The National Liberty Museum is now extending an open call to ARTISTS to submit artwork for our Sound and Vision Exhibit, April 6 – June 10, 2018. If you are an artist interested in participating, please read below.
The National Liberty museum invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in the upcoming group exhibit entitled Sound and Vision. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork with a main focus on glass. The GlassAccess Gallery at the National Liberty Museum will advertise and promote the artists selected for the exhibition and host a formal opening reception. Sound and Vision will explore the influence of music on contemporary glass art, showcasing figurative representations of instruments and sound; experimental glass instruments and multimedia works; and sculptural works inspired by musical concepts and experiences.
Musical and visual arts have always been inextricably connected as a means of human language and expression. In addition to its use as a medium for musically thematic and illustrative visual work, glass has been used to physically create music for hundreds of years. Whether by friction, as with the glass harmonica and the crystallophone, or by percussion, as with glass marimbas and instruments like the Thai ranat kaeo, the aural potential of glassmaking has been a fruitful subject of exploration. A renewed artistic interest in the acoustic properties of glass has led to exciting experimentation with form, structure, and performance.
PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING:
The Sound and Vision Exhibit is open to all professional 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.
Artwork should be delivered to the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Hand deliveries 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.
Works not sold will be available for pick up by June 18, 2018. 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 after August 1, 2018 unless special arrangements have been made.
Apply to Submit Artwork for the Sound and Vision exhibit
The Application process includes uploading one or more jpegs of the artwork(s) you would like to submit and a statement of 200 words or less in MS Word format about your work in regard to the theme of this exhibit. Please be prepared to provide those items before you begin this application. To learn more about the Museum’s connection to glass art, click here.
Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.
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