Friday, August 19, 2011

2012 National Women's Caucus for Art - Call for Art!

Momentum - Contemporary Women’s Art. Commemorating 40 years of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Momentum presents the art and ideas of intergenerational contemporary women artists.
About the Exhibition: “Momentum” is part of WCA's Momentum: 40 Years of WCA Conference that takes place from February 22-25, 2012 in Los Angeles. The Women’s Caucus for Art Conference is held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference. WCA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and an affiliate society of CAA.
Juror: Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (LACMA)
Exhibition Venue: Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Show Dates: February 17 to March 2, 2012
Reception with the artists: Friday, February 24, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to all US self-identified women artists.
Submissions: All submissions must be made online at: You will find the link to submit on the homepage.
Entry Fee: Up to three pieces of work. $35 for WCA and LAAA members in good standing, $45 for nonmembers.
Entry Deadline: Friday, November 18th, uploaded to online entry system by 11:59 PM PST

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Call and Response: From Artemisia to Frida - Sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and theWomen’s and Gender Studies Program

A Juried Exhibition of Art by Women

Sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and theWomen’s and Gender Studies Program at Oakton Community College.
This year’s annual collaboration between theWomen’s and Gender Studies Program and the Koehnline Museum challenges presenters to engage with and respond to the work of an influential woman artist. Oakton Community College invites women artists of all media to submit a single work that honors, critiques, or expands upon the techniques and/or content of a groundbreaking female “master” of either the past or the present.
Where: Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL, 847-635-2633
When: The exhibit runs October 6 - 28, 2011. A public reception will be held Thursday, October 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists are encouraged to attend this special event and discuss their work with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Who: Artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit one work for consideration. Submissions must be from professional artists 18 years of age or older.
Jury/Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Catalog: A catalog of the exhibition will be produced.
Submission of Work: Each artist may submit one original work for consideration.Work should relate to the theme of
“call and response.”
Submissions must arrive at the Koehnline Museum of Art by August 26, 2011.
Submission on CD only. Image should be a JPEG (.jpg) of at least 300 dpi. The CD should be labeled with the artist’s name, title of work, date, and medium. In addition, the CD also should contain a single MicrosoftWord document with artist biography (maximum 300 words, narrative form—no résumés) and a brief statement about the submitted work including information about the connection to the selected artist and, if applicable, the specific artwork referenced.
Also complete the attached form and return it with your CD. If you would like your CD returned, include SASE.
Media: All media considered. Performance works will be considered if appropriate to the space. Installations and work that the artist determines to be delicate must be installed and removed by the artist. The Museum manager will determine if works should be installed and removed by the artist.
Size Limitations: None.
Insurance: All work will be insured while in the Museum.
Delivery of AcceptedWork: All work must arrive at the Museum by 5 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2011.
Pickup ofWork: Monday, October 31, 2011, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment. If the indicated times for delivery or pickup are not convenient for you, contact Nathan Harpaz, manager of the Koehnline Museum of Art, 847-635-2633, to arrange a more convenient time and date.
Other Information: Please place the following information on the back of each piece: Artist’s name and phone number; title of work; year completed; medium; and insurance value. The Koehnline Museum does not take commissions on sales. Artists will be placed in contact with interested buyers.
Questions? Call Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D., manager of the Koehnline Museum of Art, 847-635-2633.


Call and Response: From Artemisia to Frida

Artist’s Name____________________________________________

Phone _______________________ ________________________

Address ___________________________________________ City______________________________ State/Zip ________________

E-mail ____________________________________________________________


Title ofWork: _____________________________________________________________________ Year Completed: _____________

Size: _____________________________________ Medium:___________________________________________________________

Insurance Value: ________________________

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Printmaking Competition

Two Printmakers will be chosen to receive free, 6-month keyholder memberships to the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (a $1200 value). The artwork created at CPC by the two winners will be exhibited in the summer of 2012.

No Entry Fee!
(yes, we're artists too. we get it. we just want you to send us your best work for consideration, and then we want to give away the inkfarm because we want you to have a cool place to work with other cool printmakers, because that's just the way we are)

Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator
Mary & Leigh Bloch Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Ten top selected artists will be invited to exhibit in CPC's
(Two of these top ten artists will be selected to win the grand prizes)

Deadline for submissions: May 1st, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

50th Annual Art Fair

The Skokie Art Guild is looking for artists for its 50th Annual Art Fair.

The Art Fair celebrated its 49th anniversary! The Village Green, downtown Skokie, at 5211 Oakton, is the site of this beautiful annual event. Skokie is proud to claim this event as one of the most established, high-quality art fairs held on the North Shore. It attracts artists from many parts of the country. Artists represent categories such as 2-dimensional paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass and much more. In addition, there was live music, face-painting and ice cream.

Dates: July 9 - 10 on the Skokie Village Green

or call 847.677-8163.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Juried Art Show

54th National Multi-Media Juried Art Show at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center in Rocky Mount , NC : open to all 2D, 3D, and multimedia except installation. $3,300 in prizes. Submit up to 4 works for $25 entry fee. Juror: David Edgar ( )

Entry deadline: March 25, 2011. For more information call 252-972-1163 or email Downloadable prospectus: and click on “Artist Opportunities”

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On-line Exhibition

You are invited to participate in an on-line exhibition, open to all artists.

The objective of this exhibition is to provide artwork that aligns with the theme

Express YourselF

Our Juror Cathy Breslaw

Born in Coral Gables, Florida and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Cathy Breslaw received a BA degree in American Studies from George Washington University in Washington D.C., an MSW (Masters of Social Work) from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont California.

She currently lives and works in Southern California. Breslaw is a contemporary visual artist who has had a series of solo and group exhibitions across the United States in museums, commercial galleries, art centers, college and university galleries and alternative spaces. Her work is a combination of drawings, wall, floor and installation pieces made primarily from industrial mesh but also includes mixed media of other types.

Entry Deadline
April 20, 2011

Accepted Entries:

Will appear at

Exhibition Awards:

Best in Show -
Most representing the theme: to be the featured artist for 2 months on TWO websites, WCA San Diego Chaptersite and our online juried show site.

• 1st Place - $100

2nd Place - $50

• 3rd Place - $25

Prospectus and Registration Form are attached this e-mail

Questions E-mail

Future Themes: Diversity – Deadline June 20, 2011; Telling Stories – DeadlineAugust 20, 2011; Bursting Out – Deadline October 20, 2011 and Open Theme (anything goes) –Deadline December 20, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011


Please help in whatever way you can. The arts are important to keep in the education system, let people know HOW important!

Pass this along to friends and family to gain as much support as possible to keeping arts in education programs!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Silver Cross Replacement Hospital Needs Art

Silver Cross will open its new hospital in New Lenox on February 26, 2012. We are looking for professional artists from Chicago and surrounding suburbs to be part of this exciting project.

If you are interested in submitting your work, please email

Art to Help Patients Heal! How do you choose artwork for a hospital being built around principles of evidence-based design of healing environments? By following principles of evidence-based art selection, not only for the art that will hang on the walls of patient rooms but for the sculptures, paintings, photography, textiles and other artwork that will appear throughout the medical center buildings and grounds.

Research confirms that art does more than merely decorate the walls; well-chosen art actually helps people feel better and heal more quickly. Silver Cross is working with the country's local arts consultants for hospitals, Kathy Hathorn of American Art Resources, who will be selecting the artists whose work will be purchased for the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital . American Art Resources, in turn, wants to consider as many local professional artists as possible, when their work meets these evidence based guidelines.

If you are interested in submitting your work, please email:

to request further details or visit:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Arts Action Alert!

Change is in the air. Chicagoans will soon elect a new mayor for the first time in 22 years. The next mayor will make decisions that will impact Chicago's arts industry for generations.

Tell the candidates for mayor that the arts matter. Sign the petition today.

Chicago is home to a powerful arts industry that generates more than $2 billion in economic activity and employs more than 150,000 people annually. Yet, the arts infrastructure in Chicago is vulnerable. Recently, there have been lay-offs at the Department of Cultural Affairs, cuts to the CityArts grant program, and proposals to privatize the Blues and Jazz Festivals among others.

If you value the arts in Chicago, please make your voice heard. Tell the candidates that the arts matter. Sign the petition today at

Join (ORG), Arts Alliance Illinois, and the League of Chicago Theaters as well as Actors' Equity, the African American Arts Alliance, the Arts & Business Council, the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Chicago Music Commission, the Chicago Arts Learning Initiative, the Chicago Public Art Group, the Chicago Cultural Alliance, the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts & Culture, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Urban Gateways, and others in our efforts to educate candidates in the 2011 election about the value of the arts and arts education to a strong Chicago.

ACT NOW: Help us ensure all candidates for mayor hear from 10,000 arts and arts education advocates before the end of the month. Sign the petition today.

For more information on the campaign, visit

There you can sign up for action alerts and updates and find more ways to take action. Learn how art affects the economy> and more.

Thank you for your kind support and appreciation of the arts!
Best Regards, Bill Rattner and Marci Rolnik

Supported by Woman's Caucus for Arts

Thursday, January 27, 2011

State of the Union Adress

President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech before the United States Congress where he addressed three areas of concern that resonate with arts advocates:
federal spending, jobs and education policy.

Earlier this week, 165 conservative members of Congress representing the Republican Study Committee called for termination of the National Endowment for the Arts and key arts education programs at the U.S. Department of Education. We know that the battle to protect these programs will be tough this year, but with your help, not insurmountable.

Please take two minutes to take action and send a message to your member of Congress in support of the National Endowment for the arts.
or arts education at the U.S. Department of Education> .

Several major newspapers across the country interviewed Americans for the Arts President and CEO Bob Lynch in response to the dubious notion that cutting the arts will actually reduce the nation’s deficit.

In today’s New York Times, Bob pointed out that the arts support 5.7 million jobs in the United States that generate about $30 billion in taxes, nearly $13 billion of which goes to the federal government and said, "If they’re serious about jobs and they’re serious about income, they would invest more in the arts.”

Since 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts has been serving arts organizations and artists in every state and every community. The arts not only play an important role in our nation’s well-being and foster creativity and innovation, but they also create jobs and prepare our workforce to compete in the global economy. Including the arts in a comprehensive and formal education for every student is critical.

The education reforms that the President and leaders in Congress should be looking at are ones that strengthen the role of the arts and truly implement it as a core academic subject in schools throughout the country.