Encore! Mt Morris

Painting Our Legacy on The Canvas of History
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We Live in the Middle
Juried Fine Art Show
Encore! Mt. Morris Art Show

August 2-25, 2024
 
Old Sandstone Gallery
Historic Mt. Morris Campus
122 S Wesley Ave.
Mt. Morris IL

Information
and On-Line Registration
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Credit: “Decker’s Drugs,” Craig Carpenter, Oregon IL, watercolor

We Live in the Middle
Theme Fine Art Show

Seventeen Artists on Display


Encore’s fourth gallery show of the 2022 season, original art work in any medium, reflecting a “small town livin’ ” theme. This might include historic downtown images of a favorite small town, landmarks, vintage or current lifestyle/activities, festivals, etc. Artists submitted up to 3 images of their original works for consideration.

Encore! Mt. Morris, a cultural initiative of the Mt. Morris Economic Development Corp, with the goal of developing Mt. Morris into a unique, thriving, rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois, focused on visual, performing and culinary arts. Show will be held on the Mt. Morris Campus in the Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 S Wesley Ave, Mt. Morris, IL

We Live in the Middle
Juried Fine Art Show


Host: Encore! Mt. Morris, a cultural initiative of the Mt. Morris Economic Development Corp, with the goal of developing Mt. Morris into a unique, thriving, rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois, focuses on visual, performing and culinary arts. This show will be held on the Mt. Morris Campus in the Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 S Wesley Ave, Mt. Morris, IL

Call for entries: Encore’s third gallery show of the 2024 season, original art work in any medium of your choice. Artists may submit up to 3 images of their original works for consideration. Accepted art works must be the same item(s) that are displayed in the show (no substitutions). Artists must be 18 years old or older. Only those images received by the deadline (July 19) will be considered. Prizes will be awarded. 2024 theme: 'We Live in the Middle'

Specifications for gallery art pieces: 2D format: Maximum size: 48” x 48”; minimum framed size: 8 x 10”; weight: <40 pounds; frames: wired for hanging; no warped, dirty or damaged frames please. 3D format: Contact us with your questions about very large works. We have display space for most sizes.

Publicity: Encore! Mt. Morris reserves the right to photograph all exhibited work for publicity purposes.

Sales: Art works may be available for sale during the exhibition. Please note that Encore! Mt. Morris retains a 30% commission on all art sales to cover Gallery expenses. Prices may not be changed after submission. Payment for sold art work will be issued within 30 days after the close of the exhibition.

How to enter: Submit an application and images of your art pieces either online or in print.
Online application:
• Complete the Artist Application at EncoreMtMorris.com; click on Fine Art Show button.
• Email JPEG-only images of up to 3 pieces you wish to have considered for the show to entry@EncoreMtMorris.com Each file name should be: last name__first name__your image title.jpeg
• Pay the entry fee of $20 for 1-3 images by mailing a check to Encore! Mt. Morris, 105 W Lincoln St, Mt. Morris IL 61054 and put “August 2023 Art Show” on the memo line.

Print application:
• Complete the Artist Application included in the last page of this document.
• Include a 4x6 photo of each gallery art piece you want us to consider for the show. Write your name and title of the piece on the back of the photo. These photos will not be returned.
• Pay the entry fee of $20. Fee must be paid at the time of the application. Make a check out to Encore! Mt. Morris and put “August 2024 Art Show” on the memo line.
• Mail the packet to Encore! Mt. Morris, c/o August Fine Art Show, 105 W Lincoln St., Mt Morris, IL 61054.


Calendar
July 19: Deadline for receipt of entries (postmarks or dated online submission)
July 22: Selection of art works and artists notified via email.
July 27: Deadline for receipt of all artist agreements and requested materials (artist bio, artist statement or description of the artistic process used to create the work(s), artist photo, consignment record of submitted pieces)
July 31-Aug 1: Art work installed in Gallery (Aug 2 opening)
August 2 - 25: Exhibition dates
August 4th: Opening reception (artists invited), 6:30-9:00pm
August 25: Pickup of unsold work at the end of the afternoon or August 26, 10am-12:00pm. Any work not picked up within 10 days will become the property of Encore! Mt. Morris.
September 25: Payment for all sold works will be sent to artists by this date, at the latest.


Contact us with your questions.
mollyb@encoremtmorris.com
309-255-1096

August 2024 We Live in the Middle Registration


Send JPEG-only images of the 1, 2 or 3 art pieces you wish to have considered for the show by email to Entry@EncoreMtMorris.com.
• each file name should be: last name__first name__your image #__image title.jpeg
• Images should be <2 MB each, no smaller than 1024 pixels on the longest side, 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution), and show no frame or mat unless integral to the piece.
• Specifications for 2D art works: Maximum frame size: 48” x 48”; minimum frame size: 8 x 10”; weight: <40 pounds; frame: wired for hanging (No other types of hangers allowed); no warped, dirty or damaged frames please.
• Specifications for 3D art works: Contact us with your questions about very large works.
• Payment of entry fee, required at time of entry.

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After filling-out the above application form,
and selecting Submit, you may,

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or pay by check to;
Encore! Mt. Morris

Mail to:
Encore! Mt. Morris
105 West Lincoln St
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

All applications and payments must be prior to the July 10 deadline.

Please send the image files via email to Entry@EncoreMtMorris.com (include your name in the subject line). When finished filling out the above information, please click 'Submit' below. You should receive a confirming email very shortly after registering.

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