Call for Artists: ILYB Symposium

2nd Annual ILYB Symposium

Attention young birder artists! You’re invited to exhibit your artwork at the Illinois Young Birders Artist Exhibition! The Young Birder Artists Exhibition is a one-day show that takes place August 26th during the Annual Illinois Young Birder Symposium. The goal is to feature the talent and individual expression of the Illinois Young Birders.

2017 Illinois Young Birder Artists Exhibition Theme: “Birds and Nature”

Artwork should feature birds and/or nature scenes.

Submit as many entries as you would like, but up to three only per artist may be selected to be displayed. Artists media can include (but are not limited to): oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, pencil, ink, crayon, print work, photography, textiles, clay, glass, wood, and recycled materials.

Paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs should not exceed 24″ x 36″ and must be matted or mounted on foam board or other rigid board for ease of displaying. We request that framing not include glass.

Three-dimensional pieces should not exceed 14″ in height and should include a mount or be able to stand upright without a mount.

Artwork should be clearly labeled with your name and age; title of the entry; and medium used.

Entries for consideration must be submitted via this form and should include one photo per entry with an example, preferably in JPEG format and less than 2mb in size. Please use your last name (all CAPS) and the title of the entry for the JPEG file name. Example: JOHNSON A Bird in the Hand.JPG.

Exhibit Timeline

Activity Date
Deadline for submission August 18
Selections announced by email August 21
Deadline for all accepted artwork to be received at Brushwood August 25
Exhibition Date August 26
Pick up any work from 2017 Exhibition August 26 at the end of the reception
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