The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition

The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition


The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition

June 3 – September 4, 2017

Harry Philbrick, juror

Woodmere Art Museum invites artists to submit work that contends with the importance of art in an era of heightened political uncertainty. Work in all media addressing contemporary challenges to our civil liberties, moral fabric, social compacts, political institutions, and environment will be considered by juror Harry Philbrick. Philadelphia’s Quaker roots give resonance to the phrase “Speaking truth to power.” Work reflecting the conviction that the truth is beautiful, elusive, confounding, and eternally important will be privileged.  

The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue. Recent examples of Woodmere digital exhibition catalogues can be found by following the link below.

About the Juror

Harry Philbrick is Founding Director of Philadelphia Contemporary, a nonprofit visual and performance art space currently in initial development.

From 2011–2016 he was Director of the Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He spearheaded a revived engagement with contemporary art at PAFA, creating a substantial endowment to rekindle the Museum’s program of actively collecting contemporary art, and leading an ambitious program of contemporary exhibitions. 

He was Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum from 1996–2010.

Philbrick was leader of The Aldrich’s exhibition program, mounting significant projects with artists including pioneering video artist Beryl Korot, Robert Gober, Ann Hamilton, Janine Antoni, Fred Wilson, and Peggy Preheim, and installations by artists including Kate Clark, Robert Lazzarini, Sol Lewitt, Catherine Opie, Enoc Perez, James Proseck, and Shahzia Sikander. Group exhibitions included Contemporary Erotic Drawing; Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Contemporary Art; HERE, a gathering of ten site-specific installations; Pop Surrealism; Living With Contemporary Art, a 1996 exhibition pioneering community participation, and Family

Philbrick trained as an artist. Following study at Brown, RISD, and Columbia he received his MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London.  He lived and worked in Tokyo, London, New York, and Connecticut before coming to Philadelphia.


Application Procedure

Starting February 13, 2017 all submissions must be made online at and formatted as a JPEG, GIF, PNG, MP3, MP4, or MOV file. Artists may submit up to FIVE artworks for consideration. Each artwork should be represented with one image only (two views if the artwork is three dimensional*) or in video format for animation, film, or other time-based media.

*Multiple views can be combined split-screen style into one image.

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.

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Entry Fee

The online application fee is $15.00 and is non-refundable.

Submission Dates

February 13 –  March 20, 2017

Accepted Work/Notification

Artists will be notified of the juror's selections by April 10, 2017. Woodmere may retain images of accepted works for the duration of the exhibition for publicity and archival purposes.


Accepted works must be accompanied by a high resolution digital image (jpg, 300 dpi, 5 x 7 in. minimum) for the digital exhibition catalogue.

Artists will be responsible for delivery of accepted artworks to Woodmere Art Museum from May 6 – May 15, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All artwork must be picked up from September 7 – 17, 2017. All accepted works MUST remain for the duration of the exhibition. Works will be insured from the date of delivery to the date of retrieval. Woodmere is not responsible for any shipping or handling costs.

Artwork not retrieved by September 17, 2017 will incur a storage fee of $10.00 per day.


Works eligible for submission are works on paper, paintings, sculpture, prints, installations, photographs, and video.

All work must be exhibit ready.


10 prizes totaling over $2000 will be awarded by the juror.


Artists must currently reside within 50 miles of the Museum. Works by undergraduate students are ineligible for submission. Works made before 2015 will not be considered.

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

February 13, 2017: Submissions open

March 20, 2017: Last day for submissions

April 10, 2017: Selections announced

May 6 – 15, 2017: Delivery of artwork

June 3 – September 4, 2017: Exhibition on view to the public

September 7 – 17, 2017: Retrieval of artwork



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