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By Degrees III (2024): 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 (2023 or later) graduated from a degree-seeking program to submit works of sculpture, installation, and media work to be featured in the third annual juried group exhibition By Degrees, scheduled for September 14 - October 4, 2024, 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 one 4-hour shift during the exhibition run.

Application Requirements:
- Applicants must be enrolled in, or recently (2023 or later) graduated from a degree-seeking
- The 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 one 4-hour shift during the exhibition run.

Application Form:
Please complete the application form here;

Important Dates:
Application Deadline: Sunday, July 28, 2024 Midnight Central Standard Time
Notification by: Sunday, August 18, 2024
Artwork Drop-Off Date: Sunday, September 8, 2024, 1-5 pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2024, 6-9 pm.
Pick-Up/Deinstall Artwork: Sat/Sun, October 5-6, 2024, 1-5 pm.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, September 14 - Friday, October 4, 2024
For any questions contact

Deadline: 07.28.2024