Oars for Art

Call for Artists


"Oars for Art"




In collaboration with the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum


Submission deadline: April 2, 2018


Philadelphia Sculptors, working in collaboration with the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, in Havre de Grace, MD, invites artists working in 3D media to put their oars in the water and participate in a creative repurposing of maritime artifacts.


The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum has served as a repository for abandoned, forgotten and neglected wooden oars and paddles. No longer attached to rowboats, canoes or kayaks, they have lost their identity and purpose. Artists will now have an opportunity to breathe new life into these artifacts by transforming them into artworks. During July and August, 2018, the resulting creations will be exhibited in various indoor locations and storefronts in the commercial center of Havre de Grace and environs before being returned to the Museum in September and October for a final exhibition and auction to benefit the Museum and the artists. Havre de Grace is a picturesque small town located on the Upper Chesapeake Bay about an hour and fifteen minutes from Philadelphia, and about an hour from Baltimore. There is an $18 submission fee, and accepted artists will receive a $200 stipend.



Click here for photos of the available oars



All submissions must be made online using Slideroom. For artists who have not previously used this platform, instructions for creating a log in will be given once the Slideroom link is accessed. Artists who have already created a log in will use their existing one.


To Apply:

1. Click here for prospectus. You MUST read the prospectus before you apply.

2. Click here for the link to “Oars for Art” on Slideroom. There is an $18 application fee for a maximum of 2 submitted proposals.