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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Public art competition, call for artists


Artists from Naperville and surrounding communities are invited to participate for cash prizes in Naperville Art League’s 18th annual Public Art Competition. The competition welcomes one entry per person under the theme “Abstract Symphony.” The piece must be original in design, concept, and execution. It can be any media or mixed-media, and either 2D or 3D. Size restrictions apply. Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2021, with no extensions.

All entries will be on display March 2 through March 19 at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St., Naperville 60563. Awards presentation will be at 3PM Sun., March 7.

Two age categories for entries are high school/college age and adults. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($350) and Awards of Excellence ($100). Honorable Mentions will win ribbons. Winners will be publicized. The entry fee is $25 for non-members and $15 for Naperville Art League members. Entries must be accompanied by an artist’s statement.

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The contest entry form is on the League’s website at www.napervilleartleague.com or a copy may be picked up at the Naperville Fine Art Center.

Along with the show, Naperville Art League is hosting a food drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services, a nonprofit that provides food and services to more than 3,000 families every month. Non-perishable food items may be brought to the Gallery throughout the show. Gallery hours are 10AM to 5PM Tuesday through Friday and 10AM to 4PM on Saturday.

Naperville Art League is a nonprofit organization that provides art instruction and education, encourages all forms of creative art, and works to stimulate understanding and appreciation of art in the community. The NAL plans and hosts the annual outdoor Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. For membership or other info, visit www.napervilleartleague.com or call (630) 355-2530.

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