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The Winter Palette

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: 1/3/22
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00

The Winter Palette
February 17 - March 25, 2022

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for The Winter Palette exhibit at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois.  Winter can be cool and frosty or warm and festive.  The work in this all-media show will celebrate the many and varied colors of the winter palette. 

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 via Café email on or before January 15, 2022.  A contract, complete shipping information, and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into The Winter Palette.

Location - Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37w570 Bolcum Rd, St Charles, IL 60175.  All accepted pieces will be on display in the Kavanagh Gallery for the duration of this show.

Shipping - 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.  Insurance of items during shipping to and from Fine Line is the responsibility of the artist.

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 provide the artists with a check after the show's end 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 will have the option to put their work for sale on the Fine Line website for the duration of the show.  The images and descriptions used in the artist's application will be used on the Fine Line website if the artist chooses to put their work online.  Fine Line will handle all taxes and shipping costs associated with any online sales. The decision of the artist to put or not put their work online will not be disclosed to the jury and therefore has no bearing on the acceptance of the artist into the show.

Display Information and Requirements - The Kavanagh Gallery has grey pedestals for use during gallery shows.  If artwork will require any unusual display protocol, it is the artist's responsibility to provide these items.  Due to the nature of the gallery's ceiling structure, we cannot 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, please reference these in the description.

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 show's end. 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).

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


01/03/22 -  All application entries are due via CAFÉ
01/15/22 -  Artists are notified of the jury's decision via email
02/12/22 -  Delivery and check-in of work (10 am – 5 pm by hand)
02/17/22 -  Show opening. An in-person opening reception (6-8 pm)
02/17/22 - 03/25/22 – Show open to the public (Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm)
03/26/22 - 10 am – 5 pm - Pick-up work/Work shipped

Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until Saturday, March 26, 2022.


  • Up to 3 pieces may be submitted on each application, one image per piece.
  • 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.
  • Piece(s) must not have been shown previously at Fine Line.
  • All pieces must be for sale.

Artists Statement - All applicants are required to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters.


This is a national art show, open to artists 18 years or older, who reside in the United States. Work must have been completed in the last three years. Work must not have been previously shown at Fine Line. 

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