78th Annual Salon Show
South Shore Arts presents the 78th Annual Salon Show, a juried exhibit with over $10,000 in prizes, occurring September 13–November 6, 2021. The exhibit will take place at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, in Munster, Indiana, just 30 minutes south of the Chicago Loop. Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm. The submission deadline is Friday August 13 by 5pm.
This year’s Juror, Tom Torluemke (born, Chicago, Illinois) is an Indiana-based, contemporary American artist. His practice spans 40 plus years and includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and installations in various mediums. He is known for his powerful; no holds barred approach to subject matter relating to socio-political, ethical, and humanistic themes.
Solo and group exhibition highlights include: “Fearsome Fable – Tolerable Truth” at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; “After Glow” at The Chicago Cultural Center; “The Inland See: Contemporary Art Around Lake Michigan,” curated by James Yood; “Critic’s Choice” at Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago; “Present” at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; “In the Company of Strangers” at the Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana; “Bounce” at the South Bend Regional Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana; “Peace in the Arts” Baíhai International Peace Conference in San Francisco; “The Alabama Watercolor Society Exhibition” at the Birmingham Museum of Art; and the “In Indiana” series at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
He was a featured speaker at TEDx PurdueU at Purdue University, a winner of the Great Ideas Competition of the Arts Council of Indianapolis for his project “Light The Way,” and a recipient of the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship (Central Indiana Community Foundation).
With over 30 public art commissions throughout the Midwest, they serve as a testament to the relevance and scope of his ideas and his ability to present them in a meaningful context within their communities.