2D and 3D works in all media are welcome.
Size restrictions for 2D work: Up to 48" in any direction. Size restrictions for 3D work: Up to 84" in any direction. 75 lb weight limitation.
All submitted work must have been created in the last 3 years and NOT exhibited at OPAL in the last 18 months.
Digital images must be high resolution comparable to 300 DPI 4"x5" JPEG format.
Digital images must be saved with a file name that includes the artist's initials, artwork title/name, corresponding number of your entry. Example: js_titlename_entry 3
One additional image will be accepted for each 3-dimensional piece.
The application fee for OPAL's juried exhibitions is $20/members and $30/non-members for up to three images of work. OPAL members must login to received member discount.
Submission fees are non-refundable.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Accepted entries will receive detailed information regarding shipping along with their acceptance letter.
All entries must be suitably framed or gallery-wrapped with hanging wire (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS OR CLIP FRAMES).
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK & LIABILITY:
Shipping crate or packaging must be properly labeled with artist's name and address. Please include sufficient packing materials for return shipping.
All work must be shipped or delivered during the designated drop-off dates and times - May 6 (1-4pm), May 8-10 (1-5pm)
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of their work to and from OPAL, as well as all related expenses. Shipped work must include a return shipping label.
Tracking is recommended for all shipped work. OPAL is not responsible for artwork lost or stolen during shipping.
Damaged crates will remain unopened pending notification of the carrier and artist.
OPAL curators and assistants will install work according to artist's installation guidelines.
Artists may not remove work earlier than the end date of the exhibition.
For hand-delivered work, all entries must be picked up during the pick-up dates advertised for the show - June 3 (1-4pm), June 5-7 (1-5pm)
Hand-delivered artwork that remains unclaimed after 3 months will become property of OPAL.
Artists are to make arrangements for another to pick up their work, should they be unable to make the deadline.
Any person picking up another artist’s work must have signed written permission from the artist.
Shipped worked will be shipped back on June 30. Work unclaimed by sender at return address on crate is not the responsibility of OPAL.
It is recommended that artists carry their own insurance. All reasonable care will be taken with original art.
By entry into these shows, the artist is agreeing that OPAL or its satellite galleries will not be held responsible for loss or damage of any works.
OPAL requests a 35% commission on any works sold through the Art League staff.
For all work sold, sales tax will be collected by OPAL and paid to artist. It is the artist’s responsibility to pay and report sales tax.
The Oak Park Art League reserves the right to photograph and retain a set of images of the exhibit. These materials will be used solely for educational, promotional, and documentation purposes.