Inside the Box is the first annual juried exhibition presented by the Arts of Life OPEN Gallery. Inside the Box will feature dozens of works from within the Arts of Life studio and beyond. The call for submissions is open to artist of all levels, demographics, and abilities with priority consideration going towards artists residing within the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Inside the Box will highlight the work of artists from all backgrounds and celebrate the fact that creativity flourishes across demographics and ranges of ability. All the works accepted into the exhibition must be square in shape and no larger than 36in x 36in x 36in.
-Submissions are due by end of the day Saturday, February 2nd
-This exhibition is free to submit to and open to the public
-Works for sale will have a standard 50/50 gallery commision split with the artist
-Individual artist may submit up to 3 works for jury consideration
-all artwork must be square or cube-shaped
-all artwork must not be larger than 36in x 36in x 36in
-all 2d and 3d work will be considered
-artwork must be display ready. Framing is not required but is preferred for flat works.
-artwork containing what the jury perceives as signs of hatred or violence will not be considered
-artist name and work title should be included in the image file.
-Schools or organizations looking to submit as a group should reach out to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-Applicants will be informed of the jury decision by Friday, February 15th.
-The selected artist will need to confirm their participation via an emailed agreement form within 7 days of being emailed of the jury’s decision otherwise they may forfeit their involvement.
-Selected artwork is due to the gallery no later than Tuesday, March 12th
-Artist is responsible for shipping and or delivery to and from the gallery
-Artwork will remain on public display in OPEN gallery from March 22nd through April 26th
Jury committee is comprised of art professionals from the Arts of Life Executive Boards Art Committee group.
Applications open | December – January
Application closes end of day | February 2nd
Jury deliberation | Feb 1-8th
Accepted Artwork shipped/delivered by March 8th
Exhibition opens | March 22nd
Exhibition Ends | April 26
Artwork pick up | May 1-May 31
SUBMIT FOR FREE HERE! (*google account required)