Naperville Art League puts out call for artists for Public Arts Competition

  • Area artists are invited to enter their work into Naperville Art League's 19th annual Public Art Competition. The show will be on display April 12-29 at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery.

    Area artists are invited to enter their work into Naperville Art League's 19th annual Public Art Competition. The show will be on display April 12-29 at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery. Courtesy of Naperville Fine Art Center

 
 
Updated 3/10/2022 3:40 PM

Artists from Naperville and surrounding communities are invited to participate for cash prizes in Naperville Art League's 19th annual Public Art Competition.

Artists are invited to submit one entry per person under the theme "Gear Up."

 

The piece must be original in design, concept, and execution. It can be any media or mixed-media, and either 2D or 3D. Size restrictions apply.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 9, with no extensions.

All entries will be on display April 12-29 at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St., Naperville.

Awards presentation will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 22.

Two age categories for entries are high school/college age and adults. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($300) and Awards of Excellence ($100).

Honorable mentions will receive an award card. Winners will be publicized. The entry fee is $30 for nonmembers and $15 for Naperville Art League members. Entries must be accompanied by an artist's statement.

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The contest entry form is on the League's website: Napervilleartleague.com or a copy may be picked up at the Naperville Fine Art Center, 508 N. Center St., Naperville.

Along with the show, Naperville Art League is hosting a food drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services.

Nonperishable food items may be brought to the Gallery throughout the show. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Naperville Art League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides art instruction and education, encourages all forms of creative art, and works to stimulate understanding and appreciation of art in the community. The League plans and hosts the annual outdoor Riverwalk Fine Art Fair.

For membership information, go to www.napervilleartleague.com or call (630) 355-2530. Follow www.facebook.com/NapervilleArtLeagueAndGallery/.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services provides food and services to over 3,000 Naperville and DuPage County families each month. For more information, visit www.loaves-fishes.org or call (630) 355-3663.

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