Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Modern Art Community — Call for artists

Artist's ID

Collectible international art book
Estimated Release Date 2010
Edited and Published by Mediaplan Publishing
DIMENSIONS: 8.2X11.6 IN / 21x29 cm

You are an artist. Show your presence wherever you are, whatever technique you may use. Artist’s ID is a book with participant artists all over the world. Through this book, all artists have the ability to state their presence in the international art world and become known to a wide audience. Artists are invited to include their name and their works to Artist’s ID, a valuable guide for galleries, buyers, shops, decorators, etc.

Please note that this is not a free inclusion.

More info:

Best regards
Peter Doughty

Mediaplan publishing
US office 15 Albamont Rd. Winchester MA 01890
Europe office 16-18, St Anastasias 142 32, Athens Greece

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 .

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Words, Webs and Beyond" in conjunction with CWCA "Common Threads, All Things Connected"

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:

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/

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

Calls for Art from the WCA national

From the Center: Now!
WCA’s 2010 National Juried Exhibit

From the Center: Now! Entry Deadline: October 17, 2009

The 6th Annual Women’s Caucus for Art
International Video Shorts Festival
October 15th

-drawing the line- JWAN Call for art
Nov 9th

Women and Water Rights
Deadline: Nov 9th

St. Louis Chapter Call for Art
Contemporary Women Artists XV
Art as Activism
Nov 16th

For more information:

Last Call for Peace Postcards!

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 on, 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.

from Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fantastic Opportunity for a residency and exhibition at Women Run Business

Artists converge at 2ndannual Art Jam
A week of creativity culminates in exhibition at The Galaxie
The Galaxie opens the entirety of its beautifully designed 11,000-square-foot collection of studios to Chicago and tri-state-area artists who are accepted to take part in a week-long residency that winds up with an exhibition and sale of their newly created works.

Art Jam is set for Saturday, August 22 through Friday August 28, at The Galaxie, 2603 West Barry, Chicago.

The week-long residency will feature an artist-juried exhibition of works completed during the week on Friday, August 28, from 7 - 11 p.m.

This integrated experience will provide 40 artists with the chance to work on-site in the same place simultaneously, gain experience, inspiration and to meet fellow artists, all while benefiting from open access to studio space.
All visual artists are invited to submit applications for this residency program by August 15th to meet the deadline. The program is open to, but not limited to sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, filmmakers, street artists, muralists, painters and print makers.
For more information and Art Jam applications, please visit The Galaxie web site at, e-mail or call (773) 267-6010.
The Galaxie’s mission is to create opportunities for working artists to have a creative, legal and safe environment where they can work, meet with other artists, gain inspiration and to contribute to cultivating a strong and vital artists’ community on the Chicago art scene.
Holly Gilchrist
Art Jam Production Coordinator
where expression matters

The Galaxie
Contact: Nicolle Wood
Phone: (773) 267-6010

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Upstream People Gallery - 11th Abstraction Int'l Call for Artists

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)

The Upstreamers
Upstream People Gallery Team U.S.A.


Artists are invited to contribute to the fabric of the collective women’s consciousness of the Chicago artists’ community.
St. Paul Cultural Center, 2215 W. North Avenue, Chicago
exhibit dates:
Friday, October 2 thru Sat. Oct 31st
artists' reception:
Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 - 6pm
gallery hours:
thu, fri, sat 12 -5pm

deliver art:
Wednesday, September 30, from 10am - 7 pm
Hanging fee: $25
All artists entering this show must be members or must become members when they deliver their work.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Casting Call: Bravo, TV show seeks artists

July 16 Bravo, TV show seeks artists to try out for a reality show that aims to do for art what "Project Runway" does for fashion.  Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, among others, will bring  together 13 aspiring artists and challenge them to create pieces in a range of disciplines including sculpture, painting, photography, industrial design.  The winner will get a cash prize and a national tour.  Casting call, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., July 16 at the School of the Art Institute's Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St.

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." 
Good luck to all who apply!

Art Opens Doors Call for Art

Sponsored by North Country Children's Clinic and North Country Access Cycling
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.
To participate:
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 or or call (315) 782-9450.

Monday, July 6, 2009

2nd Annual Spring Art Competition-myartworkspace

2nd Annual Spring Art Competition

Sponsored in part by Dick Blick Art Materials

$2,000 in CASH and PRIZES!*

Deadline: July 20th 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

RavenswoodArtWalk Announces Artist Deadline Extended to July 8th

RavenswoodArtWalk Announces

Artist Deadline Extended to July 8th

The applications are pouring in and so are some really great questions.

Since we want to be sure everyone is fully informed, we are answering your FAQ's and giving you an extra week to register.

On to the FAQ's...


Q. Will you provide space for me if I don't have a studio in Ravenswood?

A. Absolutely! We will locate a space in the corridor for your art/performance/etc

Q. How much space do I get for $35?

A. Last year the spaces were an average of 15-20 linear feet for artists that needed wall space. The performance spaces and installation spaces were based on the needs of the artists and varied.

Q. I have a business in Ravenswood and want to showcase my business, how do I register?

A. On the registration form you can select business and put the name of your business as the listing.

Q. I do more than just one of the options (for example: painting and music) but the application makes me choose only one.  How do I let you know I do both?

A. At the bottom of the application is a place where you can add additional comments.  In this space, please indicate what your needs are and will contact you later this month to make any necessary accommodations.

Q. I am in a band and we walk to perform at ArtWalk.  How much do you pay?

A. We do not pay any artists to be in the Ravenswood ArtWalk.  All artists, whether they are painters, dancers, poets, filmmakers and yes, even bands pay RAW $35 for inclusion in our event.  If you are a band, please mark musical performance on your application.  We will contact you about scheduling the performance area that is best for your musical act.

Q. I am in a group of artists and we want to exhibit together. Can we all exhibit for $35?

A. No. Each artist must pay the $35 application fee. Have each artist indicate the group name on the application form and we will ensure that everyone in the group is located in one building. When we print the map, each artist's name will be listed under the group name.

Q. I am a returning artist and loved my space last year.  How can I be sure to get the same space again?

A. Just write a note in the additional comment area at the bottom of the application and we will do our best to honor your request.

Q. Is the $35 fee an application for a jury show?

A. No. $35 is the only fee.  RAW is not a juried show.  RAW's mission is to bring awareness of the artists that live and work in the Ravenswood Corridor.  Your payment of $35 ensures your inclusion in this year's event and supports our mission.

Q. What do I get for my $35 registration fee?

A. Exhibition space, Web presence on our website and a link to your website, Your name on printed map (10,000 impressions), 50 maps for distribution, 50 postcards for distribution, 10 posters, invitation to opening reception.

Q. Do I have to pay by PayPal?

A. No you can mail a check to 4147 N Ravenswood Chicago IL 60613 or drop off a check or cash at the same address Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Q. How do I know if my registration is complete?

A. You will be contacted later this month with confirmation and additional information.

Phew... Ok now head over to

today and take advantage!

Ravenswood ArtWalk • 4147 N Ravenswood • Chicago, IL 60613

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.   

Sharon Hyson

Art Coordinator / ADA Celebration

Art Consultant / Art Therapist / Educator / Artist


Wednesday, June 17, 2009



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 
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 Thank you.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts - Works on Paper

Prints and Drawings: Works on Paper, October 17 - January 10, 2010.  Entry: $35. $3000 in awards. Deadline: July 1. Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN 46360, 219.847-4900. For application 

Barbara and Barbara alternative gallery in Ukrainian Village seeks local and regional artists

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:, 1021 N. Western, Chicago 60622, 408.646-4632.  Attn: Kara Wabbel

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

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., 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN 46360, 219.847-4900,

St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art regional 'fiber' art exhibit, Made by Hand

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


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Down to There: Women and Their Relationship to Hair - A Juried Exhibition of Art by Women

CALL FOR ENTRIES Down to There: Women and Their Relationship to Hair - A Juried Exhibition of Art by Women
The exhibition will be held at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines, IL in October/November.  
A downloadable prospectus is available at:
Any questions can be directed to Nathan Harpaz, Museum Manager, at (847) 635-2633.

Deadline: September 1, 2009
Exhibit: October 27 - November 6

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


June, 2009
Art To Wear (*wearables only)
Sep 2009?

June 13, 2009 
National Small Art Quilt Works 2008
Jul 23 - Sep 6, 2009

June 15, 2009
Celebrating Our Creative Spirit
brochure here
Sep 21, 2009 - Jan 4, 2010 (ship+show)

June, 2009 
Quilt Celebration, Rockome Gardens
July 2009

June 20, 2009 
WI Quilt Expo
Sept 10-12, 2009

June 20, 2009 
Blurred Boundaries
Aug 17 - Oct 3, 2009 (ship + show)

June 22, 2009
World Quilt & Textile
July 20 - possible Nov 15, 2009 (ship + show - winners stay longer)

June 24, 2009 
AQS Quilt Expo: Des Moines
Oct 7 -31, 2008 (ship+show)
July 1, 2009 
27th Annual Asheville Quilt Show  
Aug 7-9, 2009
July 1, 2009
Fiber Artistry - Journey of the Imagination (SW regional)  
Sep 24 - Oct 26, 2009
July 1, 2009 
A Passion for Fashion (wearable only)  
Sep 25 - 27, 2009
June 15, 2009
Fiberarts Student Sampling  
Nov/Dec 09 magazine feature
July, 2009 p
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza *
Sep 17-20, 2009
July 25, 2009 p
Jacksonville Quiltfest 2009  
Aug 8 - Oct 6, 2009 (ship+show)
Jul 31, 2009
Tenth Quilt Nihon Exhibition 2009
Feb 6 - 11, 2010

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,

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, 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

North Country Children's Clinic Art Exhibit/Sale

North Country Children's Clinic and North Country Access Cycling Call for Entries: An art exhibition and sale that will help to "open the doors" to a better quality of life for north country children. Our project will exhibit hundreds, perhaps thousands, of original works of art, made and donated by national and local artists, celebrities, designers, college students, kids . . . and YOU! Each artwork will be 6x6 inches square and signed only on the back. The works will be exhibited anonymously in October 2009 and offered for sale to collectors for the single, affordable price of $20. We welcome artwork of all types - but only one shape and size: 6" x 6" square. More information, art collection sites, answers to FAQ, and official entry forms are available on our website: Or, call 315.782.9450 and we'll be happy to mail you a packet. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

3rd Ward: 2009 Spring Solo Show Open Call

3rd Ward wants you! One amazing artist will be awarded fame, fortune, and an incredible Solo Show! The Spring Solo Show is a nationwide open call for work and a hunt for an artist with a groundbreaking voice and a hunger for exposure. We are looking for work from all media -- sculpture, photoraphy, painting, printmaking, illustration, installation, graphic design, video, and more!

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
City-wide exposure
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.

For more information contact Liz at 612-333-8150,

Cliff Dweller's Club seeks art.

Cliff Dweller's Club on Michigan Avenue is seeking art to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Submit a Lincoln portrait on canvas. All portraits will be hung. Canvas does not have to be framed. Deadline: January 31. Drop off at the Frame Warehouse in Oak Park or Evanston before January 31. Pick-up on March 1 at these same locations. Details: Paul Hamer,

Festival Entry: Late Deadline January 23, 2009

The application for our 12 festivals in 2009 is now available at: The deadline is January 12, 2009 and the late deadline is January 23, 2009. From January 13 on, all applications will have an additional special handling late fee of $25 per festival. We urge you to apply on or before January 12 to avoid the special handling fees. ALL JURY AND SPACE FEES ARE AT OR BELOW LAST YEAR'S PRICES.
  1. 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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 and hit apply now to order this service.

  6. If you have any questions on the jury process , our festivals, or related topics, please contact us at 847-926-4300 or email Lennette, Alana and I are ready to take your calls Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm central time.

  7. If you are already in process of applying, click on this link 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.

Amy Amdur
Amdur Productions Inc.