ICONOCLASTS: Call for Artists – Feb 28, 2015

ICONOCLASTS: Native American Art of a Non-Native Nature
Call for Artists


“As an artist, your greatest enemy is your own history.” Brian Eno


Redshade Productions in partnership with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery presents “ICONOCLASTS: Native American Art of a non-Native Nature”. The “ICONOCLASTS” exhibit will run March 30 through April 3, 2015 in the public thoroughfare of the James R Thompson Center in the loop of downtown Chicago, Illinois.

For this show, Native American artists from across the city are invited to submit original artwork reflecting the theme of non-Native, Native Representation. Pieces should not contain any Native American cultural iconography, imagery, or pictures (See Description below). This exhibition is open to all Native American artists of any skill level.

All 2-D media forms will be considered for inclusion in this exhibition, and artists are encouraged to apply in any medium. Any works should be exhibit-ready framed. Though, unframed pieces are still accepted. Size and number of pieces depend on fitting 10 temporary walls with a fold in the center. Each section of wall is 40″ across and 7′ tall. With 10 walls, there is the potential for 20 wall sections to hang work.

Interested artists can send Name, tribal affiliation, low-res jpegs of works you want to display with title and descriptions, if selected, you will be asked to send a bio, short artist’s statement and head shot for publicity purposes. Information on delivery, pick-up, set-up and other necessary info provided upon acceptance of media to exhibit. Send all requested materials to Ernest M Whiteman III at ronin-redshade@att.net with “ICONOCLAST Submission” as the subject heading.

The James R Thompson Center is located at 100 West Randolph Street. The display will be on the main floor of the center. The Thompson Center is open 7am – 6pm weekdays. For more information email: ronin-redshade@att.net or visit the EXHIBITIONS PAGE of NAMELESS.


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