Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Artists Wanted For President Obama's Barbershop Touring Exhibition

Hyde Park Hair Salon
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
(touring art exhibition) 
Contact Us
Calling All Serious Artists 

 "Seated Stories" is a mixed media exhibit featuring works from commissioned artists including professional barbers of various nationalities which explores and celebrates the art, culture and tradition of barbering from 1927 to present. On July 12, 2009, the highly anticipated precursor previewed at the Aloft Hotel in Rosemont, IL. We have now set touring destinations for the Illinois 2009 tour.

What We Are Looking For 

We are looking for seasoned artists who would like to donate their piece to the exhibition.  Artists will receive a commission each time print is sold. You will act as an illustrator for Hyde Park Hair Salon. THE PIECE MUST ILLUSTRATE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:


*please do not send examples of items not related to the above mentioned. We are open to all mediums.  Please email resume and example to:



Who We Are 
 Hyde Park Hair Salon is a historical landmark, located in the Hyde Park community for over 80 years. It is the third oldest business in the Hyde Park community which is considered one of Chicago's most culturally rich and diverse Southside neighborhoods and located just a few blocks north of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House and is a short stroll from the steps of President Barack Obama's Chicago home.  Hyde Park Hair Salon has serviced many great figures and visitors to Chicago, legends such as: Mohammed Ali, Harold Washington, Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Filmmaker Spike Lee, Japanese entertainer/ comedian Nozomu Sato, various Chicago Bear players, Chicago White sox owner Bill Veeck, Entertainment Attorney Walter M. Dale, Basket Ball Star Rick Foxx and of course their most prestigious client "President Barack Obama".

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