Open Imagination
 May 28, 2021
Call for ILLINOIS Artists: Chicago Veterans Home Purchases

These purchases are open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois. The Committee is seeking to purchase interior artwork to be placed in focal areas in the public places throughout the facility. Final location of the artwork will be decided by Veterans Home staff. Veterans Home staff will also hang the pieces. Type of media for this project is open and includes two-dimensional media such as painting, drawing, photography, textiles, and small-scale three-dimensional pieces suitable for hanging. The artwork must speak to the Veterans Home residents, their families, and visitors and all types of two-dimensional artwork is welcome. Themes of special interest are • nature, • Chicago and Chicagoland, • military service, and • home. The work must be framed and ready to hang on a wall. The majority of residents will be geriatric veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in their 70s, 80s, and 90s requiring long-term skilled care. See prospectus link below for details.