Call for Artists

   

Musicality

The Interplay Between Music and the Visual Arts

June 29- August 20, 2018 

Opening Reception-June 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Entry Deadline: May 25, 2018

The Art Center- Highland Park (TAC) is looking for art influenced and/or inspired by music.  Throughout art history, there has been a strong relationship between music and visual art, from the literal imagery of musicians, instruments, notes, and lyrics to the reflection of tone and lyrical use of color.  The role of art also weaves throughout music from album covers to music videos. How does the interplay between music and the visual arts inspire creativity and impact society? TAC is looking for interpretations of the theme. We will offer live musical performances throughout the exhibition.

Due to interest in live music, we have added a performance opportunity through the submission process.  Musicians who are interested in performing at the opening reception on Friday, June 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm, may submit a video or audio upload through entrythingy. Selected musicians we will play in sets, depending on numbers.  We will also create a video reel to play continuously during the exhibit. Performers are welcome to bring CD’s to sell at the opening as well, but must be approved prior to the night.

Guest Jurors:                                                                                                                                                           Jonathan Plotkin is a nationally published editorial cartoonist, illustrator, educator and patron of the arts in all of its many forms. He has a strong belief in the power of art to enlighten and nurture communities across the human spectrum in an effort to find beauty and truth in their everyday world.  Jonathan has been a champion of the arts in the Chicago area, especially in his relationship with TAC.

Mary Barnes-Gingrich was born in Chicago and is a resident of Wilmette, Illinois.  Art and music have always played important roles in her life. She spent three years copying master paintings in the galleries of Chicago’s Art Institute and has traveled to many countries to study paintings in museum collections.  Ms. Gingrich received a degree in music performance from Northwestern University, and has performed as a professional musician in the Chicago area since she was nineteen. She frequently chooses subjects inspired by nature and music in her paintings and prints.

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Submissions Guidelines

  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 pieces of work.
  • All entries must be received by May 25th, 2018, 5:00pm.
  • No work may exceed 60″ (framed) in any direction, or be more than 50 lbs.
  • Open to all media and all artists 18 years and older.
  • All entries must include an artist statement.
  • Work is juried individually; notification of accepted or declined work will be sent via e-mail by June 1st, 2018.
  • All accepted work must be available to exhibit for the entire exhibition time period.
  • TAC will retain a commission of 35% for any sales generated during or as a result of the show.
  • All work must be original and may not have been exhibited at TAC previously.

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Food Glorious Food

June 29- August 20, 2018 

Opening Reception-June 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Entry Deadline: May 25, 2018

 

The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for artwork representing food. Food in art has been found as early as recorded art history beginning with the still life genre; from renaissance art to cubism and modernism, from the Last Supper to feminist “The Dinner Party”. No where is food imagery more relevant than in social media! How food is represented tells us about the culture and times we live in. TAC seeks artists using food as subject to reflect who we are as a society, further revealing how we are what we eat.

Guest juror: Amanda Oleander is a Los Angeles based fine artist. Oleander’s artwork became internationally recognized after working for E! Entertainment as their first in-house illustrator creating work for their articles in 2014. Oleander’s work bridges fine art, technology, performance art, and commercial work where she went viral after she gaining over a million followers and attention in the media. She has been featured in The New York Mag, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and The Hollywood Reporter to name a few. Amanda is signed with United Talent Agency.

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Submissions Guidelines

  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 pieces of work.
  • All entries must be received by May 25th, 2018, 5:00pm.
  • No work may exceed 60″ (framed) in any direction, or be more than 50 lbs.
  • Open to all media and all artists 18 years and older.
  • All entries must include an artist statement.
  • Work is juried individually; notification of accepted or declined work will be sent via e-mail by June 1st, 2018.
  • All accepted work must be available to exhibit for the entire exhibition time period.
  • TAC will retain a commission of 35% for any sales generated during or as a result of the show.
  • All work must be original and may not have been exhibited at TAC previously.