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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Julie Mars

Expressions: Art & Verse 2024

Expressions: Art and Verse - Juried by Illinois State Poetry Society

Entry Deadline: December 16, 2023

The Addison Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for our fourth collaboration between Illinois artists and the Illinois State Poetry Society. In February, the ACA will host the Expressions: Art & Verse program in which ISPS poets recite ekphrastic poems they’ve written about pieces of art. It is always an enriching melding of two art forms — poetry and visual art.

The art exhibit will open Friday, February 23, 2024. Participating artists will display original artworks that inspired a poem by an ISPS poet. ISPS poets will jury the prospective artists by choosing their favorite from the candidates’ entry images.

Artist Entries: For consideration in the exhibit, visual artists will submit images of up to four digital images of their artwork for consideration by the poets. All 2D and 3D visual art media are eligible. Those artworks must be available for display during the gallery exhibition from February 23, 2024 through March 16, 2024. The entry fee is free for ACA members.

Non-member entries are $10 per piece, or $35 for four pieces and automatic ACA membership.

Send digital images to with the 

Subject: (Artist Name) Expressions Art 2024

In the body of the email include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Website and/or social media (if applicable)
  • List the attached images like so: File name (OxbowLarge.tiff or IMG2917.jpg): title, media, size, price or NFS. Large, great-looking image files will be considered for press releases and other promotional uses.
  • Indicate whether you are an ACA member or will pay your fee with PayPal or Check.

Deadline for entries is December 16, 2023. Artists will be notified by email which of their pieces, if any, were selected by the poets in early January 2024.

Upon receipt of your entry email, artists will be sent an invoice for their entry fee, if applicable. Artists who want to send a check should apply early to account for added mail time to the following:

To: Addison Center for the Arts

213 N. Lombard Rd.

Addison, IL 60101

Attn: Expressions

Contact Julie Mars -- if you have any questions.

Reception: On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the Addison Center for the Arts will host the Expressions: Art & Verse Reception from 1 to 4 pm. During this event the public is invited to enjoy the art exhibit in the gallery and then attend the poetry recital by members of the ISPS in the adjacent studio theater.

Deadline: 12.15.2023
Name: Julie Mars
Address: 213 N. Lombard Rd. Door #4
Phone: 630-458-4500