REALITY AND ART call for entries   link to application form

JURIED BY ARTIST Danielle Andress, an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

—Exhibit Dates June 24 -July 18.2020
DEADLINE for applications Sat. May 16, 2020 at 11:59PM


Reality, Realism, Representation. Art is often about searching for and expressing reality, whether literally or conceptually. In our last juried show, Consciousness of Abstraction, we were interested in the movement away from imagery. This exhibition is a continuation of the conversations from the Considering Abstraction to its sibling genre of realism, reality and representation or Reality and Art. We are seeking works that are representational in both the traditional sense of one being compelled to express what you see and reality in a conceptual sense of using the contemporary current environment as a reference. This environment of shifting and contradicting truths, denial of science, proliferation of ‘alternative facts,’ and manipulations of imagery makes understanding reality and truth an illusive undertaking. The artist striving to express and understand reality becomes more complicated with this shifting appropriation of what is mere perception and reality. We are looking for all media of painting, sculpture, fiber, performance, video, photography as well as the use of technology, found objects, social media, experiential, sound, collage and explorations of
unexpected/non-traditional materials.

A Juried Exhibition at ARC Gallery, Chicago. Wed, June 24 to Sat, July 18, 2020

FEES: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students–High school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $25 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry (Please include copy of Student ID))
If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying.