CALL FOR GLENN DANZIG-THEMED ART

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ART COMES RIPPING: A DANZIG-THEMED ART SHOW
In honor of both the season and the upcoming Samhain reunion show, PhilaMOCA’s October 2014 month-long art show will be Danzig-themed!  From illustrations of Misfits songs to portraits of the man himself, anything related to the endlessly entertaining punk legend is more than welcome!

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM and will feature a live performance by IN THE FIRE, a Misfits cover band fronted by local seven-year-old Rune Misfit.

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CALL FOR ART: Eraserhood Forever 2014

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CALL FOR ARTISTS!

ERASERHOOD FOREVER 2014
David Lynch in art at PhilaMOCA

Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

About the Event:  PhilaMOCA is hosting the third installment of the critically-acclaimed ERASERHOOD FOREVER exhibit – an artistic celebration of the work of David Lynch.  It is being held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s upcoming retrospective on the work of David Lynch.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.  The exhibit will close on Saturday, September 27 with the ERASERHOOD FOREVER entertainment extravaganza featuring Lynch-themed musicians, comedians, burlesque, and surprises!

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Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con after parties at PhilaMOCA

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We’re excited to be hosting three really cool events that will serve as official after parties for this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con!

SCI-FI EXPLOSION
Thursday, June 19th, 8:00 PM
Join master of evil Skeletor, writer/comics historian Chris Cummins and some very special guests for an unforgettable evening of live performance, trivia and carefully curated video clips showcasing the weirder world of science fiction. From a look at Robocop’s secret past as a chicken salesman to an exploration of actual letters people have written to E.T. and beyond, the Sci-Fi Explosion will help kickstart this year’s Wizard World festivities into high gear.
Doors at 7:30 PM, event at 8:00 PM.
$10 admission, 18+.

CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
Friday, June 20th, 7:30 PM
Come join host Rob Prior for the Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw. All artist and writers are invited to come and compete in this live drawing and writing competition.  You bring the creativity and we will take care of the rest.  Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artist and writers, where you will have 1 hour to compete.  Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win amazing prizes such as Corel PainterX3, Artograph lightpad and a Canson prize pack.  Additional prizes will be given throughout the night brought to you by Corel, Canson, Royal Talens and Artograph.
Doors at 7:00 PM, event at 7:30 PM.
Free admission, 21+

THE RETURN OF COMIC STRIP!
Saturday, June 21st, 9:00 PM
Burlesque beauties bare all in a Wizard World-themed extravaganza!  Comic books, video games, TV shows, these ladies will hit all of the essential nerd bases in this feature-length live strip show.  Featuring Liberty Rose, Hayley Jane, Minnie Tonka, Dottie Riot, and NYC cosplay star Stella Chuu!  Hosted by comedian Ben Fidler.
Doors at 9:00 PM, event at 10:00 PM.
$15 admission, 18+.

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CALL FOR ART: Murica! A Patriotic Art Show

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The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA) is now accepting submissions for an upcoming exhibition titled ‘Murica! We are looking for art of all kinds, patriotic or not, celebratory or critical, as long as the subject is the US of A. Art in all 2D mediums will be considered (sorry, we cannot accept 3D works).

The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 30th. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, June 22. Accepted art must be delivered on July 1, between 12pm and 6pm, or beforehand by appointment. Art must be ready to hang via wire or sawtooth hook at the time of installation. $20 hanging fee, 100% of the sales go to the artists.

Submit photographs of entries in .jpg or .png format to Jay at: [email protected]. All submissions must be made to this email, in-person submissions will NOT be accepted.

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CALL FOR ART featuring MR. T

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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!

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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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