Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2021

In View 2021

January 8-January 30, 2021

The annual member and faculty exhibit is open to all members and faculty of The Art Center Highland Park. The subject matter and mediums are open to applicants. Each participant is invited to submit 1 piece and all submissions will be accepted.  In 2021, we will be offering a hybrid of physical and virtual exhibit options for applicants.

  • There is no entry fee.
  • All participants may enter 1 piece.
  • All entries must be received by December 18, 2020.
  • NO PAYMENT IS NECESSARY!

Important Dates:

  • Dec. 18- Entry due 
  • Dec. 21- Confirmation notifications will be sent.
  • January 4-5: will be sending sign up for contact free drop off
  • January 6-8: Install
  • January 8, 5:30-8:00: Opens to be Public
  • January 30- Last day of exhibit
  • February 1-2, Will send a sign-up for pickup
  • Please label all work with name and title.
  • Contracts will be sent after Dec. 18.

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US: All People Everything 

AND 

THEM: All People Everywhere

February 19- April 3, 2020

(Due to Covid restrictions there may not be a reception but visitors are welcome to view the exhibit M-F from 9-5 pm in small groups.)

Susan Block
Robin L. Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US: All People Everything

In a polarized world, what does it mean to be an ‘us?’ Is it grouping people together personally, as in the us of our family or community? Or is it political, grouping us by party, by race, by gender, or by place of origin. Robin Power and Susan Block define US by connecting all people, everything. Their sense of form represented in their work is based on the commonality of the human condition.

THEM: All People Everywhere

TAC Galleries, with guest jurors Susan Block and Robin Power, is searching for work for the juried exhibition, THEM: All People Everywhere. We are exploring how systems of labeling “other” lead to systemic discrimination, racism and conflict. In this extremely divisive era, how do we overcome the “us versus them” mentality? What brings US together? Inspired by the call to action by Toni Morrison, 

“THIS IS PRECISELY THE TIME WHEN ARTISTS GO TO WORK. THERE IS NO TIME FOR DESPAIR, NO PLACE FOR SELF-PITY, NO NEED FOR SILENCE, NO ROOM FOR FEAR. WE SPEAK, WE WRITE, WE DO LANGUAGE. THAT IS HOW CIVILIZATIONS HEAL.

I KNOW THE WORLD IS BRUISED AND BLEEDING, AND THOUGH IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO IGNORE ITS PAIN, IT IS ALSO CRITICAL TO REFUSE TO SUCCUMB TO ITS MALEVOLENCE. LIKE FAILURE, CHAOS CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT CAN LEAD TO KNOWLEDGE — EVEN WISDOM. LIKE ART.” — 

TAC Galleries are replacing the word versus with the conjunction AND in order to break down these kinds of divisions. Our hope is to redefine “other” or “them” to encompass a larger use of “us,” reflecting a more realistic mirror image, providing feedback of what is around us in a more inclusive representational way.

Susan Block and Robin Power are featured artists and guest jurors.

Chicagoland native, Robin Power received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute, Chicago.  Her primary areas of study were Figure Sculpture and Drawing.  She is an exhibiting and teaching artist. Currently Robin holds a faculty position at Stirling Hall Art Center in Lake Forest where she teaches Ceramic Figure Sculpture and Hand-building. “The underling theme of my work is about the human condition and our interconnectedness.”

Susan Block is an Artist/Stage Actress/Painter/ Sculptor. She holds an M F A from The Art Institute of Chicago. Susan has appeared in dozens of stage plays.  She was nominated for best actress of the year for her performance as Martha in, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, by Edward Albee.  Susan has shown her paintings nationally and internationally. She has had one person shows in galleries all over the United States. She has also had one-person shows in Europe; including across from the National Gallery in London and in Dublin.  Susan has also shown her work in Paris. “I believe in the gift of being born in America.  My work is always about breaking boundaries and being free.”

Important Dates:

  • January 22, 2020: Call for entry deadline 
  • February 19- April 3, 2020: Exhibition Dates
  • February 15- drop off: Google sign-up to follow
  • February 16-19: Installation
  • February 19: opens to the public
  • (Due to Covid restrictions there may not be a reception but visitors are welcome to view the exhibit M-F from 9-5 pm in small groups and there may be a zoom reception)
  • April 3: Last day of exhibit
  • April 5: Pick up- Google sign-up to follow

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Nature VS Nurture

June 18-July 31, 2021

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

        

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

THE IMPORTANT DATES/ INFORMATION FOR THE SHOW ARE AS FOLLOWS:
May 21, 2021: Deadline to Submit
May 28, 2021: Notifications Sent

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