There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use of our small gallery space. If you would like to show with our gallery, we highly recommend you apply for this call. The winner of the Open Call will receive a $500 honorarium to help defer the costs associated with the show.  Work submitted cannot have been shown in Philadelphia over the past year. There is a $15 application fee.

Applicants should upload the following content:

• 10 images and/or 3 videos examples, with an accompanying image list/info
• a written proposal for the exhibition (300 words maximum)
• CV/resume

Show information & important dates: 

Applicants will be notified by May 15th.  The show runs from July 7th to July 28th with an opening reception on First Friday, July 7th. The artist will be responsible for supplying all materials required for displaying their work (framing, media equipment, pedestals, hanging wire, etc.). The artist will also be responsible for installation during July 1st – July 6th and will de-install the exhibition during July 29th – July 30th. Gallery dimensions and floor plan can be found at 


About us:

NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space located in Philadelphia that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.  We are located in the Rollins Building on the edge of Philadelphia’s Chinatown and Callowhill neighborhoods.  The building also houses other galleries such as Vox Populi, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Marginal Utility, Practice, Automat and Grizzly Grizzly and is a major hub for Philadelphia’s emerging art scene. For additional information or clarification, please email and peruse the rest of our website at to get to know us better.