September 9–October 2, 2022

Berger Park/Gunder Mansion
6219 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

OPENING RECEPTION with featured performance events:
Friday, September 9, 2022, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

INTERGENERATIONAL ART EVENT: Sunday, October 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 2:00–5:00 p.m..
Saturday, September 24, 2:00–5:00 p.m..
Saturday, October 1, 2:00–5:00 p.m..
Sunday, October 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m., with ARTWORK PICK-UP from 3:00–5:00 p.m.

The Chicago Alliance for Visual Artists (CAVA) presents Members Show 2022 at the Berger Park/Gunder Mansion, 6219 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. Gunder Mansion  is a Chicago historical landmark, built on the lakefront in 1910, and is part of the Berger Park Cultural Center of the Chicago Park District.
CAVA will host a concurrent intergenerational arts event for the community at Berger Park on
Sunday, October 2, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. The theme for the Intergenerational Art Event will be 'What is Society?'
CAVA's member artists will guide participants in an immersive creative exploration using collage of views, perceptions, and shared understandings around the meaning of society, and challenges facing those shared understandings in the 21st century.

Apply to exhibit using the ENTRYTHINGY online application portal at the very bottom of this webpage. 

Media Accepted: Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, photography, fiber art, and 3D objects, sculpture, and ceramics, that can be wall hung. Artists may provide their own pedestals for free standing (not wall-mounted) 3D work, or use space available.

NEW FEATURE THIS YEAR: Performance and Time Arts!

Call for the 
Unique and the Wonderful!

September 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Talent Call for CAVA members and Friends!
Present and perform during the
Members' Show opening reception

We're celebrating US at this year's
Members' Show!

Do you have another artistic pursuit in addition to visual art?
Come share that passion with your CAVA community!

Bring your music, poems, performance, comedy, and magic to the Berger Park Mansion Members' Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday September 9! Share your talents with fellow CAVA members and the greater Chicago community. The expected and the unexpected, professional to amateur, all are welcome to apply to present and perform. We'll be scheduling and placing performance artists throughout the many spaces at Berger Park Mansion. To find out more information, and apply to perform, contact Colette at  

EXHIBITION ELIGIBILITY: This exhibit is open to CURRENT CAVA artist members, aged 50 and over. 

CAVA members may submit one work, no fee required

Non-members may enter, but must pay CAVA's annual membership fee of $50. All fees are payable at via our JOIN page.

Artists will manage and complete any sale of their work, and keep all proceeds from a sale.


  1. All work must meet professional presentation standards.

  2.  2-D work must be framed or gallery wrapped, wired, and ready for wall mounting. No sawtooth/alligator style hangers are permitted.

  3. 2-D must not exceed 40 inches each way, INCLUDING the frame. For artwork over 20 inches x 24 inches, please use plexiglass when framing, so that the hanging system can safely accommodate the weight.

  4. 3-D must be wired and ready for wall mounting. Artists with sculpture that cannot be hung must provide a pedestal for the exhibit.

  5. Work may not have been shown in any previous CAVA art shows.


  1. Use CAVA's EntryThingy online application below.

  2. Digital images should be a minimum of 1500 pixels wide in the longer dimension in jpg format.

  3. List the file name for your work on the entry form.

  4. Online submission deadline: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

  5. NON-MEMBERS: Use the PayPal online payment system via CAVA's website, to pay the $50 membership; OR, mail a check payable to CAVA to:
    CAVA — Member 2022
    c/o, Dorothy Mason, 1049 W. Balmoral Avenue #2, Chicago, IL 60640


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  Sunday, August 21, 11:59 p.m

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK:    Tuesday, August 30, 11:59 p.m.
EXHIBITION LOCATION:  Berger Park/Gunder Mansion, 6219 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

ARTWORK DROP OFF:   Tuesday, September, 6, 2022; 11:00–2:00 p.m.
IDENTIFICATION OF WORK:  Affix a label on the back of your work with artist's name, phone number, title, and price.

EXHIBIT OPENS:   Friday, September, 9, 2022

ARTISTS' RECEPTION:    Friday, September 9, 2022, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
INTERGENERATIONAL ART EVENT: Sunday, October 2 from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
FINAL DAY OF EXHIBITION: Sunday, October 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

ARTWORK PICK UP:    Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Artists are responsible for on-time delivery and pick up. 
All work left beyond the pick up date is subject to a $10 daily storage fee.


Berger Park Gunder Mansion
6219 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL  60660

Artists are responsible for on-time delivery and pick up. 
All work left beyond the pick up date is subject to a $10 daily storage fee.

Questions? Contact Dorothy Mason @, or 773-456-7483
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