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August 13–September 22, 2024

North Shore Art League
9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Seven days a week


North Shore Art League

620 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-2870

OPENING RECEPTION:  Thursday, August 22, 2024, 6:00–9:00 p.m. 
Concurrent Events
SALON SHOW & TELL: Thursday, August 29, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
CAVA ANNUAL LEARNING SYMPOSIUM: Sunday, September 22, 1:00–5:00 p.m. 

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public.
Salon Show & Tell is free for CAVA members; $10 for Non-members.
CAVA's Annual Symposium event is free for CAVA members; $20 for nonmembers

MEDIA ACCEPTED: Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, photography, fiber art, and 3D objects, sculpture, and ceramics, that can be wall hung.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We welcome and encourage all CAVA members to volunteer and assist at all our exhibitions and events. Volunteers can choose to assist with exhibit installation; artwork drop-off and pick up; helping with organization and set-up for receptions, Salon Show & Tell, and the Symposium. Check back here for the Sign-Up Genius link to all volunteer opportunities.

EXHIBITION ELIGIBILITY: This exhibit is open to CURRENT CAVA artist members, aged 50 and over. 

CAVA members may submit one work, no fee required

Non-members may enter, but must pay CAVA's annual membership fee of $50. All fees are payable at via our JOIN page.

Exhibiting artists are eligible for the following prizes:
Best of Show                        $300
3 Awards of Excellence        $100 each
3 Honorable Mentions          Gift Cards

Members' Show 2024 JUDGE: Ann Rintz, Curator of the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL 

North Shore Art League will manage and complete any sale of work sold. They will receive a 25% commission from all sales and collect tax from the buyer, and send it to the state. Artists will receive their share of proceeds from a sale from NSAL after the exhibit is over. 
During the reception or other events when the NSAL office is closed, CAVA may process sales. CAVA will collect sales tax and submit to the state, pay the commission of 25% to the NSAL, and include a 4% processing fee for a total of 29%. Please price your work accordingly.

LIABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESSubmission of work for this exhibit will be construed as acceptance of all conditions set forth in the Call for Entry. CAVA reserves the right not to display work that does not meet exhibition standards or the terms of this CFE. Reasonable precautions will be taken to safeguard artists' work from damage; however, neither CAVA nor the North Shore Art League, Winnetka Community House, nor its supporters, volunteers, subcontractors, nor any of the participating agencies or businesses will be responsible for the loss or damage of artwork for any reason. CAVA requires all exhibitors to sign a release form; forms will be sent via email to accepted artists and available at the drop-off location.


  1. All work must meet professional presentation standards.

  2. Artists need to be aware of public sensitivity to some subject matter in artwork. No frontal nudity or explicit depiction of violence is allowed.

  3.  2-D work must be framed or gallery wrapped, wired, and ready for wall mounting.
    No sawtooth/alligator style hangers are permitted.

  4. 2-D artwork must not exceed 44 inches each way, INCLUDING the frame, in the longest dimension, nor weigh more than 25 pounds. For artwork over 20 inches x 24 inches, please use plexiglass when framing,
    so the hanging system can safely accommodate the weight.

  5. 3-D must be wired and ready for wall mounting; meet the dimension requirement not to exceed 44 inches in the longest dimension; or weigh more than 25 pounds. North Shore Art League cannot accommodate or display freestanding sculpture.

  6. Work may not have been shown in any previous CAVA art shows.


  1. Use CAVA's EntryThingy online application below. Access the application using a LAPTOP or TABLET computer, not a phone. The Entrythingy application does not function on either iPhone or Android platforms.

  2. Digital images should be a minimum of 1500 pixels wide in the longer dimension in jpg format.

  3. List the file name for your work on the entry form.

  4. Online submission deadline: Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

  5. NON-MEMBERS: Use the PayPal online payment system via CAVA's website JOIN page       ( to pay the $50 membership;
    OR, mail a check payable to CAVA to:
    CAVA — Members' Show 2024
    c/o Susan Bennett 257 Lockwood Ave., Northfield, IL 60093.


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  Sunday, July 28, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK:  Wednesday, July 31,2024 by 11:59 p.m. 
EXHIBITION LOCATION:  North Shore Art League, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093  (

ARTWORK DROP OFF:   Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the SECOND FLOOR GALLERY
        ** If you plan on shipping your work, contact Susan Bennett at for instructions.

IDENTIFICATION OF WORK:  Affix a label to the back of art with artist's name, phone number, email address, title, and price.

EXHIBIT OPENS:   Tuesday, August 13, 2024

ARTISTS' RECEPTION:  Thursday, August 22, 2024, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
SALON SHOW & TELL:  Thursday, August 29, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
CAVA's ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM:  Sunday, September 22, from 1:00–5:00 p.m. 
FINAL DAY OF EXHIBITION:  Sunday, September 22, 2024

ARTWORK PICK UP:   Sunday, September 22. There are TWO pick up time windows before and after the Symposium: 12:00–1:00 p.m. and 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Artists are responsible for on-time delivery and pick up. 
All work left beyond the pick up date is subject to a $10 daily storage fee.


North Shore Art League, Second Floor Gallery, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093
MS 2024 WAIVER forms wlll be available at the drop-off and as a PDF download on our website

Questions? Contact Susan Bennett @
Facebook Link:

Instagram: cava_artists
See or CAVA's Facebook page for updates concerning the exhibit.

Use CAVA's EntryThingy online application below.
Access the application using a LAPTOP or TABLET computer, do not use a smartphone.
The Entrythingy application does not function on either iPhone or Android platforms.

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