Call for Entries
"All About Colors" Juried Show
May 3 – May 30
Opening Artists Reception
Saturday, May 10th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Critique of Artwork
Color derives from the spectrum of light and interacts in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color is the essence of our perception of the physical world around us. But the world inside us? The spectrum of our feelings, experiences, moods, dreams, hopes? Where the rainbow begins, a journey starts. Come join us on this adventure!
Submit: Your art in any medium, painting, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, fabric, video, or installation.
Images must be in jpg format (max. 10mb 4000 pixels longest side) & include title_dimensions.
Submit: A writing piece (50 words or less) optional
Submit: A short one sentence description of each piece.
Juror: Gary Schirmer has been a working artist for 30 years in painting and drawing, photography and woodworking. He has been a college studio art educator for 20 years at the College of DuPage, Joliet Junior College and Wabaunsee Community College. His artistic appreciation is for a wide variety of mediums and art forms; from painting and sculpture, to ceramics and metalwork, to installation art, guides his analysis and interpretive assessments in judging work. He enjoys looking at artwork in all contexts, and talking about his impressions of it.
First Prize $50 and a certificate signed by the Judge.
Second Prize $25 gift certificate usable in the gallery and a certificate signed by the Judge.
Special Mention $10 gift certificate usable in the gallery and a certificate signed by the Judge.
Gallery Pick $25 gift certificate for display fee in future show.
Rules for Submission
Deadline for Submissions: April 5th, 2014
Email Submissions with title of the show in subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Fee: None, display fee on acceptance.
Notification of Acceptance via email: April 7th, 2014
Size of Artwork: Artwork size may not exceed 36” x 36" x 18" for each piece.
Contact us for any oversized artwork submissions.
Display Fee*: Due by April 11th, 2014
Upon acceptance you will be expected to pay a display fee* at the rate of $25 per painting or $60 for 3 paintings. Contact gallery for pricing on over-sized pieces.
You will receive invites, webpage, inclusion in press releases & a page in our art book (available for purchase).
You will pay 30% on your sales as commission to the gallery.
Drop Off/Receipt of Work: April 28th – May 3rd
You are responsible for dropping off your artwork, ready for hanging (wired). If you are outside of Chicago, you are responsible for shipping, insuring the package, requesting a delivery signature and for a reusable package plus a return shipping label. Please package fragile items properly in oversize boxes to prevent damage by shipping carriers. We will refuse delivery of items damaged by the carrier. Shipments via FedEx should be standard overnight,or ground do not send priority overnight or 1st overnight. Do not send as home delivery, check business, or leave it blank.
Pick up/Return Shipping Date: May 30th – June 4th
Artwork which is not picked up within 30 days becomes the property of the gallery.
Insurance: 100% Insurance of your work on our premises at the fair value you declare. You are responsible for insuring artwork in transit. Artwork will not be insured after June 4th.
*Display fee is non-refundable.