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Calling All Artists:
Home, there’s no place like it, and the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission (WCCAC) hopes the chosen theme evokes emotion and inspires creative expression for the concept, physical structure and/or larger community in which the artist feels a sense of belonging.
All media are welcome, with no limitation to technique or subject matter, as long as it relates to the theme. Each selected design will be reproduced, at the Commission’s expense, on (h) 60 x (w) 30″vinyl street banners. Artists selected will receive credit on both the banner and in printed materials related to the exhibit. Additionally, they may submit a brief statement about their inspiration for inclusion in publicity materials.
This is a juried exhibit. Judging of submissions will be based on JPEG files only. JPEG files submitted must represent actual work. Submitted and accepted artwork will not be used for any other purpose. An Independent Juror (to be announced) not affiliated with the City of West Chicago or the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission will select the winning art works anonymously. The WCCAC reserves the right to refuse to exhibit any work it deems unacceptable due to significant departure from JPEG representation or inappropriate content.
The exhibition runs from May – September 2020. A reception honoring the selected artists will take place during the annual Blooming Fest in May 2020. At this time, the general public will be invited to vote for an artist/banner to receive the People’s Choice Award. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive their banner free of charge. All other banners may be sold, with the artist receiving the first right of refusal, and proceeds will be used for future art programming.
Required Waiver for Participation
By submitting artwork for consideration, the artist acknowledges and agrees to the terms of the City’s standard Photographic Waiver, which gives the City permission to use its image for publicity purposes.
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