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First Friday Art Walks & Artist Talks celebrate the talents of our featured member artist each month. The reception is open to the public from 5:00-7:30pm at Gallery 510. The event is free to attend, and we provide light refreshments. The artist of the month speaks starting at 6:30 pm. Artists speak on a range of subjects from inspiration to special techniques. Occasionally, an artist even chooses to hold a brief demonstrate.
In coordination with the other downtown galleries, The Blue Connection and the Anne Lloyd Gallery, our speaking schedules allow patrons to hear all the artists speak. At the Madden Arts Center, the talk begins earlier at 6:00pm
It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the art, the artist, and to mingle with your fellow art-lovers. We hope you join us!
Gallery 510, 160 East Main Street, Decatur, IL
October National is a celebration of originality and craftsmanship in any visual art medium. Artists are invited to share in this annual exhibition staged in the Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery in Decatur, Illinois.
For the past few years Race for the Cure and now Come Together Be Empowered have partnered with us. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Open to all artists 18 years old and over. Entries must be of original design. No giclee or other mechanical reproductions. Work must be executed within the last two years.
All media accepted. Wall-hung or 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped, wired, ready to hang, and not exceed 60 inches wide or 96 inches high. 3D artwork must be self-standing or fit on a 36×36 inch pedestal. All artwork must be able to be handled by one person. No work can be suspended from the ceiling. Any accessories needed for display must be included. Pedestals provided. The gallery reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibition and/or security reasons.
$500 Best of Show
$300 Breast Cancer Awareness Award
$300 1st Place in 2D
$200 2nd Place in 2D
$100 3rd Place in 2D
$300 1st Place in 3D
$200 2nd Place in 3D
$100 3rd Place in 3D
Artwork juried by slides, photographs, or jpeg CD $30 for up to 3 slides/photos/files. Slides/photos/files of accepted work will become part of the Gallery’s permanent collection unless an appropriate SASE is included.
1) Name, address, telephone & email
2) Photos or jpeg/pdf files labeled with artist’s name, dimensions of work, and an entry number
3) Completed entry form. You may use additional paper for description if necessary.
4) Signed General Release
5) Nonrefundable Entry fee payable to Illinois Art Gallery ($30)
A 50% commission will be taken on work sold.
Artwork does not need to be for sale.
July 6, 2019: Postmarked deadline for application
August 5: Notification letters mailed
September 28: Artwork due at IL Art Gallery by 3pm
October 4: Opening reception, Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery
October 30: Exhibit Closes
November 1: Hand-delivered work pick-up between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tues – Fri. or 11 – 3 on Sat. at IL Art Gallery, 160 E. Main St., Decatur
November 14: Shipped work returned
See prospectus for complete information.
This program is sponsored in part by: IL Arts Council Agency, John Ullrich Foundation, Decatur Area Arts Council, Andreas Foundation
The Arts in Central Park outdoor art fair is organized as a collaboration between the Decatur Area Arts Council and Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd. The 2 entities have worked together on this art fair for approximately 18 years since 1995. An art fair has existed in Central Park for 55 years as of 2017 but only as a juried fair since 1995.
Decatur is celebrating the 55th year in 2017 of hosting an art show in historic Central Park in downtown Decatur. This juried art show is sponsored by Decatur Area Arts Council and Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd. We are dedicated to sponsoring an art show of the highest quality. There is a festive atmosphere with music, children’s activities and food booths creating a pleasant and rewarding experience for everyone.
Purpose: This is organized as a public service for the community and regional artists
Venue: Central Park, Decatur, IL
Deadline for entering: June 1 each year
Mediums accepted: all visual fine art and fine craft
One 10’x10’ space is provided for each artist. Spaces vary in clearance height due to trees. If you use a canopy, please indicate height on the application so the committee can assign you a suitable location. Special requests will be considered when possible. Please note on application.
Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be provided for the artists both days. Assistance is available for set-up and take-down Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booth sitters will be available for breaks each day. Security provided on Friday and Saturday nights. Lunch options include vendors on the grounds and nearby restaurants. Monetary awards and ribbons, determined by qualified judges, will be presented for Best of Show and in each of the 6 categories. Number of places in each category based on number of artists in each category.
All new artists must be juried in order to be accepted into the 2017 show.
The Arts in Education Spring Exhibit promotes local school art programs. This is an exhibit and competition to promote area art programs in the schools at the Junior and Senior High School level. Teachers use this opportunity to have the students not only enter the show but to help hang the artwork for the experience.
Dates: April or May of each year. The show lasts 1 week unless a grant allows for its extension.
Venue: Madden Arts Center, 3rd floor art gallery, Decatur, IL
Deadline for entering: February 28, 2019 (please contact for late entries)
Mediums accepted: all art forms of visual fine art and fine craft are accepted.
Partners: Amherst F. Hardy Foundation, Decatur Area Arts Council, IL Arts Council Agency, Andreas Foundation, Miller Container
Installation: Monday, March 25. You will not have access to the room before 1pm. Please plan on being done by 5. If more time is needed, the following day may be used.
This program is for junior high and senior high school students to promote area school art programs. Fee is $30 for up to 30 pieces per school. Provided is 8ft x 8ft. cardboard on which to mount the artwork. A table is provided with tablecloth for 3D pieces and any literature. School should provide signage and any other decorative items they wish to use in their display of artwork. Ribbons will be awarded in 7 categories: computer/photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics/crafts, mixed media, and miscellaneous.
Young Artists’ Showcase will be on display throughout the month of January (5th-29th) at the Decatur Area Arts Council. The hours of the exhibition are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Award Ceremony will take place Friday Evening January 11th, 2019. The 5th and 6th grade portion begins at 5:30 pm. 7th and 8th grade will be presented at 6:30 pm. An exhibition of teachers’ artwork will be on display at Illinois Art Gallery.
Thank you to all the artists that participated, and the art teachers who inspire, nurture and guide these young artists.
Young Artists’ Showcase is an exhibit & competition for 5th – 8th grade students in and around Macon County, Illinois.
Purpose: To nurture young artists and encourage them to continue their learning of art forms and ways to express themselves with materials such as paint, pencils, photography, collage, clay.
Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 17, 2018
DROP OFF: Illinois Art Gallery, 160 E. Main Street, Decatur 62523
IL Art Gallery Hours: Tues – Friday 11 – 5 and Sat. 11 – 3
Call For More Information: 217-422-1509
Competition is open to 5th – 8th graders from Macon County and surrounding areas. Original Artwork created during the last year is eligible. Artwork may be submitted by classroom teachers or by individuals themselves. Matting and framing is not required and will not be considered in the judging but will be accepted. We encourage creativity in all mediums. Compositions must be that of the artist. No copies of another artist’s work will be accepted. Only one entry per student. Judges will look for technical competence and craftsmanship in the medium chosen while looking for personal style and expression of ideas, thoughts or concepts. Approximately 100 pieces of artwork will be chosen to be exhibited. Best of Show ($25) and other awards will be recognized for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades separately.
Who can enter: any 5th through 8th grade student in and around Macon County. Artwork need not be framed or matted to enter. Judging is done purely on the merits of the artwork. Does not need to have been done in school or class setting. Parents, grandparents, teachers or guardian of a young artist may enter the work for them.
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors:
IL Arts Council Agency
Decatur Area Arts Council
Decatur Earthmover Credit Union