2018 RAC Members and Kids Shows

SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK TO RAC’S 2018 Members’ and Kids’ Shows!

Our annual Members Exhibition and RAC Kids Shows will take place July 1-July 28, 2018. We invite all current RAC members and students to submit artwork for display.  The RAC community looks forward to these exhibitions every year, because they celebrate and showcase the creations of our talented members and students!

Exhibitions on view July 1st – July 28 , 2018

Artists’ Reception: Sunday, July 1st, 3-6pm

Guidelines: Each member and student is invited to submit one piece, no larger than 24″ in any direction. All work must be framed and/or ready for hanging or display with wire hanger or sawtooth hanger affixed to back. RAC Kids’ Show artists must be 18 or younger. When you deliver your work to the gallery, please include the following information: artist’s name, title of artwork, medium, and price (if for sale). For your convenience, you can click here to download a Member’s Entry Form: 2018 Member + Kid Show Entry Form.  Please include with your artwork submission when dropping off. You and/or your kids can drop your artwork off at RAC (32 E Quincy Street) between 1-5 pm on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, June 26, 1-5pm | Wednesday, June 27, 1-5pm | Thursday, June 28, 1-5pm

Questions?  Call RAC at 708–442 -6400 or email Freeark Gallery Director Claudine Isé at cise@riversideartscenter.com

DROP OFF LOCATION: 32 E. QUINCY STREET, RIVERSIDE, IL

Download the Entry Form: 2018 Member + Kid Show Entry Form

Make sure you are a member by joining or renewing today!
http://www.riversideartscenter.com/join/

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Garden Installation: Mara Baker, A Mountain One Fence High—A Ribbon Two Yards Wide

Curated by RAC Freeark Gallery Director Claudine Isé

May 20 through mid-Summer 2018
Opening Reception Sunday, May 20, 3-6pm

Mara Baker, A Mountain One Fence High–A Ribbon Two Yards Wide, 2018. Found chain link fence, plastic fencing, flagging tape, found mesh produce sacks, rope, twine, aluminum wire and other studio debris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Riverside Art Center’s Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden will present a new, site-specific installation in our Sculpture Garden by Chicago-based artist Mara Baker, who says of her work: “The primary inspiration for my paintings, site-specific installations and animations comes from found materials and the recycled byproducts of my studio practice. I often work site-responsively in alternative raw spaces like repurposed factories and homes, treating the sites as an opportunity to engage with larger ecological issues of decay and life-cycles. My work also explores the interplay between the real and the representational, often using tactile materials that reference the language of formal painting.”

Mara Baker, A Mountain One Fence High–A Ribbon Two Yards Wide, 2018, (detail). Found chain link fence, plastic fencing, flagging tape, found mesh produce sacks, rope, twine, aluminum wire and other studio debris.

 

For RAC’s Sculpture Garden, Baker will create a new, site-specific piece titled A Mountain One Fence High— A Ribbon Two Yards Wide and inspired by the urban fences of Baker’s neighborhood in Avondale, which function in both geographic and psycho-geographic ways to divide, cage, catch, block and color-code the environment. Baker’s installation at RAC repurposes chain link fence found on Craigslist in nearby River Forest, deconstructing and then reconstructing the fence in ways that challenge our ideas and expectations of their role and purpose in our communities.

Mara Baker, A Mountain One Fence High–A Ribbon Two Yards Wide, 2018, (detail). Found chain link fence, plastic fencing, flagging tape, found mesh produce sacks, rope, twine, aluminum wire and other studio debris.

 

Mara Baker, A Mountain One Fence High–A Ribbon Two Yards Wide, 2018, (detail). Found chain link fence, plastic fencing, flagging tape, found mesh produce sacks, rope, twine, aluminum wire and other studio debris.