Local Calls for Artists
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“RE” is a juried exhibition that will focus on 2D and 3D works created from previously used materials.
In a world where goods are easily acquired and just as easily abandoned, this show places a value on the artistic transformation of salvaged items. Found objects, reimagined images, and “treasures” recused from curbside all have the potential for a new life as assemblage, mixed-media collage, or up-cycled furniture. Reclaimed items can retain some of their previous form or be so heavily reworked as to no longer be identifiable. If you are an artist who works in reclaimed, reimagined, or repurposed media, this is the show for you.
The entry fee is $20 and submission is open to all artists 16 and up in the Lemont and Chicago Metropolitan area.
2D and 3D work is welcome. All work must be original and comply with copyright laws.
All work must be ready for exhibition and hanging (as applicable). 2D work must have a wire attached to the back. The LCA reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. All artwork must have the title and the artists name on the back of each piece.
The Lemont Center for the Arts relies on volunteers. You will be asked to sign up for one or more, 4-hour shifts to staff the gallery during the run of the exhibit. LCA hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.
The exhibit will be juried by members of the Art and Culture Commission of Lemont and you will be notified by email of your acceptance.
The LCA does not insure work while on display. The artist bears all responsibility for loss of, or damage to work. Work left beyond thirty days of the closing of the exhibit becomes the property of the LCA. Please provide notification in advance if someone else is dropping off or picking up work for the artist.
Artists may enter up to 4 works of art. To reserve your spot in the exhibit, please send jpeg images of your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail your entry form and $20 entry fee (made payable to: Village of Lemont ACC) to the following address with a notation RE: Exhibit entry fee no later than August 8, 2022. Artists will be notified of acceptance into the exhibit on August 12. 2022.
1243 State Street, #101
Lemont, IL 60439
Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. The LCA receives 30% of the total price of any sales as a result of this exhibit. If work is not for sale, please indicate this on the entry form.
The LCA reserves the right to photographically reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes.
August 8 - Send jpeg images to email@example.com
Subject line: RE 2022 Submissions
Completed entry form and $20 fee received at the Lemont Center for the Arts (Checks payable to: Village of Lemont ACC)
August 12 - Notification of acceptance by email
August 28 - Drop off artwork to above address, 12- 4 p.m.
September 9 - Exhibition opens
September 10 - Artists Reception 12 – 4 p.m. (invite your friends and family)
October 30 - Exhibition closes, and artwork pick up, 2 - 4 p.m.
If you have any questions e-mail Mona at firstname.lastname@example.org