Call for Artists

   

Voices & Visions

Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease

August 24-October 4, 2018 

Opening Reception: August 31, 5:30-7:30pm

Entry Deadline: July 27, 2018

The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for art that expresses how cancer can be a metaphor both literally and symbolically. We invite artists whose works address the many issues pertaining to cancer, from facing our mortality to finding strength. Whether a survivor, caregiver, or just someone in someway that has been touched by cancer or the fear of it, we are looking for art that helps us to find meaning, and put into context how pain and suffering can lead to empowerment and healing. Open to all media and all artists 16 years and older.

Voices and Visions VI honors Jackie Sabath:
‘Back Up Against a Wall, but Moving Forward’ was Jackie’s last piece before entering the hospital. She wrote,
“I have painted with oils for 40 years but this is my first acrylic painting.
My world is in black & white while dealing with my blood disease ….
Edged my canvas with red to reflect my feelings.
The black background was the diagnosis.
White is the light at the end of the tunnel.
I am backed up against a brick wall, but I am moving forward.”

Guest Juror: Caren Helene Rudman has been an artist and curator for over 25 years. She exhibits locally in Chicago and Nationally since 1992, after receiving her MA from NYU/ ICP a prestigious 56 credit program affiliated with the International Center of Photography. Since 2010, she has curated this biennial exhibition and with the sponsorship from Medline, a Chicago based medical supply company, the 2010 exhibit traveled nationally to affiliated cancer centers across the county. Her curatorial goals have been to build the conversation around how art has the ability to heal both the individual as well as the community.

Submissions Guidelines

  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 pieces of work.
  • All entries must be received by July 27, 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 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 August 3rd, 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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Women of Courage

A CWCA Homage to Andrea Harris

August 24-October 4, 2018 

Opening Reception: August 31, 5:30-7:30pm

Entry Deadline: July 27, 2018

In conjunction with Voices & Visions; Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease, TAC presents works by Andrea Harris, including her project, Beyond Boundaries: Women of Courage,  “a series of portraits celebrating women who have pushed beyond boundaries, dared to imagine, and live their dreams.”  In Homage to Andrea’s vision, TAC welcomes members of the Chicago Women Caucus for Art to honor Andrea by submitting one piece, surrounding Andrea’s work with the strength of community.

All work will be accepted and a portion of submission fees will go to Andrea’s Hope Foundation.

Submissions Guidelines

  • The entry fee is $35 for 1 piece of work.
  • All entries must be received by July 27, 2018, 5:00pm.
  • No work may exceed 48″ (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.
  • All work will be accepted if within guidelines.
  • 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.

Submit Here