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Major Jenkins Apts Art Project

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

MERCY HOUSING MAJOR JENKINS APTS ART PROJECT

Project Overview

Architreasures, an arts-based community development organization, along with our partner Mercy Housing, a comprehensive affordable housing provider, is seeking an artist(s) to develop interior artwork for the Major Jenkins Apartments, a supportive housing residence for individuals who have experienced or are at risk for homelessness. The Major Jenkins Apartments is located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood at 5012 N. Winthrop.

The overall goals of the Major Jenkins Art Project are to:

Create visually compelling and uplifting artwork that enlivens two common areas as part of the building’s renovation.

Incorporate a community informed practice in the development of the artwork with designs that connect with the experiences, needs, and interests of the building’s predominantly African American residents.

Collaborate with Mercy Housing to involve staff and residents in the refinement of design concept.

The selected artist(s) will design and produce artwork for 1 or 2 wall spaces within Major Jenkins located in the building’s front entryway and a community room. The artist fee for the project is $2,500-4,000 for the entryway (@50 sq/ft) and $5,000-8,000 (@105 sq/ft) for the community room, to be determined based on design proposal. Material and production expenses for the project will be established with Architreasures upon approval of final selected designs.

Project Timeline

May                   Shortlist of artists provided $500 stipend to develop initial design concepts

Jun                     Artist(s) selected after presentation and interviews with project committee

Jul-Aug              Artist(s) develops and refines artwork design with community engagement

Sept-Nov          Artwork production and fabrication

Dec                 Artwork installation

Artist Profile

The project seeks creative professionals with experience producing artwork for interior spaces through a community- engaged process. Artists may incorporate one or more visual art mediums (i.e., paint, graphic design, photography, metal, wood, glass, fabric etc.) into their practice and must have experience working within neighborhood community settings. Artists of color working in mixed media are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Email the following to hr@architreasures.org by May 21, 2021.

A CV/ resume that includes educational background, professional training, community engagement experience, and other pertinent qualifications.

Links to images and / or portfolio that demonstrates your work and practice.

A statement of no more than 1 page outlining your interest in the project.

For more info. about Architreasures visit www.architreasures.org

Prize summary: 
$2,500-8,000
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The artist fee for the project is $2,500-4,000 for the entryway (@50 sq/ft) and $5,000-8,000 (@105 sq/ft) for the community room, to be determined based on design proposal. Material and production expenses for the project will be established with Architreasures upon approval of final selected designs.

Deadline: 
05/21/2021

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When Words Fail

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Hi there!

 

My name is Victoria and I’m the founder of Visionary Art Collective, an online art platform for artists and educators. We have a Call For Art and I'm wondering if your community would be interested in this opportunity. If so, please feel free to share this Call For Art listing! We are inviting artists to submit their work for our online exhibit, titled “When Words Fail” Please see our poster attached and information below. Thank you!

 

✨ About the Exhibit: How do we communicate when we cannot find the words? To verbalize a thought or feeling is an attempt to be understood, either by one’s self or by another. But some experiences seem to go beyond language. They are simply too big to be fully expressed in words. Or perhaps the words themselves are too difficult to speak out loud, so we create an alternative language – a visual language – to do the talking for us. For this upcoming exhibition, we are seeking work that represents these personal languages, the attempts to communicate and be understood without or beyond the need for words.

 

✨Deadline: April 10th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

 

✨ About our Guest Curator: Grace Lang is a multimedia artist based in upstate New York, where she creates both two and three-dimensional work to tell stories of triumph. Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal “demons,” her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual expressions of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of her work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of ourselves that can be utilized for good. This attitude informs her goals as an art educator, as she deeply trusts the transformative power a creative outlet can serve to help us express and communicate complicated experiences. 

 

Understanding the link between creative expression and identity development informs Grace’s work crafting art-making workshops for children and young teens, often with a focus on exploring personal narratives. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, as well as Lang College with a BA in Literary Studies.  She has participated in artist residencies in China, Germany, and the United States and is an active member of the Young Professionals Leadership Group at the Art Therapy Project in NYC. She is currently on the education team at Art Omi Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY, and is working towards a Masters in Educational Psychology at St. Rose College.

 

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Fee Detail: 
$22.00
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Woman Made Gallery: Water Becomes Blood; Juried by Aliya Parashar and Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas O'Neal

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Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our May-June 2021 group exhibition juried by Aliya Parashar and Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas O'Neal. This exhibition will be held at the gallery and online. Submissions will request the submitter to select participation in (a) the hybrid presentation (at the gallery and online) or (b) the virtual exhibition only. 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION
Water Becomes Blood is an exhibition that centers on chosen families in LGBTQIA+ communities. When safety is not always promised in blood relations, chosen families can create a space that centers around the security of their individuals. These families host love, joy, and acceptance at their core via unquestioned support. This allows members to explore and self-actualize in the form of true liberation. They also provide room for members to question themselves and the greater community during the process of their journey. Woman Made Gallery is looking for work that represents and appreciates these invaluable connections.

 

  • Woman Made Gallery is particularly, though not exclusively, interested in investigating the following conceptual questions for "Water becomes blood":
  • What does chosen family mean to you?
  • What are some of the best memories of joy and love that you have with your chosen family?
  • What struggles/hardships have you experienced/overcome together?
  • If you live with your chosen family, how have your daily interactions shaped your routine?
  • What role do you play in your chosen family?
  • Does your chosen family have a rich generational history? How does that history impact/inspire you to continue to grow your family?

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. The juror is especially, though not exclusively, interested in artworks from the following mediums:

  • Video work/installation
  • Digital renderings
  • Digital art
  • New Media work
  • Sound
  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile Work
  • Fiber Work
  • Fiber / textile / fabric / weaving based installations
  • Creative Writing
  • Performance art*

*The ability to perform in the gallery space may be limited due to CDC and City of Chicago COVID-19 guidelines. In the event that a physical performance may not be possible, video documentation of the performance will be exhibited.

ABOUT THE JURORS
Aliya Parashar (she/her) - Aliya Parashar is an interdisciplinary artist who works in mediums of fibers + materials and installation art in order to communicate the intersection of gender identity, post-colonial theory, and mythology. She strives to strike a balance between celebrating femininity and honoring bodies while creating a vision of resistance through garments and fiber production. Her work has been featured in SHUBA, Paper, Post, Crux, and Posture Magazine with her most recent show taking place at ACREprojects in 2019. Aliya holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after transferring from Otis College of Art and Design. She is now pursuing her MA/MFA dual degree at the California College of Arts in San Francisco.

Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas O'Neal - Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas O'Neal is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, and independent curator. Zakkiyyah's work is most often initiated by personal and social histories related to family legacy, queerness, community making, and interiority. Zakkiyyah's practice borrows from visual traditions such as social portraiture, video assemblage, and vernacular found family sourced materials. Currently, Zakkiyah's body of work prioritizes social relationships related to queerness, Black women’s identity formation, family, social architectures, and the desire for connectedness. Zakkiyyah is a Co-founder of Concerned Black Image Makers, a collective-driven project that prioritizes shared experiences and concerns by lens-based artists of the Black diaspora; and most recently has been featured in exhibitions at South Bend Museum of Art, Goldfinch Gallery, Blanc Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, ADDS DONNA, and Zhou B. Art Center.

IMPORTANT DATES
EXHIBITION DATES: May 27 - June 27
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: April 18 at 11:59 PM
NOTIFICATIONS: May 2
DEADLINE FOR WORKS RECEIVED BY WMG: May 21

SUBMISSION FEE
The submission fee for Water Becomes Blood is $30. Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. Paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. No refunds offered.
Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.
On a needs basis, WMG offers a limited number of fee waivers upon approved application. Applications are available within each call for entry. The team at WMG will review applications on a rolling basis and send fee waivers within 48 hours of application.

ELIGIBILITY
Woman Made Gallery is a space for Women, Womyn, and Womxn identifying artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world. We welcome art from all womxn, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists. *Woman Made gallery recognizes that the LGBTQIA+ community is hosted by a multitude of identities and is extending applications to all encompassing individuals.
No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up by the artist. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds.

Deadline: 
04/18/2021

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Fee Detail: 
$30
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OPEN CALL - Residual Believers

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OPEN CALL

Issue 01 : Baptism

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Run by Nat Ware (@warenat on instagram), an artist raised in the Catholic Church and attended 12 years of Catholic schooling, Residual Believers was started as a platform for other artists whose work has been influenced by their experience with Catholicism. Whether you no longer believe, have a complicated relationship with your faith, or are somewhere in between, Residual Believers is a place to examine Catholicism, liberation theology, and personal stories of faith through art and writing. Residual Believers is a quarterly publication, both digital and print, that is open call, and takes submissions at residualbelievers@gmail.com.

Accepting submissions around the theme of Baptism. You do not have to be Catholic in order to submit to the publication, if you feel your work pertains to the scope of the issue, please feel free to share it with us!

In the submbission email, please include your: name, pronouns, artist statement + biography, and social media info. Images should try to have a DPI of at least 300. 

Accepts all mediums that can be shown digitally or in print.

Any questions can be sent to our DMs @residualbelievers (on instagram)

Deadline: 
04/01/2021

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Woman Made Gallery: Boundaries juried by Whitney LaMora

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Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our April-May 2021 group exhibition juried by Whitney LaMora. This exhibition will be held at the gallery and online. Submissions will request the submitter to select participation in (a) the hybrid presentation (at the gallery and online) or (b) the virtual exhibition only.

 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

As the world continues to grapple with an isolated reality at the conclusion of one full year of pandemic conditions, the parameters of how we live and move through the world have drastically changed. While many new physical boundaries have been defined for us, other boundaries were left to be defined. This exhibition considers the magnitude of this particular moment, as well as conceptual dimensions and negotiations of boundaries broadly, and as particularly experienced by womxn and non-binary individuals. We encourage intersectional approaches that include consideration of sexuality, race, class, and disability.

Woman Made Gallery is particularly, though not exclusively, interested in investigating the following conceptual questions for "Boundaries":

  • What are the areas in womxn and non-binary lives in need of boundary definition? How does identity condition the ability to set boundaries?
  • How have physical, virtual, emotional boundaries affected womxn and non-binary folks? How do we protect or find our energy?
  • How do we make sense of work-life balance, within the parameters of our new reality and for those exclusively working from home?
  • What are the digital boundaries set within our physical boundaries at this time?
  • How have conversations and points of connection changed, now with the capabilities to turn off your camera, or mute a person while they speak?
  • How have the newly constructed boundaries disproportionately affected womxn and non-binary folks?

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. The juror is especially, though not exclusively, interested in artworks from the following mediums:

  • Video work/installation
  • Digital renderings
  • Digital art
  • Photography
  • Textile Work
  • Fiber Work
  • Fiber / textile / fabric / weaving based installations
  • Performance art*

*The ability to perform in the gallery space may be limited due to CDC and City of Chicago COVID-19 guidelines. In the event that a physical performance may not be possible, a video documentation of the performance will be exhibited.

 

ABOUT THE JUROR

Whitney LaMora (she/her) is a queer Chicago-based creative. Her artistic background spans from theatrical production to art curation, entrepreneurial leadership, goal-oriented mentorship, and beyond. She is a champion of interdisciplinary projects and emerging / DIY creators.

She lives in Logan Square, obsessively reads, and takes in plants. Whitney is the creator of multiple Chicago art entities like Locus and the Accountability Club.

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IMPORTANT DATES

EXHIBITION DATES: April 15 - May 16

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: March 14 at 11:59 PM

NOTIFICATIONS: March 28

DEADLINE FOR WORKS RECEIVED BY WMG: April 8
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ELIGIBILITY

Woman Made Gallery is a space for Women, Womyn, and Womxn identifying artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world. We welcome art from all womxn, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists.

No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up by the artist. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds. Technology and/or works with special instructions will be organized upon acceptance.

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ENTRY FEE

This show, like all juried WMG shows, has an entry fee of $30. Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. Paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. No refunds offered.

WMG members at the Enhanced Artist level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.

On a needs basis, WMG offers a limited number of fee waivers upon approved application. Applications are available within each call for entry. The team at WMG will review applications on a rolling basis and send fee waivers within 48 hours of application.

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TERMS OF EXHIBITION

Terms of exhibition will be distributed for agreement to all accepted artists upon acceptance notification. Terms of exhibition include exhibition schedule, shipping and delivery, installation requirements, insurance disclaimer, art sales and commissions, right of reproduction of digital files and images, website and publicity requirements, among others. For details on terms of exhibition, please review details for each call for art or email general@womanmade.org with questions. 

Deadline: 
03/14/2021

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Fee Detail: 
$30
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Living Artists of Today

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Art & Beyond makes it easy for you to apply (with 3 payment installments) to be a part of the Living Artists of

Today. Contemporary Art. International. Vol. IV

Entry Fee includes:

• 2-page spread (you may apply with more than one spread if you wish)

• Online Gallery for One Year

• Complimentary One Book in soft cover.

Promotional campaign

A complimentary one full page included in the special online magazine dedicated to published artists in the book. Also

included is PR, Social Media promotions on multiple platforms including FB, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, RedIt

and others.

Deadline: 
02/28/2021

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Fee Detail: 
payment in 3 installments
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