Chicago area fine art exhibition in the northwest suburbs. Submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, metal. Contact Kathleen & Joe at submissions@culturea arts.com for details.
If You Only Knew is a national group fine art exhibition. This is an invitational exhibition about revealing secrets or otherwise not-widely known information to one another. Each piece in the show will have a letter that tells something surprising, funny, heartfelt or private.
About the Show: It's always feels risky to share artwork to an audience, but for the If You Only Knew National Fine Art Exhibition, artists have dared to make themselves even more vulnerable by writing letters to the gallery's visitors to reveal something secret, unknown or surprising about themselves or their artwork.
For example: One artist shares a story of a family machete, family fights and secret night burials, another realized after 20 years that her father wasn't a cowboy after all, despite the evidence on the mantle. One artist believes his drawing to be cursed, while another discovers that her painting was a premonition of impending catastrophe. Yet another artist reveals his painting is about a childhood mystery of a broken Virgin Mary statue that remains unsolved to this day.
Visitors to opening night will receive secrets and stories that reveals more than they could guess about the artwork (& the artist) before them. Whether they share the knowledge rests with them.
The exhibit will be in the Freeport Art Museum.
The exhibition will be open September 7 - November 3, 2018
Artwork is available for purchase. Click here for museum admission & hours.
Freeport Art Museum
121 N. Harlem Ave
This show is curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Freeport Art Museum.
Header includes images from Paul Nitsche, Gabriella Leyva & Mary Solberg.