I'm pleased with the cohesiveness of the group of art works I was able to enter.
Gallery Seven in Lockport, IL
September 7-9: Notification of selected works via e-mail
September 23-26: Delivery of Work
September 30: “Illiart” opens
October 3: Opening Reception 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
October31: “Illiart” Closes
Uh-oh-- "Work that requires special installation or instructions will NOT be accepted." Reader, the show accepts every media except video and film, so I don't know what they are going to do for installation art pieces. Most sculpture is somewhat challenging to display.
Anyway, it is in the jurors hands now. Jurors are people with their own tastes, skill levels, pet media and their own ideas for what kind of show they want they want to build.
So, I started editing some of my portfolio archive photos in Lightroom. After a couple of days of tutorials and videos, they are a hair better. I am still learning the program. I am trying to create a few good-enough pictures to post to Behance and hopefully make some connections there. The ultimate goal is to connect with architects.
s"Annually, Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights hosts an exhibition that invites members of our community (consisting of volunteers, studio artists, guild artists, general members, and visitors) to submit work that they would like to have showcased. Please submit work up until July 14th at 11:59 PM and decisions will be announced on July 15th.
There is no fee for applying to be in the exhibition, but if accepted there is a $20 hanging or set-up fee (unless you are a current member of the Guild or a current Studio Artist in one of our spaces). Payments are to be processed in person at the point of drop-off unless otherwise discussed. The exhibition is set from July 22nd to August 19, 2021. Finally, there is no set theme for this year's Invitational exhibition, so please create work around themes that are of interest to you as individual artists. Artists may apply with almost any media of work, except for sound and video."
I submitted the piece below for consideration for the show.
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