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Open Exhibit – January 2019

January 2019 Open Exhibit  

Juror: Mark Strandquist    
Exhibit dates: January 8, 2019- February 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6:30–8:30 pm
Artwork Pick-Up: 
Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1-5pm
Monday Feb. 4 from 10-12pm
View the Show on Flickr!
Digital Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2018 by midnight https://theartleague.submittable.com/submit


Open exhibits do not limit theme, medium, process or content. Artists are free to enter any current work made within 10 years. Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery. If the work weighs over 60lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.

All works must adhere to the Gallery hanging and framing requirements. For 2D artworks, no clip frames are permitted and hanging wire must be attached to the frame, not the backing. 2D artworks must have hanging wire. No saw tooth hangers permitted. Canvases may be gallery wrapped with no visible staples.


Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.


 Awards: The Art League Best in Show: $1,000


 About the Juror, Mark Strandquist


Mark Strandquist has received multiple awards, fellowships, national residencies, and reached wide audiences through the NY Times, the Guardian, NPR, the Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, VICE, and many others. He currently directs the People’s Paper Co-op in Philadelphia, PA, and the Performing Statistics project in Richmond, VA. In 2016, he and his partner Courtney Bowles were awarded A Blade of Grass fellowship for Socially Engaged Art to begin the Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank.

As a writer he has presented at a multitude of conferences, contributes articles on contemporary photography to the website FeatureShoot, and co-edits and co-founded the website Photography as a Social Practice.

Strandquist teaches Art and Activism as a graduate lecturer at the International Center for Photography, is a Blade of Grass Fellow of Socially Engaged Art, and a co-recipient of the Moving Walls grant from Open Societies Foundation. 


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