Neo-Futurists announce Neo-Obama Portrait-O-Rama!


The Neo-Futurists announce


Neo-Obama Portrait-O-Rama!


The Neo-Futurists announce the next step in the Hall of Presidents, a portrait of #44 himself, Barack Obama. Watch as one artist’s work is selected to hang on permanent display in the Hall of Presidents, the in-house gallery at the Neo-Futurarium.


The call is open for artist submissions. Portraits can be literal, abstract, mixed-media, text based, sculptural, funny, serious, left, right, up, down… They don’t care! Visit for more information, to see the portraits of presidents past and to submit your entry by 5:00 p.m. on September 24, 2010. A simple $10 entry fee buys you a shot winning $250 and living in Neo infamy!


Submissions are narrowed down by a panel of illustrious judges, then the finalists will be voted on by Neo-Futurist audiences. Judges include Mary Ayling, owner of Fill in the Blank Gallery; Sarah Chazin, owner of Sacred Art; Pepper Coate, Director of Exhibitions at Chicago Artists Coalition; Andrew Huff, Editor of Gapers Block; Miss Mia, Host of "Chic-A-Go-Go"; Caitlin Stainken, Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member; and Oli Watt, Current Hall of Presidents Artist & SAIC Faculty Member. Voting takes place between October 1-24 in the lobby immediately before performances of The Neo-Futurists’ hit show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (Fridays and Saturdays @ 11:30 p.m., Sundays @ 7:00 p.m. – our review ★★★★). Attend as many shows as possible to vote early and vote often!


The winning portrait is unveiled on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Neo-Obama Portrait-O-Rama fundraiser with food, drinks, unique performances and the opportunity to own a piece of Neo history. All non-winning art is auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting the Neo-Futurists. If you would like to donate your piece, the entry fee is waived, the piece is excluded from juried competition and goes right on the auction block. Tickets go on sale in early September and are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Visit for details.

The Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurists, performers of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind and over 60 other original, full-length productions, are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who are committed to creating immediate, non-illusory, unreproducible events at headslappingly affordable prices. Too Much Light has been performed in Chicago for 21 continuous years, making it the longest-running show in the city’s history.

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