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.
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.
Brother Travis Simpkins, Artist
Elaine Eme, Artist/Teacher
Moe A. Brooker, Painter
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.
Oil, Three-dimensional, Drawing and Print-making, Water-Based Medium, Digital Imagery
$200 Prize per winner, per category
$500 Grand Master’s Prize
$1,000 Best in Show Prize
First entry: $25
Second and Third Entry: $10
(Limit of 3 entries per artist)
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.
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 Oct. 30