CALL FOR ENTRIES – 7th Annual Encaustic Exhibition

Morpho Gallery

Entry Deadline: Jul. 20

5216 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60652
PHONE 773.878.4255

Opening Reception: August 24, 2018, 6pm – 10pm
Jurors: Kathy Blankley Roman and Dan Addington

About the Exhibition:
The exhibit is open to artists who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but encaustic must be the primary medium. This year we will allow 3D work as well as 2D. Maximum 2D dimensions should not exceed 28″ per side, including frame or support, minimum size: 8”x8” or 16 running inches (H+L).
3D works not to exceed 28” in all dimensions including mount, if applicable.

The complete application is available to download at:

Exhibition calendar
July 20th Final Entry Deadline
July 26th-28th Notifications sent
August 10th-17th Artwork received
August 24th-September 22nd Exhibition dates
Sept 27th-28th 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 protected]).

Email jpeg images and entry form as attachments to [email protected] and specify 7th Annual Encaustic 2018 in the subject line. Submit images at 72 dpi, 1500 ppi on longest side. Due to difficulties in the past, images smaller than this will not be considered. Please title your jpegs as: Artist last name_# of image_Title.jpg (Jones_1_Title.jpg)

DEADLINE for submissions is July 20, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.
Notifications will be emailed by July 26th-28th

Artist’s Guidelines
Work must be must be professionally presented: framed or with finished edges, wired for hanging and with a label affixed to the back with the artist’s name and title of work. 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. Works with special installation or assembly requirements must have concise instructions included or the artist must be available to assist with the installation. Upon acceptance, information will be sent with labeling and shipping instructions. All art must be available for the duration of the show.
It is advised that wrapping materials be labled with artist’s name.

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, 2017.

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.

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
Any questions please email: [email protected]

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