Open Calls for Entry – 2019

IMPACT Color IMPACT Black & White


Exhibition Dates: August 9-October 2, 2019

Opening Reception: August 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Call for Entry Deadline: July 5, 2019, 5:00pm

How do we measure the impact of Color or Black and White? TACHP will be filling our galleries with these concurrent themes in one exhibition, highlighting the dichotomies between color and black and white in terms of art. A bold sense of color can elicit a certain response, while a black and white photograph may take us to another time and place. TACHP is searching for work whose use of color or lack thereof directs the content of the work. Color technique represents tone, feelings and emotions while the power of the work is dependent on and derived from its use even when color is absent. We will be looking for work that pushes the theme literally and symbolically, from color theory to race, from form to intention.

Guest Jurors and order of images: Rhonda K. Brown, Cesar Conde, Sheri Rush

Rhonda K. Brown has been living and creating art in Chicago since 1995. A native Clevelander, Brown hails from a family that opened the first for-profit African American gallery in the country, Malcolm Brown Gallery in Shaker Heights, Ohio in 1980. Growing up with art all around inspired her to complete a bachelor of fine arts with a double major in painting and drawing and art history from The Ohio State University. Thereafter, she interned at the Cleveland Museum of Art during its 75th Anniversary year and then completed her master’s degree in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. Brown’s expressive colorful paintings confront the viewer. Her abstracted human form, palette, and expressive lines communicate solemnity and boldness equally. Brown’s work appears in private collections throughout the country and has been featured in Samella Lewis’s International Review of African American Art, Oprah at Home Magazine  exhibitions, and architectural interiors.

Cesar Conde is a Filipino-American artist based in Chicago. He believes in the power of art to create social change and mirrors current events to record history. He tackles issues across color lines and communities with the belief that we can create empathy to affect actions for the good of humanity. Conde has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, most recently in Purdue University, The Field Museum, Museo de Arte Moderno in Turin, Italy. He is part of the 17th annual juried exhibition at Freeport Art Museum in Freeport, IL.

Sheri Rush is a Chicago based painter whose practice includes photography and collage.  She received a BFA in painting from Texas Christian University and a MFA in painting from the University of Chicago. Rush’s work explores the ineradicable nature of memory and recollection, and the contemporary diminishing experience of the sublime.  Sheri Rush has been making paintings for over thirty years.  Her exhibitions consist of those in Texas and throughout the Chicago and Illinois area, including the  2018 Midwestern Biennial at the Rockford Art Museum and a solo show at the Hyde Park Art Center. Her artwork is in many private and corporate collections.

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November 5- Dec 4, 2019

Opening: November 15, 5:30-7:30

***Open Call for Entry / Group exhibit: Deadline July 5, 2019*** (not yet open)

When Pop-ART emerged in the 1960s, it was not just about bold colors and celebrity culture; it brought the popular world, from cartoons and advertising, into the realm of high art. Throughout its existence, artists take objects of everyday life and force the viewer to look at them in a new way.  Especially with the emphasis on social media, the bridge between low and high art is more obscured. TACHP is looking for contemporary pop-ART, reflecting what is current in today’s culture in a way that makes us think about our lives in a new way.

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