When the National Liberty Museum opened in 2000, our founder Irvin Borowsky proclaimed, “We, who are fortunate enough to live in the land of liberty, must protect it, preserve it and guard it for future generations.”
Since then the Museum has nestled into the historic district of Philadelphia, taking its place just a block away from Independence Hall, with a mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity.
The National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your unique interpretation of freedom. With the core beliefs of our founder and the concept of freedom in mind, please reference the questions below as a guide.
Please note that artists are invited to submit related works in any medium, including acrylic and oil painting, illustration, ceramic, glass, video, digital art, and much more. Deadlines and other important dates are listed below. Please review prior to submitting.
May 17 12 p.m. EST – Call to Artists Deadline
May 22 – Notification of Acceptance
TBD – Artwork Drop Off Deadline
Summer/Fall 2020 – Opening Reception
Fall/Winter – Closing Date
Philadelphia’s Freedom is open to all professional artists whose careers are associated with the Philadelphia region.
HOW TO APPLY
-Complete submission form below
-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 no later than 1 month prior to the opening reception.
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-5pm. Please make sure to write your name on your box along with ATTN: EXHIBITIONS.
Works not sold will be available for pick up by 30 days after the exhibit’s closing date. If shipping arrangements need to be made, the Museum will contact you within 30 days after the show closes, as well. Works will not be insured by the National Liberty Museum after 30 days from the closing date unless special arrangements have been made.
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