Philly Loves Bowie Week (January 3-12) is an annual volunteer production created by a family of committed fans of the superstar David Bowie – folks who felt it was important to gather together as a community to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer. For more info on Philly Loves Bowie Week, please visit www.Phillylovesbowie.com.
As we mark Bowie’s birth date and the four-year anniversary of his passing in 2020, PLBW (Philly Loves Bowie Week) will once again be hosting events throughout the city of brotherly love to honor the late singer, songwriter and actor – many of which will benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The National Liberty Museum will be kicking off this excursion of Bowie-themed events with the We Can Be Heroes exhibition. This exhibition will explore the influence that David Bowie has had and continues to have on contemporary art, showcasing mixed-media artworks with figurative and abstract representations of David Bowie himself.
The National Liberty Museum, in partnership with PLBW, invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in this upcoming group exhibition. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork with a focus on both 2-D and 3-D artworks. The GlassAccess Gallery at the National Liberty Museum will advertise and promote the artists selected for the exhibition and host a formal opening reception on January 3, 2020.
Artists who use glass, clay, paint, pencil, video, and many other materials as the primary medium of their artwork are invited to submit their works which relate to the general theme of David Bowie.
We Can Be Heroes is open to all professional artists ages 16 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.
HOW TO APPLY
-Fill out submission form below, and accept terms of agreement
-Images must be in jpg format -300 dpi, min. 5″x7″
-Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4
DELIVERY AND PICK-UP INFORMATION
Work must arrive by December 18, 2019.
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.
The museum will help pay for shipping once estimated amount is approved. PLEASE EMAIL ESTIMATED AMOUNT FOR APPROVAL BEFORE SHIPPING. We encourage drop-offs at the Museum. The artist is responsible for shipping costs of artworks from the Museum after the exhibit closing.
Works not sold will be available for pick up by February 10, 2020. 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 March 2, 2020 unless special arrangements have been made.
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