Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2020

February 28-April 4, 2020

March 6, 5:30-8:00pm: Artist Reception

LOVE

Who do we love and how do we define ‘LOVE?’ TACHP is searching for the many ways artists express LOVE. Although not the first to appropriate the word LOVE, Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture in New York City, may be the most famous. As a society, who we love is constantly under debate, from our national policies to our cultural reactions to advertising. TACHP will accept a wide interpretation of the theme that simply calls for work that addresses LOVE.

Guest Juror: Marketa Sivek (image above)

Czech born artist Marketa Sivek has been living and working in Chicago for over 20 years. Born under communist rule, the narrative of Ms. Sivek’s multifaceted work is deeply rooted in her childhood. Inspired by the relationship of the past to the present, the known vs. the unknown, the stillness and movement, Ms. Sivek’s work is focused on the emotion it evokes within the viewer, and the recurring theme of love, hope, peace and promise. 

Established as one of the leading artists in the community, her work has been featured in Elle Decor, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and other publications, as well as featured on the Rachael Ray Show and national television.  Ms. Sivek has numerous private and corporate collectors in the U.S., England, Australia, the Nordic countries and elsewhere, and is part of the private collection of Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith as well as many others.

Categories: All Mediums, Photography, Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, Ink, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, encaustics, multimedia

Entry Instructions:
The entry fee is $35 for 3 pieces of work.

January 24, 2020, 5:00 pm: Call for Entry Deadline
January 31, 2020: Notifications Sent
Tuesday February 25, 9:00-6:30pm: 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.
April 6, 9:00-6:30 pm, 2020: Removal of artwork between 9am-6:30 am. Artists are responsible for drop-off and pick-up of artwork. TACHP is not responsible for artwork left after April 7, 2020.

To Submit

COLLABORATION

When artists come together and work together something magical can happen. Our guest jurors are husband and wife collaborators, taking the definition of partnership to a new level. TACHP is looking for work created by artists in collaboration, which implies an element of trust, partnership, and cooperation in order to achieve work that stands on its own merit made by more than one artist. 

Guest Jurors: Anoush Bargamian and Thomas C. Buechele 

Thomas C. Buechele, Artist/ Administrator, has lived and worked in Chicago for the last 33 years. He has maintained an active art practice along with his day job as the Vice President of Facilities and Campus Operations at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his BFA in 1989 and MFA in 2017. In 2016, he co-published a book on the history of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been highlighted in Chicago Business and American Builders Quarterly. Thomas’s work is inspired by the beauty of motion and the allure of common materials. Evident in his works are the reoccurring sounds of background noises, that we tend to tune out. (tbuechele.myportfolio.com)

Anoush Bargamian was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, living and working in Chicago, Illinois. After attending Massachusetts College of Art/BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago/MFA and the University of Illinois Chicago/BFA, her work has been seen in many selected exhibitions. Anoush’s background in art history, painting, printmaking, design, typography, and color theory, greatly influences the conceptual and compositional characteristics in her work. She is inspired by nature, mosaic tiles, textures, patterns, free forms, organic lines, symbols of hope, Art Brut, and dreams. Experimental in material and process she has explored aspects of collaborative work that has further enriched her process. (www.sweetangst.com)

Categories: All Mediums, Photography, Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, Ink, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, encaustics, multimedia

Entry Instructions:
The entry fee is $35 for 3 pieces of work.

January 24, 2020, 5:00 pm: Call for Entry Deadline
January 31, 2020: Notifications Sent
Tuesday February 25, 9:00-6:30pm: 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.

Opening Reception: March 6, 5:30-8:00pm
April 6, 9:00-6:30 pm, 2020: Removal of artwork between 9am-6:30 am. Artists are responsible for drop-off and pick-up of artwork. TACHP is not responsible for artwork left after April 7, 2020.

To Submit

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May 8-June 13, 2020

Opening Reception: May 22, 5:30-8:30

Visualizing in a New Light

The Art of Ellen Sandor and (art)n 

“Art Saves. Tough Art and Science Really SAVES.”

Ellen Sandor is a new media artist, and Founder/Director of the collaborative artists’ group, (art)n. In 1975, she received an MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her time at SAIC led her to be inspired by photography, sculpture, and video, and intrigued by the spiritual nature of Outsider Art. In the early 1980s, Sandor had the vision to integrate these things with other art forms including computer graphics that resulted in a new medium she called PHSColograms, which are 3D barrier-screen computer-generated photographs and sculptures. Read more about her and her work on her website! #phscolograms #virtualreality #virtualsculpture #virtualphotography #phscologramsculptures #video #scienceandart #artnlab #stevenslab #bostonchildrenshospital #harvard #broadinstitute @ellensandor @artnlab @diana.torres.v @azadehgholizadeh #chicagoartist #contemporaryart #chicagoartists #chicago #femaleartist #thefutureisfemale #thankyou #calebsandortaub

Art & Science

   

Art & Science have always been interdependent, from the chemistry of paint, the theory of color, to the visualization, illustration, and imaging within the field of science and research. TACHP is searching for work that addresses how art and science intersect and the ways we can interpret and manifest this intersection using the many mediums available to us as artists.

Guest jurors and featured artists, Olea Nova and Rajee Aryal both create work that explores how to merge art and science in interesting and complex ways. Olea reflects an abstract version of vibration, weather and sound in contrast to Rajee’s coding of her photographs, transformed into painting that redefine the meaning of computer science. The goal of this exhibit is open for interpretation of the relationship between art and science.

Please note that this exhibit will be hung in two shifts, a time staggered installation, with temporary spaces to accommodate our 60th Benefit event on May 1st. 3-D and installations may not be exhibited until after the event. Tickets will be available for purchase on our website. Our artist reception will be held on May 22, 5:30-8:00pm. https://theartcenterhp.org/spring-benefit-2020.
Guest Jurors: Olea Nova and Rajee Aryal (images above in order)

This exhibit is in conjunction with Visualizing in a New Light- Ellen Sandor and (art)n

Guest Jurors/ Featured artists: Olea Nova and Rajee Aryal

Olea Nova is a visual artist and composer. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and is a graduate of the University of Humanities and Social Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her body of work encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, video and sound. Olea Nova lives and works in Chicago.
For Olea Nova composing paintings and music are two parallel processes. With random and deliberate methods, she articulates image-form and plays with the nature of representation and perception. When making her work Olea Nova borrows results and concepts of scientific research in theoretical physics and cognitive science. She then combines these ideas in one work as form, color, or process. She strives for a result that is unpremeditated and in that sense her work is a journey towards understanding of what is yet unknown.

Rajee Aryal was born and raised in Kathmandu Nepal, Rajee Aryal holds a B.A in Computer Science and Math and worked as a software engineer before getting her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.  An IT professional and a practicing artist, Rajee lives and works in Chicago, IL with her husband and son.  Her art works have been exhibited in group shows in New York City, Minneapolis, Chicago and surrounding areas. Her paintings have been featured in many print materials produced by the School of the Art Institute including its graduate catalogue (2014-2015), advertisements and posters.

Rajee breaks an artifact in one system of representation into its constituent units which she then codes using computer programs she writes herself.  In many of her paintings, a unit of color in a source image she picks, is coded in letters and symbols. Each letter/symbol represents a color in the original image and is printed on canvas. Sometimes, she laboriously recreates the image using paint or ink, following the coded instructions for the image. At other times, the coded instructions remain as they are and become works of art in their own right. Rajee’s process is at times laborious painting or writing,  intuitive and arbitrary,  logical and scientific.  Rajee’s work thus straddles seemingly disparate notions of pre-meditation and intuition, systematic and arbitary, authentic and copied, hand-made and machine-produced and in general, art and science.  

THE IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SHOW ARE AS FOLLOWS:
March 27, 2020: Deadline to Submit
April 3, 2020: Notifications Sent
April 22, 3:00-6:30pm AND April 23, 9:00-5:00: Drop off

April 22, 2020: 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
Art & Science
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

May 8: Exhibition open to the public
May 22, 5:30-8:00pm: Artist Reception
June 13, 2020: Last day of exhibition
June 15, 9:00-6:30: Removal of artwork between 9am-6:30 am.

To Submit