2016 Call for Art – Deadline Extended
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce that accomplished artist Nate Mathews will be jurying the submissions of art for West Chicago’s 2016 Community Banner Art Project.
The Chicago-based artist received his M.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northeastern Illinois University. His work explores how inhabitants respond to architecture. Mathews’ work has recently been shown in the Rockford Midwestern at the Rockford Art Museum, Four by Five at the New Orleans Photo Alliance, and a four-person exhibition at the Perspective Gallery in Evanston.
Thus far, the Commission has received a dozen submissions for the project, and is hoping for more before the deadline of February 15, 2016 arrives. Artists from around Chicagoland are invited to participate. The theme this year is Patterns – Patterns – Patterns. Once works of art, in any medium, are chosen for inclusion, high resolution images of the art piece will be transferred to 30 x 60 inch banners which will be installed on the lamp posts that line Main Street in downtown West Chicago. The display will run from May through the beginning of September.
Participating artists will be invited to enjoy refreshments and meet the public to discuss their work at Blooming Fest, a widely attended garden and art/craft festival which takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Additionally, a walking tour brochure and interactive mobile map, will be available for the added enjoyment of the public.
For more details about submitting art for consideration, an online submission form lists all the details. For questions, please contact Rosemary Mackey, at (630) 293-2200 x139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.