Sculpture at the Kavanagh

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “Sculpture at the Kavanagh” exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The show is open to any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium. No paintings, photographs or other 2-D work will be accepted.

“Sculpture at the Kavanagh “is open to all artists who reside and work in the United States.

The show will be curated by the Kavanagh Gallery Committee and will be advertised throughout the Chicagoland area. The show will charge a sales commission of 30% for any artwork sold during the show.  Fine Line will be responsible for all sales and sales tax and will provide the artists with a check after the end of the show for all sales. This is a gallery show, so artists need not be present while the show is open. Attendance at the opening reception is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Fine Line is responsible for the show installation, opening reception, and sales.


·      Artist must be at least 18 years of age

·      Up to 3 pieces may be submitted.

·      Images must be of the actual work to be exhibited

·      Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit)

·      Work must have been completed in the last 3 years

·      Work must not have been shown previously at Fine Line

·      All pieces must be for sale.

Entry Rules

Each applicant may submit up to 3 pieces per entry.  Artists may submit one entry.  A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 is payable at time of application.  Payment may be made online at time of application, or by check or cash at Fine Line premises.  Payment must be received by the application deadline (April 8), for your application to be considered.


Images for show promotion will be taken directly from images received from the artists which we deem representative of the actual work to be displayed.

Artists Statement:

All applicants are asked to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters. Artist’s statements will be displayed during the gallery show.


Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37w570 Bolcum Rd, St Charles, IL 60175


Artist is responsible for shipping of artwork to and from Fine Line Creative Arts Center.  A return shipping label must be included with work that is shipped for this exhibit.

Size Limitation

The size of your entry as packed for shipping is not to exceed 48 inches’ x 32 inches’ x 72 inches’. The weight cannot exceed 50 pounds

Display Information and Requirements

The Kavanagh Gallery has grey pedestals for use during gallery shows. Smaller items will be displayed in locked cabinets. If artwork requires any unusual display protocol, it is the responsibility of the artist to provide these items.  Due to the nature of the gallery’s ceiling structure,  we are unable to hang artwork from the ceiling. The gallery uses the Walker Display system for artwork hung on our walls. We are not able to affix artwork to the wall with nails or screws.  Hanging work should have wire and screw eyes, or other professional hanging devices.  No saw-tooth hangers, No clip frames.

If you have any unusual hanging requirements, you must contact Fine Line in advance of delivering your work.


Fine Line provides security in the Kavanagh Gallery with 24/7 video monitoring. Insurance is provided to artists from the time of the receipt of work until the end of the show. Insurance value is deemed to be 70% of sale price.  Insurance of items during shipping (to and from Fine Line), is the responsibility of the artist.


1 $300 Best of Show award

1 $100 People’s Choice Award

3 non- monetary Awards of Merit.

Judge to be determined

Jury Decisions

Jurors selections are based on creativity, quality of workmanship and originality as represented

in the images submitted. Notification of the jury’s decisions for the show will be sent on or before April 13, 2019.  A contract, complete shipping information and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into 'Sculpture at the Kavanagh’

To entry click the link below:


Deadline/Important Dates Summary:

04/08/19 - All application entries are due via CAFÉ

04/13/19 - Artists are notified of the jury’s decision

05/14/19 -  Delivery and check-in of work (10 am – 6 pm by hand)

05/17/19 - Show opening reception 6.00 – 8.00 pm

05/17/19 – 06/29/19 – Show open to the public (Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm)

07/02/19 – 10 am – 6 pm - Pick-up work/Work shipped

Exhibited work cannot be removed from the gallery until July 2, 2019.

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Eileen Collins
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Address: 
37W570 Bolcum Rd
St. Charles  Illinois  60175
United States
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