71st Annual Juried Exhibition
July 28, 2012 – September 30, 2012

Woodmere Art Museum’s 71st Annual Juried Exhibition will be on view from July 28 through September 30, 2012. The exhibition will feature a variety of media from artists living in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area or within 50 miles of the Museum. Works will be selected in order to create a cohesive exhibition that explores themes and ideas that are current within the arts of Philadelphia. 

About the Juror
As an institution that is devoted to Philadelphia’s art and artists, Woodmere is pleased to announce that Alex Kanevsky, an artist who lives, works, teaches, and exhibits in Philadelphia, will juror the exhibition. Born in Russia, Kanevsky came to America in 1983 and subsequently received his training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he is currently a member of the faculty. 

Citing influences from twentieth-century painters such as Richard Diebenkorn, Lucian Freud, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Diego Velázquez, Kanevsky has created work that is decidedly of our time and simultaneously interwoven with the best of art history. He has recently exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Washington, and Philadelphia. 

Application Procedure
All submissions must be submitted online at and formatted as a JPEG, GIF, PNG, MP3, MP4, or MOV files. Artists may submit up to FIVE artworks for consideration. Each artwork should be represented with one image only (two images if the artwork is a sculpture) or in video format for animation, film, or other time-based media. 

Any entries sent via email or by mail will NOT be considered. 

Images should be formatted so that the orientation of the work is clear. Full, accurate information for each submission must be supplied.

Click Here for the Application

Entry Fee
The online application fee is $12.00 and is non-refundable. 

Entry deadline
April 13, 2012 

Accepted Work/Notification
Artists will be notified of the juror’s selections by May 23, 2012. Woodmere may retain images of accepted works for the duration of the exhibition for publicity and archival purposes. Artists may also be asked to supply additional hi-res images for publication.

Artists will be responsible for delivery of accepted artworks to Woodmere Art Museum from June 8, 2012 – June 16, 2012 between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. Pick up of the artwork will begin on October 1, 2012. All accepted works MUST remain for the duration of the exhibition. Works will be insured from the date of delivery to the date of pick-up. Woodmere is not responsible for any shipping or handling costs.

Any artwork not picked up by November 1, 2012 will incur a storage fee of $2.00 per day.

Works eligible for submission include, but are not limited to two-dimensional and three-dimensional work such as paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, works in mixed media, drawings, prints, installations, and photographs. Time-based film and digital media such as film and animation are also eligible. 

No work may exceed 70 inches in any dimension or a total weight of 200 lbs., including its frame or base. Additional restrictions may apply depending on the media. Sculptures that are not freestanding must be securely attached to a base or support.

More than $6,000 in prizes will be awarded by the juror. 

• Submissions are limited to art works made by artists ages 21 and older, and currently reside in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area or within 50 miles of the Museum. No work made before 2009 will be considered. 

• Please note that Woodmere Art Museum has changed its policy regarding the sale of artworks in conjunction with the exhibition: works in the exhibition will NOT be listed for sale. 

• Only artworks that have not been exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum are eligible for submission. 

• Artists submitting must have no relation to Woodmere Art Museum staff or Board of Trustees. 

Woodmere Art Museum reserves the right to reject any accepted artwork that does not meet the standards for display, eligibility rules listed above, is deemed unsafe, differs from artist’s photo(s) and/or description, or for any other reason.

Juried Exhibition Calendar
April 13, 2012: Deadline for submissions
May 23, 2012: Selections announced
June 8 – June 16, 2012: Begin artwork delivery 
July 28, 2012 – September 30, 2012: Exhibition on view to the public
October 1, 2012: Begin pick-up of artwork