Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2020

Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life

October 16-November 14, 2020

October 16: Opening Reception

September 21st: Call for entry submission deadline Extended

The Art Center Highland Park will be presenting an exhibition on the theme of the Day of the Dead, (el Día de los Muertos) a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes the deceased favorite food, drink and music. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated every year during All Souls Day and All Saints Day (November 1 & 2). The idea of bringing the overnight celebration from the cemetery and the home altars into an art gallery started in 1971 in Los Angeles. 

This exhibition includes prints from two portfolios published by Arceo Press: “Posada, 100 Year Legacy” and “Dia de Los Muertos, Common Ground.”  TACHP is also accepting submissions created by artists from the Chicago region and beyond who, through their paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, sculptures and installations, contribute to keep alive this meaningful tradition.

Featured Artist/ Guest Juror: René Arceo

Born in Michoacán, Mexico, Arceo graduated with a fine arts degree and an art teacher certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With support from the Illinois Arts Council he promoted and exhibited his works in Mexico, France and Poland. In 2018, the Lucerne-Chicago Sister City awarded him an Art Residency in Lucern, Switzerland. Arceo lives in Chicago where he co-founded the Galeria Ink Works (1984-87) and the Mexican Printmaking Workshop (1990-96). He founded Arceo Press in 2005 to foster international collaborations among printmakers. He is currently a member of Mid America Print Alliance, Consejo Grafico Nacional (a national network of Latino print shops), Expressions Graphics and the Chicago Society of Artists.

Important Dates:

September 21: Call for entry submission deadline (Extended from Sept. 18th)

September 25: Notifications Sent

October 12: Drop off (scheduled drop off signup for contactless dropoff.)

October 16: Open to the public

October 16: Opening Reception 

November 14: Last Day of exhibition

November 16: Pick up

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** 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

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