Art Exhibition Opportunities for BFA and MFA Students

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Art Advisory, Ltd and Capsim Management Simulations, Inc. are seeking visual art submissions from BFA and MFA students, living in the Chicago area, to be included in bi-yearly corporate exhibitions.

Capsim is a global leader in business simulation technology and services designed to teach business acumen in any learning environment.  They are looking for 5 -10 artists for each exhibition in the Chicago downtown offices of Capsim.  Each artist selected will receive $500 to exhibit their work(s) for 6 months beginning June 1, 2012.  In addition to the stipend, Susan Blackman, President of Art Advisory, Ltd., a full service art consultancy, will conduct a seminar to review their work and their plans for becoming a successful artist.  Also, Capsim will host an opening for the exhibition.  As the exhibition hangs for 6 months and since each piece will be for sale, each artist will have the ability to show their work to prospective clients on a pre-arranged appointment through Art Advisory, Ltd.

Work Media:  All considered
Work Size:    Wall artwork: Maximum size – 8’ x 8’ 100 lbs
Sculpture: Maximum size – 4’ x 2’ 100 lbs

Selection Process:  All work will be carefully reviewed by Susan Blackman of Art Advisory, Ltd. and executives from Capsim.  We will consider each work based on its impact, creativity, style, composition, subject matter, technique, and storytelling.

Once your work is accepted, the work must be:
Framed or mounted with a wire affixed (saw-tooth hangers are
not permitted) and ready to hang.
Frames must be in good shape.
Note:  Entries will be handled with the greatest of care, however, Art Advisory, Ltd. and Capsim assumes no liability for work on its premises.  All works selected for exhibition must be for sale.  We will not take a commission on any sales.  Images selected for the show may be used for promotion of the exhibition now or in the future.

Artists, if this opportunity meets your needs, you will find hundreds more on our Artist Marketing Resources lists.

T-Shirt Design Contest for the Band Wilco w/ Out of Print Clothing Company

Don Quixote

Don Quixote (Photo credit: Piddleville)

Don’t miss the chance to make your T-shirt design a winner

The stock photo site Veer has teamed up with the band Wilco and Out of Print clothing to make a special, limited edition T-shirt. The front of the tee features an image from the cover of the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The back…that’s up to you.

Using at least two Veer elements (one image and one font), design a graphic inspired by this quote from Don Quixote:

“…I can no more remember one syllable of it than the shapes of last year’s clouds.”

Full details here.

In addition to pride and glory, the winner gets a $200 Out of Print gift card, Wilco concert tickets, and more. Plus, proceeds from shirt sales support the Brooklyn and Chicago chapters of literacy and inspiration-promoting non-profit 826.

Contest closes 5/13/2012 at 11pm EST.

A Variety of Opportunities For Artists To Promote Their Art

Tumblr dashboard

Tumblr dashboard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are artists out there who tell me that they still don’t have a blog or don’t have time to blog. Try Tumblr. There is so much arts activity on Tumblr! You will find artists, art galleries, and arts organizations. Create a Tumblr blog, explore and reblog art posts to your blog. It is so easy.

Some Tumblr blogs have calls for submissions or allow you to upload and promote your own art images and links. Add an image of your art to the The NYC Mind Tumblr blog.The NYC mind is owned by an artist active in the New York City arts scene. Help his blog grow by submitting and sharing on Tumblr. He will help you promote your art.


Bring Your Own Beamer (beamer = cute British word for projector) or BYOB, is a series of pop-up one-night exhibitions around the world.  BYOB is open to anyone interested in moving light, sound, and performance.
Learn more about BYOB worldwide at


Artists Over age 65 – An Opportunity to Share Your Work

The John A. Hartford Foundation (, one of the nation’s leading private funders of aging research, is looking for two or three artists over the age of 65 to show some of their work at a small conference in Chicago on Tuesday, July 10th, 6-7 pm (at the Sutton Place Hotel–21 E. Bellevue Place).  They’re  looking for artists over the age of 65 to show some of their work plus talk a little about their creative process and take questions from the group related to their art and how it’s affected and been influenced by their own aging process. There is a modest honorarium for each participating artist. If you’re interested, please email Chris Gherst at before May 15th.

Kathy Blankley Roman’s Expressive Abstractions on Canvas, Paper and Board

Kathy Blankley Roman has a background in illustration and calligraphy, then began painting expressively since 2010. In late 2011 she began exhibiting her paintings, was a winner  in 7th Annual Emerging Artist Winter Exhibit at Morhpo Gallery in Chicago. “I was one of the winners, and will be featured there in a group exhibit in October 2012. Behind me: scent of pine through the woodsong, fog, Shakin’ it Up BeLow, and Edges.”  Kathy Blankley Roman

Kathy recently had her art featured in an ebook titled, Walk into Abstraction-Vol. 4, and will be curating and participating in an all encaustic exhibit in August 2012.

Kathy Blankley Roman’s paintings explore the process of emergence and dissipation and the interactions (polarity) of opposing elements: eg. angular vs. curvilinear, geometric vs. organic, using an earthy palette. Building up her paintings in layers, using acrylics and various dry media on different surfaces – various papers, canvas, board – first making marks or scribbles, then painting over, repeating this process many times – acting and reacting to the marks, she works with what emerges from her impulses of the moment,  going through many transformations. The artist has experimented with adding collage to her paintings, process painting without brushes, digital painting, and encaustic,often combining any number of these processes into one painting. Lately, she has experimented with adding more color into her artwork while maintaining the warm earthy tones. “I found that the layering and immediacy of the process translates easily to encaustic, a relatively new medium for me,” she says.

Confluence, Kathy Blankley Roman, 12 x12 inches, acrylics, charcoal on canvas.

Epiphany, Kathy Blankley Roman, 16 x 20 inches, acrylics, charcoal, graphite on canvas.

Hummer, Kathy Blankley Roman, 12 x 12 inches, acrylics, graphite, charcoal on canvas.

Under/Over the series, Kathy Blankley Roman, Encaustic and mixed media on cradled birch 8 x 8 inches each 

Kathy Blankley Roman

Art World Chicago Features News of Artist Leon Sarantos’ Exhibited Art

Nude Man Seated, oil on canvas by Leon Sarantos, one of two paintings in our virtual gallery exhibition (link below)

Art World Chicago featured artist Leon Sarantos and his paintings that are part of a group exhibit at the CornerStone Art Center & Gallery  20 minutes outside of Chicago.  The title of exhibit, Struggle for Art IV, curated by Jim Panos, has to do with the struggle of being an artist.

The center is organized by the 119th Street Artists, a non-profit group.  For further information about the center and this event, view their website at

Leon Sarantos currently lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.  Mr.Sarantos has exhibited his work extensively in solo and group art shows.  View more figurative paintings on his website:

Two of Leon Sarantos’ paintings are also on view in our virtual gallery:

Here is the link to a preview of our current virtual gallery exhibition:

You can attend the online show by clicking this link:

One of a Kind Show in Chicago Has a Call for Artists

Make Something Ugly on Purpose at the One of a...

Image by kpwerker via Flickr

The Make Something area at the One of a Kind Show
Image by kpwerker via Flickr

The One of a Kind Show invites artists with high quality, handmade, original work to apply to be part of  One of a Kind in Chicago!

For details on exhibiting, click here.  The show is juried and artists must complete an online application by March 5th, 2012.

Since 1975, the One of a Kind Show has been a venue for artists to sell their work at annual shows in Canada and the USA, in the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Chicago.