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: artwoodpainter@aol.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

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 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.

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 www.galaxiechicago.com, e-mail artjam@galaxiechicago.com 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.