Open Call: Who We Aren’t National Juried Exhibition


FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 29, 2014

Self portraits do not have to be a true depiction of the self. In art we have the creative license to make ourselves into anyone we want to be. Artists from around the nation are invited to submit self portraits that explore alter egos, secret identities, or fictional personas created to hide behind or act out fantasies. Art might depict figures donning masks, disguises or costumes, a social media persona, or the portrait of who we really want to be but can’t. Works that interpret the theme must be figurative, including the human figure, or variations on the human figure.


Art Submission Website

ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries due to gallery by January 14, 2014.

This is NOT a postmark Date. Mail entries due by 5pm, digital entries due by 10pm.



Paul Klein

Paul Klein teaches online courses to empower visual artists by demystifying the artworld through online webinars with acknowledged art world experts. He had a cutting-edge gallery in Chicago for 25 years, writes for Huffington Post, and is a SupporTED Mentor of TED fellows.

Patrick Earl Hammie

Patrick Earl Hammie is best known for his monumental portraits that use body language and narrative to reconfigure inherited conceptions of ideal beauty and heroic nudity. Hammie is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He speaks nationally as a public lecturer, visiting artist, panelist, and critic, and has received several awards and recognitions, including the Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellowship from Wellesley College, a Tanne Foundation Award, a Midwestern Voices and Visions Award, an Artist Alliance Award from the Joyce Foundation, an Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, and was a Dave Bown Projects Award finalist.

Union Street Gallery

1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Director: Jessica Segal