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Portraits: Human & Animal



THAT FACE! Portraits: Human & Animal

McCord Gallery invites artists to apply for the upcoming exhibition "That Face! Portraits Both Human & Animal". Our theme is open to all artists, age 18 or older, who have captured the face of a person or animal in traditional or non-traditional styles. The artistic intention is to reveal the subject's unique personality, giving the viewer insight into their character, be it neutral, satirical, celebratory, cultural, aggressive, docile, quirky or humorous.


Eligible work: Acceptable mediums include Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Graphite Pencil, Encaustic, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen & Ink, and Watercolor. No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration for both the in-gallery exhibit and full virtual gallery of works on our website. All submissions will be considered. All styles and aesthetics are accepted, from traditional to abstract to contemporary. McCord Gallery selections are based on creativity, quality of artistry and originality as represented in the images submitted.

The McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is a non-profit art gallery open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.

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Application Fee: $25 (for up to 3 artworks)

Entry Deadline: February 26, 2023

Artist Notification: March 6, 2023

*View prospectus for further details


Best of Show: $400

Second Place: $250

Third Place: $100

Awards announced at reception on Friday, April 21.

Juror: TBA

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Pay $25 Entry Fee

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9602 W. Creek Rd.
Palos Park, IL 60464
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