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Real People 2019 (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Real People 2019 (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Old Courthouse Arts Center announces a call for artists for Real People 2019, a national juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures. Submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Real People made its debut in 2000 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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Deadline: 7 Jul 2019

The Real People exhibition has become a much-anticipated area event which enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Works previously shown at the Old Courthouse Arts Center are not eligible for entry.

Artists will be notified by Sunday July 14th. There is a $40 fee to apply. Artists may submit up to three images for consideration. There is a $10 discount available to artists who applied to either Real People 2018 or Women’s Works 2019. Email realpeople2019@naac4art.org to receive a discount code.

The Old Courthouse Arts Center is very excited to have Joyce Polance as the Judge for this year’s show. Joyce Polance is primarily known for her figurative oil paintings – both expressionistic portraits and large, painterly groups of nude women which explore emotion and relationships. Polance has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including six Chicago CAAP grants, a George Sugarman Foundation grant, two Judith Dawn Memorial grants, and a Cliff Dwellers Artist in Residence award.

The exhibit will run from Wednesday, August 21st through Saturday, September 28th, including an artists’ reception gala on Saturday September 14.

Real People 2019 Awards

Cash prizes totaling $1,500.00 for the First, Second, Third Place, Gallery Award, and Three Artistic Merit Awards. In addition, the online artist management platform Biafarin, has donated 2 Gold one year memberships and 2 Blue one year memberships as awards.

About the Old Courthouse Arts Center

The Old Courthouse Arts Center was built in the 1860s. It is on the national registry of historic buildings. The entire second floor has been converted into an arts center, which houses four separate gallery spaces. The Old Courthouse Arts Center runs 30 shows each year in the space, with new shows opening on average every two weeks. This brings in a constant flow of repeat visitors from the area and a broader audience for gala openings. The Old Courthouse Arts Center has been operating for 29 years. It is run by the Northwest Area Arts Council which has been operating in the area for over 30 years.

For more information, contact realpeople2019@naac4art.org.


FACES UnMasked 2015 – Call for Artists

Call to artists for FACES UnMasked, FACES’ artistic fundraising event featuring masks and artwork created by local and national artists and community members.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 26 Sept 2015

This special event benefits the compassionate programs at FACES, a not-for-profit organization serving children and adults throughout the US with severe craniofacial anomalies.

Participating artists receive free admission and the opportunity to purchase one ticket at half price, as well as the opportunity to raise awareness of craniofacial differences and brighten a child’s smile.

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association is a non-profit organization serving children and adults throughout the United States with severe craniofacial deformities resulting from birth defects, injuries, or disease. There is never a charge for any service provided by FACES.

For more information, contact kim@faces-cranio.org.

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Portraits Call for Artists

For this call, NYC4PA is expanding the range of subjects to include the animal kingdom so if the portrait is a clear representation of excitement, sadness, adoration, etc. it fits the theme. Send us your images that truly express emotion and personality, human or animal.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 12/14/2014.

Wikipedia defines portrait photography as “photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is usually the … face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.”

NYC4PA is a New York based organization that offers, in addition to $3,000 in cash prizes, prize winners and juror selections the opportunity to exhibit their images in a New York Gallery show.

We are also offering travel opportunities – Greenland is on the horizon for late summer 2015. Email us for info.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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