The KCC annual High School Juried Art Exhibition is March 2-18, 2020 in the KCC Art Gallery in the Arts & Sciences 1st Floor Hallway, R103. Jurors are KCC art faculty. Please read this information carefully.
This exhibition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) who are enrolled in art classes. Students may submit one (1) work that was completed for class credit in any art class. It must have been completed within the last year (Spring 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020).
There is no entry fee for this exhibition.
Students should see their instructor for additional help in preparing work. Entries that are not ready to hang or that fall apart will be disqualified.
Flat work - must be framed under plexiglass (glass not allowed) or securely wrapped in acetate or shrink-wrap over a sturdy backing like corrugated cardboard or foam core. All plexiglass must have the safety film removed before delivery.
Securely fasten wires to artwork. Double-check the screws holding the wire in place so there is no slipping. Wire should be no more than 1/3 of the way from the top of the piece, and must be fairly taut. Do not knot the wire. Wrap it multiple times around itself for a secure hold. Do not attach wire or string with tape. If necessary, hook paper clips into backing and attach wire to clips.
Three-dimensional - Display cases are available for small works and floor pedestals for larger pieces.
Diptychs - Not accepted this year due to limited space.
Submission & tagging
Printed and electronic tags are required for each entry. Entry tags are at HS Art Exhibition Entry Form starting in February.
HS Art Exhibition Entry Form
Fill out the form.
Print form BEFORE you submit.
Fill out the electronic entry form tags completely–including Tag B. Fill in forms completely.
Print the forms before clicking “submit”
Important: Print the tags before submitting. If you submit before printing, the information will be lost. Each file is sent automatically when you click Submit. A confirmation email will be sent to the e-mail on the form.
Make an appointment to submit works by phoning or emailing Sheila Pfaff - firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-802-8704. Hours for delivery are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., Feb. 17-20 & 24; and 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 21. See notes regarding late deliveries. There is no weekend delivery. Appointments must be at least 3 business days after the forms are submitted.
Attach the printed Tag A to the backside, upper right corner of all flatwork and to the bottom of three-dimensional works.
Attach the printed Tag B to the front on the lower right-hand side of each work.
Tag & submission notes
Information is taken directly from the submitted tags and is not retyped, so please make sure all spelling is correct.
Please do not type tags in all capital or all lowercase letters.
All submitted works must include a fully completed entry form. Without a complete form, the work will not be displayed.
At the time of your appointment, drop off entries in Room R105, a classroom in the KCC Art Department. The room is locked and inaccessible at other times.
Schools are strongly encouraged to make group deliveries.
Late work will be accepted for pieces in other shows during the posted delivery dates. Email Chelise if you will have late works with the number and date they will arrive. Tags must still be submitted by Feb. 24.
Awards event: March 18
Artists and their guests are invited to a reception and awards event Wednesday, March 18. The reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Art Department hallway where the work is being displayed. Refreshments will be served. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. in KCC’s Auditorium, Room L110. The auditorium is across from the cafeteria.
Awards - Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards will be given in these categories: Painting; Black and white drawing/design; Color drawing/design; Three-dimensional work; and Photography/electronic imaging. Jurors are KCC art faculty.
$800 High School Art Exhibit Scholarship - All participants are eligible to apply. The scholarship can be used toward tuition, books, and supplies for any KCC course. The scholarship winner will be chosen by a review of exhibit pieces and a completed KCC Foundation scholarship application. More information is on the KCC Foundation website - click Apply Now. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2020.
Certificates of achievement - All exhibiting students will receive a participation award.
Return of work - March 18-20
All art must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. Works may not be removed before 8 p.m. on March 18. Deadline for picking up exhibited work is 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Work remaining after March 20 will be returned to the school C.O.D. Please call if there are any other needs or problems.
Delivery of work to KCC’s Art Department, Room R105 (appointments are required)
Awards Reception 6-7 p.m., R103 Gallery (Art Department Hallway) & Juror’s Critique at 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room L110
Show closes at 8 p.m. after reception. Pick-up of exhibited works begins.
Final date to pick up exhibited works by 3:30 p.m.
The vast majority of students participating in this exhibition do not have an established market price for their work (obtained by actively selling) and cannot, therefore, expect insurance coverage for their work (except for the cost of materials). The gallery will not assume liability for loss or damage of entries while in transit. Cost of works stolen or vandalized will be assumed by the gallery (recovery cost will be limited to materials only). Every reasonable precaution and care will be taken in handling and protecting entries while present on the KCC campus.
Kankakee Community College Art Gallery
Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library lower level
April 5 - April 26, 2018
Closing Reception April 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
This exhibition is open to students who enrolled in KCC art classes. Eligible artworks are those which were not shown in previous KCC art shows and were completed in Spring and Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018.
Please read this page carefully before filling out the entry form below and tagging your work. See your instructor for additional help in preparing work. Artwork that is not ready to hang, that falls apart, or has incomplete entry tags will not be displayed.
This exhibition is open to students who enrolled in KCC art classes. Students may submit up to two works (a diptych is considered one work) per class that were completed for class credit. It must have been completed within the last year (Spring 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020).
All two-dimensional art work must be ready to hang.
Paintings must have screw eyes and a picture hanging wire attached to the back, no saw tooth hangers. Please do not attach wire or string with tape.
Drawings, 2-D designs and photography must be mounted on a backing, matted and/or framed. No drawings will be accepted without mats. If you don’t frame the work and just mat it, you can shrink wrap artwork if you want to protect it. If your artwork has no frame and only a mat, it will be displayed with T-pins on the free standing walls. Our gallery only accepts Plexiglas for protection over drawings and two-dimensional work. No glass is allowed.
Three-dimensional entries are encouraged, with glass cases available for small works and floor pedestals for larger pieces. All three-dimensional work must be solidly constructed. (see 3-D instructors for questions.) Any work which falls apart will not be included in the show.
All works submitted must be tagged. Please attach a printed copy of the completed entry form, available below, to the backside, upper right corner of all flatwork and to the bottom of or attached with a string to three-dimensional works.
Submission of Artwork
Tagged artwork should be taken to the lower level of the KCC Library on the dates listed below:
Thursday March 22 - Tuesday March 27, 2018.
Hours for delivery are:
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Deadline for delivery is Tuesday 3-27. No late work will be accepted.
All 2-D work with hanging wire should be hung on an empty hanger on the wall.
2-D work without frames and hanging wire should be carefully T-pinned to the free-standing panel walls. If you have questions about hanging your work, check with your instructor.
Students with 3-D work should consult their instructor about placement of your work.
Students are responsible for delivery of artwork; instructors are not expected to do this for you.
Return of Work
All art must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. No work will be released until 8 p.m. on April 26, 2018. Please see your instructor if there are other needs or problems.
ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY 7:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday April 28
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday April 30, Tuesday May 1
The vast majority of students participating in this exhibition do not have an established market price for their work (obtained by actively selling) and cannot, therefore, expect insurance coverage for their work, except for the cost of materials.
The gallery will not assume liability for loss or damage of entries while in transit. Cost of works stolen or vandalized will be assumed by the gallery (recovery cost will be limited to materials only). Every reasonable precaution and care will be taken in handling and protecting entries while present on the KCC campus.
Entry Forms Must be Submitted Electronically
Use this fillable online entry form to print your artwork’s tags. In addition to printing out a completed entry form and attaching it to your artwork, you must submit your entry form electronically.
The French Canadian Heritage Wall connects visitors to photographs, video interviews and family histories from the French Canadian Interview Project website. The project was conducted by KCC Professor James Paul, D.A., and his Western Civilization students from 2000 to 2006. The wall’s concept was developed by Dr. Paul and KCC Professor Steve DePasquale and the display was designed by Diane Soltis, a KCC graphic artist.
Overall, the display fosters interest in, and appreciation for, the primary cultural group that settled Kankakee County and the surrounding area. It is 12 feet long and 5 feet tall, and allows visitors to interact with the website via QR codes.
The project was made possible by donors Bill Dyon, Cecile LaMarre Enright and the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society.
A reception to mark the installation was held Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at 4 p.m. in Room L312.