Oceanic Panopticon, woven glass and reflective bead mosaic, 48x48x10, 2021, 7000
Flat Earth, woven glass bead mosaic on a preowned glass bowl, 12x12x2", 2018, 900
Solar Panels, bead mosaic on panels with solar light elements, 30x80x5, 2019, 7000
OUR PLANET: OURSELVESDEADLINE - MAY 16, 2021
Spring is here! And the beauty of our natural world is ever more apparent. Green shoots are poking through the crust, and once again the earth is warming in the sun. However “the warming earth” carries a more somber message as well—a reminder of the fruits of our greed, the fragility of our planet, the reality of our losses. And, as we face the urgency to respond, we seek to raise our artistic voices -- to celebrate, to mourn, to activate, and to contemplate how we live together in relationship to this one planet we must all share and nurture.
We welcome all applications to our next juried show “Our Planet: Ourselves”, which will give expression to these messages. All media is accepted, including video, performance and sound; and all artists’ work will be considered. Due to space limitations no large projections or media-based installations will be accepted. Three “juror awards” will be selected for a small monetary award ($100 each); and awarded work will be featured on the ARC website.
The exhibition will run from June 24 - August 14, 2021. This time frame is equal to two ARC Gallery exhibition months - so more opportunity for your work to be viewed! We encourage everyone to enter (details below).
Exhibition contingency plans:
At this time, we plan to have an actual exhibition at the gallery. There will be no in-person opening, though we will have a virtual opening event on Zoom (parameters to be determined). The gallery will be open, but both hours and visitors will be somewhat restricted until it is safe to do otherwise.
IF the city closes all businesses again due to COVID-19, the gallery will be closed, but we will have the entire show online visible to everyone who visits our website and social media sites; and we will send out a link to everyone on our mailing list, potentially around 4000+ viewers. All artists exhibiting will be identified, along with their work and their statement.
COVID Gallery hours are: Fridays, 3-7; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4. Masks for all visitors are required and no more than 6 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time.
Calendar, Eligibility and FeesExhibition Dates: Fri, June 25 - Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Virtual Opening Reception: Sat, June 26, 4pm - 6pm
Pick-Up Work at Gallery: Sat, Aug 14, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Shipped Work Return Date: Fri, Aug 21, 2021 *Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS label is required.*
Do not use the U.S. Postal Service.
Original works created within the last 5 years. All mediums and materials will be considered in addition to video and performance based arts. No projections or media installations will be accepted for this show due to space limitations. Open to all artists, national and international.
Gallery’s email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXHIBITION AND DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS:
• Work must arrive by scheduled dates or will not be hung.
• A label must be attached to the back/bottom of each work with name, title, medium and price.
• Work must be presented in a manner appropriate to the artwork and be equipped for presentation. If work isn’t shown in the traditional gallery sense; it should still able to be displayed in a professional manner by gallery installers per artist specifications.
• Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of ARC for promotional purposes including but not limited to invitations, postcards, and website. Image will include attribution.
ACCEPTED WORK: SHIPPING AND DELIVERY RETURN
With the exception of hand-delivered and picked-up work, all work shipped to and from the gallery must be paid ahead-of-time by the artist.
QUESTIONS: Please feel free to contact gallery, during gallery hours, should you have any questions about show, submitting work, or prospectus.
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
COVID Gallery Hours: Open Fri - 3-7pm, Sat & Sun - 12-4pm; Closed Mon-Thurs.
1463 W. Chicago Ave 1st floor
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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