DVAA OPEN CALLS

DVAA annually offers at least 3 members-only exhibitions, DVAA open calls, and juried calls open to the public. 
DVAA Members receive a discount on fees and access to multiple member-only exhibition opportunities. 

Please click on the black submit buttons below for more details and to submit: 

See below for the following opportunities:

- Open Call for DVAA’s April members only exhibition - “Art et al” Due April 5th
- Open Call for DVAA’s “South Philly: Pretty & Gritty” juried exhibition Due April 15th
- Open Call for DVAA’s “Nor Wind, Nor Water” juried exhibition Due April 29th
- Open Call for DVAA’s “Encounters with Whitman” Video exhibition Due May 17th
- Open Call for DVAA’s “Encounters with Whitman” Photo exhibition TBA



ART et al, members only show

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 5TH, 11:59PM

Open Call to all DVAA Members

Deadline to Submit: April 5th, 11:59pm

The Greek word polymath describes a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. Leonardo Da Vinci is of course among the most famous polymaths making vast strides in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, astronomy, and the arts. DVAA's favorite Renaissance inventor inspires this April's members exhibition titled, Art et al.

As Da Vinci Art Alliance members, we all share our love for the arts. This common thread binds our community as individual artists and as an organization. However DVAA members are more than simply artists, we are creative thinkers with a wealth of diverse knowledge informed by a staggering variety of professions, skills, life experiences, hobbies, interests, and backgrounds. The sum of these factors create an artist and informs the content of their artwork. This members exhibition will highlight these aspects of your artistic lives. How do your unique experiences inform your artwork?

Share with us a piece of work that best illustrates your depth of expertise on whatever subjects that helps inform your artistic practice. Additionally, tell us about it! Each work will be featured next to small wall didactic (175 words or less) from your answer below.

RULES FOR ENTRY:
- You may submit 1 artwork.
- All wall hanging artwork must fit within 576 square inches (e.g. a 24" x 24" square, a 12" x 48" rectangle, or any combination of
dimensions less that 576 square inches).
- All free standing or pedestal artwork must fit within a 24"x 24"x 24" cube.
- Label the back of your work with your name and title of artwork.
- All artwork must be ready to display. Wall hanging pieces must be wired.
- If your work requires any additional apparatus to be shown, it must be provided.

SUBMISSION FEE:
DVAA Members: $20

SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: April 5
Artwork Drop Off: April 7, 12-3pm & April 11, 12-3pm
Reception: April 14, 1-5pm
On View: April 14 - 28
Artwork Pick Up: April 28, 5-7pm & May 2, 12-3pm

DVAA POLICY: DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.



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SOUTH PHILLY: PRETTY AND GRITTY, open call juried by Jason Chen

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 15TH, 11:59PM

Open Call to all DVAA Members and the Public

A juried open call for artwork of all mediums celebrating the flavors, colors, and communities that make South Philly so unique and vibrant! Prizes will be awarded by our special guest juror: Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla.
Deadline to Submit: April 15th, Midnight

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Jason Chen is originally from Guangzhou, China. He received his BFA in Animation from the University of Arts in 2008. Jason is a Philadelphia based Photographer specializing in Fashion, Editorial, and Alternative Process Photography. He is the Co-Founder of Paradigm Gallery + Studio and Juggling Wolf (a film and animation production studio). Jason’s work has been displayed in galleries and venues including: Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Crane Arts, The Light Room Gallery, Trust Gallery, Kimmel Center, and Commerce Square.

RULES FOR ENTRY:
- You may submit 2 artworks
- Artwork must be no larger than 36” x 36” x 36” (including frame)
- Label the back of your work with your name and title of artwork
- All artwork must be ready to display. Wall hanging pieces must be wired. If your work requires any additional apparatus to be shown, it must be provided.

SUBMISSION FEE:
Members: $20
Non-Members: $35

TO SUBMIT:
Simply fill out the fields in the form, attach an image of your artwork, and click submit. You will then be automatically redirected to another DVAA webpage to pay the entry fee. And that’s it, you’re done!

PRIZES:
1st prize - $150 cash
2nd prize - 1 year Premium Membership ($125 value)
3rd prize - 1 year General Membership ($75 value)

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Artist Notification: April 22nd, 2019
Artwork Delivery: May 4th 12-2pm & May 5th 12-2pm
Opening Reception: May 8, 2019 6-8pm
Run Dates: May 8th - May 30th 2019
Artwork Pick Up: May 30th 5-7pm & May 31st 12-2pm

DVAA POLICY:
DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.
When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality.
DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days.
All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space.

For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.

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Huge thanks to our Exhibition Sponsors:
Associate Exhibition Sponsor: DeFino Law Associates


Supporting Exhibition Sponsors: The Expressive Hand and Philly Home Connection. 




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Nor Wind Nor Water,
open call for artworks that address the ongoing struggles of Puerto Ricans to rebuild (post hurricane Maria)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 29TH, 11:59PM

Open Call to all DVAA Members and the Public

Deadline to Submit: April 29th, 11:59pm

Nearly two years since the catastrophe of hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico continues the ongoing process of recovery. The handling of this crisis has served to illustrate, once again, a history of neglect of these U.S. citizens.

This exhibition will feature artworks that address the ongoing struggles of Puertorriqueño (Puerto Ricans) to rebuild physically, emotionally, and economically. All artists who are Puertorriqueño and/or feel connected to the issue are welcome to submit. The challenges faced by the Puertorriqueño diaspora are not theirs alone, nor should the process of healing. The proceeds and collected donations raised through this exhibition will go to aid in the still much needed rebuilding on the island.

ABOUT THE JURORS:
Edna Santiago:
Born in Spanish Harlem, NYC; raised in Puerto Rico. After 40 years of work as a Physical Therapist, and after a personal tragedy, Edna found the healing and inspiring world of painting. Edna is a self taught artist who then started taking lessons at Philadelphia area art centers. Back in Puerto Rico, she owned a gallery which offered opportunities to show artwork from artists of the island and the Philadelphia area. Edna currently resides in the Philadelphia area, having left the island after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria on PR in 2017. As an artist who regularly puts forth effort to enrich the arts community, Edna is proud to jury and offer an international exhibition opportunity for Puertorriqueño artists by reserving a prominent gallery in the heart of Philadelphia (DVAA). With this exhibition, among other projects, she hopes to continue the conversation of the arts between the contiguous states and the island in ways barely spoken before. In her words, “in a world where the arts are being cut off from resources, we should strengthen the artists, which strengthens us all.”

RULES FOR ENTRY:
- You may submit 2 artworks
- Label the back of your work with your name and title of artwork
- All artwork must be delivered ready to display. If your work requires any additional apparatus to be shown, it must be provided.

SUBMISSION FEE:
DVAA Members: $15 (subsidized fee)
Island Residents/displaced s/p Maria: $10 (subsidized fee)
Non-members: $20 (subsidized fee)

TO SUBMIT:
Simply fill out the fields below, attach an image of your artwork, and click submit. You will then be directed to a payment portal for the entry fee. And that’s it, you’re done!

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: April 29th, 11:59pm
Artist Notification: May 1st, 2019
*Artwork Delivery: (for artist living in PR): TBD by Juror between May 3rd-15th
Artwork Delivery: (for local or shipped artwork)
August 14th, 1-4pm & August 17th, 1-4pm @ DVAA
Opening Reception: August 21st, 6-8pm
Run Dates: August 21st - September 1st
Artwork Pick Up @DVAA: September 4th, 1-4pm & September 7th 1-4pm.

*Arrangements can be made for artwork coming from Puerto Rico with exhibition juror and organizer, Edna Santiago. DVAA will connect selected artists in PR to Edna to coordinate artwork hand-off.

DVAA POLICY:
DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.
When the work is delivered, the Exhibitions Director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.



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ENCOUNTERS WITH WHITMAN: "These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers,"
Open Call for Video Art

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MAY 17TH, 11:59PM

Open Call to all LGBTQ DVAA Members and the Public

Deadline to Submit: May 17th, Midnight.

Casa de Duende, in collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance, presents Encounters with Whitman: a Photography and Video Exhibition in Celebration of the Whitman Bicentennial June 7th through the 17th, 2019. Call for photography issued separately.

Casa de Duende issues an international call for entries for a juried video exhibition to coincide with the bicentennial celebration of the birth of the American Poet Walt Whitman, (1819-1892). “These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers, Erotic Celebrations of Self, lovers, and Comrades seeks submissions of video work that examines, reinterprets and celebrates Walt Whitman’s Calamus poems. Forming part of Whitman’s larger collection of Leaves of Grass (1855), the Calamus poems remain one of the earliest and most explicit poetical sequences celebrating homoerotic love and affection between men.

The Calamus sequence of poems contributed to a wide range of responses in the way homoerotic love would be viewed and expressed by subsequent generations of gay men in the USA and abroad, impacting art, literature, photography, music and film. The Calamus poems also helped to shape individual and collective gay male ideas of democracy, masculinity, sex, freedom, and community. It is the exploration of these aspects of Whitman’s work we seek to highlight through this exhibition. We seek a wide diversity of LGBTQ voices irrespective of age, race and or gender.

JURORS:
Stiofan O’Ceallaigh is a multi-media artist curator born in Ireland, currently working between the USA and Europe, O’Ceallaigh is both an artist and curator, also founder of Balaclava.Q - An international Queer Arts Project & Collective (Established 2016).

José Luis Cortes's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, New York, Miami, Vienna, among other locations. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Out Magazine and many other publications. For over 20 years he's been painting on newspaper using only black and white, the color you see comes from the photographs and illustrations already on the printed media.

RULES FOR ENTRY: You may submit up to two videos under two minutes in length. All videos must be high quality and ready to display. Videos over 3MB should be sent to info@davinciartalliance.org with a Vimeo link. All foreign language submissions must have English subtitles. We welcome experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, and multimedia work, etc.,

SUBMISSION FEE:
Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

TO SUBMIT: Simply fill out the fields below, attach your video, and click submit. You will then be automatically redirected to another DVAA webpage to pay the entry fee. And that’s it, you’re done!

PRIZES:
1st prize - $100 cash

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: May 17th 2019
Artist Notification: May 24th 2019
Opening Reception: June 7th 6-8pm
Run Dates: June 7th - June 17th

DVAA POLICY: DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. Submission of videos to this exhibition grants Casa de Duende and Da Vinci Art Alliance permission to use video images and stills for promotion of the exhibition as part of Whitman at 200.

For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.

*'Encounters with Whitman' is a multi-part exhibition and this call is strictly for video submissions. A separate call will be available soon open to all artists - focusing on portraiture and landscape photography.