2018 Midwestern Entry Form

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) presents its 75th Rockford Midwestern Biennial, a juried survey of contemporary art in
the Midwest today. The 2018 Rockford Midwestern will be on view June 8–September 30 at RAM, located at 711 North Main Street in Rockford, Illinois. Applications must be submitted online no later than February 23, 2018; notifications will be sent April 11. The museum offices will close at 5 pm on Friday, February 23rd. If you are having technical difficulties and are unable to submit this application online, please send an email with all required information to Dillon Coulahan at DCoulahan@rockfordartmuseum.org by 11:59 pm on February 23rd. The $45 entrance fee can be paid by credit card over the phone on Monday, February 26th and is due that day. Be sure to include your phone number with your submission and a museum staff member will contact you before the end of the day on February 26th.

ELIGIBILITY - Artists who are current residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, or Wisconsin, and at least 18 years old are eligible to enter. Up to three ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART executed by the applicant within the last two years are eligible; types of work may include paintings, sculpture (including kinetic or intermedia), prints, drawings, photographs, digital media. No dimension may exceed 96 inches (8 feet) and no weight may exceed 150 pounds.

APPLICATION PROCESS - Entries, images and payments must be submitted online at rockfordartmuseum.org no later than Friday, February 23, 2018. Please note: Accepted artwork, whether shipped or hand-delivered, must be received at RAM no later than Friday, May 11.

2018 MIDWESTERN CALENDAR - Nov 17, 2017 Prospectus / Application available at rockfordartmuseum.org - Feb 23, 2018 Postmarked entry deadline - Apr 6 Jurying completed - Apr 11 Notifications sent - Apr 16–May 11 Shipped work must be received - Apr 11–May 11 Hand-delivered work must be received (M–Th, 10am–4 pm) * - Jun 8 Opening reception / awards ceremony - Sep 30 Exhibition closes - Oct 1–Oct 5 Hand-delivered work must be picked up (M–Th, 10am–4 pm) * - Oct 17 Shipped work returned - * If necessary weekend drop-off dates may be arranged by calling (815) 968-2787

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JURY PROCESS - One juror is selected for each Rockford Midwestern; s/he is not employed by the museum. Jurying will be based on the digital images artists submit. Images must represent the actual artwork competing for display June 8–September 30, 2018 in the Rockford Midwestern Biennial at Rockford Art Museum; substitutions are not allowed. Notifications will be sent within one week after jury process ends.

AWARDS - The RAM Purchase Award ($2,000), Best of Show ($750), and two Juror’s Choice awards ($500 each) will be presented during the opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, June 8.

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Entry Fee

Entry Fee is $45. You will be directed to the payment page after you select Submit. Only paid submissions will be juried.

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