Sunday, March 25, 2012

Senior Artists Network

Larry Chait, Untitled (giclee)

Since 1988 Senior Artists Network (SAN) has provided exhibition opportunities, symposia, and networking to older Chicago area artists.  SAN hopes that fiber artists who are over 50 years old will answer its call for entries to the 2012 Members' Show. This is a non-juried, all-media exhibit which will be held this year at the Old Town Triangle Association headquarters. This venue can hold 60 pieces, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entries should be a maximum size of 32 x 32". There is no minimum size. All that is required is the $40. membership fee which is good for a year and allows entry into the Fall juried show and the summer symposium.

The call for entries is below. Scroll down to find the entry card, and print and return it. Please join us. And be our Facebook friend.

Beverly Alice Nash

Artists 50 years or older residing in the metropolitan Chicago area who are paid members of SAN for the year 2012 are eligible. (You are a paid member if you sent your membership check by May 1, 2012. Artists may exhibit in this show with payment of membership dues.) Each member may submit one piece which meets media requirements listed below.

Submittal Procedures
1. Complete entry form for your work.

2. Submissions should be postmarked no later than April 16, 2012.

3. Mail entry form to:
Senior Artists Network — MS 2012
c/o Patricia O’Malley, Renaissance Court
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

4. For information, contact:
Phone: 312-206-1404

Media Requirements
Paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, wall-hung sculpture and fiber art will be accepted. Unfortunately this gallery does not accept free standing sculpture, but can hang low-profile relief artwork.

You can assume your work is accepted unless SAN notifies you that we have reached our limit.

1. Artwork must measure no more than 32” on any side, including the frame.

2. Work must have been completed after January 1, 2008.

3. Work may not have been exhibited in any previous SAN art show.

4. Work must meet professional framing standards and be ready to hang, with wire firmly attached. No saw-tooth hangers please.

5. A maximum of 60 pieces will be exhibited, with a limit of one piece per artist. Art will be accepted for the exhibition in the order the entry cards are received.

Other Information
A commission of 25% will be taken on artwork sold at the exhibition. (SAN asks for 15% and the Old Town Gallery – 10%) Please adjust your price accordingly.

Exhibition Curators
Patricia O’Malley and Beverly Alice Nash

Grace Lai Memorial Award (Best of Show) (1) $150
Award of Excellence (3) $50
Honorable Mention (3)

Delivery & Retrieval of Exhibited Work
Location: Old Town Triangle Gallery
1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-1938

Deliveries must be made on Thursday, May 3
Between 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Pick-up of work is on Friday, June 1, 2012
9:30 a.m.– Noon

Deliveries by car can pull up and leave blinkers on while delivering work.

Exhibition Calendar & Schedule

Exhibition Dates & Location:
May 6 – 31, 2012
Old Town Triangle Gallery
1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-1938

Entry Card Deadline
Postmarked by Monday, April 16, 2012 and received by April 19, 2012

Drop-off Artwork
Thursday, May 3, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

De-installation/Retrieval of Exhibited Work
Friday, June 1, 9:30 am - 12 noon.


Artist Name____________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________  Apt #_______________

City ___________________________  State ______   Zip _______________

Phone _________________________ E-Mail ____________________________________

Title of Work ______________________________________________________________

Dimensions _________________________ (max. 32” x 32” framed) Price*/ Value $ ________  

Medium_____________________________ Date of Completion ____________________

Membership: _ Renewal   _ New Member

___ Enclosed is a $40 check (payable to Senior Artists Network) for my SAN 2012 Membership dues.
Entry Card
* A commission on sale of artwork – 25% (SAN = 15% + Gallery = 10%) Please adjust prices accordingly.

Exhibition Dates and Location
May 6 – 31, 2012
Old Town Triangle Gallery
1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Entry Card Deadline
Postmarked by Monday, April 16, 2012

Opening Reception
and Award Ceremony
Sunday, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Reasonable precautions will be taken to safeguard artists’ work from damage; however, neither SAN, nor its supporters, volunteers, subcontractors, nor any of the participating agencies or businesses, will be responsible for the loss or damage of artwork for any reason. Senior Artists Network is partially supported by grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, City Arts Program, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Senior Artists Network is a not-for-profit organization committed to addressing the needs and
concerns of artists age 50 and older. In addition to the Members’ Show, SAN sponsors workshops, maintains a website, and promotes opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.

January 1 to December 31, 2012

(return address)
MS Spring, 2012
c/o Renaissance Court
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
On-line at

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