The fall public art show opens Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30.
The Library's fall community art show will explore the theme of Abstraction. We invite artists in Wilmette, Kenilworth, and beyond to submit works that they feel fits the theme—the interpretation is up to you! We will accept up to 30 pieces on a first come, first served basis. In order to be entered in the show, you must pre-register your work online.
*Please note that this is a smaller number than past shows in order to better accommodate the space and theme.
Art due Sunday, September 16, 1-4 pm.
More shows will follow! Our following upcoming show will be in the winter, that show’s theme is Mixed Media.
Online Pre-registration opens Monday, August 20th at 10am.
All work MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED to participate in the show. The first 30 pieces pre-registered will be accepted. Work not pre-registered will not be accepted.
Drop off time: Sunday, September 16th, 1-4 pm.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21st, 6:30-8:30pm
Pick up: Saturday, November 10th, 10 am - 1 pm
Work must be dropped off and picked up during these times, no exceptions will be made. Only register for the show if you are able to make the listed drop off and pick up times. You may arrange for someone to drop off and pick up your work for you.
Who may enter:
Artists over the age of 18 residing in the Chicago metropolitan area may enter. There is no entry fee.
Where and When to enter:
Work will be accepted at the Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue only during the times listed above. The library is located a block west of Green Bay Road on the corner of Park Ave. All work MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED online prior to dropping off art to participate in the show. The first 30 pieces pre-registered will be accepted. Work not registered will not be accepted.
What to enter:
Enter one wall piece, not exceeding 4’ x 4’, framed for gallery presentation and wired for hanging. The entry must not have been submitted previously. Dax-type frames, masonite and clipboard frames will not be accepted. Additionally, sculpture and multi-piece works (e.g., diptychs, triptychs) will not be accepted in this show. One piece per artist may be entered.
What else you need to know:
All pieces must fit into the above guidelines to be accepted into the show.
ALL work must be delivered during the stated drop off time: Sunday, September 16, 1-4 pm. Pick up is Saturday, November 10, 10 am -1 pm. Art must be picked up at this time.
Please check back here for more info and future show announcements!
*The Library reserves the right to reject any piece that does not meet the posted guidelines or is otherwise unfit for the Library.