Exhibitions: Submissions for Next Membership Exhibit Close Monday, February 13

All CIADC member interested in participating in the upcoming exhibit Cc – be sure to send in your entry by the end of the day on Monday!

Cc will be a showcase of duplicates – and near duplicates. Entries may include series, editions, models, maquettes, and product lines. We are seeking personal projects that have been realized with the resources atCIADC incorporating metal, wood, casting, molding, or technological processes. 

CIADC Members interested in taking part in this exhibit should send a description of your duplicate project(s) with images to socialmedia@ciadc.org or speak to Nathan Smith, Sandra Stone, or Danielle Euer at the front desk!

To participate, please be in touch by Monday, February 13

  • Works will be selected by Monday, February 20
  • Drop-off will take place Monday, February 27 through Sunday, March 5
  • The exhibit will open on Saturday, March 11
  • Cc will be on display through Sunday, May 21

Upcoming Exhibitions | Call for Entries

This week we're happy to look ahead and announce the shape of future exhibits. Each of the projects highlighted below will form an exhibition in the next twelve months with makers and creators from the Chicago Industrial Art & Design Center community. If you're interested in a particular project or concept, be in touch!

SURVEY

As the seasons change, we look back at the body of work created throughout this year at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center. Our next exhibit will present a selection of new works developed at CIADC in the past year.

We are seeking personal projects that have been realized with the resources at CIADC incorporating metal, wood, casting, molding, and technological processes.

CIADC Members interested in taking part in this exhibit should send a description of your 2016 project(s) with images to socialmedia@ciadc.org or speak to Nathan Smith, Sandra Stone, or Danielle Euer at the front desk!         

To participate, please be in touch by Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • Works will be selected by Thursday, December 15
  • Drop-off will take place during the first week of Winter Term: Monday, January 2 through Sunday, January 8
  • The exhibit will open on Saturday, January 21, 2017
Cc   will be a showcase of duplicates – and near duplicates. Entry deadline February 13, 2017.

Cc will be a showcase of duplicates – and near duplicates. Entry deadline February 13, 2017.

99/1   will feature speculative designs for new public artworks. Entry deadline May 8, 2017.

99/1 will feature speculative designs for new public artworks. Entry deadline May 8, 2017.

Fault Lines   will feature works that incorporate or accentuate unplanned issues with a project to its ultimate benefit. Entry deadline July 31, 2017.

Fault Lines will feature works that incorporate or accentuate unplanned issues with a project to its ultimate benefit. Entry deadline July 31, 2017.

To stay up-to-date on all our upcoming projects, please visit ciadc.org/community-upcoming-exhibits.

Call for Entries: Demo

Hands-on, first-person knowledge is fundamental to the spirit of our community at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center. The next exhibit project highlights the hands-on culture of CIADC, and we are encouraging all members to be a part of this project!

Demo will present creations designed to be touched, moved, manipulated, examined, and activated by CIADC visitors. We are seeking kinetic works and interactive pieces, with attention to tactile surfaces and construction methods that encourage participation from visitors. As with all exhibits at CIADC, we are seeking works that incorporate metal, wood, casting, and technological processes.

CIADC Members interested in taking part in this exhibit should send a description of your demo project with images or sketches to socialmedia@ciadc.org or speak to Nathan Smith, Sandra Stone, or Danielle Euer at the front desk!

To participate, please be in touch by Saturday, September 3

 

  • Works will be selected by Thursday, September 8
  • Drop-off will take place September 12 to September 17
  • Join us for the opening reception Saturday, October 15 from 4-6 PM
  • Demo will be on display from September 24 through December 17

Exhibitions: Blueprints Exhibit Compilation

Blueprints at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center will be on view through next Saturday, July 2, 2016. This project includes contributions from over 150 individuals – with plans and printouts from around the world. All submissions to the project are displayed in black and white printed from our office's LaserJet – we're happy to now share a full color PDF of all the 2D works from the exhibit: 

In addition to the voluminous 2D submissions, there are a variety of fully-realized 3D projects on display in the exhibit from CIADC members. 

Natalie Kling | Antler and steel

Natalie Kling | Antler and steel

Aushra Abouzeid | Bark, acorn, wax, silicone, resin

Aushra Abouzeid | Bark, acorn, wax, silicone, resin

Sarah Lu | Pine scrap, cardboard, hot glue (model)

Sarah Lu | Pine scrap, cardboard, hot glue (model)

Alan Baker, Bruce Church, Jessica Feith, Laura Miracle | Arduino uno, neopixel light ring, infrared range finders, wood, metal, wires

Alan Baker, Bruce Church, Jessica Feith, Laura Miracle | Arduino uno, neopixel light ring, infrared range finders, wood, metal, wires

Charles Vitous | Mechanical drawings

Charles Vitous | Mechanical drawings

Visit CIADC during gallery hours through July 2, or check out the Blueprints Exhibit Guide for a closer look at this project!

Upcoming Exhibitions: Call for Entries

We're happy to extend a call for entries to all Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center members for the next group exhibit at CIADC – Country, Life & Economics

Creativity is process channeled and invigorated within circumstantial limitations. This exhibit will focus on personal design efforts undertaken to breath new life into old materials and castaway projects – giving the available means a fresh purpose for practical applications.

Together we’ll highlight items crafted for practical use, where previously there had simply been parts and the individual drive to make something work.

Members of Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center who are interested in taking part in this exhibit are encouraged to send descriptions and or images of your projects to socialmedia@ciadc.org, or speak to Nathan Smith and Danielle Euer at the front desk.

The exhibit will be on display at CIADC from July 23 through September 3, 2016. To participate, please be in touch by Saturday, June 18!