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CALLS FOR ART

For helpful information on preparing your work for hanging and other exhibition resources please visit here.

OPEN CALL

2024 Going Dutch Residency

Going Dutch is a celebration of female and nonbinary voices in the arts. In 2024, the 14th year of Going Dutch, the project is moving from a short festival to a residency series to give GD artists the resources to build groundbreaking creative work and better connect the talents and voices of GD artists with Elgin area artists and audiences. 

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FEBRUARY

Monochrome: PURPLE

Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, sculptures, designs, or photographs in one color or values of one color. The February birthstone is amethyst, a violet-to-purple variety of quartz. Purple is the color of royalty, but it can also be a descriptor, a mood perhaps, but absolutely a prompt for your imagination.

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MARCH

YEAR 11

Side Street Studio Arts seeks artworks to celebrate our eleventh anniversary! As we start our second decade, this is a juried call to all artists working in any medium to participate.

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AUGUST

RE:POP 2024

In its dramatic return, RE:POP 2024 aims to showcase the dynamic experience that is printmaking. This call for work is focused on those artists dedicated to print media, i.e. paper, textiles, and the remainder of all printed arts.

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SEPTEMBER

Neither Here Nor There

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Side Street Studio Arts seeks entries for Neither Here Nor There.

 

The first-generation experience has always been complex. Some feel a sense of pride and acceptance having been adopted into a new homeland, while others feel disconnected, without home and feeling they belong to both here and there, or neither. The first-generation experience can be full of contradictions. 


This is a call for art from any artist to join in this conversation and is open to interpretation: Is it a contradiction? Do you feel connected to here? Or there? Both? Neither? Is it something else? What defines this experience for you? What is your experience or understanding of the first generation experience?

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OCTOBER

Something Wicked... 12

Side Street Studio Arts' 12th Annual Something Wicked... a variety of arts media whose subject matter is meant to instill a combined sense of wonder, awe and perhaps a little dread in the City of Elgin's art scene.

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EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

If you have an idea, we're all ears. Please download this document and follow it step-by-step to provide the necessary documents in order to submit an exhibition proposal.

Once that is done we will review your submission and contact you regarding our decision/next steps.

Click here to download a layout of the gallery space or the theater space. This will help if you plan to submit a floor plan with your proposal.

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