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’.
• 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.
are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.
· Friday, August 18, 2017
The Shayna Heisman Simkin Award for Best in Show
The Dee Gee Watling Memorial Award for Best Pastel
Friday, September 1, 2017 10:30am- 5:00pm
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:30am- 5:00pm
Sunday, September 3, 2017 1:00pm – 5:30pm
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
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