Prime 8 Art League Announces Open Call for Artists

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Chicago-based Prime 8 Art League has announced an open call for artists for its inaugural gallery exhibition. Up to 5 artists will be selected and commissioned and paid $750 each to produce original work(s) for the gallery.

Prime 8 Art League Call for Artists
The Prime 8 Art League was formed to support new and emerging artists and provide an outlet for their work in a venue unlike any other in Chicago.

The Prime 8 Art League, an offshoot of award-winning ecommerce solutions provider Gorilla Commerce, today announced an open call for artists for the gallery’s inaugural exhibition May 25, 2012 (http://www.prime8artleague.com). Curated by the Prime 8 Art League staff and professional gallery owners, the initial call for artists will result in the selection of up to 5 individuals, who will be commissioned to produce original artwork to be exhibited within the Prime 8 Art League’s one-of-a-kind “working gallery.”

“The Prime 8 Art League was formed to support new and emerging artists and provide an outlet for their work in a venue unlike any other in Chicago. ”, said Andrew Vitale, Head of Monkey Business at Prime 8 Art League and Senior Designer at Gorilla.

Submissions for the gallery exhibition will be accepted from January 30 through March 5, 2012. The curating period will run from the close of entries through March 19, 2012, when the selected artists will be announced. To apply, artists should visit the Prime 8 Art League website to complete the online submissions form. Along with their contact information, artists will be required to upload one (1) sample image of their work that is representative of their overall style. Judging will be conducted by the Prime 8 Art League staff, made up of the Gorilla Commerce Design team, and guest curators, including Kirby Kerr of Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery (http://www.rotofugi.com) and Tristan Hummel of the Chicago Loop Alliance (http://www.chiccagoloopalliance.com).

Artists who are selected for the exhibition will be paid $750 each to produce one or more original works to fill a predefined space within the gallery. The works will then be displayed through a series of public gallery showings and related promotions designed to maximize the exposure of each artist’s work.

Housed within the working West Loop loft offices of Gorilla Commerce, The Prime 8 Art League offers one of the most unique gallery spaces in Chicago, a perfect fit for the original, eclectic artwork that will be curated for the exhibition. The Prime 8 Art League was founded by the (currently) 8 member Gorilla Design team, with the generous support of Gorilla’s leadership. The inspiration for this unique gallery concept originated as a way for the Design team to share their collective love of art and provide support for the art community at large. The inaugural exhibition is just the first of many events planned for the space.

For more information on the Prime 8 Art League, complete rules for the call for artists submission process, and an informative and entertaining video, please visit the Prime 8 Art League website. You can also follow the Prime 8 Art League on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/prime8art for news, events and updated exhibition information.

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