Food, Glorious Food

Studio 659, a visual arts center in Whiting, IN, a suburb of Chicago, is seeking artwork submissions and project proposals that in some way address food and/or eating. We eat for a variety of reasons: pleasure, hunger, comfort, social ritual. A photograph of a baby eating a lemon, a painting of a family enjoying a feast, a sculpture of a fruit bowl…artists are encouraged to creatively interpret the theme and submit for consideration any work they think might be of interest.


Submissions due: March 18th Notifications: March 20th Delivery of work: Work must be delivered by March 28th during regular studio hours or shipped at the artists expense Work will be on display beginning April 3rd with the Opening Reception held April 10th from 6:59-9pm Show Closes: April 26th Pick up Artwork: May 1st 7-9pm or during regular studio hours Artists are invited to submit up to 3 JPEG images to: 2-D and 3-D submissions in all media and styles welcomed. Please include an image list in your email with title, media, size, year completed, and price. Jpeg files should be named: first initial last name title. e.g.: JSmithFOOD. Also please note any special installation needs in your email. All 2-D work must be framed and wired. Gallery wrapped canvases do not need framing, but must be wired. There is a $20 participation fee for accepted artists, due upon delivery. *This fee is waived for members of Studio 659. You may join the Studio 659 membership for $25 ($40 for families). Membership is valid for one year. The Studio retains a 30% commission; please factor this into your retail pricing. An artist reception will be held on Friday, March 10th and all regional artists are strongly encouraged to attend. The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the submission. Submissions must not have been previously displayed at Studio 659. Artists who ship their work must include return shipment.

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