AUTOMAT announces a call for artworks for their 2023 Open Call exhibition, open to emerging and mid-career artists working in any medium in the Philadelphia region and beyond. This group exhibition will be curated by our members, and will run from December 14th 2023 - January 20th 2024. Please see submission requirements below to apply.
Open calls introduce your work to our curators and present possibilities for future exhibitions even if you are not included in this group show. Our members often review our open call records when preparing for new projects.
Each artist must fill out the digital application HERE and pay the application fee at the bottom of this page. Both the application form and payment must be submitted before October 30th to be considered for exhibition.
Artists may submit up to 3 artworks, and include up to 2 images per work. Video projects or documentation of other time-based work can be submitted via a public YouTube or Vimeo link. Please limit these to no longer than 10 minutes in length. We encourage experimental and installation works, though a detailed installation plan must be included.
10/30 Open call application closes at 10pm
11/12 Applicants notified of their acceptance
12/4-12/9 Artwork drop off (All shipped artworks must be received by 12/10)
12/14 Opening on Second Thursday 6-9pm
12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/06, 1/13, 1/20 Gallery open Saturdays 12-5
1/11 Reception on Second Thursday 6-9pm
1/20 Exhibition closes
1/21 Deinstall / Artwork pick up
SHIPPING AGREEMENT: If you plan on shipping work please take note that work should be received at the gallery located at 1400 N American St. Suite 105 by December 10th. Shipping costs must be covered by the artist. A return shipment should be arranged for January 21st, with a prepaid return shipping label included with your work. An AUTOMAT member can assist with return shipment, but shipment costs must again be covered by the artist.
The $25 open call entry fee supports the general operation of AUTOMAT and the production of this show, which is otherwise funded by our artist members. We acknowledge the barriers that fees create for artist submissions. If you self-identify as someone who requires aid to afford the entry fee, we offer you the option of selecting the lower tier payment option of $5.