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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.

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Far And Wide (Woodstock, NY) – Call For Artists

Far And Wide (Woodstock, NY) – Call For Artists

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) announces a call for artists for Far and Wide. Artists are invited to submit up to five works that are innovative in form and content or that have been created within the parameters of traditional genres but nevertheless break new ground. Open to artists living and working in the United States.

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Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

Juror: Kimberly Camp, former President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation. She has had a distinguished career in the arts, both as a museum administrator and practicing artist.

Far And Wide Artist Benefits

Applying to Far and Wide will bring your work to the attention of an important curator. Exhibiting your work at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum will put you at the center of an important arts renaissance happening now in the historic Hudson Valley just north of New York City. Exhibitions are well attended and our opening receptions attract hundreds of visitors. Shows are covered in the regional press and online media.

Win one of the following awards:

  • The Arthur Harris Best in Show Award ($500)
  • Nicholas Buhalis Award for Artistic Excellence in Abstract/Figurative or Figurative Work ($500)

Far and Wide is one of WAAM’s most important exhibitions of the year. It will be heavily promoted through print, social media, email, and their website. Visitors to WAAM will experience a unique national survey of the art currently being created across the country.

About Woodstock Artists Association and Museum

The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) is located in historic Woodstock, New York. They are celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year. Visitors will visit Woodstock in especially high numbers this year due to the 50 year anniversary celebration of the famous Woodstock music festival. WAAM’s own centennial celebration will feature many special events honoring the continuing importance of the historic Woodstock Artist Colony.

For more information, contact carl@woodstockart.org.

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Women’s Works 2017: 30th Anniversary Show – Call For Artists

Northwest Area Art Council announces a call for artists for Women’s Works 2017: 30th Anniversary show, a juried fine art exhibit celebrating women artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jan 2017

This show is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Women’s Works 2017: 30th Anniversary provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists. The show opens in March, in honor of Women’s History Month, and runs through the end of April.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary, the jurors for this year’s show will be the founders of the Women’s Works show, the artists of the Workshop for Contemporary Artists. The judge for this year’s show will be Brenda Oelbaum, the current president of the Women’s Caucus for Art.

Women artists 18 or older may submit any original work completed in the last two years. No previously accepted works in either Real People or Women’s Works will be accepted for Women’s Works 2017. If your work is collaborative please contact us so that we can make sure all information is collected. All work must be for sale.

Each show displays works by 115-120 artists to the greater Chicago area. Women’s Works has become a much anticipated area event and the show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are at The Old Court House Arts Center during the exhibition to encourage attendance.

The Northwest Area Art Council award $1500 in prizes for 1st-3rd, 3 Artistic Merits, and 2 other awards. In addition, this year the founders of Women’s Works will be choosing one artist to have a solo show at the Old Court House Arts Center later in 2017.

Women's Works 2017: 30th Anniversary Show - Call For Artists

About the Northwest Area Arts Council

The Northwest Area Arts Council (NAAC) is a regional arts council. It has operated in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years. NAAC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the arts and connecting artists and the general public.

As of 2014, NAAC has been running the Old Court House Arts Center, located in the old McHenry County Courthouse building, which was built over 150 years ago. The Art Center occupies the second floor of the building and has over 7,500 square feet of usable gallery space. It has five distinct galleries and a consignment gallery for local art. The building is on the historic square in Woodstock, IL. The Art Center has been in operation for over 35 years. Each year NAAC and the Old Court House Arts Center jointly arrange for 25+ distinct local, regional, and national exhibits. Women’s Works is one of two international juried exhibitions held at the art center each year.

For more information, contact womensworks2017@naac4art.org.

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