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June 2–July 12, 2024
Artists' Reception:
Saturday, June 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m

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Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery Hours
  12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00–5:00 p.m.


John Nester, Adjunct Instructor, Elmhurst University
Marci Ruben, Curator, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago

at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild
located inside of the Elmhurst Art Museum
150 South Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL   60126

Best of Show — $500 
3 Awards of Excellence —  $200 
3 Honorable Mentions

The Call for Entries to this show has expired. Additional information about the exhibition and concurrent events is listed below.

Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, photography, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics.


This exhibit is open to artists 50 and over. You must also be a member of CAVA. There is no specific theme, but work must have been completed within the past 2 years (no earlier than 1/1/2022).


CAVA members may submit up to two works. Entry fee is $30.
Non-members may enter for $30, but must also pay CAVA's annual membership fee of $50.
All fees are payable via PayPal. Use the button here to complete payment.


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 alligator/sawtooth hangers.

3.   2-D work must not exceed 30 inches, in either direction INCLUDING THE FRAME.
4.   3-D work must be either a.) wired and ready for wall mounting not to exceed 30 inches in height or width
     and 8 inches in depth, and not exceed 25 pounds, OR
      b.) Artists must supply their own pedestals for their work that can be moved by one person.

5.   Work must have been completed after 1/1/2022.

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

1.  Use CAVA's EntryThingy online application below to enter your work.
2.  Digital images should be 1500 pixels wide in the longer dimension in jpg format.
3.  Online submission deadline: April 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
4.  Use the PayPal button here to pay the $30 Member entry fee,

    OR if needed the $80 new member entry fee
     ($50 membership + $30 entry fee) 

Or mail a check payable to CAVA to:
      CAVA, LI 2023 c/o Susan Bennett, 257 Lockwood Avenue, Northfield, IL 60093

IDENTIFICATION OF WORK: Affix a label on the back of your work with artist's name, title, media, price,

and contact information.

DELIVERY OF WORK: All work must be delivered and picked up in person (or arrange for someone else to deliver/pick up your art). Free parking is available in the Elmhurst Art Museum parking lot. The venue will not accept shipped artwork. If you need to ship your work, contact us at for instructions.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ONLINE: April 28, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. 
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.  
DROP OFF: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon at Elmhurst Artists' Guild,
150 South Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL    60126.

EXHIBIT OPENS: Sunday, June 2, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
ARTISTS' RECEPTION: Saturday, June 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
FINAL DAY OF EXHIBITION: Friday, July 12, 2024
ARTWORK PICK UP: Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon.

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


Liabilities and Responsibilities: 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 to not 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 Elmhurst Artists' Guild, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and town of Elmhurst 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 that all exhibitors sign a waiver/release form. Waiver forms will be available at the drop-off location, or you can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the form to fill out and bring with you to the drop-off


Artwork Sales and Commissions: CAVA will provide to Elmhurst Art Museum a price list for all pieces of Artwork on display in the Exhibition. The Elmhurst Art Museum will handle sales of artwork sold during the exhibition dates. They will collect sales tax on the sales price and remit to the artist the sales proceeds less collected tax and commission of 40% (20% for Elmhurst Art Museum and 20% for the Elmhurst Artists' Guild). Price your work accordingly.

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