Thursday, September 28, 2017

Expression Beyond Memory

You are invited to a pop-up art show featuring two residents from Chicago Methodist Senior Services!

Call for Artists

Andrew Edlin Gallery invites you to to participate in:
Et Tu, Art Brute?

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to announce a new project, Et Tu, Art Brute?, which will be on view in our underground space. 

What is the definition of an artist today? How does it feel to make art? Who is allowed to participate and on what terms? These are some of the questions that Et Tu, Art Brute? explores. 

This show has a very simple premise; we invite everyone-no matter their background, ability, level of success or anonymity-to contribute an original work of art. Through this show we want to expand the parameters of who can be a part of the art world, who can be called an artist, and how art articulates one's agency in the world. 

The desire to make art is limitless and Et Tu, Art Brute? aims to highlight the global scale and desire to express, experiment and create. At AEG Underground we seek to unlock our doors and create a space where anyone is welcome. 

Site specific environment, publication and events will occur in conjunction with this exhibition. Dates and details TBA. 

This project is organized by Andrew Edlin Gallery and Jamie Sterns who is a curator and writer based in New York City. She is currently the Curatorial Director of Interstate Projects and works in the Art Department at NYU. She holds a Masters degree from Goldsmiths University.

Open Call

WHO CAN SUBMIT? Anyone, from anywhere in the world. 

WHEN? We anticipate opening the show between the end of October and the middle of November based on the level and speed of the response to our open call. 

Deadline for inclusion in opening iteration of show is October 15th

HOW TO SUBMIT? Works can be in any medium, on any theme. ONLY 1 work per artist. Works can be any size but must fit into a maximum sized envelope of 16 x 20 inches. 

Mail to/ Drop off: Et Tu, Art Brute? c/o Andrew Edlin Gallery 

SALES All works will be priced at $200, with a 50/50 (artist/gallery) split of sales. We encourage artists with established markets, those with none, and those in between to submit. We will have works on view and remotely accessible online and through social media so that viewers/supporters/collectors can purchase through the duration of the show. 

For questions and inquiries on this project contact:

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy: The Play of Poiesis

New book release by Jessica Kingsley! If interested in reviewing, please email to possibly arrange a review.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Call for Proposals: IMHCA Conference 2018

Deadline for proposals: 
September 15, 2017

IMHCA is accepting proposals for breakout sessions
 for our Annual Conference scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018.
 The conference will take place at the DoubleTree Skokie at
9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077 
To submit a breakout session proposal for Saturday or Sunday April 7-8, 2018 please go to Google Forms at:
Your Contact information: Name, Credentials, Email Address, Phone, Address, and information for any co-presenters 
A short bio 
Workshop Title 
Workshop Description
* Session length is three-hours, either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
* The presenter will receive a $625 honorarium for presenting
* Notification of acceptance will be given by October 1, 2017
* Presentations should be didactic, not experiential 
* The audience is mainly masters level counselors  

Saturday, September 9, 2017

LGBTQ Anti-Oppression Theater Organization YEPP FUNraiser, Thurs. Sept 14 7-9pm

Join YEPP's Executive and Artistic Director to celebrate his/her birthday meanwhile fun-raising funding to move YEPP's mission forward- Ending LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in Chicago and BEYOND! 

We will have a night of performances, food, drinks, silent auction, photo booth, music and much more! 

Mistress of Ceremonies: La Tony Alvarado-Rivera
We will have Drag Queens and Kings, Burlesque, Comedians, and YEPP members performing! We will also introudce YEPP's new staff, celebrate almost 6 years of work, and share with you where our organziation is moving! Stay tuned for the line up and biographies of our performers.  

Your ticket of $25 includes a drink! If you can't attend, you can still make your donation using the ticket link information. For more information visit YEPP's Facebook Event PageTickets can be purchased here Ticket Sale Link 

Friday, September 8, 2017

IATA Conference is just around the corner!

SVA MPS Art Therapy 2017 Annual Conference, September 8

Call for Submissions

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation 2018 INSIGHTS II Art Exhibition is a Juried Art Exhibition intended to be a window into the creative mind of artists with Bipolar Disorder.
The purpose of the Exhibition is to raise awareness about Bipolar Disorder and about the work of the Foundation, and to reduce the stigma associated with Bipolar Disorder by exhibiting selected artwork by artists with Bipolar Disorder.

The Foundation is planning to hold the 2018 INSIGHTS II Art Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois on May 31 – June 2, 2018 at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery.

Up to ten pieces of artwork (no more than one per artist) will be selected by a jury appointed by the Foundation to receive a grant of $500 per piece and will be featured in the Exhibition along with the art of Ryan Licht Sang and Christopher O’Malley Kimsey, each who were artists with Bipolar Disorder and whose art was exhibited in the 2017 INSIGHTS I Art Exhibition in Palm Beach, Florida. (Credit: Christopher O’Malley Kimsey for artwork in the “Bipolar Brain” header.)

Artwork selected by the jury for a grant will be featured in the Exhibition, will become part of the Foundation’s permanent collection and will be eligible to be included in other exhibitions sponsored by the Foundation.
Submission Period Deadline: December 31, 2017
Submission Fee: None
Artists with Bipolar Disorder may submit up to five (5) pieces of original artwork by uploading image(s) of the artwork via this website in .jpeg format as described below. No physical submissions will be accepted. Artist statements are encouraged. Artwork maximum dimensions are 8 feet x 8 feet with a maximum weight of 200 pounds.

Image Submission Guidelines:
In connection with submission of image(s) of artwork, artists should be prepared to submit the following information:
   Year completed
   Type of art
   Size (inches) H x W x D
   Weight (lbs.)
   Artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work

Images must be in .jpeg format and should no smaller than 1400 pixels and no larger than 4000 pixels at 300PPI (pixels per inch). Images must be no larger than 5MB.
Artists whose artwork is selected by the jury will be informed on or about February 15, 2018. Cost of shipping the selected artwork to the Foundation will be paid by the Foundation.
Grant Funding Available: $5,000 for up to ten (10) individual grants of $500 each.
Please read the Official Rules (provided below) that govern submission of artwork for this Exhibition before making any submission. By making a submission, you acknowledge and agree that you read and understand the Official Rules, and that your submission is made subject to and on the terms of the Official Rules.
For the purposes of this Prospectus, artists with Bipolar Disorder or who self-identify as having Bipolar Disorder are referred to as having Bipolar Disorder.
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization whose mission is to foster awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation is on a Quest For The Test to find an empirical, biomarker test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection and intervention become a reality.

For more information about the Foundation, please click here

Please click here for more information and rules.