About ArtConnectED:
Nov 17 - Dec 15


November 17, 2023 – December 15, 2023

Curated by Zak Blatt and Marci Rubin

Opening reception:

Friday, November 17, 2023


BAC 3rd Fridays/Open Studios

Friday, December 15th, 2023


BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER proudly announces a call for artists for POP!, curated by Zak Blatt and Marci Rubin, that will be exhibited in our distinguished 4th Floor Gallery. 

POP! art embraces a romance with popular modern culture while simultaneously critiques the commodity driven practices and values of consumerism. POP! Art imagery is inspired by cultural icons, and personalities to fashion and design trends from commonplace objects. POP! art is distinguished by bright eye-catching colors, and recognizable imagery that incorporates innovative artistic techniques. These techniques and materials implemented from signage, advertising, packaging, symbols, and branding, to fashion and all aspects of design(graphic/interior), are adapted to produce mixed media/collage, painting/drawing/printmaking, photography/video, and installation/sculptural based art works. Artworks featured in POP! stimulate conversations regarding these popular cultural trends, past present & future. 

ELIGIBILITY: POP! is open to artists 18 years of age and older, at all stages in their careers, and who are living or working within 150 miles of the City of Chicago. 

EXHIBITION DATES: November 17th – December 15th, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 17th, 2023; 7-10pm

APPLICATIONS BEGIN: Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

NOTIFICATION OF DECISION: Thursday, October 19th, 2023

APPLICATION FEE: The application fee is $25 for 1- 3 images, nonrefundable. 

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Accepted artists must deliver their work to the Bridgeport Art Center on Saturday, Nov 11th, 2023; 10-2pm 


PICK UP OF ARTWORK: Saturday, December 16th, 2023; 12-4pm


Entries must be high resolution comparable to 300 dpi at 4″x5″ JPEG documents. Each artist may submit three (3) works. The photo submitted of your work is the image that will be used for promo if accepted; please submit photos with only your work in them. Artworks must match your submission photo. All artwork must be completed, dry, include hanging hardware and be ready for installation. Please no static hanging wire. Use a flexible picture hanging wire, wall buddies, or d-rings, Sawtooth hangers are acceptable on pieces smaller than 14inx18in. 

Please include the following information with each photo submitted: 






Price (artworks do not have to be for sale)

We look forward to your submissions and best of luck!

Artwork credit: “Warrior Too”, by Zak Blatt and Elias Medici