CALL FOR ARTISTS: Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors

On Friday, June 15, PhilaMOCA will host the Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors, a lead-in to the Mausoleum Horror Convention the following day (Saturday, June 16).  Full details will be announced soon, but in the meantime we’re looking for some more horror-themed artists, details below…


The Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors
A showcase of macabre masterpieces.

Friday June 15th – Tuesday June 19th
The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Arts
531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

About the Event:  The Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors will open at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Arts on Friday, June 15th.  The exhibit will showcase local artists and will lend a welcoming and thematically appropriate atmosphere to The Mausoleum Horror Convention that is being held the following day, Saturday, June 16th.  The Mausoleum Horror Con is a one-day celebration of all things horror featuring dealers, burlesque performances, music and more.

Opening Reception:  Friday June 15th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Film program follows.
Horror Convention:  Saturday June 16th 11:00 AM – Midnight

The gallery will then be available to view by appointment only through Tuesday June 19th.

Our Art Needs: PhilaMOCA has lots of wall-space to fill and we’re looking for fantastic horror-themed artwork from local artists.  Outside of 2D visual art, there are no medium restrictions.  Some work will need to be displayed above head-level and large works are needed to fill those spaces, but all sizes are welcome.

Submissions: Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Jenny Dreadful at  For 6 or more entries, links are preferred.  If digital prints of most works in your portfolio are available, feel free to direct us to your gallery instead.

Submissions must be received no later than May 18th.  No more than 4 pieces per artist will be selected, but feel free to submit as many as you like.

Accepted Art Delivery: Drop-offs of accepted art to PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) can be made by appointment Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14 from Noon – 6:00 PM.  They can also be mailed to the space to arrive between those dates, but delivery confirmation is required and return shipping arrangements are the artists’ responsibility.  Please contact Eric Bresler at to ensure the presence of staff during your expected art drop-off.  Work must be framed or otherwise ready to hang.

Unsold artwork will be available for pick-up starting Wednesday June 20th.

Sales: Selling your work is optional.  PhilaMOCA will handle all sales, but no commission fees will be charged.

Door Charge: Due to hanging and marketing costs, PhilaMOCA is unable to waive the art-show’s $5 door charge for participating artists.  We hope the lack of submission, hanging, and commission fees will make up for any inconvenience.

If you have questions or concerns not covered here, contact Jenny at Otherwise, look through your portfolios and finish up those creepy creations, artists.  We look forward to hearing from you by May 18th.