Sensual Chicago

  • March 18 to 24, 2016

  • at the Fulton Street Collective Gallery

The 2016 Call to Artists

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2016

Exhibition: March 18 to 24, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.

Fulton Street Collective
1821 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL, 60612

About the Show

For the third year in a row, Sensual Chicago showcases the art and creative work of Chicago's vibrant arts community intersecting with Chicago's dynamic burlesque and modeling community. The theme of this year's show is the milieu of sensual energy where the arts community and the burlesque and modeling communities intersect. Artists are invited to submit for exhibition work inspired by any performers, dancers, models, or students associated with, but not limited to: the Everleigh Social Club, Studio L'Amour, Dr. Sketchy's, the Chicago Starlets, Bordello Drawing Club, Naked Girls Reading, Grotesque Burlesque or Wiggle Room.

Accepted artwork will be on exhibition at the Fulton Street Collective from March 18 to 24, 2016. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Accepted artwork for the 2016 show will be eligible for two cash awards:

How to Submit

This show is open to any professional or amateur artist submitting two-dimensional work (painting, drawing, photography prints) created within the last 2 years. There is no submission fee. No submissions larger than 50 x 50 inches will be accepted. Limit 3 submissions per artist.

To be eligible for selection for the exhibition, each submitted artwork should depict one or more current or former peformer, dancer, model, artist, or student associated with Burlesque drawing events in the Chicago Area. Examples include, but are not limited to events at the Everleigh Social Club, Studio L'Amour, Dr. Sketchy's, the Chicago Starlets, Bordellow Drawing Club, or Naked Girls Reading.

To submit, send one e-mail per artwork to with the information listed below for the artwork. Attach to the e-mail a JPG image of the artwork, no larger than 3MB. Please rename the attached image file according to the following convention: firstname_lastname_title.jpg
(For example: grant_wood_american_gothic.jpg)

Artists will be allowed to sell submitted work at the show. If you would like to put your work up for sale, please include the price or state NFS.

  1. Artist Name:
  2. Artwork Title:
  3. Year Artwork Created:
  4. Artwork Media:
  5. Artwork Size (in inches)
  6. Artist home city:
  7. Name of individual(s) depicted
  8. Name of attached file:
  9. Price or NFS:

Artists interested in submitting are encouraged to attend events at Bordello Drawing Club, Dr. Sketchy's Chicago, or 480STVDIO for opportunities to create artwork eligible for this show.


Please e-mail any questions or inquiries to