Friedman Place - a not-for-profit community for adults who are blind or visually impaired – is inviting artists to submit works to be included in an exhibition of artworks associated with vision, blindness, or disability.
The Celebrating the Arts at Friedman Place exhibition will be displayed at Friedman Place for two weeks, with the opening occurring on Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018. It is expected that the artwork will be viewed by 500 people or more during the entire period of the exhibition.
- 2D / flat work only (e.g., painting, drawing, photos, printmaking, fabric, brief written work, etc.)
- Must be framed or otherwise ready for hanging when delivered to the exhibit
- The theme of the art must be somehow related to vision, blindness, or disability or the artist must have a disability.
- If accepted, the work(s) must be delivered to Friedman Place, 5527 North Maplewood, Chicago, on October 8 or 9 and picked up (or mailed at owner’s expense) on November 1 or 2.
- Work will not be available for sale, but if the artist chooses, their contact information will be provided to visitors to the exhibit.
Instructions to Submit Work
- Digital photographs (2-3 per piece) plus title, medium, dimensions, artist’s name, address, and phone number must be received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 16.
- Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Please include the artist’s name and title of the work in the subject of the email and a brief paragraph about the artist and/or statement about the work (which will be posted next to the work if exhibited) in the body of the email. Up to 3 submissions per artist will be considered but please include only one piece per email (e.g., if you submit two works for consideration please submit them separately in two emails, each with the artist’s name and the title of the piece in the subject line).
- Artists will be notified by email if the work has been accepted by September 23.
Located on the northwest side of Chicago, Friedman Place is a not-for-profit residential community of adults aged 22 and older who are disabled and blind or visually impaired. Each resident lives in their own apartment, with a full bathroom and kitchenette. The building is designed for people who are blind and specially trained staff provides a wide range of healthcare and related services, housekeeping, meals, and a variety of social, educational, and recreational programs and activities. All services promote integrated physical, mental and social health so residents lead as full and as independent lives as possible.