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 13 and $26 from 3/14 until the final submission deadline: April 2. The jury fee covers up to 5 images. Artists may request to show anonymously, if they wish.

All mediums are accepted. All styles of artwork are also accepted for consideration, including abstract work. 
Artists are encouraged to add a brief statement about the controversial aspect of the work in the submission form.

How to Submit:

This is a two part process: Submit the hanging 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 2, 2018 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 4/20. Please be patient!  Follow us on FB for updates.

STEP ONE: Submit the jury fee                        STEP TWO: Fill out the form
About the Show:
To Be Heard is a national fine art exhibition focused on artwork that is controversial itself or explores controversial subject matter.

Concept: This exhibition focuses on controversial artwork and the power artists have to highlight issues and social causes.

Artwork that takes a strong moral stance can depict both the intensely personal experience or reflect society at large,  If your work evokes strong opinions from people, makes them feel like they have to choose sides on a subject or challenges the viewer to think about a social issue in a new way, this show is for you. 

All mediums (and points of view) are accepted for consideration.
We welcome artwork that voices both liberal and conservative values.
See the submission guidelines below for more details, or to submit

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. 
(This show is part invitational and part open call to artists. Invitational spots are currently filled.)     

Artist Name
Submit Jury Fee Online
Exhibition Timeline:

Final Submission
Deadline: April 2, 2018

Jury fee:
$20 through 3/13
$26 3/14 - 4/1

Notifications of 
acceptance by 

Hanging Fee due 
by 4/30 ($30 per artist, not per piece)

Delivery dates for artwork: 
Thurs - Sun 5/17 -5/20,

Work must remain 
up through June 29, 2018.

Awards presented 
on opening night.

Artwork pick up
will be June 30, 2018.

The opening 
reception will
be Saturday, 
June 2, 2018

Exhibit location:

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

A piece from "AmeriKKKa - Reflection of a Divided Nation"
Cesar Conde  - invitational artist
From the Postcard series
Mary Telfer, invitational artist
Consititutional Drip
Richard Houser, invitational artist
from the "Bang Bang Project"
Cesar Conde, invitational artist
from the postcard series
Mary Telfer, invitational artist
Baby Capitalism Suckling Mother Africa - Richard Houser, invitiational artist
From the series "Feeding Time"
Mary Telfer, invitational artist
Heading image: Photo by Joe Isacson
Model, Selena Lester