Exhibition Proposals

Illinois at 200 Juried Exhibition

Illinois at 200 Juried Exhibition Deadline Closed

Giertz Gallery in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council will present Illinois at 200, a juried exhibition that will feature the work of contemporary Illinois artists. Planned to coincide with the commemoration of the 200th birthday of Illinois, the goal of the exhibition is to highlight the achievements of artists currently working in our state.

Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum, is the juror of the exhibition. Stapleton, a former faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, has organized over twenty exhibitions for the museum and written numerous essays for exhibition catalogs related to the work of Illinois artists.

Illinois at 200 will be on exhibit from Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Important Dates for Artists

  • 5/25/18:  Acceptance notification
  • 6/8 – 6/9:  Accepted shipped work must arrive by June 8.
    Deliver accepted artworks to Giertz Gallery on Friday, June 8 between 10 am and 6 pm, or Saturday, June 9 between 11 am and 1 pm
  • 6/18/18:  Exhibition opens
  • 6/21/18:  Reception 5:30-7:30 pm; remarks with Lisa Costello & Kelly White at 6:30 pm
  • 8/8/18:  6:30 pm Gallery Talk by Juror, Douglas Stapleton, Exhibit Closes at 7 pm
    Pick up exhibited artwork from Giertz Gallery after talk
  • 8/9/18: Pick up exhibited artwork from Giertz Gallery on Thursday, August 9, 10am – 7 pm


Giertz Gallery at Parkland College seeks exhibition proposals in all genres of contemporary approaches to art making by solo artists, collaborative groups, or curators. Giertz Gallery is a professionally designed gallery devoted primarily to education through contemporary art. Giertz Gallery hosts seven exhibitions per year including two student exhibitions, an Art and Design Faculty Show, and a National Ceramics Invitational. Other shows vary depending on applications and the vision of the Art Gallery Advisory Board. Exhibits are scheduled on a six- to eight-week rotation.

The artist is responsible for expenses and insurance while artwork is being transported to the gallery.
Giertz Gallery provides return shipping or an honorarium to defray return travel expenses.

Application guidelines:

  • Application must include 20 images; an identifying list with titles, sizes, dates, and media
  • Resume
  • Artist statement related to this body of work
  • Website address if available.

Only complete proposal packages including all information listed on the Proposal Guidelines will be reviewed.

For further information please contact giertzgallery@parkland.edu.