Chicago area fine art exhibition in the northwest suburbs. Submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, metal. Contact Kathleen & Joe at submissions@culturea for details. 
This show is open to all artists in the United States. Submission fee is $20 until 10/20 and $25 from 10/21 until the final submission deadline: November 20, 2019. The jury fee covers up to 5 images. 

All mediums are accepted. 

Read the show's full prospectus for further details about snail mail submissions & info pertaining to accepted artists.

Awards given for 1st Place & Honorable Mention, which will be presented opening night. Prizes TBA.

The show runs from Jan 15 - Feb 22. Opening night Jan 18.

​Submissions that do not follow basic guidelines will be considered incomplete.  
Submissions without a jury fee will be also considered incomplete.

Notifications will be made by 11/25/2019. Please be patient! Follow us on FB for updates.

STEP ONE: Submit the Jury Fee           STEP TWO: Complete the Form
About the Show:
cu·ri·os·i·ty /ˌkyo͝orēˈäsədē/
1. A strong desire to learn or know something.  2. An unusual object or fact.

Curiosity is a national fine art exhibition focused on exploration of the unusual.

Concept: Art can be a journey of exploration into the unfamiliar, or unknown, and has the power to introduce us to the new and unusual.

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores their own personal curiosities about themselves and the world or artwork that is, itself, an unusual curiosity.  All mediums are welcomed for submission. 

As an artist, what intrigues you?  Or is your artwork is a journal for your new experiences and obsessions? 
Show us how you have explored new experiences or ideas through your artwork. 

The exhibit will be in the Old Courthouse Arts Center, located on Woodstock's historic square, NW of Chicago. You may recognize the square from the film Groundhog Day

J + K Isacson are curators for this exhibition, working in partnership with the Old Court House Arts Center. 

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Adam & Eve 2017 National Exhibition at the Old Courthouse Arts Center. 

This exhibition explored the themes of beauty, loss and innocence.

Sculpture in foreground by Pat Brutchin
Adam & Eve 2017 Exhibition - detail shot.
To Be Heard June 2018 exhibition at the Old Court House Arts Center.

This exhibition explored themes of social justice and freedom of speech.
2018 Jan/Feb exhibition at the Old Court House Arts Center. 

Selections from this show went on to be in an invitational exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum Sept-Nov 2018.
View of the If You Only Knew invitational version of the exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum (Fall 2018)
View of the Adam & Eve exhibition at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock in Jan/Feb 2017.
View of the Lobby at the Old Court House Arts Center (w/custom made sign for the 2016 Future So Bright exhibition.)
View of If You Only Knew Jan/Feb 2018 exhibition at the Old Court House Arts Center.
To Be Heard June 2018 exhibition opening night - view of the south gallery.
View of Escape exhibition opening night.
View of the Old Courthouse Art Center on historic Woodstock square.
Exhibition Timeline:

Final Submission
Deadline: Nov 20, 2018

Jury fee:
$20 through  10/20
$25  10/21 - 11/20/19

Notifications of 
acceptance by 

Hanging Fee due 
by 12/5/19

Delivery dates for artwork: 

Work must remain 
up through Feb 22, 2020.

Awards presented 
on opening night.

Artwork pick up
will be 2/23/2020.

The opening 
reception will
be Saturday, 
January 18, 2020

Exhibit location:

Old Court House Arts Center
101 N. Johnson Street Woodstock, IL 60098