brideportPresented by the Bridgeport Art Center and the Illinois Art Education Association

IAEA is excited to bring educators together with a common purpose through the 1st Annual Art Educator Show! We hope to encourage teachers to continue to be practicing artists and how to celebrate the talents of our areas art educators. So, we are thrilled to announce that on Friday, April 17th, 2015 the Bridgeport Art Center will play host to the 1st Annual Art Educator Show.
Art educators from all across the Chicagoland area will have a unique opportunity to come together for this one-of-a-kind event…an exhibition that’s focused on celebrating the creative talents of art educators. Often, teaching can be an all consuming profession, leaving us with little time or no time to pursue our own creative aspirations. So, whether you’re actively making art or it’s been a few years, there’s no time like the present.

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Identity Interpreted and Assumed: Self-Portrait

Tall Grass Arts Association, 357 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL

An all-media juried exhibit exploring the nature of the self portrait whether through direct representation or expressive interpretation. This exhibit seeks to explore the psychological, as well as the physical self portrait.

Juror: Ruth Crnkovich

Exhibit Dates: May 23-July 12, 2014

Entry deadline: March 28, 2014

Prospectus at http://www.tallgrassarts.org/Entry.html

Open Lens V A National Juried Exhibition of Fine Photography

Gallery 7, 116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 102, Joliet, IL

Exhibit dates: June 15-July 31, 2014 Opening Reception: June 21, 6:30-9pm

Submission of images: March 15 through April 27, 2014

Request Prospectus, entry rules and forms at hankphoto@sbcglobal.net

Minute Musings Regional Juried Exhibit

Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

Artists from the Midwest are invited to submit small works of art, 12 inches or smaller.

All media considered.

Jurors: Jessica Segal, Madeline Henry

Exhibit dates: April 16-May 10, 2014  Entry deadline: March 12, 2014

www.unionstreetgallery.org/MinuteMusings2014.htm

Friday March 21st 6-10pm at the Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony: At HumanThread Center/Gallery for Nonviolence, Arts & Education in conjunction with Bridgeport Art Center’s 3rd Friday Gallery Opening and Artists’ Open Studios. We had almost 170 submissions from 15 Chicago with only 50 pieces selected to be a part of the show. This event includes several other art openings. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you and your students to experience a professional art opening where they can meet and mingle with artists from all over Chicago.

http://bridgeportart.com, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609 (Enter on North Side off of Racine/34th). There is a parking lot next to the building. Exhibition will be on the 5th floor(there will be signage).