Open Calls for Entry & Upcoming Exhibitions in 2020

TACHP will reopen with our next exhibit! 

Note Date Change:

August 14-September 26 

Voices & Visions, Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease

Outdoor Artist Reception: September 11, 5:30- 8:00

The Art Center Highland Park (TACHP) is searching for art for our seventh biennial exhibit that expresses how cancer can be a metaphor both literally and symbolically. We invite artists whose works address the many issues pertaining to cancer, from fear and facing our mortality to finding strength and building community. Whether a survivor, previvor, caregiver, or just someone in someway that has been touched by cancer or the fear of it, we are looking for art that helps us find meaning and puts into context how pain and suffering can lead to empowerment and healing. A wide interpretation of the theme will be accepted. Open to all media and all artists 16 years and older.

Caren Helene Rudman, Curator and juror: 

Bio: Caren Helene Rudman has been an artist and curator for over 25 years. She exhibits locally in Chicago and Nationally since 1992, after receiving her MA from NYU/ ICP a prestigious 56 credit program affiliated with the International Center of Photography. Since 2010, she has curated this biennial exhibition and with the sponsorship from Medline, a Chicago based medical supply company, the 2010 exhibit traveled nationally to affiliated cancer centers across the county. Her curatorial goals have been to build the conversation around how art has the ability to heal both the individual as well as the community. 

Important Dates:

July 17: Submission Deadline (extended)

July 20: Notifications Sent

August 10: 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.  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
Voices & Visions
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

August 14: Opens to the public

September 11, 5:30- 8:00: Artist Reception

September 26: Last day of exhibition

September 28: Pick up 

To Submit


** Important Exhibit Information**

Exhibit postponed to 2021

June 18-July 31, 2021

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

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

May 21, 2021: Deadline to Submit
May 28, 2021: Notifications Sent

To Submit