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Not Just Drawing: A Line With Intent
By ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation

International Deadline: January 31, 2018 – In March 2018, ARC will present “Not Just Drawing: A Line With Intent”

This exhibition is a contemporary examination of the use of line, historically a major focus of artists. All societies have created their own concepts for how use this representational or expressive technique. ARC looks to examine contemporary society’s and artists’ views of how a mark activates the surface with the will and expression, conscious or subconscious of the artist. The same is true with painting or sculpture as a process of making that mark on a two dimensional plane or in a three dimensional space.

All mediums and materials are eligible including video and performance for submission. Due to space limitations no projections or media-based installations will be accepted.

Original works created within the last three 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, nationwide and international.

F. David Reif, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Univ. Wyoming. BFA, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Sculpture, Yale Univ.; Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.; Chair and Board, Wyoming Council for the Arts, Visiting Artist: Univ. of Northern Arizona; Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Univ. of Michigan; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, Centenary College of Louisiana; Univ. of Houston, TX., Wayne State Univ. Detroit.

The juror will choose 3 honorary awards including “Best of Show” that will be posted in the exhibit and listed on the ARC website.

$40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image.

Visit us for further details and to apply.

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.

CALENDAR: All dates are 2018

  • Deadline for Submission of Applications: Jan. 31 at 11:59pm CST
  • Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email Feb.10th
  • Work Delivered to ARC: Feb. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th between 12-6pm only (gallery hours)
  • Exhibition Dates: FEB 28, 2018 –MARCH 24, 2018
  • Opening Reception: MARCH 2 from 6pm – 9pm
  • Pick-Up Work at Gallery: MAR 24th from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and MAR 25th from12pm – 4pm
  • Shipped Work Return Date: Mar. 29, 12-6pm *Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS is required.
  • Do not use the U.S. Postal Service.

Please feel free to contact gallery, during gallery hours, should you have any questions about show, submitting work, or prospectus.

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 Gallery and Educational Foundation
2156 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60647
t: 773 252-2232

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