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Create In Place: Artwork Created During COVID-19 (Batavia, IL) – Call For Artists

Create In Place: Artwork Created During COVID-19 (Batavia, IL) – Call For Artists

Water Street Studios announces a call for artists for Create In Place: Artwork Created During COVID-19. This juried exhibition will be displayed in coordination with Water Street Studios’ 11th Anniversary Show scheduled for September 2020. Welcoming 2D and 3D work.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jul 2020

$25 submission fee or become a member to enter for free.

Create In Place cash prizes for People’s Choice and Best of Show awards.

About Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, IL. The gallery at Water Street Studios is curated by Steve Sherrell and a committee of volunteers. Awarded “Best Gallery” in 2019 by West Suburban Living Magazine and Kane County Chronicle. The gallery features over 100 artists every year by offering monthly exhibitions in award-winning galleries. It welcomes over 10,000 people every year through art programming opportunities including monthly gallery exhibition (24 per year), art classes and workshops, subsidized artist studios, and public and private events in our historic venue.

The current site of Water Street Studios was built in 1886 as a midwest expansion of the US Wind Engine and Pump Company. The factory manufactured the famous first Self-Governing Windmill invented by Daniel Halladay. Renovations of this historic building began in 2007 and opened as Water Street Studios in 2009.

Water Street Studios invites you to get closer to your own humanity each time you walk through the doors. The gallery manufactures art experiences for you to connect to something bigger than yourself. The organization makes it possible for artists to continue to create; students to embrace new ways of learning; visitors to be transported; instructors to make a living; and the community to thrive. Every dollar invested in Water Street Studios is a dollar invested in building a more diverse, vibrant, and connected community.

Special thank you to The Dempsey Family and Chicago Capital LLC for their support for gallery programs.

For more information, contact createinplace@waterstreetstudios.org.

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Art Of The Blues – Call for Artists

Art Of The Blues – Call for Artists

Water Street Studios announces a call for artists to enter Art of the Blues, a juried exhibition of 2-D and 3-D art inspired by or relating to blues music. The timing of the gallery exhibit will correspond to the annual Chicago Blues Festival (the largest free blues festival in the world) and the 3rd Annual Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival held on June 9, 2018 attracting 300+ blues enthusiasts to Water Street Studios.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2018

Art of the Blues entry fee: $25

The Water Street Studios Gallery Committee will award a $500 prize for the artist that wins Best of Show. Notice of acceptance: May 11, 2018. This award will be juried by the Gallery Committee and announced at the Gallery Opening Reception on June 8, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibition on display until Sunday, July 8, 2018. Water Street Studios often has an estimated 500 individuals that visit their galleries on a monthly basis.

About Water Street Studios

The Batavia Artists Association at Water Street Studios incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization in the state of Illinois in 2009. Their mission is to help make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley area and beyond. Their vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest.

The Gallery program offers 24 exhibitions annually exhibiting an estimated 200 local and regional artists every year in both The Dempsey Family Gallery and The Kane County Chronicle Gallery. Our Education program provides art classes for ages five to over sixty-five in a variety of mediums including drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics, metal-working, and jewelry-making. The Outreach program offers free art instruction for low-income families at Batavia Apartments and provides free arts programming to the surrounding community through over thirty strategic partnerships including local nonprofits, senior centers, public libraries, park districts, and local businesses.

Water Street Studios has 26 artist studios for artists to work in a highly creative and collaborative environment. Resident artists are given the opportunity to exhibit, sell artwork, teach classes and workshops, and participate in on-going events and fundraisers to further their own artistic businesses and passions.

For more information, contact gallery@waterstreetstudios.org.

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Picnic in the Park – Call for Artists

Go Art! Genesee-Oleans Regional Arts Council is looking for artisans to vend at this years 39th annual Picnic in the Park, Genesee  and Oleans Counties’ only major arts and craft show featuring live music, food, and arts entertainment.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

We ask that at least 70% of goods sold are handmade artwork. This event draws over 4,000 people to the scenic Centennial Park in Batavia, NY. Artists that become members receive discounts on vending for this event.

Go Art! is the only organization in Genesee and Orleans County dedicated to promoting the arts for our region. We are a non-profit arts organization serving the community in all aspects of the creative process including supporting other arts organizations, artists, and individuals dedicated to promoting the experience of the arts and traditions.

For more information, contact info@goart.org.

Picnic in the Park

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Stars and Stripes Show – Call for Artists

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Flag Day, Water Street Studios is seeking artwork inspired by the American flag for the Stars and Stripes Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 May 2016

The exhibition is part of a city-wide celebration of Flag Day and its founder, Batavia resident, Bernard Cigrand.

Best of Show Award: $300

Feature your work in one of the most unique and high quality galleries in the Chicago area. On average, 400 people attend our gallery openings each month with another 100-200 throughout the month. We have a community of working, emerging, and professional artists on-site as well as many strategic partnerships that provide added exposure and support for artists exhibiting in any of Water Street Studios galleries.

Water Street Studios in Batavia is a nonprofit 501(c) 3, committed to making the creative arts accessible to the Fox Valley community. Our mission is to be a vibrant organization dedicated to the creation and appreciation of the arts, and supporting our core community of Water Street Studio artists, patrons, and students.

For more information, contact gallery@waterstreetstudios.org.

Stars and Stripes Show

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