InLiquid is inviting proposal submissions for the first holiday window installation at Old City Publishing, on view November to December 2022.
The holiday-themed installation will be in the showcase window at Old City Publishing in Northern Liberties. Located on 2nd Street, the location has high foot traffic and is close to many local restaurants and businesses. Window displays are a classic element of the festive season and this installation presents an opportunity to reach and connect with a wide audience. Whatever the season means to you, we welcome expressions of any and all winter festivities!
This is an open call exhibition with all artists welcome to apply.
To apply, please fill out the submission form HERE.
Artists will be asked to provide a rendering/drawing for proposed new work or images of proposed existing work along with a paragraph explaining the installation and how it relates to the holiday theme, as well as 5 additional work examples, artist statement, bio, and CV.
Submissions Due | September 1, 2022
Notified | September 15, 2022
Installation Dates: Week of November 1 TBD
Exhibition Dates | November 6, 2022 – January 8, 2022, Viewable 24/7 from the outside at Northern Liberties: 628 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of merit and viability of proposal. Jurors will include InLiquid staff and the proprietors of Old City Publishing
About the Space
Old City Publishing is dedicated to providing the international community with the latest research and developments in the sciences, technology, medicine, and the humanities.
Founded in 1995 by Dr. Ian Mellanby and Guy Griffiths, OCP is also a longtime supporter of the arts and InLiquid, featuring rotating window displays from a wide variety of artists and mediums throughout the year. Mellanby hails from the UK and has great love and nostalgia for the magic of holiday season he remembers from his childhood.
The installation space is roughly the shape of a cube with windows on two sides. It is approximately 58″ front to back x 55″ side to side x 70″ floor to transom. There is an additional 24″ above the transom to the ceiling. The space is accessed through a curtain at the back wall 55″ wide x 70″ high. There is space for pedestals, but any pedestals used would have to be on the shorter side to be visible from street-level. There are pre-existing hooks on the ceiling where work can be hung, but they aren’t weight bearing so pieces cannot be too heavy. We discourage adding additional nails or screws to the walls and ceiling.
See images of past installations at Old City Publishing HERE.
For over 22 years, InLiquid has served as a unique resource for artists and the community, providing free contemporary art programming throughout Philadelphia, serving the region’s artists and audiences. Through its public programming, InLiquid seeks to educate audiences about local artists and the value of Philadelphia’s diverse cultural community. InLiquid curates and presents over 40 exhibitions annually through extensive venue partnerships throughout Philadelphia, and through our flagship gallery at the Crane Arts building. At the heart of its mission, InLiquid seeks to make vital services accessible to artists.