Call for Artists: Avondale Neighborhood Association

The Avondale Neighborhood Association is seeking artists to participate in the 2015 A Day in Avondale event.

A Day in Avondale is a free, community organized art walk and festival on Milwaukee Avenue between Kimball and Belmont. This year’s event will take place on September 26, 2015 from 10am-6pm and is expected to attract nearly 5,000 people to the neighborhood.

All event details and an application to participate can be found at There is no fee for artists to participate.

Call For Artists


The Casa Italia Art League is seeking artists to submit original art works for the August 2015 Art Show that is in conjunction with the San Franceso di Paola Family Festival.

The Italian Event will bring in approximately 3,000 individuals which is a great opportunity for people to admire your art.

GUIDELINES FOR ART: All Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings, Photography or other Media Art is accepted. Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm at Casa Italia Chicago: Business Office (arrangements can be made with the business office to drop of the art work too)

DATE OF ART SHOW: August 7th – August 18th Reception

DROP OFF DATE & LOCATION: July 21st through August 4th (end of the parking lot), Division Street, Stone Park, IL 60165 on the 7th with more information to follow

ARTWORK PICK UP: August 19th & 20th Casa Italia Business Office Hours



Contact Nancy Cometa or 708-345-5933 Ext. 2 or Kelly Cerami myart79@yahoocom or Ivan Lazcano

Also, you can check out the website at Casa Italia Chicago

2015 Chicago Artadia Awards

The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications for the 2015 Chicago Artadia Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked throughout Cook County, IL for two years or more. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tiered jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading curators and artists. A preliminary panel will evaluate all online submissions and select 10 finalists in early August. A second panel of curators will visit Chicago in late August to conduct studio visits with each finalist and select Awardees to receive unrestricted Artadia Awards between $5,000 and $20,000. The 2015 Chicago Awardees will be announced and exhibited at EXPO Chicago, September 17 – 20.

The Chicago Artadia Awards are:

– Open to anyone living in Cook County
– Free of application fees and project outline requirements
– Merit-based
– Unrestricted

Apply If You:

– Have lived in Chicago for 2 years or more
– Are not currently enrolled in an art-related degree program
– Would like to have your work seen by a panel of prominent curators


Online Application:

Midwest Jewish Artists Lab

Arts and culture are an essential part of what makes a Jewish community vibrant and interesting, so I’m excited to share information about the Chicago launch of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab, starting this fall at Spertus Institute with support from the Covenant Foundation. The program (which was piloted in Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis) works to develop a close-knit community for local Jewish artists regardless of medium, fostering collaboration and deepening individual work.

Ten to twelve artists will be selected to meet monthly meetings to learn about Jewish texts, discuss topics and themes relating to Jewish art, and have opportunities to critique each other’s work. The program ultimately culminates in an exhibition of participants’ work, to be displayed at Spertus in late spring 2016.

All Jewish artists living and working in the Greater Chicago area are eligible to apply. Applications are due August 3.


The Free Art Machine

by Chicago The Beautiful (

We create walls of free art in unexpected places, each piece selected from artist submissions. Pieces are free to take at any location. Chicago the Beautiful gives exposure to artists and art to art-lovers.


All donations from this project are put back into the machine to create more art. The project supports local Chicago artists while simultaneously cultivating art appreciation.

-Anyone can submit art to the Free Art Machine.

-Your art will be seen all over Chicago

-Your information will be on the back of each piece