Four galleries seek work for display
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[FEB. 19, 2005]
CHICAGO -- Illinois artisans
are invited to submit applications for the Illinois Artisans
Program. Begun in 1985, the program promotes the work of artisans
living in Illinois through exhibitions and activities.
"This is a marvelous opportunity for
artists to reach new clients," said Joel Brunsvold, director of the
Illinois Department of Natural Resources. "At the same time,
visitors to the galleries are invariably impressed by the quality
and diversity of artwork created by Illinois artisans."
All areas of original arts and crafts
are eligible, including folk, traditional, contemporary, ethnic and
fine art forms.
Artists are required to submit a
program application, six to 10 slides, an artist's statement and
one-page resume, a self-addressed envelope with postage, and a $20
application fee. Deadline for submission is March 28.
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Artists selected will be notified by
letter in April.
Once accepted into the program,
artists may take advantage of opportunities to showcase and sell
their work in one or more of the four stores located throughout
For more information and an
application, call (312) 814-1794 or send a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to Illinois Artisans Program, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 4-300,
Chicago, IL 60601.
Department of Natural Resources news release]