Photograph of Charles Frech of the Gallagher Club - Mummers Parade 1938 (Courtesy of Historical Society of Philadelphia)

Art In City Hall issues a call to Philadelphia area artists (including photographers, artisans, designers) for the next exhibition in historic City Hall.

Theme: Fancy Folks-Art and Mummery is a celebration of art and artifacts inspired by Philadelphia’s great folk art tradition, the Mummers. Costumes, drawings, creative instruments and works in all media that portray a festive, celebratory spirit are encouraged as are works specific to mummery.

Art Gallery at City Hall and Hallway Display Cases

Open to Philadelphia area artists working in all media. The Art Gallery is 800 square feet of space.  The hallway exhibition display cases dimensions are 84″ H x 94″ W x 30″ D.  There are 10 display cases.

Rules for Entry

  1. Deadline for submission: Received by Friday, November 18, 2011. You can submit up to four works in the form of digitals. No entry fee.
  2. Please submit jpegs on a CD.  Each image should be no larger than 1MB.  Please call or email if you have questions.
  3. Each jpeg file name should correlate with the entry form.  You may include up to 3 details of each work.  Each artists must include a brief artist statement (no longer than two paragraphs) and resume as Word documents or PDFs.
  4. Return the completed entry form with our digital submission and include a S.A.S.E. ONLY if you wish to have your disc returned to you.
  5. If you are unable to submit work in a digital format, please contact Art In City Hall for assistance.

Exhibition Dates: December 14-February 24, 2012