Monday, April 28, 2014

Art of Forbidden Fruits

"Art is Business" curator Philip Bernal
I'm often asked, What is art supposed to do? My 10 sec, response is: a work of art be it solid or sound in the air, will take your mind on a magical journey into your Soul. and what we find there may cause us joy or rage..... and our job is to know both with EVERY fiber of our being only then can we feel empathy, the highest brain function of mankind.
 Downtown Bar and Lounge.
Photography by Carlos Deleon


BRAND NEW event coming to Chicago in 2014 during the weekend of IML. Showcasing works of Fetish and Erotic art of international and local artists.
Art of Forbidden Fruits: a show of fine art depicting the sensual side of Fetish in a sexual context. Our aim to provoke the imagination in the realm of possibility, to take the secrets we all have and through open the blinds and shine a light on the beauty that is our lives....
This is a brand new art gallery event in partnership with IML and the Chicago Leather Archives. Art of Forbidden Fruits is all about artwork thats showcases the local fetish and erotic community in Chicago. We will be displaying local artists work at different venues throughout the city. Check the page often to see when you can check out some talented local artwork.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Summer Regional Exhibition

"Art is Business" arts organizer curator Lavon Pettis


Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Adrian Aquilino
Deadline: 05/09/14

St. Louis Artists' Guild presents
Summer Regional Exhibition

Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014 by 11:59pm
Opening Reception: June 13, 2014, 6pm–8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: June 13–August 10, 2014

The St. Louis Artists' Guild's Summer Regional Exhibition is an all-media, all-styles, all-content juried exhibition open to all artists residing in Missouri or Illinois. All Artists' Guild members are allowed to submit work, no matter their geographic location.

Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror.

Exhibition Juror: Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Professor of Studio Arts and Art History in School of Art and Design and Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (

To find more information, or to upload artwork online, please visit our website:
Posted on 04/21/14
Expires on 05/09/14

CAA is not responsible for the content of listings in the Opportunities section. All postings are subject to review; inappropriate submissions will not be published.

Friday, April 4, 2014

PopUp Research Station- HatchFund Project

"Art is Business" curator Alpha Bruton 

Our HatchFund Project fundraising timeline has been extended, to June 10, 2014. Why is this project important to you? We envision the project as a portal for shared knowledge, a  resource of best practices, ongoing professional development, and a place for moral support to enhance our collective impact locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Phantom Gallery Chicago and Phantom Galleries LA have come together with the intent to create a network of support for artists and arts organizations who are engaged in temporary public art installations in storefronts that engage community response. 

We see the Pop-Up Research Station as the portal to documenting our legacy, which we hope will give emerging artists and arts organizers the necessary skills to advance their creative visions. We have over twenty years education to offer from our own research and development. We have also learned from artists who have carved out their own niches, built new communities from empty storefront, and developed monthly art walks.

International Art Group "Artist Dinner" at Mess Hall in Chicago
"Wash Your Hands First"  is a communal dinner served in a pop up storefront gallery in the donors hometown. The dinner will be a place for discussion examining the relationships between local communities and their role in creating access to the arts. The first five donors to contribute funds $1,000 or more will be our VIP guest, the table runner will be an original piece painted by the featured artist.

The Pop-Up Research Station will host a national conversation formatted as an online summit, starting in 2014. The conference and recorded podcasts will be more candid, but will include facts and figures.  The talks will focus on real discussions about the problems we face as artists and arts organizers in temporary public spaces, the use of our intellectual property, and how it is used to cultivate urban renewal. 

Dan  Godston, Executive Director of Borderbend Arts Collective, has proposed a project with artists in Detroit, to open a storefront gallery during Chicago Calling Arts Festival in October 2014. I have proposed to broadcast and glean information as a PopUp Research Station, and use this gallery as one of our sites for the online summit. Borderbend proposed a project in partnership with Detroit, through the Knight Arts Challenge,  finalists will be announced on Monday, June 16, 2014. Finalist are then invited to submit a full proposal this is a 1:1 matching grant.

In order to start the Pop-Up Research Station, we need a minimum of $5,000, which will go towards materials, administrative fees, and travel costs. Anything that we raise over our minimum goal will go towards additional administrative fees as well as perk costs.

Please help us realize our dream to create the Pop-Up Research Station by donating today!

Thank you so much for your support.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014