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Roberta Raymond: A Retrospective Of Her Art

This September, we are celebrating the creative endeavors of one of Oak Park's most influential people. Displaying passion, dedication, and endless creative energy, this retrospective of Bobbie Raymond's artwork will celebrate a life of creativity and meaning through Art. All of her work displayed will be for sale, with the proceeds benefitting the Bobbie Raymond Sculpture Fund, and The Oak Park Art League.


UPCOMING SHOWS

 

 

OCTOBER 2019


We tell each other stories in order to live.” - Joan Dideon


Ever since man first discovered that one could create a stencil on a cave wall with a hand & pigment to convey a message, we have been telling stories and creating myths.  The power of the visual to convey meaning has allowed us to pass down cultural traditions, create secret societies, organize into groups, explore spiritual & religious messages, understand historical events and learn life’s lessons. 


The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) announces  an open call for 2-d and 3D work that celebrates the art of visual narratives. Artists are invited to submit up to two works of art, each not to exceed  48” in largest direction including the frame. All work must have been created in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at OPAL. Artists are invited to submit a word doc or pdf, not to exceed 250 words that explains the narrative of the work.

Drop off work: Wednesday, October 2nd - Saturday Oct. 5th

Exhibition dates: October, 11th - November 1st

Opening reception: Friday, October 11th 7-9pm

Pick up work:  Saturday, Nov. 2nd 

Cost per submission:
$15/for first submission, $10 for second submission - Member
             

$25/first submission, $15 for second submission - Non-member


Submission Form Link:
Exhibition Entry Form


 



NOVEMBER 2019


2019 FALL MEMBER SHOW

Join us for our Fall Artist Members exhibition this coming November. We invite our Artist Members to submit one piece of work that best exemplifies their current practice and aesthetic. Artists are invited to submit up to two works, each not to exceed 48" in its largest dimension. All work must have been created in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at OPAL.

Drop off work: Wednesday October 30th - Saturday November 2nd

Exhibition dates: November 8th - December 6th

Opening reception: Friday, November 8th, 7pm - 9pm

Pick up work:  Saturday, December 7th 

Cost per submission: 
$15/member

Exhibition Entry Form



DECEMBER 2019


THE HOLIDAY 100





Drop off work: Wednesday December 4th - Saturday December 7th

Exhibition dates: December 10th - January 4th

Opening reception: Friday, December 13th, 7pm - 9pm

Pick up work:  Saturday, January 4th - Wednesday, January 8th

Free submission!  
Artists are invited to submit up to two works, each not to exceed 48" in its largest dimension. This is a cash and carry exhbition. Proceeds from ALL sales will be split 50/50 between OPAL and artists.  




JANUARY 2020


MOTION/COMPOSURE

The Oak Park Art League announces an open call for figurative artwork expressing states of motion, rest, or both. Artwork of all 2D and 3D media are welcome to be submitted in this exploration of the human figure and its anatomical extremes of movement and stillness.

Artists are invited to submit up to two works, each not to exceed 48" in its largest dimension. All work must have been created in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at OPAL.

Drop off work: Saturday January 4th - Wednesday January 8th (We will be open on Monday, January 6th to receive submissions)

Exhibition dates: January 10th - January 31st

Opening reception: Friday, January 10th, 7pm - 9pm

Pick up work:  Saturday, February 1st - Tuesday, February 5th

Cost per submission: 
$15/for first submission, $10 for second submission - Member
            

$25/first submission, $15 for second submission - Non-member







FEBRUARY 2020


DOMESTIC MOMENTS


Domestic Moments is an exhibition that explores the artist’s relation to the domestic scenery of our everyday lives as the denizens of suburbia. What does living in an environment that invites structure and habitual living look like? Resident artists of Chicagoland are invited to record and exhibit the family tensions, activities and chores, and moments of leisure that repeatedly punctuate our lives.


Artists are invited to submit up to two works, each not to exceed 48" in its largest dimension. All work must have been created in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at OPAL.


Drop off work: Thursday, January 30th - Wednesday, February 5th

Exhibition dates: February 8th - February 28th

Opening reception: Friday, February 7th, 7pm - 9pm

Pick up work:  Saturday, February 29th- Wednesday, March 4th 

Cost per submission: 
$15/for first submission, $10 for second submission - Member
             

$25/first submission, $15 for second submission - Non-member








PAST EXHIBITIONS


Carved and Compsed
An exhibition of sculpture and photography

Judged by Bryan Northup
1st place: Kimberly Dubsky
2nd place: John Padour
3rd place: Gina Lee Robbins

 

 

THE AESTHETIC OF OUR NATIONAL IDENTITY
July, 2019
OPAL is holding an open call for artists to submit artwork that explores and expresses the artist’s personal experience or of others they know living in the United States of America during our present moment. We are going through an interesting period of time where there are so many individual viewpoints of who we are as a nation and what it means to be a citizen and what rights are included. Many times, it is artists who are asked to tell their stories and the stories of others who have lost their voice or who are afraid to speak. The hope is that through art, our shared experiences and expressions will help us find a wider perspective and understanding of one another in our mutual national identity. 

THEN AND NOW
June, 2019
As we approach our 100th anniversary, We want to look at the history that has made The Oak Park Art League the place it is now. Along showing selected pieces from our permanent collection, We are holding an open call for art that explores our past and envisions our future.

OPALESCENCE
April, 2019

Celebrating our 98th year as a vibrant part of Oak Park’s art community, this biannual tradition exhibits work by Oak Park Art League’s current membership. In conjunction with the exhibition, OPAL will publish a catalog that will tell our current story through members’ artwork and glances at this year’s triumphs and tribulations. In addition to wide local distribution, the catalog will be added to the OPAL Smithsonian Archive ensuring that our place in the OPAL story is remembered for generations to come.