Art Institute of Chicago For nearly 150 years, the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have worked together to bring creative expression to the public and students of all ages with a world-renowned art collection and exceptional arts education. 
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Chicago Photography Center Chicago Photography Center  features ongoing juried exhibitions for artists working with photography and related media.
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Dominican University Current Employment Opportunities
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Drawing/Painting/Printmaking): Deadline July 15, 2012

Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Current Employment Opportunities
Worldview- An exhibition of fine art presenting perspectives that define all aspects of life, nature and the Universe: Deadline August 15

Lillstreet Art Center Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual.
Artist Residencies in Ceramics, Glass, Digital Media & Photography, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, printmaking, textiles and children’s art education departments: Deadline Passed, Check Back Oct. 2012
5th Annual Lillstreet International: The Perfect Plate Deadline Passed, Check Back Jan. 2013

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.
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Ragdale House At Ragdale, visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from Chicago, every state and around the globe find what they need to create important new work: time and space.
Artist Residency for Visual Artists, Writers, Composers, and Interdisciplinary Artists: Deadlines Jan. 15, May 15, Sept. 15

Union Street Gallery Union Street Gallery is the premier arts resource for the Chicago southland serving 3,000 people per year through diverse art exhibits, classes and workshops and art outreach projects.
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Woman Made Gallery Woman Made Gallery’s goal is to support women in the arts by providing opportunities, awareness, and advocacy. It specifically accomplishes this through group and solo exhibitions, which raise public awareness and recognition of women’s cultural contributions.
Consumer Culture: Deadline Passed, Check back Oct. 2012