2020 Crete Creative Community Showcase
The Crete Creative Community Showcase is an independent survey of art in Crete, IL, and surrounding communities. This exhibition is intended to provide a unique opportunity for artists in the far south Chicago suburbs to showcase their work within their own community.
November 27, 2020 – January 16, 2021
The Community Showcase will be judged by a committee of Crete Creative volunteers.
About Crete Creative
Crete Creative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the creative arts in and around Crete, IL. Crete Creative produces solo and group exhibits, teaches classes for all ages, and provides workspace to local artists.
The Crete Creative Community Showcase is open to all artists within a 20 miles radius of Crete IL. Artists may enter work created in any media, with the understanding that the Crete Creative venue and format may not be able to accommodate all work.
How to Enter
The competition is open to everyone, 16 years and older, established and emerging artists alike.
Entries must be in JPEG format, no larger than 1400 x 1800 pixels, and under 2MB. Send entries to along with your name, the name of the art, whether you will be offering the art for sale, your address, phone number and details (materials, size etc...) about your medium.
The following media will be accepted:
Two-dimensional work including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and digital art. All two-dimensional pieces must be framed and ready to hang.
Three-dimensional work including sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and metal.
Installation and video.
Each accepted piece will be assessed a $10 registration fee.
Collaborative work is allowed if all artists are identified.
All work must be original. If the artist worked from photo references, they will need to originate the photo, or name the photographer as a collaborator (with permission).
Only one work per artist will be accepted
Proof of local residency will be required
All work must be packed appropriately to ensure its safety during shipping and storage awaiting exhibition installation. Crete Creative is not responsible for
damage due to improper packing or shipping. The artist is responsible for any shipping costs and should include a prepaid return shipping label with any work that will be shipped after the show.
Exhibition Announcement: October 30, 2020
Entry Deadline: November 16, 2020
Delivery of Artwork: November 19-21, 2020
Opening Reception: DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THERE WILL BE NO RECEPTION THIS YEAR
Exhibition: November 26, 2019 – January 16, 2021
Pick-up of Artwork: January 21-23, 2021
Equipment and Instructions
You should be prepared to provide all equipment and instructions necessary to present your art, as needed.
Authorship and Ownership
By entering a work, you represent that you are its creator and that you either own the work or have the permission of the owner to enter it for presentation.
Artists will be required to complete a loan agreement, including specification of insurance value, before acceptance of a work is final.
Reproductions and Publicity
By entering your work and providing images and other documentation, you agree that any images and other materials you provide may be reproduced and published in the Crete Creative Biennial promotional and press materials and distributed via the websites and social media channels. You also agree that images of your work may be reproduced in the context of the exhibition and its promotion by third parties such as journalists.
Sale of Work
All work included in the exhibition must have a value for insurance purposes. If you agree, your work may also be considered available for purchase. Crete Creative will receive a 20% commission on works sold during the exhibition.
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