Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2020

Call for Art Virtual Exhibition:

June 19-August 1

Art in the Time of Quarantine

Caren Helene Rudman
Day 36 of Quarantine Work

How do artists connect in an era of separation? Do we connect through our art and if so how? The museums with established artists are closed, the galleries with emerging artists are closed, the coffee shops with local artist are closed. In spite of the closures, there seems to be a constant, a unifying drive to do what artists have done throughout history. Artists continue to create. How they share their work may have changed, (or may not have for those who have used social media for years) but the need to express our reactions to the world are vital. TACHP invites artists, wherever they may be in their careers, to submit to an exhibit that expresses the artwork that is coming out of this time. Each applicant may submit up to 3 pieces, and will be guaranteed to have 1 accepted for this virtual exhibit.

Guest Juror: James Lynch, Executive Director TACHP

To Submit

Entry Instructions:
The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 pieces of work. All entries must be received by May 31st, 2020.

A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver:

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 June 6, 2020.
Works should be for sale and TACHP 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 TACHP previously.

Each submission may include 1-3 images

  • Maximum file size: 4 mb
  • Minimum file size: 500 kb
  • Minimum image width: 1500 px

Important Dates:
May 31: Submission Deadline
June 6: Notifications Sent
June 19: Opens to the public on line
August 1: Last day of virtual exhibition

August 7-September 26 (TBD)

Voices & Visions, Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease

Artist Reception: September 11, 5:30- 8:00

The Art Center Highland Park (TACHP) is searching for art for our seventh biennial exhibit 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 fear and facing our mortality to finding strength and building community. Whether a survivor, previvor, 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 find meaning and puts into context how pain and suffering can lead to empowerment and healing. A wide interpretation of the theme will be accepted. Open to all media and all artists 16 years and older.

Caren Helene Rudman, Curator and juror: 

Bio: 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. 

Important Dates:

July 2: Submission Deadline

July 10: Notifications Sent

August 3: Drop off (Work must be delivered to TAC between 9:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Late entries will not be guaranteed to hang in the exhibit.  Shipped artwork must arrive to TACHP by this day.
Shipped artwork must be sent in a reusable carton and MUST INCLUDE A RETURN SHIPPING LABEL. DO NOT SEND STAMPS. TACHP is not responsible for damage caused in transit.
Please ship to:
The Art Center-Highland Park
Voices & Visions
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

August 7: Opens to the public

September 11, 5:30- 8:00: Artist Reception

September 26: Last day of exhibition

September 28: Pick up 

To Submit


** Important Exhibit Information**

Exhibit postponed to 2021

June 18-July 31, 2021

Opening Reception: June 18, 2021 5:30-8:00pm

Nature VS Nurture


Nature vs. Nurture theme is inspired by the a concurrent “Famil-E” exhibition with featured artists/guest jurors Sheila Elias, Joshua Elias and Joyce Elias. As a mother/ child trio the question of whether we are born with the artistic abilities or whether it is a matter of influence and exposure will be explored through this call for entry. TACHP is looking for work that is influenced or inspired by familial connections or explores topics of nature vs nurture in general. A wide interpretation of the theme will be accepted.

Guest jurors and featured artists: Sheila Elias, Joshua Elias, Joyce Elias in famil-E

 Photograph by Danny Arnold (NY Times Miami Art Basel

May 21, 2021: Deadline to Submit
May 28, 2021: Notifications Sent

To Submit