Exhibit Your Work

At SAIC, we feel that exhibiting work is a vital part of an arts education. The exhibition opportunities that we facilitate provide a forum for the development and exchange of ideas among students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists and curators. Proposals may be submitted for a variety of projects including—but not limited to—object-based and nonobject forms of artmaking such as: events, symposia, 2D and 3D work, and time-based media such as film, video, web art and design, and performance.

These opportunities include:

Below is information including links to downloadable application forms and materials required by each exhibition venue.

 

Sullivan Galleries


312.629.6635
Sullivan Center, 33 S. State St.
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

For additional information, please email: exhibitions-saic@saic.edu 

Call for Proposals for Sullivan Galleries

The Department of Exhibitions is now accepting exhibition proposals from students, faculty, and staff interested in showing their work or curating projects at the Sullivan Galleries. The deadline for proposals is March 10, 2014.

Apply online via Slideroom
Select EE Individual Artist Application 2014 or EE Thematic Group Exhibition Application 2014.

For detailed application instructions, select the exhibition category that pertains to you:

Individual Artist [PDF]—Students applying to have work considered for a group show.
Group Exhibition [PDF]—Students, faculty, and staff applying to curate a thematic group show.

Exhibition Proposal Workshops

We strongly recommend you attend one of the following proposal workshops In advance of submitting Individual or group applications.

Workshop dates for the spring semester will be announced soon.

 

Course-related Exhibitions at the Sullivan Galleries (for faculty only)


312.629.6635
Sullivan Center 33 S. State St.
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

For additional information, please email: Trevor Martin, Director of Exhibitions, at tmartin@saic.edu.

Call for Proposals for Course-related Exhibitions

Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Course-related exhibitions can operate as an integrated part of the teaching process, a culminating exercise or a presentation that can be developed further subsequent to the end of a semester. Exhibitions can occur on campus or off campus. Course-related exhibition proposals are evaluated by several committees (as cited below) according to quality, resources, feasibility of timing, the number of course-related proposals received in a given academic year, benefit to the participating students and wider community, and contribution to the exhibitions program of SAIC. Thus, not all course-related exhibition proposals may be successful. A course-related proposal may be submitted more than once. However, instructors should expect that once a proposal is accepted and realized as an exhibition, it may not be possible to do this same course show over consecutive years, thus making it necessary to rotate off the exhibition calendar for a year or more.

Course-related exhibition proposals are reviewed as in the following order prior to posting courses with an exhibition reference for enrollment:

  1. Department Chair approval
  2. Course approval from Curriculum Committee (includes review by Dean of Faculty)
  3. These committees submit their recommendations to the Dean of Faculty who makes final decision for course-related exhibition proposals

Complete this form and submit to Exhibitions & Exhibition Studies Committee for review: Course-related Exhibitions [PDF].

Applications should be submitted to:
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

 

Student Union Galleries (SUGs) 


Gallery X

312.857.7140
280 S. Columbus Dr., room 113
Monday–Friday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Alternate times by appointment. 

The LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery

312.899.7440
37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 106
Monday–Friday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Alternate times by appointment. 

SUGs Main Office 

36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1405
Phone: 312.629.6860
Fax: 312.629.6864

Required Proposal Workshops
In advance of submitting an application, attendance at a workshop is required. Please visit our site for details.

Get Involved
Stay tuned for announcements of Open Directors Meetings on our website.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding application procedures or forms, please contact Michael Ryan at mryan3@saic.edu.

 

Project-based Applications


Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Mural Competition‌, open to SAIC students

 

Creativity in the Workplace


The Creativity in the Workplace program—part of the Department of Exhibitions and Events—affords students the opportunity to exhibit their work throughout Chicago in an unconventional setting: the corporate workplace. Work of all media is accepted, and chosen artists will receive an artist's honorarium.

We are currently soliciting work for several clients around the Chicago area. Applications and images should be emailed to saiccommunitypart@saic.edu, following the instructions listed in the application form online.

Deadline: open

Creativity in the Workplace Application‌ [PDF]

Questions? Matthew Coleman and Rachel Kaplan at saiccommunitypart@saic.edu or Jeanne Long (312.443.3729).

 

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Presidential Award Exhibition


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A. (NSSM) are pleased to announce that Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, as part of its 70-year history of support for the visual and performing arts, is sponsoring the 21st annual set of exhibitions of the artwork of SAIC students.

This year, NSSM will also be purchasing selections of student artwork up to $1,000. NSSM personnel will choose and purchase student work to be added to the corporation’s permanent collection.

The first exhibition runs from December 2013 through April 2014, and the second exhibition from May 2014 through November 2014. Exact dates will be announced later.

When: Applications due on Friday, October 18, 2013
Where: Email to Gan Uyeda (guyeda@saic.edu)
Notification: Third week in November 2013

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Presidential Award Exhibition Application [PDF]