22nd Annual Gala & Glass Auction Artist Application

Learn more about the six sections of this form by clicking here. Fields that are required are marked with an asterisk (*). The deadline for submitting this form has been extended to September 3 at 11:59 pm EST.  If you have any questions, please contact Meegan Coll at exhibitions@libertymuseum.org


  • If you do not have a website, please write "N/A" for not applicable.
  • If you do not have social media links, please write "N/A" for not applicable.

  • (i.e. Wall piece, stationary sculpture, etc.)
  • Professional or publishing-quality photo required for inclusion in our auction catalog.


  • Please be aware that you will receive a rebate based on the purchase price, not the fair market value of your work. Note: the bidding starts at the suggested wholesale value, which is 50% of the listed Fair Market Value.
  • 5. IRS W-9

  • Form is available by clicking here.

  • Donation Disclaimer

    • NLM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Consult your tax advisor, as you may be able to claim a portion of your donation as a tax deduction.
    • Your donation is not a loan or consignment, but an outright gift from you to the National Liberty Museum.
    • Bidding for your work will not start below the wholesale value.
    • The Artist's rebate (if selected) will be disbursed within 45 days of the auction to the address indicated in the artist's contact information.
  • Shipping Disclaimer

    THE NLM AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Cover shipping costs of artwork from the artist to the NLM for the event on October 9, 2021. 2. Provide a shipping label to the artist for shipping to the NLM. International packages will be shipped via DHL and domestic packages will be shipped via UPS.

    THE ARTIST HEREBY AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Provide the NLM with package dimensions (inches H x W x D) and weight of package 30 days prior to the day of the event (October 9, 2021), no later than Friday, September 10 at 10am EST. 2. Cover all costs incurred while preparing the artwork(s) for shipment. This includes providing packaging materials to ensure the safety for the one-way shipment of your artwork to the NLM. 3. Ship the artwork(s) no later than 3 days after the artist has received the shipping label from the NLM.
  • Donation Benefits


    1. Provide one (1) printed copy of the 2021 Gala & Auction Catalog, which will feature an image of your donated artwork, a short bio, and your contact information.
    2. Promote your work via the full-color printed catalog, announcements to our mailing lists, social media, and numerous PR channels.
  • The deadline to submit this form has been extended to September 3, 2021. Please click the submit button only once; do not refresh the page until the process is complete.


Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.

Strength & Fragility Exhibition

*Final weeks to see the Peace Portal!

Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, immersive soundscapes and –*through September 12 only!– a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled the "Peace Portal.” Be sure to see this exhibition before the Peace Portal is taken down.

You'll find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see what's happening this summer, click here.

For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.

NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.