Art Student Exhibition – open walls November 25-December 19, 2009

“The Art-Student Exhibition”

This non juried exhibition aims to give visibility to a wide range of work being created by Illinois art-school students.  It will be an open-walls exhibit with a size limitation of 24″ wide by  30″ high for 2/D work (this is a maximum-the work can be any size smaller.)  3/D work will be accepted, but it can be no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 12″. The exhibit is open to any student enrolled in an art school in Illinois.  The work submitted must be accompanied by a note from a professor attesting that the student artist is indeed enrolled in an art school art class (although the work does not have to be work done in class).  Only one work per art student may be submitted, accompanied by a $25.00 hanging fee.  All work meeting the above requirements will be hung. All work submitted must be brought into the gallery on November 19-21 2009 from 12 noon to 6pm.  No mailed or shipped work will be accepted.            Prizes:  3 winners will be chosen by a panel of art educators. Winners will be featured on our website; and will be invited to share a space at ARC  for a month-long exhibition of their work at a time to be designated in the future.

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Member News…

Anne Farley Gaines, ARC affiliate member has four works in the The June and Francis Spiezer Collectionwhich will be on exhibit at the Rockford Museum of Art, 711 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL, opening onFriday July 17th at 6pm.  Anne states, “it is a rare showing of almost the entire collection which is only scheduled once every five or ten years. There are over 300 pieces.  As you may or may not know theSpiezer Collection is the largest collection of Chicago art after 1975.”  Included will be her new portrait of June and Francis Spiezer, Visionary Soulmates.


image by Anne Farley Gaines, Visionary Soulmates, watercolor

Seeking members in Chicago…

…available to women artists based on excellence of work and personal commitment to the goals and mission of this alternative gallery and its cooperative structure.

See Membership section for more info and download local artist member for application.

Accepting SCHOLARSHIP Applications…

…for 2009-10.

The ARC Scholarship Program is designed to introduce graduate and undergraduate students to the cooperative gallery structure available to women artists.   ARC grants a one year Scholarship Membership (valued at $1,050.00) to the selected candidate.  The recipient will be mentored by the artist members and partake of the benefits and responsibilities of all ARC members.  This includes:  attending opening receptions and monthly meetings, gallery sitting, installing artwork, reviewing proposals, planning exhibitions, grant writing, advertising, and more.  Not to mention, participating in our annual members’ show and any scheduled traveling and/or exchange shows.

This is a competitive scholarship.  Our candidate will be selected based on the quality of artwork, letter of intent, faculty recommendation, and demonstrated ability and interest in working within a woman artist-run cooperative gallery.

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ARC Archives move to Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson Library in 2007…

…”The Art Institute of Chicago is taking all of ARC’s 33 years of archives for their Ryerson Library to store for scholarly research on a permanent basis,” ARC Advisory Board Member, Joanna Gardner-Huggett announced.  Learn more…

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Corridor (MAAC)…

…was formed in 2006 as a coalition of  ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, 

INTUIT: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and Woman Made Gallery.

ARC Gallery is one of the three unique, non-profit arts organizations in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago that has joined forces to provide excellence in the arts through exhibitions, education and community programming.

To see a timeline of MAAC sponsored events click here, and see info about MAAC Gallery Walks in the news items listed above.