The gray area. What is the gray area but something that we cannot label or define? What is it but the undeniable freedom to either cage the self or release the self with no boundaries known as this is between the black and white of the world and perspectives and how everything functions. What will we use this space for? Is this something to fear and to be cautious with or is it something to embrace and lure to a potential side in the long run? The gray area is light and dark, night and day polar opposites coming together what is this to you? Perhaps the gray area is a way to get a taste of everything there is to offer by sticking just a toe in these places where we may not feel like we actually belong but still have a piece of us connected…


Faux Pas Gallery is seeking artists for an exhibit opening during the Rochelle Christmas Walk. “Éminence Grise” is the theme, which translates to grey eminence.   All forms of media are acceptable for this exhibit.

The gallery is located nearly 80 miles west of Chicago — at 308 Lincoln Hwy, Rochelle, IL — the town at the intersection of I-39 and I-88.


We ask 30% commission for work sold, so to determine retail price factor in your cost multiplied by 10 and divided by 7.
Example: $350 is your portion, so [ 350 10 ÷ 7 = 500 ] — that makes the selling price $500.

Retail price vs artist’s 70% portion  (Please adjust your prices to retail.)

$10 == 7
$20 == 14
$30 == 21
$40 == 28
$50 == 35
$60 == 42
$70 == 49
$80 == 56
$90 == 63

We catalogue the art from our shows on our website. If your art doesn’t sell during the exhibit, we still may be able to facilitate the sale of your work, in which case we would ask for 10% commission (of the selling price minus the transaction fee). Assuming the work is still available and of course there’s also the issue of delivery.

Submit Your Work

The deadline for submissions is Thanksgiving Day(November 22nd).  Drop off will be Sunday November 25th from 10:am to 8:pm. <1--Submit up to 5 works using the form on this page.  Submit up to 5 jpg images of your work (formatted like:  yourname_title.jpg) as described in your entry form, or email them to–> Email up to 5 works (formatted like: yourname_title.jpg) to Please include a list of titles, prices, and dimensions for each piece, along with a brief artist statement.