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Sculpture at the Kavanagh - St.Charles IL
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
37W570 Bolcum Rd
St. Charles IL 60175

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Illinois
Entry Deadline: 2/14/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Sculpture at the Kavanagh - St.Charles IL): $35.00

Sculpture at the Kavanagh
March 26 - May 8, 2021

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the "Sculpture at the Kavanagh" exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The show is open to any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium. No paintings, photographs, or other 2-D work will be accepted.

"Sculpture at the Kavanagh "is a regional show, open to artists, 18 years or older who reside in one of the following states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  ​

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 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. Fine Line is responsible for the show installation, opening reception, and sales.


  • Artists 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 three years.
  • Work must not have been shown previously at Fine Line.
  • All pieces must be for sale.

Entry Rules:
Each applicant may submit up to 3 pieces per entry.  Artists may submit one entry.  A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 is payable at the time of application.  Payment may be made online at the time of application, or by check.  All check payments should be mailed to
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
37w570 Bolcum Rd.
St.Charles IL 60175
Payment must be received by the application deadline (February 16) 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 Statement:
All applicants are asked to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters. 

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

The artist is responsible for shipping 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 72 inches'. 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,no saw-tooth hangers, No clip frames.
If you have any special 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. The 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.

Awards totaling $800.00. 
The 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 February 29, 2021.  A contract, complete shipping information and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into "Sculpture at the Kavanagh."

Deadline/Important Dates Summary:
02/16/21 - All application entries are due via CAFÉ
02/29/21 - Artists are notified of the jury's decision via email
03/23/21 -  Delivery and check-in of work (10 am – 6 pm by hand)
03/26/21 – 05/08/21 – Show open to the public (Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm)
05/11/21 – 10 am – 6 pm - Pick-up work/Work shipped
Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until May 11, 2021

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