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Sculpture on the Prairie
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Entry Deadline: 3/22/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Sculpture on the Prairie): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Illinois

Sculpture on the Prairie
May 15 - October 10, 2020

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the "Sculpture on the Prairie" exhibit to be held on the grounds of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois.  Our beautiful 12-acre campus, located in the Fox River Valley, approximately one hour west of Chicago, is an ideal setting for sculptural works of art.  The show is open to
3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium that is durable and can withstand the elements that occur on the prairie.  The show will be curated by the Fine Line Kavanagh Gallery Committee.
Fine Line 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.  "Sculpture on the Prairie" is open to all artists 18 and older who reside in any of the following states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


  • Artists must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Up to three pieces may be submitted per entry.
  • One entry per artist is allowed.
  • Images must be of actual work to be exhibited.
  • Work must not have been shown previously at Fine Line.
  • Work must not have previously been shown within 30 miles of the Fine Line campus.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • For each piece entered, three images are required. Image one should be of the front, image two of the back, and image three should be a side view.

Display Requirements:
Works must be able to be structurally secured to a 3 ft x 3 ft or 3 ft x 4 ft concrete pad with anchor bolts or similar devices.  It must also be capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions such as heavy winds, heavy rain, and extreme heat and be maintenance-free for the duration of the exhibit.
The weight limit for each piece is 300 pounds. The height limit is 10 ft.  Heavy equipment, such as cranes, will not be available or allowed for use in artwork installation.  Pieces must not have sharp edges or be in any other way dangerous to the public.  Pieces will not be displayed if, upon inspection, the gallery committee finds the piece to be hazardous.  The committee's decision is final.

Honorarium & Fees:
Each artist selected for the exhibition will be paid an honorarium to cover transportation installation and deinstallation of the sculpture as well as any incidental expenses involved.  The honorarium will be paid after the delivery of the work.  Any costs over the amount of the honorarium are the responsibility of the artist.  Fine Line will pay the honorarium fee of $500 for each accepted sculpture.

A non-refundable fee of $35.00 will be charged for each entry. Payment can be made by credit card or by Check.  If you are paying by check, please send to: 
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
37W570 Bolcum Rd, St. Charles IL 60175
Your entry fee must be paid by the application deadline of March 22, 2020, 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.

Artists Statment:
All applicants must submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters.  The statement will be on display during the gallery show.

Awards totaling $800.

Jury Decisions:
Jurors' selections are based on creativity, quality of artistry, and originality, as represented in the images submitted.  Notification of the jury's decision for the show will be sent on or before April 4, 2020.  A Contract, complete delivery information, and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into "Sculpture on the Prairie."

Insurance is provided for the artwork from the time of receipt of work until the end of the show.  Insurance of items during transit to and from Fine Line is the responsibility of the artist.

Deadline/Important Dates Summary:
03/22/20 - All entry allocations are due
04/04/20 - Artists notified of the jury's decision
05/08/20 - 05/14/20 - Delivery and installation of work
05/15/20 - Opening reception at Fine Line 6 pm - 8 pm
05/15/20 - 10/10/20 - Show open to the public (Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm)
10/12/20 - 10/17/20 Deinstallation


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