Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Great location near Halsted and North Avenue with easily accessible public transportation: Studio 205 Approximately 350 sq ft of a 1200 sq ft studio shared with 2 other acrylic artists is available October or November 1. The space is semi-private with a large north window allowing natural light and shared storage space and kitchen facilities. The well kept building also includes other artist’s studios. Rent: $450/month, including utilities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Please contribute to our art installation in conjunction with our show "Common Threads, All Things Connected" by sending a few words, images , or small objects related to the theme "what is your connection to Chicago?" We will print these on transparent acrylic skins, and combine them with telephone wire, plastic tubing, rigid clear plastic and glass tubes, paper strips containing strips(like Buddhist prayer slips). . . and suspend them in the air with dramatic lighting (the contributions made by electronic media) or place them on more visceral rocks, sticks and branches(snail mail and physical contributions).
Electronic contributions: email@example.com
Mail to: J. Roth(CWCA), 1801 W. Larchmont Ave., #410, Chicago, IL 60613 (To be received by September 28, 2009)
The installation will be documented on:http/www.chicagowca.com.
The show will be held at: St. Paul's Cultural Center, 2215 W. North Ave., Chicago, Il, October 2nd-31st, artist's reception Oct. 17, 4-6
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Peace card by Damon Reynolds, Berkeley, CA
Over the last two months I have been curating postcards that speak out against nuclear weapons and advocate for peace. These postcards, documented onhttp://wcaartwavesinternational.blogspot.com/, will be exhibited at the United Nations Mexico City conference from September 9-11. I will also discuss this postcard project at a conference workshop. The premise of this project is that civil society all around the world can speak out about social justice through art. Hand-made postcards are perfect vehicles for delivering such messages openly and succinctly.
For those who have created and mailed a postcard to me, thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those who haven’t made a card yet, there is still time. The deadline is September 1, but I will continue to accept cards until I leave for Mexico City. So far, 131 cards have been collected – I would love to reach or exceed my personal goal of 300 cards. It would be wonderful to demonstrate the power of the simple postcard.
Mail postcards to P. Otani, Curator, “Zero NW Zero WMD: Create a Culture of Peace Now!” 263 Laidley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 USA.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We are looking for artists who have a particular sense of abstraction and creative vision for the "11th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Art Exhibition", debuting worldwide October 1, 2009 and run online through September 30, 2010.The gallery is especially interested in showcasing two- and three-dimensional pure abstract and semi-abstract artworks in all media.The early entry postmark deadline is September 8, 2009. Later entries may be accepted by September 24, 2009. Please email us if you have any questions.If you are interested in submitting your work, please download the prospectus at: (safe and virus free)Artfully,The UpstreamersUpstream People Gallery Team U.S.A.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Artist’s application is very long, very personal, includes a passport number and requires the usual CV, CD with 20 or more images of works, prints of the works represented on the CD, none of which are returned to the artist, and an original work of art. You must also be available to travel during three weeks in Sept and in then again in the spring. All of this is due next week. Sounds like fun...........
Chicago auditions are next week."
Art is a universal language. It breaks barriers, connects across cultural differences, encourages expression and creates opportunities. We are asking artists to donate their time and talent to create a piece of art that will be sold at the Gala on October 23, 2009.
1. Gather a 6"x6" canvas, piece of paper or other light-weight medium.
2. Paint, assemble, or create your work. The only requirement is size-6 inches square.
3. Return your finished work along with the name, address, phone, email, title and medium (call below for official form) by September 30, 2009 to NCCC, 238 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Please be sure to print your full name on the back of the work. Artists will be recognized in the Gala program and on the North Country Children's Clinic website.
4. Works will be sold on October 23, 2009, Gala at SUNY Jefferson Community College. They will be priced at $20 each. All proceeds from the sales will help to "open the doors" to a better quality of life for North Country children.
To learn more about either organization visit www.childrens-clinic.org or www.ncaccess.org or call (315) 782-9450.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
VISUAL AND LITERARY ARTISTS are wanted to exhibit work at the ADA's 19th Anniversary Celebration 2009.
"ADA Era For Change" will take place July 15, at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, in Chicago.
Artists or organizations who would like to submit work for the exhibition need to contact me this week. Please send me the names of the artists (by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1) who will be present to hang their work at the Thompson Center. The exact date and time of the set up is being finalized. There will be more time to send in the details with the application.
The Americans Disability Act Celebration is a one day event. A writer can matt or frame their work to display it. Participants have to have a disability.
Art Coordinator / ADA Celebration
Art Consultant / Art Therapist / Educator / Artist312-409-3258
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
|CHICAGO ART OPEN APPLICATIONS |
STILL BEING ACCEPTED
|As stated above, we are having website problems, and are working on a fix. Meanwhile, if you are looking to apply, please do so via email with 3 image attachments, a document describing images (including title, medium, size, sale price), CV and artist statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. |
Please mail application fee to our new address:
Chicago Artists' Coalition
1550 North Damen Avenue, Unit 201
Chicago, IL 60622
Due to the site issues, we have extended the deadline until 5 pm August 1, 2009. For those of you who have already applied, please ignore any messages stating that your application has not been received, submitted in time, or any other message. We do have your application on record, and will be sending emails by Wednesday, June 17th at 5 pm to confirm the receipt of your information. If you have not been contacted by Wednesday at 5 pm, please email email@example.com. Thank you.
The Barbara and Barbara alternative gallery in Ukrainian Village seeks local and regional artists to submit work for a group show. Theme: Your idea of "telephone(s)" Media: visual art, interdisciplinary, performance art, media art. Dates: Opening July 25. Deadline: June 25. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 1021 N. Western, Chicago 60622, 408.646-4632. Attn: Kara Wabbel
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, seeking artists to exhibit. Send a CD with 20 images in jpeg format. Resume, artists statement, image title list with dimensions, date work was completed. www.lubeznikcenter.org, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN 46360, 219.847-4900, email@example.com
The St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for art is gearing up for a regional 'fiber' art exhibition.
For the first time, the WCA chapter will be participating in Innovations in Textiles 8. IT8 is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis that investigates the state of contemporary fiber/textile arts. Nineteen nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours, and community programs.
As part of IT8, WCA-STL presents Made by Hand, a regional exhibition juried by fiber artist Jo Stealey.
Stealey is an art professor and head of the fiber department at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; and is in several permanent collections. Stealey explores aspects of drawing, writing, sculpting, and assembling, all through her expansive use of handmade paper. She states, "I am searching for a visceral response that touches a place within us where no words exist to describe our emotion." Naturally occurring shapes and structures inspire Stealey's works.
The exhibition will be held at Crossroads Art Studios and Gallery 501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles MO 63301. The exhibition will be on display Sept 8 - October 8, 2009 with a reception: Friday Sept 11, 7-9pm. It will also be part of the IT8 bus tour: Saturday, October 3. WCA will sponsor a Felted Teka workshop with Nino Hecht: Sunday, October 4, 1-4pm.
To apply go to the website at wca-stl.org
Monday, June 8, 2009
Any questions can be directed to Nathan Harpaz, Museum Manager, at (847) 635-2633.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Submissions are invited from artists whose works embody individual acts of memorialization and remembrance in some way. The works can be about collective, familial or individual memories. The actual art objects could range from small mementos and intimate keepsakes to provisional memorials for collective memories of historical traumas. As a whole, the works will constitute a temporary lieux-de-memoire or site of memory in Pierre Nora's words, in the space of the gallery. Please include a statement with your submissions framing your works in the context of cultural memory.
Transdiaspora Project is an on-going series of art exhibits that bring together artists from diverse locations and heritages around overarching themes. Founded by artist and curator, Pritika Chowdhry, The Transdiaspora paradigm seeks to make transverse and horizontal connections between artists of minoritarian communities as well as majoritarian populations. Digital archives of previous Transdiaspora exhibits are available on the website, www.transdiaspora.org
Venue: Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 4 - Oct. 10, 2009
Entry fee: $24 for images of up to 3 artworks.
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2009
Notifications: July 8, 2009
Juror: Pritika Chowdhry explores cultural forms of memory and representations of historical trauma in her current work. Working in clay and fibers, Pritika creates sculptural installations that function as mobile memorials. Pritika has founded the Partition Memorial Project which exists as temporary art exhibits as well as a digital archive,www.partitionmemorialproject.org. Pritika is the recipient of a Vilas International Travel Fellowship, an Edith and Sinaiko Frank Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts, a Wisconsin Arts Board grant, a City of Madison project grant, and a Dane County Commission grant. Pritika's works are in the "Erasing Borders 2009" traveling exhibit organized by the Indo- American Arts Council, and will be shown at the Queens Museum, New York, the Aicon Gallery, Manhattan, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the Dowd Fine Arts Gallery in SUNY-Cortland, and the Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania. In addition, Pritika is showing her works in solo and group exhibits at the DoVA Temporary at the University of Chicago, the Brodsky Center in Rutgers University, Woman Made Gallery, ARC Gallery, both in Chicago, and the Class of 1925 Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The selected artist will be announced in the 3rd Ward Publication with two-page spread and will receive:
$1,000 cash grant
1-month residency at 3rd Ward with FULL facility access
A solo exhibition in 3rd Ward's gallery, complete with a massive opening reception
Submissions will be evaluated by a judging panel: Janet Ozzard, Editor at New York Magazine, Liz Dimmitt, Curator of Gawker Artists, and Jarrett Gregory, Curator at the New Museum.
Submit your best work now. Deadline is February 11th.
January 31, 2009, 10 am–noon
GIVE INPUT: How would you save the earth's water?
How can we focus Women's Caucus for Art, WCA vision on the Women & Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration exhibit and create new ways to conceptualize the global water crisis.
Co-sponsored by WILPF, the Women’s Caucus for Art, & the U of M in 2010.
Opportunities to create: Calls for the water themed art exhibit Feb.23-March 25, 2010. Lucy Lippard, juror and keynote speaker.
- Overview: As we celebrate our 26th year as art festival producers, we invite you to be part of our first-ever digital jury! Attached please find overviews of our 12 Chicago area festivals for the 2009 summer art festival season. Follow the instructions at www.amdurproductions.com to apply online. Jury will be the week of January 26. A jury of national museum and art professionals will review the digital submissions. Notifications on your festival status will be emailed February 9, 2009.
- Chicago Eastside Millennium Art Festival: In addition to our well known festivals like the Gold Coast Art Fair (July 31, August 1 and 2) and the Port Clinton Art Festival (August 29 and 30), we are bringing back the Chicago Eastside Millennium Art Festival (previously named New East Side Artworks) June 5-7, located on famous Michigan Avenue just one block from Millennium Park, known to be a top selling show to many such as jeweler Harry Mackie. "A great location, great crowds, and great sales, I'm glad to see this show come back" says Mackie.
- Economy: With consideration and in response to the current economic climate, we will wrap up the 2009 summer art festival season with two shows marketed to the public as places to find great art at great prices: the Joliet Last Call Art Fair, September 26 and 27, space fee $185 and the Highwood Last Call Art Fair, October 17 and 18, space fee $215. All art will be discounted at the artists' discretion. Both of these locations are on the fringes of the Chicago market area so as not to compete with our regular festivals featuring art at full prices. Both shows will be a great place to sell remaining inventory from the summer: the odd piece, the slightly bruised piece, the piece in the scratched frame. Jury fees for both shows are only $10 each
- North Shore Festival of Art: July is a great art month in the Chicago area highlighted by our North Shore Festival of Art July 25 and 26. This festival continues a long tradition of this art fair at the much loved Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, Illinois. Amdur Productions took this show over in 2008. More info is at www.amdurproductions.com
- Jury Review: Those artists wishing to receive feedback on their submitted jury images may opt for a 'Jury Review' to be done by Amy Amdur in the fall of 2009. The review includes constructive comments on body of work, individual images and booth image. Cost is $50. Go to www.amdurproductions.com and hit apply now to order this service.
- If you have any questions on the jury process , our festivals, or related topics, please contact us at 847-926-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lennette, Alana and I are ready to take your calls Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm central time.
- If you are already in process of applying, click on this link www.juriedartservices.com to log in. Your user name is clairan ferrono. If you need your password please go to the home page to request it be sent to you.
Wishing you a wonderful new year, looking forward to seeing you soon.
Amdur Productions Inc.