[IRP] is a six-week residency program for visual artists. [IRP] provides artists with a studio space and an opportunity to showcase their work inside the main exhibition CUAS space at no cost to the artists.
Gallery Assistant (Unpaid)
Work behind the sales counter and on the gallery floor, greet visitors, answer questions about the work, artists and space and process sales
Maintain appearance of the gallery displays
Work closely with customers and artists
Train, oversee, schedule and assist in evaluation of volunteers
Promote sales by actively educating the public about CUAS, processes and artists
Accurately maintain databases of vendors, customers and artists
Assist in developing and implement process for artists seeking Gallery entry into seasonal shows
Assist with installation/de-installation of Gallery shows and featured Artist enrolled in CUAS Independent Residency Program
Monitor and order retail supplies as needed – boxes, bags, tissue, etc.
Assist with programmatic features of CUAS arts programming
Pack work for shipping
Attend occasional meetings, opening receptions, and special events as scheduled
Assist with mailers, online promotions through user-generated forums, etc.
What are your areas of interest?
We’d like to accommodate your areas of interest to the best of our ability. Please provide us with a one-paragraph interest statement along with 2 professional goals you’d like to explore with the Chicago Urban Art Society.
Participation in Artist-Studio-Visits
One-on-one interaction with exhibiting artists/organizations/curators
Executive Board level interaction
Involvement with start-up programming and development (i.e. Chicago Billboard Project, Creative Computer Lab, [IRP] Independent Residency Program, DIY Arts Programming Initiative, 2011 Exhibiting Calendar, Art Advisory Board development, etc.)
Summer 2010 Calendar
Ray CRO Noland – Opening Reception June 11, 2010
Fundraising Event - August 6, 2010
Doug Fogelson – Opening Reception August 13, 2010
The Post Family – Opening Reception October 8, 2010
Lauren Pacheco, Executive Director/Co-Founder
The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) presents:
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11, 2010
@ 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sweet Tea & American Values exhibition is a glimpse into the absurd and at times distressing reality of our social experiment called the United States. The show is primarily comprised of meticulously hand-cut stencil work on canvas. Some of the work entitled, No Race Creme references vintage skin whitening advertisements of the early 1940s - ’50s with contemporary ‘new’ and ‘improved’ enhancements. While other works such as, The Oath Keepers engage conservative Christians and their historical commingling with war, violence and terror in America. A few works humorously highlight pop icons and political figures including; Michael Jackson, Thriller Zombie and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Shoe Shine Blago, Run, Blago, Run w/ balloon and Jailhouse Elvis Blago. The show also envisions a possible future of a dream realized in works like, People Party, and Everyman. The result is a candid perspective at times bittersweet yet always sincere.