“Color”/ Calls & Submissions

December 30, 2022

Organization Name: ARC Gallery

Organization Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $40+


JUROR: Ann Rintz

Color is one of the most exciting elements of art. It personifies beauty, expresses emotion, and creates a mood. The power of color has a profound effect on the viewer. It’s one of the first ways we learn to decipher the world around us. Color can sway thinking, and cause reactions both joyful and extreme. Color can seem absolute, but it shifts and changes.

Artists manipulate color to turn our perceptions on their heads; to challenge our understanding of reality. Color is magical. Color is cultural. Color is symbolic. Color signifies. How do our interpretations of color affect our perceptions? Our prejudices? Our stereotypes? Does color reflect the racial, social, and political forces shaping our communities? The LGBTQ community, for example, has taken the rainbow of all colors for their symbol of strength and unity.

In this call, we invite you to consider your relationship to color and share ways you experience and celebrate it. Let’s honor color and its vibrant expressions. Join us as we transform and saturate the gallery with an exploration and celebration of color.

All mediums and materials are eligible for submission including video and performance. Due to space limitations, no large projections will be accepted.

EXHIBITION DATES: Feb. 3 – Feb 25, 2023

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, Dec 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email on Jan 6, 2023
Work Delivered to ARC: Thurs & Fri, Jan 26 & 27, 2-6pm; Sat, Jan 28, 12-4pm
Pick-Up Work at Gallery: Sat, Feb 25, 2;30-4pm
Shipped Work Return Date: the week of Feb 26 *Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS label is required.*
Do not use the U.S. Postal Service.

$40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image. (Lower charge for students: high school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $30 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry. Please include copy of Student ID.) If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying.

About the Curator:

Ann Rintz is the Art Gallery and Permanent Collection Curator of the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Ann attended Northern Illinois University and earned both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and installation art in which the curriculum included foreign study of contemporary art and design in England and France. She is a fine artist and college art professor. Her fine art exhibition history encompasses galleries in Chicago including one-person shows at ARC Gallery, Gallery 1633 and the Pilsen Arts Invitational. On a personal level, Ann celebrates visual grace and is dedicated to the propagation of all beautiful things.


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