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. 
Submission Guidelines:
Exhibition Timeline:

Early Bird submissions: 6/30
FInal Deadline: 8/12

Jury fee:
$20 through 6/30
$25 7/1 - 8/12

Notifications of 
acceptance by 

Hanging Fee due 
by 9/1($30 per artist, not piece)

Shipping/drop off dates TBA.

The show will
be hung Sat 9/28,
& remain up through October.

Awards presented 
on opening night.

Estimated artwork pick up
dates: 10/28 & 10/31.

The opening 
night event will
be the 1st Friday, 
October 4,  5-8 pm

Exhibit location:
Historic Dole Mansion
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
This show is open to all artists in the United States. 
Submission is $20 until June 30. After that, the submission fee is $25 until the final deadline of August 12.
Jury fee covers up to 5 images of separate pieces of work. One additional detail per piece may be added, for installation/3D work. 

Visual Artists:
- 2D & 3D work is welcome for the exhibition. (i.e. painting/drawing, ceramics, photography, bronze, fiber, mixed media, etc.)  
- Submit up to 5 JPG or GIF files sent in one, single email. The files should be 600 KB or smaller. 
- Artwork information should include: title, medium, dimensions, price. (& weight if sculpture or heavy wall piece.)
- You are also encouraged to also send a link to your online portfolio.
- Include your name, address & phone number. 

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

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

A Best of Show & Honorable Mention will be awarded previous to opening night.

- Submissions without a jury fee will be considered incomplete.
- Jury & hanging fees contribute to the operation to the show and are non-refundable.
- By submitting, you are agreeing to the terms of the show's prospectus.
- Submissions must be complete and provide information requested be considered.  

Notifications will be made by 8/19. Please be patient! Follow us on FB for updates.

​How to Submit: 

STEP ONE: Submit the jury fee.                STEP TWO: Fill out the form
About the Show:
Dangerous Lullabies V is a group fine art exhibition showcased in Crystal Lake's historic Dole Mansion. This is the exhibition's 5th year, back by popular demand. 

Artists are invited to submit work that explores the curious allure of things that frighten us. If you have work that is designed to examine the beauty found in the ashes of terror or the magnetic pull of work that is disturbing, on-edge or dark, this is the show for you. All mediums will be accepted for consideration.

Joe + Kathleen Isacson are curators for this exhibition, working in partnership with the Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole mansion.
Enter Artist's Name:

This is a juried show. Early submissions are appreciated and helps us curate the best show possible.

To submit. follow the guidelines below:
Submit Jury Fee Online
A piece from the first Dangerous Lullabies exhibition by Nina Palumbo 
(detail with added promotional heading)
Still from promotional video for Dangerous Lullabies IV
Creature, by Kelly Schmidt - this installation greeted visitors in a an antique dining room setting as they first approached the gallery space.
View of the first gallery room, with a piece by Grace Heaney
Oil painting by Jennifer Cronin
Shot from opening night 2015

Photo by Josie Mintz
Jennifer Moore - Untitled (Reciprocate) - Photograph
The Shoemaker's Son by Vince Natale
View of the gallery highlighting Curio by Karl Jahnke
Digital Photograph by David Feingold
Hide in Plain Sight
Monotype with colored pencil
James Deeb
Heading banner includes images by Karl Jahnke, David DeCesaris, Michael Depue & David Soderstrom
An outside view of the historic Dole mansion

Photo by Marcy Kennedy Anderson
Eli Powell
Randal Stringer
View of Dangerous Lullabies II (West room) Work shown by Karl Jahnke & Jennifer Cronin.
Performance artist David Barsotti played his self engineered D'vioello at opening night for Dangerous Lullabies IV.
Joan Bemel Iron Moccasin
Shot from opening night Oct 2015

Photo by Josie Mintz
VIew of Dangerous Lullabies II (East room) Sculptures by Indiana artist, David DeCesaris.
Fred Larucci
Carolyn Bouso
Vince Natale