Call for Artists

Call for Entry: Beneath the Surface Encaustic Exhibition

Entries Due: February 13, 2017
Opening Reception, Friday, March 3, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30pm


TAC is seeking artists whose work uses encaustic techniques to reflect how the multifaceted layers express messages. The meanings are sublime and often subtle taking on a quiet reverie, requiring the viewer to discover what lays beneath the surface.

Open to all artists age 18 & up. All original works created by submitting artists in the last 5 years.

Open to only encaustics. The exhibition will be in TAC’s Fireplace Gallery. Juried by artist & curator Caren Helene Rudman. In conjunction with the exhibit in the main gallery, Embedded Messages, curated by Karen Gutfreund.

Registration is available online at (847) 432-1888.

Submission Guidelines
Exhibition prospectus, here.
Submit up to three works to  Title of each jpeg image must correspond to title of work as listed on entry form, and should include your last name. (Example: landscape_monet.jpg).

Entry fee: $35 for up to 3 pieces of work maximum. Work is juried individually. No work may exceed 48” (unframed) in any direction, and work may not have been exhibited at TAC previously.

Make checks payable to The Art Center – Highland Park
Mail completed entries to:
The Art Center – Beneath the Surface
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Winter 2017 Art in City Hall

Exhibition Dates: January 26 – April 4, 2017
Opening Reception: TBD
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2106

TAC and The City of Highland Park are currently seeking artists to exhibit work in Highland Park’s City Hall, located at 1707 St. Johns Ave, Highland Park IL. The purpose of this exhibit is to support and promote the arts in the community.

Winter Art in City Hall 2017 will be a juried exhibit of works submitted by EAST ON CENTRAL artists. All entries must be original works created by submitting artists in the last 2 years, open to only 2D artwork. All artwork must be wired for hanging and may not exceed 48”x48”.

Art in City Hall is an ongoing collaboration between The Art Center – Highland Park and the City of Highland Park.

Get the entry form here

Call for Artists: The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts

Festival Dates: June 24-25, 2017

A new layout puts this festival on the boutique and café lined streets surrounding the Art Center and features incredible works in both functional and non-functional art categories. The festival is loved and well supported by the art collectors who live in the area.  The Art Center, a 55 year old non-profit visual arts organization is home to art classes and gallery exhibitions and hosts this annual festival which is produced by Amdur Productions.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, great food and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.

Awards will be give at an artist reception on Saturday evening of the festival weekend at TAC. Appetizers and drinks from local favorites will also be served.

For more information and to learn how to register, click here to view the official page.

For information about exhibit proposals, please click here.

Questions?  Send an e-mail to  or call 847.432.1888.