Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Art of Human Rights - Call for work

Over the past nine years, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago has presented a variety of exhibitions, which have highlighted the work of regional, national, and international artists. I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to review, select and present pieces from the wide variety of proposed work.

Following is yet another opportunity to expose your work to the public. This January, at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, we will present the Preview Exhibition for “The Art of Human Rights”. The exhibition will be on exhibit from January 19 through February 11, and pieces for this exhibition will be selected from those donated to “The Art of Human Rights” benefit. A catered reception will be held at Gallery 180 on Friday, January 22 from 5:30-7:30. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the work will go directly to Heartland Alliance.

At the close of the exhibition—if the donated work has not yet sold—it will be placed on auction at the main event held at the River East Art Center on February 19th. A donation of artwork entitles the artist to a complimentary ticket to “The Art of Human Rights” benefit. There will be a great deal of publicity surrounding the Preview Exhibition as well as the benefit. Both venues will bring recognition to the participating artists. I hope that you will consider donating a piece of your work to this very important cause. Information regarding the benefit can be found on the Heartland Alliance web site and you can download the donation forms at on the schedule page of the site.

I hope to have the opportunity to review your work for this and future exhibitions.

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