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Visual Art ,
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Oak Park Art League

Figures and Faces

February 16 - March 8, 2024 Judge: Peggy Dee

In this rendition of the Oak Park Art League’s annual figure and portrait open-call exhibition, contemporary viewpoints are sought that portray the figure and face, paying homage to this tradition of figure study and life drawing that OPAL has encouraged and sustained for its long history. Judge’s selections for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, cash awards.

About The Judge:

Peggy Dee received her B.F.A from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and her M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. She is a working artist and professor of painting whose work has been exhibited across the Chicago area for more than twenty- five years. Her current body of work includes paintings of figures in interior spaces at moments of quiet reflection or unraveling. Her visual imagery conveys the tension of opposites coexisting such as real/unreal; innocent/ provocative; safe/precarious.
Peggy Dee has taught painting, drawing and life drawing at Northern Illinois University and is currently teaching three levels of painting at Elgin Community College. She has juried and judged art exhibitions and given art lectures, workshops and demonstrations around the Chicago area. She maintains a studio in her home.

- An online exhibition of works will be hosted on OPAL's website.

Important dates:

Drop off work: Feb 9,10,13

Exhibition dates: February 16 - March 8

Opening reception: February 23, 6pm - 8:30pm

Pick up work: Mar 9,12,13

Unless noted otherwise:

  • All mediums are accepted.
  • Any artist submitting film or video please inquire about available projection system or provide your own display device.
  • Size is limited to 42” in its largest dimension.
  • Up to two submissions per artist.
  • All work must be ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.
  • All work should have been completed in the past three years and not previously exhibited at OPAL.
  • OPAL Members: $25 first piece, $15 second piece
  • Non-members: $30 first piece, $20, second piece
  • All work meeting the guidelines above will be accepted into “open call” shows.
  • Please deliver work to the Oak Park Art League at 720 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, IL.
Deadline: 02.12.2024
Name: Gallery Manager
Address: 720 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Phone: 7083869853