Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

Exhibition on display in the
Live Like a Hero Gallery,
Summer/Fall 2020

ARTIST APPLICATION DEADLINE:
May 17, 2020

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.

  • What does celebrating your freedoms look like to you? Examples of freedom include:
    • Freedom to vote, marry, pray, gather, get an education, live freely, etc.
  • How is freedom protected for future generations? Are there instances where our basic freedoms have not been protected?
  • What iconic figures do you associate with the term freedom?
  • How does Philadelphia specifically provide freedoms within your creative process?
    • Affordability, locations, networking opportunities, communities within a little-big city, etc.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

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

ELIGIBILITY
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.

Philadelphia’s Freedom Artist Submission

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

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  • ARTWORK INFORMATION

    You may submit up to two works of art, including two images for each work. Please upload images separately (300 dpi jpeg, min. 5"x7"). Video submissions must by MP4 format. (Images/video may be used in digital or printed material.)
  • NOTE: The selling price will be double the wholesale price.
  • Example: Wall piece/Pedestal needed/Technical component such as electricity, projector, etc.
  • Please name the photographer, or yourself, if you took this photo.
  • NOTE: The selling price will be double the wholesale price.
  • Example: Wall piece/Pedestal needed/Technical component such as electricity, projector, etc.
  • Please name the photographer, or yourself, if you took this photo.
  • BRIEF STATEMENT REGARDING YOUR SUBMISSION

    Please include a brief statement on your artwork and the topic of Philadelphia's Freedom. Poems, stories or songs are welcome to illustrate your connection to this theme.
  • This statement will be printed alongside your piece(s), as well as in potential digital or print material.
  • TERMS OF AGREEMENT

  • National Liberty Museum (NLM) will: 1. Pay the Artist the consignment price (If work(s) are sold.) 2. Issue payment to the artist within 45 days after the date the buyer's payment is received. 3. NOT be responsible for any damage incurred during shipment to the Museum. 4. Be responsible for any damage to artwork, loss of artwork, or theft of artwork, while consigned to the Museum. 5. Be in contact with the artist within 30 days after the show closes, if shipping arrangements need to be made. 6. Not insure your work(s) after 30 days from the closing date, unless special arrangements have been made.

    YOU agree to: 1. Have all works delivered to the National Liberty Museum by the date determined. 2. Submit this form, completed in full, by the deadline of May 17, 2020. 3. Be responsible for shipping costs of artwork back to you (if artwork does not sell). 4. Submit this application with the understanding that this is a selection process and your participation is not guaranteed.
  • SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

  • Please click submit button only once; do not refresh the page until process is complete.
    You will see a THANK YOU page if your form was successfully submitted.
    You must submit this form by MAY 17 to be considered for this exhibition


Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

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