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19th Annual Best In Show Photographic Print Competition | Champaign County Camera Club and Urbana Park District

  • ENTRY FEE: (Early bird deadline) Through Jan. 22, 2020 at 6 pm, $5 for the first print plus $3 for each additional print 
  • After Jan. 22, 2020 at 6 pm, $10 for the first print plus $3 for each additional print
  • Limit five prints per entrant
  • There is no fee for Youth Division entrants (through senior year of High School)
  • Photos must be from 2019 and taken by amateur photographers. We quantify “amateur” as anyone  who does not have gross revenue exceeding $1,000 per year from photographic activities, including the taking and/or editing (using Photoshop or similar editing programs) of photographic images

See for more information on preparation of photos, categories, and other rules.

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BLOOM :: an abstract exploration of a theme

Call for Art, Boneyard Arts Festival 2020

Announcing a juried call for abstract artwork for Boneyard Arts Festival 2020! BLOOM seeks abstract work that explores a theme related to the prompt “bloom”. This can be anything and everything...florals, plant life, space, things that expand, paint bloom, paper bloom, wax bloom, ideas that bloom, what makes you as an artist bloom—any definition that you, as an artist, resonate with related to this prompt. It can be the work itself, the support the work is created on, a portion of the work, or something incorporated into the work. This call is for 2D and 3D pieces. 2D work MUST be ready to hang, works not wired will be rejected. 3D works MUST be accompanied by a pedestal unless they are free standing, or light weight and wall mountable.

Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration to: by midnight on February 23, 2020. Images should be labeled in this format: (LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_01). LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Juried artists will be notified on March 14, 2020 by 11:59 PM. Details for drop off, pick up, and opening reception will be emailed at a later date. Boneyard Arts Festival is the weekend of 2-5, 2020 and is a free event to further arts awareness and celebration in Champaign County, and to that end, $20 will be due at time of drop off to cover incidental costs associated with this exhibition. There is no maximum size of work, however very large pieces will be considered case by case, taking the space available and entire show into account.

Please contact Carol Farnum at with any questions related to this exhibition. Carol Farnum is an abstract artist living and working in Champaign Urbana. She sits on the Urbana Commmittee for Boneyard Arts Festival, teaches abstract painting classes and workshops, and is co-founder of Art Nerd Club, a monthly critique group for local artists.

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Artfully Created in Champaign County juried exhibition at Her Creative Collective at Sangamon on Main, Mahomet Illinois.
January 31 - February 28 with Artist Reception to be held on Friday, January 31, 6-9pm.

Artists are invited to submit entries for ARTFULLY CREATED IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, an exhibition of work by artists residing within Champaign County.

ACCC is a juried show of 2D and 3D visual artwork (excluding video) celebrating the richness and depth of talent among artists and photographers of all ages in Champaign County. All mediums will be considered, diversity of work is encouraged.


  1. Artists may submit up to three (3) entries for jurying.
  2. Applicants must live in Champaign County.
  3. No application fee at time of submission.
  4. Once accepted, a hanging/reception fee of $25 will be required to be provided when art is delivered. 
  5. Please provide images in jpeg format and not to exceed 5MB per file (resolution should be between 150 and 300 dpi).
  6. Email submission(s) to
  7. Please include in email subject heading “ACCC”.
  8. Title attached images as follows: LastName.ImageTitle. In email body please provide an image list with the following information for each image: title, medium and dimensions.
  1. 2D work: Up to 5’ x 5’
  2. 3D work (freestanding): 2’ wide, 5’ tall (podiums must accompany work unless floor freestanding)
  • AGE:
  1. all ages
  • DATES:
  1. Exhibit dates: January 31 - February 28, 2020
  2. Deadline for entries: January 23, 2020
  3. Email Notification of acceptance: January 26, 2020
  4. Artist delivery of accepted entries to Sangamon on Main: January 26 - January 29, 2017
  5. Opening Reception for exhibition: Friday, January 31, 6-9pm
  6. Final day of exhibition: February 28, 2020
  7. Dates for pick-up of exhibited work: February 29 & March 1, 2020 (time to be determined)
  1. Champaign County art professionals.
  1. All art work must be ready to hang. Wall art heavier than 20 pounds will be displayed on easel or other alternative option.
  2. You may label your work to include purchase price with artist contact information if desired.
  3. Building Owners and exhibition management are not liable for any damage to artwork and are not responsible for the act of selling, dealing or promoting purchases of art.


Flatland is a new exhibition space located near downtown Champaign at 209 S Water Street. Flatland Studios encompasses a working artist studio, tattoo studio, and in the near future a cooperative printmaking studio as well as a gallery presenting the work of local artists. Stop by and check out the gallery space and the rest of the facilities anytime from 12:00pm-8:00pm Tues-Sat. While we will primarily focus on visual artists any and all are welcome and encouraged to submit ideas for consideration. Send proposals to Air Jordan

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