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An Open Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Pennsylvania
Entry Deadline: 8/1/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12
Entry Fee (An Open Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00
An Open Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values 
Sponsored by The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
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. Constructed in 1873, the Masonic Temple has been called one of the great “wonders” of the Masonic world. Adorned with some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry and magnificent lodge rooms based on themes of the ancient architectural world, the Masonic Temple connects us with our past by outwardly displaying our Masonic traditions and values. Located within the Masonic Temple is The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, which houses thousands of texts and artifacts relating to the history of the fraternity in the Commonwealth and the founding of our great nation.
Brother Alvin E. Just, D.D.G.M.-41
William Scott Noel, Painter
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.
Drawing and Print-making
Water-Based Medium
Digital Imagery

Minimum size:  6 inches,   Maximum size:  48 inches  x 72 inches
Artwork may be of any dimension or shape fitting within those boundaries.  Submissions may optionally be framed by the artist.

$200 Prize per winner, per category
$500 Grand Master’s Prize
$1,000 Best in Show Prize
Entry Fee:
$25 for first entry, $10 each for second and third entries. No more than three entries, regardless of media type, will be accepted from each artist.
If the artists in the Grand Exhibition choose to participate, their entered works may be auctioned off at the Exhibition Gala, with 80 percent of the auction value going to them and 20 percent 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, August 1, 2019 by midnight, E.S.T.

Jury selection announced:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Drop-off and pickup of all artwork must be done in person – or by a designated representative – on the assigned date and arranged time. Drop-off: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Thursday, October 3, 2019, Pickup: Tuesday, November 5 – 12, 2019

Opening Reception: The Grand Exhibition Gala will be held at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 4, featuring a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, live music, announcement of winners and a live auction of selected artwork.

Exhibition: The Grand Exhibition will remain open to the public to view Tuesday, October 8 - Thursday, October 31, 2019.

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
Masonic Temple
One N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2598
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