Call for artists for St. Charles Arts Council's ArtsFest juried pop-up art show

 
Submitted by St. Charles Arts Council
Updated 7/13/2018 10:47 PM
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  • "Collection" by Lance Long is one of the works featured at last year's at the ArtsFest Pop-Up Gallery. Artists are invited to submit their work for a juried pop-up art show by Aug. 20.

    "Collection" by Lance Long is one of the works featured at last year's at the ArtsFest Pop-Up Gallery. Artists are invited to submit their work for a juried pop-up art show by Aug. 20. Courtesy of St. Charles Arts Council

Artists are invited to submit their work for a juried pop-up art show, part of the St. Charles Arts Council's eighth annual ArtsFest | St. Charles -- All of the Arts, All Over Town.

ArtsFest is the signature event of the arts council, featuring visual and performing arts programming all over the city.

The ArtsFest Gallery will be open from Friday, Sept. 7 through Saturday, Sept. 29.

Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art.

Guest jurors are art collectors/artists John Abel, Donna Stockman, and John Stockman.

The jury fee for arts council members is $25. Jury fee for non-artist members is $45.

When artwork is sold, the St. Charles Arts Council will take a 15-percent administrative fee.

The jury fee is nonrefundable. Fees can be mailed to: St. Charles Arts Council, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174, or paid online through the website at www.stcharlesartscouncil.org/calls-to-artists/. Click on the Yellow Donate button on any page.

The St. Charles Arts Council is a 501(c) 3 public charity. Artists interested in becoming a member -- go to StCharlesArtsCouncil.org and click on "Donate" to make your membership payment.

For the Celebration Pop-Up Gallery, artists must submit their artwork electronically to artistliaison@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org. There is no form to fill out. Simply send an email with an image of each piece of artwork submitted, with the title, the dimensions, the medium, and the selling price.

Artists may submit up to 5 pieces of their work. All submitted work must include the artist's name, physical address, and phone number.

All submissions are due by end-of-day, Monday, Aug. 20. They will review all electronic submissions and contact artists with the jury decisions.

The gallery will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, for the opening reception. After the opening, the gallery will be open noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.

All artwork must be ready to hang/install. Information about hanging preparation for 2-D work will be supplied by the arts council. Sculpture pedestals/stands must be provided by the artist. Delivery and pickup of the artwork will be the artist's responsibility. Artists with work accepted in the show must drop-off and pick up their work on the published dates. All artwork must be for sale.

The artist contract must be signed and brought with artwork juried into the gallery. It is not mandatory for artists to staff the gallery, but it is strongly encouraged. Anyone interested in volunteering to "sit" the gallery should contact (630) 443-3794 or info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.

Follow www.facebook.com/stcharlesartscouncil/. Visit ArtinPublicPlacesSTC.com to enjoy the Public Art Project.

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