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The Oak Park Art League's historic Carriage House Gallery features monthly themed exhibitions with entry open to both emerging and experienced artists.  The exhibition schedule includes two member-only shows in April and November (juried) for Artist Members.  Follow this LINK for more information on exhibition entry and guidelines. More information about membership benefits can be found on the Artist Member web page HERE


Digital Daydreams

Feb 10 - March 3

OPEN CALL for work in any medium that directly or indirectly incorporates digital technology as an integral part of its creation. This exhibit showcases the hybridization of high-tech and traditional art mediums, acknowledging the dominance of pocket devices, graphics software and printers that have altered the art-making process. Bring in your painting made to look pixelated, digitally manipulated sketch or photograph, assemblage incorporating computer parts or 3-D printed sculpture. Work may include 3-D mediums, *video, digital slideshows and 2-D work that distinctly displays a reliance upon the use of technology for its creation. *Artists submitting video work will be expected to supply their own tablets or other related hardware where needed.

Opening Reception - Feb 10, 7-9pm
Judged Show - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention and a People's Choice
Drop off work Feb 4-8 | Pick up work March 4-8

Judge: Chris Tedin, Lead Faculty, Digital Art and VFX Tribeca Flashpoint College


Abstract Aesthetic

March 10 - April 7

OPEN CALL exhibition for work in any media that best represents an artist's understanding and practice of the visual language of shape, form, color, texture and line -- without the dependence of a visual reference. We are looking for work that does not suggest a place, being or object of the real world, but rather, evokes an emotional response from the work itself. We will accept up to two (2) pieces of work per artist.

Opening Reception - March 10, 7-9pm
Judged Show - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention and a People's Choice
Drop off work March 4 - 8 | Pick up work April 8 - 12

Artist Member Spring Exhibition

April 14 - May 5

Biannual exhibition featuring self-selected work from Oak Park Art League Artist Members. Participants are encouraged to enter one work of art that best represents their studio practice.

FREE entry as a benefit of membership.
Opening Reception - April 14, 7-9pm
Judged Show - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention and a People's Choice
Drop off work April 8 - 12 | Pick up work May 6 - 10

Midwest Juried Exhibition: Elevating Nature

May 12 - June 2

Open to artists living in the Midwest (IL, IA, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI)

Entry opens: December 1, 2016
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 (midnight CST)
Artist Notification: April 15
Opening Reception: May 12, 7-9pm
Exhibition Closes: June 2
Presenting Sponsor: Prairie Title Company
$2,000 in cash prizes for Best of Show and Juror Awards
See the event page for more information, exhibition guidelines and entry.
"I believe in God, only I spell it NATURE"Frank Lloyd Wright
The Chicago suburb of Oak Park is an epicenter for Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, home to the world's largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings and site of his first home studio. Emerging from this studio was Wright's iconic "Prairie" architecture, inspired by the vast landscape that characterizes the American Midwest - horizontal elements that echo broad flat plains, open space, earthy materials, and a color palette derived from the natural terrain. Wright's bold experiments with space, geometry and materials also put him on the artistic cutting edge. His art glass designs of conventionalized plant forms are realized as abstract patterns of color in banded windows that playfully diffuse daylight, and make seamless transitions between interior space and the natural world.
The Oak Park Art League pays tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and celebrates our hometown architect's 150th birthday with a Midwest juried exhibition centered on Wright's reverence for nature. Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D work of any media that references the Midwestern landscape. The jurors are interested in seeing a variety of submissions - representational, conceptual and experimental interpretations of nature themes. Selections will present a diverse exhibition of artwork and art forms (e.g. drawing, painting, mixed media, digital/new media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, and sculpture) that demonstrate artistic innovation within their preferred medium and embody the progressive spirit of Wright and the essence of the American Midwest.  Exhibition Jurors:  Brian Ritchard and Brent Fogt

Peer Pressure & Collaboration

June 9 - July 7

An open call for 2D and 3D work executed by a pair of artists addressing the same topic and interpreted by each within their own medium or combination of media. Each pair of artists may submit up to 2 finished pieces that exhibit their collaborative efforts to examine a topic and incorporate influences from the other. Artist pairs are asked to submit a short (150 words or less) statement about the piece(s) during the drop off dates.

Opening Reception - June 9, 7-9pm
Judged Show - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention and a People's Choice
Drop off work June 3 - 7 | Pick up work July 8 - 12