“Traces of Life” Juried Show – No Submission Fee

Arterie Fine Arts

Entry Deadline: Mar. 5

190 E. Fifth Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563


Call for Entries

“Traces of Life” Juried Show
April 2 – April 29

Opening Artists Reception
Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 5th
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Critique of Artwork

Life has many meanings. It is biology, it is the sacred force that defines our Earth, it is process, it is culture, it is interaction, it is wit, and it is ambition. It may be a personal question, or it can be a matter of abstract debate. The challenge to the artist is to express one of these aspects of life in a visually striking manner, or even to combine several aspects in one work.

Submit: Your art in any medium, painting, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, fabric, video, installation…
Images must be in jpg format (max. 10mb 4000 pixels longest side) & include title_dimensions.

Submit: A writing piece (50 words or less) optional

Submit: A short one sentence description of each piece.

Juror: CJ Hungerman, originally from Pittsburgh, has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts: Painting/Design from University of Illinois, DeKalb, IL. He has completed many public art projects in Chicago such as one of the large-scale Ryder Cup golf balls displayed on Michigan Avenue in 2012. One of CJ’ pieces won the Alice & Arthur Baer Award in October 2013.

First Prize $50 and a certificate signed by the Judge.

Second Prize $25 gift certificate usable in the gallery and a certificate signed by the Judge.

Special Mention $10 gift certificate usable in the gallery and a certificate signed by the Judge.

Gallery Pick $25 gift certificate for display fee in future show.

Rules for Submission

Eligibility: International

Deadline for Submissions: March 5th, 2014

Email Submissions with title of the show in subject line to: [email protected]

Submission Fee: None, display fee on acceptance.

Notification of Acceptance via email: March 7th, 2014
Size of Artwork: Artwork size may not exceed 36” x 36″ x 18″ for each piece.
Contact us for any oversized artwork submissions.

Display Fee*: Due by March 11th, 2014
Upon acceptance you will be expected to pay a display fee* at the rate of $25 per painting or $60 for 3 paintings. Contact gallery for pricing on over-sized pieces.
You will receive invites, webpage, inclusion in press releases & a page in our art book (available for purchase).
You will pay 30% on your sales as commission to the gallery.

Drop Off/Receipt of Work: March 28th – April 1st
You are responsible for dropping off your artwork, ready for hanging (wired). If you are outside of Chicago, you are responsible for shipping, insuring the package, requesting a delivery signature and for a reusable package plus a return shipping label. Please package fragile items properly in oversize boxes to prevent damage by shipping carriers. We will refuse delivery of items damaged by the carrier.

Pick up/Return Shipping Date: April 28th – May 3rd
Artwork which is not picked up within 30 days becomes the property of the gallery.

Insurance: 100% Insurance of your work on our premises at the fair value you declare. You are responsible for insuring artwork in transit. Artwork will not be insured after May 3rd.

*Display fee is non-refundable.

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