Call for Entries at Morpho Gallery

CALL FOR ENTRIES – 5th Annual Encaustic Exhibition
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: August 5th – September 3rd, 2016
Entry Deadline: July 17th, 2016
Opening Reception: August 5th, 2016, 6pm – 10pm
Jurors: Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman

About the Exhibition:

The exhibit is open to artists in the U.S. who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but media must primarily consist of “hot wax” encaustic. 2D works only, unless it can be hung on a wall. Dimensions should not exceed 28″ per side, including frame or support.

About the Jurors:

After 4 years of successful shows, including: Hot Wax in the City, Wax(N)Blue and Unbound(ed), FUSEDChicago members Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman return once again to jury our 5th annual encaustic exhibition.

Kathleen Waterloo received her BFA in 1996 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is represented in Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington DC, and Portland, and has been exhibited nationally and worldwide. The artist maintains a studio in Chicago.

Kathy Blankley Roman is an award winning abstract painter. She has studied encaustic with Jenny Learner, Chicago and Shawna Moore, MT. Her acrylic and encaustic works have been exhibited nationally and internationally online. The artist maintains a studio in Chicago.

The complete application is available to download at:

Exhibition calendar:

July 17th Final Entry Deadline
July 22nd Notifications sent
July 30th Artwork received
August 5th-Sept 3rd Exhibition dates
Sept 4th- Sept 10th Pick up art


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

Submissions Details:

Jurying will be done from jpeg images only, submitted via email with the completed entry form and entry fee paid through Paypal (

Email jpeg images and entry form as attachments to, and specify 5th Annual Encaustic 2016 in the subject line. Submit images at 72 dpi, 1500 ppi on longest side. (Accepted artists may be asked for high res. images for promotion.) Please title your jpegs as: Artist last name_# of image_Title.jpg (Jones_1_Title.jpg)

DEADLINE for submissions is July 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST. Notifications will be emailed by July 22.

Accepted Work:

All art must be labeled, properly framed, or equivalent, and wired for hanging. No clip frames. Exposed edges and back must be clean. Works not properly wired, or which differ significantly from jpegs, will be rejected, no substitutions. Upon acceptance, information will be resent with labeling and shipping instructions. All art must be available for the duration of the show. Maximum size: 28” per side. Minimum size: 8”x8”.

Delivery of Artwork:

Accepted entries will receive detailed delivery and shipping instructions. Art should be delivered in reusable packing (with paid return label if shipping) and should include specific packing instructions, if applicable. No “peanut” packing or torn boxes. Please use UPS as the driver has access to the gallery. We have had many issues with Fed-Ex.


It is the responsibility of the artist that artwork is properly packaged in reusable packaging and to insure works during transit. Accepted artwork will be handled with reasonable care, however, Morpho will not be liable for any damage or loss during transit, delivery, or return shipping. Works will be insured while in the gallery. Damaged crates will not be opened pending notification of the carrier and the artist.

Work must be picked up within one week of the ending of the show, unless alternate arrangements are made with the gallery. Morpho will not be responsible for work left beyond that date. Specific pick up times will be sent with acceptance letter. Shipped work will be sent no later than September 11, 2015.


Morpho will retain a 20% commission for any sales during the show or that result from the show.


Morpho and those acting for the Gallery, reserve the right to photograph and retain a set of images of the exhibit for promotional, educational and documentation purposes only.

Return of Artwork:

Specific dates and times will be sent with acceptance letter. Morpho will not be responsible for works left after pick up dates, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Artist’s Guidelines:

Work must be framed, ready to hang and a label affixed to the back with the artist’s name and title of work, and must be professionally presented. Morpho Gallery reserves the right to reject any artwork that is deemed unsuitable, including but not exclusive of work not ready to hang or unprofessionally presented.

Morpho Gallery will use all reasonable care in handling entries but assumes no responsibility for damage or loss. Submitted images may be used for exhibition purposes and publicity.

About Morpho Gallery:

Morpho Gallery prides itself in seeking talented artists who are on the
cusp of being discovered by the mainstream art community. We invite local artists to exhibit their work in a creative and non-competitive atmosphere where artistic experimentation and development are encouraged. By creating a blank palette inside the gallery, we offer infinite possibilities for an array of colors, textures and media to come together. Morpho Gallery also offers leasing packages at affordable rates to groups and individuals who wish to stage their own shows.

Morpho Gallery
5216 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

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