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 March 15 and $25 from 3/16 until the final submission deadline: April 10. The jury fee covers up to 5 images. Artists 

All mediums are accepted. All styles of artwork are also accepted for consideration. 

How to Submit:

This is a two part process: Submit the jury fee & fill out the form below. 

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. 

Both the submission form  and fees should be submitted by April 10, 2019 to be considered. 
Submissions that do not follow basic guidelines will be considered incomplete.  
Submissions without a jury fee will be also considered incomplete. Incomplete submissions cannot be juried. 

Notifications will be made by 4/22. Please be patient!  Follow us on FB for updates.

STEP ONE: Submit the jury fee                        STEP TWO: Fill out the form
About the Show:
Escape is a national fine art exhibition focused on the power of art to transport us and help us imagine.

Concept: Art can be freeing, either by helping us see how things could be, or simply by expanding our ideas through the power of imagination. 

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores creativity or artwork that casts vision of how things could be different. All mediums are welcomed for submission. 

As an artist, what do you wish, or dream? Show us how you have created new realities and possibilities 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. 

Enter Artist's Name:
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Heading banner includes photo 
by Angela Bachman.
Exhibition Timeline:

Final Submission
Deadline: April 10, 2019

Jury fee:
$20 through 3/15
$25 3/16 - 4/10

Notifications of 
acceptance by 

Hanging fee due* 
by 4/30 ($25 per artist, not per piece)

Delivery dates for artwork: 
Thurs - Sun 5/22 -5/26,

Work must remain 
up through June 29, 2019.

Awards presented 
on opening night.

Artwork pick up
will be June 30, 2019.

The opening 
reception will
be Saturday, 
June 8, 2019

Exhibit location:

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

*Accepted artists contribute a hanging fee of $25 (per artist, not per piece) for the show. This allows us to have a smaller jury fee and cover the costs of the show at the non-profit gallery location.

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.
Heading image includes self portrait by Angela Bachman.
View of the Old Courthouse Art Center on historic Woodstock square.