- Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Free and Open to the Public).
Juror: Henry Bermudez
Henry Bermudez’s interest in the visual representations of cultures and mythologies have appeared in his work in varying forms during his career. A journey of unique geographical, artistic and human observation has taken him from educational experiences in small isolated communities in the Caribbean up to representing Venezuela in the Venice Biennial. His artistic work transcends timeline and national boundaries.
In the Venezuelan coastal Afro-Caribbean community of Borbures, religious and social syncretism provided a unique vision of the African Diaspora in the Americas with its symbolism and iconography. These were his first impacts in the process of breaking from the formalities of mainstream styles learned in school. With these early experiences came the desire for new forms of expression. Since his arrival in the USA in 2003, he has been commissioned by the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia on several major projects. In 2011, he was one of a handful of artists chosen to work with the Philagrafika print collaborative founded by artistic director and curator José Roca. In 2012, Mr. Bermudez received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. He was elected to present an installation at The Philadelphia International Airport Art program in 2014. Currently, he is the recipient of a Peter Benoliel Fellowship from CFEVA in Philadelphia, PA.
Henry Bermudez currently teaches art at the Career Academy Developing Institute (CADI) and at Fleisher Art Memorial. He is co-director of HouseGallery1816 in Fishtown and maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule. 2020 Juror Henry Bermudez.
Awards Totaling $1,200
1st Place $400
2nd Place $350
Third Place $250
Honorable Mention $100
$15 per entry for each work up to three (3) works.
All artists must submit on our website here. All entries will be juried from the actual work and must be hand delivered on receiving dates.
Artists are invited to submit a maximum of three works that have been created within the past three years. The exhibition is open to all mediums except photography and sculpture. Works previously shown in a Perkins Center annual juried exhibition will not be accepted.
Framing Information & Instructions
All entries must be framed and wired on back. Damage occurring because of improperly wired works will not be insured. Works matted and on paper must be framed and covered with glass or Plexiglass or they will not be insured.
Artists set the retail price for their artwork and will receive 65% of the retail price on all sales.
Delivery & Pickup*
Receiving – Hand Delivery Only
Friday, September 18 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Sunday, September 20 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Pickup of Unaccepted Work
Friday, September 25 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 27 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Pickup of Accepted Work
Sunday November 22 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Monday November 23 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
*Work left after pick-up date(s) will not be insured. Perkins Center is not responsible for work left after the pickup date(s).