This is a judged exhibition.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”
Throughout time and across most cultures, artists have created abstract art. It unfolds and reveals itself in time and layers, needing space to develop and grow. And artists have distinct views on the outer world that goes beyond the literal, and through non-objective art expression, the viewer obtains a glimpse into those innermost perceptions. We are looking for work that employs shapes, lines, forms and colors, freed from the necessity to optically reconstruct reality. While even the most formal non-objective art may suggest places or objects it is left to the viewer to interpret.
Judge - Caren Rudman
Caren Helene Rudman works with mixed media, photography, and writing. She has exhibited locally in Chicago and Nationally including shows in NYC. She received her MA from NYU in a program affiliated with the International Center of Photography. Since 2010 she has curated an biennial exhibition, Voices and Visions; Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease, at The Art Center Highland Park, which traveled nationally. Caren’s work examines the dichotomies between self and other, inside and outside, mind and body. She delves into the notion of genetics, linking past and future generations. She is currently the curator at The Art Center Highland Park.
All work must have been completed within the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at OPAL.
All mediums are accepted. Any artist submitting film or video please inquire about our available projection system.
Size is limited to 36” in its largest dimension.
Two submissions per artist permitted
All work must be ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.
Drop off work: February 24th, 25th and 26th
Exhibition dates: March 2nd - 31st
Opening reception: Friday, March 11th 7-9PM
Pick up work: April 1st, 2nd, 5th
Cost per submission:
Members: $20 first piece, $15 second piece
Non-members $30 first piece, $20 second piece