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Garfield Park Arts Center Seeks Work Inspired by Animals with Wings

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Garfield Park Arts Center Seeks Work Inspired by Animals with Wings


Call For Artists

Winged Creatures: Artworks Inspired by Animals with Wings

Nov 5, 2016—Nov 15, 2016

Through the ages, artists have been inspired by animals, both real and fantastic, in a variety of ways.  The history of animal iconography in art dates back to prehistoric origin, with images of bison, horses, and deer occupying cave walls.  The 18th century artists and illustrators began to depict the majestic power of animals in their natural habitats and made prints intended for scientific study. This exhibition will bring together local artists who are informed and influenced by the history of animals with wings.  From the anthropological to the imagined, we will feature all forms of winged creatures – from birds to butterflies to creatures whose wings are purely decorative.


  • Original works must be ready to hang or install.
  • Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing Elsy Benitez at by October 3, 2016 or mail a portfolio to The Garfield Park Arts Center. Please include your name, email, a brief description of your work and/or a short bio. Please also include the samples of your work you intend to submit for the exhibition either attached to the email or on a CD.
  • Artists will be notified of all decisions no later than Saturday, Oct 15, 2016.
  • All works must be delivered to the arts center no later than Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 at 4pm.
  • The arts center is a family friendly venue so all artwork must be venue appropriate.
  • The opening day will be Saturday, Nov 5 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in conjunction  with a Spirit & Place Home event.

Questions? Please contact:

Elsy Benitez, GPAC Gallery Manager