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2022 Crete Creative Community Showcase


General Information

The annual 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.


Exhibition Dates

November 25th, 2022 through January 21st, 2023



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 16 years and older who are within a 20-mile radius of Crete IL. The exhibition is open to everyone: established and emerging artists alike.


How to Enter

  • Please include the following in an email to to be considered:

    1. Your full name, your home address, and phone number.

    2. Photos of the art you would like for us to consider for the showcase.

      • M​ust be attached in JPEG format, no larger than 1400 x 1800 px, and under 2 MB.

      • Include the name of each piece, the medium, size, and whether the art will be for sale.


  • 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. No more than two works per artist will be accepted.

  • All work must be original. If working from photo references, they will need to originate the photo, or name the photographer as a collaborator (with permission).

  • Collaborative work is allowed if all artists are identified.

  • 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.

  • Submitting your work for consideration does not guarantee acceptance.

Important Dates

Exhibition Announcement: October 17th, 2022

Entry Deadline: November 11th, 2022

  • Delivery of Artwork: November 19th to 20th, 2022, 2022 until January 21st, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, November 25th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Exhibition Dates: November 25th

  • Pick-up of Artwork: January 21st, 2023


Equipment and Instructions

You should be prepared to provide all equipment and instructions necessary to display your art in a gallery space, 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.


Loan Agreements

Artists will be required to complete a loan agreement, including the 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. Works not for sale must be marked NFS.



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