist Photographer

Artist Laurence Salzmann is looking for an intern to help with his photography practice. Interested? Contact him at

Village Youth: Village Industries Part Time Creative Jobs

Philadelphia, PA

At The Village, we believe your after-school job should help create your future. Part-time paid positions with Village Industries will help prepare teens for work or study in the Creative Economy. Teens work alongside professional artists to create projects for Philly-based clients and causes. Work in music production, photo, journalism, event planning, ceramics, & more. 

Village Youth: Impact Studios

Philadelphia, PA

Learn & build with top local artists in music production, podcasting, fashion design, photography, and more. When you join Impact Studios at you get to work with Philly’s top artists, designers, and activists. You’ll create professional quality projects, performances, and exhibits, and travel to local galleries, attend VIP performances, and tour private creative agencies. 

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Intern

Philadelphia, PA

The intern will split their time between the Communications and Environmental Art departments, offering a broad range of exposure and experience to a motivated and engaged student. The intern will gain a keen education in visual arts administration, the field of environmental art, and the power of art to connect people with nature and educate on environmental topics. The intern will concurrently gain experience in nonprofit marketing and communications, including mission-driven communications and graphic design. This is an excellent position to gain foundational office and research skills within a dynamic, unique, and successful not-for-profit organization. 


Fleisher Art Memorial: Community Partnerships in the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling


The Fleisher’s Teaching Artist works closely with a classroom teacher to design a ten-week curriculum of creative projects that enhance students’ learning in core subjects, like math, science, social studies, and language arts, while developing studio and technical skills in the visual arts. Each year, 345 students are provided with 30 hours of free arts instruction in one of 15 arts-integrated residencies, and given a sketchbook and art-making supplies to keep. At the end of the school year, their work is displayed in Fleisher’s galleries as part of a Young Artists Exhibition, visited by more than 3,500 community members.



Studio Space


Ongoing Studio Opportunity: 

The Studios @ 2202 Alter (also known as octo studio) South Philadelphia, just below Washington Ave. Studio sizes range from 200-1200 sf and are spread over 3 floors Complete with hardwood floors, 10ft cielings, 6ft windows. Equipped with T-8 lighting, radiator heat and acess to shared washroom with utility sink and toilet. Close to public transportation (Septa Route 7 & 64 buses). On-street parking available. For more info please contact River Algiers: (215) 893-8812 or at


Philadelphia, PA

My name is Genevieve Geer and I am opening a hybrid space that is a glass studio/ retail / gallery, and most importantly, houses four small 10x10 studios, that we are renting for $285. This covers rent, electric, ac and internet. Each studio is private, and secure. We created these spaces to fill a gap in the Philadelphia studio market. Most studios that are safe and warm or cool start at $600 plus utilities. We think these high rents are a trend in Philadelphia that is completely unsupportive to artists, and is driven by developers looking solely to make a buck. Happy to have artists in the neighborhood, but do nothing to sustain them. We think these small inexpensive spaces are a necessity for a healthy creative city, and we want to set an example! We are looking for a nice combination of artists for our first rentals- hopefully for December 1st. 


Utility Works Creative Community:

We are just getting started so there are several studio spaces available. Studios from $125/month and Hot Desks from $100/month. Visit  for more information or 610.745.4013 or email at to schedule a tour!


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July 12
September 30, 2019
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103