Passionate Focus
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65 E. Wacker Place

  Suite 1010

  Chicago, IL 60601

  312-236-8569

  www.second-sense.org

 

PASSIONATE FOCUS 2013

A Juried Art Exhibition

for Artists with Vision Loss

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013

 

All information requested must be completed or the application will be returned. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Each application entered must include a 35mm slide, photograph, or electronic file that accurately represents the creative work.  Digital format is preferred.  If you submit a CD with multiple images, please specify the image number on the application. 

 

Email submission is also accepted, but please send an email without attachments first to notify me that you are submitting via email.  Sometimes emails with larger attachments do not go through, so if I am aware you sending me a file, I can confirm receipt of your application.

 

ACTUAL PIECES OF ART ARE NOT ACCEPTED DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

 

All work must be original and created by an artist who is legally blind.  Pieces displayed in previous Passionate Focus art exhibits will not be accepted.

 

Artists may submit up to 6 pieces.  There is a $30.00 non-refundable submission fee for all artists no matter how many pieces are submitted.  This fee helps to cover costs associated with replacing glass and frames broken during shipment and other expenses.  Make checks payable to Second Sense.

 

All applications and checks should be sent to: Second Sense, Attn: Passionate Focus, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60601.  Email at cheryl.megurdichian@second-sense.org.  If you submit by email, please either mail the check or pay by credit card at www.second-sense.org (click on Donate Now and note Passionate Focus submission in comments field).

 

A jury, comprised of artists, curators and art educators, has sole responsibility for selecting the pieces which will be included in the exhibit.  This year's jury is Elyse Koren-Camarra, Artist, Karsten Lunc, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Hilesh Patel, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education. 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INFORMATION

 

If selected, artists must provide the work submitted for selection.  Substitutions will not be accepted.

 

Artists are responsible for costs of transporting their work to Second Sense prior to the exhibit.  Second Sense will pay for return shipment of any unsold work via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground, any costs incurred by other shipping methods are the responsibility of the artist.

 

The Exhibit will be on display during the opening reception at the Hilton Palmer House in downtown Chicago on Thursday May 9, 2013.  Ten pieces will be selected from the exhibit to remain on display in the lobby of the hotel for 1-2 weeks.  The remaining pieces will be on display at the Illinois College of Optometry for one month.  All unsold artwork will be returned to the artists by the end of June 2013.

 

For artists who are exhibiting in Passionate Focus 2013, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Palmer House for $100.00 on the night of the exhibit (Thursday, May 9). 

 

Second Sense reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork in announcements, programs, websites, note cards, publications and other communications that report on or promote the event.  Submission of an entry to this competition signifies acceptance of all conditions stated.

 

If you would like your slides or CD returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your application.

 

For more information regarding applications, submissions, or the exhibit itself, please call Cheryl Megurdichian at 312-582-2983 or send an email to cheryl.megurdichian@second-sense.org.

 

Second Sense cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or theft of your work.

 

RELEASE:  Entry to Second Sense's art exhibit implies permission for Second Sense to reproduce artwork, to retain unsold artwork for three weeks for display purposes, and to publicize the artist by releasing any information provided on the entry form.

 

 

Signature:

 

Date:

 

In which format would you prefer to receive further correspondence regarding your entry?

Large Print ___           Braille ___             E-Mail ___

 

ABOUT YOU—SUBMIT ONE COPY ONLY

 

Name of Artist:

Address:

 Apt. #:

City:

State: 

Zip:

Phone: Daytime 

Evening

Email:

 

VISION INFORMATION

 

All entrants must complete the following questions regarding their vision:

 

Best-Corrected Acuity by Eye:

Right

Left

Restricted Visual Field (in degrees):

Name of Eye Disorder:

 

 

ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY—SUBMIT ONE COPY ONLY

 

Please provide a brief statement about your background, education, artistic training or experience, your approach to art, etc.  You may choose to provide whatever information you wish to share with our guests. This information will be used for publicity on our website and in the program book.

 

 

 

ABOUT YOUR ENTRY—SUBMIT ONE COPY PER PIECE

 

For multiple submissions, photocopy this page and submit one page per work.  A total of six works can be submitted, requiring one completed entry form per piece, one copy of the "About You" cover sheet per artist and a non-refundable application fee of $30.00.

 

Artist:

Title of Work:

Medium Used:

Dimensions:

Date Completed:

Value of Piece: $

Is this work for sale? 

(When setting the value of the piece, please keep in mind that this will be the selling price of the piece.  The artist is to receive 70% of this price,Second Sense receives 30%.)

 

If providing a CD with multiple images:     

Image #

 

 

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