Artists must be 18 years or older living within a 50-mile radius of the college. All work must be original. Work must not have been submitted in previous years. Work must have been made within the last five years (no work dated earlier than 2012 will be accepted). There is a maximum of two submissions per person.
Submission of Artwork
All works must be ready to hang and hand-delivered to the Gallery. Photography or artwork on paper must be framed under glass or plexiglass. Two-dimensional work should not exceed 48”x48”. Three-dimensional work should not weigh more than 100 lbs.
Rules for Entry
Artwork, along with entry fee of $15 per work, must be delivered to the Gallery on Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Maximum submission is two artworks per
person. Entry fee is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to Moraine Valley Community College.
Artists may enter works in any fine art media, including: oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, printmaking, ceramics, metal, sculpture and mixed media.
Sale of Artwork
The Gallery retains 25% of the selling price of each work sold. Entries marked “Not For Sale” (NFS) must indicate an insurance valuation.
Return of Work
Identification cards must be presented to claim unselected and exhibited work. Unselected work must be picked up Wednesday, May 31, 4-7 p.m. Exhibited work must be picked up Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exhibited work cannot be picked up early and unclaimed works will not be insured.
Liabilities and Insurance
All works accepted for exhibition will be insured while on the Fine and Performing Arts Center premises. Utmost care will be taken in handling and hanging. The Gallery is not responsible for insuring works in transit or exhibited works not claimed by Aug. 5, 2017.
Awards will be given for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and three Honorable Mentions. Awards will be presented during the reception scheduled
for Saturday, June 1, 1-3 p.m. Award winners (or their representatives) are encouraged to be present at the reception.
Announcements publicizing the exhibit will be sent to the Gallery mailing list. Press releases will be sent to newspapers in the Chicago region announcing the exhibit, reception, and all award winners.
About the Juror
Raul De Lara is an artist in Chicago who works with wood as his primary medium. He received his B.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and will attend Virginia Commonwealth University for his M.F.A. beginning this fall. He is the co-founder of Fat City Arts in Chicago, a 2015-2016 HATCH Project Resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition, and works as a studio assistant for Nick Cave.