Call for artists: Dimo’s Pizza

Dimo’s Pizza is hosting its first annual artist bazaar. We have limited space and are looking for 10 local artist vendors that can accommodate themselves in a small area with a table about 2’x3′ in size (possibility to double up in size). Smaller work will be chosen for the arts bazaar. Larger work considered will be contacted for future collaborations. We are always looking for artists to showcase their work on our walls. Please feel free to send your contact info, a portfolio (website preferred) and a brief bio for consideration.

We are also looking for sculptors interested in collaborating with a local brewery to create a sculpture with a junk bike for an event we are hosting in MAY.

Please email any interest or questions. Please provide a portfolio for consideration.
Learn more about Dimo’s and what we’re all about!

Art in Motion artwork for Facebook invitation

Call to Artists – Art in Motion 2015

The 13th annual Art in Motion is a juried art exhibition of more than 100 emerging and established artists benefiting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Art Therapy program.

Adjudicator: James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago

Awards: Top three pieces will receive cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Finalists’ work will be on display at the Ryan Family Atrium of Northwestern’s Lurie Center (303 E. Superior) just two blocks from Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.  Selected pieces completed by patients in the Art Therapy program will also be on display. The exhibit will run June 11 – 18. All artwork will be available for sale, with 50% of sale price going to the artist and 50% benefiting RIC. Sale prices in previous years have been $200 – $5,000.

All submissions meeting the following criteria will be eligible for jury.

Artwork should have been completed within the last 3 years​;​
Follow the RULES & GUIDELINES of the Call to Entries​ (available at http://www.ric.org/about/people/boards/associate/activities-events/art-in-motion/)
A completed EXHIBITION ENTRY FORM (available at http://www.ric.org/about/people/boards/associate/activities-events/art-in-motion/)
Entry Form must be received by: April 6, 2015
​Artists must be at least 18 years ​old

Finalists will be notified of their selection on Friday, May 8, 2015 and will receive more information about attending the Opening Night Awards and Celebration to be held on June 11, 2015. Awards will be announced and granted at this event. The event has grown tremendously in recent years, having more than 350 attendees in 2014. The exhibition also received press attention from Chicago Gallery News and several art and social blogs in Chicago.

Thank you in advance for your support of our goal to provide valuable Art Therapy service to people living with disabilities served by RIC.


10th Annual Juried Photo Exhibit at Morpho Gallery

Morpho Gallery pleased to announce its 10th annual juried photo exhibit. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Size limitation is 36” maximum in any direction, framing included. Original photography only, any and all subject matters or photo processes welcomed.

Entry fee:

$25 for three (3) images, $5 for each additional image, limited to five per person. The fee is non-refundable.


Judging will be done from on-line .jpg images, submitted with the completed entry form and entry fee paid through Paypal (see details below). The official entry form can be downloaded at http://www.morphogallery.com/links.htm (on the links page). Entries will also be accepted by mail on CD, accompanied with the entry form and check, mailed to Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625.


First place award(s) is a month long solo exhibition at Morpho Gallery, including an opening night event, postcards and advertising. Award(s) will be announced at the opening night reception.


Christopher Schneberger is a Chicago photographer and has been a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council individual artist grant twice.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles; Dorsky Projects in New York; GeocartoInternational in Hong Kong and Printworks Gallery in Chicago where he is represented.

Chris is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago and the College of DuPage. He is a founding member and on the board of directors of Perspective Gallery in Evanston, Illinois, a not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote photography as fine art. He has curated several exhibitions of photography including “Realms” and “This Particular Patch” at Perspective Gallery.

Chris received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from Indiana University. He is also the drummer for the band Moon.

Exhibition calendar:

April 11 Final Entry Deadline
April 15 Notifications sent
April 17-20 Artwork received
April 24 Opening night reception and winner(s) announced
April 24 – May 31 Exhibition dates
June 5-6 Pick up art

Website: www.morphogallery.com


Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Call for Artists

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois is pleased to announced the launch of CaFÉ for all calls for exhibit applications! Apply today!

The Dole Mansion and Arts Park date back to 1865 and 1922, and the City of Crystal Lake celebrated 100 great years in 2014. Lakeside is located in a large northwestern suburb of Chicago, near the historic downtown Crystal Lake and the Metra trains. Lakeside has access to neighboring communities, counties, Chicagoland area, Milwaukee, Southwestern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa.

Lakeside Legacy Foundation is well-established in the Chicagoland gallery scene. On an annual basis, Lakeside works with local, regional and national showcasing artists. Acceptance to a gallery exhibit includes participation in the First Friday Art Show event with average attendance at 300-500 guests. If timely, accepted artists will be highlighted in Lakeside Legacy Foundation’s marketing in Chicago Gallery News and ads placed in the Northwest Herald. The galleries at Lakeside were voted the Best of McHenry County in 2014 by Shaw Media’s viewers choice awards in the Northwest Herald. Lakeside promotes the sale of original works of art as well as the opening art show exhibition. Accepted exhibits typically are installed for 21 days.

Solo and groups are encouraged to apply! Groups can be traditional guilds and art organizations, or proposals submitted by mixed dimensional groups of artists.

Rolling jury procedures with priority on June and August openings. 6 months available for gallery exhibits.

2 Exquisite Galleries in McHenry Country and an installation gallery! Within the galleries you experience art exhibits, performances  presentation, history preservation, and a full range of private and philanthropic opportunity.  The Sage Gallery, The Dole Gallery, and 2nd & 3rd floor of the 1865 Dole Mansion for installation spaces.

For more information on submitting exhibit contact Erin at 815-455-8000 or email her at emcelroy@lakesidelegacy.org.

The Lakeside Legacy Foundation Galleries welcome proposals from scholars, artists, and curators in all media, including video, and installation.

Expedite the review of these submissions by insuring that each artist proposal is as complete as possible and you include high quality images of your work.

Required Materials for Entry to be Reviewed by jury committee is outlined on CaFÉ. To learn more about Lakeside visithttp://www.lakesidelegacy.org/call-for-art-exhibit-at-lakeside/


Artist Call for Interdisciplinary Gallery Opening

Y PORTRAITS: Awakening

The performing arts company, MOZAWA, seeks visual and performing artists of any medium to submit a newly generated or previously created self-portrait for their upcoming interdisciplinary gallery experience, Y PORTRAITS: Awakening. This production will feature international artists who will present their self-portraits in their chosen medium including visual art, photography, live dramatic and dance performance, film, and music. Through this interdisciplinary artistic exploration, Mozawa aims to explore a new vision for the Millenial Generation (Generation Y), opening perception to what it means to be an emerging artist in today’s society and world.

Chosen artists’ self-portraits will be featured in the gallery experience, opening July 31. No pay is provided, but each art and artist will be promoted. To be considered for this gallery, and to receive further information, please write connect@mozawa.org with your name, primary artistic medium, and please include 2-4 examples of your previous artistic work (can include website, headshot, resume, visual / writing / sound examples, etc.).