Calls for Submissions




The Aesthetics of Research and Columbia College Library invites area creatives to submit to our upcoming exhibit, featuring work which manipulates public and private spaces, information and public opinion. Part of our Strange Fevers:  Mass Delusions, Confusions, and Obsessions focus for spring 2019, we are seeking work in various media that transforms and shapes experience the public both physical or electronically for playful or political purposes. using the existing culture either as impetus or camouflage, Altered signage, pranks or hoaxes, illusions, street art, faux propaganda welcome.

 We are looking for both 2-D  and 3-D art , installations, text, and objects. Accepted artists will also be offered the opportunity (optional) to join us for a panel discussion in April to talk about their work, resources, inspirations, etc.


Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2019
Drop-Off Delivery Dates :  March 4-13th, 2019

Exhibit Opening, March 15th

Please send .jpeg of 3-5 pieces or media files to kbowen@colum.edu for consideration.

We welcome submissions from all members of the Columbia College and greater Chicago arts community.







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NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

The premiere issue of REALLY BAD IDEA is seeking submissions of writing and artwork from all corners of the Columbia College Chicago community. Visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, art commentary.  If you have it, we want to see it!

An initiative of the Aesthetics of Research, devoted to the role of resources in creative practice, REALLY BAD IDEA is a new zine project devoted to connecting and collaborating across majors, as well as showcasing the amazing creative work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

To submit, please send 3-5 jpeg or .doc files to kbowen@colum.edu, as well as brief bio.
We welcome submissions from current and past Columbia students, staff, and faculty. 


Things we love:

Modes |

Public art shenanigans, social experiments, art conspiracies, conspiratorial art, found and stolen materials, old form/new technology mashups, where high art meets low art, where low art meets play. 


Subjects | 

Street art, zines, stickers, graffiti, lowriders, hoaxes/pranks, horror, sci fi, tattoos, junk art, tiki, aliens, taxidermy, paper and book arts, printmaking, comics, sideshows, scavenger hunts, cryptozoology, surrealism ( pop and otherwise), miniatures, the random weird.



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