Call for Artists

Contemporary Native American Art

Deadline for entry: February 9, 2018
Notice of jury results: February 18, 2018
Exhibition dates: March 9 – April 13, 2018
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An exhibit juxtaposing contemporary Native American art with a juried exhibition about immigration.  The exhibit will voice to individual stories side by side, to create a dialogue in context of the native population.  Each personal history and heritage affects the true American Story.  We hope to shed light on the America where diversity, with the differences of each journey at the core, shape our view and vision of how we look at immigration in America.

Guest Juror: Kathleen Piccione relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2011 to fulfill a lifelong dream of emphasizing subjects that she is passionate about. Her close ties to native people and culture, as well as her own Chippewa ancestry has given her the desire to create meaningful pieces depicting the spiritual side of native people, southwest genre, and the animals and wildlife that are dearest to her heart. Kathleen’s work has won various awards and has been shown in galleries in Wisconsin, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon,  Illinois and New Mexico and is also in various private collections. Her murals are throughout the U.S.


Journey to America

Deadline for entry: February 9, 2018
Notice of jury results: February 18, 2018
Exhibition dates: March 9 – April 13, 2018
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The Art Center-Highland Park (TAC) is seeking art that visually expresses how personal stories of immigration shape our views of the American Dream. America is built on a diverse range of journeys at its core, from leaving homelands to assimilating into or alienation from new communities. The result creates a unique melting pot of cultures that make up the America story.

Guest Juror: Montserrat Alsina
Montserrat Alsina was born in Valencia, Venezuela. She studied Visual Arts, Psychology, and Education at Rhodes College. In 1988, she completed study in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently works in a variety of visual media. She has danced for nine years with Nahui Ollin, a traditional Aztec dance group which has performed in Chicago and toured nationally. She and her husband, Robertao Ferreyra, are the founders of Colibri Studio/Gallery in Pilsen. Alsina has extensive teaching experience. She worked for ten years at Francis W. Parker School and has taught for A.R.T., Marwen Foundation, Gallery 37, and at many schools and institutions.

The 2 exhibitions will be juxtaposed together to build dialogue and interest.


Submissions Guidelines

  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 pieces of work. All entries must be received by February 9, 2018. No work may exceed 60′ (framed) in any direction, or be more than 50 lbs.
  • Open to all media and all artists 16 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 February 18, 2018.
  • Works should be for sale and TAC will retain a commission of 35% for any sales during or as a result of the show.
  • All work must be original and may not have been exhibited at TAC previously.