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CAVA's 2023 Winter Theme Juried Show 
Inspired Stories

February 2–28, 2023
Opening reception:
Friday, February 3, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Every work of art contains within a story, inspired by a special person, place, event, another artist, or medium. Come explore the narratives of CAVA members through their visual art at our winter theme show, and experience their stories. 

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at Dwell Studio Company
7449 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday–Saturday, 1:00–6:00 p.m

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Congratulations to the award-winners!


George Lindmark, Aime Joy, oil on canvas painting

Special Awards

David Brodsky, White Tranquility, archival digital
     photographic print

Kathi Beste, The Bed Book, artists’ book/
     mixed media sculpture

Lloyd Davidson, Agathla Peak:
     A Navajo Sacred Mountain,

Honorable Mentions

Fletcher Hayes, Zigzag Four, photography

Pauline Kochanski, Falling Wall, colored pencil on paper

Walt Morris, Complex, acrylic painting on cradled panel

Juror: Jeanne Long, Executive Director, Chicago Collections
Awards: Best of Show: $300   |   Special Awards: (3) $100   |   Honorable Mentions: (3) $50 Blick Gift Card

CATEGORIES: Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, photography, fiber art,
3D objects/sculpture, ceramics.


ELIGIBILITY:  This exhibit is open to artists 50 and over. You must also be a member of CAVA.

REQUIRED STATEMENT: Artists should submit a statement of up to 400 characters for each piece of work submitted, describing how the pieces fit the theme of "INSPIRED STORIES." When adding your work in Entrythingy, enter your statement into the description field under the TITLE field. Artists' statements will be displayed with the gallery tag.


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 hangers.
3.    2-D 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. Artists must provide their own pedestals.
5.    Work may not have been shown in any previous CAVA art shows.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:   December 30, 2022 11:59 p.m.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK:   January 5, 2023 11:59 p.m.
ARTWORK DROP OFF:   Saturday, January 28, 2023 12:00 noon–2:00 p.m.
EXHIBIT OPENS:   February 1, 2023
ARTISTS RECEPTION:   Friday, February 3, 2023 6:00–9:00 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday–Saturday, 1:00–6:00 p.m.
ARTWORK PICK UP:   Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 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.


Submission 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 Dwell Studio 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 and Dwell Studio require that all exhibitors sign a release form; forms will be available at the drop-off location and may also be downloaded from once posted. Artwork Sales and Commissions: Dwell Studio will take a commission of 30%. Price your art accordingly.
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