19 Aug 2019

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ARC Gallery and Educational FoundationChicago, Illinois, United States

ARC Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 20, 2019 – Many artists ‘begin’ their careers as artists not only in their early twenties but in later decades and for a wide variety of reasons—rediscovery of a long suppressed drive, delayed ability to focus on creating, a return to art school later in life, or a moment of enlightenment.

This exhibition is calling for EMERGING artists of all ages and will feature the diversity of work that they are currently creating. All media will be considered including film/video/new media, mixed media/multi-disciplinary, installation and performance.

Exhibition Dates: Oct 30-Nov 23.2019.

Original works created within the last 5 years. All mediums and materials will be considered in addition to video and performance based arts. No projections or media installations will be accepted for this show due to space limitations. Open to all artists, national and international.

Laura Rudolf Cloud’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally. Exhibitions include: actuel’art/lagalerie in Paris; the Museu Historico de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil; the Liu Hai Su Art Museum in Shanghai, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago and the Sidney Yates Gallery in the Chicago Culture Center. Last summer she was invited to speak about her work at the 6th Annual International Conference on the Visual and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece. In 2016 she was an artist in residence at Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco. Her most recent projects were in collaboration with Michigan State University’s RECap Lab, the Snares to Wares Initiative and the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Three “juror awards” will be selected for a small monetary award ($100 each); and awarded work will be featured on the ARC website.

$40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students–see here)

Visit us  for more details and easy online application.

Works will be for sale unless noted as NFS (not for sale) on the entry form. ARC does not take commission on any work sold, but will act as a liaison for sales of the artists’ work.


  • Deadline for Submission of Applications: FRI. SEPT 20 at 11:59pm CST
  • Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email TUES. OCT 1.
  • Work Delivered to ARC: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat—OCT 23th, 24th, 25TH and 26TH between 12:00 and 6:00 (gallery hours)
  • Exhibition Dates: Wed. OCT 30, 2019 –Sat. NOV 23, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Friday, NOV 1 from 6pm – 9pm

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973 ARC has given exposure and support to artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation.

ARC is run entirely by its women artist members; as a non-profit exhibition space. ARC receives some support from outside funding sources but not enough to cover our operating expenses. Thus, to provide the space and services we offer to exhibiting artists, we defray our expenses by charging exhibition fees. Each of the rental spaces in the gallery actually costs twice as much as we charge the artists.

ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation
1463 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
(773) 252-2232


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Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 2 days.

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