AUTOMAT presents First Date, the 2018 Open Call for submissions. Through this call our members will select 4-6 artists to exhibit their work at AUTOMAT Gallery this May. We wish to develop ongoing relationships with artists through this call, so if you would like to show with us, we encourage you to apply. Each selected artist will have a studio visit or Skype session so that we can better get to know you and your work.


AUTOMAT is committed to expanding the diversity of our roster; all are welcome to apply.


Submission Requirements:

Step 1: Create a single pdf document including:

  • Images of 3-5 works (up to two images per work)

  • If submitting video work or performance, please provide links to a Vimeo or YouTube page.

  • Description of the works: title, medium, size, date, price and installation recommendations (if necessary)

  • If submitting installation, please include a short written description.

  • A short bio or one-page CV


Step 2: Pay the entry fee of $25 by clicking the “Donate” link on AUTOMAT’s Support page: (All proceeds from our Open Call go to furthering the AUTOMAT program.)

Step 3: Email the pdf document and PayPal receipt # to with “First Date, {artist name}” in the subject line.

Important Dates:

April 4         Submission Deadline

April 11       Notification of Acceptance

April 28       Work Delivery Deadline (Upon selection, we will provide a mailing address for artists out of Philadelphia)

May 4          Opening Reception

May 4-26    Exhibition Dates

May 27        Work Pickup