Call Detail
Dune Birds in Art 2022
Entry Deadline: 4/16/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Dune Birds in Art 2020 (1 entry)): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Indiana

Subject: Birds of the Midwest Region and Migrating Birds of the Midwest Region

Medium: All 2D mediums including (but not limited to) oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, & photography as well as sculptural works in various media.

Restrictions: Artwork must be created in the past three years. Artwork may not be created in a workshop or class and must be original in conception and execution. Artwork dimensions must not exceed 36" in any direction (including frame). No work shall exceed 30 lbs.

Criteria for submission: 
A maximum of two entries may be submitted for review, but only one work may be admitted. A maximum of one digital image per two-dimensional work and one digital image per three-dimensional work may be submitted.

Notification: All submitting artists will be notified by email of selection decisions the before mid-April 2022. No selection decisions will be released over the telephone or via postal service. Upon selection, packaging and shipping instructions will be sent to artist.

Artist Responsibilities: Artists are responsible for all packing and crating costs. If unavailable to deliver in-person, artist is responsible for shipping and return shipping.
Mounting, matting, and framing are the responsibility of the artist. All 2D work must be professionally framed with hanging wire -- NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS OR PLASTIC FRAMES. In the case of sculpture, the work must be ready for display.

No commission on sold works. However, artists are responsible for facilitating communication and payment from the buyer. Works can be marked NFS.

Work will be on display during the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center located at 1215 N SR49, Chesterton, IN 46304. Artist reception for accepted work will be held on Wednesday May 11th 2022 from 6-8pm CT as part of the "pre-festival" activities. Voting for "People's Choice" Award that evening will receive a small prize.

About the Juror:

Kristina Knowski is a local fine artist and illustrator depicting primarily avifauna and is best known for her portfolio of extinct bird species. As a birder herself, Kristina prefers to work from life and spends most of her time sketching and researching species in the field. Since graduating Valedictorian from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Kristina has participated in numerous shows nationwide and has expanded into holding bird drawing and painting workshops to encourage using art to enjoy nature. Learn more about her work at www.kristinaknowski.com.

All 2D mediums including (but not limited to) oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, & photography as well as sculptural works in various media. Subject matter MUST contain a species of bird(s) of the Midwest Region and/or migrating bird(s) of the Midwest Region. 

For assistance on which species are accepted, go to https://indianaaudubon.org/  go to the "Bird Resources" on the horizontal bar, and click/download the "Indiana Bird Checklist" PDF.

Artwork must be created in the past three years. Artwork may not be created in a workshop or class and must be original in conception and execution. Artwork dimensions must not exceed 40" in any direction (including frame). No work shall exceed 50 lbs.

A maximum of two entries may be submitted for review, but only one work may be admitted. A maximum of one digital image per two-dimensional work and one digital image per three-dimensional work may be submitted.

Artists 18 and over are eligible to apply. 

2D works must be professionally framed with a wire for hanging -- NO SAWTOOTHS will be accepted as a form of hanging and will automatically be rejected from the show if delivered without proper hanging. Sculptural work must be display ready or a time with the DBArt crew should be scheduled in advance for special installation requirements.