Canvass (an intimate fund...

Determining what one believes and then taking a stand for that belief is one of the hardest things in life to do. It’s often easier to know your stance against societal issues, yet not as easy to figure out your stance when it comes to more personal issues, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. When we manage to canvass the depths of our souls, we find new life and new perspectives as we learn to take a stand. By taking a stand, we not only benefit ourselves, but we become trailblazers for those around us. It only takes one person to change the world, and perhaps you are the one to change the world around you. What are your beliefs? What do you value? How do you desire to be treated? What are the things that are important to you?

Canvass is an intimate fundraising art exhibition and gala featuring artists from around the country. Artists are encouraged to submit works of art for the Canvass exhibition that explore a personal issue on which they are taking a stand for the betterment of their lives. Selected pieces will be on exhibit at Both Sides Art Gallery in the fabulous Pilsen neighbordhood- the heart of the Chicago art world, during the month of June and will be showcased during an intimate fundraising gala to be held on June 8th.

Exhibition Dates: June 1st- June 30th

Media Images: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2

Entry Fee: Free

Image Specifications: Please email images (6MB or smaller), along with your artist statement, to; The image list must correspond to the name of the jpeg, i.e., # - Last Name. Information must include title, media, dimensions, weight, height, and sale price.

Entry Deadline: May 24th, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: May 26th, 2013 (early acceptance will be considered for artists outside of Chicago to allow for on-time shipping)

Artwork due: All accepted works must arrive prepaid between May 27th, 2013– May 31st, 2013, in reusable shipping containers, or by delivery. Artists are responsible for shipping costs and insurance to Both Sides Art Gallery.

Eligibility: Canvass is a open to all US/International resident artists at least 21 years of age.

Eligible entries include paintings, mixed media, works on paper, photography, sculpture, installation art, digital media, video and performance. Artwork should be ready to hang.

For more information about the fundraising gala that will coincide with this exhibit, please go to:!canvass/c1v0u

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)