Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2019

Pop-Art 2.0

November 5- December 4, 2019

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


Guest Jurors: Peter Mars and Ciro Quintana (images above)

When Pop-ART emerged in the 1960s, it was not merely 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 selected 22  artists who employ popular images and iconography into their work that reflect what is current in today’s culture in a way that makes us think about our lives differently.

Congratulations to Artists:

Michael Birnbaum, Jeffrey Brooks, David Carlson, Veronica Clements, Sarah Delson, Jessica Eastburn, Crissy Field, Robert Fields, Alyse Gamson, Alexander Gashunin, Ray Genereux, Clive Knights, Terry Luc, Kelly Mathews, Joseph Mayernik, Beth McCoy, Anita Miller, Gigi Salij, Stuart South, Karen Sutker, Linda Weber, Chunbo Zhang

Peter Mars Bio: Inspired by wallpaper, candy wrappers, billboards and match packs, this influential American Pop Artist enters his fourth decade of art creation. Mars’ colorful, quirky artworks disrupt predictable interpretation, and transform the ordinary things we see every day into entirely new experiences that tickle the senses, and delight the child inside. Using the joy and nostalgia found in everyday objects, Peter Mars explores popular culture, the passage of time, and the icons that each period adopts as its own. His works form a running commentary on global popular culture.

Ciro Quintana: (b. Havana, Cuba, 1965). Founder of Puré Group, Quintana is one of the most iconic Cuban artists of the 80s. Throughout his career, his work has been exhibited at solo and group exhibitions in Cuba, the United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Peru, Venezuela, among other countries. Recent shows include: “Resilience The Other Cuba (Minneapolis, 2015), “Pulse Art Fair” (New York, 2016). His work is part of major collections such as, Peter Ludwig Collection (Cologne, Germany), Ludwig Forum for international Art,National Museum of Fine Art Havana,Cuba,,Museum of Modern Art ,Santo Domingo,Museum of Moder ART,Fort Lauderdale,Pori Taiden Museum ,Finland,Leipzig Museum (Germany), Lowe Art Museum (Miami), Ella Cisneros Fontanals Collection (Miami), The Mosquera Collection (Miami), María Luisa Lobo Collection (Miami), Jorge Reynardus Collection (New York and Sarasota), and Nina Menocal Collection (Mexico)

Important Dates:

Drop off: Drop off: Friday Nov. 1st, 9-5 or Saturday Nov. 2, 12-2:00pm
Opening Reception: November 15, 5:30-7:30


Pastels: Seventh Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition 2019


TACHP will host this prestigious exhibition.

Guest juror: Aline Ordman, PSA-M,

Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). Her goal as an artist is to find those times and places where beauty is not only evident, but startling and suddenly present.


December 6, 2019-January 4, 2020

opening reception is December 12, 5:30-8:00pm

Judith Roth: A Life’s Work

Judith Roth, revered Chicago artist, loving mother, grandmother aunt, cousin, teacher, and friend, passed away from cancer on February 9, 2019 at the age of 83.  

Judith taught figure drawing and painting for many years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Columbia College IL; the Suburban Fine Arts Center (now The Art Center Highland Park); The Figurative Art League; and the Adler House. Her awards are many including purchase prizes and she received an Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant, which led to a one-person show at The Illinois Arts Council. Her prolific career included many exhibitions and her art is held in numerous private and corporate collections. Judith served as president and vice president of the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art (CWCA) and was an affiliate member of the ARC Gallery. One of her biggest contributions to Chicago was founding the Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) to engage her community via the CWCA .She was also appointed to the CTA Brown Line “Arts in Transit” panel and honored by the Ravenswood Community Council “in recognition and appreciation for outstanding dedication and service to the Ravenswood Community”. 

TACHP is honored to partner with the Roth family to exhibit the Judith Roth retrospective.

“Her breathtaking artwork is a tribute to her amazing ability to absorb the beauty, passion, and color of life.”

Ritual & Spirituality

Submission Deadline: November 1, 5:00pm

As a society we often focus on ‘difference’; this is a trend we’ve seen increase over the past few years at an alarming rate. TACHP is looking for art that reflects the commonality between all cultures when viewed through the lens of ‘ritual and spirituality’. This might include ordinary objects, motifs, symbols and metaphors that symbolize the topics as well. For an example: we find commonality in movements during prayer, sips of wine, lighting candles, and community service. This exhibit may serve to show that beyond ‘religion’, sect, theism of any type (including ‘anti-’) there is more similarity than difference, more that unites than separates,

TACHP is searching for artwork that explores the complexity and beauty of the topics between peoples and cultures throughout the world. This is not an exhibit about religion but rather an exploration of the common thread between our beliefs and actions.

Guest Juror: Gabriela Leyva was born is Mexico City, and she moved to Chicago in 2012. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Gestalt Psychotherapy. Leyva, currently mixing her passion for psychology and art, helps her clients to create a renewed image of themselves by revealing through artistic expression their vulnerabilities, fears and virtues.

Leyva has exhibited her art work at Freeport Art Museum, Koehnline Museum of Art, Illinois Holocaust Museum, and in local venues in international and national exhibitions.

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We want to share an open call for one of our community partners:


October 28 – December 30, 2019

Call for artwork by United States Veterans!
The Glenview Art League and JourneyCare proudly cohost an exhibition of artwork by U.S. Military Veterans

Artists are invited to submit high resolution images of up to 3 works of art to be considered for exhibition. Artwork may be painting, drawing, photography, or other 2-D work with no dimension exceeding 36 inches. Artwork must be created by a veteran to qualify. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2019.
Accepted artwork must be delivered to JourneyCare at 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, Illinois on October 28, 2019, framed and ready to hang, strung with taut hanging wire (no zig zag hangers).
To enter, fill out the attached application, also available at Completed forms can be sent to the Glenview Art League at 1920 Waukegan Road, Glenview Illinois, 60025 or emailed to Art images should be emailed to with the subject line “2019 Veterans Art Exhibition.”
Contact the Glenview Art League at (847) 724-4007 or for more information.

Veteran Exhibit Call Prospectus