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Call For


Visual Art ,
submitted by
Chicagosculpture Chicago Sculpture International

By Degrees II (2023) Call for Submissions

Often an artist’s most groundbreaking work comes from being immersed in a culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Chicago, home to some of the most globally revered academic arts institutions, could be considered a sort of proving ground for tomorrow’s most promising contemporary emerging artists.

Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) is calling for artists who are enrolled in, or recently (2022 or later) graduated from a degree-seeking program to submit works of sculpture, installation and media work to be featured in the second annual juried group exhibition By Degrees, scheduled for August 5 - September 16, 2023 at CSI Project Space in Chicago.

Artists will be able to submit up to 3 works for consideration. There is no fee for entry. Accepted artists will be granted a one year non-transferrable student membership to CSI.

This call is not limited to students and graduates of Chicago-area institutions, but accepted artists will be required to gallery sit for at least two 3-hour shifts (or a single 5-hour shift) during the run of the exhibition.

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in, or recently (2022 or later) graduated from a degree-seeking program.
  • Artwork submitted must be able to fit within a normal-sized single-door storefront.
  • 1-3 jpeg images, or links to media files. Image files should not be larger than 2MB. Each artist may submit up to 3 artwork entries.
  • Artwork information that corresponds with submitted images; including title of work, material, dimensions, year, and sale price, if offered for sale. CSI retains a 30% commission on sales.
  • Artist Statement.
  • Contact information including email, address and phone number along with optional inclusion of website and Instagram handle.
  • Accepted artists must commit to gallery sitting two 3-hour shifts (or one 5-hour shift) during the run of the exhibition. The gallery will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 1-6pm.

Application Form

Please complete the application form here.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Monday June 26, 2023 Midnight Central Standard Time

Notification by: Monday July 10, 2023
Work Drop-Off Date: Sunday July 29, 2023, 12-5pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 2023, 6-9pm

Pick-Up/Deinstall Artwork: Sunday, September 17, 2023, 12-5pm

Exhibition Dates: Saturday August 5 - Saturday, September 16, 2023

Exhibition Hours: Fridays-Saturdays, 1-6pm and by appointment.

For any questions contact

Name: Gene Skala
Address: 3141 N Hoyne Ave #4, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 7732756989