Call for Artists

Click here to download the Art Submission Form


Life Force Arts Center presents juried art exhibits. Our exhibits are based on themes related to the connection of art, healing and spirituality, and run from 2 - 4 months each.
The exhibits feature beautiful and energetically powerful artwork of all styles and media. The artwork creates a sacred space for performances, spiritual rituals and other events that are held in conjunction with the theme of the show.



Our Current Call for Artists



How to send an Art Submission

Information on the Call for Artists for our next show is below! Please read the requirements carefully, and then send us an art submission by email. Completed Art Submissions include:


- photos of your work: up to 5 images
  • - your Art Submission Form (Click here to download the Art Submission Form)
  • - essay(s) for each artwork explaining how it relates to the theme of the exhibit
  • - your resume
  • - your bio: 1 – 3 paragraphs about yourself as an artist, suitable for inclusion in the show's Exhibit Catalog
  • - your $25 art submission fee (Click here to pay $25 Art Submission fee by Paypal or call 773-327-7224)
 

Send your art submission to artsubmissions@lifeforcearts.org


Get on our Call for Artists lists

If you are interested in exhibiting with us, you can sign up here for our email list to receive Calls for Artists.  

Be sure to check the box "Call for Artists" under "Which publications would you like to receive?"



More information on Life Force Arts Center's exhibits


Production Timeline for Art: The Language of Healing

 (May 13 - August 22, 2017)

 
  • Call for Artists published: Thursday, February 2 2017
  • Deadline for Art Submissions Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Jury for exhibit: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Acceptance emails sent: Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Artists deliver artwork to LFAC: Tuesday, April 25 - Friday April 28, 2017
  • Install show: Tues-Weds, May 9 - 10, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 20177 - 10 PM
  • Closing Reception: Tuesday, August 22 20177 - 9 PM


General information about LFAC shows

 
Life Force Arts Manifesto series of exhibits (2015 - 2018)

Life Force Arts Manifesto series is a four year, 12 exhibit being produced by Life Force Arts Center (LFAC). Each year for the four years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Life Force Arts Center will focus on one section of its core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto, as the theme for its shows. At Life Force Arts Center, the art exhibits create the sacred space to hold performances, concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures and other events as healing rituals based on each show's theme.

Joan Forest Mage, LFAC's Artistic Director and author of the Manifesto, says, “Our goal for the Life Force Arts Manifesto series is to help people deepen their awareness and utilization of the enormous spiritual power of the arts for healing, learning, communicating and forming bonds of community." (See below for more information on Life Force Arts Manifesto series of exhibits

Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) is a community of teaching-healing artists who explore the connection of the arts, healing and spiritual practice. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists of diverse spiritual traditions present artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications to awaken human potential, create spiritual transformation and connect audiences to the mystical dimension.

LFAC welcomes artists who have presentation associated with their work, such as lectures, performances, workshops, rituals and guided meditations.

At LFAC, we work with energy and beings of the Light, and look for artwork that inspires and uplifts viewers. Our policy is that if artwork has a cathartic element and helps viewers face the shadow side, it must also have the alchemy to integrate what has been purged into a new, whole, positive form.

 

Submission requirements:

  • Art may include 2- or 3-dimensional: prints, paintings, photography, digital, sculpture, mixed media.

  • Make sure to write an essay(s) on why and/or how EACH ARTWORK YOU ARE SUBMITTING fits the theme of the exhibit.

  • You may include up to 5 works of art that fit the theme for the show in your submission.

  • Please only submit artwork that is completed. We only consider finished artwork for the show

  • We only accept artwork that is for sale

  • There is a 50-50% split of any sales of art; the artist receives 50% and Life Force Arts Center receives 50%.

  • Submissions may be sent as jpg images (max 500 x 500 pixels per image). Please put images in the same email as the submission form if possible.

  • Send submissions to: artsubmissions@lifeforcearts.org

  • Submission fee is $25 and may be paid via Paypal to "paypal@LifeForceArts.org," or contacting us at 773-327-7224.

  • IMPORTANT: if your artwork is chosen for an LFAC exhibit, you are responsible for delivering your artwork ready-to-display. There are numerous ways to have it ready-to-display, including 

    • - gallery wrapped on stretcher bars
    • - frame around the artwork
    • - hanging from a dowel, which has a wire on it
    • - adhesive onto foamboard which has a hook and/or wire on the back
    • - wooden or metal stands for 3 dimensional artwork  
    • - many other methods of display, depending on the type of artwork
    Note: we don't pin artwork directly to the wall

    If the artwork is supposed to hang on the wall, PLEASE HAVE A WIRE OR HOOK ON THE BACK OF THE ARTWORK so it can easily be put on the wall. 
    If the artwork has a wire to hang it, please make sure the wire is tight and is securely fastened to hooks on each side of the artwork. The wire should not show above the artwork when it is hung on the wall.

    The frame must fit the artwork. If the artwork is smaller than the frame, please mat the artwork so it fits the frame.
  • If artwork is shipped, Artist is responsible for all shipping costs of sending it to LFAC and/or returning unsold artwork to Artist

Please fill out this submission form and attach to your submission:

Click here to download the Art Submission Form

The art submission fee is $25 and may be paid via Paypal by clicking here or contacting us at 773-327-7224.

Additional information:

Artist is responsible for shipping the art or delivery, properly wrapped and protected. The artist agrees to pick up art at the end of the show or make arrangements and pay for shipping.

About Life Force Arts Manifesto series of exhibits (2015 - 2018)


  • 2015 - The Spiritual Power of Art. Three different meanings of spirit: Human Spirit, Universal Energy and Mystical & Religious Experience

  • 2016 - The Creative Soul. Explore what art is and why it's important: to awaken sentient experience; to create other worlds through Art, Play & Ritual; and to communicate with many levels of self

  • 2017 - Art: The Language of Learning, Healing & Community. Explore how Art relates to Learning, Healing and Community

  • 2018 - 4 Types of spiritual art: Informational, Instructional, Transformational and Cultural
 
Art: The Language of... series (2017)
  • Art: The Language of Learning (January 27 - April 25, 2017)
  • Art: The Language of Healing (May 13 - August 22, 2017)
  • Art: The Language of Community (September 10, 2017 - January 9, 2018)
Art: The Language of Learning. Explore the myriad ways the arts enhance learning and education. The arts are a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind, helping us perceive, learn about and express both our inner and outer worlds. People have different "languages" of learning: seeing, hearing or doing. Teachers know that communicating to a student in their native "language" of the visual, literary or performing arts can create remarkable success in education. Children learn math through studying music; people with brain injuries re-learn to speak by singing. Visual art teaches measurement, proportion and dimension. Literary art and theater help students increase vocabulary, understand metaphor and develop social and emotional skills. Join us as we explore the incredible power of the arts to advance learning.

Art: The Language of Healing. TBA

Art: The Language of Community. TBA 

Production Timeline for 2017 shows

Art: The Language of...

This year continues our series of shows based in the Life Force Arts Manifesto. The overall theme for the shows is the 4 Fields of Human Endeavor:

  • Art
  • Learning
  • Healing 
  • Community-Building

These are the ways art is integrated into human society. We will be looking at how learning, healing and community-building utilize the arts to help bring wholeness to society.

We spent the whole year of 2016 on Art, so in 2017 we are just doing 3 shows: Learning, Healing & Community. 

More description and Call for Artists for each show will be available, but here is the production timeline for each of the shows.


Art: The Language of Learning (January 27 - April 25, 2017)

  • Call for Artists published: Monday November 7, 2016
  • Deadline for Art Submissions Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Jury for exhibit: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • Acceptance emails sent: Friday, December 16, 2015
  • Artists deliver artwork to LFAC: Tuesday, January 10 - Friday January 13, 2017
  • Install show: Tues-Weds, January 24 - 25, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 20176 - 10 PM
  • Closing Reception: Tuesday, April 25, 20177 - 9 PM


Art: The Language of Healing  (May 13 - August 22, 2017)

  • Call for Artists published: Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • Deadline for Art Submissions Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Jury for exhibit: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Acceptance emails sent: Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Artists deliver artwork to LFAC: Tuesday, April 25 - Friday April 28, 2017
  • Install show: Tues-Weds, May 9 - 10, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 20177 - 10 PM
  • Closing Reception: Tuesday, August 22 20177 - 9 PM

Art: The Language of Community (September 10, 2017 - January 9, 2018)

  • Call for Artists published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Deadline for Art Submissions Monday, June 25, 2017
  • Jury for exhibit:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Acceptance emails sent: Friday, June 30, 2017
  • Artists deliver artwork to LFAC: Tuesday, August 22 - Friday August 25, 2017
  • Install show: Tues-Weds, September 5 - 6, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4:30 - 8 PM
  • Closing Reception: Tuesday, January 9, 20187 - 9 PM

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