Faux Pas Gallery is seeking artists for an exhibit running Fri August 17 through Sat September 22. “Dump City” is the theme, a chance for you to make a statement about what you think about humanity’s impact on its ecosystem. We are not necessarily seeking professional artists: all are invited to make art for this show.

As for the artwork, anything goes. Traditional (painting, drawing, collage, etc.) and Digital works and Photography/manipulation are acceptable for visual arts, as well as sculpture and any other types of experimental media.  Music, Video and Performance Art submissions will also be considered, especially those of the experimental and ambient variety.

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

We are looking to build relationships with edgy artists, and especially those of the Northern Illinois / Chicagoland area. In the near future we will be conducting interviews with some of our artists for our Youtube channel. Please let us know if you’re interested.

Commission Structure

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 asking price, so [ 350 10 ÷ 7 = 500 ] — that makes the selling price $500.

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, of course there’s also the issue of delivery.

Submit Your Work

The deadline for submissions is midnight July 21st.  Drop off will be between July 30 – Aug 3. Submit up to 10 works by emailing images to us at fauxpasgallery@gmail.com.