Arc Gallery And Educational Foundation

Our Planet: Ourselves (Call for Entries)
DEADLINE - MAY 16, 2021, 11:59pm CST
JUROR: Jane Stevens

Apply here: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/our-planet-ourselves/

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).

Entry fee: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students – High school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $25 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry (Please include copy of Student ID)). If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION'S JUROR:
Jane Stevens is Curator of Art, Emeritus at the Illinois State Museum. as well as an art educator. She curated over twenty-five exhibitions of Illinois artists at the Illinois State Museum. She is interested in documenting the art of Illinois artists and has published five books on Chicago artists including: "Don Seiden: An Artist’s Life"; "From Light to Dark: The Life and Work of Ellen Roth Deutsch"; "The Legacy Continues: The Chicago Society of Artists"; "Barbara Aubin: A Life of Art 1928 – 2014"; and "Dusty's House: A Victorian Treasure." She is currently working on a new book that is scheduled to be released in early 2022.

She received an MFA from the State University of New York, Buffalo and studied at the School of the Art institute of Chicago.

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.

Apply here: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/our-planet-ourselves/


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