Open Call: Blueprints

Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center is now accepting submissions for Blueprints — the next group exhibit at CIADC which will explore and celebrate the initial ideas that provide the spark for fully realized, three-dimensional endeavors.

All submissions that follow the instructions below will be included in the exhibit:

  • One submission per person;
  • Fill out the project form at; and
  • Submit a single image via email that depicts plans for a greater project.

Images may depict but are not limited to: notes, sketches, maps, mock ups, outlines, plots, vellums, drafts, floor plans, models, shop drawings, technical drawings, snapshots, schematics, negatives, maquettes, mind maps, roughs, graphs, polaroids, renderings, bar napkins, samples, transfers, proofs, et cetera.

All received images will be printed on 8.5 by 11 inch (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) letter paper in black and white on a LaserJet printer, and displayed in the CIADC exhibit space along with selected original drawings, models, and finished projects. 

Deadline for works to be included in the opening reception is Monday, May 16, 2016. Any questions, please contact

The exhibition will run from May 21, 2016 through July 2, 2016. The open call for submissions will remain active throughout the run of the exhibit. 

This exhibition is being organized in collaboration with Roman Susan, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to develop and support new, locally-focused opportunities to display, create, and experience art in Rogers Park. For more information on the organization, please visit