Sunday, December 7, 2008

Open Calls

Cleveland Public Art is seeking artists’ portfolios to be considered for public art projects throughout Cleveland, OH. Cleveland Public Art, 1951 W. 26th Street, #101, Cleveland, OH 44113-3440, 216-621-5330,

Open to artists worldwide who teach and have taught in the past are eligible. Free listing at Artist must have a web site. No fee to join. Contact Leighann Foster for portfolio review and acceptance:

SPACELAB in Cleveland, Ohio
SPACELab provides an environment for emerging and student artists to present work that challenges their aesthetics and interacts physically and socially with the public. Two SPACELab projects are exhibited for three weeks. Site-specific work is encouraged. Artists will receive a small honorarium for their exhibition.

Print an application form at, and mail along with a one-page proposal and at least 10 images or a video, to: SPACELab Committee, SPACES, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH, 44113.

Open to all professional visual artists 18+. Resource for selecting artists for state building projects. Information is sometimes shared with architects, designers, and public or private organizations at their request for use in identifying and locating artists to create works of art. Create an artist profile at

Skokie's (IL) Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) is seeking art in a wide variety of media and styles. All sculptures must be durable and suitable for outdoor placement. Only professional sculptors and artists who have worked on large scale format should apply. Details: and complete an artist application form.

International Museum of Surgical Science is seeking submissions in any media with medical themes for quarterly exhibitions. Fee: $25. Submit proposal, statement, 10 - 15 images, resume, SASE to: Anatomy in the Gallery, International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60610.

March Deadlines

DEADLINE: Fri, March 13, 2009

Public art gallery reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows, 2010. All media. No fees. Professional, non-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Gallery provides invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site, and reception where needed. Artist is responsible for framing, shipping and/or delivery. 30% commission. Send 10 slides minimum for solo show, more for group show, artist statement, curricula vitae. Or digital images on CD(preferred), less than 1MB each. No online submissions. Paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with exhibit. Deadline March 13,2009.

Mail materials along with SASE to:
Amy Laakman, Visual Arts Coordinator
Jasper Arts Center
951 College Ave.
Jasper, IN 47546


February Deadlines

DEADLINE: Sun, February 15, 2009

The Provincetown Community Compact announces its 2009 residency program for C-Scape & Fowler Dune Shacks. This program in the Cape Cod National Seashore offers one and three week residencies for artists and the general public; $500 fellowship and a three-week summer residency will be offered to one visual artist, and two one-week residencies for writers. No fee.

Contact: Jay Critchley,

January Deadlines

DEADLINE: Sat, January 31, 2009
Blue Sky Project Artist-in-Residence Program

Seeking proposals from artists, artists/activists and creative professionals. Visual artists, filmmakers, writers, dancers, musicians, performance artists and people working in other creative media are encouraged to apply. Innovative summer arts community in Dayton, Ohio. Committed to producing significant works of contemporary art by linking young people aged 14 to 18 from throughout the community with professional artists from around the world to pursue project proposed by the artists. Your project must be achievable in eight weeks, within a $1,000 budget (not including final presentation expenses); artists may supplement through personal funds or other grants. Pays a stipend of $7,000 for 8.5 weeks (8 program and .5 orientation). Monday through Thursday activities take place at the University of Dayton. Facilities include ceramic studio, photography lab, computer lab, drawing and painting studios. Studio space accessible 7 days a week. Takes place June 10 through August 11. Artists-in-Residence live together in housing provided on the University of Dayton campus; artists are responsible for own meals, and travel to and from the Blue Sky Project.

For RFP, visit, or write to Blue Sky Project, P.O. Box 10506, Dayton, OH 45402-7506, 847-287-6702. Contact: Blue Sky Project at 847-287-6702

Saturday, November 15, 2008

December Deadlines

DEADLINE: December 15, 2008

"1+1", March 21 - April 23, 2009 Juried from digital. Fee: $25/3 entries. Deadline: Dec. 15. Details: Terra Incognito Studios, 246 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302, 708.383-6228,,

DEADLINE: Wed, December 31, 2008

Call for solo/collaborative installation artist proposals. Deadline: Dec. 31. Details: Craft Alliance, Attn: Exhibitions Coordinator, 6640 Delmar Blvd., St.Louis, IL 63130, 314.725-1177, ext. 323,,

DEADLINE: Wed, December 31, 2008

Submit your original political artwork, essays, film shorts, poetry, photography and cartoons for an online exhibition at I.M.O.W. From March 8 to December 31, 2008. The show focuses on a provocative new topic each month and uses community-submitted work to start a dialogue on the issues. Work can be submitted directly online in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Contact: Tess-Marie White; Women, Power and Politics; International Museum of Women, Box 190038, San Francisco, CA 94119.

Contact: International Museum of Women,

DEADLINE: Wed, December 31, 2008

Open to Ohio artists only who would be interested in presenting one-person exhibits at their main library. 2-D works only. Busy location with 25,000 active users and more than 1,000 visitors a day. The Library has a new exhibit wall approximately 70 feet long. Exhibits will last one month and contain 15-30 pieces of work. Submit contact information, artist’s statement, brief bio and sample of work to Reviewing and selecting artists annually.

Marysville Public Library
937-642-1876 x 26

Thursday, November 13, 2008

WCA Informational Meeting, 11/22, 10am - noon

Please join us for Next WCA meeting NOV 22nd- (a week earlier so as to not be on Thanksgiving weekend)

This will be an informational/ exhibit planning meeting, Saturday at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 10am - noon, in classroom 410. Meeting will be focused on the Women and Water Rights, Ripples of Regeneration Exhibit at the Nash Gallery, U of MN, 2010.

Contact: Liz Dodson,
About the exhibit:
Women and Water Rights, Ripples of Regeneration is a regional and international art exhibition scheduled to be shown from February 23 to March 25, 2010, in the Nash Gallery on the Twin City campus of the University of Minnesota. By showcasing invited international artists from many parts of the world, a global mail art/postcard show, as well as a juried selection (women or women/men collaboration) from the State of Minnesota, the exhibit will examine the centuries-old intimate connectedness between women and water in its daily use, in cultural traditions and in the spiritual realm. At the same time, through accompanying programs featuring lectures, panel discussions, videos and interactive activities the exhibit intends to draw public attention to the current and future global water crises as seen from a gender perspective.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Get Featured!

CALL for FEATURED ARTIST on WCA's homepage.
Deadline DECEMBER 1st, 2008

To facilitate a blind review by WCA President, Marilyn Hayes, email:

IMAGE: 72dpi jpeg not exceeding 500px in any direction
NAME: YOUR Member ID # (for example: 01324.jpg)

Send to: with “Featured Artist 2009” in the subject line

Note: Only entries sent to the gmail email address above will be reviewed.

Twelve WCA members will be selected to be a “Featured Artist” for one month each during 2009. The "Featured Artist" section of the web site will include the artist's name, images, and a link to her own web site, or a web site of her choice.

November CWCA E-News, hot off the press!

Visit: to download the latest CWCA E-News. Join our mailing list, request a blog invite and find out about volunteer needs.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Department of Cultural Affairs Theater Workshops/Events for November

November 07, 2008 — November 24, 2008

Studio Theater
$20; $15 for students and seniors
Journey through the psyche of Captain Melisande Blue in Noel William's award winning Pochinko clown and Bouffon style show. Packed and ready to go, Mel and her baggage find themselves at a train station exiled for "loving a little too much." Her divine ride features a feisty turnstile, dinner dates with luggage, and a two and a half foot mini version of "Gone with the Wind." A Fringe Festival favorite throughout the county, this will be the first time the full show has been seen in Chicago.

Special Events
Sunday, November 9, following the 3:00PM show:
"Women in Comedy" Panel Discussion
Moderated by Lucia Mauro
Panelists include: Susan Messing, Lillian Frances, and Francesca Peppiatt
This discussion will focus on the working experience of contemporary women comedians and touch on topics such as: stereotypes, casting, and what it takes to be considered "funny."

Sunday, November 16, following the 3:00PM show:
"Working in the Smallest Mask" Talkback with Noel Williams
Hosted by Keland Scher
This discussion will focus on the techniques involved in working with masks including types of clowning and the various physical styles of Commedia del Arte.

Stephanie Bradbury
DCA Theater Intern
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Chicago, IL 60602

Monday, October 27, 2008

Woman Made Gallery: Call for Art

CALL FOR ARTWORK: 12th International Open
Exhibition Dates: March 6 – April 16, 2009
Invitation to all women artists worldwide to submit artwork in all media for this open exhibition. Images of up to three artworks plus one detail image per work if needed. Please include a statement about the submitted work and a $24 entry fee.
Online Entries Submit jpgs of three of your works on our website.
Mailed Entries Mail slides or cd with images of three of your works, completed entry form and a $24 entry fee to Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

Juror: Yolanda M. López

Entry Deadline: November 12, 2008
Notifications: December 10, 2008
Awards: 1st Prize: Solo Show at WMG in 2010; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $250; 4th Prize: Honorable Mention

CALL FOR ARTWORK: The Emotional Body
Exhibition Dates: May 1 – June 11, 2009
Open to women artists from the international community whose work is concerned with the emotional reality of womanhood. We invite submissions that portray “The Emotional Body” of a woman’s journey in search of the boundaries of body, personality, and strength. We invite works that render “the body” expressively, relying on compositional and figurative dramatizations: works that focus on the complexity and significance of a woman’s journey to emotional independence and works that recognize the richness of her life. Images of up to three artworks plus one detail image per submission if needed. Please include a statement about the submitted work and a $24 entry fee.

Online Entries Submit jpgs of three of your works on our website.
Mailed Entries Mail slides or cd with images of three of your works, completed entry form and a $24 entry fee to Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

Juror: Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak

Entry Deadline: February 13, 2009
Notifications: March 4, 2009

WMG invites women artists to submit images of up to three artworks in all media for its annual Her Mark publication.

Art Juror: Maria Elena Buszek

March 6, 2009 - Final Entry Due Date
March 25, 2009 - Notifications Sent
July 31, 2009 - Her Mark Available
July 31 - August 27 - Exhibition
Sunday, August 2, 2009 Release Party & Reading 2-4pm
Entry fee: $24 for images of up to three artworks

Online Entries Submit jpgs of three of your works on our website.
Mailed Entries Mail slides or cd with images of three of your works, completed entry form and a $24 entry fee to Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642


Details of these opportunities at:

ARC hosting "Money-Money-Money", Deadline for Submissions: Nov. 1

Hosted by ARC Gallery
Deadline for Submissions: Nov. 1, 2008

Seeks contemporary artwork that addresses personal, political, and economic issues pertaining to the cultural currency of money. In today's political climate, how does money move, change, and effect both nations and/or individuals? The effects of economic issues on national decisions, the effect of a global economy on the individual, the individual artist's relationship to the economy, and the aesthetic value of currency are some aspects that the artist is asked to contemplate.

Deadline for Submissions: Nov. 1, 2008

C A L E N D A R:
Notifications Sent: Dec. 1, 2008
All Work to Arrive: Jan. 2 – 3, 2009 during regular gallery hours: wed-sat. 12-6
Exhibition Dates: Jan. 7 - 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Jan. 9 6-9 pm
Pick-Up Work: Feb. 1, 2009
Shipping Pick-Up*: Feb. 4 - 6

*Any shipping company except the U.S. Post Office.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists.

Juried by Mary Jane Jacob, Professor and Executive Director of Exhibitions at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Get the prospectus and more info here:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cultural Consumer Workshop Series, November 6th

This is a continuation of a conversation on the Cultural Consumer that
took place in Spring of this year. If you missed the first forum, don't
worry, the topic is fresh, with new voices and new ideas to share, and
we need your voice this time around!

Moderator:  Cynthia Vahlkamp, President
of Momentum Strategy Group LLC, a Chicago-based brand strategy
consultancy. Cynthia is also a Director of the Illinois Arts Alliance,
a Business Volunteers for the Arts alumni, and a former executive with
Starbucks, Quaker Oats and other premier brand-driven corporations.


Torri Johnson, Senior Marketing Manager of Innovation, Sara Lee
Toby Sachs,
former Chief Global Growth Officerat Draftfcb;accounts included Boeing, Kellogg's, P&G, Kraft and Sprint
Marj Halperin, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Consultant;
WGN-TV Political Commentator
Adam Thurman, Director of Marketing and Communications, Court Theatre
Thursday, November 6, 2008, Alliance Française, 810 North Dearborn, Chicago

5:30 - 5:45 pm  Registration
5:45 - 7:00 pm  Panel
7:00 - 7:30 pm  Networking Reception
Who should attend:
Corporate executives and agency executives responsible for planning
brand marketing strategies in Chicago and the region, joined by
executive directors and marketing directors of Chicago arts
organizations large, medium or small. This is a forum for business and
arts marketers eager to partner together in productive, creative and
innovative ways.

To Register:

Monday, September 15, 2008

September Opportunties/Calls for Entry


Brickton Art Center, 147 Vine Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, is accepting submissions for solo exhibitions. Send a letter of interest stating the type of exhibition proposed, a slide sheet of 8 - 20 slides, digital files
or prints, with name, title of work, size, medium, completion date, resume, artist's statement, SASE for the return of slides or prints, $15 non-refundable fee made payable to Brickton Art Center. Submissions will be held until reviewed. 847.823-6611.

Jackson Junge Gallery in Bucktown, invites submissions in all media for potential exhibition. Send resume, 10 - 15 images, slides or CDs, SASE, to Jackson Junge Gallery, 3039 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago 600612,

Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 Lincoln Ave., seeks artists to exhibit their works. Call Shirley Englestein for details: 847.674-3806.

Open to Chicago Area Artists. Send slides or CD of 5 - 10 images of 2D work, resume, and SASE to be juried for a solo or group month-long show in 2009. Deadline: October 15. Old Town Art Center, 1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago 60614. 312.337-1938.


UICA seeking artists to submit entries to "UP" a National Juried Exhibition of sculpture to be held September - November at their Monroe Ave. Gallery inconjunction with the 2008 International Sculpture Conference to be held in Grand Rapids, MI. Details:

"Life's Unique Journey" 2008 Juried International Visual Art and Poetry Exhibition, November 18 - December 30, 2008. Seeking art in all media reflecting the artist's impression of life's unique journey. $25 jury fee. Cash awards. Deadline: September 30. Send #10 SASE for prospectus: NWCC Corporate Gallery, 500 North Hicks, Suite 120, Palatine, IL 60067,

The Alliance of Fine Arts announces a juried exhibition, "Restoration" to be held at Mayslake Peabody Estate. For entry form, Details: Kim Wilcox, 630.971-2689.

North Shore Art League, Second annual juried 2D 12"x12" show, "Inchworks." Deadline: October 10. $25 for 1 - 2 pieces. Call 847.446-2870, www.northshoreartleague.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

CWCA Member Exhibition: October 2008

The CWCA Members Exhibition, to be held at Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler, Oct. 4 - Nov. 9, in conjunction with Chicago Artists' Month and Art Walk Ravenswood. Non-juried exhibit, the only requirement is that you be a current member of CWCA.

Attached here is the PDF registration form: CWCA Membershow Prospectus

Visit our website to update your membership:


A Traveling All-Inclusive Mail Art Members' Exhibition To benefit the Differently Minded Art Studio at the Urban Art Retreat Sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the National Women's Caucus for Art.

Download the prospectus here: RaisingOurVoicesProspectus.pdf (177 kb)

About the Exhibition: Raising Our Voices
In the all-inclusive spirit of the mail art show, all works submitted will be displayed. Artists are encouraged to submit works in any media and on any subject so long as they fit within the eligibility guidelines. Thus artists can use this exhibition as a means of either offering social or political commentary or of simply expressing beauty. Part of the proceeds from this show will benefit the Differently Minded Art Studio in Chicago, IL. This exhibition is open to any and all members of the St. Louis and Chicago chapters of the Women's Caucus for Art.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118
Liz Long Gallery, the Urban Art Retreat, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, IL 60623

Due to space limitations, we can accept only one original wall-hung work per artist, 8" x 10" or smaller in any media. Artists of every level are invited to join the St. Louis or Chicago chapters of the Women's Caucus for Art in order to participate.

For more information, please email Jennifer Weigel, WCA-STL Exhibitions Chair, at or call Janice Nesser, WCA-STL Chapter President at (314) 741-3772.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Summer 2008 Performance Art Workshops with Barbara Neri

Barbara Neri will teach two Performance Art Workshops via Pinckney Community Education at her spacious studio in Hamburg Township, MI. The dynamic elements of performance will be learned and experimented with during these workshops. All experience levels welcome. Workshops are limited to 18 participants each. Fee: $135.00.

To register contact Nicole Parker or call Barbara Neri at 734.878.2542. Visit

Also announcing the formation of PERFORMANCE GROUP. The group will meet regularly and work on an original interdisciplinary group performance piece with Neri’s artistic direction. Adult performers and artistic collaborators are sought to engage in all aspects of production and performance. Performers working in any genre or discipline of theater and artists working in video, sound and installation are encouraged to join.

For more info email or call 734.878.2542. Visit to learn more about the workshops and the work of Barbara Neri.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Feminist Art Project

A message from Brenda Oelbaum, Michigan Coordinator for the Feminist Art Project and WCA-MI President:

Michigan Chapter
Women's Caucus for Art

"I am inviting the closest geographical chapter to ours to participate in an upcoming show we are doing here in Michigan. I hope that some of you will be interested in participating...members of WCA receive a discounted entry fee. And, it is part of our chapters efforts to continue the work and progress of the Feminist Art Project in our region.

Please download the attachment: WCA_MIentryform.pdf

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feminist Interrogations: ARC Call for Entries

ARC Gallery, in collaboration with the International Feminist Art Project, has a show opportunity for you! "Feminist Interrogations" is looking for works by emerging artists, utilizing a range of feminist strategies to contest issues such as, but not limited to, censorship, pollution, racism, sexual violence and war, as well as creating sites of resistance.

Download a prospectus from our website:

ARC Gallery
832 W Superior #204
Chicago, Illinois 60622