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Visual Art ,
submitted by
LaMar Gayles

Natural Light : National Jury Show

Natural Light

April 2 – 30, 2020

We (at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, IL) are looking for artists inspired by natural light. Artists whose work celebrates sunlight, moonlight, starlight, phototropism, bioluminescence, or other natural light sources.

When we sit in fluorescent lit rooms staring at backlit screens or go outside while still gazing at our screens and the sky is dull and pale in the lights of commerce and civilization, we have lost. Remind us of what we have lost. Inspire us to look up or down or out to the light of nature and the cosmos.

This exhibition is perfect for artists creating work experimenting heavily with natural light as well as persons interested in environmentalism and Eco-consciousness.

Media Accepted and not limited includes:

2D -Any work on paper, collage, drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking

3D-Assemblage, ceramics, glass, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, textiles, and woodworking

4D/Video- works can be considered under special circumstances, yet due to the concept of the exhibition aiming at getting persons involved directly with nature there will be preference given to non-digitally presented media.

About the Curators + Jurors

Mary Ann Trzyna , Curator and Juror

LaMar R. Gayles, MA, Juror

DEADLINE: (links further down)


March 18

Submission DUE by midnight- NO EXCEPTIONS, only through Submittable or via e-mail contact

March 20

Artists will receive notification of acceptance or rejection for the exhibition via email

March 23-28

Shipped work can arrive

March 20-31

Shipped work can arrive. Hand Delivered work should be dropped off during regular gallery hours, or by prior appointment.

April 2

Exhibit is open



May 1-8

All exhibited work MUST be picked up, during regular gallery hours. Shipped work will be packed up and sent out the following week.


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


FEES DO NOT NEED TO BE PAID UNTIL YOU ARE ACCEPTED AND CONFIRM YOU PARTICIPATION. $30 for up to three 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

Submission Process

Please visit https://unionstreetgallery.sub... 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 ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS THROUGH THE SUBMISSION WEBSITE – DO NOT EMAIL OR DROP OFF ANY WORK OR PAYMENTS.

If you have trouble with the submission site – here is there FAQ for help ( . 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.

Deadline: 03.19.2020
Name: LaMar Gayles
Address: 1527 Otto Blvd
Phone: 7087542601