Artists Invited to Compete for $4,000 at New Lincoln Park Festival
WHAT: Artrageous on Clark Street in Lincoln Park (CSLP) is calling all artists to join our spring art contest. Artrageous is the cornerstone of an inaugural multidimensional event designed to showcase local talent and the many extraordinary businesses on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. The goal is to attract food-music-art enthusiasts to celebrate spring and indulge their love of all things food-music-art at this vibrant community event.
The art element will feature a juried competition and public voting of works on display. The artist entry fee is $20 for up to two pieces and $40 for three to five pieces submitted. Checks should be made payable to Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and submitted with the Artist Application which can be downloaded at VisitClarkStreet.com. Participation is open to Chicago-area artists 18 years of age or older.
The contest invites artists to submit original works in varying disciplines and media to our jury for selection. Those pieces accepted for participation will spring up in places on display at a number of local retail venues and storefronts along Clark Street between Armitage and Diversey and on Diversey Parkway between Orchard and Lakeview. Lincoln Park residents and the general public will view the exhibited works and actively participate in voting for their favorites.
All entries must be submitted digitally by February 15, 2012, in hi-res jpg format (5”x7,” 300dpi resolution, preferably 1MB in size and no larger than 2MB per image). No hard copies, photos or slides will be accepted. Please identify the email in the subject line as “Jurying Artrageous Art Contest” and send to Events@VisitClarkStreet.com.
Entry email must include the artist’s name, title of the piece(s) and medium represented, and may include a short bio about the artist and piece(s) (no more than five pieces permitted). Once the email with attached jpg(s) is received, a prompt reply notification will be emailed to the artist, and a subsequent email notification will be sent when the mail-in application and payment has been received by the committee.
After February 15, late entries must include a $20 late fee for receipt until February 29, 2012. No submissions will be accepted after February 29, 2012. Entries will be disallowed if mail-in application or payment is not received by due date.
Artists will be emailed a status notification beginning April 1, 2012. No results will be given by phone. If selected for participation, information will be provided regarding venue, space, delivery, set-up, etc. Display easels or platforms are the sole responsibility of the artist upon consultation and/or approval by the host and/or festival committee.
All work must be of original design, conceived and executed by the artist in attendance, and not the work of mass production studios. All work displayed must be presented in a finished manner and two-dimensional art must be framed or equivalent. Pieces made with kits, molds, patterns or plans are not permitted, nor may you submit/display works purchased or owned by other artists. The festival committee reserves the right to deny any submission or exhibition of works deemed unsuitable, inappropriate or inconsistent with the quality and standards as set forth by the committee.
Acceptable media include: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, clay, paper non-functional, fiber non-functional, wood, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, mixed/multi-media and photography.
Any artist with questions or experiencing difficulties in accessing the competition application online is welcome to call the Big Buzz Idea Group office (event partner) at 847.677.8273. Please consult the application for full contest rules.
The jury will decide on the “Best of Show.” Based upon the votes received by the public, the festival art committee will determine the “People’s Choice” award.
People’s Choice – $1,000
Best of Show (Judge’s Choice) – $1,000
Excellence in Photographic Arts – $500
Oils/Pastels/Watercolor – $500
Sculpture/Woodworking (if applicable) – $500
Jewelry/Clothing/Wearable Art/Design/Textiles (if applicable) – $500
WHEN: The Artrageous Artists’ Reception will take place Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (location TBD). All juried artists must attend the opening reception.
Artwork will go on display on Friday, April 20 with voting running through 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The Artrageous Awards Ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. (location TBD). All juried artists must attend the awards ceremony.
WHERE: Clark Street between Armitage and Diversey and on Diversey Parkway between Orchard and Lakeview
WHO: Just two miles north of downtown, Lincoln Park is known as Chicago’s liveliest neighborhood, and Clark Street in Lincoln Park is at the heart of the action. Clark Street in Lincoln Park is Home to the Historic and the Hip, the Classic and the Contemporary. Filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs that range from the vintage to the vanguard, the Clark Street area also boasts world-class educational and cultural gems and a gorgeous expanse of lakefront beaches and tree-lined parks. Although known by many for its boutiques, restaurants, bars, and clubs, it’s also one of our nation’s finest urban playgrounds. Learn more by checking out VisitClarkStreet.com. Come visit Lincoln Park, but clear your schedule first; because you’ll want to stay a while!
Go to VisitClarkStreet.com for more information.