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One Year On, Is Theaster Gates Reimagining the Modern Museum at the Stony Island Arts Bank?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 9/22/16

I first visited the Stony Island Arts Bank about six months ago, on an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon in April. As I approached the building, I was struck first by the sunlight slanting through its massive stone columns, second by how much it stood out from its surroundings. It looked as if the Field Museum had a child—a rebellious teenager—who snuck away from Chicago’s Museum Campus in the middle of the night to start a new life on a sleepy South Side street. And, in a sen... [more]

GQ British  
3/5/16 Posted 3/5/16

GQ British contacted me out of the blue and I was so grateful. My painting, drawings, and digital works were featured in 4 issues of GQ British magazines last summer. This exposure reintroduced my new body of work to an Internationally audience and it has received a wide range of responses. I feel as an up and coming artist, it is very important to share your images to as many people as possible. It is through this kind of exposure, I've gained many different types of opportunities. In this day in age,... [more]

ART CALL: Sprint/House of Blues Chicago Art Contest  
Posted 1/13/16

Sprint and House of Blues® Chicago Art Installation Contest Promoted via Calling all artists. Sprint wants to commission a unique bespoke art piece. By means of a local Chicago contest, selected artists will be tasked to create an original piece of artwork with their interpretation of the Sprint brand. The winning work will be put on display within the iconic House of Blues Chicago venue and receive a $1,000 prize. Unique to the personality and heritage of... [more]

Ox-Bow, school of art and artists' residency, Chicago  
Posted 12/21/15

Ox-Bow’s Summer 2016 MFA and Arts Faculty Artist in Residence Program Application Deadline: February 5, 2016 (Midnight, CST) Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers courses, workshops, and artist residencies for students and artists at all stages in their career. In the summer MFA candidates and recent graduates and Arts Faculty residents can take advantage of the Ox-Bow community, which includes faculty, visiting artists and students. The MFA and Facult... [more]

Studio Manager - Maria Gaspar Studio (Pilsen, Little Village)  
Posted 12/17/15

The Studio Manager is an arts administration position responsible for the management of projects that take place inside the studio and in several community-engaged art projects outside the studio. The applicant must have an interest in contemporary art practices and community-engagement and their overlapping qualities. Responsibilities include: 1) managing solo and collective projects led by the artist, 2) experience with media campaigns and managing correspondence, 3) organizing community de... [more]

In the Bank: Carlos Bunga Resists Market Complicities in Theaster Gates' Newest Venture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 10/9/15

By now, many will have read Ben Davis’ piece on artnet news, a piece of social and market criticism that takes on Chicago artist Theaster Gates’ newest endeavor: the opening of the Stony Island Arts Bank, a part of the Rebuild Foundation. It is a piece that necessarily traces the social implications of the newly minted space within the larger space of Gates’ practice, and Chicago itself, using Gates’ relationship to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as its central lens through which to look at... [more]

Call for art: Polonium no. 3, "Minimal Maximal"  
Posted 9/8/15

Sprocketbox Books is a small art book publishing company located in Chicago, IL. We are currently looking for artwork for our third book in the Polonium series, titled Minimal Maximal. This book will consist of artwork on any visual medium, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and installation that demonstrates a minimal approach or a maximal approach of expression. An easy example might be a painting by Barnett Newman versus a painting by Joan Mitchell. It's understood as well... [more]

Celebrating the Lump: Nancy Lu Rosenheim at the Hyde Park Art Center  
Nancy Lu Rosenheim at Hyde Park Art Center April 12th, 2015 - July 12th, 2015
Posted 5/18/15

By S. Nicole Lane Ta Prohm Trees, Gallery 2, Nancy Lu Rosenheim “I sat there, my heart beating fast, shaken by what had happened. The destruction of life and the boundless mystery of the content of softness.” -Magdalena Abakanowicz, Statements (1979-94) Knotted hair, tornadoes, log cabins, and pig sties, are (to name a few) the nouns which Nancy Lu Rosenheim applies to her work—trees of heaven, band aids, and sticks are stated as materials and the list goes on. Oddly enough, this specific dict... [more]

The International Museum of Surgical Science is seeking new artists to support its "Anatomy in the Gallery" program.  
Posted 4/21/15

Museum staff members are searching for artists with work that directly relates to the content of Museum exhibits such as: anatomical drawings, paintings or sculptures. We are also open to any artwork of a medical nature. The exhibition would be on display for 3 months. The artist would be expected to set up and take down his/her own exhibit, print 1,000 post cards with their art work for the Museum's usage, and attend an opening reception. Any interested parties should send a cover letter, resum... [more]

City of Chicago Seeks Artists for Fall '15 Exhibition  
Posted 4/8/15

Not Unlike Any Land will be City of Chicago sponsored group exhibition that examines the role absence plays in the decay of domestic spaces within an urban context. In an urban environment the likes of Chicago’s kind, most domestic spaces have belonged to others before us and will be ceded to others after us. The way in which the evidence of these past inhabitants manifests itself in our daily lives, how we cope with these manifestations, and how we (intentionally or unintentionally) set o... [more]

Posted 10/9/14

Hyatt and Folio Fine Wine Partners Host National Art Student Competition to Design Wine Label and Win a $5,000 Scholarship CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2014) – Hyatt and Folio Fine Wine Partners today announced that the Canvas Artist Series Contest is now open for entry. Sponsored by Hyatt, and open to enrolled art students in the United States, the contest gives students with a love and passion for fine art the opportunity to create a signature wine label for Canvas wine bottles beginning in... [more]

Posted 9/15/14

MARCH 6 – APRIL 19, 2015 Juried by Paul D'AmatoOpening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, March 6, 2015Awards: First Place $500; Runner-up $250Lillstreet Gallery is pleased to announce its second juried exhibition of photography. Artists residing in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are invited to submit work for possible inclusion. All subject matter and photographic processes... [more]

Posted 9/15/14

MARCH 6 – APRIL 19, 2015 Juried by Paul D'Amato Awards: First Place $500; Runner-up $250 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, March 6, 2015 Lillstreet Gallery is pleased to announce its second juried exhibition of photography. Artists residing in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are invited to submit work for possible inclusion. All subject matter and photographi... [more]

Call for art: Drawing Show | MULTIPLES.  
Posted 8/15/14

Continuing in the effort to advance the interests of unique approaches to the current state of visual art, the Drawing Show, premiered at Verge Art Fair Miami Basel, has proudly continued its commitment to mounting a section devoted exclusively to drawing as a medium that overlaps all disciplines. Now the Drawing Show comes to Multiples. Chicago! The Drawing Show will present drawing as a unique artistic practice, one that is universally accessible, and often the first step in an artist's exercise... [more]

Brief information on my new series : Rumi Sessions  
8/12/14 Posted 8/12/14 [more]

Curator's Open Deadline is Tomorrow!  
Posted 7/29/14

You design the booth. You select the artists. You choose the artworks. We mount the exhibition at one of the world's major art fairs. The deadline is tomorrow! AH! We've had no shortage of amazing submissions but we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to curate our booth at EXPO CHICAGO in September. The deadline is Midnight GMT on July 31st. Artist permissions for inclusion in curations will be asked for following the submission deadline. We will work with the selected curator... [more]

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