Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fleisher/Ollman's Annual Winter Invitational



Now in its sixth year, Fleisher/Ollman’s annual Winter invitational featuring emerging Philadelphia artists, a show which started out as a way to innovate and make connections between old and new, contemporary and canonical, has become something of a Philadelphia institution. Famous for being creatively named, this much anticipated exhibition has become a requisite stop for Philadelphia artists looking to cut their teeth.

Fleisher/Ollman is currently accepting submissions for the next iteration of the exhibition which will be on view at the gallery from December 12, 2008 through January 17, 2009. Artists interested in submitting must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside within the greater Philadelphia area
  • Not be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Have no commercial representation in the Philadelphia area
  • Submit work that has been completed within the last two years

Your submission should include:

  • A CD including 8–10 images, saved as jpegs no larger than 900 pixels tall or 1400 pixels wide (you may include a few details of larger pieces if your work merits closer inspection), and/or
  • A DVD queued to selection (up to 5 clips, no longer than 2 minutes each)
  • A CV or bio
  • An image list including titles, dates, media and dimensions of submitted work
  • An artist's statement (optional)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope (if you want your submission returned)


The docs should be submitted both as print-outs (so that we may reference them while viewing your work) and in digital form (so that we have them handy for future use). Digital files should be named with your last name and a 2-digit serial number so that we can easily view them in the order set by your image list:

  • shoemaker_01.jpg
  • shoemaker_02.jpg
  • shoemaker_cv.doc
  • shoemaker_imagelist (...etc.)

For ease of navigation, all files (jpegs, quicktime movies, CV/bio, statement, and image list) should be burned directly to the CD, not inside individual folders. If you are submitting a DVD, please either include your documents on the DVD, or submit them on a separate CD.

Submissions are due by 5pm, Monday, November 3rd, by mail or in person, at:

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 545-7562

Questions? Clarifications?

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