Call Detail
Liturgical & Sacred Art 2022

Entry Deadline: 2/10/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Liturgical and Sacred Art 2020): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: Illinois
Event Dates: 4/20/21 - 5/28/21

In cooperation with the Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield (LAFS), the Springfield Art Association (SAA) will host a juried exhibition of liturgical and sacred art as part of the biennial, interfaith Liturgical Arts Festival: Come Creative Spirit. All spiritual interpretations, approaches and media are welcome. We hope for an exhibition of work that will support diversity, promote understanding and foster tolerance. 
This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States, working in all media. All submitted artwork must explore a spiritual or religious theme. Work must be original and completed in the last three years. No previously submitted work will be accepted.
Entry Fee 
A $30 non-refundable entry fee is required per artist.  Each artist may submit up to three entries for consideration, one full image and one detail of each will be accepted.  Please include a written explanation of your work with your entry. Up to 1000 words will be accepted.
Cash Awards
A total of $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded: Best of Show, First, Second and Third place.
Entries will only be accepted through the website, also known as CaFE. This program is free to artists and if you are not already enrolled, it will open a world of exhibition possibilities.
Works may be for sale.  The SAA and LAFS will share the 35% commission on sales from this exhibit.
Liability & Insurance
All artwork is insured while in the possession of the SAA.  Artists are responsible for insurance on in-bound and out-bound shipping.
Receiving & Removal of Art Work
Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the SAA. All accepted work(s) must be received by the SAA no later than 5 pm on April 15, 2022. Hand delivered work must be delivered and picked up by the artist during office hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 10 to 3.  Artists shipping their work must include prepaid labels for return shipping.  Wall hung work must be framed and/or equipped with hanging devices. All other work must be ready to install. The Springfield Art Association reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibit or security reasons.
SAA and LAFS reserve the right to photograph all exhibited works for promotional and  educational purposes. 
Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association.  Cash awards will be presented during this event at 5:30pm. 
February 10   Electronic & Postmark entry deadline
February 20   Notification of acceptance e-mailed/sent
April 15          Deadline for receipt of work
April 20          Exhibition Opens
May 7            Exhibition Reception 4:30– 6:30, Awards 5:30
May 28          Exhibition Closes
June 3           Work will be shipped out


Application Requirements

Each artist may submit up to 3 works in any media. 1 full and 1 detail image will be accepted. All entries must be submitted through this website by February 10, 2022. All work must have been created in the past three years, no kits or mass produced works will be considered. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All 2D works must be framed or prepared with appropriate hanging hardware. Please indicate whether any 3D works exceed 50 pounds in total weight. 

Eligibility Criteria

All artists, 18 years of age and older are eligible to apply.