2021 October National

October 1-28, 2021

This national juried show will be hung at the Madden Arts Center’s Anne Lloyd Gallery in October. Entries will be accepted again this year online through CAFE (callforentry.org). Artwork will also be accepted by photograph or jpeg/pdf file on CD or by email at gallery510@sbcglobal.net. The deadline for submissions for October National is July 6.

Our 2021 judge is Rod Buffington, Director of Gallery programs and Assistant Professor of Art Education at Eastern Illinois University, retired.

Many thanks to Carol Kessler for chairing the October National.

 

October National

The October National is a celebration of originality and craftsmanship in any visual art medium.  Artists from across the country are invited to share in this annual exhibition staged in the Anne Lloyd Gallery of the Madden Arts Center in Decatur, IL.  For many years now the Come Together, Be Empowered organization (previously RACE for the Cure) has partnered with us to present an award for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Our 2021 judge is Rod Buffington, Director of Gallery programs and Assistant Professor of Art Education at Eastern Illinois University, retired.

Many thanks to Carol Kessler for chairing the October National.

Eligibility & Application

October National is open to all artists 18 years old or over.  Entries must be of original design.  No giclee or other mechanical reproductions are allowed.  Work must be executed within the last two years.

All media is accepted. Wall-hung or 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped, wired, ready to hang and not exceed 60 inches wide or 96 inches high.  3D artwork must be self-standing or fit on a 36” x 36” pedestal.  All artwork must be able to be handled by one person.  No work can be suspended from the ceiling.  Any accessories needed for display must be included.  Pedestals are provided.  The gallery reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibition and/or security reasons.

Entry Procedure

Entries are being accepted online now through CAFE (callforentry.org). Artwork will also be accepted by photograph or jpeg/pdf file on CD or by email. Entries will become the property of Gallery 510’s permanent collection unless appropriate SASE is included.

Artists may enter up to 3 pieces for a $30 entry fee. Two images per piece may be submitted to include a 2nd angle or detail.

The deadline for submissions for October National is July 6. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email or post by August 1st. The artwork is due at Gallery 510 Art & Framing by September 17. The Opening Reception will be on First Friday, October 1st.

Please Include:

  1. Name, address, telephone and email
  2. Photos or jpeg/pdf files labeled with artist’s name, dimensions of work and entry number
  3. Completed entry form. You may use additional paper for description if necessary
  4. Signed General Release
  5. Non-refundable Entry fee payable to Gallery 510 Art & Framing ($30)

Submissions also taken through www.callforentry.org

Sales

A 50% commission will be taken on work sold at October National unless it is work by a member artist. Member artist work sold will have the regular commission taken. Artwork is not required to be for sale.

Calendar

July 7, 2021:  Postmark deadline for application
August 1, 2021:  Emailed notifications sent
September 17, 2021:  Artwork due at Gallery 510 Art & Framing
October 1, 2021:  First Friday Opening Reception, Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery
October 28, 2021:  Show closes
October 29, 2021:  Hand-delivered work pick-up between 11 am and 5 pm, or Tuesday at Gallery 510
November 15, 2021:  Shipped work returned by this date 

Sponsors

This program is sponsored in part by:

IL Arts Council Agency
Decatur Area Arts Council
The Andreas Foundation