We Can Be Heroes: a Bowie Inspired Art Exhibit – Call to Artists


Exhibition on display in the Museum’s GlassAccess Gallery,
Friday, January 3 – Monday, February 3, 2020

Philly Loves Bowie Week (January 3-12) is an annual volunteer production created by a family of committed fans of the superstar David Bowie – folks who felt it was important to gather together as a community to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer.

As we mark Bowie’s birth date and the four-year anniversary of his passing in 2020, PLBW (Philly Loves Bowie Week) will once again be hosting events throughout the city of brotherly love to honor the late singer, songwriter and actor – many of which will benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The National Liberty Museum will be kicking off this excursion of Bowie-themed events with the We Can Be Heroes exhibition. This exhibition will explore the influence that David Bowie has had and continues to have on contemporary art, showcasing mixed-media artworks with figurative and abstract representations of David Bowie himself.

The National Liberty Museum, in partnership with PLBW, invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in this upcoming group exhibition. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork with a focus on both 2-D and 3-D artworks. The GlassAccess Gallery at the National Liberty Museum will advertise and promote the artists selected for the exhibition and host a formal opening reception on January 3, 2020.

Artists who use glass, clay, paint, pencil, video, and many other materials as the primary medium of their artwork are invited to submit their works which relate to the general theme of David Bowie.

Submit Deadline is December 1 – for details on how to submit


Bowie: A Playlist in Pictures

Last fall we were delighted to select Olivier Jourdanet as the winning design for the #PhillyLovesBowie 2019 logo. What we didn’t know at the time was Olivier was a truly amazing artist with decades of creative experience under his belt … and that he was a MAJOR Bowie fan, living in France!

Once we began fine-tuning the logo and pin designs for this year, Olivier shared with us a separate project that he had been working on for a while – DAVID BOWIE: A PLAYLIST IN PICTURES.

This deluxe box set is finally completed (just 1,000 sets!) and celebrates Bowie through his work, his songs, and his metamorphoses. The set includes 15 original prints, each of them illustrating one of Bowie’s songs. Each hand-made print is approx 6×9″ in size.

Olivier has given us a limited number of box sets to offer #PhillyLovesBowie fans, with proceeds going to the Bowie Fund to benefit the Cancer Center at CHOP.

Click the link below to learn more and see first-hand this beautiful creation:

To purchase a set and support the Bowie Fund in the process, the cost is $160 plus shipping (if you’re unable to pick it up in Philly). To purchase one of these limited sets and support the Bowie Fund, email phillylovesbowie@gmail.com