Call for Art – Year of the Pygmalion

Faux Pas Gallery is seeking artists for an exhibit opening during Rochelle’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival on August 16th, and closing Sept 21st during Wine on Lincoln. “Year of the Pygmalion” is the theme, Pygmalion being a mythical sculptor who fell in love with one of his own works.   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 try to 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 July 16th.  Drop off will be Saturday August 3rd from 10:am to 6:pm. 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.