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Call For


Visual Art ,
submitted by
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation Iris Goldstein


Curator: Danielle Andress

We invite artists of all backgrounds and mediums to submit works that explore the challenges and threats faced by children growing up in the world today. From the looming threat of global warming and natural disasters to the rise of school shootings and the erosion of civil rights, young people today face unprecedented challenges that will shape their lives and the future of the planet they inhabit.

Application Deadline: September 20, 2023

As we examine our daddy issues and lament our own childhoods, kids today see school shootings, melting ice caps, and politicians more interested in taking away their rights than taking on true threats to their lives. Will no one protect and honor the experience of kids growing up now?

Every power dynamic a child faces is one that positions them as powerless.

Young people have little agency to decide their futures, but they will undoubtedly experience the consequences of decisions made by today’s adults in power. We encourage artists to reflect on this power imbalance in their work and to consider the ways in which children are often overlooked and marginalized in discussions about their own lives.

This call is open to all age groups and generations at all stages of their career. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, sculpture, mixed media, and video. We encourage artists to draw on personal experiences and observations in creating their works. We hope to showcase a diverse range of perspectives and styles that highlight the complex and multifaceted nature of these issues. Through this call for art, we hope to shine a light on the challenges faced by children today and inspire greater awareness and empathy for this historical time.

EXHIBITION DATES: October 26 - November 17, 2023

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Sunday, September 20, 2023

About the Curator:

Danielle Andress is a Chicago based artist and educator. She primarily produces non-functional weavings and assemblages that investigate our relationships with digital architectures, consumable images, siloed spheres of influence, and the circulation of information through the poetics of weaving and everyday objects. As a bi-racial practitioner, her work considers identity politics and relational objecthood via slow craft and material artifacts through a multicultural lens. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Danielle Andress is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Fiber and Material Studies department where she teaches hand and digital weaving. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including at the Central Museum of Textiles (Lódź, Poland), John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI), Yunnan Provincial Museum (Kunming, China), SPACES (Cleveland, OH), Lowe Mill (Huntsville, AL), and the Anchorage Museum of Art (Anchorage, AK).

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