The National Liberty museum invites people who currently identify as women, people who are non-binary, and people who have a history of being assigned female to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in the upcoming group exhibit entitled Wheels on Fire, opening on March 8, 2019.
The historically male-dominated tradition of tobacco pipe smoking has given way to a less gender-restrictive culture of marijuana glass pipe smoking. Glass work has also traditionally been a male-dominated field. Wheels on Fire will highlight pieces from the diverse range of work that women in the functional glass art community are creating.
The GlassAccess gallery at the National Liberty Museum seeks to spotlight emerging and established glass pipe-makers in our target groups (noted above) who represent a skillful and boundary-pushing force in art, design, and utilitarianism. We are looking for works that break new ground conceptually and technically. GlassAccess is looking for stereotype-smashing submissions of conceptual, sculptural, high-functioning and collaborative works.
The GlassAccess Gallery at the National Liberty Museum will advertise and promote the artists selected for the exhibition and host a formal opening reception.
PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING:
Wheels on Fire is open to all women artists, ages 18 and up, who design and produce their own work. We are looking for a body of artwork with a main focus on glass. The works may include multimedia and/or performance.
-There is a $20 application fee per submission.
-Submissions may include up to two artworks.
-All submissions must be entered via our online submission form below.
-Images must be in .jpg format – 300 dpi, min. 5″x7″
-Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4.
-If you are selected for the exhibit (and you are an American citizen), you will need to provide a W9 form to participate in the exhibit. Click here for printable form.
Deliver to*: National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Hand deliveries are encouraged and may be made at the front desk, Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Please make sure to write your name on your box, along with ATTN: GLASS.
*The artist will be responsible for shipping to the museum as well as return shipping after the exhibit closes.
Works not sold will be available for pick up TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SHOW CLOSES; the exact date will be announced once determined. If shipping arrangements need to be made, the Museum will contact you within 30 days after the show closes. Works will not be insured by the National Liberty Museum 30 days after the exhibit closing unless special arrangements have been made.
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