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Real People 2019

July 7, 2019

Real People 2019

  • Organization: Old Courthouse Arts Center
  • Submission Deadline: July 7, 2019
  • Event Dates: August 21, 2019 - September 28, 2019
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Award Info: $1500 + 4 one year Biafarin memberships
  • Type: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Woodstock, IL, 60098

Real People, a national juried fine art exhibition celebrates the arts through faces and figures. Real People is open to all artists and media; submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Real People made its debut in 2000 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. The Real People Exhibition has become a much-anticipated area event which enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Real People is open to all artists and media. Works previously shown at the Old Courthouse Arts Center are not eligible for entry.

We are very excited to have Joyce Polance as our Judge for this year's show. Joyce Polance is primarily known for her figurative oil paintings – both expressionistic portraits and large, painterly groups of nude women which explore emotion and relationships. Polance has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including six Chicago CAAP grants, a George Sugarman Foundation grant, two Judith Dawn Memorial grants, and a Cliff Dwellers Artist in Residence award. For more information on Joyce, please visit

The exhibit will run from Wednesday, August 21st through Saturday, September 28th, including an Artists' Reception gala on Saturday September 14. The deadline for applying is Sunday July 7. Artists can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration by the jury.

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Artists should visit to apply. From the main page, click on the link ‘View All Calls’ and search for ‘Real People’. Click on ‘View more Info’ to see a copy of this prospectus, or click on ‘Apply to this Call’ to apply to the show.
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