South Shore Arts accepting entries for annual Salon Show

2013-07-01T00:00:00Z South Shore Arts accepting entries for annual Salon ShowBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
July 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MUNSTER | Up to $10,000 in cash awards will be given away this year at the 70th annual Salon Show.

The exhibition will open Sept. 15 and continue through Oct. 27. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Aug. 9.

All fine art media are accepted, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber, glass, digital, mixed media, ceramics, video, multimedia and jewelry. Entries may only be submitted as digital images on a disk or flash drive.

All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Entries may be submitted by any artist 18 or older who resides or was born in the state of Indiana, who is a current member of South Shore Arts, or who resides or works in Cook County, Ill.

This year’s juror is Paul Klein, an art advocate and proponent for artists. In 2006, the Chicago Society of Artists acknowledged Klein’s long-term contributions when he was selected as its Man of the Year.

His desire to see artists empowered led him to create Klein Artist Works to demystify the art world, assist artists in navigating their own path and to make introductions that enable artists to succeed on their terms.

Klein was the managing director of the Bridge Group, an art succession planning group, and for the past seven years he has championed Chicago by writing and distributing ArtLetter, an online examination of art in Chicago. He previews exhibitions and encourages readers to broaden their horizons by embracing unexpected quality, new venues, dynamic artists and strong exhibitions.

Klein was the art consultant/curator for the 2.3-million-square-foot expansion of McCormick Place West. It was his vision to use solely local artists at the new convention center, where all the content of the permanently installed art is Chicago and Illinois specific.

To obtain a prospectus for the Salon Show, visit www.southshoreartsonline.org/ or contact Gallery Manager Mary McClelland at (219) 836-1839, ext. 108 or mary@southshoreartsonline.org.

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