Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2020

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May 8-June 13, 2020

Opening Reception: May 15, 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 15, 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

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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

THE IMPORTANT DATES/ INFORMATION FOR THE SHOW ARE AS FOLLOWS:
May 22, 2020: Deadline to Submit
May 29, 2020: Notifications Sent
June 15, 9-6:30: 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.
June 14, 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
Nature VS Nurture
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
June 19: Exhibition open to the public
June 19, 5:30-8:00pm: Artist Reception
August 1, 2020: Last day of exhibition
August 3, 9:00-6:30: Removal of artwork between 9am-6:30 pm. Artists are responsible for drop-off and pick-up of artwork. TACHP is not responsible for artwork left after August 4, 2020.

Any shipped artwork will be returned the week following the show.
We cannot store any work past the pick up date. If you cannot pick up your work, please make arrangements.
*****Please make sure that your artwork is labeled with your name, the title of the work, and title of exhibit, Nature vs Nurture.

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