Makers Art Group Blog

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Introducing The Makers Flickr Gallery

Hey! We now have a gallery soley for The Makers Art Group Members! Please feel free to post your finished work at This way we are able to present ourselves to potential gallerys, shows, etc. as a group. Think of it as an online group portfolio. Thanks!

Monday, August 25, 2008


11th Annual Fields Project Residency Program (Posted: 7/22/08) -- Oregon, IL - 9 Day Residency Program, 11th Annual Fields Project in the heart of the Midwest, June 20-28, 2009. Plein Air painters, Photographers, Field Sculptors, Two/Three-dimensional artists. Recipients will create artwork inspired by our scenic Rock River Valley Landscapes while experiencing rural life residing with a working farm family, bringing art and agriculture together. Prospectus online at Deadline: March 15, 2009. Email:

"8-Inch Miniature Competition 2009" (Posted: 8/21/08) -- Fontbonne University Fine Art Gallery announces a call to artists for the "8-Inch Miniature Competition 2009", held February 6 - 28, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. Cash awards. Must be 18 years or older. Open to all 2D and 3D work, except photography and digital media. Work not to exceed 8 inches in any direction. Juried by slide or cd. $15 for first entry, $10 for additional entry. Deadline: November 14, 2008. For more information, visit or send a SASE to: Fontbonne University Fine Art Gallery, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105. Questions? Please contact Lenda Baxter-Simonic at or call (314) 889-1431.

Palatine, Illinois
Deadline: September 30, 2008
Posted: 6/20/08

Exhibit Dates: November 18 - December 30, 2008
Title: Life's Unique Journey
Sponsor: Northwest Cultural Council
Venue: Northwest Cultural Council, 500 N. Hicks Rd., #120, Palatine, IL 60067
Awards: 4 Cash awards and 4 Honorable Mention Ribbons
Juror: TBA
Eligibility: Open to artists 18 years of age and older. All works must be original and completed in the past 5 years. All media except performance, film, and video are eligible. No work may exceed 48" in any direction, or 70 lbs. in weight
Fees: $25/up to 3 slides
Commission:25% commission on sales
Send SASE to:Northwest Cultural Council, 500 N. Hicks Rd., #120, Palatine, IL 60067-3604
E-mail:Kathy Umlauf

Call for Entries: Contemporary Printmaking

"Contemporary Printmaking" call for entries (Posted: 8/21/08)The Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio announces a call to artists for "Contemporary Printmaking", December 12, 2008 - January 9, 2009. Juried by a committee of professional and academic advisors. $10 per work submitted. Deadline: November 7, 2008. For prospectus, visit Questions? Contact Jason Franz at or call 513-861-3638.

Call for Entries: Small PRINT Exhibition

"Small Print Exhibition" (Posted: 8/13/08) -- The University of Wisconsin Parkside announces a call to artists for its "Small Print Exhibition", January 18 - February 19, 2009. All original print mediums from US artists, including monoprints. Maximum 18 height, width, or depth. Juror: Doug DeVinny. Work due November 7, 2008. $24 for up to three entries. For prospectus send SASE to: Doug DeVinny, Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Art Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI 53141 or call (262) 595-2581. E-mail: or go to

Call for Entries: 5x5x5 Small Works Exhibition

5x5x5: Small Works Juried Exhibition" (Posted: 7/16/08) -- The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA announces a call to artists for the "5x5x5: Small Works Juried Exhibition", held December 11- January 11, 2009 at the Target Gallery. Open to all artists nationally and internationally working in any media. There is a strict stipulation that the work must fit within the parameters of five inches in any direction (all framed work must not exceed five inches in any direction). Juror: Elaine Levin. Deadline: October 1, 2008. $35 for three entries. Download prospectus (PDF format) or send a SASE to: Target Gallery, 5x5x5 Prospectus, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Questions? Contact Mary Cook at or call 703-838-4565x4.

Call for Entries: Emerge Art Zine

emerge - call for art (Posted: 6/16/08) -- Looking for exposure? emerge is an art zine designed to connect emerging Midwest artists with galleries in the region. Distributed quarterly to over 100 Midwest galleries, emerge features six artists per issue, each hand selected by a rotation of guest jurors. Chosen artists receive an entire color spread, complete with several images of recent work, their show history and a Q&A section where they discuss the ideas behind their art. Visit us online at to see why emerge is a powerful exposure tool for any serious studio artist in the Midwest. Deadline: September 1, 2008. $12 for 3-10 images. Questions? Contact Sarah Earle at

Call for Entries: National Art Premiere - Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst, Illinois
Deadline: October 31, 2008
Posted: 8/19/08

Exhibit Dates: February 14 - March 18, 2009
Title: National Art Premiere 2009
Sponsor: Elmhurst Artists' Guild
Venue: EAG Gallery in the Elmhurst Art Museum
Awards: $3000
Juror: Olga Stefan
Eligibility: All styles of artwork, 2-D and 3-D excluding film and video.
Fees: $30/3 images
Commission: 40% of sales price
SASE to:
National Art Premiere 2009; 150 Cottage Hill Ave.; Elmhurst, IL 60126

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Huskies on Parade

I just wanted to let everyone know that if you wanted to see the dogs in person, the "Taliesan" Huskie will be located in downtown Sycamore, Illinois during September and October, 2008. Thanks!