Fine Art Show “Home is Where the Heart Is” August 7-23, 2020 Old Sandstone Gallery Historic Mt. Morris Campus 122 S Wesley Avenue Mt. Morris, IL 61054
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. Show will be held in the Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 S Wesley Ave, Mt. Morris, IL
Call for entries: Encore’s 2020 season, this juried show invites original art of all kinds, with a “Home Is Where the Heart Is” theme (weaving or other fiber art, pen and ink, oil/acrylic/watercolor paint, pencil, charcoal, sculpture, photography, colored pencil, glass, metal, etc.). Artists may submit 1-3 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 will be considered.
Specifications for 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.
Awards and publicity: Jurors will select the art pieces for this show, and award prizes. Awards of Excellence will be given in several categories. 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 below. • Email JPEG-only images of up to 3 pieces you wish to have considered for the show. Each file name should be: last name__first name__your 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. • Pay the entry fee for the number of images you are submitting: Fees can be charged through PayPal including credit cards. The non-refundable entry fee is $20 (1 image of art piece), $25 (2 images), or $30 (3 images) and must be paid at the time of the application. If you prefer not paying the fee online, you may send a check to the Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St, Mt. Morris IL 61054. Make the check out to Encore Mt. Morris and put "August Art Show" on the memo line.
Print application (hard copy version available here): • Include a 4x6 photo of each 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. • You may Email JPEG-only images of up to 3 pieces you wish to have considered for the show. Each file name should be: last name__first name__your 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. • Pay the entry fee for the number of images you are submitting: The non-refundable entry fee is $25 (1 image of art piece), $30 (2 images), or $35 (3 images) and must be paid at the time of the application. Make a check out to Encore! Mt. Morris and put "August Art Show" on the memo line. • Mail the packet 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.
Calendar: July 1: Deadline for receipt of entries (postmarks or dated online submission) July 2-8: Jury selection of art works and artists notified via email. July 20: Deadline for receipt of all artist agreements and all requested materials (artist bio, artist statement or description of the artistic process used to create the work, artist photo) 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.