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Buchanan Center for the Arts
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Monmouth, IL 61462


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Illinois
Entry Deadline: 6/1/21
Days remaining to deadline: 21
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (64 ARTS Entry Fee): $30.00

64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition is celebrating its 13th year. This national juried exhibition showcases quality visual artwork from artists across the United States and promotes the importance of the arts in the Warren County community and surrounding region. 

Juror:  Jim Shrosbree’s work is in the collections of such institutions as the Detroit Institute of Art, Des Moines Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum, Edythe and Ely Broad Museum, University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Iowa Arts Council, and Idaho Arts and Humanities Commission. He has attended residency fellowships at MacDowell, Yaddo, Two Coats of Paint, and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. He lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa where he is a Professor of Art at Maharishi International University.

Important Dates
Deadline for Entry: June 1
Notification via Email: July 1
Delivery of Works: Artwork due by August 14
Exhibition Dates: September 7-October 29
Return Artwork: November 2-6

ENTRY PROCEDURE: 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 $30 charge for entering up to three (3) items in this exhibition, with one image per piece of art. After completing the entry information, a credit card 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 artists 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 2 through June 1, 2021, and all entries must be submitted by 11:59pm Mountain Time Zone on June 1, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY: This exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor will not be accepted. 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.

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 will be refused. For questions about the exhibition or guidelines, please contact For technical assistance with your entry, contact  All two-dimensional works on paper must be framed and under plexiglass. 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. If selected, instructions for submission of artwork will be forwarded to the artist. Recipients of monetary awards will be determined by the juror. Artists need not be present.

ENTRY FEE: The non-refundable entry fee is $30 per artist for up to three (3) pieces of artwork–one image per piece.

ACCEPTED DELIVERY/RETURN OF ARTWORK: Artists are responsible for the cost of ALL shipping.

Call tags or prepaid shipping labels for return shipping are required to be included with each piece of artwork to ensure return. 

All shipped works will be returned in original containers with original packing. Do not ship your artwork using packing peanuts. Accepted works may be hand-delivered or shipped to the Buchanan Center for the Arts. Submissions must include: artist name, mailing address, phone number, email address, title, year completed, dimensions, price, and presentation/installation instructions posted on the back of each piece.

Mary Jane Twomey Best of Show $1,000
Blick Art Materials Mixed Media Award $300
Blick Art Materials Sculpture Award $300
Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper Award $300
James Keefe Photography Award $300
John Ohler Works on Paper Award $300
Ceramics Award $300
Painting Award $300

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