Calls for Submissions




Urban legends and other types of contemporary folklore develop from the morass of the cultures they inhabit--the stories any society tells often a indicator of their obsessions, fears, and social mores. Whether it's the stories we learned as children, or ones we still believe to this day , they offer a stunning glimpse into our psyche, as well as an anthropological romp through the bizarre, the perverse, the haunted, and the mundane.  This semester's focus topic revels and explores in the wealth of urban folklore from not only American culture, but beyond, as well as creates discussions of how such stories tell us as much as we tell them.

We are currently looking for both 2-D  and 3-D art , installations, text, and objects. Selected work will be on display on the 1st Floor of the Library physically through June 15th, as well as in a virtual version of the exhibit.  If you are not in the Chicago area or able to drop off physical pieces, we are also seeking some additional Web Exclusive offerings for the virtual incarnation as well.   Accepted artists will  be offered the opportunity (optional) to join us for a virtual panel discussion in mid-March (date TBD) to talk about their work, resources, inspirations, etc. 

Deadline for submissions: February 28th, 2021

Drop-Off Delivery Dates :  March 8th-12th, 2021

Exhibit Opens: March 15th

Exhibit Closes:  June 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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