I love The Silver Room. A boutique on Milwaukee Avenue here in Chicago, it’s my go-to place for nose rings, (I lose them at least once a month) anniversary presents (The Mister’s favorite bracelet), and all of my last minute shopping. I’m pretty sure I’ve been there the last three December 23rds in a row.
Over the years they’ve given me reason love them beyond the physical storefront: The Sound System Block Party held every July. It’s in its ninth year (mark your calendars: Saturday, July 16th) and TSR sent out an email with a call for artists yesterday. They’re looking for one hundred artists to participate in an exhibition that will serve as their first-ever fundraiser during the block party. Artists are asked to create a piece interpreting the theme of the fete this year: 100 Canvases for a Better World. It’s a juried show, so come correct. The proceeds from the sale of each piece will ensure that our Chicago community can continue to count on the block party to bring us great music, beautiful folks, astounding visuals, communal energy, and a day of fun for years to come.
View my recap of last year’s block party here.
If you would like to be considered for this show please submit your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for portfolio submissions is Friday, May 27, 2011. All selected artists will be notified via email on Monday, May 30, 2011.
Acceptable artwork mediums are boundless, but not limited to:
Watercolor, Charcoal, Photography, Graffiti, Illustration, Graphic Design, Collage, Relief Sculpture, Basically anything that can be hung on wall, and is 12 X 12 inches.
The Silver Room
1442 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
BONUS: Can you find me in this video of the block party last year?
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