Sullivan Galleries

33 S. State Street, 7th floor

Individual artists are invited to submit an application to show their work in a group exhibition at Sullivan Galleries organized Graduate Curatorial Assistants in the Department of Exhibitions. Applications are reviewed by the Exhibitions Committee, which is comprised of appointed faculty members and student representatives. On average, around 100 portfolios are submitted each semester, with five to fifteen artists selected for the group show. Dates of the show to be determined.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 12, 11:59 p.m.

This application is open to students currently enrolled at SAIC, including all departments and programs, both undergraduate and graduate, who will continue to be enrolled in Fall 2017. 

Please refer to application instructions: Individual Artist Application

Apply online via SlideRoom: Select EE Individual Artist Application 2017

Exhibition Proposal Workshops

Interested students are encouraged to attend one of the following proposal workshops in advance of submitting an application:

All workshops held in Sullivan Galleries conference room, 33 S. State, 7th floor

Monday, February 20, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

SAIC's Sullivan Galleries are free and open to the public on Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact exhibitions-saic@saic.edu or 312.629.6635.


Student Union Galleries (SUGs)

Founded in 1994, the Student Union Galleries (SUGs) is a student-run gallery at SAIC for the exhibition of student work. An open call for exhibition proposals is held each semester to be implemented the following semester. Proposals are reviewed by a committee of the SUGs Directors, SUGs gallery assistants, members of Exhibitions advisory staff and committee, and other student leaders. On average, more than 30 applications are received each semester, with up to five exhibitions selected.

Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 12:00 a.m.

This opportunity is open to students currently enrolled at SAIC in good standing, including all departments and programs, both undergraduate and graduate, who will continue to be enrolled in Fall 2017.

For application form and addition information about this opportunity, please visit SUGs site.

SUGs Exhibition Proposal Workshops

Interested students are encouraged to attend one of the following proposal workshops in advance of submitting an application:

Monday, February 13, 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, March 27, 4:15 p.m.

Workshops are held in the Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 322.

All workshops are open to the entire student body, RSVP is suggested as space is limited. If unable to make these times, please e-mail sugs@saic.edu to schedule a meeting with a director.

Questions? Contact, SUGs Administration Director, Emily Monasterio, at sugs@saic.edu 

Get Involved

Stay tuned for announcements of Open Directors Meetings on the SUGs website.

SUGs Spaces

Gallery X
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
312.857.7140

The LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery
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
312.899.7440

SUGs Main Office

36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 322
Phone: 312.899.5131
Fax: 312.629.6864


 

Other On Campus Opportunities

Students, faculty, and staff are often interested in installing work in alternative or non-gallery spaces on campus. To ensure that all presentations meet SAIC policies and guidelines, an Installation Proposal Form must be completed for review by the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies, Security, Instructional Resources and Facilities Management, and Campus Life. There is no deadline for this process, but applications can take several weeks for approval and planning. Student applications must include a faculty advisor.

The On Campus Installation Form is available on Engage. After logging in, navigate to the upper right corner of the homepage for “Campus Links” to find the the SAIC On-Campus Installation Form.

Questions? Contact, Sarah Skaggs, Assistant Director of Exhibitions, sskaggs@saic.edu



 

City Hall Open Call

In collaboration with SAIC, Chicago's City Hall is seeking proposals for an installation of work within a large-scale cabinet located in the Mayor's office. The selected proposal will be on view in City Hall from February 2018 to February 2019.

This call for proposals is open to all current SAIC students who will still be enrolled in spring semester 2019. Proposals will be accepted from individual students and from collaborations or groups. The applications will be reviewed, and a final selection made, by a committee comprised of representatives from City Hall and SAIC.

Application Deadline: October 2017

Exhibition Dates: February 2018—February 2019

More information and application details will be available in late spring.

Questions? Contact Kate Zeller, Director of Exhibitions, kzelle@saic.edu.


New Blood Performance Festival

New Blood is an annual festival of student performance, live art, and time-based by SAIC students, which is hosted at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.

Applications due in the fall semester, 2017 date to be determined More information and application details will be posted here in late spring 2017.

All currently enrolled graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate SAIC students are encouraged to apply. Proposals involving sound, video, performance texts, performance installations, collaboration, or site-specificity are all welcomed. Collaborative proposals must include at least one SAIC student.

Questions? Contact Trevor Martin, Director of Exhibitions, tmartin@saic.edu


Fashion Outlets Chicago: The Collection

The Fashion Outlets of Chicago is seeking graduate student artwork for their program The Collection: Where Art Meets Fashion. Graduate students from all departments and year of study are eligible. Three students will be selected to exhibit site-responsive work.

$1,500 award for each selected student.

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

Submit applications via SlideRoom.

Questions? Contact: graddivision@saic.edu.


Other Off Campus Opportunities

At various times throughout the academic year, we receive inquires from companies and organizations seeking student artwork for their spaces. Additional opportunities occasional arise for project commissions at other off-campus locations.

If you would like to receive notifications about these opportunities, please send an email with: Your name, email address, department, degree, and graduation year to: Kate Zeller, Director of Exhibitions, kzelle@saic.edu.

Questions? Contact Kate Zeller, Director of Exhibitions, kzelle@saic.edu.