Art in Alternative Spaces

What is Anatomically Correct?

Mission Statement:

Anatomically Correct is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing artists in a combined effort to diversify, educate and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.    

Since its inception in 1991, Anatomically Correct has presented over 250 innovative events, showcasing work by over 1,500 talented visual and performance artists and musicians, reaching a combined audience of over four million.   Our events are free to the public and often include performances by poets, musicians and performance artists.   It is through this outreach that artists are exposed to a wider audience and audiences are exposed to new and exciting artists.   


Anatomically Correct's exhibitions are unique as they are held in complement to community events and/or theatrical productions.   Anatomically Correct has presented exhibitions at the Apollo Theatre, Athenaeum Arts Complex, Chicago Dramatists, Devonshire Cultural Center, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Gilda's Club Chicago, The Goodman Theatre, Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Historical Society, Northlight Theatre/North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Paramount Arts Centre, Skokie Public Library, and Steppenwolf Theatre to list only a few.   Anatomically Correct has collaborated with area non-profits to present exhibitions and participated in fund-raising events for the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Help Hospitalized Veterans, Residents for Emergency Shelter (R.E.S.T.), Women for Women Foundation, Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks. 


Our Art Walks are juried exhibitions of artwork by Illinois artists displayed in local businesses.   Events include Make and Take art workshops for kids and performances by musicians, singers, dancers, poets, and comics.  Since 2006, Anatomically Correct has presented the annual Highland Park Art Walk  (HP Art Walk) in Highland Park, IL (2006-2012); Evanston Art Walk in Evanston, IL in 2008 and 2009 and Southport Art Walk in 2010; and the Skokie Art Walk in 2013. 


Anatomically Correct organizes open mic performances which include singers, musicians, dancers, poets and comedians.


Anatomically Correct's Brush with Nature is a Plein Art Painting program that brings artists, art students and visitors together with nature in an outdoor setting.  Events are held in forest preserves, nature centers, parks, zoos, beaches and private gardens.     Plein Air Painting workshops are offered several times per year to artists.

Out of the Box

Anatomically Correct's Out of the Box program is designed to help students learn to think "out of the box", nurture their creative spirit and boost their self-esteem.   The program brings portable art exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations into K-8 and High Schools in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.   Programs can be designed to include a professional "Visiting Artist" who will work with students on a specific art project. 

Artists' On-Line Gallery & MEMBERSHIP

Our on-line gallery provides a marketing tool for artists to promote their work.  Our foster program shows artists how to market their work, develop a portfolio and prepare their work for public exhibition.   Anatomically Correct also provides exposure for its Artists through its arrangements with publishing companies, online media sources, music and television corporations.

Anatomically Correct is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.      2020   Anatomically Correct.   No text or photograph contained in the pages of this website may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist and/or Anatomically Correct.