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Special Spring Themed Show:
Call for Entries Online Application
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April 22–June 4, 2022
Beverly Arts Center
2407 West 111 Street, Chicago, IL 60655

Artists' Reception: April 29, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Beverly Arts Center Gallery Hours:

Mondays–Thursdays, 2:00–7:00 p.m.

Fridays, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sally Wolff - Curator, Artist Development, & Art Licensing

Best of Show — $300
Special Awards (3) — $100
Honorable Mentions (3)


The Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) is pleased to present Collective Awakenings, a juried show of individual perspectives. Even though we are all going through those same times together, we each have our own separate understanding of the events and how they affect us. Each of us has had to face the questions and struggles brought forward by this turbulent time in our nation's history. Our hope is that your eyes will be opened as you see what we have discovered. Works in all media, and springing from all inspiration, are welcome!

Media Accepted: Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, photography, fiber art, and 3D objects (sculpture, and ceramics) that can be wall hung or displayed on pedestals.

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

CAVA members may submit up to two pieces. Entry fee is $30,
payable using the Pay Pal button here.
You do not need to have a Pay Pal account to use this feature.

mail a check payable to CAVA to:
CAVA CA 2022 c/o Susan Bennett, 257 Lockwood Ave.
Northfield, IL 60093 224-522-5929

Non-members may enter for $30, but must also join CAVA via our JOIN page, and pay the annual membership fee of $50.

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will take a commission of 30%. Price your art accordingly.


Artists should submit a short statement of up to 530 characters total for both works, describing how the pieces fit the theme of Collective Awakenings. Statements will be displayed with the work..


  1. All work must meet professional presentation standards.

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

  3. must not exceed 40 inches in either direction, INCLUDING the frame.

  4. 3-D work must be wired and ready for wall mounting or fit on pedestals. A limited number
    of pedestals are available on site, or artists can provide their own pedestals.

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


  1. Use CAVA's EntryThingy online application below.

  2. Digital images should be a minimum of 2000 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: Wednesday, March 30, 11:59 p.m.


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:    March 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK:    April 8, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

ARTWORK DROP OFF:    April 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m._1:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT OPENS:    April 22, 2022

ARTISTS' RECEPTION:    Friday, April 29, 2022 6:00–8:00 p.m.

ARTWORK PICK UP:    June 4, 2022 1:00–3:00 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.

Art Drop-off and Pick-up location: 

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111 Street Chicago, IL 60655

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.

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