Abandoned Spaces

Oak Park Art League

May. 4, 2024 - Mar. 26, 2022

720 Chicago Ave
Oak Park, 60302
PHONE 708 386-9853


This is a judged exhibition. Judge: TBA

Abandoned spaces can evoke feelings from fear to idyllic nostalgia. These places can be artifacts of history, contain traces of earlier life, offer chances to reflect and give shelter or new opportunities for development and use. They can be a testimony to the forgotten and the waste & demise inherent in the endless quest for something new and better. OPAL is seeking artwork that depicts “abandoned spaces” in a representational or abstract fashion. Artists are asked to interpret these unused spaces in their rejected, lost or redefined form. The visual rendering of these environments can contain quiet traces of both early and newfound life, natural and artificial.

All mediums will be accepted. (drawing, painting, mixed media, digital/new media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, sculpture).

Artists submitting film or video, please inquire about our available projection system.

Work shall not exceed 48” in the largest dimension.

All work must be ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.

All work should have been completed in the past three years and not previously exhibited at OPAL. Please bring work to the Oak Park Art League at 720 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, IL

All work will be accepted into this open call show.

Drop off work: April 25th, 26th and 27th.

Exhibition dates: May 4th – 26th.

Opening reception: May 13th 7-9pm.

Pick up work: May 27th, 31st and June 1st.

Cost per submission:

Members: $20 first piece, $15 second piece.

Non-members $30 first piece, $20, second piece.

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