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Speaking of prisons

Fairmount Park Art Association head Penny Balkin Bach forwarded me this call for artists.

It’s an opportunity to make work for the lovely, crumbling Eastern State Penitentiary for its 2005 season. Excuse the redundancy if you know about this already. It was news to me. For more shots of the prison, see my Cellblock 7 post.

Here’s the info:

Each year, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site puts out a call to artists interested in submitting applications to exhibit at the site.

The deadline for this yearˆs application is Friday, October 15, 2004. Artists will be notified by Monday, November 15, 2004.

The full guidelines and other important dates, including a list of Art Orientation tours, can be found on our website. Read them here.

To learn more about the application process or to schedule an orientation tour, please contact Program Coordinator, Brett Bertolino, at (215) 236-5111 ex. 12 or email him at

(images are details from “Cellblock 9,” by Tyler graduate fellow Ianthe Jackson. The piece is one of six installations for 2004. See Libby’s post for her thoughts on that show and my upcoming sketch July 14 in the Weekly (PW) for mine.)


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