CSI is starting an indoor art leasing program. You must be a CSI member to apply. To apply, fill out this form FOR EACH PIECE YOU ARE SUBMITTING. Each submission allows for up to 5 images, one of which must be a full view. This work will be on view in public spaces, nothing too fragile will be accepted. CSI will take a 20% cut of your leasing fee. Leasing fees start at $1,000 and will be priced on a case-by-case basis. Artists are responsible for installation and deinstallation. 12 pieces per artist.
Call for Entries:“Constructed Visions”, 2019 Chicago Sculpture International Exhibition, at Bridgeport Art Center
All current members of CSI are invited to submit up to three digital images to be included in the 2019 CSI Exhibition at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609. Every CSI member is invited to exhibit in this show, but BAC’s curator, Lelde Kalmite, will select which piece or pieces will be included in the exhibition.
Deadline for submission of entries: October 30
Notification of works accepted (by e-mail): November 5
Delivery of artwork: Friday, November 8, 10 AM–2 PM OR Saturday, November 9, 10AM – 2PM
Size limitations: no part of work longer than 8 ft. No more than 100 lbs in weight. Wall pieces must be ready to hang.
Bridgeport Art Center does not insure work on display, but artists may self-insure.
Opening reception: Friday, November 15, 7-10 PM
Duration of Exhibition: November 15 - January 3
Pick-up of work after show: January 4 (Saturday, 8AM-4PM)
Artists are responsible for delivery/shipping of all work, and for pick-up after conclusion of show.
Bridgeport Art Gallery will take 25% commission on work sold. Even if work is not for sale, please provide value.
To apply please send in this application.
Experience Chicago and tour its beautiful sculptures via bicycle! Join us for a 1.5-hour bike tour along the Chicago Lakefront, led by the team at Chicago Sculpture International. The tour will depart and conclude at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Stay and refuel afterwards with a 20% brunch discount at Filini Restaurant!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND · 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
TO REGISTER: BLUBIKETOUR.EVENTBRITE.COM
Theme: GLOBAL VILLAGE
Curator: Alexia Trzyna
DATES OF SHOW: September 16- Dec. 13, 2019
Michael D. Brown
Peter N. Gray
Gina Lee Robbins
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:59pm
DCASE and the Chicago Public Art Program invite Chicago-based professional artists, professional artist teams and nonprofit arts organizations to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the 2020/2021 Chicago Public Art Prequalified List. The 2020/2021 List is a mechanism for selecting candidates for public art commission opportunities via the Percent for Art Ordinance, the Public Art Menu Program, and other special projects of the Chicago Public Art Program during calendar years 2020 and 2021.
This request for qualifications (RFQ) is open to individual artists and artist teams residing in Chicago. Nonprofit arts organizations that are resident and incorporated in Chicago may also apply in partnership with one or more specified lead artists.
Please note: artists, teams and nonprofits prequalified through previous calls must apply to this RFQ to be considered for prequalification in 2020 and 2021.
How to Apply:
The RFQ application is accessible via callforentry.org (CaFÉ) until October 7, 2019, at
Applications must be submitted via CaFÉ, however a downloadable PDF copy of the call may be found on the Chicago Public Art Program web page.
Please do not submit materials by email or by post.
For technical assistance using CaFÉ, please visit https://www.callforentry.org/artist-help-cafe/.
Public Art will host a technical assistance briefing for interested applicants September 5, 2019, 12-1pm, at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Please see the full RFQ
Presented by the International Sculpture Center. Collaborators & Sponsors: Art Research Enterprises, Bullseye Glass, Ed Carpenter, Eichinger Sculpture Studio, Form 3D, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, Leland Iron Works, Littman and White Galleries, Michael Curry Design, Mudshark Studios, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Portland Art Dealers Association, Portland Art Museum, Portland Community College, Portland Open Studios, Portland State University, Profile Laser LLC, Reed College, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Savoy Studios. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show
ARTSlams & Breakout Sessions
Engaging Panel Discussions
Evening Parties & Networking Events at PNCA, PSU and Reed College
Keynote Address by Leonardo Drew
Hands on Workshops
Portland Open Studios & Gallery Hop
Optional Art & Culture Trips to Artist Studios and Foundries*
Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Exhibition at PSU
Getting Your Work out There: Thinking creatively about alternative sites for art
CSI is proud to host our upcoming General Membership Meeting at the Hyde Park Art Center. Our guest speaker will be Cortney Lederer. She will talk about creative ways artists are gaining exposure. Come with your questions, there will be a Q & A portion.
Cortney Lederer is an arts consultant, project manager and educator with twenty years of experience managing an array of artistic programming for organizations and businesses. From 2011–14 she served as the Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), where she designed and managed its two residency programs: BOLT Residency and HATCH Projects. In 2014, Cortney launched CNL Projects (CNL), which provides project-based consulting to organizations with a specialization in curating, project management, program design and development. CNL has worked with notable organizations such as 3Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, DePaul Art Museum, EXPO Chicago, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, LinkedIn, Wilson Sporting Goods, Hyatt Hotels Corporate Office Chicago and EQ Office/Willis Tower. Cortney is faculty in the Arts Administration and Policy department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Streets Alive Evanston, IL Sunday, September 8th from 1-5 p.m
As a pilot program for future Chicago Sculpture International outdoor exhibitions member artists Janet Austin and Emily Moorhead-Wallace are creating a pollinator habitat sculpture for the Evanston Ecology Center. During Streets Alive Emily and Janet are asking for the community's help finalizing their design. Streets Alive attendants are prompted to draw bug keepers and pollinator gardens. These drawings will be integrated into artwork's design. Project made possible with support from the Evanston Arts Council.
Chicago Sculpture International, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, is seeking proposals from artists for the 2019-2020 Sculpture in the Parks Exhibition.
Works must be large scale and suitable for outdoors. They will be placed near cultural centers (field houses) within the parks, as determined by CPD. They will be installed on hardscape or softscape (grass), so artists must be prepared for either type of installation. There are no concrete pads for sculptures. Sculptures will be on view for one year, from November 2019 to November 2020 (exact dates to be determined).
Each new sculpture will receive a $2000 stipend, and sculptures retained at cultural centers from the 2018-2019 exhibition will receive a $500 stipend. Interested sculptors, including current exhibitors, must submit an application for 2019-2020 in order for their work to be considered for exhibition.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019, 11:59 PM CST
Eligibility: This RFP is open to professional artists or artist teams 18 years of age or older. Artists whose proposals are accepted, if they are not already CSI members, will be asked to join. There are many membership benefits, including exhibition and networking opportunities, a presence on our website and access to valuable professional information. See what we’re all about at: www.chicagosculpture.org.
Also, exhibitors must have, according to CPD, “Commercial General Liability Insurance (Primary and Umbrella) on an occurrence basis with limits not less than $1,000,000 single limit per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. The Chicago Park District is to be named as an Additional Insured on a Primary, non-contributory basis.”
How to apply:
Submit one or two sculptures, two images of each. If you have a sculpture currently at a cultural center and would like it to remain, you can submit that sculpture as well, for a maximum of three sculptures. Note: If your sculpture is currently in its second year of exhibition at a cultural center, this is its final year, so do not re-submit this piece.
CSI is holding our summertime BBQ! CSI will provide the grillables, paper goods, and ice. Please bring a dish to share as well as your drink of choice. You are welcome to bring a friend and invite others who are interested in becoming involved with CSI.
Graciously hosted by Victoria Fuller
Chicago Sculpture International and Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens present the Summer 2019 Exhibition of Recycled/Reclaimed/Reused/Recrafted sculpture in the lush setting of the garden’s tropical conservatory.
The Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is certified as a LEED Gold facility by the US Green Building Council and is built and operates with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.
Summer Solstice Sunset Celebration - arrive around 6:30 p.m. "Ravinia" style (bring your own picnic snacks and beverages) enjoy ambient tunes with our guest DJ next to the bonfire near the lake, take a walk around the park and watch the sun go down through the geometric angles of "Phoenix" which is sited to frame the sunset on the Solstice. FREE family friendly event.
September 16 - December 13, 2019
The Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago invites members of Chicago Sculpture International to submit art work that reflects their interpretation of the role they play in the Global Village for this juried exhibit.
We are all part of a Global Village sharing our compassion, empathy and kinship with others throughout the world. As a small part of the whole, each person contributes their energy, ideas and values towards a greater holistic good. While interconnected by technology, we forget the value, simplicity and strength that can only be achieved by one-on-one, face-to-face interactions. In our compassion and empathy we reach across borders and walls to aid and understand one and other. These are the true keys to the Global Village. How might one unlock the core values? How can one influence a different outcome? What types of conversations are needed for a change in direction to occur? Artists always offer a different way of seeing and addressing local and global issues. Where do you see yourself in this village?
Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery Catholic Theological Union
5416 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60615
• This RFP is open to professional artists or artist teams 18 years of age or older. Artists must be current members of CSI to be accepted into this member’s show. Accepted artists, if not already CSI members, will be asked to join. There are many membership benefits, including exhibition and networking opportunities, a presence on our website and access to valuable professional information. See what we’re all about at: www.chicagosculpture.org.
• The curators of this show will look at the images you have posted on your CSI profile. Please make sure your images are up-to-date.
• Artwork can be finished works, proposed works or in-progress works. A limited number of pedestal bases are available at CTU. Sturdy bases and pedestals should be included. Wall mounted works are also accepted. There are no lockable vitrine cases for smaller pieces available.
Each artist may submit up to 3 works, with up to 2 images per piece (full and detail) for jurying. Label artwork images in full-view or detail of actual work (ex. jones_A-full.jpg) (High dpi resolution jpeg format images - Max size of all 3 JPEGs should be no more than 2Mb, or they can be sent in separate emails.)
Send completed entry form with your images including title, media, dimensions, year for each piece and your contact information with name, address, phone number and email to email@example.com.
Artists will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2019. Artists are responsible for the delivery, assisting with installation and placement of their sculptures and de-installation and pick-up of their work. Additional instructions will be provided. The Veeck Gallery does not charge any commission and artwork is covered under the CTU’s insurance. A jury panel will convene in June to select artwork for the exhibit.
June 1, 2019 Deadline for submissions
July 1, 2019 Notification of Acceptance
August 1, 2019 RSVP Artist Accepting invitation to participate
September 10-13 Artwork delivery & installation
September 16 Show opens
October 20 Reception for artists 5:00-7:00 pm
December 13 Final day of exhibition
December 15-18 De-installation/ pick up of work (details to follow)
ENTRY A, VIEW 1
File name of full image (required):
ENTRY A, VIEW 2
File name of detail image:
ENTRY B, VIEW I
File name of full image (required):
ENTRY B, VIEW 2
File name of detail image:
ENTRY C, VIEW 1
File name of full image (required):
ENTRY C, VIEW 2
File name of detail image:
E-mail entry form, image list, and jpegs to Alexia Trzyna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Entries R4 : recycled/reclaimed/reused/recrafted July 6 – August 25, 2019
Chicago Sculpture International and Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens present the summer 2019 exhibition of recycled/reclaimed/reused/recrafted sculpture in the lush setting of the garden’s tropical conservatory.
The Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is certified…
Join Chicago Sculpture International for a private tour of Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff on Saturday, May 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and includes lunch. Only 40 spaces are available and you must RSVP. We are opening this up to non-members who are interested in becoming a “Friend,” a supporting member of CSI.
Crab Tree Farm www.crabtreefarm.org has a world-renowned collection of