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