Calls For Artists

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The St Charles Arts Council, announces the Winter Pop-Up Art Gallery in The Loft and The Street Galleries at Pheasant Run Resort.  Artists are invited to submit their work for jurying for this show.  The Winter Galleries will be open from Saturday, November 18, 2017 through Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art.

FORMAT:  Juried
1. Jury fee for SCAC Artist Members is $25. Jury fee for non-Artist Members is $45.
2. When artwork is sold, the SCAC will take a 15% administrative fee.
(Jury Fee is nonrefundable).  Fees can be mailed to: St Charles Arts Council, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174, or paid online through the web site.  Click on the Yellow Donate button on any page. The SCAC is a 501c3 Public Charity.
[Artists interested in becoming an SCAC member – go to and click on “Donate” to make your membership payment.]

SUBMISSION:    All submissions must be electronic.  There is no form to fill out.  Please email the requested information and images of your submitted work to

Artists may submit up to 4 pieces for jurying. Jurors may select 1 or more pieces from each artist.   

All submissions must include the following information for each image:

  1. Title of the piece
  2. Medium
  3. Dimensions
  4. Selling price

Images for Jurying: If you wish to submit an entry, please send, via email, jpg images of the artwork that you would like to enter in the gallery.  We will accept ONLY emailed entries. Each image should be 500 KB or less. Questions? Please contact us at 630.443.3794 or

IMAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Friday, November 10 at midnight.

Artists will be notified of the jury’s selection on or by Sunday, November 12 at midnight.

Receipt of work – Tuesday or Wednesday, November 14 or 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Artist Pick Up – Saturday, January 20, 2018 (5 to 6 p.m.) and Monday, January 22, 2018 (4 to 6 p.m.)
Artist Reception:   Friday, December 15 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
Gallery will be open:    Saturday, November 18, 2017 through Saturday, January 20, 2018

The gallery will be monitored by Pheasant Run security personnel and cameras, and Pheasant Run will handle any sales.

Artwork will be in the gallery on consignment.

The artist will receive 85% of the selling price of their work.  Illinois sales tax will be collected, and is the responsibility of the artist to pay to the State.

All artwork must be ready to hang/install.  Sculpture pedestals/stands must be provided by the artist.  All artwork must be for sale.  Delivery and pick-up of the artwork will be the artist’s responsibility.

There is a comprehensive promotional plan for the Galleries, largely utilizing the SCAC’s and Pheasant Run’s social media platforms.

About the St Charles Arts Council:
The St Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to serve and promote the arts and cultural activities, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community.  Contact the SCAC for information at 630.443.3794 or at

Text of Call in PDF format:  CALL FOR ARTISTS. Winter Gallery

Now Closed:  Call for Entries for Vicinity 2017
Are you an artist residing within a 50-mile radius of the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles? If so, please consider submitting one of your works in any medium to be judged for inclusion in the 2017 “Vicinity Exhibit” at the Norris Gallery.

Now Closed:  CALL FOR ARTISTS  The St Charles Arts Council (St. Charles, IL), announces the ArtsFest Juried Pop-Up Art Show in The Loft and The Street Galleries at Pheasant Run.  Artists are invited to submit their work for jurying for this show – part of the SCAC’s 6th Annual Event – ArtsFest | St. Charles – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN.

ArtsFest | St. Charles is the signature event of the SCAC, featuring visual and performing arts programming all over the city.  The ArtsFest Gallery will be open from Friday, September 8 through Saturday, September 30.

Text of Call in PDF format:  CALL FOR ARTISTS

Now Closed:  CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Grand Opening of The Loft and The Street Galleries in Pheasant Run Resort.  Artists are invited to submit their work for jurying for the inaugural show, which will be in both galleries.  The inaugural show will run from Friday, April 28 through Sunday May 28.

Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art.

Our Thanks to Pheasant Run!!

Now Closed:
We will be opening a pop-up gallery featuring the work of Student/Emerging Visual and Video Artists, that will run from Saturday, March 11 through Saturday March 25. The Artist Reception will be from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., March 11.

Our Thanks to Wendell Clancy, the building owner for the use of the space!

From The Fine Line Creative Arts Center:
1. Dempsey Gallery – Dempsey Call for Entries
2. Kavanagh Gallery
Sculpture at the Kavanagh
Apply Online
with our NEW Show Application system or submit application
Sculpture at the Kavanagh – PDF application
Exhibition Dates: May 19 – June 30, 2017
Application deadline: February 18, 2017
3. Sculpture on the Prairie
Apply Online
with our NEW Show Application system
OR Print off the PDF Application and pay your fee with the link below:
Sculpture on the Prairie – PDF application
Exhibition Dates: May 19 – October 28, 2017 Application deadline: February 18, 2017
Uncommon Threads Artist Application Information
Apply Online with our NEW Show Application system

Another Pop Up Arts gallery will run from Saturday, November 5 through Sunday November 27, as part of the 2nd Annual Celebrating Veterans Through Art event taking place in St. Charles, IL from November 5 – 12, 2016.  The Artist Reception will be Saturday, November 5.

The Theme of the gallery is “From Sea to Shining Sea”.  Artists should submit work that is of America and Americans – celebrating the depth and breadth of our country.  Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art, or video, whose subject is people, places or things anywhere in America.

Pop Up Arts is a very successful initiative of the St Charles Arts Council.  This gallery will be our 19th Pop Up.  100% of the selling price of the work goes to the artist. The galleries are actively promoted in social and print media, and the artwork is insured.

Visual Artists – Gallery Prospectus and Call to Artists for the Norris Gallery’s Vicinity Show

Actors/Actresses and Musicians… Auditions for summer Improv, Musicals, and Plays for Marquee Youth Stage

[Posted: 05/06/2016]


Romeo and Juliet (Ages 11 and up)
AUDITIONS: May 10 & 12, 6pm-7:30pm
Read-Through Rehearsal & Script Pick-up: May 21, 1pm-3:30pm
REHEARSALS: Tues/Thurs starting June 7, 2-5pm
TECH WEEK: July 11-14
SHOWS: July 15 @7:30pm, 16 @ 4pm & 7:30, 17 @ 4pm

For more information on MyStage offerings, visit
Email: | 630.762.0354


Disney’s Jungle Book Kids (Ages 5-11)
REHEARSALS: June 2nd-July 22 Tues/Thurs, 1-3pm
AUDITIONS: Casting is built into the first week of rehearsals
TECH WEEK: July 25-July 29, Mon-Fri, 1-3pm
SHOWS: July 30 & 31, 4pm

For more information on MyStage offerings, visit
Email: | 630.762.0354


Mary Poppins (Ages 8-20)
AUDITIONS: Weds, Jun 8, 5:30-8:30pm & Sat, Jun 11, 2-5:00pm
REHEARSALS: Mon/Weds/Thurs 5:30PM–8:30PM starting Mon, June 13
TECH WEEK: Aug 8th-12th 5:30PM–8:30PM
SHOWS: August 13th & 14th 3PM, Performances at Norris Theatre, SCE HS
To set up a make-up audition, email

Calling Pit Musicians for Mary Poppins! Ages 11 through Adult
Standard Orchestration: Bass, Cello, Flute, Guitar, Horn 1 & 2, Oboe, Percussion 1 & 2, Reed 1, 2, 3,Trombone 1 & 2, Tuba, Piano 1 & 2, , Trumpet 1 & 2
AUDITIONS: June 13 & 15, 3pm-5:30pm
REHEARSALS: Mondays 3pm – 4:30pm beginning June 20th
FULL ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS: August 1, 3 & 4, 5:30-8:30
TECH WEEK: 5pm-8:30pm Mon-Fri, August 8-12 at Norris Theatre
SHOWS: Aug. 13 & 14, 3pm
Email to schedule an audition time slot.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Mary Poppins CAMP: Ages 4-7
Weds, 5:30-7:00pm June 15 – August 3
TECH WEEK: Aug 8-12, 5:30-8:30pm
SHOWS: August 13 & 14, 3pm

Register for Mary Poppins by May 25, 2016

For more information on MyStage offerings, visit
Email: | 630.762.0354

marquee-waktors Wacktors Improv Company (Ages 10 and up)
AUDITIONS: May 9, 7:30pm
REHEARSALS: May 10 & 19 @7:30pm
Improv Showcase: May 27, 7:30pm

For more information on MyStage offerings, visit
Email: | 630.762.0354

Marquee Youth Stage (MyStage) is a 501(c)3 children’s theatre and performing arts organization dedicated to broadening the reach and impact of theatre so that students of all abilities and skills may benefit. Our goal is to increase the opportunities for theater in order to build confidence, enrich minds, ignite creativity, and ultimately empower youth with the skills and knowledge of how theater can serve and benefit the community at large.

Marquee Youth is located in The Quad, St. Charles, formerly known as Charlestowne Mall
studio C112, 3800 E. Main St, St. Charles.
Unless otherwise noted, all auditions, rehearsals, and performances are located at this location.

student-photographer-neededSTUDENT ARTISTS… Photographer needed! [Posted: 04/29/2016]
A local woman who is running for political office needs a picture for her web site.
The requirements for the photo are:
1. MUST BE… An image that reflects the beauty of the Fox River Valley – it can include the Fox River, bike path, or…?
2. NOTE IT… The photograph needs to be a landscape image, so “horizontal.”
3. NIX IT…No close ups of a building, or a photograph that reflects a single community.
4. WRITE IT… Permission from the photographer for the photograph to appear on the website’s splash page.

More details…
Photo credit will be provided on the requesters website. Also, a small stipend or gift certificate will be awarded to the photographer.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email: Use subject: “Student Artist – Photographer” and we will send your contact information along to the requester.



We regularly posts calls for all types of artists (literary, performing, and visual). Please check here regularly for updated calls!


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