Art for Social Change: We Are Enough Juried Exhibition

October 13, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Entry Deadline: August 24, 2017


Submission Deadline:  AUGUST 24
Notification: SEPTEMBER 8
Delivery of Accepted Work: OCTOBER 2-10
Public Reception: OCTOBER 13
Exhibition Closes: NOVEMBER 3
Pick Up of Work: NOVEMBER 4-8

In this 21st Century digital age of social media and handheld photo editors, we are inundated with images of our friends, family and cultural icons. One would think this proliferation of photographs would generate a greater acceptance of varying body types. But more than ever, images are projected in the gaze of societal norms and conventions of what is beautiful and ideal. The differences and imperfections that make a human body unique reveal much about one's personal narrative and rarely align with the common standard of young, slim, white, able and whole. 

As part of the Oak Park Art League's Art for Social Change initiative, We are Enough calls for art that explores the many facets of body image and its relationship to self-acceptance and love. How is one's body image affected by inherent differences such as race, gender, sexuality, form and disability; or by changes due to aging, illness, or major surgery? We are looking for art of any media that explores issues of body image and self-worth.

Related exhibits will include a display of plaster cast busts of breast cancer survivors, customized by Chicago-area artists, plus an interactive installation for cancer survivors to contribute offerings or messages to an effigy in the form of a traditional Madonna.

Juror: Susan Sensemann
Susan Sensemann is an artist, educator and arts administrator who has lived and worked in Chicago since 1979. She is professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design and has lectured at institutions in Italy, Germany, Korea and China among others in this country. Awards include a MUCIA grant to South Korea, a British Arts Council grant for Belfast, and Chicago Artists International Program grants to Prague and Turku, Finland. She has curated numerous exhibitions including “Obsessions,” “Physiotasmagorical,” “Pleasures beyond Guilt,” “Brain/Body,” and “Skew the Unruly Grid.” Her non-digitally produced photomontages, paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Visit Susan’s website to learn more about her practice at: www.susansensemann.com 

Submission fee: $12 per entry (Artists may submit up to six entries @ $12 each)
Submission fee increases to $15 per entry after August 1st.

For submission guidelines and entry to OPAL's “We Are Enough" exhibition, go to:

Submission Guidelines

Oak Park Art League

Founded in 1921, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is one of the longest, continually-running non-profit arts organizations in Illinois. OPAL fulfills its mission through its offering of high quality art education to people of all ages and skill levels, programs and guest lectures, artist demonstrations and critiques, plus monthly exhibition opportunities in our art gallery.

Located in the center of Oak Park’s Historic District, walking distance from Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed studio and Ernest Hemingway’s birth home, the Oak Park Art League's Carriage House Gallery is an important landmark and lends to a tri-part dialogue about the early 20th century regional influences in art, architecture and literature that continue to define Oak Park’s cultural landscape today.

Looking for Stone Carvers

Living Storm Productions, a local independent film company, is in pre-production for a short film about a stone carver. They are reaching out feelers to anyone in the community who may sculpt or work with stone for consultation and possible studio space as a location.

Contact Susan Rathke at srathke@livingstormproductions.com for more information.

Permanent Art Installation Call for Artists

The Redmond Company is assisting a client in their effort to distribute a Call For Artists RFQ to Wisconsin artists for a permanent art installation that will be located on Brady Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For more information, or to discuss how best to proceed, please contact

Matthew Hensel
Project Architect, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
W228 N745 Westmound Drive | Waukesha, WI 53186

P: 262.549.9600 | D: 262.896.8735 | F: 262.549.1314

Seebeck Gallery Call For Artists

402 Main St
Racine, WI 53403

Seebeck Gallery has been established in the Kenosha area for over 23 years. Two years ago a second location was added in Racine with the intent to showcase original art in Southeastern Wisconsin.

One of the most exciting events that fill this lakeside Main Street are First Fridays that occur from April thru October. Seebecks features an artist of the month with an open house that evening.

We are currently seeking artists to showcase in our gallery. Painting, drawing, prints, fiber, sculpture, art glass, pottery, jewelry, mixed media, and photography are all acceptable mediums.

Please send only digital submissions of your work (6-12 images) to: Sales@seebeckgallery.com.

Images must be in jpg standard format and labeled: Last Name_First Name_ Medium_ Retail Price_ Title Of Work.jpg

Please send an artist's bio, artist statement and a list of galleries or websites where you are currently being shown. Please allow up to 2 weeks for a response.

We are also looking for artists that wish to hold small classes featuring their art technique here at the gallery. Please inquire about space and material limitations.

Thanks and we are excited to partner with local talent.


The Staff at Seebeck Gallery

Space for Artists to Paint or Exhibit

Heather Ewing was part of MAG a few years ago. She now works in commercial real estate and has offered to help fellow artists/business owners find the perfect space for them to lease whether it's their painting studio or their own gallery to exhibit their work/others.

If interested, contact

Heather Ewing
Licensed Associate
WHITE BOX Commercial Property Group
301 N. Broom Street
Madison, WI 53703

Office: 608.442.4121
Cell: 608.239.4781

Teaching Wine and Art Class

CamRock Cafe & Sport

217 W Main St
Cambridge, WI 53523

Cambridge Arts Council is looking for artists that might be interested in teaching a wine and art class.

Al classes are 7 - 9 pm Friday Nights at the Camrock Café.

The project needs to be able to be completed in the two hour time frame.

Each class is $35 per student.
Of that fee
  · $10 goes to the Camrock for the drinks
  · $25 goes to the artist.
This must cover their supplies and time ($500-$600)

We usually have 20-24 students depending on how much space is needed to work on the project, but they are not guaranteed.

Cambridge Arts Council will provide marketing of the class, tables that are set up and ready to use. Nametags, class list and help should you need it during the class.

If you or anyone you know are interested in teaching please email cambridgewiarts@gmail.com.

Gallery Opportunity

Dear MAG members. This is good show space in an unusual location. It is a nice, clean, modern facility with a Walker Hanging System and room for about 15 conventional 2D pieces. There is also an enclosed cabinet which might be available for a few 3D pieces. They prefer two month shows and are available from now to October and then again from February 2016 on. The club has 75 members and hosts occasional tournaments. Please contact Mr. Bourne directly.


-----Original Message-----
From: Damon Bourne
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:03 AM
Subject: Gallery Opportunity

Hi, My name is Damon Bourne and I'm the owner of Madison Squash Workshop, a squash club here in Madison. Besides being a squash facility, one of the things I've done since we've opened is have local artists use the space to hang, and possibly sell work. Generally, artists hang work for 2 months at a stretch and I have my members deal directly with the artists if they are interested in purchasing a piece. I do not take commission on sales. I'm wondering if any artists from the Madison Art Guild might be interested in hanging?

Thank you,

Damon Bourne
Madison Squash Workshop

Display Your Artwork at Studio Lounge

Studio Lounge
2246 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: 414.489.7474

Would you like to display your artwork in the Milwaukee area's coolest gallery?   We'd like to make you aware of the opportunities provided to artists at Studio Lounge in Bay View. Studio Lounge features some of Milwaukee's best original artistic pieces. We have an incredible group of creative people who view these masterpieces four nights a week. Our crowd is filled with art enthusiasts.   We have openings for great, original artwork in 2015.  Please contact Ken Yandell at ken@studioloungemke.com for the details and to discuss the possibilities!

About Studio Lounge:

After the economic downturn of 2008, Ken and Kerry Yandell feared that Milwaukee’s creative spirit was being downsized.   Milwaukee's art scene took some hard hits at the time with the loss of Paper Boat Gallery, Spackle Gallery and later, The Armoury Gallery. A recession can be devastating to artists trying to make a living and Studio Lounge owners Kerry and Ken Yandell understood the essential value that art and creativity provide the community.

In the past six years, Studio Lounge has grown in mission and in creative offerings. Studio Lounge began as an art center where Milwaukee’s Creatives could both learn and showcase their work.  Over the past six years, Studio Lounge has flourished into a full bar, one of Milwaukee’s most active dance floors and remains a premier art gallery.  With its Latin and other ethnic dancing, the area’s top DJ’s, storytelling, karaoke and more, Studio Lounge aims to be not just Milwaukee’s artistic home, but the home of Milwaukee’s full Creative Spirit.

Studio Lounge has regularly scheduled events that appeal to various groups of people.  While initially the Latin-oriented events attracted a Spanish speaking crowd, in time it began attracting an entirely diverse crowd unlike any scene in Milwaukee.  The same holds true for the DJ’s and performers that initially attracted an African American audience.  The art gallery and the various displays are largely responsible for the diversity in ages and occupations.  It is truly a crowd unlike any other in the Milwaukee area.

The innovative concept originally grew from Ken and Kerry Yandells’ purchase of a 108-year-old building at 2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave..  The building is steeped in beauty and in Milwaukee’s creative history.  It was originally the home to the city’s first cinema, named the Comique, and one-time host of Charlie Chaplin.  While physical artwork was initially the main attraction, all forms of art have flourished at Studio Lounge since its opening.  Please contact us and let us pour a smile on your face!

C A Tupa Gift Gallery and Frame

2034 Main St
Cross Plains, WI

MAG artist Chuck Tupa is owner of C A Tupa Gift Gallery and Frame, located at 2034 Main St. Cross Plains, WI.

There are exhibit and sales opportunities for MAG artists at the gallery. All media MAG artists are encouraged to submit photos of their work via email for consideration of sales and display. Space is limited, so we are seeking smaller works, jewelry, and accessories.

Also good selection of framing at great prices for any MAG members. Chuck has over 15 years matting and framing experience so its quality work at fair prices.

Email Chuck Tupa at chuck_tupa@yahoo.com or call 608-798-1122 for more details.

Exhibit Opportunities at the Delafield Arts Center

Delafield Arts Center
527 Milwaukee Street
Delafield, Wisconsin 53018

The Delafield Arts Center seeks artist's submission on a quarterly basis. We are a 7000 sq ft gallery space showing Wisconsin artists work only. We are reaching out to the Madison area community to spread the word about opportunities to show here at the DAC. We are located half way between Madison and Milwaukee. Please visit our website to learn more about us and our artists submission process www.delafieldartscenter.org or call 262-303-4865 with questions.

MAG artists