Exhibition Application Form

Exhibition Dates: Sunday September 19th – Sunday October 31st, 2021

Across the world, youth are rising up in defense of our shared planet.  From youth-led organizations like Zero Hour, the U.S. Climate Strike, and the Sunrise Movement, young climate activists are leading marches, rallies, summits, and lobby days.  Young leaders are building strong coalitions across sectors, borders, and demographics, demanding that our government, and governments around the world, take action on climate.  To celebrate and elevate these youth voices, Brushwood Center is creating the “Our Future: Youth Perspectives on the Environment '' exhibition.  We invite young artists in the Chicago region, ages 12 - 22, to submit work reflecting on climate justice and healing through the power of community

Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2021
Artist Notification: September 3rd, 2021
Drop off: Accepted artwork should be dropped off at Brushwood Center* between September 8th and the 15th. 
Exhibition Opening and Celebration: Sunday, September 19, Art Reception from 1-2 p.m.; Family Concert from 2-3 p.m.
Pick up: Artwork can be picked up during open hours the week of November 1st.

The exhibition is a part of Brushwood Center’s 38th Annual Smith Nature Symposium taking place through October. To learn more about the Symposium, visit www.smithnaturesymposium.org 

*Brushwood Center Drop off / Pick up hours: Wednesday 10 am - 3 pm, and Sunday 12 - 3 pm. If you are unable to come to Brushwood Center during these dates & times, off-site (including Chicago/Evanston area) or after hours drop off / pick up also may be possible with enough notice. Please mention this asap. 

Submission: Artists wishing to apply should fill out this online application with up to three images of examples of the work they intend to enter. Any questions can be sent to info@brushwoodcenter.org. There is no fee to apply or participate in this show. 

About Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. In doing so, we honor the legacy of those who came before us on this land and champion a region where people will care about and for nature.

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* 1. Artist Contact Information

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. What school do you attend? (if applicable)

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