Click here for application form:   Link to Application Form Reinvention II


Coming in November to ARC Gallery.   To celebrate our move to a new location on in the West Town Arts District on Chicago Ave., we invite artists to submit small works—no more than 15 inches wide— to our open-walls exhibit  REINVENTION II.

You are invited to exhibit your work and join us for the 45th year celebration of our new gallery space,  Reinvention II, an Open Walls Exhibition.  Once a year we open our gallery for artists to exhibit their work with many other artists. This is an opportunity for emerging artists, young artists, first exhibitors and experienced artists to show new ideas and experimentations together, and to create an exhibition with a wonderfully diverse array of work.  In the past these kind of shows  have  been very successful exhibitions, with a wide range of art, all expressing a visual voice.

While we are Reinventing ourselves with our new space and location, we invite artists to join us in this opportunity to Reinvent their work and show their artwork in a professional exhibition space. All entries will be exhibited that follow the criteria laid out in the application form.  This is the chance for artists to show young ideas, experimentation, polished work, and for emerging artists to exhibit their work. All who have a visual voice and use art as an expression of their experiences are invited to participate.

Please join us for this exciting exhibition of visual expression consisting of all levels and ages and  help celebrate our 45th year as a women-run, non-profit, alternative arts space!

Please be sure to fill out the application below,  so we know you’re exhibiting with us.


WOMEN STRONG: New Space–1463 W. Chicago Ave, New Work–by current and former members

WOMEN STRONG: New Space, New Work:  Opening  Fri.  Sept 14,  6-9pm

This September we present ARC Gallery’s 45th Anniversary Exhibition featuring work by current and past members.

This is the year that ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is celebrating 45 years as an alternative, not-for-profit gallery founded by women artists and celebrating women as artists and curators.  We have invited former members to participate in this exhibit, and more than 35 of them have agreed to do so, including some of the founding members from 1973.

We invite you to come to the gallery at its new location at 1463 W. Chicago Avenue for our inaugural exhibit in our West Town location — our 8th location in 45 years of serving women, artists and the Chicago art community.

Participating Artists

ARC Current Members:  Granite Amit – Virginia Carstarphen – Laura Cloud – Carly Colvin – Nancy Fritz – Iris Goldstein – Karen Lange – Ruti Modlin – Cheri Reif Naselli – Randi Shepard – Lee Stanton – Michele Stutts – Cynthia Vaicunas – Amy Zucker

ARC Affiliate Members:  Kina Bagovska – Nancy Bechtol – Monica J. Brown – Michele Corazzo – Anne Farley Gaines – Jessica Gondek – Carolyne King – Pauline Kochanski – Judith Roth – Jane Stevens – Chiyeko Yuki

ARC Former Members:  Melanie Adcock – Monica Bauer – Gerda Meyer Bernstein (first president) – Dawn Brennan – Esther Charbit – Leslie Eliet – Jeanne Martinelli Engelkemeir – Sheila Finnigan – Kristina Gosh – Kerry Hirth – Pamela Hobbs – Nicole Jacquard – Irmfried Hogan Lagerkvist – Renee McGinnis – Rosemary Meza DesPlas – Mary Min – Lynnette Mohill – Julia Morrisroe –  Kathy Pappas-Parks – Tamara Petrov – Civia Rosenberg – Katherine Steichen Rosing – Cherie Sampson – Marilyn Schulenburg – Beth Shadur – Deva Suckerman – Myra Toth – Laurie Wohl – Jodi Younglove

Please note our new location: 1463 W. Chicago Ave. 60642.

Opening Reception, Friday, Sept 14, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Sept 12-29, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm