Call for Entries
"Flowers" Juried Show
August 5 – August 30
Opening Artists Reception
Saturday, August 9th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Critique of Artwork
“I must have flowers, always, and always.” - Claude Monet
Flowers in art throughout the history: from a minor decorative addition to other subjects like in Egyptian tomb paintings to representations of medieval religious symbols to large, abstract close-ups of Georgia O'Keeffe – these marvels of beauty have been fascinating artists over and over. Is the art of depicting flowers an art of the past? The challenge for the artist is to capture and to revive the essence of the flowers.
Submit: Your art in any medium, painting, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, fabric, video, 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: CJ Hungerman, originally from Pittsburgh, has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts: Painting/Design from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. He has completed many public art projects in Chicago such as one of the large-scale Ryder Cup golf balls displayed on Michigan Avenue in 2012. One of CJ’s pieces won the Alice & Arthur Baer Award in October 2013. Currently his work can be seen at the new Fulton Market Kitchen hanging with artists Erik Debat, Hebru Brantley, Franklin Riley, Erni Vales, Rory Coyne, and Dominic Sansone.
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: July 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: July 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 July 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: July 29th – August 2nd
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: September 2nd - September 6th
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 September 6th.
*Display fee is non-refundable.