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Calling artists of all media to advocate against sexual violence.

The Ivy House Gallery is hosting a fundraiser for Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services, RACES on June 30, 2017.
50% of the proceeds from the art sales will be donated to RACES, while the other 50% is reserved for the artist.

This is a juried show. All work will be considered, and priority will be given to works which deal most profoundly with rape advocacy. Suggested themes: the human form, phoenix rising from ashes, sexuality, strength, vulnerability, consent, rape culture

Download Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gZvgAkFtMbKrLYhVZiI3Ed-w4VexvoA2gp4g...

RACES website: www.cu-races.org

Event page: facebook.com/events/768660506644693

Send all questions to 1juliesue@gmail.com
Send submissions no later than June 25 to: 1juliesue@gmail.com
All accepted artwork must be brought to the gallery no later than June 28.

The Chicago suburb of Oak Park is an epicenter for Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, home to the world's largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings and site of his first home studio. Emerging from this studio was Wright's iconic "Prairie" architecture, inspired by the vast landscape that characterizes the American Midwest - horizontal elements that echo broad flat plains, open space, earthy materials, and a color palette derived from the natural terrain. Wright's bold experiments with space, geometry and materials also put him on the artistic cutting edge. His art glass designs of conventionalized plant forms are realized as abstract patterns of color in banded windows that playfully diffuse daylight, and make seamless transitions between interior space and the natural world.

The Oak Park Art League pays tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and celebrates our hometown architect's 150th birthday with a Midwest juried exhibition centered on Wright's reverence for nature. Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D work of any media that references the Midwestern landscape. The jurors are interested in seeing a variety of submissions - representational, conceptual and experimental interpretations of nature themes. Selections will present a diverse exhibition of artwork and art forms (e.g. drawing, painting, mixed media, digital/new media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, and sculpture) that demonstrate artistic innovation within their preferred medium and embody the progressive spirit of Wright and the essence of the American Midwest.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Entry Opens: DECEMBER 1
Submission Deadline: Friday, MARCH 31, (midnight CST)
Notification of Accepted Work: APRIL 15
Delivery of Accepted Work: MAY 6, MAY 8-10
Public Reception: MAY 12, 7-9pm
Exhibition Closes: JUNE 2
Pick-up of Work: JUNE 3, JUNE 5-7
Shipped Work/Shipped Back: JUNE 30

Presenting Sponsor: Prairie Title Company
$2,000 in cash prizes for Best of Show and Juror Awards will be presented in two categories:
Most innovative interpretation of the Midwestern landscape
Best use or representation of natural materials or nature elements

Exhibition Jurors:

Brian Ritchard
Brian Ritchard is a Chicago-based painter. He has exhibited his paintings in Chicago and across the U.S. His work has been published in the New Art Examiner, New American Paintings, The Chicago Tribune, New City, The Tampa Weekly Planet, The South Bend Tribune, as well as numerous academic publications. He earned his Master of Fine Art Degree from the University of Chicago in 1990. Brian has also been active as a curator, having organized exhibitions for the Northern Illinois University Gallery, the Beverly Art Center, the Jan Cicero Gallery and others. He has served on various panels and has been a visiting artist at numerous institutions, most recently at the University of Notre Dame. Brian is currently the academic advisor for Fine Art and Art History at Columbia College Chicago. Brian's paintings are in over one hundred public, private and corporate art collections. www.brianritchard.com

Brent Fogt
The son of a Lutheran pastor and a psychotherapist, Brent Fogt was born in Ohio and raised in Texas. Over the past ten years, he has produced intricate drawings, collages, and sculptures that are inspired by trees, hives, and topographic maps. He embraces repetition in his art practice, incorporating techniques such as crochet, binding, and miniature mark making. Fogt’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Austin College, Emory University, Indiana University and the Lawndale Art Center, and in publications such as New American Paintings, Art in America, and hyperallergic.com. He has completed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park Foundation and Yaddo. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Fogt lives and works in Chicago. www.brentfogt.com

Exhibition Guidelines
Before submitting your work, please read carefully the following exhibition guidelines for Oak Park Art League gallery exhibitions:

IMAGE AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
2D and 3D works in all media are welcome.
Size restrictions for 2D work: Up to 48" in any direction. Size restrictions for 3D work: Up to 84" in any direction. 75 lb weight limitation.
All submitted work must have been created in the last 3 years and NOT exhibited at OPAL in the last 18 months.
Digital images must be high resolution comparable to 300 DPI 4"x5" JPEG format.
Digital images must be saved with a file name that includes the artist's initials, artwork title/name, corresponding number of your entry. Example: js_titlename_entry 3
One additional image will be accepted for each 3-dimensional piece.
The application fee for OPAL's juried exhibitions is $20/members and $30/non-members for up to three images of work. OPAL members must login to received member discount.
Submission fees are non-refundable.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

ACCEPTED WORK:
Accepted entries will receive detailed information regarding shipping along with their acceptance letter.
All entries must be suitably framed or gallery-wrapped with hanging wire (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS OR CLIP FRAMES).

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK & LIABILITY:
Shipping crate or packaging must be properly labeled with artist's name and address. Please include sufficient packing materials for return shipping.
All work must be shipped or delivered during the designated drop-off dates and times - May 6 (1-4pm), May 8-10 (1-5pm)
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of their work to and from OPAL, as well as all related expenses. Shipped work must include a return shipping label.
Tracking is recommended for all shipped work. OPAL is not responsible for artwork lost or stolen during shipping.
Damaged crates will remain unopened pending notification of the carrier and artist.
OPAL curators and assistants will install work according to artist's installation guidelines.
Artists may not remove work earlier than the end date of the exhibition.
For hand-delivered work, all entries must be picked up during the pick-up dates advertised for the show - June 3 (1-4pm), June 5-7 (1-5pm)
Hand-delivered artwork that remains unclaimed after 3 months will become property of OPAL.
Artists are to make arrangements for another to pick up their work, should they be unable to make the deadline.
Any person picking up another artist’s work must have signed written permission from the artist.
Shipped worked will be shipped back on June 30. Work unclaimed by sender at return address on crate is not the responsibility of OPAL.
It is recommended that artists carry their own insurance. All reasonable care will be taken with original art.
By entry into these shows, the artist is agreeing that OPAL or its satellite galleries will not be held responsible for loss or damage of any works.

SALES
OPAL requests a 35% commission on any works sold through the Art League staff.
For all work sold, sales tax will be collected by OPAL and paid to artist. It is the artist’s responsibility to pay and report sales tax.

RIGHTS
The Oak Park Art League reserves the right to photograph and retain a set of images of the exhibit. These materials will be used solely for educational, promotional, and documentation purposes.

Struggle with mental illness? Your words paint a picture others want to see, a story others share. Nautical Life Press is seeking the poetry of those living with or in the shadow of mental illness. Cash prizes will be awarded to three writers and each winning poem will be recognized as such within the chapbook anthology. A portion of funds raised from sale of "Flecks of Red" will benefit the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance as well as other upcoming poetry chapbooks on similar topics from Nautical Life Press. Email NauticalLifePress@gmail.com for submission guidelines.

Moraine Valley Community College’s Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery is now accepting exhibition proposals for the 2017-2018 season. The space is located in the Fine and Performing Art Center in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, and artists exhibiting in this 2016-2017 season include Fidencio Martinez, Kate Shannon, Charles Matson Lume, Joshua Brennan, and Mariah Karson.

The call is open to ALL artists, and as part of the Building Bridges: Arts, Culture, and Identity grants program for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, one exhibition during the season will highlight the work of a Muslim-American artist. The work should have a focus on an exploration of narratives related to being Muslim in America, and more information about the grant can be found here. A small stipend is included.

The proposal should be submitted as a zip file to mcdermottr8@morainevalley.edu and include a cover letter outlining the exhibition proposal and artist statement, CV, portfolio of proposed or recent works (15-20 jpegs), and an image list.

The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2017, and artists will be notified in early March. 

Open Scene Announces Call for Artists: Now taking applications for artists to join in community collaboration 

Urbana, IL – The City of Urbana and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) are thrilled to announce the start of the second phase of Open Scene: Debuts of Youth’s Views in Downtown Urbana.

We are now taking applications for artists to participate. Four artists will be selected to lead arts workshops for twelve youth and ten community stakeholders that serve as project leaders. Each selected artist will lead a “weekend intensive” that allows participants to explore themes of social justice and/or community development through an art discipline.

This opportunity is open to all disciplines in the arts, including but not limited to creative writing, dance, film, video, music, theatre, visual arts, crafts, performing arts, hip hop, spoken word, environmental arts, multimedia arts (photography, videography, mixed media, animation, etc.), architectural arts, and emerging media. All genres, styles, and media will be considered.

Twelve community stakeholders and twelve youth will take part in the series of workshops and discussions. Together, youth and stakeholders represent Open Scene Leaders, who will develop criteria for artist selection, design the project’s guiding questions regarding livability and placemaking in downtown Urbana, and participate in four weekend intensives with selected artists. Using techniques learned from workshop intensives, they will help facilitate arts-based civic dialogue workshops for the community and publicly showcase creative work and research.

Those who would like to join Open Scene as artists can pick up application forms at the Independent Media Center or apply online here. The Public Arts Program will offer selected artists an amount not to exceed $3,000.00 for artist fees, transportation to and from Urbana, food, and lodging. All four arts workshops will take place in spring 2017, between February and April.

For more information, contact Blair Ebony Smith at (217) 344-8820 or blairebonysmith@ucimc.org. Applications for artists will be due Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5pm CST.

To join in the conversation, use #OpenSceneUrbana on social media. More information about Open Scene can be found at ucimc.org and on our Facebook page Open Scene Urbana.

Hammerhead Coffee, an independently owned coffee shop in C-U, is on the hunt for local artists to display original artwork on our large gallery wall. From our industrial furniture to our coffee tables made from refurbished amps, our aesthetic can probably best be described as 90s rock meets industrial.

Let us tell you a bit more about the story behind our coffee shop...

Hammerhead Coffee derives its name from a record label that the owner, Todd Thorstenson, founded in Champaign 20 years ago called Hammerhead Records. Between 1993 and 2000, the label promoted and funded recordings for musical artists in and around the Midwest. Hammerhead Coffee carries on the tradition by featuring local artists’ music and artwork in a continuation of the label’s support of the local arts and, of course, have great coffee, great service, and a great welcoming space. Hammerhead Coffee sets itself apart to be the true coffee cultural experience for our customers. ​​​

If you feel that your artwork will be a good fit in our shop, stop by during our business hours (listed on our website) or schedule a time to meet with our GM, Sofia Yotis, by using the contact information below. Providing a portfolio and/or sample of your work is greatly encouraged. We look forward to seeing your work!

The ALLEY GALLERY
in downtown Danville Illinois is a not for profit gallery exhibiting a wide range of visual art primarily 2-d.
Curator David Nolan is a photographer so leans toward exhibiting Photographs all mediums will be condidered.

The gallery has been in existence for 6 years.

We take NO COMMISION for work sold but occasionally ask for donations for the opening receptions.

We will consider professional quality work of all kinds.
submit portfolios of work on cd,dvd,or photograph with resume.to Alley Gallery,113 N vermilion Danville Il.61832 Att. portfolio review.

This is an on going call.

"Like" our facebook page for on going news.

Apply Now! Deadline September 16: http://heartlandmakerfest.org/callformakers/

Makerspace Urbana is electrified to announce 2016 Heartland Maker Fest! On Saturday, October 1 at Lincoln Square Mall in Downtown Urbana makers, tinkerers, creators, inventors, DIYers, craftsmen and musicians will gather together to share their work with the public.

The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open now through September 16th. Groups or individuals interested in participating in this event should complete the simple application form at heartlandmakerfest.org.

In the spirit of Makerspace Urbana, we are calling for all local talent to share and play with other makers as well as the community at large. We need makers for the Heartland Maker Fest to show how art and science can meld together, all the while providing a hands-on approach for those who are inspired to create and learn. This is your chance to be a part of a community featuring rockets, robots, DIY science, technology, alternative energy, bicycles, unique and handmade crafts, music, as well as educational workshops and speakers.

The Fest’s mission is laid out in these three goals:

Inspire – by searching for creative and unique ways to exhibit at the festival. We hope the creative process of others inspires our attendees.
Empower – by focusing on hands-on experience, we hope people feel empowered to make their own project a reality.
Connect – by creating a free and open public festival we hope to connect attendees to the local resources they need to help make their ideas come to life.

A breakdown of the event, including past makers and new additions to this year’s fest, will be featured on our webpage: heartlandmakerfest.org.

Makerspace Urbana is electrified to announce 2016 Heartland Maker Fest! On Saturday, October 1 at Lincoln Square Mall in Downtown Urbana makers, tinkerers, creators, inventors, DIYers, craftsmen and musicians will gather together to share their work with the public.

The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open now through September 16th. Groups or individuals interested in participating in this event should complete the simple application form at heartlandmakerfest.org.

In the spirit of Makerspace Urbana, we are calling for all local talent to share and play with other makers as well as the community at large.  We need makers for the Heartland Maker Fest to show how art and science can meld together, all the while providing a hands-on approach for those who are inspired to create and learn. This is your chance to be a part of a community featuring rockets, robots, DIY science, technology, alternative energy, bicycles, unique and handmade crafts, music, as well as educational workshops and speakers.

The Fest’s mission is laid out in these three goals:

Inspire – by searching for creative and unique ways to exhibit at the festival.  We hope the creative process of others inspires our attendees.

Empower – by focusing on hands-on experience, we hope people feel empowered to make their own project a reality.

Connect – by creating a free and open public festival we hope to connect attendees to the local resources they need to help make their ideas come to life.

A breakdown of the event, including past makers and new additions to this year’s fest, will be featured on our webpage: heartlandmakerfest.org.

We invite you to see exactly how HMF develops over the next several months by connecting with us on Twitter @HeartlandMF, as well as our Facebook fan page.

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

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