Highland Gallery announces call for entries for gallery exhibit

The Highland Community College 47th District Juried Art Exhibit will be accepting work to be on display in the Highland Gallery on Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in west hallway of the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.

Artists may submit up to (3) separate original two- and three-dimensional works of art with a nonrefundable fee of $3 per work. Entry form and entrance fee are due upon delivery of work.


Entry Form 

The exhibit runs February 11 through March 8. An opening reception and award ceremony will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, with awards announced at 5:30 p.m. The Highland Gallery is located in the west hallway of the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.

This exhibition is designed to recognize local artists, and to celebrate their visual contribution to the community. Submission of works are open to all artists, 18 years of age and older residing in the Highland Community College district, as well as all currently enrolled HCC students.

This is a juried exhibition. All submissions will be individually viewed and accepted or rejected into the exhibit based on meeting the following criteria outlined in the exhibition prospectus: Eligibility, Rules of Entry and Limitations. Additionally, submitted work will be accepted or rejected based on overall visual excellence determined by components such as compositional resolve, concept, content and manipulation of media.

Submissions are composed of actual work of art and supporting identification of work properly documented in the prospectus entry form. Officially accepted submission will then be viewed to determine award placement. This will be done in two phases:

Phase I: Acceptance and Non-acceptance

Each submission, including documentation provided on the entry form, will be reviewed to ensure compliance with exhibition rules and overall excellence. Officially accepted work, identified by Juror(s) and Gallery Director, becomes an official part of the exhibition. Non-accepted work, as identified by the Juror(s) and Gallery Director, is omitted from the exhibition.

Phase II: Award Placement

Officially accepted work is viewed to determine award standings. A selection of awards, including but, not limited to Best of Show Community, Best of Show Student, First, Second and Third place, as well as Honorable Mention are determined at the discretion of the juror. Best of Show, First, Second, and Third place all carry a cash award, in part, based on the fees generated from the exhibition submissions.

Artists will be notified of non-accepted work by email, and also notified if they received an award placing.

For additional information, including request of the Prospectus and Entry Form, contact Bill Buehler, fine arts department assistant at 815.599.3490, or Additional questions may also be sent to Highland Gallery Director Bob Apolloni at The entry form can also be found on Highland’s website at

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