Call for Artists


Extended deadline: 22nd of January 2019

Intermission invites artists to engage with two diametrically opposed public and social contexts; the Reinickendorf Town Hall in Berlin, Germany, and the historical centre of Paduli, Italy.

With the call for the exhibition at the Reinickendorf Town Hall we challenge artists to intervene in a space that is defined by its function as a public institution.

The most representative artists will be selected for an art residency that will take place in Paduli, IT, in the hinterland of Naples. 



Theme: ​​​​​​​​​​Plants, Flowers, Cactus, succulents, Trees
Medium: All*

DEADLINE: March 5th, 2019
ART DELIVERY DATE: March 27 to March 31, 2019
SHOW DATE: April 4 to April 26, 2019
Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, or succulents.

Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor, will be considered.

Open Call: Fantastic and Strange

Many humans are curious. Curious about things that are deemed weird or different. Things that are exquisite yet grotesque. Things that are delicate yet sinister. Things we don’t always understand.

Fantastic and Strange will explore the idea of the weird and wonderful, the eccentric and sensational. Art, ideas or items that are bizarre, eerie, mysterious, unconventional, supernatural or unexpected.

Looking for artists of any discipline whose work falters between the odd and the beautiful, extravagant yet awkward. Works of art that both draw you in yet repel you or contradict in message, media or ideas. Fantastic and Strange will combine these different approaches and concepts of different artists to produce it’s own wondrous museum of curiosities.


There is no such thing as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Many of the most engaging works of art are born of an artist’s fascination with a subject, concept or material that others might overlook.

For this exhibition, we are interested in working with artists in all disciplines who are drawn to what other people might initially deem to be dull – artists who notice and perceive things in ordinary and everyday places, things, materials or situations that other people don’t, for example.

Artists From Around the World, Chicago Wants You

International Artists:  AN ART SHOW
Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. at 21st   

Chicago, Illinois   60623

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center is looking for artists from around the world to exhibit this Spring!  New and non-traditional artists are encouraged to apply!  We seek and encourage art about social justice issues, but we welcome art from all points of view.

Artists from Morocco, China, Turkey, France and Mexico will be included in this year's art show, but we need more!


Chicago Urban Art Retreat Is Looking Fo Artists to Represent!

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center is looking for artists looking for exhibitions and representation in 2019.  New and non-traditional artists are encouraged to apply!

We have several shows planned for 2019, and artists represented by the gallery will be included in shows, as appropriate, through July.

February/March: Women Speak Up About Important Issues
April/May: International Artists
June/July: About Animals
August/December: Represented artists (and other shows as appropriate)


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