ArtFutura: Art in Motion

The 10th annual ArtFutura is a juried art exhibition of more than 150 emerging and established artists benefitting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Art Therapy program. Proceeds from this event allow the hospital to maintain an Art Therapist at the hospital to work with patients.  Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the creation of art is healing and life-enhancing – making a difference in the lives of people living with physical disabilities.

James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, will serve as juror of the 2012 submissions and award three prizes ranging from $300 to $1,000. All chosen finalists’ work will be on display at in 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 shown in an adjacent area.  The exhibit will run May 31-June 7, open to the public with volunteer docents explaining your work and all artwork available for sale. Average sale prices in previous years have been $200-$750. This year’s ArtFutura exhibition will also be featured in Chicago Gallery News.

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

• Artwork should have been completed within the last 2 years
• Artwork should relate to the theme “Motion”
• Each artist may submit up to 3 images at a $30 entry fee
• Follow the RULES & GUIDELINES of the Call to Entries
• A completed EXHIBITION ENTRY FORM (available at http://www.associateboard.org/special_events.html)
• Materials must be received by: APRIL 2, 2012

Finalists will be notified of their selection in late-April and will receive more information about attending the Opening Night and Awards Party on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Artists’ awards will be announced and granted at this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Kapordelis at akapordeli@ric.org.

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