Adirondack Chairs reinterpreted.
The Morris Arboretum and Woodmere Art Museum, located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, are collaborating to organize an outdoor exhibition during the summer of 2012.
Call for Artists
Artists of the Philadelphia region are invited to apply and commit to reinterpreting an individual or pair of full size chairs. Child-size chairs can be included as an optional second or third chair. You’re invited to paint, decorate, reinterpret, redesign, or just do something great with one of America’s great outdoor classics, the Adirondack Chair. Selected works must be treated properly for durability so as to withstand the natural elements for three months outside in the open air. They must also be strong enough to withstand interaction with visitors of all ages. An honorarium of $200 will be awarded to each artist.
The deadline for the submission of a letter of interest is February 7, 2012. Selections will be made by February 22 and partially assembled wooden Adirondack chairs will be available to artists by February 27. Completed chairs are due the week of April 30. Prizes will be awarded and chairs will be on view outdoors throughout the summer at either the Morris Arboretum or Woodmere. The exhibit will close September 3 (Labor Day).
Please submit a letter of interest with contact information and CV electronically email@example.com, accompanied by supporting materials or links to websites that demonstrate the nature of your existing work. A selection of artists will be made with the intent to include a broad range of artistic practices and approaches.