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Searching 4 Artists, Creatives, Writers, and Photographers for an upcoming magazine issue.

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Currently in search of ANY type of artist or creative person of ANY background to help lay the foundation of a new magazine. 

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They wore flowers in their hair

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This is for call content. But it’s not a call for just any kind of content. This is a call for specific content, from specific people. This is a call for content from the lonely, the misunderstood, the anxious, the hopeful, the misgendered, the marginalized, the radical-in-other’s-eyes-but-not-so-radical-in-your-own, the politicized, the relatively unscathed, the visionaries. 

This is a call for the unspoken memories, the thoughts that run rampant, the words that went unsaid, the spiral after spiral, the dirty, the clean, and the (absolutely) in between, the revolutionary, but then again, not so revolutionary after all. 

In the midst of crisis, we seek to inspire and bring beauty to the foreground.

We’re looking to explore what it means to be behind the binary, mentally and emotionally, through art. we are looking for inventive and creative takes on this theme, which inspires reflections on community, mental health, identity, and expression. The purpose of this zine is to not only build solidarity among non-binary persons and their shared experiences, but also to bring allies further into the fold of understanding.

What: a zine. a really great zine! we are pulling together a zine from all kinds of creators in Chicago to accompany an upcoming short film, By a Thread, centering around similar themes. We’re looking to build community in an interdisciplinary fashion. 

Who: Co-editors: Tuxford Turner and Imani Davis

Themes: loneliness, mental health, anxiety, (longing for) community, gender identity exploration, “in between”-ness, 

Media: absolutely anything that can be printed on a page, including but not limited to:

Poetry

Essays

Photography

Drawings & Sketches

Comics

Short Stories

Photos of fashion, ceramics, paintings, etc.

Creator Requirements: be currently living in the Chicagoland area, and be a dope ass human being. ***we ESPECIALLY encourage people who identify outside of the gender binary to apply.

Content Requirements: we are going for a certain aesthetic for the overall piece so keep that in mind for more visually stimulating content such as photography, paintings, etc. Entries of any kind should not exceed 2 pages double spaced. The submission deadline is May 13, 2020. Limit five submissions per person.

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Featured Cover Artist - $50 prize
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Free entry! There is a $50 prize for our featured cover artist which will be the first page of the zine. 

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05/31/2020

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Keeping the Bees

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Call for Art

Keeping the Bees: The Importance of Pollinators

June 16 – July 28, 2019

Over 75% of the flowering plants on earth rely on animals and insects for pollination, including nearly 75% of our food crops. Without these creatures such as hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies, these plants would not be able to produce fruits and seeds, which would be devastating to people and the planet. Join Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods in bringing attention to the importance and plight of the pollinator in this group art exhibition. We are accepting work in all visual media and styles that feature or are in some way related to pollinators. See below for online resources for more information on pollinators.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019

Artist Notification: May 17, 2019

Exhibition: Sunday, June 16 (opening reception 1-3pm) to Sunday, July 28, 2019

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Artists wishing to apply should email up to three images of examples of the work they intend to enter to: info@brushwoodcenter.org along with their contact info no later than May 15, 2019. If it is not immediately apparent how your work relates to pollinators, please also include a brief artist statement that explains the relation. There is no fee to apply or participate. Brushwood Center will retain 15% of all sales.

About Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. In doing so, we honor the legacy of those who came before us on this land and champion a region where people will care about and for nature.

More information on pollinators:

https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/Index.html

http://www.esa.org/ecoservices/

https://xerces.org/

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/animals/index.shtml

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05/15/2019
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