Enter the Library’s new art show, Abstraction!

The fall public art show opens Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30.

Theme: Abstraction

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.

The first 30 entrants to pre-register online will be accepted to the show! Pre-registration begins Monday, August 20th at 10am. enter here green 01

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.

Abstraction Public Art Show Calendar

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.

Pre-registration opens Monday, August 20th at 10am. To register your work, please enter here green 01

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:

  • Artists must personally submit his or her own work. Com­mercial galleries may not submit work for an artist.
  • Work previously submitted in a Wilmette Public Library Show will not be accepted.
  • All subject matter must be appropriate for viewing by the general public.
  • Library employees are not permitted to accept or release artwork at any time. Artists may not drop off or remove work from the Auditorium except at the times designated in the show calendar.
  • There is no limit on the number of shows artists may enter, but no artist may enter two consecutive shows.
  • All work must be wired for hanging with a wire across the back.
  • All work must be under the size limit of 4 ft x 4 ft. and must not be excessively heavy.

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.

QUESTIONS: Contact the Community Services Department, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-256-6926


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