Chicagoland Artists Sought for Major New Competition

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CHICAGO, IL.- Chicago Loop Alliance and Chicago Artists’ Coalition will transform the Loop into an interactive, multi-venue public art exhibition with the inaugural Art Loop Open, October 15 – 29, 2010, and Chicagoland’s diverse and talented visual artists are encouraged to participate! Art Loop Open will not only offer the potential for artists to win cash prizes totaling more than $50,000 but also the valuable opportunity to reach new and coveted audiences. Work will be seen and voted on by potentially 500,000 daily visitors to the Loop, presented in such high profile venues as Macy’s, theWit Hotel, Palmer House, The Hard Rock Hotel, Block 37, Merchandise Mart, Cadillac Palace, Oriental Theatre, and more. To ensure the highest quality of artwork on display for public voting, all submissions will be vetted by an expert jury which includes Mary Jane Jacob (School of the Art Institute, author and curator), Tricia Van Eck (Associate Curator, Museum of Contempo