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Monmouth, IL 61462

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Illinois
Entry Deadline: 6/15/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (64 Arts): $25.00
Exhibition Dates: August 29 – October 7, 2017
Notification Via Email or Post: July 15, 2017
Delivery of Works: August 1 - August 19, 2017
Hand-Delivered Artwork Pick Up: October 10 - 14, 2017
Return of Shipped Artwork: October 10 - 14, 2017
Awards Reception: Friday, September 8, 2017  5 - 7pm

Mary Jane Twomey Award for Best of Show: $1,000
Lonnie Eugene Stewart Sculpture Award: $1,000
OSF Family Medical Center Painting Award: $300
Blick Art Materials Mixed Media Award: $300
Blick Art Materials Sculpture Award: $300
Jim Keefe Photography Award: $300
Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper Award: $300
Ceramics Award: $300

Recipients of monetary awards will be determined by the juror and announced at the opening reception. Artists need not be present.

This exhibition is open to artists working in all media areas. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor should not be submitted. Source material must be original and not derived from copyrighted images. Entries are limited to a maximum of three (per entry fee) and must have been created in the last two years. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center for the Arts will not be accepted.

All two-dimensional works on paper must be framed and under Plexi-glass. Glass is acceptable for works under 14” in any direction. Frames and mattes must be museum quality, clean, and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough to support the weight of the artwork. Sawtooth hangers are acceptable for works 14”x14” or under only. Hanging works may not exceed 40 lbs. per unit, and are limited to 50” (including frame) in either direction. Three- dimensional work should not exceed 75 lbs. or 60” in any direction.

Entry Procedure:
All entries are to be submitted digitally through (CaFÉ). Please retain a copy of the information you provide on the entry form. If you have not registered with CaFÉ, setting up your portfolio is free. There is a $25 charge for entering up to three (3) items in this exhibition, with one image per item. After completing the entry information, a credit card number or check number will be required to confirm the entry process. CaFÉ requires all images to conform to a specific format. The Buchanan Center for the Arts encourages all entrants to review the instructions and tutorials for formatting images and entering before beginning the actual entry process. Entries will be active on the CaFÉ website February 17 through June 15, 2017, and all entries must be completed by 11:59 MST on June 15, 2017.

Care should be taken that images are accurate representations of your work. Accepted works that do not reasonably meet the quality indicated in the image can be refused. The Buchanan Center for the Arts reserves the right to reject any work that is not structurally sound. For technical assistance with your entry, visit or contact For questions about exhibition guidelines, please contact Submissions will include: artist name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and website address (if applicable), title of each work submitted, year artwork completed, dimensions, price, and presentation/installation requirements for the work submitted including any special fixtures required. Recipients of monetary awards will be determined by the juror and announced at the opening reception. Artists need not be present. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping. The BCA prefers the use of call tags or pre-paid shipping labels. Do not ship your artwork using packing peanuts. If selected, instructions for submission of artwork will be forwarded to the entrant.

About the Juror:
Lucas Cowan became The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s first Public Art Curator in 2014. Previously he directed the Public Art Program for the Maryland State Arts Council, where he spearheaded the passage of legislation requiring all state-funded capital project to include public art in their construction, and was the Senior Curator of Exhibits for Millennium Park and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture in Chicago, IL. He has curated and managed dozens of public art commissions and exhibitions of work by artists such as: Mark di Suvero, Jun Kaneko, Thomas Sayre, Shinique Smith, Sui Jianguo and Lawrence Weiner. Cowan has served on juries and panels across the United States, and has consulted on cultural park planning for cities such as San Francisco and Chicago. Cowan was most recently elected to the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council and previously served on the board of trustees for the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine. Cowan is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Vermont.

All programming at Buchanan Center for the Arts is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.​

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