20 Jan 2019

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ARC Gallery and Educational FoundationChicago, Illinois, United States

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ARC Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 26, 2019 – With this exhibition, ARC Gallery is calling for art that addresses structural sexism—in particular, women’s emotional realities, and how that emotional reality plays out in a national atmosphere of distrust about women’s stories, women’s rationality and women’s anger.

Today, in the inevitable backlash to the “MeToo” moment, women once again are distrusted, disdained (and sometimes diagnosed) for an emotionality that threatens the status quo. Women’s bodies continue to be the ground around which much of the conflict revolves. Strangely enough (as we saw in recent Supreme Court hearings) some of the hysteria around these events now seems to also emanate from men, which suggests the need for a new metaphor to explain the cause of women’s rage.

Exhibition Dates: March 6th to March 30th 2019.

Open to all artists, national and international. 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.

Work for this exhibition will be juried by Olive Stefanski, a multidisciplinary artist working in fiber art, installation, performance and sound… see more

$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. However, any work sold and paid for via Paypal will have the small fee deducted from the sale amount.


  • Deadline for Submission of Applications: Sat, Jan. 19 at 11:59pm CST
  • Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email Sat. Feb. 3rd.
  • Work Delivered to ARC: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat—Feb 27th, 28th, March 1st and 2nd between 12:00 and 6:00
  • Exhibition Dates: Wed. March 6, 2019 –Sat. March 30, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 8 from 6pm – 9pm
  • Pick-Up Work at Gallery: Sat. March 30 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and Sun. March 31, from 12pm – 4pm
  • Shipped Work Return Date: Thurs. April 4, 12-6pm *Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS is required. Do not use the U.S. Postal Service.

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 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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