There are currently no open calls. Please check back in the Spring for our Solo Series 2020-2021 Open Call & our Summer Juried Show Open Call.
ANNUAL JURIED SHOW 2019
Juried Exhibition | On View November 15 – January 2
Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 24, 2019
JUROR: Alan Greenberg
This exhibition celebrates art in all its forms, showcasing submissions that have been hand-picked by our juror from the local community. We welcome submissions in any medium for display in our galleries this fall.
Alan Greenberg is a practicing artist based in Elkins Park. Alan has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as at many local Philadelphia area institutions. Greenberg received a BFA from Tyler, an MFA from Purdue, and has held teaching positions at Tyler, UArts, and Drexel.
The 2019 Annual Juried Show application fee increases incrementally according to the following timeline:
September 19 – October 3: $15
October 4 – October 17: $25
October 18 – October 24: $35
Members submit for FREE
This year we’ll be giving out three awards, each with a cash prize. These awards were generously funded by anonymous donors that have chosen to celebrate three different mediums. All mediums, however, will be accepted for exhibition. If there are qualifying entries, the juror will select one recipient for each of the following awards:
Tile and Mosaic Arts (TAMA) Award
Ceramics Arts Award
Paper Arts Award
Application deadline: October 24
Notification date: October 31
Work drop-off: November 6, 7, 9 & 12
Opening reception: Friday, November 15, 6 – 8pm
Coffee Break (with Alan Greenberg and selected artists): Saturday, December 12, 10am – 12pm
Exhibition close: January 2
Work pick-up: January 7
SOLO SERIES REVIEW 2019-20
Gallery Exhibitions | Fall 2019-Summer 2020
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019
Our Solo Series offers artists the opportunity to show a body of work in an individual gallery. Over the course of the year, 9-12 artists will present an exhibition of their own design in one of Alverthorpe Manor’s historic rooms.
Artists will be selected for a solo exhibition in either our Fall (September – November), Winter (January – March), or Spring (April – June) exhibition season. Each year, AAC’s exhibition program features national and regional artists in our gallery spaces, as well as related programs such as lectures, public forums, and workshops designed to involve audiences in the experience.
Applicants will also be considered for an exhibition in our Community Arts Gallery, which highlights artists whose work aims to create conversation and engagement around local cultural and historical concerns.
View our Exhibition Archives to see past exhibitions and artists selected at AAC.
All applicants will be notified by mid-July.
The non-refundable submission fee is used to cover the cost of the exhibition itself, which includes gallery maintenance and material costs, labor and installation costs, as well as advertisement and reception costs. Please make sure you are using the correct application before submitting. If you are not sure whether or not you are a current member of AAC, you can call us at (215) 887-4882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER JURIED SHOW 2019
Juried Exhibition | On View June 14 – July 26
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2019
All applicants will be notified on Tuesday, May 28.
This exhibition celebrates art in all its forms, showcasing submissions that have been hand-picked by our juror from the local community. We welcome submissions in any medium for display in our galleries this summer.
JUROR: Shannon Rose Moriarty
Shannon Rose Moriarty is a teaching artist who believes in the creative power of authenticity. She successfully motivates others to grow by encouraging self expression and curiosity through playful experimentation, creative problem solving, and artistic decision making. She serves at-risk youth at Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy in Philadelphia, where she built a comprehensive arts & humanities curriculum intentionally focused on bringing the art of living into the classroom. At Abington Art Center, Moriarty energizes ceramics enthusiasts who each recognize and meet their personal creative goals; as well as adult artists with special abilities at the YWCA in Princeton, NJ; who together, prove to be the strongest example of a supportive artistic community. Shannon is also a founding member of the artist-run gallery space, Spillway Collective, where she joyfully curates inclusive and collaborative exhibitions.She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics, a minor in art education and, a Pennsylvania PK-12 art teaching certification from Arcadia University in 2015.
ANNUAL JURIED SHOW 2018
Juried Exhibition | On View November 9 – January 4
Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2018
JUROR: Martha Gyllenhaal
Dr. Gyllenhaal, head of the Fine Arts Area, is an art historian and painter who integrates humanities and the fine arts in her teaching. She enjoys using the art collections in Glencairn Museum to enhance her classes. One of her courses, Topics in Twentieth-Century Architecture: Bryn Athyn’s National Historic Landmarks, meets on site and examines the process it took to build Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Museum, and the Cairnwood and Cairncrest estates. She has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and encourages her students to plan their own grand tours. Her passion is 17th century Dutch art. Her research focuses on the studio practices and working methods of Rembrandt and the artists in his circle.
Pictured: Dark Moon Rising, John Fansmith, Garden Party, Callie Connors
SOLO SERIES REVIEW 2018-19
Gallery Exhibitions | Fall 2018-Summer 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 21, 2018
Our Solo Series offers artists the opportunity to show a body of work in an individual gallery. Each season, AAC’s exhibition program features national and regional artists in our gallery spaces, as well as related programs such as lectures, public forums, and workshops designed to involve audiences in the experience.
View our Exhibition Archives to see past exhibitions and artists selected at AAC.
Pictured: Heather Ujiie, Christina Orthwein
AMERICA, THE WORLD
Juried Photo Exhibition | June 15 – July 27
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2018 at midnight
The U.S., more than any other nation, is a melting pot of different cultures. Our modern America was born out of diverse immigration, and has continued to be a destination and safe haven for many in countries all across the globe to settle themselves and their families. There’s a feeling of belonging to one’s own tribe–ethnic, religious, or otherwise–as well as being a part of the overall fabric of America, stitched together by core beliefs of freedom, opportunity, and equality. This diversity of ideas and cultures has been what makes this country extraordinary, inspiring, different, and beautiful, even as we struggle with the division and conflict they have wrought.
Abington Art Center invites artists to submit their photography that responds to or incorporates this theme. This exhibition will run this summer concurrently to our annual World Music Concert Series as well as a planned Weaving Public Threads community talk focused around the topic of immigration.
Ron Tarver received a BA in Journalism and Graphic Arts from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and an MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Swarthmore College. Before joining the faculty at Swarthmore he had been a staff photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 32 years where he shares a 2012 Pulitzer Prize. While at the Inquirer he was nominated for three additional Pulitzers and honored with awards from World Press Photos and the Sigma Delta Chi Award of the Society of Professional Journalists among others. He is co-author of the book We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, published by Harper Collins.
Tarver is recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He has received funding and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Independence Foundation. His fine art work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many museums, corporate and private collections including the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Pictured: Courage of the Dragon & Philly Celebrates New Year, John Stritzinger