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


Call for Artists: Tribune Building Project

As part of the Tribune Building Project, Incourage Community Foundation is announcing an open competition for up to $300,000 in art installations. This opportunity, located in rural central Wisconsin, is supported by receipt of a Creative Placemaking grant from ArtPlace America. Incourage is seeking a wide variety of art for permanent installation, including but not limited to: landscape, graphic design murals, 2-D and 3-D works connected to telling our community’s story.

Individuals, artist teams, and organizations from across the nation are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, current resume with references, images of artwork and corresponding image summary.

Submit your qualifications here:

The Tribune Building is a social enterprise that helps shape a new economy and community that works well for all people. This space advances: the value and importance of relationships and human potential; an environment that fosters risk and accepts failure; creativity and innovation; and entrepreneurship.

For more information visit

To learn more about Incourage visit

Please share this exciting and unique opportunity with your networks. Request for Qualifications due by January 26, 2015.


Call to Artists for Lubeznik Center for the Arts 2015 Lakefront Art Festival



Now in its 34rd year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City’s lakefront Washington Park. Held on the third weekend in August, this high-quality, juried event draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities. In 2014, over 4,000 visitors attended the festival. A major fundraiser for LCA, the festival is overseen by arts professionals with friendly and helpful staff and volunteers who are committed to making it a success. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print and outdoor media. Proceeds benefit LCA exhibits, outreach, and education. We invite you to become a part of this popular art event.

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES: $3000 total cash prizes will be awarded. The jury reserves the right to move artists to a more appropriate category at their discretion.


2 Dimensional Art (painting/drawing, Printmaking, pastels, mixed media)
Fine Craft (functional, clay/ceramics, glass, wood, metal, Decorative Fiber (textiles, basketry, decorative weaving & felting)
Photography (traditional & digital)
Sculptural Objects (non-functional, all media)
Wearble Art (wearable & accessories)
Jewelry (precious & non-precious stones & metals)


You will need to submit the following in order to complete your application:

IMAGES: 4 images representing the work you will be selling, and 1 image of your booth presentation. Please choose high quality images for best representation to the jury. Images should be .jpg format, 300kb-2mb.

ARTIST STATEMENT: A brief (200 words or less) statement about your work, including a short description of your medium and process.

SYNOPSIS: A five to eight-word synopsis of your work for purposes to market your work in the event program.

RESUME: A summary of your exhibitions and achievements.

APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable early application fee of $30 is required for all artists applying by February 28, 2015. A non-refundable late application fee of $45 is required for all artists applying March 1 – 31, 2015. All applications must be received by March 31, 2015.

Artists will all be notified of their acceptance status by April 24, 2014.


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CALL FOR ART: You Art What You Eat | National Juried Exhibit

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February 25 – March 28, 2015
DEADLINE TO ENTER: January 16, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for 2 entries, $30 for 3 entries

Union Street Gallery is looking for art from all over the nation that explores all aspects of food and its cultural significance including cultivation, distribution, preparation, consumption, and appreciation. Some examples of art submitted might be creative reflections on the aesthetic qualities of food or art that addresses the dynamic debate about the political, economic, and social dimensions of food production and consumption.Art might also focus on traditions surrounding food or how we use food as a rich form of cultural communication.Images of food art such as sugar artistry, cake decorating, or artistic plating will also be considered for this exhibit. Proper credit must be given to the artist/baker and photographer.

Juror: Shannon Stratton, professional artist and Director at Three Walls Gallery, Chicago IL

Awards: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150

For prospectus and to enter the exhibit please visit

For more information about the gallery and the exhibit visit our website