Rules and Regs for Love
(Community Art Banner Exhibit, not the real thing!)
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission invites artists with a connection to the City of West Chicago (either through residence, work or school), or currently living in the Chicagoland area to submit works of art on Love, the 2019 theme for the Community Art Banner competition.
All you need to do is submit your digital files of original art for consideration. All media are welcome, with no limitation to technique or subject matter, as long as the theme revolves around love. This is a juried exhibit.
Each selected design will be reproduced, at the Commission’s expense, and featured in the 2019 Community Art Banner Exhibit. Artists selected will receive credit on both the banner and in printed materials related to the exhibit. Additionally, they may submit a brief statement about their inspiration for inclusion in publicity materials. A reception honoring the chosen artists will take place during the City’s annual Blooming Fest in May 2019. The original artwork selected for the Banner Exhibit may also be featured in a City Museum exhibit which will run May – August, 2019, giving the artwork more great exposure.
Banners measure: (h) 60” x (w) 30” with text, image field measures approximately: (h) 42” x (w) 30”, (see example on right). Before submitting, applicants should make sure that the art work is reproducible at the specified dimensions and at an adequate resolution, as no exceptions to these specifications will be made to ensure the quality and integrity of the entire exhibit. The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission will work with artists to obtain proper file sizes for reproduction once juried into the exhibit. However, all submissions should reflect the size specifications in order to be considered.
An entry is comprised of up to 3 JPEG images at 72 dpi measuring (h) 7” x (w) 5”. All files should be numbered and named with the artist’s last name and first name. Ex.: 01Lastname_Firstname.jpg and submitted via an online form at www.westchicago.org under Residents/Forms and Applications. Please note that no additional support materials will be accepted at this time. All entries must be original and executed within two years of entry date. Entries must be received by February 1, 2019.
Judging of submissions will be based on JPEG files only. JPEG files submitted must represent actual work. The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission reserves the right to refuse to exhibit any work it deems unacceptable due to significant departure from JPEG representation or inappropriate content. Submitted and accepted artwork will not be used for any other purpose. An Independent Juror (to be announced) not affiliated with the City of West Chicago or the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission will select the winning art works anonymously.
The exhibition runs from May 1 – Mid-September 2019. A reception honoring the selected artists will take place during the annual Blooming Fest in May 2019. At this time, the general public will be invited to vote for an artist/banner to receive the People’s Choice Award. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive their banner free of charge. All other banners may be sold, with the artist receiving the first right of refusal, and proceeds will be used for future art programming.