Open Call - January 2018


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What does this Call for artwork provide?

  • An opportunity to exhibit at 3rd Street Gallery January 5–28, 2018.

  • Artwork will be selected by juror Luella Tripp to exhibit in January 2018. 

  • Exposure at an exhibit in Old City Philadelphia, including social media, email, press release and website promotion. 

What are the criteria for selection?

  • All selected artworks must be visual artists, with an active professional practice of at least two years.

  • The artistic quality of the artist’s submitted work will be based on the submitted images and artist statement. 

Entry Fees: 

$35 per entry, up to 3 works per entry. 

Selection Procedure:

The applicants will be selected by juror Luella Tripp. Artists will be notified of acceptance by December 18. 

Application Deadline: Thursday December 14, 2017 - Midnight

Exhibition Prize: 

Juror Luella Tripp–curator, gallerist, and art consultant since 2001— will select a top-prize from the exhibited works and 3rd Street Gallery will offer an exhibition to the winner in our annex space in 2018. Date to be coordinated with winner. 


  • Artists over the age of 18. 
  • Artists should not be in an undergraduate program. (MFA work accepted.)
  • Atwork completed in the last three years. 
  • 2d and 3d work accepted for entry. 
  • All entries must be suitably framed and ready for hanging and installation. No work with SAW TOOTH hangers will be accepted.
  • All works on paper and photographs MUST be behind glass. No clip frames are permitted. 
  • All 3D work must be sturdy and stable. A limited number of pedestals are available.

Selection procedure:

  • The applicants will be selected by a pool consisting of 3rd Street Gallery Members.
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance by December 18.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday December 14, 2017 - Midnight

To apply, please have the following ready:

  • A short statement relating specifically to the works submitted.
    (3000 Characters Max)

  • An up-to-date CV (PDF format)

  • High quality documentation of each work submitted. 


  • Artists selected must hand deliver January 2nd or 3rd. 
  • Shipped artwork must be received by January 2nd. 
  • Arists selected will be contacted with shipping address. Shipped work must include return post. 
  • All work needs to be at the gallery by 8PM on January 3 or it will not be included in the show. 


There will be a 30% commission retained by the gallery on all works sold. Artists will receive payment within 40 days of the close of the show.

Legal, Copyright & Insurance info: 

  • 3rd Street Gallery reserves the right to decline any questionable work. All work MUST be for sale. 
  • As the Gallery strives to make the show look as cohesive and professional as possible, all of an artist’s pieces may not necessarily be hung together. 
  • 3rd Street Gallery reserves the right to reproduce work for the purposes of
  • promoting this and future exhibitiions.
  • 3rd Street Gallery assumes no liability for any damages that may occur during this exhibit. 
  • The Gallery is not responsible for artwork left past January 28, unless arrangements have been made in writing.


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