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Primal Sight: Open Call for Contemporary B&W Photography




Primal Sight: Open Call for Contemporary B&W Photography

Online exhibition on In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography
Deadline: January 12, 2020

In the In-Between seeks contemporary B&W photography in all its forms for its next online exhibition. Primal Sight will be juried by NYC-based curator and writer, Efrem Zelony-Mindell.

Juror’s Statement:

“The world of color has no curiosity because it is literal. Regardless of differences, there is something universal in how humans try to make sense of the world. We become comfortable or unsure and Black-and-White imagery becomes something else. There is a feral looker sinking into the eyes of such frames. They are unimaginably photogenic. These images are not looked at; they brood at you.”

– Efrem Zelony-Mindell


Selected entries will be included in the online exhibition Primal Sight, to be published on In the In-Between in March 2020. All entries will be considered for future iterations of this ongoing curatorial project.


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$6 requested donation to submit.
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Apply for Free Performing Arts Residencies at The Iron Factory, Philadelphia (2020)




PHILADELPHIA, PA - Announcing The Iron Factory's upcoming free residencies for 2020! Apply by December 1, 2019 for one of the following residency dates:

March 27-29, 2020 (weekend)
February 21-28, 2020 (weeklong)
April 24 - May 1, 2020 (weeklong)

This opportunity is for performing artists who would like to apply for a free residency at The Iron Factory in Philadelphia. Our residencies can also be booked (see website for more information). For those who do not receive a residency, the application fee can be used toward a future rental! We encourage applications from artists at various stages of their career, and welcome individual artists, companies, and collaboratives both local and visiting to apply.

Visit our website to learn more about the studio and overnight accommodations (a spacious shared loft in the building with our resident artist).

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Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Art Miami International Print Issue. We are passionate about highlighting work by emerging artists and are excited to feature the next round of artists in this edition.

JUROR: Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London and New York 

The Director of three galleries in central London and New York, Rebecca Hossack was born in Melbourne in 1955. 

Following degrees in Law and in History of Art, Hossack studied at Christie's and at The Guggenheim in Venice. She set up her own gallery in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, in March 1988. (She signed the lease only three days before the great stock-market crash on 'Black Monday').

Hossack's business, despte the economic climate, has not only survived, but thrived. In 2007 she moved the main London gallery to a three-storey building in 2a Conway Street, off Fitzroy Square, while keeping a second space at nearby 28 Charlotte Street.

From 1993-7, Hossack served as the Australian cultural attaché in London, initiating literary links between Australian and British writers and organising a series of exhibitions of Australian art in London. Her 'unworthy predecessor' Sir Les Patterson saluted her as 'one beaut sheila'. Hossack's portrait was included in Australians, an exhibition of photographs by Polly Borland at the National Portrait Gallery (with an accompanying book) celebrating 'the contributions of 55 famous Aussie "ex-pats". (LEARN MORE)

Eligibility and Requirements 

ELIGIBILITY: All artists 18+ from both the US and abroad, of all genders, ethnicities, and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber/textile art, photography, mixed media, installation, etc. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, and your email address. Please see our Submittable form for further details. 

SUBMISSION FEE: $35 for 3 images (non-refundable*) 

SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected by our guest juror, you will receive a custom designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Published artists will be sent a complimentary digital issue and will be listed as a participating artist in your issue on both our website and social media. We also promote artists individually via blog and social media posts that reach over 125,000 total followers worldwide. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to art fairs, exhibitions, and gallery projects organized by our team.

WHERE TO FIND: Print copies of Create! Magazine are available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. Digital issues can always be purchased on our website. This edition will be also available at Art Miami Fairs in December 2019. 

Deadline: September 30, 2019 (Midnight EST) 




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Weeklong Residency in Philadelphia




The Iron Factory is offering free weeklong residencies for individual artists or companies – local or visiting – for up to four people. Both residency options include accommodations in our 2nd floor loft and access to our 3rd floor studio from 8am-5pm.


These applications are for artists applying for a free "Visiting Artist Residency." Artists can also book a residency or nightly stays. See our residency rates for more information. 

For those who do not receive a residency, the application fee can be used toward a future rental at The Iron Factory.

​Who should apply?

Our residencies have been developed for artists in the initial creation of new work. We encourage applications from artists at various stages of their career, and welcome individual artists, companies, and collaboratives both local and visiting to apply. 

What's Included?

Weeklong residencies include daily studio access from 8am-5pm, as well as evening studio hours if schedule permits. Micro residencies include all-day studio access from 8am on Friday until 5pm on Sunday. The 2nd floor loft (located in the same building) is a spacious and comfy shared living space with a full kitchen (coffee maker included), living room area with TV, bathroom and shower, washer and dryer, and a small friendly dog. We provide two beds (one queen and one full) and two aero beds if needed. 


Rehearsals Only

We do not allow performances, classes, or showings during the residency. If you are interested performing, filming, or holding an event during a residency please email us at to arrange.


Applications for our free weeklong Visiting Artist residencies NOW OPEN for the weeks of October 4-11, 2019 and December 6-13, 2019. The deadline to apply is July 7th!

There is a $40 application fee. Payment can be made via PayPal.

*If application is not chosen, this fee can be used toward a future rental at The Iron Factory.

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16th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art




The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, honors approximately three artists annually with an exhibition in the Center's gallery and an award of $1000. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support talented contemporary artists, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. Winners are selected by Main Line Art Center's Board of Artistic Advisors. All adult fine artists are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome. Artists must attend the opening reception and be present for installation. The application deadline is June 25, 2019. Artists selected to receive the award will be notified in August 2019 and the exhibition will take place in November/December 2019.

© Hanna Vogel, Pyre (Safety), Recipient of the 15th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition and Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art



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Request for Exhibitions at Cherry Street Pier




The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) is requesting proposals for exhibitions at its newest public space Cherry Street Pier (CSP). DRWC is a nonprofit with a mission to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities along the central Delaware River Waterfront. We aim to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.

The organization is excited to use this new attraction on the waterfront to highlight the great art in and around Philadelphia. CSP is a multi-use space with artists-in-residence, numerous public events, video screens, flex spaces, and a 2000-square foot Gallery. DRWC is looking to work with artists, curators, collectives, peer arts organizations, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of background or location to showcase their work in the gallery space for one (1) month intervals.  


  • The Pier is not climate controlled. Exhibitions should be able to withstand wide temperature ranges. Previous successful installations include large mural panels, photographs printed on waterproof paper, dried floral exhibition, and sculpture.
  • The Gallery itself is 2,000 sf and is contained within the larger 55,000 sf CSP. The most successful installations to date show large pieces or multiple pieces that can fill the wall space. There are approximately 120’-0” of wall space available to artists.
  • Please note that the space is constructed from shipping containers and the walls are corrugated metal with a limited number of hanging and installation systems. We strongly recommend looking at the photos below, visiting the site, or contacting us to discuss installation techniques. Artists will be responsible for installing their show in conjunction with DRWC staff.
  • Each show will run for one (1) month. DRWC is looking for exhibitions through the end of Winter 2019.
  • DRWC encourages incoming artists to activate the space by holding events such as receptions, screenings, artist talks, performances, or workshops.
  • The artist will be responsible for the transactions involved in selling their pieces. Artists receive 100% of their sales. DRWC will not take a commission fee.
  • The artist should take into consideration that CSP is a relatively new public space with the potential to see high-volumes of visitors (estimates an average of 20,000 per month).
  • The artist should keep in mind that the public will interact with their art whether or not that is the intention.
  • While  CSP has security during its open hours, the Gallery does not have dedicated security to monitor the pieces. Of note, DRWC is not responsible for damage or loss of property while the exhibition is on the Pier.  

Budget: Up to $500 for installation fees. All shipping and transportation costs are the responsibility of the artist.

  • Funding/support beyond the above is not guaranteed, but we are happy to provide letters of support and will work to connect selected artists with local resources that may provide additional funding/connections.

Location: Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd. (see picture and map below for Gallery location)

Dimensions: 80’ wide x 24’ deep


  • Friday, May 24th: Proposals due EOD
  • Wednesday, June 7th: Proposals selected and applicants notified

Proposal Details:

  • The proposal should include:
  • A brief bio or description (250 words or less) of the organization/individual
  • 300 word description of proposed exhibition
  • Eight (8) hi-res  images or links to videos
  • Please note if you are planning on holding an opening reception, artist talk, or any other type of activation

Fee for Proposal: None

Selection Criteria: DRWC will use a jury consisting of staff, CSP artists-in-residence, and local artists and arts organization representatives. They will be choosing shows to create a calendar that is:

  • Representative of multiple different types of artistic disciplines
  • Representative of Philadelphia and the region’s artistic communities
  • While all proposals will be seriously considered, highest priority is generally given to those that fully use the uniqueness of our space and offerings.
  • Able to fit within the restraints of the pier (high traffic, environmental conditions, security)
  • Large enough to fill the space
  • Include additional activations of the space such as artists talks or interactive activities

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