Encore! Mt Morris

Painting Our Legacy on The Canvas of History

Fine Art Show
“Small Time
Two-Bit Show"
August 7-23, 2020
Old Sandstone Gallery
Historic Mt. Morris Campus
122 S Wesley Avenue
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

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. Show will be held in the Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 S Wesley Ave, Mt. Morris, IL

Call for entries:
"Small Time, Two-Bit Show”
A special room in the gallery will be dedicated for this unique show. Artists may submit up to three pieces that are 9 square inches in size, any shape, any medium (weaving or other fiber art, pen and ink, oil/acrylic/watercolor paint, pencil, charcoal, sculpture, photography, colored pencil, glass, metal, etc.), matting optional and framing not required. 25 cents (“2 bits”) per piece entry fee. Open to all ages.

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.

Online application:
• Complete the Artist Application below.
• Pay the entry fee Two Bits (25 cents) for the number of images you are submitting when you drop off your artwork for the show.

Print application (hard copy version available here):
• Mail the application to Encore! Mt. Morris, 105 W Lincoln St., Mt Morris, IL 61054.

Insurance and Liability:
Every care will be taken to safeguard all work shown under Encore! Mt. Morris’s sponsorship, including a gallery host on the premises whenever the gallery is open. However, all persons submitting artwork for the exhibition are encouraged to maintain their own insurance on their works. Encore! Mt. Morris maintains general liability only, which covers the art in case of major incidents such as fire, theft or sprinkling system failure.

July 20: Deadline for receipt of entries (postmarks or dated online submission)
July 27: Deadline for receipt of all art.
August 3-5: Art work installed in Gallery
August 7-23: Exhibition dates
August 7: Opening reception (artists invited), 6-9:00pm
August 24 & 25: Pickup of unsold work. Any work not picked up within 10 days after will become the property of Encore! Mt. Morris.

August 2020 "Small Time, Two-Bit, Show " Registration

Payment of entry fee, required at time of delivery.

1st Entry *

2nd Entry

3rd Entry

* Fields are required

After filling-out the above application form,
and selecting
Submit below, you should receive an email confirmation.
All applications must be prior to the July 20th deadline.

Please type the number in blue.