CALL FOR ART featuring MR. T

mrtJibbart Jabbart: A Mr. T-Themed Art Show and Experience
An exhibition of artwork inspired by Mr. T at PhilaMOCA

About the Event: If you grew up in the 1980s, Mr. T was a ubiquitous presence in your childhood.  Whether you marveled at his driving skills and propensity to drink drugged milk on the A-Team, his menacing gaze as he stood toe-to-toe with Philly’s own Rocky Balboa, or peddled everything from lunchboxes to action figures to cereal with his face on it, Mr. T had an undeniable impact on our everyday lives.  On Saturday, December 7 we’re celebrating the Man with the Gold in a themed art show and entertainment experience!

Submissions:  All two-dimensional mediums welcome (no hazardous materials), no videos, sculptures or installations.  Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Ben Leach at [email protected].  Links are preferred for six or more entries. Remember, not all submissions will be accepted.

There will be a $20 participation fee per selected piece of artwork. 100% of the proceeds from sold artwork will go to the artist.

Deadline for submissions is December 2nd, 2013.

Accepted Art Delivery: Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Wednesday, December 4th from Noon – 6:00 PM (or by request).  Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation.  For safety purposes, all 2-D will preferably be framed.  Accepted pieces that will be delivered to PhilaMOCA via postal means must include return postage and must arrive by December 4th.

For questions or concerns, contact Ben Leach: [email protected]

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CALL FOR HORROR-THEMED ART FOR OCTOBER!

halloween-pictureCALL FOR ARTISTS! OCTOBER EXHBITION
An exhibition of strange and spooky art at PhilaMOCA

About the Event:
This October, PhilaMOCA will be celebrating Halloween with dozens of horror-themed events. We invite artists to submit their scary, surreal, horrific, or off-putting art to cover our walls and help frighten our guests.

Submissions:
All two-dimensional mediums welcome (no hazardous materials), no videos, sculptures or installations. Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Jay Bilinsky at [email protected]. Links are preferred for six or more entries. Remember, not all submissions will be accepted.

There will be a $20 participation fee per selected piece of artwork. 100% of the proceeds from sold artwork will go to the artist.

Deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2013.

Accepted Art Delivery:
Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Wednesday, October 2nd from Noon – 6:00 PM (additional drop-off times are available by prior arrangement). Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation. For safety purposes, all 2-D will preferably be framed. Only in-person drop-offs will be accepted, no mail-ins!

For questions or concerns, contact Jay Bilinsky: [email protected]

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CALL FOR ART ASAP!

drawingOur schedule is PACKED for September and we just realized that we don’t have any art on the walls!  Lend us a hand:  we’re looking to fill our bare walls with work from local artists, no theme, no hanging fee.  If you want it to be for sale then we’ll take a 15% commission, that’s all.  And let’s stick to objects that can hang on the wall, no video/sculptures/three dimensional objects this time around.

Deadline is Monday, September 2 at Noon.  Art drop offs will be made on Tuesday, September 3 between Noon and 7pm or by appointment before then, no art delivery via postal service.  Art will hang through October 1 and will be available for viewing during event hours.  E-mail images of submissions to [email protected].

Please spread the word!

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CONTEST: Kiss of the Damned advance screening

PhilaMOCA’s new partnership with Cinedelphia.com is yielding rewards!  We’re currently giving away a whole bunch of tickets to attend an advance screening of Xan Cassavetes’ Kiss of the Damned that will be held on Monday, May 6 at 7:30 PM at the Ritz at the Bourse.  To enter, just RSVP and the lucky winners will receive confirmation e-mails.
This is just the first of what will surely be a long run of movie-related contest giveaways, which will help strengthen and solidify PhilaMOCA’s place as the premiere outlet for movie-related happenings in Philadelphia.  So support these contests to see great films and we’ll see where we go from there…
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CALL FOR ART: ERASERHOOD FOREVER (AND EVER)

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ERASERHOOD FOREVER (AND EVER)
David Lynch in art at PhilaMOCA

Opening reception: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art
531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

About the Event: PhilaMOCA is hosting a sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2012 ERASERHOOD FOREVER show – an artistic celebration of the work of David Lynch. This anniversary marks the passing of a full year since our ERASERHEAD mural was erected to commemorate the neighborhood that inspired the 1977 film.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 12 from 6:00 – 11:30 PM and will feature performers, musicians, amusements, and, of course, art in the style of the work of David Lynch.

Submissions: All mediums are welcome (no hazardous materials). Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Chip Schwartz at [email protected]. Links are preferred for six or more entries.

There will be a $25 participation fee per selected piece of artwork.
Deadline for submissions is June 28, 2013.

Accepted Art Delivery: Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Monday, July 8 from Noon – 6:00 PM. Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation.

For questions or concerns, contact Chip Schwartz: [email protected]

2012 ERASERHOOD FOREVER coverage:
Around Philly (Recap)
City Paper
The Deli Philadelphia
Geekadelphia
InLiquid (Recap)
Inquirer (Weekend cover)
Metro
NEWSWORKS
Philadelphia Weekly (Cover story)
Pulplab
WXPN’s The Key (Photo recap)

About PhilaMOCA:
The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is a former showroom for caskets and mausoleums turned multi-purpose art space that specializes in film and live music.  PhilaMOCA is located at 531 N. 12th Street and is considered by many to be the “center of weird in Philadelphia”.

http://www.philamoca.org

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Tuesday Tune-Out March 2013 schedule by guest curator Philly Music Showcase

philadelphia-area-music-showcaseMarch’s Tuesday Tune-Out is curated by Nikki Volpicelli of Philly Music Showcase:

March 5:
Edison (solo set) : dream-out dynamic melodies, spacious vocals
Mohican (instrumental set) w/ projected original band footage : Guitar-driven, atmospheric, post-rock instrumentals

March 12:
Point Breeze : three-piece noise-core outfit hailing from its namesake
Amanda X : Corinne Tucker-like vocalis, twee-punk power jams
plus film TBA

March 19:
Younger Me : Eccentric, multi-instrumental pop-bop from York, PA
Cruiser : Warm bodies, hazy, summer morning music; performing with found imagery from Andy States

March 26:
Heyward Howkins : blustery vocals, plucky guitar riffs, nostalgic songwriting
Auctioneer : Complex instrumental composition by Craig Hendrix, broad vocals, experimental fiction folk; performing w/ multi-screen video installation by Jesse Engaard and live video mixing by Chris Thomas

Doors at 7:30, Musician at 8:00-ish
$5 donation, All ages.

Tuesday Tune-Out is an ongoing weekly series of music and movies in which a rotating lineup of guest curators choose a month’s worth of local bands, the bands in turn choose movies to screen.

http://www.phillymusicshowcase.com

Upcoming guest curators:
April – Cinedelphia Film Festival
May – YVYNYL

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Announcement: Cinedelphia Film Festival

cff-temp-logo-smTime to announce the big project I’ve been working on for the past few months, it’s gonna be huge and it’s primarily being held at PhilaMOCA…

Running from April 4 – 27, 2013, the Cinedelphia Film Festival is a celebration of the past and present of film in Philadelphia.  All of the programming for this first-of-its-kind event is Philadelphia-related in some manner, be it shooting location, special guest, community programmer, etc.  The CFF is presented by Cinedelphia.com, the online center of the Philadelphia film community.

“There’s a lot more to Philly film than Rocky or Shyamalan,” said Eric Bresler, Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com and organizer of the CFF.  “The goal of the CFF is to illustrate Philly’s rich film history, as well as its vibrant present, to the greater populace.”

The CFF will feature 30+ programs over the course of 24 consecutive days.  Venues include PhilaMOCA, International House, Ardmore’s Viva Video!, and others TBA.  Community partners/presenters include International House Philadelphia, The Secret Cinema, TLA Entertainment, Exhumed Films, Reelblack, Urban Archives – Temple University Libraries, Termite TV, Viva Video!, Artsploitation Films, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, and many others.

The Festival’s diverse programming slate ranges from accessible histories to esoteric time capsules as demonstrated in the opening weekend schedule:

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Tuesday Tune-Out February schedule by 8static

8static8static, Philadelphia’s internationally-recognized monthly showcase of chiptune music/visual arts, will wear the curator hat for February’s PhilaMOCA-based Tuesday Tune-Out series.

This month, all musicians will perform thematic sets based on their films of choice…

February 5 : Saint (Cipher Prime) – WANDERLUST
February 12 : Chipocrite – THE BIG LEBOWSKI
February 19 : Cheap Dinosaurs – LIQUID SKY
February 26 : br1ght pr1mate – STAR TREK

Doors at 7:30, Musician at 8:00, Movie at 9:00
$5 donation, All ages.

Tuesday Tune-Out is an ongoing weekly series of music and movies in which a rotating lineup of guest curators choose a month’s worth of local bands, the bands in turn choose movies to screen.

Upcoming guest curators:
March – Philly Music Showcase
April – Cinedelphia Film Festival

http://8static.com

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CALL FOR PHILLY HARDCORE PUNK FOOTAGE

punk_rock_singleCALL FOR PHILLY HARDCORE PUNK FOOTAGE

PhilaMOCA is looking to assemble the definitive visual history of Philly DIY/house/punk shows for a film festival program that will be held this coming April.

“Loud! Fast! Philly!” will explore over thirty years of hardcore punk in the city of Philadelphia. While overshadowed by the internationally famous scenes of Washington, DC and New York City, Philly consistently provided not only DIY venues for bands from all over the US and beyond, but also nurtured its own talent. Among enthusiasts of hardcore, bands such as Y-DI, Flag of Democracy (F.O.D.), Ruin, McRad, Pagan Babies, Franklin, Policy of 3, Fracture, Kill the Man Who Questions, R.A.M.B.O., and many others have carved a bloody gouge in a city otherwise known for its historical spots, obesity, and crime rate. Philly is a city of neighborhoods and personalities, and hardcore punk has thrived in the pre-gentrified parts of North, South, and West Philly. The scene has produced some characters as colorful as those out of Dickens. The recently-deceased Mikey Wild was just one of many figures who’ve at times appeared larger than life, but have also revealed their all-too-fragile selves. In a city as rough-hewn as Philly, the ravages of poverty and addiction can find itself hand-in-glove with the nihilism that courses through some veins of punk, or at odds with the positivity of punk’s more forward-thinking proponents. From venues like the Grendel’s Lair, Abe’s Steaks, Love Hall, Club Pizzazz, and JC Dobbs in the ‘80s; through Revival, Upstairs At Nicks, Stalag 13, and the Cabbage Collective’s Calvary and First Unitarian churches in the ‘90s; and into the present with R5 Productions and the sundry warehouses, basements, and arts spaces that host events, DIY punk has found its home wherever it could surface and for as long as it could sidestep the grasping tentacles of L&I. The “Loud! Fast! Philly!” event wishes to celebrate the scene in all its vibrant and fetid facets and to honor the individuals who — motivated by passion and fueled by the DIY ethos —  made and continue to make it happen.

Through both the event at the Cinedelphia Film Festival and some ancillary offshoot events, we hope to put Philly’s punk past and, most importantly, the future of its underground into a perspective that serves to inspire activity and eschew golden-hued nostalgia. We are looking for footage of Philadelphia and area bands playing DIY venues from 1980 – 2013. We’d like to speak to band members, promoters/event organizers, DJs, ‘zine writers, and attendees about their involvement in the scene and how it (and Philly itself) has changed over the years. We wish to present an event that features video performance clips and participants speaking live about their involvement, and that encourages the engagement of the event’s attendees.

Submissions:  All formats are welcome, but all footage will have to ultimately be transferred to a digital format for screening.  PhilaMOCA has the capabilities to make this happen with any master format, please send technical inquiries to the contact below.  And to expedite matters, please pre-select a handful of what you consider to be the best songs/bands/quality footage from you collection.

Deadline for submissions:
March 1, 2013

Contact:
Joseph A. Gervasi, [email protected]

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CALL FOR ART: CINEDELPHIA ART SHOW

cinedelphia-art-show-callCALL FOR ARTISTS!

CINEDELPHIA ART SHOW: An art show dedicated to the two greatest things in the world: Philly and film.

About the Event: The Cinedelphia Film Festival is Philadelphia’s first city-centric film festival.  Running from April 4-27, 2013, the CFF is a celebration of the past and present of Philly film with all programming relating to Philadelphia in some manner.  PhilaMOCA will be hosting the majority of CFF screenings, but additional screenings will be held at International House, Viva Video!, and several other local venues.

PhilaMOCA will host the Festival’s accompanying art show.  We are looking for art that is related to either “film”, “Philadelphia”, or, ideally, a combination of the two.   And of course when it comes to PhilaMOCA, the weirder the better.

Art will hang from Saturday, April 6 through the duration of the Festival and can be viewed during any PhilaMOCA-based Festival screenings.

Submissions: All mediums are welcome except for installations/sculpture due to space limitations.  Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Eric Bresler at [email protected].  Links are preferred for six or more entries.

There is a $20 participation fee per selected piece of artwork; PhilaMOCA will handle all art sales with 100% of sales going to the artist.

Deadline for submissions is March 8, 2013.

Accepted Art Delivery:  Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 from Noon – 6 PM and by appointment.  Work must be hang-ready.  Pieces delivered by mail must be sent in easily re-sealable packaging with return postage included.

For questions, contact Eric Bresler at [email protected].

LIKE the CFF on Facebook.

http://www.cinedelphia.com

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