Call for Art: Friedman Place

Located on the northwest side of Chicago, Friedman Place is a not-for-profit residential community that serves adults aged 22 and up who are disabled and blind or visually impaired. Almost all residents have a low-income and the majority have an average of five chronic health conditions unrelated to blindness. Each resident lives in his or her own apartment, with a full bathroom and kitchenette. The building is specially designed for people who are blind. Specially trained staff provides social work and nursing services; housekeeping; meals; and a variety of programs and activities fitting resident needs and interests. All services promote integrated physical, mental and social health so residents lead as full and as independent lives as possible.

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 exhibition will be displayed at Friedman Place for two weeks, with the opening occurring at our “Celebrating the Arts at Friedman Place” fundraiser on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017. It is expected that the artwork will be viewed by 500 people or more during the entire period of the exhibition.

Requirements · 2D / flat work only (e.g., painting, drawing, photographs, printmaking, weaving/textiles, brief written works, 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, between May 10 - 15 and picked up (or will be mailed, at owner’s expense) between June 2 – 6. 
· Work will not be available for sale, but if the artist chooses, his/her contact information will be provided to visitors to the exhibit.

Instructions to Submit Work 
· Digital photographs (2-3 per piece) plus title, medium, dimensions, and artist’s name, address, and phone number must be received by email to by April 17. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. 
· Artists will be notified by email if the work has been accepted by April 21.

Need more information? Contact Alexander Brown at 773.409.6115 or

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