The Chicago Public Library is seeking artists to exhibit during October 2018 in celebration of Polish American Heritage Month. We are looking for artists who are of Polish descent or whose work showcases Polish traditions, customs or heritage. We are happy to have any type of visual art - photographs, paintings, sketches, etc. or small 3D art such as jewelry, small sculpture, paper-cutting, fiber arts, etc.
To enter: Please submit a brief artist's biography, artist's statement, contact information, if you have a desired neighborhood to exhibit in and 3-5 .jpeg images of your work. We also welcome links to artist's websites, press coverage or social media accounts. While we do our best to accommodate artists by placing their exhibit in their desired neighborhood branches, this is not always possible as we strive to showcase artwork during Polish American Heritage Month in communities all across Chicago. Artists who are selected to exhibit during Polish American Heritage Month will be required to complete the Chicago Public Library's insurance coverage form by August 28, 2018 forms will be distributed after artists are matched with a branch location. By entering you understand that if your work is selected for exhibition, you may be assigned to exhibit at any one of the Chicago Public Library's 80 locations. Lastly, artists or their designee must be available to install and remove their artwork - regrettably, we cannot accept long distance entries or artwork for display that arrives via mail or courier.
Any Questions and Entries must be submitted via email to: Anthony Ledwon at email@example.com by July 20, 2018. Entries will be reviewed by the Polish American Services Committee and selected artists will be notified via email in late July.
Please indicate if you would like your application to be kept on file in the Chicago Artist Files maintained by Chicago Public Library’s Art Department.