Calls for Entry

Calls for Entry


Throughout the year, TAC exhibits contemporary artwork by local, regional and national artists alike. The Art Center Highland Park exhibits artists ranging from emerging to established in a wide array of mediums. The Art Center’s galleries are the premier location on the North Shore for free cultural, visual arts experience.

Exhibition Procedures:

  • The Art Center Highland Park offers open calls for entry throughout the year. Artists may link on our website and on
  • There are limited invitational opportunities to be a guest juror for the open calls.


June 21-August 10, 2024

Opening June 21, 5:30-8:00pm

Deadline to Submit: May 27

This Call for Entry group exhibition will expand on the power of paper. The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for work not merely done on paper, but work that explores and manipulates the materiality of paper itself, using paper in unique and interesting ways to push its boundaries and surfaces.

Guest jurors: Azadeh Hussaini, Antonius Tin-Bui, and Reisha

This exhibit will correspond with Deconstructing Paper in TAC’s Main Gallery.
Azadeh Hussaini, Antonius Tin-Bui, Reisha will employ different methods of manipulating paper as a medium. The unique properties of paper include diverse applications, from cutting to collaging to sculpting of paper. All three of the featured artists stretch and expand on the meaning of paper to explore identity.


Click here to submit

Important Dates and Information:

  • May 27: Deadline to submit
  • May 28: Jurying Begins
  • June 3: Notifications sent
  • June 17: Drop off/delivery of work due by this date
  • June 18-20: Installation
  • June 21: Opening Reception- 5:30-8:00pm
  • August 10: Last day to view exhibition
  • August 12: pick up/deinstall exhibition


All mediums, including but not limited to: photography, oil, acrylic, pencil, ink, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, encaustics, multimedia, and installation will be reviewed.
This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. No work may exceed 48 inches wide (framed), or be more than 50 lbs. Installations may be considered—but please describe in detail. Artists are responsible for all shipping expenses.
All entries must include an artist statement.
Work is juried individually. Notification of accepted or declined work will be sent in a separate email by May 30.
Works should be for sale and TAC will retain a commission of 35% for any sale during the show period.
All work must be available for the full duration of the exhibition.
All work must be original and may not have been exhibited at TAC previously.
Note: Late entries will not be guaranteed to hang in the exhibit.
Shipped artwork must arrive to TAC by June 17. Shipped artwork must be sent in a reusable carton and MUST INCLUDE A RETURN SHIPPING LABEL.
TAC is not responsible for damage caused in transit.


Please ship accepted work to:

The Art Center Highland Park
Attn: PULP
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Any shipped artwork will be returned following the show.
*****Please make sure that your artwork is labeled with your name and the title of the work.
Do not pay until you are finished with your submission. Once you pay, the entry will change to submitted and will be locked.  If you have an issue please contact Caleb Smith at