17th Regional Juried Exhibition at the Chesterton Art Center

The Illiana Artists are sponsoring the 17th Regional Juried Exhibition at the Chesterton Art Center for the month of September. Illiana Artists is an organization with the motto, “Artists helping artists” and membership ranges from $20-$100. For more information about the group, see the website at www.illianaartists.com.

The 17th Regional Juried Exhibition includes the following dates –

Drop-off dates – August 28 from 11-4, and August 29 from 11-7
Juror notifications – August 30 (these will go out by email or mail if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included.)
Pick-up for non-selected pieces – September 2
Exhibit opens – September 4
Opening reception – September 10 from 2-4 at Chesterton Art Center. Awards will be presented.
Exhibit closes – September 29
Pick-up for exhibit pieces – September 30 from 10-2

The exhibit is open to artists 18 years and older living in Indiana, Illinois, or Michigan. All 2-D and 3-D fine art media will be accepted (sculpture, glass, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, photography, pastel, drawing, etc.). No vector computer art, or crafts will be accepted. All 3-D work must be sculptural, hand-crafted, or completely unique in design/execution. Work must be no more than two years old. All entries must have an original concept and execution. No copies or prints of paintings, published photographs, or other artist’s work. No work done in class or under the tutelage of an instructor is eligible for entry. No wet paintings. No work previously exhibited with either the Chesterton Art Center or Iliana Artists.

2-D works must be either gallery wrapped (finished edges and no exposed staples) or framed and ready to hang with wire and eyelets – no saw-tooth hangers. Each piece is not to exceed 100″ (top, botton, left, and right) and not to exceed 10 pounds. Plexiglass is preferred, especially for large pieces. Glass is acceptable for hand-delivered work only. White or neutral top mats are preferred. All freestanding sculptures must have a base and pedestal. All entries must be available for sale. A 30% commission will be retained for all sold work. All entries must be ready for installation. Artists are not permitted to participate in the actual install.

The entry fee to participate is $25 for Illiana Artists members and $30 for non-members, which includes 1-2 pieces of artwork. Payment can be cash, checks or money orders payable to, “Illiana Artists”. For Drop-off day, each artist must come prepared with 1-2 pieces of artwork, a completed entry form, entry labels, notification card, and self-addressed stamped envelope (if the artist has no email).

Works must be delivered to the Chesterton Art Center on Monday, August 28 between 11-4 or Tuesday, August 29 between 11-7. Shipped work must be packed in a secure, reusable box or crate, and insured with return shipment pre-paid. Hand delivery is strongly recommended for fragile pieces, especially sculpture. The full prospectus, including notification form, entry form, entry labels and guidelines, are available at this link – http://www.illianaartists.com/uploads/2/3/6/2/23621730/2017_illiana_artist_poster_8.5x11_rev.pdf

Please contact Mary Ann Gradisher for questions at 219-617-2548 or magradisher@att.net. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.