Friday, May 21, 2010


"The City as Studio"
This year’s theme explores the impact of the urban environment on Chicago artists and their work, and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of our city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. And the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies. Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life.

The Phantom Gallery seeks to provide a model situation for emerging curators to gain practical curating experience, and to critically reflect on the issues involved.

The aim of the Phantom Galleries during Chicago Artists Month is to examine changes in current curatoral production and to develop innovative displays in relation to these physical storefronts or virtual spaces.

BRIEF description of the proposed program: Transforming Urban...

Curating means the creation of innovative structures for the presentation of cultural artefacts through interdisciplinary collaboration. In this field, art, digital media, and design relate in new ways to one another. The last few years have seen curators working in increasingly close collaboration with artists, designers, and educationalists on the development of exhibitions, projects in the public sphere, the design of museum spaces, and the presentation of collections. Contemporary exhibitions are changing, with new interpretative strategies complementing the integration into exhibitions of innovative display structures, lounge areas, archives, reading rooms, and new media interfaces.

This project will be sponsored by Lauren G Lowery, Vice President

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Friday, May 14, 2010

POP UP Art in the LOOP


Gallery/Exhibit Name: Cleveland Dean, Less Than a Hero

Gallery Dates: Now Running

Gallery Address: 23 E. Madison

This gallery is presented in association with Chicago Artists' Coalition

“My work is that which bridges the unconscious and conscious painted in depictions abstracted from my psyche. This can only be done by stepping outside my self-sanctuary and embracing that which exists deep within my soul. Many times when I paint I black out, go into a trance and awake to realize I have just given birth to expression. I do not know the individual within me who paints. My physical frame is simply its vessel to dissertate my mentality in form. I wish not to know this entity. I do not wish for my physical existence to influence this metaphysical being. I allow it to create movement within a still depiction, letting my soul dance on canvas."

Chicago Urban Art Society

Posted by Chicago Urban Art Society Patron Mail

Date: Friday, June 11th, 2010
Time: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Location: 2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Sounds by Deejay Sadie Woods

Exhibition Runs Through July 30th, 2010
Gallery Hours: Thursday + Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 1-5pm

Sweet Tea & American Values exhibition is a glimpse into the absurd and at times distressing reality of our social experiment called the United States. The show is primarily comprised of meticulously hand-cut stencil work on canvas. Some of the work entitled, No Race Creme references vintage skin whitening advertisements of the early 1940s - '50s with contemporary 'new' and 'improved' enhancements. While other works such as, The Oath Keepers engage conservative Christians and their historical commingling with war, violence and terror in America. A few works humorously highlight pop icons and political figures including; Michael Jackson, Thriller Zombie and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Shoe Shine Blago, Run, Blago, Run w/ balloon and Jailhouse Elvis Blago. The show also envisions a possible future of a dream realized in works like, People Party, and Everyman. The result is a candid perspective at times bittersweet yet always sincere.

Sneak Peek Images! Our build-out is almost complete! 4,000+ square feet of exhibition, arts programming, meeting and artist residency space. Check out our BLOG for updated previews!

Paul Henry's Art Gallery/P.H.Mueller Sons Hardware

Paul Henry's Art Gallery 416 Sibley, Hammond, IN.

We are just east of the intersection of Hohman Ave and Sibley. Parking and entrance front and rear.


Gallery Guichard at DuSable Museum
Andre Guichard

Chicago artists currently engaged in contemporary art practice reflect the atmosphere heralding the next fine art renaissance. These artists from the African Diaspora create works that offer a breath-taking glimpse into global creativity, with Midwestern sensibilities, and a reach that extends nationally and internationally.

The current President of the DuSable Museum, Dr. Carol Adams, is committed to excellence and connecting with the contemporary fine art experience by collaborating with Gallery Guichard Fine Art Gallery.

The Common Bonds exhibition  featured works by:

Reginald Baylor, Brad Bernard, Sabrina Brooks, Robert Lewis Clark, Jeanette Wright-Claus, Calvin Coleman, Robert Dillworth, Daryl Harris, Dayo Layoe, Ted Ellis, Rhonda Gray, Gerald Griffin, Adam Guichard, Andre Guichard, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Bruce Jefferson, Nolan McCants, Kudzai Mutasa, Joyce Owens, Tia Richardson, Ernani Silva, Tony Smith, Patricia Stewart, Marcel Taylor, Nathan Jalani Taylor, Pearlie Taylor, Dana Todd, Bryan Keith Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Buchi Upjohn and Lee White.

This exhibition opened with a reception featuring the presentation of five (5) paintings by nationally renowned Houston based artist Ted Ellis. The paintings are a gift to the DuSable Museum collection from philanthropist, Mr. Allen M. Turner. Mr. Allen M. Turner is chairman of the board of Columbia College Chicago’s Board of Trustees. He is a partner of the Pritzker Organization, family investment firm. Turner is Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. He also serves on the committee on Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago; founding trustee, Pritzker Architecture Prize; trustee, Market Theatre Johannesburg, South Africa; trustee, Columbia College; and trustee, Newberry Library.

The Common Bonds exhibition opening was held, May 12, 2010 from 6pm until 9pm, with a presentation of Ted Ellis’s paintings at 7pm. The event was held at the DuSable Museum which is located at 740 E. 56th Place in Chicago, IL. The exhibition will run through June 30th 2010.

Is Black Art Still Relevant in 2010- October Gallery

Monday, May 10, 2010

Chicago Artists Month 2010: The City as Studio

Theme: Chicago Artists Month 2010: The City as Studio

DEADLINE: Friday, May 19, 2010 for artists interested in exhibiting with the Phantom Gallery.

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a non-juried, citywide event coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. CAM welcomes program submissions from organizations and individuals that meet the following criteria:

• Programs must feature one or more professional Chicago-based visual artists;

• Programs must take place in October at a public venue.

Note: Individual artist studios are not considered public venues unless they are part of a neighborhood art walk, studio building tour, or otherwise used as a public venue

This year’s theme, The City as Studio, explores the impact of the urban environment on Chicago artists and their work, and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of our city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. And the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies. Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life.

You are encouraged (though not required) to use this theme as you plan your October program.

To participate, visit for "Intent to Particpate Form"

DEADLINE: Friday, May 21 for Phantom Gallery to submit to CAM.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Announcing Franchesca D. dos Remedios' Online Exhibition!
Dear friends and family,

I'm excited to announce the grand opening of my new web site and online exhibition. I hope to attract lots of visitors (and prospective customers), so I invite you to visit my site now to learn more!

Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested, to help me spread the word. To see my site, just click the "Visit My Site" button in this email.

Best regards,

Franchesca D. dos Remedios

Call for Artists McBean Regional Transit Center

On Behalf of the City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Office and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission: Call for Artists

DEADLINE: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Project Description

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create two permanent, outdoor art pieces(one large piece [A] and one smaller artwork [B]). The artwork will be situated prominently at the entrance of the newly expanded McBean Regional Transit Center which will be located immediately West of the existing

Bus Transfer Center located at 24375 Valencia Blvd.,Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

The goal is to incorporate art at the site as an enhancement to the project.

The proposed McBean Regional Transit Center Park and Ride is a vacant, 5.7 acre lot (4.9 acres to be improved) located along the north side of Valencia Blvd., approximately 550 feet west of the Valencia Blvd/McBean Parkway intersection, in the City of Santa Clarita, California. The location of the new Transit Center expansion will be situated near a suburban/residential area, which includes some open space as

well. The artworks will serve as a gateway to the newly expanded Transit Center, and will be visible to motorists as they travel on Valencia Blvd.

The project should address the theme of Transportation, and can also consider the ideas of time, movement, cycles, schedules, and direction.

For the complete RFQ, go to:

City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Public Art Requests site