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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Passionate Focus Application

Passionate Focus 2019

A Juried Art Exhibition for Artists with Vision Loss
Application Deadline: February 12, 2019

All information requested must be completed or the application will be returned. Please read the instructions below before submitting artwork.


Apply to Passionate Focus 2019


Application Instructions

Each application entered must include an electronic file that accurately represents the creative work. PLEASE SET RESOLUTION OF IMAGES AT 300 DPI or higher.

Files can be sent via email or on DVD. If you submit a DVD with multiple images, please specify the image number on the application.

Email submission is preferred, but please send an email without attachments first to notify me that you are submitting via email. Sometimes emails with larger attachments (higher than 10 MG) do not go through, so if I am aware you sending me a file, I can confirm receipt of your application.


All work must be original and created by an artist who is legally blind. Pieces displayed in previous Passionate Focus art exhibits will not be accepted.

Artists may submit up to 6 pieces. There is a $30.00 non-refundable submission fee for all artists no matter how many pieces are submitted. This fee helps to cover costs associated with replacing glass and frames broken during shipment and other expenses.
• Make checks payable to Second Sense
• Pay by credit card online ( click on Donate Now)
• Pay by credit card by phone at 312-582-2983 (my direct line).

All applications and checks should be sent to: Second Sense, Attn: Passionate Focus, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60601. Email at

Exhibit Information

A jury, comprised of artists, curators and art educators, has sole responsibility for selecting the pieces which will be included in the exhibit.

If selected, artists must provide the work submitted for selection. Substitutions will not be accepted.

Artists are responsible for costs of transporting their work to Second Sense prior to the exhibit. Second Sense will pay for return shipment of any unsold work via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground, any costs incurred by other shipping methods are the responsibility of the artist.

The Exhibit will be on display during the opening reception at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Chicago on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

The Exhibit will then be on display at a second location, for 3 months. All unsold artwork will be returned to the artists by the end of July 2018.

Second Sense reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork in announcements, programs, websites, note cards and other communications that report on or promote the event. Submission to this competition signifies acceptance of all conditions stated.

If you would like your DVD returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your application.

For more information regarding applications, submissions, or the exhibit itself, please call Cheryl Megurdichian at 312-582-2983 or send an email to

Second Sense cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or theft of your work.