Art Educator Exhibition

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Must be a K-12 Art Educator working within the greater Chicagoland area. All fine art media are accepted, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber, glass, mixed media, digital/video media, ceramics, and jewelry. All works must be original and completed within the last year.

Art Educator Exhibition Entry Fee

$40 entry fee will be required for all Artists submitting artwork. 

Proof of payment must be verified at the time of drop-off. This will constitute a complete entry form and ONLY complete entries will be accepted. Entry/Acceptance fee is non-refundable. 

Delivery of Accepted Artwork

Artists are responsible for the delivery/shipping of artwork, and for pick-up at the conclusion of the show.  Entry form must be filled out and attached to artwork upon drop-off.

Delivery date is: Saturday, May 11th  2019, 9am - 11am

Delivery address is:

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th Street,
Chicago, IL.  60609

For deliveries, please use the East  entrance by the Sculpture Garden and take the elevator up to 3R. 

Deliver to the East entrance of the building, you will see the Sculpture Garden. If you require the use of a cart, you may opt to unload at the loading dock located on the North Side of the BAC. Please ask in the management office  to use a cart.  After unloading your art, park your car in the visitors’ lot – do not leave it parked in the loading dock.  The management office staff can direct you to the elevator that goes to the 3rd floor gallery (3R).  

In addition to delivering your work, please sign the attached insurance form and give to the person at the Check-In table.

All wall pieces should be ready to hang (i.e., with wire and/or hooks, no sawtooth hardware). After delivering the work and the attached consignment agreement, please unwrap your work and take the wrapping materials home with you.  

The IHSAE install team will design the layout and install the exhibition.

Submit Your Work

Artists can submit up to 3 artworks via SlideRoom. Entry deadline is Monday, April 22nd 2019.

Notification of Acceptance

Artists will be notified by email of acceptance  

Artwork Sales

The Bridgeport Art Center receives 25% of sale proceeds. All sold artwork must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. A payment check to the artist will be issued within 30 days of the exhibit close.

Pick Up

All artwork must be picked up on June 2, 2019 from 10am-1pm or Monday, June 3rd from 3-6pm.  If you have any questions or if problems arise, please email John Zilewicz at

Please note: Any work left seven days after the close of the exhibit will be subject to a storage fee of $5.00 per day. Any artwork left over 30 days becomes the property of the IHSAE.

The Educator Exhibition Curator

John Zilewicz is an artist, art educator at Niles West High School, IAEA and NAEA Illinois Art Educator of the Year 2016, the Vice-President of the Northeast Council of the IAEA and Co-Creator and Executive Director of the Illinois High School Art Exhibition. He received is BA from Eastern Illinois University and his MA at Governors State University. His found object assemblages and mixed media works can be seen in exhibits throughout the Chicagoland area.

Please note: The IHSAE & the Bridgeport Art Center reserves the right to reject any work not meeting the requirements, misrepresented in the images or work that is too fragile for exhibition. By submitting your work, paying the entry fee and providing your signature, the artist asserts that he/she has read and complied with the rules of eligibility.


Entry Deadline: Monday, April 22nd 2019

Email Notification: Friday, April 26th 2019

Delivery of Accepted Work: Saturday, May 11th  2019 from 9am - 11am

Installation Day: Saturday, May 11th  2019 at 11am - 5pm

Opening Reception & Awards: Friday, May 17th 2019 from 7pm - 10pm

Exhibition Duration: May 4th  – June 2nd  2019

Pick-Up Exhibited Artwork: Sunday, June 2nd 2019 from 10am - 1pm or Monday, June 3rd from 3 - 6pm