Our community art shows showcase local artists in McHenry and the surrounding counties. All artists, mediums, and ages are welcome to apply. If you are new to showing your work, these shows may be perfect for you. Each show will have either a unique theme or medium to work with. There is no jury process. Once you apply (pay the application fee per piece you are submitting) you must create the work and mail it to or drop it off at Lakeside Arts park. We encourage art sales during the 1st Friday Art Show and for the entire month, the show is on display. For more information, contact Patty Bell, the Marketing & Gallery Coordinator at 815-455-8000 or Pbell@LakesideArtsPark.org.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

1st Friday Art Show – June 7th

Delicate vs. Durable

Delicate vs. Power is a local fine art exhibition focused on the differences between fine, elegant of life vs. strong, unbreakable life.

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores creativity. All mediums are welcomed to submit. The work will be on display for two months in our Sage Hallway Gallery.

Final deadline to submit: Friday, May 10th at midnight

Application Fee: $20.00 per piece.

  • *There is no jury process. Once you pay the Application Fee per piece your submitted artwork is in the community show.
  • Drop off artwork: Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Important Information

Drop off Information

Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
attn: Patty Bell
401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

  • All Artists will be e-mailed a hold harmless to be filled out and e-mailed back. Lakeside will create all artist labels for this show.
  • Art sale commission is 10%.
  • Artwork Drop off: Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (* if mailing, please see instructions below for mailing delivery date)
  • *Mailing Delivery Date: work needs to be received between May 21st and May 22nd
  • 1st Friday Art Show – June 7th
  • Artwork Pick up: Monday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 6th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Show Your Artwork – Apply Today!

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

1st Friday Art Show – October 4th

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two Sides of the Same Coin is a local fine art exhibition focused on the differences in life and how we looking at or dealing with the same situation such as; chaos and calm, casual and business, and life and death.

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores creativity. All mediums are welcomed to submit. The work will be on display for two months in our Sage Hallway Gallery.

Final deadline to submit: Friday, September 6th

Application Fee: $25.00 per piece.

  • *There is no jury process. Once you pay the Application Fee per piece your submitted artwork is in the community show.
  • Drop off artwork: Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Important Information

Drop off Information

Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
attn: Patty Bell
401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

  • All Artists will be e-mailed a hold harmless to be filled out and e-mailed back. Lakeside will create all artist labels for this show.
  • Art sale commission is 10%.
  • Accepted Art Drop off: Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (* if mailing, please see instructions below for mailing delivery date)
  • *Mailing Delivery Date: work needs to be received between May 21st and May 22nd
  • Artwork Pick Up: Thursday, October 24th, and Friday, October 25th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Show Your Artwork – Apply Today!
Gallery Information

Gallery Information:

  • The Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park date back to 1865 and 1922.
  • The Dole Gallery is located on the main floor of the 1865 mansion. This gallery utilizes the Walker hanging system and no nails may be used.
  • Lakeside is well-established within the Chicagoland gallery scene. On an annual basis, Lakeside works with a range of artists, from local to international.
  • Northwest Herald’s “Best of the Fox” voted Lakeside “One of the Best Gallery” in 2015 – 2018
  • Lakeside Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to historic preservation and is a community art park
Guidelines
  • All works must be hand-delivered to Lakeside at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. (Shipping can be arranged and the cost to ship to and from plus insurance on the shipment is the responsibility of the artist.)
  • Artwork must be professionally presented and ready to install. Prepared work must be framed and wired (no sawtooth).
  • Lakeside reserves the right to reject any artwork that is deemed unsuitable including but not exclusive of work not ready to hang, unprofessional presentation, concern for the condition of the piece, and work that was misrepresented in the initial jpg.
  • Substitutions of artwork are not allowed.
  • All work that is for sale will be subject to a 10% commission if sold. If not for sale, a title card must be included that states the work is not for sale or is part of a private collection.
  • Accepted artists must provide a price sheet that includes the title of the piece, size, and cost, including the 10% commission fee. Sales tax is added to the final price of the art and Lakeside will facilitate all art sales.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the First Friday exhibit from 5pm-8pm, co-market the event, and if unable to attend send a representative to the art show.
  • Artists must sign a hold harmless form that outlines exhibit specific information, fees, guidelines, and details about the First Friday exhibit and installation and art take-down. This information will be sent to artists upon acceptance.
  • Artist to accept full and total responsibility for all items/entries and agree to hold harmless the Lakeside Legacy Foundation, its officers, directors, sponsors, patrons, tenants, volunteers and its individual members from any liability or responsibility for any damage or loss to person or any and all artwork submitted by the artist and so exhibited or in any way connected with the First Friday exhibit or the timeframe the work is on display.
  • USE OF NAME APPROVAL: Artist must submit, prior to use, proofs for any/all materials where the Lakeside Legacy name and/or logo is used to market artist show, exhibit, art sales of First Friday Exhibit. Lakeside Legacy will supply digital art and strict guidelines for its use, upon request.
  • If the artwork is not picked up by the agreed upon date a $5 storage fee will be assessed; after 30 days the work will become the property of Lakeside Legacy Foundation.
  • Accepted artists are expected to promote the art show and exhibition along with Lakeside.
  • After 1st Friday event, artwork can be viewed and purchased Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Legal Agreement

I have read the rules governing the Lakeside Legacy Foundation First Friday exhibit and gallery exhibit submission and I understand and agree to abide by these rules. I release the Lakeside Legacy Foundation, its representatives or agents, volunteers, donors, staff, board of directors, patrons and the city of Crystal Lake from any liability whatsoever for loss, damage, theft or defacement of any property displayed or used in connection with my display at the December exhibit and First Friday Exhibit, nor will I be a party to any legal action against the Lakeside Legacy Foundation, its representatives or agents. I understand and agree to abide by these rules. I release the Lakeside Legacy Foundation, its representatives or agents, volunteers, donors, staff, the board of directors, patrons and the City of Crystal Lake. If accepted, I give permission for my images to be used in digital and printed publicity.