Arc Gallery And Educational Foundation


Juror: David Reif

Application Deadline: December 17, 2023

This is an invitation to explore issues of fragmentation in the context of time, place, and culture. By combining disparate materials and found objects that create new and unexpected expressive forms, both collage and assemblage offer unique and unconventional approaches to art making. Collage and Assemblage remain popular methodologies in contemporary art, and these processes offer artists nearly unlimited opportunities to develop and discover relevant arenas of meaning. Collage is an art form that involves combining and/or altering two or more 2-dimensional materials, such as photographs, published print, textiles, sheet music, candy wrappers, headstone rubbings, etc. , to create unique compositions. Assemblage is the recontextualization of 3-dimensional found objects, materials, or processes in order to construct new sculptures, either bas-relief or 3D. Submissions are encouraged to show experimentation, personal discovery, and originality. We welcome artists from all backgrounds and experience levels who choose to explore the hidden connections and meanings in the world of found images, objects, and materials.

Deadline for Submission of Applications: Sunday, December 17 at 11:59pm CST

Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Delivery of work to ARC: Thursday & Friday, January 25 & 26, 2-6pm; Sat, January 27, 12-4pm

Pick-Up Work at Gallery: Sat, February 24, 2:30-4pm

Shipped Work Return Date: week of February 25th

*Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS return label is required

*Do not use the U.S. Postal Service

About the Curator:

DAVID REIF -- Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Univ. Wyoming. BFA, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Sculpture, Yale Univ.; Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.; Chair and Board, Wyoming Council for the Arts, Visiting Artist: Univ. of Northern Arizona; Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Univ. of Michigan; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, Centenary College of Louisiana; Univ. of Houston, TX., Wayne State Univ.
• Gallery hours: Thurs – Fri 2-6pm, Sat – Sun 12-4 pm

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Standard Fee: $40 for one to three images
$10 for each additional image
Student Fee: High School or College students pay a reduced fee of $30 for one to three images and $10 for each additional. A photo of a valid / active student ID must be uploaded with your images.


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