A Benefit for The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia

Submission Deadline: November 15th
Opening Reception: December 10th

Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia

We live in a beautiful, precious, and endangered city; one that is rich with significant and profane historical architecture. It can easily become just another part of the visual background as we move about our lives. For many, the architectural relics Philadelphia possesses
are sources of great inspiration. They give us creative and adventurous energy. They remind us to have integrity in our work. They drive us to explore. Our collective past as a city, and as a culture, is embedded in and experienced through our physical history. It is imperative to celebrate and protect these places.

The intent of this show is trifold: to deliver a challenge to local artists, architects, historians, and urban explorers to express the inherent inspiration to be found in Philadelphia's physical history; to encourage public awareness of endangered historic architecture; and to donate 50% of proceeds from sold artwork to
The Preservation Alliance's Advocacy Fund. Artworks will be bid on through a silent auction during the opening reception.

The mission of the Preservation Alliance is to actively promote the appreciation, protection, and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region’s historic buildings, communities and landscapes. The Alliance's advocacy efforts involve confronting and challenging development proposals that require the demolition of a historic property or affect a historic neighborhood, as well as pro-active advocacy -- obtaining legal protection for historic properties, negotiating with developers, and writing nominations for historic designation.

Submissions may relate to a building that is either on any of The Preservation Alliance's "Endangered Properties Lists", a historically significant building that has been demolished or will soon be demolished (particularly encouraged) in the Philadelphia region, or any historical building(s), neighborhood, landscape, detail, or space which resonates with the artist.

Event attendees will be given one vote for their favorite piece in the show. The artist of the highest voted piece will be featured by the Preservation Alliance on their website and in e-newsletters for one full year. In addition, each artist whom is entered into the show will receive a year-long membership to the Preservation Alliance. The show will be held in a 3000 square foot industrial space at Globe Dye Works, an emerging creative community in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia.

All media accepted. Please send links to work or no more than (3) images at (150)dpi to kirsten.ide@gmail.com with "EndangeredCity_YOURNAME" in the subject line. Submissions should include a brief personal statement about yourself, the inspiration for the work, and why preserving Philadelphia's historic architecture matters to you.


who is GEDŌ ?

GEDŌ is a traveling gallery and artist collective based in Philadelphia. Inspired by the Situationist International Movement of the 1960's, GEDŌ was founded in 2010 by recent Tyler Architecture graduates Adam Piazza and Kirsten Ide. Our mission is to unite the worlds of urban exploration, art, architecture, and activism through collaborative events and installations.