Call: The Intersection of Art and Music


Union Street Gallery (Chicago Heights, IL)

The Intersection of Art & Music
April 4 – May 3, 2019

Union Street Gallery seeks submissions that celebrate the intersection of art and music. Art can be inspired by music, instruments are
designed objects, art and music can combine to create a hybrid art form. This juried exhibit will happen in conjunction with work from
juror, Joe Rauen. Joe is an artist and musician who creates musical art objects, playable sculptures, truly one-of-a-kind instruments.

Jurors: Joe Rauen & John Gutierrez

February 2 Submissions Due by 11:59pm
February 10 Notification of acceptance or rejection
Mar 7-9, 14-16 Shipped work should arrive
Mar 14-16 Hand delivered work between 12-4pm, or by appt
Apr 4 – May 3 Exhibit open
Apr 6 Reception 1-3pm
May 9-11 All exhibited work MUST be picked up, during regular gallery hours.
May 17 Shipped artwork will be sent out

Open to artists 18+ living in the United States. All media will be considered. Original artwork only. No art previously exhibited at USG in
the past 2 years will be accepted.

submissions, $20 for up to three submissions by USG Studio or Guild Artists, or USG Members, $20 for up to three submissions from
currently enrolled college students (forward a copy of your ID or current tuition statement to [email protected])

Submission Process
Please visit to submit artwork for our juried shows. JPEG preferred, but any file type the
Submittable platform accepts is fine for the jurying process. JPEGs will be needed for promotion of accepted works. WE WILL ONLY
If you have trouble with the submission site – here is there FAQ for help (
submitters). Their phone number is 855-467-8264. Images should be the artwork only, no frame unless it is essential to the artwork.
Watermarks or logos are acceptable for the submission process, but they do change the image being reviewed. Watermarks and logos
cannot appear on accepted work displayed in the gallery. 

Size & Weight Specifications
No shipped work over 75 pounds will be accepted. Any artwork over 75 lbs. MUST be hand delivered, installed & picked up by the artist
or representative. Artwork must be able to fit through front doors. Door opening is 5 feet wide, 6ft tall, 7ft diagonal. If your work is
accepted, please contact the gallery to arrange a delivery/installation/pick up date and time before travelling here.

Use of Images and Name
Images of accepted works will be used for promotional purposes: postcard, social media posts, emails, press releases, etc. Art that is
accepted will appear on the USG website, provided the gallery receives an acceptable jpeg. You are welcome to send us images with
watermarks or logos for promotional purposes. Artists are responsible for forwarding the postcards and email invites to their own contact lists. Your name will be used in various promotional purposes as well. Accepted artists will be sent a consent form with more details. 

Union Street Gallery, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, retains a 30% donation from any sale resulting from the exhibition. The gallery
handles sales tax for the artists.

USG provides no insurance for artwork while on premises or during shipping to and from the gallery. Artists are responsible for insuring
their artwork.

All accepted entries being shipped must arrive by 4pm, March 16th, no exceptions. All accepted entries being hand delivered must
arrive by 4pm, March 16th, no exceptions. Please contact us early if you may need to arrange alternative times – this is a not a
guarantee we can accommodate your schedule. See calendar for delivery and shipping dates. Accepted work only, no substitution.
Curators reserve the right to refuse work that does not meet the requirements, is damaged, considered too fragile for exhibit, is
misrepresented in the image, or simply will not work for their vision once they begin curating.

Labeling Work
We strongly suggest you affix a business card and a label including the title, artist name, media, year completed, and price to the back
of your piece permanently. We also require an additional label be affixed temporarily for our use during hanging. You can use the
labels at the end of this document as needed. The temporary label should be attached to the back, frame, or plexiglass and be easily
removable and not damaging (something like painter’s tape).

Shipped work must be packed in a reusable container with appropriate packing materials. NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE. Artwork
will be packed up in the same manner it was sent to the best of our ability. The gallery will not provide additional packing materials. If
artwork is framed and being shipped to the gallery, please use plexiglass in the frame, not glass.

Artists who ship their work are required to provide the gallery with a prepaid return shipping label by the week before the end of the
exhibit, April 27th. Label can be mailed or emailed. DO NOT USPS, only UPS or FedEx. The gallery does not cover any shipping or
postage costs.

The gallery will schedule a pick-up for artwork being shipped UPS or FedEx GROUND ONLY on May 17th, 2019. Artists using an
alternative shipping method * must arrange for the pick-up of their artwork from the gallery on May 17th, 2019 between 12-4pm.
* Alternative shipping includes FedEx Express or FedEx Air. The gallery does not bring artwork to a UPS or FedEX store to ship out.

Hand delivered art must be picked up May 9-11 during regular gallery hours. Please contact us in advance if you need to make
alternative arrangements. Art remaining at the gallery after the designated pick-up deadline will be charged a $5 daily storage fee,
unless arrangements have been made in advance. Artwork left after 30 days becomes property of USG. 

Install Artwork must be delivered ready to install.

2-D work must be prepared properly for hanging with wire if framed. Unframed works will be hung with binder clips and push pins or nails.
Sculptures must sit sturdily on pedestal or floor. The gallery will provide pedestal unless artist is otherwise notified.
If artwork requires more than 1 hour to install, USG would prefer to schedule a time when the artist can install the work. Otherwise the piece will be included if there is staff time available to install.
If artwork weighs over 75 lbs, the artist must install themselves. If the artwork is to be hung, the artist and gallery director must talk to determine if this is feasible and whose responsibility the hanging and un-installing will be. 

USG reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibit or security reasons. All work remains on exhibit for duration of show.

For more information, please visit or email [email protected]

Please label the back of your work with a label including your NAME, TITLE, MEDIA, and PRICE/NFS. Provide an additional label for us to use when laying out the exhibit. This can be placed on your piece with painter’s tape for easy removal. 

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Dec 19th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Saturday, Feb 2nd 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists