Exhibiting Artist members of The Art League may submit up to three works to digital entry shows; only one may be accepted. The entry fee is $5 per work. For most monthly juried shows, approximately 20% of submissions will be accepted.

If you have an All-Inclusive Exhibiting Artist Membership, make sure you enter the call for each exhibit, labeled "All-Inclusive."

If you are not an exhibiting member of The Art League but are interested in submitting work, visit our website for more information and how to join.

Ends on August 18, 2017

Submission guidelines

 Pencil marks, painting strokes, woodcuts, or the artist’s editorial eye are all marks artists use to create their works. Artists can also be marked with emotional or physical memories or experiences that shape how their artwork is made. Specific tools, techniques, or the artist’s own physicality are embedded in every work of art. This exhibit will show the viewer how the artist’s mark is a true value to the outcome of their work. Artists are encouraged to make their mark with their works and provide a brief statement about their ‘mark’.

 Guidelines:

• Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery.

• If the work weighs over 60lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.

• All works must adhere to the gallery hanging and framing requirements.

Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.

 Digital Submission Deadline:

·  Friday, August 18, 2017

 Awards:

·       The Shayna Heisman Simkin Award for Best in Show

·       The Dee Gee Watling Memorial Award for Best Pastel

 

Drop-off:

·       Friday, September 1, 2017 10:30am- 5:00pm

·       Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:30am- 5:00pm

·       Sunday, September 3, 2017 1:00pm – 5:30pm

 Pick Up:

·       Sunday, October 1, 2017, 5:30–8:30pm

·       Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:00am–12:00pm

A penalty charge of $20 a week will be enforced.

 About the Juror, Charles Jean-Pierre

 Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre’s artistic expression was birthed on Chicago’s south side. As an undergraduate, Jean-Pierre split his time between painting and studying African art, culture, and history. He solidified his introspective style as a graduate student at Howard University.

Jean-Pierre is a U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin West Africa. He was a 2015 White House invitee for the role of art education in promoting national youth justice. His work has been highlighted by numerous media outlets including; The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, NHK Japan, The Village Voice, BET, NBC and FOX.
Jean-Pierre has guest lectured at Stanford University regarding a positive vision of Haiti through the Mamelodi Project. He was named top 5 arts educators by the District of Columbia and served as a creative communication instructor for Alvin Ailey Camp Chicago. Jean-Pierre is former National Arts Director for the Young and Powerful group. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Fine Arts and serves on the board of the Diaspora of African Woman Network (DAWN). Jean Pierre holds a Masters of Arts from Howard University and has created public art murals in Panama, New York, Chicago, Washington, Istanbul, Montreal, Port-au-Prince, London, and Paris. http://charlesjeanpierre.com

 


Ends on August 18, 2017$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - 15.00

Submission guidelines

Pencil marks, painting strokes, woodcuts, or the artist’s editorial eye are all marks artists use to create their works. Artists can also be marked with emotional or physical memories or experiences that shape how their artwork is made. Specific tools, techniques, or the artist’s own physicality are embedded in every work of art. This exhibit will show the viewer how the artist’s mark is a true value to the outcome of their work. Artists are encouraged to make their mark with their works and provide a brief statement about their ‘mark’.

 Guidelines:

• Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery.

• If the work weighs over 60lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.

• All works must adhere to the gallery hanging and framing requirements.

Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.

 Digital Submission Deadline:

·       Friday, August 18, 2017

 Awards:

·       The Shayna Heisman Simkin Award for Best in Show

·       The Dee Gee Watling Memorial Award for Best Pastel

 Drop-off:

·       Friday, September 1, 2017 10:30am- 5:00pm

·       Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:30am- 5:00pm

·       Sunday, September 3, 2017 1:00pm – 5:30pm

 Pick Up:

·       Sunday, October 1, 2017, 5:30–8:30pm

·       Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:00am–12:00pm

A penalty charge of $20 a week will be enforced.

 About the Juror, Charles Jean-Pierre

 Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre’s artistic expression was birthed on Chicago’s south side. As an undergraduate, Jean-Pierre split his time between painting and studying African art, culture, and history. He solidified his introspective style as a graduate student at Howard University.

Jean-Pierre is a U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin West Africa. He was a 2015 White House invitee for the role of art education in promoting national youth justice. His work has been highlighted by numerous media outlets including; The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, NHK Japan, The Village Voice, BET, NBC and FOX.

Jean-Pierre has guest lectured at Stanford University regarding a positive vision of Haiti through the Mamelodi Project. He was named top 5 arts educators by the District of Columbia and served as a creative communication instructor for Alvin Ailey Camp Chicago. Jean-Pierre is former National Arts Director for the Young and Powerful group. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Fine Arts and serves on the board of the Diaspora of African Woman Network (DAWN). Jean Pierre holds a Masters of Arts from Howard University and has created public art murals in Panama, New York, Chicago, Washington, Istanbul, Montreal, Port-au-Prince, London, and Paris. http://charlesjeanpierre.com


Ends on October 20, 2017

Submission guidelines

Insecurities can settle themselves inside us to cause doubt. Doubt within us, with others, with technology. But in turn, sharing those doubts can often lead to a communal response. Pieces in this exhibit need to evoke a response with the viewer. Push the doubt from the artist onto the viewer.

- Artists will be asked to include a write-up about their “doubt," which upon instillation will be displayed next to their piece. The write-ups will be covered, but viewers will be able to look if they like—it isn’t showcased—just like our own doubt.

 Guidelines:

 • Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery.

• If the work weighs over 60lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.

• All works must adhere to the gallery hanging and framing requirements.

Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.

 Digital Submission Deadline:

·       Friday, October 20, 2017 by midnight.

 Awards:

·       The Eleanor Boudreau Jordon Award

·       The Cora J Rupp Memorial Award

 About the Juror: Jason Gubbiotti

 Jason Gubbiotti lives and works in the countryside, just outside of Paris, France. He received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1998. Since then, he has exhibited in the United States, France, Germany and Switzerland. His solo exhibitions have been mounted at Civilian Art Projects, Hemphill, PAH Projects and FUSEBOX. Selected group exhibitions have been “Landscape Confection” curated by Helen Molesworth at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and The Orange County Museum of Art. Centre d’art Contemporain, Atelier Estienne ( France ), FRIART / Kunstalle Freiburg ( Switzerland), Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken( Germany) The Katzen Arts Center, and Curator’s Office. In 2007, he received a Bourse d'aide a la creation, Direction Règionale des Affaires Culturelles, Metz, France and in 1997 a Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant. He currently has a solo exhibition "Glass Giant" at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C. and in march had a solo booth at the VOLTA Show in New York City.

Ends on October 20, 2017$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - 15.00

Submission guidelines

Insecurities can settle themselves inside us to cause doubt. Doubt within us, with others, with technology. But in turn, sharing those doubts can often lead to a communal response. Pieces in this exhibit need to evoke a response with the viewer. Push the doubt from the artist onto the viewer.

Artists will be asked to include a write-up about their “doubt," which upon instillation will be displayed next to their piece. The write-ups will be covered, but viewers will be able to look if they like—it isn’t showcased—just like our own doubt.

Guidelines:

• Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery.

• If the work weighs over 60lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.

• All works must adhere to the gallery hanging and framing requirements.

Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.

 Digital Submission Deadline:

·       Friday, October 20, 2017 by midnight.

Awards:

·       The Eleanor Boudreau Jordon Award

·       The Cora J Rupp Memorial Award

 About the Juror: Jason Gubbiotti

 Jason Gubbiotti lives and works in the countryside, just outside of Paris, France. He received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1998. Since then, he has exhibited in the United States, France, Germany and Switzerland. His solo exhibitions have been mounted at Civilian Art Projects, Hemphill, PAH Projects and FUSEBOX. Selected group exhibitions have been “Landscape Confection” curated by Helen Molesworth at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and The Orange County Museum of Art. Centre d’art Contemporain, Atelier Estienne ( France ), FRIART / Kunstalle Freiburg ( Switzerland), Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken( Germany) The Katzen Arts Center, and Curator’s Office. In 2007, he received a Bourse d'aide a la creation, Direction Règionale des Affaires Culturelles, Metz, France and in 1997 a Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant. He currently has a solo exhibition "Glass Giant" at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C. and in march had a solo booth at the VOLTA Show in New York City.

Ends on September 23, 2017$50.00
$50.00
About Solo Exhibits

The Art League seeks artists who have a strong, cohesive, and exciting body of work expressing an aesthetic concept for our prestigious solo artist exhibitions. Our aim, whether we exhibit experimental or traditional works, is to adhere to the highest standards of quality. While we seek beautifully executed work, we also value work that is innovative, artwork that presents the artist’s unique voice and engages the viewer intellectually, emotionally, as well as visually. 


Applicant Qualifications

• Artist must be a current exhibiting member of The Art League.
• Artist cannot have had a solo exhibit at The Art League in the last five years.
• If an artist is selected for a 2019 solo show, no more than 20% of the works displayed in the final exhibit can have been shown within 50 miles of The Art League Gallery.


Application Process

Exhibit applications are reviewed two years ahead of time. Jurying for 2019 solo exhibits will take place in fall of 2017. There are two steps to jurying: applicants must first submit images of five works, a proposal, statement, and résumé online by September 23, 2017. Second, all applicants must drop off their works the weekend of October 14-15 for in-person review and final decisions on Monday-Tuesday, October 16-17, 2016. Gallery staff will take notes on the discussion and all applicants will ultimately receive letters with the juror's feedback, whether they are accepted or not (the time it takes to receive this feedback will vary based on the number of entries). Further information and the link to the submission page will be posted here by the end of March 2016.

 

Application Timeline

September 23, 2017: Images of five works as well as a proposal, a statement, and an artist résumé must be submitted online. The link to the submission page will be posted here by the end of March 2016.

October 14-15, 2017: All artists must drop off their five works.

October 16-17, 2017: The Art League Gallery will be closed while a panel of three jurors discusses each application and body of work and decides which artists will be accepted for 2018 solo exhibits.

October 18, 2017: Artists may begin picking up their work and will receive the juror's decision at that time.