TMoms @ 22: Group Art Show Open Call For Submissions

It’s Tattooed Mom’s 22nd Birthday! In celebration, we are throwing a one night party and open call art show featuring Tmoms themed work. Hundreds of artists from around the world visit Tattooed Moms every year to put their work on the walls and to see the art of others that have recently passed through. Now we invite all artists inspired by Tattooed Mom, near and far, to submit their artwork and be part of a group art show celebration. There is no entry fee, and we are welcoming all art forms, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and multimedia pieces relating to Tattooed Moms. We will also be selecting one special piece to be featured on a future limited edition Tattooed Moms artist series tee shirt!

 

All submissions must be dropped off in person or mailed to 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 by May 3, 2019. Please be sure to include your name or instagram as you would like it credited plus whatever method of contact you prefer (instagram DM / email / text).  It is the artist’s responsibility to pick up all submitted art after the show. All art must be picked up by May 24, 2019. It is the artist’s responsibility to enclose a self addressed prepaid return packaging if they want their mailed-in piece returned. Artists keep 100% of all sales. Art can/will be for sale, but it is the responsibility of the artist to be there to sell it, or set up another arrangement ahead of time with someone who can be on site to handle the sale of their piece. Artist selected for the tee shirts will get their art on a limited edition Tmoms artist series shirt, as well as a gift card and a supply of the shirts with their design on it.

 

Deadline for entries: May 3, 2019

 

Submission Requirements: Any Size, Any Medium, Must be Tattooed Moms inspired

 

Please Email Questions to: [email protected]

 

Show Date: May 17th 2019 // Show is 21+ but artists of all ages are encouraged to submit

 

Call for Entries Illustration by Nathan Hurst

 

You Can’t Fail

Start off strong in 2019 with You Can’t Fail, an evening of new works in progress & performances brought to you by Chris Davis!

First time performers, seasoned veterans, and everyone in between are welcomed onto the stage to present new works & works in progress including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up… ANY and ALL art will be presented in the back room at Tattooed Mom’s (2nd floor).

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Arrive at any time!

This event is FREE!
21+ w/ valid ID only.

Featuring:
Walter ‘Van Gogh’
Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Benjamin Kunkle
Nathan Holt
Jeff Cunningham
Taylor Cole
Tenara Calem
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Nicole Mancuso
Frederic Brewer
Christina Rosso of A Novel Idea on Passyunk
& MANY MORE!

If you’d like to request a slot, please email the coordinator Chris Davis at [email protected] with ‘You Can’t Fail’ in the subject line!

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
& half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 27th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 20th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

Art at Mom’s: 2018 in Review

We’re endlessly grateful to the countless incredible artists who make the beautiful chaos come to life here at Mom’s. Over the last two decades we’ve been lucky enough to be a space for graffiti, wheatpaste, stencil, sticker, 3-D installation artists to share their work on the walls, floors, ceilings, and doors of our second floor space. And beyond the daily uncurated street art museum madness, we’ve been honored to work with many of these creative folks on art shows, specially commissioned projects, larger scale installations, limited edition tees, stickers, cards & more.

 

You can find a new masterpiece every time you walk up the stairs here. That sense of discovery is one of the biggest thrills we have being a part of Mom’s. Here’s a neat 13 of our 2018 art at Mom’s highlights (in no particular order).

 

We ushered in 2018 with New Year’s postcards by Leah Sabatelli. We loved her surrealist take on what was sure to be a supremely surrealist year. Leah also curated the Fever Dreams group art show here in November.

Hope Hummingbird‘s exquisite porcelain tile installations had us searching wikipedia more than a few times to learn about the lives of the women they so lovingly honored in installations. Her installation of Maud Stevens Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in the U.S., found a place of honor downstairs here.

While our 100+ year old facade was being restored earlier this year, Perro, Dark MealKUR.STKULT joined forces to turn our scaffolding into a temporary outdoor gallery. We can’t think of a better way to deal with the temporary inconvenience of renovation construction while showing off a bit of our inside magic to the outside world.

Speaking of taking the inside outdoors, our little back dining room alley has been transformed a few times over the years by artist in residence Anthony Kosiakowski. Two of the windows were revamped this year with a portrait of Kali and a mixed media collage wall from Chinese joss paper patterns. Keep an eye out for more of these ever evolving installations.

And along with the exterior building renovations, a section of the second floor front room also got a few fresh walls, a super rare occurrence in a space with 20 years of layers of art. Our crew came to the rescue in record time jumping off the fresh walls & ceilings with work from Bines, Septic, Bear 215, Kelly Campanile, Crisp, YOMI and more.

Our artist edition tee shirt series, started in 2017 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, continued into 2018 with two new works of wearable art. The legendary NTEL had a playful take on Tattooed Mom’s history while paying tribute to classic Rock n’ Roll style streetwear combined with modern graffiti influenced funk. And we closed out the year with our comic book artist crush Michael Sweater getting loud, fast & hungry with his TMoms tee shirt graphic.

The South Street Spring Festival has given us a chance to share the great work of so many incredible makers in our big top art tent over the last 6 years. This year we spotlighted the work of the many talented creators that work at Mom’s including Bear215, Raw Eyes, AntiDye and more. We also curated a street art photo booth for the festival with Yowie featuring installations by James Dream and Emily Brintnall.

We added a new piece to our small but mighty collection of Adam Wallacavage treasures with this Alice in Wackoland mirror. Filled with crazy cool details and candy coated color we’ve been perfecting our psychedelic selfie game in it all year.

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Characters Welcome, our international sticker art show is our street art Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah & New Year’s rolled into one. 2018 celebrated it’s 7th year with our biggest and best show ever, featuring fantastic sticker art from all over the world in support of youth arts programs at The Village of Arts & Humanities and Fleisher’s Community Partnership in the Arts.

We’ve dreamed of having a stairway piece for a while and Lowlvl was at the top of our list when we finally got the chance. His “I Think We’re Alone Now” steps are the bridge between the curated grandma on acid vibe of the first floor and the iconic street art museum chaos of the second floor. Tommy James / Lene Lovich / Tiffany / Girls Aloud – take your pick – the beating of our hearts is the ONLY sound.

As 2018 slid into dystopian reality show horror, art provided resistance, power and hope. Seeing the work of so many strong voices, many of them making street art for the first time on the walls here, gave us a sense of solidarity in a belief for a kinder, more humane future. Big ups to MarisaVR, Taped Off TV, Joe Boruchow, Hysterical Men, YOMI, Lazy Beam, Indecline, Wantful Things, Velchevart and many others. We’re honored to have your work here.

We love welcoming traveling artists to Mom’s. This year we were so fortunate to see some old friends return while welcoming new folks to Philly and to Mom’s. We’ve also had a chance to share the work of folks who haven’t been able to visit in person yet. Love to Arrex, Dunzo, Wrdsmth, Hyland Mather, Kitska, Skam, I Will Not, My Dog Sighs, City Kitty, Pheobe NY, Crisp, Voxx, Olek, Scumby and so many more.

And finally, but not in the least less treasured, thanks to all of YOU who so generously add your stickers, tags, wheatpastes, stencils, fiber art, and more to the walls here.  We’re also grateful to everyone who visits, photographs, enjoys and supports the work. And love to everyone who curates and produces art shows, pop up shops & creative events here (special shout out to Jerks Productions who celebrated their 5th year of the Fused Underground art show series at Mom’s in 2018) . We’re grateful to be surprised and delighted by new art every single day. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings to Tattooed Mom!

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FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 13th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 6th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

Arts & Drafts: Magic Gardens Holiday Crafting Happy Hour

As the holiday season approaches, join our dear friends & neighbors, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, for a special Arts & Drafts Crafting Happy Hour!

Decorate your own shot glass! Make an intricate paper mosaic! Craft a wine cork ornaments! All crafting materials & goodies will be supplied, so some hungry, come thirsty, and come READY TO CREATE in our downstairs dining room!

25% of all food & drink sales will be donated to Magic Gardens to help support the good work of this neighborhood gem & cultural anchor!

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Check out the event listing on Magic Gardens’ site & learn more about this local cultural gem!

You Can’t Fail: Fall 2018

The popular art series is returning this October and it’s FREE!

You Can’t Fail is an evening of new works including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up, and many more. ANY and ALL art will be presented!

Featuring new works by:
Ben Kunkle
Eppchez!
Kay Bee
Alex Vogelsong
Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Christina Rosso
Tim Lynch
Michael Weigand
Jean Marie-Tomlin
Andy Futuro
Nicole Maria-Mancuso
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Steve Course
Jean Marie-Tomlin
Jeff Cunningham
Bethanne Frazer
Qori Moorehaul

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
Half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm
& check out October’s Burger of the Month (TBA)

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Sticky Art Machine Release Party: El Toro & Faithsfunnn

Come out to this one night pop up art show & meet the artists behind the latest Tmom’s Sticky Art Machine sticker collection!  The sixth edition of our Sticky Art series features five new exclusive, limited run stickers by the legendary El Toro & Faithsfunnn.

Be the first to get these new designs as they are SURE to sell out! Meet the artist and check out a special one night pop up art show by Faith, Bear 215 & Ghost Writer. Join other sticker artists for a back room drink & draw / sticker swap for our upcoming Characters Welcome 7 International Sticker Art show.

Curated by the legendary street artist Bob Will Reign, the series highlights one of kind designs by some of our all time sticker art heroes. All designs are limited to a run of 100 and available ONLY at Tattooed Mom.  Previous editions include work by Robots Will KillThe London PoliceArrex SkullsOld BroadsKid HazoBob Will ReignMuskAir Rat,  Mr. SwitchPerro & MCA.

Collect them all!

1/2 priced tots
$2 PBR pounders
1/2 off drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm