The 10th annual ArtFutura is a juried art exhibition of more than 150 emerging and established artists benefitting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Art Therapy program. Proceeds from this event allow the hospital to maintain an Art Therapist at the hospital to work with patients. Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the creation of art is healing and life-enhancing - making a difference in the lives of people with physical disabilities.
James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, will serve as juror of the 2012 submissions and award three prizes ranging from $1000 to $300. All chosen finalists' work will be on display at in the Ryan Family Atrium of Northwestern's Lurie Center (303 E. Superior) just two block away from Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Selected pieces completed by patients in the Art Therapy program will also be shown in an adjacent area. Average prices in previous years have been $200-$750. This year's ArtFutura exhibition will also be featured in Chicago Gallery News.
All submissions meeting the following criteria will be eligible for jury:
**Artwork should have been completed within the last 2 years
**Artwork should relate to the theme "Motion"
**Each artist may submit up to 3 images at a $30 entry fee
**Follow the RULES & GUIDELINES of the Call to Entries
**A completed EXHIBITION ENTRY FORM
**Materials must be received by Friday April 2, 2012
Finalists will be notified of their selection in late-April and will receive more information about attending the Opening Night and Awards Party on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Artists' awards will be announced and granted at this event.
ART FUTURA 2012 - SUBMISSION
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior (Onterie #820)
Chicago, IL 60611