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Kavanagh Gallery
% Fine Line Creative Arts Center
37w570 Bolcum Rd
St. Charles IL 60175

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Illinois
Entry Deadline: 5/28/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Textures): $35.00

Textures July 12-August 9, 2019
Textures:   The Quality of Something that can be known by touch.  The visual or tactile surface characteristic of something.

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the 'Textures' exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois.  In this exhibit, your artwork should have the element of texture as one of its most defining characteristics.

The show is open to all mediums.

The show will be curated by the Kavanagh Gallery Committee and will be advertised throughout the Chicagoland area.  Fine Line will charge a sales commissions 30% for any artwork sold during the show.  Fine Line will be responsible for all sales and sales tax and will provide the artists with a check after the end of the show for all sales.  As this is a gallery show artists need not be present while the show is open. Attendance at the opening reception is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Fine Line is responsible for the show installation, opening reception, and sales.


Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 Application due.
Saturday June 1st, 2019 Artists notified of the jury's decision.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Delivery and check-in of work.
Friday, July 12, 2019 Show opening; Reception 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
July 12 – August 9, 2019 Show open to the public from 10 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday.
Saturday,y, August 10, 2019 Pick-up work/Work Shipped.
Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until August 10, 2019.


·  Artist must be at least 18 years of age

·  Up to 3 pieces may be submitted.

·  Images must be of the actual work to be exhibited.  One image for each piece being submitted.

·  Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit)

·  Work must have been completed in the last 3 years

·  Work must not have been shown previously at Fine Line

·  Must be for sale.

Entry Fees:
Each applicant may submit up to 3 pieces per entry.  Artists may submit one entry.  A non-refundable entry fee of $35 will be charged. Payment must be received by the deadline date (May 28), in order for your application to be considered.

Images for show promotion will be taken directly from images received from the artists which we deem representative of the actual work to be displayed. Images must be at least 100kb but no larger than 5mb.

Artists Statement:
All applicants are asked to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters. Artist statements will be displayed during the gallery show.

Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37w570 Bolcum Rd, St Charles, IL 60175

Artist is responsible for shipping of artwork to and from Fine Line Creative Arts Center.  A return shipping label must be included with work that is shipped for this exhibit.

Size Limitation:
The size of your entry as packed for shipping is not to exceed 48 inches x 32 inches x 6 feet. The weight cannot exceed 50 pounds.

Display Information and Requirements:
The Kavanagh Gallery has grey pedestals for use during gallery shows. Smaller items will be displayed in locked cabinets. If artwork requires any unusual display protocol, it is the responsibility of the artist to provide these items.  Due to the nature of the gallery’s ceiling structure, we are unable to hang artwork from the ceiling. The gallery uses the Walker Display system for artwork hung on our walls. We are not able to affix artwork to the wall with nails or screws.  Hanging work should have wire and screw eyes, or other professional hanging devices.  No saw-tooth hangers, No clip frames.  If you have any unusual hanging requirements you must contact Fine Line in advance of delivering your work.

Fine Line provides security in the Kavanagh Gallery with 24/7 video monitoring. Insurance is provided to artists from the time of the receipt of work until the end of the show. Insurance value is deemed to be 70% of the sale price.  Insurance of items during shipping (to and from Fine Line), is the responsibility of the artist.


1 $100 Best of Show award.

2 non-monetary Awards of Merit. 

Judge to be determined.

Jury Decisions

Jurors selections are based on creativity, quality of workmanship and originality as represented in the images submitted. Notification of the jury’s decisions for the show will be sent on or before June 1st, 2019.  A contract, complete shipping information and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into 'Textures'.


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