Ends on August 18, 2017

$5.00 USD, $10.00 USD, $15.00 USD

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’.


• 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


·       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

 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

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