Faux Pas Gallery is seeking visual artists for an exhibit running Sat August 17 through October 13. “Dump City” is the theme, a local and regional statement on waste and pollution. We are not necessarily seeking professional artists: all ages and skill levels are invited to make art for this show. Early entries and local entries will be given priority, so don’t wait until the last minute and don’t be shy!

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 and Video submissions will also be considered, especially those of the experimental and ambient variety.

Digital works and Photography may be submitted from anywhere.  Traditional works’ acceptability depends upon the practicality of shipping/delivery arrangements, which is why regional artists are preferred.  Submission of larger works may be limited to the Northern Illinois area for this reason.  The gallery is located 80 miles west of Chicago — at 308 Lincoln Hwy, Rochelle, IL.

We are looking for art that challenges conventions. Provocative, radical, sensual, dark, and macabre work is encouraged. 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 us at fauxpasgallery@gmail.com.