Call for Submissions: 5th Biennial Diocesan Invitational Art Exhibit


Begins: Friday, October 21st, 2022 Ends: Monday, November 21st, 2022


Daily: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm


The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

2022 Cathedral Art Show

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral takes great pride and pleasure in hosting our fifth biennial Diocesan Invitational Art Exhibit during Diocesan Convention 2022. The exhibit is scheduled to be on view in the Cathedral from Friday October 21 to November 21, 2022, including for the Annual Diocesan Convention October 21-22.

The theme of this year’s exhibition will be “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” (Psalm 24:1). We encourage artists to imagine all the ways in which we might become aware of the Holy Spirit, “in whom we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28), not only in nature but in our encounters with one another.

Artists need to have their work be nominated by their Rector, Interim, or Priest in Charge. There is no limit on the number of artists nominated from the same congregation.

Nominations should be submitted by September 15, either by emailing an application form (found here: along with a digital image of the work to be considered to or mailing the form and a printed image of the work to:

Dr. Thomas Lloyd
Canon for Music and the Arts
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Artists may be professional or avocational. For the first time this year, youth and children are eligible and encouraged to submit works for consideration. Pieces may be in any medium: painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, etc. Works need not be explicitly religious, and may be representa-tional or abstract in style.

Artists who have shown work before in the biennial exhibit are eligible to apply. Artists who have been a part of solo or 2-person shows at the Cathedral are not eligible for the biennial show. Artists who wish to apply for a future solo or 2-person show can apply directly on the Cathedral website.

Selections for the exhibit will be announced by October 1 to the artists and their rectors. Works must be delivered to the Cathedral by Monday, October 24.