Deadline: August 1, 2013
Blue Man Group, the critically hailed theatrical phenomenon, announces a one-of-a-kind Art Competition open to professional and emerging artists. Six winners will be chosen and 10’ by 10’ reproductions of their artwork will be created for a semi-permanent Outdoor Art Gallery on the South exterior wall of the Briar Street Theatre in Lakeview at 3133 North Halsted Street, with the original pieces on display inside the lobby.
The gallery will open in September 2013 at a grand unveiling event as a part of EXPO ART WEEK, a citywide showcase of Chicago’s art and cultural community designed to complement EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary|Modern Art taking place September 19-22 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall.
“The celebration of creativity and connectedness has always been a priority for Blue Man Group as well as making art and artists accessible to all,” said Resident General Manager Mary Grisolano. “This gallery is a way to continue that mission while offering a big ‘Thank You’ to Chicago and the neighborhood that has been our home for 15 years.”
Interested artists can visit entrythingy.com/www.blueman.
Artists planning to submit an entry in the Blue Man Group Art Competition should enter work that is inspired by the exuberant and joyful essence of Blue Man Group without featuring a Blue Man. The competition is open to both professional and emerging artists working in acrylic, digital art, drawing/pastel, mixed media, oil, painting, photography and printmaking. No three dimensional pieces will be accepted. A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to up to six winning artists.
Entries will be judged by members of the Blue Man Group’s Chicago cast and creative team as well as civic and cultural leaders from the local community to be announced later. Winners will have their original art work displayed in the lobby of the Briar Street Theatre and 10’ by 10’ reproductions of that artwork displayed in the Outdoor Art Gallery. Entries must be submitted digitally and will be accepted through August 1, 2013.