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Living in Color - Functional & Decorative Art for the Home
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: 5/3/20
Days remaining to deadline: 33
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Living in Color - Functional & Decorative Art for the Home): $35.00

Living in Color - Functional & Decorative Art for the Home
July 6 - August 13, 2020

Color surrounds and influences us every day. This show will exhibit work that expresses the relationships and effects of color in our daily lives by the objects and images we are surrounded by in our homes. All media will be accepted. Works can be items for use in the home that combine beauty and functionality as well as non-functional works that express themes of domestic life in a colorful, vibrant way. 

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the 'Living in Color' exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. 
This national show will run from July 6 – August 13, 2020, and is open to artists 18 years and older who work and reside in the United States. 

The Kavanagh Gallery Committee will curate the show. The show will charge a sales commission of 30% for any artwork sold during the show.  Fine Line will handle 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.

Awards - $800 in prizes will be awarded.  
Judge to be determined

Jury Decisions - Jurors' selections are based on creativity, quality of artistry, and originality, as represented in the images submitted. Notification of the jury's decisions for the show will be sent on or before May 23, 2020.   A contract, complete shipping information, and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into 'Living in Color.'


·         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

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

·         Work must have been completed in the last two years

·         Not shown previously at Fine Line

·         All pieces must be for sale

Entry Fees - Artists may submit one entry.  Each applicant may submit up to 3 pieces per entry.  A non-refundable entry fee of $35 will be charged.

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

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

Shipping - 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. A waiver of size limitation may be granted under exceptional circumstances.

Display Information and Requirements - The Kavanagh Gallery has grey pedestals for use during gallery shows. Smaller items will be in locked display cabinets. If artwork will require 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, French cleats, or other professional hanging devices.  No saw-tooth hangers, No clip frames.   If you have any special hanging requirements, you must contact the Fine Line in advance of delivering your work.

Liability - 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. The insurance value is deemed to be 70% of the sale price.  Insurance of items during shipping is the responsibility of the artist (to and from Fine Line).


Sunday, May 3, 2020 Application due

Saturday, May 23, 2020 Artists notified of jury's decision

June 17 – June 29, 2020 delivery of any work being sent via FedEx, UPS, etc.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Hand delivery and check-in of work

Friday, July 10, 2020 Show opening; Reception 6:00 - 8:00 pm

July 6 – August 13, 2020 Show open to the public from 10 am - 5 pm Monday – Saturday

Saturday, August 15, 2020 Pick-up work/Work Shipped

Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until August 15, 2020.


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