Call for Artists Solo Exhibition Celebrating Performance in Chicago

About the exhibition:

We are looking to partner with a Chicago-based artist for a solo gallery exhibition of 2D work titled, A Command Performance in our client’s Gold Coast storefront starting in September 2018.  This exhibit will be part of an ongoing series celebrating local artists.

A Command Performance celebrates performance excellence (Theatre, Jazz, Film, Music, Sports, Dance, etc.) through the eye, perspective and imagination of local Chicago artists who shares our client’s passion for art.

The artist receives 100% of sales, less any production costs incurred by our client. Artist must agree to inclusion of work in exhibition promotion through various media and marketing channels including potentially social media, outdoor, newspaper, and PR.

A Command Performance is taking place in the client’s storefront locations across the country featuring local artists from each respective city. Participating artists have included Chicago’s Todd Rosenberg, Gold Coast,; Houston’s Lynn Lane in The Woodlands, and New York’s Kevin Richardson and Rachel Nevilleon Park Avenue.


Artists must be contemporary artists working in Chicago, celebrating, documenting or representing grand performances in Chicago.

Media is limited to that which is suitable for wall-mounted presentation. Photography is preferred but painting and works on paper will be considered. We are not seeking sculpture, sound/video, media or performance art.

Artist must be able deliver 9-12 exhibition-ready works no later than July 30, 2018.

Exhibited work must be either one-of-a-kind original works or from a limited edition series of no more than 10 and be exclusively on view in our client’s location for the duration of the exhibition. All exhibited work must remain in place for the duration of the exhibition.

Artist must be willing/able to print and deliver art for exhibit. All agreed upon upfront payments will be reimbursed by our client. Client will manage installation.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit 5-10 works as JPGs (under 5mb ea.), PDF contact sheet, or direct link to a lightbox or collected portfolio via email, with artist contact info (phone number and email address) in the body of the email. Additional links to portfolios, reviews and/or social media platforms are welcome.

Entry Fee:N/A

Exhibition Dates: 09/03/2018 - 03/01/19 (estimated)

Deadline:12:00 AM (CST), Monday May 21, 2018.

Contact Name: Cortney Lederer

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