Call for Artists - Art: The Language of Learning
the first in a series of three multiarts shows exploring how Art relates to Learning, Healing and Community
January 27 - April 25 2017
Monday, December 12, 2016
Explore the incredible power of the arts to advance learning as Life Force Arts Center presents the art exhibit and multiarts show Art: The Language of Learning, running January 27 - April 25, 2017 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6 - 10 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7 - 9 PM. Open Gallery Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions. Workshops, performances and other events related to the theme will be held as part of the show. For more information, please contact Joan Forest Mage, Artistic Director, 773-327-7224, joan@LifeForceArts.org.
Art: The Language of Learning explores the myriad ways the arts enhance learning and education. The arts are a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind, helping us perceive, learn about and express both our inner and outer worlds. People have different "languages" of learning: seeing, hearing or doing. Teachers know that communicating to a student in their native "language" of the visual, literary or performing arts can create remarkable success in education. Children learn math through studying music; people with brain injuries re-learn to speak by singing. Visual art teaches measurement, proportion and dimension. Literary art and theater help students increase vocabulary, understand metaphor and develop social and emotional skills. Join us as we explore the incredible power of the arts to advance learning.
- photos of your work
- your Art Submission Form
- essay(s) for each artwork explaining how it relates to the theme of the exhibit
- your biographical information
- your $25 art submission fee via paypal
Click here for the Art Submission form. Please send your art submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for more information on requirements for the art submission.
Art: The Language of Learning is the seventh exhibit in the four year, 12 exhibit Life Force Arts Manifesto series being produced by Life Force Arts Center (LFAC). Each year for the four years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Life Force Arts Center will focus on one section of its core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto, as the theme for its shows. At Life Force Arts Center, the art exhibits create the sacred space to hold performances, concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures and other events as healing rituals based on each show's theme.
Joan Forest Mage, LFAC's Artistic Director and author of the Manifesto, says, “Our goal for the Life Force Arts Manifesto series is to help people deepen their awareness and utilization of the enormous spiritual power of the arts for healing, learning, communicating and forming bonds of community." (See below for more information on Life Force Arts Manifesto series of exhibits
Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) is a community of teaching-healing artists who explore the connection of the arts, healing and spiritual practice. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists of diverse spiritual traditions present artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications to awaken human potential, create spiritual transformation and connect audiences to the mystical dimension.
Art Submission Guidelines for Art: The Language of Learning
Artwork in this exhibit should explore spiritual aspects of life or reality that relate to the theme of the power of the arts to advance learning.
Artwork should show one or more of the following:
- the knowledge and craft of expressing an idea through visuals. For example: focal point, color, line, design; dimension in sculpture
- theory of learning as shown in visual art. For example, a visual system that expresses an industry or field, such as: mathematics, sign language, the symbols of a culture or religion
- ways that learning different techniques of art helps the person learn life and communication skills
- how you learn about yourself as an artist: what you know about your artistic talents
- show how two or more visual systems relate to each other. For example, how mathematics relates to music; how botany relates to chemistry; relates how astrology relates to tarot
- art, perception and marketing - what graphic artists and marketers know about communicating through images
- symbols: what, how and why symbols teach people
- the incredible technology artists have developed to shift perception in various ways: optical illusions, trompe-l'œil, color theory, etc.
- what makes the sculpture or painting exciting: is it the style, free form? Perspective and dimension
- what is your intent to make them learn?
- how do images teach us?
- how are you leading someone's attention and perception
We are especially looking for presentations on the connection of the arts and learning, to be given during the run of the show, between January 31 - April 23, 2017
At LFAC, we work with energy and beings of the Light, and look for artwork that inspires and uplifts viewers. Our policy is that if artwork has a cathartic element and helps viewers face the shadow side, it must also have the alchemy to integrate what has been purged into a new, whole, positive form.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 12, 2016. To submit artwork, please email photos of up to five pieces that you would like considered for the exhibit. See submission requirements below. The submission fee is $25 and may be paid via Paypal by clicking here or contacting us at 773-327-7224.
- Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 12, 2016
- Artists will be notified about acceptance of their submissions by Friday, December 16, 2016
- If your artwork is accepted, please call 773-327-7224 to arrange a time to deliver your ready-to-display artwork to Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago 60657. Artwork may be delivered, by appointment only, during the hours of 1:30 - 6:30 PM on the following days: Tuesday, January 10; Wednesday, January 11; Thursday, January 12, or Friday, January 13, 2017. ALL ARTWORK MUST BE DELIVERED TO LIFE FORCE ARTS CENTER NO LATER THAN FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 2017. If you cannot deliver the artwork during those hours, please call to make special arrangements.
- Opening Reception is Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6 - 10 PM
- The show will run from January 27 - April 25, 2017
- Closing Reception is Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7 - 9 PM.
- Art that is not sold may be picked up, by appointment only (please call 773-327-7224 to schedule a time to pick up your artwork) between the hours of 1:30 - 6:30 PM on the following days: Thursday, April 27, 2017 or Tuesday, May 2, 2017. You may also pick up your artwork at 9 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the end of the Closing Reception. If you cannot come during any of these hours, please call 773-327-7224 to make special arrangements to pick up your artwork.
- Art may include 2- or 3-dimensional: prints, paintings, photography, digital, sculpture, mixed media.
- Make sure to write an essay(s) on why and/or how EACH ARTWORK YOU ARE SUBMITTING fits the theme of the exhibit.
- You may include up to 5 works of art that fit the theme for the show in your submission.
- Please only submit artwork that is completed. We only consider finished artwork for the show
- We only accept artwork that is for sale
- There is a 50-50% split of any sales of art; the artist receives 50% and Life Force Arts Center receives 50%.
- Submissions may be sent as jpg images (max 500 x 500 pixels per image). Please put images in the same email as the submission form if possible.
- Send submissions to: email@example.com
- Submission fee is $25 and may be paid via Paypal to "paypal@LifeForceArts.org," or contacting us at 773-327-7224.
- IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR ARTWORK BEING READY TO DISPLAY: if your art is accepted, you are responsible for delivering it ready-to-display. “Ready to display” can be achieved in various ways, depending on the type of artwork. Ready to display MAY include, but is not limited to, the following: gallery wrap on stretcher bars; having an external frame; being on a stand (if it is a three dimensional piece that needs a stand to support it). If the artwork has a frame, please put a wire or hook on the back of the artwork so it is ready to hang on the wall. Do NOT use tape to attach a wire or string to the back of a frame. If you are using a frame, the frame must fit the artwork: if the artwork is smaller than the frame, please mat the artwork so it fits the frame.
- If artwork is shipped, Artist is responsible for all shipping costs of sending it to LFAC and/or returning unsold artwork to Artist
Please fill out this submission form and attach to your submission:Click here to download the Art Submission Form
The art submission fee is $25 and may be paid via Paypal or contacting us at 773-327-7224.
Artist is responsible for shipping the art or delivery, properly wrapped and protected. The artist agrees to pick up art at the end of the show or make arrangements and pay for shipping.
We welcome help with hanging the show. Installation of the show will take place Tuesday - Wednesday, January 24 & 25, 2017. However, it is not required that the artist be present to install his/her art.
We look forward to your submission. If you have any questions, please contact: Joan Forest Mage, Artistic Director, (773) 327-7224, joan@LifeForceArts.org
- 2015 - The Spiritual Power of Art. Three different meanings of spirit: Human Spirit, Universal Energy and Mystical & Religious Experience
- 2016 - The Creative Soul. Explore what art is and why it's important: to awaken sentient experience; to create other worlds through Art, Play & Ritual; and to communicate with many levels of self
- 2017 - Art: The Language of Learning, Healing & Community. Explore how Art relates to Learning, Healing and Community
- 2018 - 4 Types of spiritual art: Informational, Instructional, Transformational and Cultural
- Art: The Language of Learning (January 27 - April 25, 2017)
- Art: The Language of Healing (May 13 - August 22, 2017)
- Art: The Language of Community (September 10, 2017 - January 9, 2018)
Art: The Language of Healing. TBA
Art: The Language of Community. TBA