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Call For


Visual Art ,
submitted by
Oak Park Art League

Intersection: Art & Word

From illuminated manuscripts to digital technology, artists have learned to harness the power of words to create art. The Treachery of Images or “Ceci nest pas one pipe” (“This is not a pipe.”) by Magritte gives viewers a chance to understand his work, and that of others, in a whole new way.

Whether text based, visual, or spoken, words have the power to confuse, define, hinder, empower, humiliate or heal. OPAL is looking for artists who use text or words as a central part of their work or creative practice. Written text passages must be part of an artist book, painting, photograph, drawing, print, collage, sculpture, or other visual art form. Spoken word submission can be submitted and will be presented as QR codes linked to audio files. Artists submitting film or video, please inquire about our available projection system.

Size is limited to 48” in its largest dimension.

Two submissions per artist.

All visual work must be ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.

All work will be accepted into this open call show.

Bring all submissions to our gallery at 720 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302

Cost per submission:

  • Members: $20 first piece, $15 second piece
  • Non-members $30 first piece, $20, second piece, no third piece for non members.

Drop off work: April 29th, 30th and May 1st

Exhibition dates: May 4 - 26th

Opening reception: Friday, May 14th. Tentatively OPAL will be open from 1-9pm for exhibition viewing.

Pick up work: May 27th, 28th and June 1st.


***This exhibition will be presented online as well as in-person.

Deadline: 05.01.2021
Name: Gallery Manager
Address: 720 Chicago Ave
Phone: 7083869853