Open Imagination
 May 16, 2021

Spring is here! And the beauty of our natural world is ever more apparent. Green shoots are poking through the crust, and once again the earth is warming in the sun. However “the warming earth” carries a more somber message as well – a reminder of the fruits of our greed, the fragility of our planet, the reality of our losses. And, as we face the urgency to respond, we seek to raise our artistic voices – to celebrate, to mourn, to activate, and to contemplate how we live together in relationship to this one planet we must all share and nurture. We welcome all applications to our next juried show “Our Planet/Ourselves”, which will give expression to these messages. All media is accepted, including video, performance and sound; and all artists’ work will be considered. Due to space limitations no large projections or media-based installations will be accepted. The exhibition will run from June 24 - August 14, 2021. ENTRY FEE: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (High school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $25 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry. AWARDS: Three “juror awards” will be selected for a small monetary award ($100 each); and awarded work will be featured on the ARC website. JUROR: Jane Stevens. Curator of Art, Emeritus at the Illinois State Museum.