10th Annual Juried Photo Exhibit at Morpho Gallery

Morpho Gallery pleased to announce its 10th annual juried photo exhibit. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Size limitation is 36” maximum in any direction, framing included. Original photography only, any and all subject matters or photo processes welcomed.

Entry fee:

$25 for three (3) images, $5 for each additional image, limited to five per person. The fee is non-refundable.


Judging will be done from on-line .jpg images, submitted with the completed entry form and entry fee paid through Paypal (see details below). The official entry form can be downloaded at (on the links page). Entries will also be accepted by mail on CD, accompanied with the entry form and check, mailed to Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625.


First place award(s) is a month long solo exhibition at Morpho Gallery, including an opening night event, postcards and advertising. Award(s) will be announced at the opening night reception.


Christopher Schneberger is a Chicago photographer and has been a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council individual artist grant twice.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles; Dorsky Projects in New York; GeocartoInternational in Hong Kong and Printworks Gallery in Chicago where he is represented.

Chris is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago and the College of DuPage. He is a founding member and on the board of directors of Perspective Gallery in Evanston, Illinois, a not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote photography as fine art. He has curated several exhibitions of photography including “Realms” and “This Particular Patch” at Perspective Gallery.

Chris received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from Indiana University. He is also the drummer for the band Moon.

Exhibition calendar:

April 11 Final Entry Deadline
April 15 Notifications sent
April 17-20 Artwork received
April 24 Opening night reception and winner(s) announced
April 24 – May 31 Exhibition dates
June 5-6 Pick up art



Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Call for Artists

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois is pleased to announced the launch of CaFÉ for all calls for exhibit applications! Apply today!

The Dole Mansion and Arts Park date back to 1865 and 1922, and the City of Crystal Lake celebrated 100 great years in 2014. Lakeside is located in a large northwestern suburb of Chicago, near the historic downtown Crystal Lake and the Metra trains. Lakeside has access to neighboring communities, counties, Chicagoland area, Milwaukee, Southwestern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa.

Lakeside Legacy Foundation is well-established in the Chicagoland gallery scene. On an annual basis, Lakeside works with local, regional and national showcasing artists. Acceptance to a gallery exhibit includes participation in the First Friday Art Show event with average attendance at 300-500 guests. If timely, accepted artists will be highlighted in Lakeside Legacy Foundation’s marketing in Chicago Gallery News and ads placed in the Northwest Herald. The galleries at Lakeside were voted the Best of McHenry County in 2014 by Shaw Media’s viewers choice awards in the Northwest Herald. Lakeside promotes the sale of original works of art as well as the opening art show exhibition. Accepted exhibits typically are installed for 21 days.

Solo and groups are encouraged to apply! Groups can be traditional guilds and art organizations, or proposals submitted by mixed dimensional groups of artists.

Rolling jury procedures with priority on June and August openings. 6 months available for gallery exhibits.

2 Exquisite Galleries in McHenry Country and an installation gallery! Within the galleries you experience art exhibits, performances  presentation, history preservation, and a full range of private and philanthropic opportunity.  The Sage Gallery, The Dole Gallery, and 2nd & 3rd floor of the 1865 Dole Mansion for installation spaces.

For more information on submitting exhibit contact Erin at 815-455-8000 or email her at

The Lakeside Legacy Foundation Galleries welcome proposals from scholars, artists, and curators in all media, including video, and installation.

Expedite the review of these submissions by insuring that each artist proposal is as complete as possible and you include high quality images of your work.

Required Materials for Entry to be Reviewed by jury committee is outlined on CaFÉ. To learn more about Lakeside visit


Artist Call for Interdisciplinary Gallery Opening

Y PORTRAITS: Awakening

The performing arts company, MOZAWA, seeks visual and performing artists of any medium to submit a newly generated or previously created self-portrait for their upcoming interdisciplinary gallery experience, Y PORTRAITS: Awakening. This production will feature international artists who will present their self-portraits in their chosen medium including visual art, photography, live dramatic and dance performance, film, and music. Through this interdisciplinary artistic exploration, Mozawa aims to explore a new vision for the Millenial Generation (Generation Y), opening perception to what it means to be an emerging artist in today’s society and world.

Chosen artists’ self-portraits will be featured in the gallery experience, opening July 31. No pay is provided, but each art and artist will be promoted. To be considered for this gallery, and to receive further information, please write with your name, primary artistic medium, and please include 2-4 examples of your previous artistic work (can include website, headshot, resume, visual / writing / sound examples, etc.).


Algonquin’s Art on The Fox Fine Art Show

Art on the Fox Fine Art Show celebrates 8 years in June of 2015. Located at Riverfront Park in downtown Algonquin, this eclectic show attracts artists and attendees from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

Produced by the Village of Algonquin and the Algonquin Public Arts Commission, the art show is just one platform that public art is showcased in this community. From statues to murals, the Village of Algonquin is striving to be the “Art Mecca” of Northern Illinois. Artists and visitors will enjoy the beautiful park setting located on the Fox River.

NEW FOR 2015 – Art on the Fox now has online registration!!!
Artists will now have the opportunity to registration online at
Artists can upload their entries and also list specifics on their pieces such as pricing, title and media.

Art Show Information:

Show Date: June 20 & 21, 2015
Location: Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison Street, Algonquin, IL
Time: 10am – 5pm

Booth & Jury Fees:

Application Fee: $20
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
Booth Fee: $135 (payable upon acceptance)
Artists: 60 max
Ribbon Awards: $375 (May rise with sponsor stipend)
Attendance: 5,000

Dates to Know:

March 31, 2015 – Sign up ends for Art on the Fox
April 10, 2015 – Notification of acceptance sent out
April 30, 2015 – Booth fees due
June 19, 2015 – Art show set –up (evening hours)
June 20 & 21, 2015 – Art on the Fox Fine Art Show

Application Process:

Artists are now required to submit their application at

The website is free for participating artists and includes a video tutorial for detailed explanations.  The website will also collect payments including Jury and Show fees. Our team is available if an artist should need help with the application process. Please contact the show production team at 847.260.8369 or

If you are applying for two or more categories, work must be considerably different. Artist must still submit three photos from EACH category along with a booth photo. A separate jury fee is required for each category.
Artist Amenities:

– Free parking for artists
– Convenient load in and out from North Harrison Street
– Complimentary breakfast treats each morning
– Complimentary bottled water
– Lunch is provided daily for the artist from local merchants
– Booth sitting available for brief breaks

Art Show Eligibility

– All artwork submitted to the jury process, displayed and presented for sale must be original work by the accepted artist, work by employees or apprentices will not be accepted.
– Artist must submit representation of current work.
– Commercially produced work including molds, mass-produced kits, embellished artwork, ready-made items or work produced for volume sales will not be allowed.
– Only artwork is allowed for sale in your booth. Commercially produced items will not be allowed for sale at the show.

Additional information is available at


Art by America, A National Review of Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art

The Art House is sponsoring the first Annual Juried Exhibition: “Art by America, A National Review of Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art” in 2015. This exhibition will feature 250 American artists working in two-dimensional mediums. This annual exhibition is a collaborative effort between the practicing artists of The Art House and Arts on Elston and the field of Art History and Criticism to gather a wide range of submissions in order to determine the two-dimensional contemporary visual art trends and traditions across America. Artists participating in this project will have their work reviewed and curated by an insightful and professional panel of jurors and artists who will 1.) Assess the trends and traditions of 2-D fine art by practicing artists residing in America, 2.) Designate awards and cash prizes in each category: The Juror’s Award, $1,000, The Art House Award, $500; Best in Show, $500 and Honorable Mention, $250, 3.) Identify 250 2-D artists to participate in a curated, month-long, on-site exhibition that spans two Chicago galleries in the Avondale art district, and 4.) Include multiple press releases and a published exhibition review.

Jurors: James Yood, Art Educator with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Critic and Essayist with Artforum, GLASS magazine, art ltd., Visual Art Source and Aperture and Ginny Voedisch, Art Historian and Lecturer at the Art Institute Museum of Chicago. All proceeds from sales will go to the artist.

View the prospectus here