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Tomorrow Stars & the Drawing Show Artist Open Calls - Announced for Multiples Chicago Oct. Fair

Sun Sep 07, 2014 13:25

MULTIPLES. Chicago is proud to announce the addition of the TOMORROW STARS and DRAWING SHOW artist open calls to its October art and critical craft fair event! The Tomorrow Stars and Drawing Show sections will be presented at the fair as special exhibitions of work showcasing the newest and best of work in their respective categories.

Continuing in the effort to advance the interests of unique approaches to the current state of visual art, the Drawing Show, premiered at Verge Art Fair Miami Basel, has proudly continued its commitment to mounting a section devoted exclusively to drawing as a medium that overlaps all disciplines. Now the Drawing Show comes to Multiples. Chicago! The Drawing Show will present drawing as a unique artistic practice, one that is universally accessible, and often the first step in an artist's exercise of ideas that inform both their larger creative practice and the cultivation of new forms of visual art.

As a touchstone to the evolutions influenced by and visited upon artistic practice by the art marketplace and its requisite economic fluxuations, drawing continues to serve as a subversive force, both in its delineation of artistic ideas as well as in its potential to inspire and serve as the first step in production unrestrained by economic categories.

An affordable competition for contemporary artists looking to expose their practice to the unique audiences, collectors and patrons at this year's MULTIPLES. Presented as a special group exhibition, our vetted selection will ensure some of the freshest and most cutting edge results of the artistic process. THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL FEES for participation in The Drawing Show at MULTIPLES. Chicago.

Premiered at the inaugural Verge: Art Brooklyn, 'Tomorrow Stars' has proven an important platform for artists to receive essential exposure to gallerists, museum curators, press and collectors. We are looking for the best in not-yet-seen before new work; finalists selected by our panel of distinguished jurors will be given space to exhibit one work from their application at Multiples. Chicago. Works selected by the panel will be exhibited at Multiples. Chicago in a special artist's spotlight section. This open call is available to all artists practicing in every media in and outside of Chicago. Applications are now being accepted for consideration.

An affordable competition for contemporary artists looking to expose their practice to the unique audiences, collectors and patrons at this year's MULTIPLES. Presented as a special group exhibition, our vetted selection will ensure some of the freshest and most cutting edge results of the artistic process. THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL FEES for participation in Tomorrow Stars at MULTIPLES. Chicago.

Deadlines and Participation Fees are as follows in USD:
July 15, 2013 – Participation Fee: $35

August 15, 2014 – Participation Fee: $45

September 7, 2014 – Participation Fee: $60

The fees includes 3 images; an additional fee of $10 per image for up to 10 total images entered. All images and information will be used for press and publicity purposes, and registrants acknowledge and consent to use of uploaded registration materials for these purposes.

Please, no emails or phone calls for results.


Standard Deadline Aug. 15 for Multiples. Chicago: The Fair of Art, Indie Craft, Handmade, Print and Visual Culture

Fri Aug 15, 2014 13:30

Multiples. has completed its first-round picks; with 50 vendors and counting, Multiples. will be one of the largest events of the holiday season! The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has also selected Multiples. as an official partner for their Chicago Artist's Month program (you can visit their website at, which means tons of free marketing and outreach support for the event! The standard deadline to apply is Aug. 15 (late deadline is Sept. 15), just a few weeks away, and you can apply online at

Our recently added Visual Art Category selections will be announced after September 1.

Prices go up with each deadline, so apply early to secure the lowest rate. Don't forget to join our Facebook page for the event:!

Missy Orge / Pill Bug Designs, Ann Arbor, MI
Kettenglied, Naperville, IL
Four Eyes Handmade, Chicago, IL
Beth Eaton Pottery, Milwaukee, WI
Redbud Jewelry, Chicago, IL
Francine Gourguechon / Chicago Mosaics, Chicago, IL
Grace Ann Watson / Tara Diddle Creations, Chicago, IL
Patrick Smyczek / Beast USA Shirts, Milwaukee, WI
Grace Margulis / Good Grammar, Chicago, IL
Antidote Projects, Chicago, IL
Karna Erickson / Karna Karna Designs, Chicago, IL
Maria Boustead / Po Campo, Chicago, IL
Hot Knitting, St. Louis, MO
Justin Hart Ceramics, Chicago, IL
Scavenger Vintage, St. Louis, MO
Mojowear, Madison, WI
Humble Seed Jewelry, CA
Squeaky Sailor Soap, Minneapolis, MN
Berlyn Designs, Iowa City, IA
District 31, Ft. Wayne, IN
Midwest Lovely, Wheaton, IL
Acton Creative, Chesterton, IN
The Tin Owl, Madison, WI
Chris Knight, Chicago, IL
Inkstone Arts, Fairfield, IA
Lina Caro, Chicago, IL
Benjamin Hersh, San Francisco, CA
Rebecca Mir Grady, Chicago, IL
Christine Bossler, Detroit, MI
Peripeti Home, Avon, OH
Chrtistine Bossler, Detroit, MI
Aprilierre, Minneapolis, MN
Juliette Belmonte, Hanover, NH
Renewed Furnishings by Monica, Chicago, IL
Diane Ponder / Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jennifer Bradford, Narcise, St. Louis, MO

Peter Bagge / Hate! Comics, Seattle, WA
Corinne Halbert / Hate Baby Comics, Chicago, IL
Lawrence L’Amour / False Love Zine, Chicago, IL
Sarah Becan / I Think You’re Sauceome, Chicago, IL
Corinne Mucha / Maiden House Fly, Chicago, IL
Joseph Wilcox, Chicago, IL
Michael Schneider and Jane Huh, Delia Awesome, Chicago, IL
Matthew Scott Gualco, Sacramento, CA
Kelsey Choo, Chicago, IL
Javier Suarez, Fresh Veggies Press, Hanover Park, IL
John Porcellino / King-Cat Comics / Spit and a Half Distro, South Beloit, IL
Aggie Toppins / The Unofficial Press, Chattanooga, TN
Pranas Naujokaitis / Ghost Car Press, Chicago, IL


Announcing /publicprojects, awarding nearly $5,000 to individual artists; now accepting applications

Mon Sep 01, 2014 13:30

The Visual Art Network (VAN) Public Projects program is proud to announce two new opportunities for artists sponsored by Chicago's Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce: a call for musicians and performance artists for the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts (award $50-500) and a mural project for the Apartment People building at 3121 North Broadway Street (award: $3,500-4,500).

/publicprojects is an inititiative to connect artists with funded public art opportunities sponsored by chambers of commerce, government agencies and other types of entities with funds available for public art. Artists benefit from connecting through a single source for productively channeled budget initiatives, and the paid opportunities those provide. Please select an opportunity from the list below and click the link for more information about that opportunity, and to apply.

Musicians & Performance Artists - Lakeview East Festival of the Arts - Deadline Sept. 1, 2014

Apartment People Building Mural - Deadline Oct. 15, 2014

To Apply: