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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Barbara Stewart Thomas

Show ran from 5/1/2009 to 5/23/2009

“Still Moving,” photography

Large cities offer a wide range of public transit that brings together people of diverse income, age, race, and ethnicity.  Any amount of time spent in the Chicago Loop, or any other urban center, will reveal a mosaic representative of the population trying to get from one place to another. On the street and train platforms, one finds people lost in thought, listening to music, talking on their cell phones, or sometimes, even engaging in conversation with one another.

Gilkey and Goldstein

Show ran from 5/1/2009 to 5/23/2009

“Construction – Meditation,” plaster and rope, wall constructions

Sonja Weber Gilkey and Iris Goldstein seek to exchange and reflect on sculptural ideas through a long friendship and an understanding of the other artist’s aesthetic and philosophic approach to her work.  The commonality of their wall constructions in plaster and rope derives from a love for materials and a search within themselves for transformation of the commonplace into the aesthetic and spiritual.

Cherie Sampson

Show ran from 5/1/2009 to 5/23/2009

“River of Spirit of Life (ice piece),” video-performance/installation

 Opening reception: Friday, May 1, from 6-9 pm

The video-performance, River of Spirit of Life (ice piece) was created in the rural Missouri winter at the site of a small frozen waterfall. Alluding to an experience of becoming, the edge of attainment and passing, the figure is a metaphor for this eternal cycle in human life, nature and the cosmos.  The moving image is projected onto handmade felt within a sculptural environment of small trees harvested near the woodland site of the original performance for the camera.