Chicago aarea fine art exhibition in the northwest suburbs. Submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, metal by June 22, 2013. No admission fees, no commission taken. Contact Kathleen & Joe at submissions@culturea for details. 
Submission Guidelines:
Creek Gallery is an event to celebrate artists of all backgrounds. The exhibition is at a large church with plenty of space to show work & perform.  This July, we are looking to showcase area artists in our space for our 6th annual exhibition. If you are looking for an unconventional way to get your work seen by several thousand people each week, this event is for you.    

Artists of different faiths (or no faith) are encouraged to submit.

We're seeking art of all kinds (such as anything from manga, to sculpture to graffiti) and a variety of musicians/performers for our opening night event and the Creek Gallery Arts Conference in August.(think hip-hop, performance art, classical, rap).

Our goal is to promote the arts. There is no fee to submit and there is no commission taken from work sold. We do require that if your work is selected, you commit to the show by meeting all deadlines for delivery and pickup. We also need contributing artists to help with either hanging or take-down of the work. 

This is a juried show. Please submit your work as soon as possible, as exhibition space and performance time slots are limited.

To submit. follow the guidelines below by June 11.  Artists outside the US should submit by 5/15.
One submission per artist or per medium, please. Incomplete submissions risk going into our spam folder.
July 7-23, 2017

Deadline: 6/11,

Notifications of 
acceptance by 

The show will
be hung Thurs.
7/6 & remain 
up until 7/23.

The opening 
night event will
be Fri evening, 
July 7, 6-9 pm

Exhibit location:
Willow Crystal Lake
220 Exchange
Crystal Lake, IL
Visual Artists:
- 2D & 3D work is welcome for the exhibition(i.e. painting/drawing, ceramics, photography, fiber, mixed media, etc.)  
- One submission includes up to 3 pieces of artwork. You are also encouraged to also send a link to your online portfolio.
- Submit up to 3 JPG or GIF files sent in one, single email. The files should be 300 KB or smaller. 
- Artwork information should include: title, medium, dimensions, price. (& weight if sculpture or heavy wall piece.)
- Include your name, address & phone number. Your email subject line should read "Creek Gallery Submission"

Musicians & Performers:
- Submit links to up to 3 online videos of your work or three MP3 files in one email.
- Also include a brief description of what you would perform either opening night or during the Creek Gallery Arts Conference.
- List your performance needs, such as space & time required, sound, outlets, lighting, etc.
- You are also encouraged to also send a link to your online portfolio.
- Include your name, address & phone number. Your email subject line should read "Creek Gallery Submission"

Submissions should be sent by email to by June 11 , 2017.

Notifications will be made by 6/20. Please be patient!  Follow us on FB for updates.

This is the 6th Annual Creek Gallery Exhibition. To see the 2016 artist list, visit  the main Creek Gallery page.
Visit a past year's Facebook event page to see our pictures of a CG opening night, artist comments 
and how artists were promoted for the exhibition previously.
New to Creek Gallery?
Take a look at images from 
past Creek Gallery shows...
View of Creek Gallery opening night 2013 featuring the work of 60+ artists. The exhibition also gets seen by a few thousand people each week for services, workshops and events.    Photo by Steve Yoon.
The Inventor (Detail)
Sergio Gomez
Anointed at Bethany - Donald D. Krause
We have hundreds of visitors on opening night, which features live music, espresso bar and other surprises.
Fiacra - Gabriel Karagianis
Wayne Bertola
Photograph on metal by Frank Hildebrand
Christine Migala
Matthew Hagemann
Man with Octopus - Karl Jahnke
Rules, Oil on canvas - Kathleen Sullivan Isacson
Dark Glory of Earth, Dan Addington
Introspector - Julius D. C. Bautista
 The Light is Right - Mixed Media by Joe Isacson
Night Factory - Teresa Parod
CJ Hungerman (detail)
And Those He Taught - Encaustic - Carol Hamilton
Tim Lowly, guest artist & speaker for 5th Annual Creek Gallery/arts conference
Call for visual artists & musicians:

No fees, no commission, have your work seen by thousands each week at Willow Creek Church.


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