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St. Charles Arts Council seeks artists for neXt pop-up gallery

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Guests peruse a previous pop-up gallery exhibition prepared by the St. Charles Arts Council.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Arts Council will present the neXt gallery – a pop-up art gallery program – in September.

Visual and film artists are invited to submit their work for jurying. Selected artists will be featured in pop-up galleries, beginning Friday, Sept. 5, and running through Sunday, Sept. 28. An artist’s reception will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.

The pop-up galleries will feature multiple visual art/film displays at venues in St. Charles. Gallery No. 1 is unthemed and open to visual artists in any media, including film; Gallery No. 2’s theme is “What’s Black and White and Re[a]d All Over?” Entries can be in any style or medium, but should have a connection to the theme.

The jury fee is $20, regardless of the number of pieces submitted, and regardless of whether the work is submitted for one or both of the galleries. Fees can be paid through PayPal on the St. Charles Arts Council website – stcharlesartscouncil.org – by clicking on the “Donations” page. The fee also may be mailed to St Charles Arts Council, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174.

Those interested in submitting artwork should review instructions to submit an electronic entry. There is no form to fill out. For each submitted image, the artist needs to include the title of the piece, medium, dimensions and selling price in the email. The requested information and images of the work wanting to be featured in the gallery event should be emailed to ArtistLiaison@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org by Sunday, Aug. 10.

Artists may submit up to 15 pieces for jurying, and jurors may select one or more pieces from each artist.

The selected artist exhibition fees will be $45 for one to seven pieces accepted into the gallery; and $90 for eight to 15 pieces accepted. Artists will receive 100 percent of the selling price of their work.

Artists will be notified of the juries selections by Friday, Aug. 15.

For information about artist submissions, call 630-443-3794 or visit stcharlesartscouncil.org.

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