CALL FOR ENTRIES – THE GRAND EXHIBITION

An Open Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values

Sponsored by The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring an art contest for amateur or professional artists, 18 and older, to submit original entries. All artwork must display a visual interpretation of some aspect of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania, whether it be philosophical, historical, scientific, social, fraternal, charitable, architectural, etc.

Criteria

All artwork entries must display a visual interpretation of some aspect of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania, whether it be philosophical, historical, scientific, social, fraternal, charitable, architectural, etc. Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia.

Jurors

Brother Travis Simpkins, Artist
Elaine Eme, Artist/Teacher
Moe A. Brooker, Painter

Eligibility

Any amateur or professional artist or college art student may enter, but all will be judged as equals for competition purposes. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. All submissions must be original; they may have been created within the past two years and may have been previously exhibited. No work previously produced on a commission will be accepted. All submissions must be available for purchase.

Categories

Oil, Three-dimensional, Drawing and Print-making, Water-Based Medium, Digital Imagery

Awards

$200 Prize per winner, per category
$500 Grand Master’s Prize
$1,000 Best in Show Prize

Entrance Fee

First entry: $25
Second and Third Entry: $10
(Limit of 3 entries per artist)

Auction

If the artists in the Grand Exhibition choose to participate, their entered works may be auctioned off at the Exhibition Gala, with 80% of the auction value going to them and 20% to The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. The artist may set a reserve price, as well as a direct purchase price for the original work to be revealed AFTER the auction.

Calendar

Entry deadline: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, by midnight, E.D.T. Submissions must be made through www.callforentry.org

Jury selection announced: Friday, Aug. 27

Opening Reception: The Grand Exhibition Gala is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. In addition to announcing the winners, it will feature a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, live music and an art auction.

Exhibition: The Grand Exhibition is slated to be open for public view starting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., then Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through the end of October.