Rockford Art Museum (RAM) presents its 77TH ROCKFORD MIDWESTERN BIENNIAL, a juried survey of new contemporary art in the Midwest today. The 2022 Rockford Midwestern will be on view OCT 7, 2022–JAN 30, 2023 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Entries with payment must be submitted online no later than JUNE 12, notifications will be sent August 1, 2022.
2022 DATES + DEADLINES–MAR 1, 2022: Prospectus online at rockfordartmuseum.org// JUNE 12, 2022: Entry Deadline // JUNE 27: Jurying completed // AUG 1: Notifications sent // AUG 4–SEP 3: Shipped work must be received // AUG 4–SEP 3: Hand-delivered work must be received (MON–THU, 10 AM–4 PM)**//OCT 7: 77th Rockford Midwestern Biennial OPENING/AWARDS CEREMONY (FRI, 5–8 PM) // OCT 9–JAN 31: Exhibition ON VIEW // JAN 31: Exhibition CLOSES at 5 PM // FEB 2–10, 2023: Hand-delivered work must be picked up (WEEKDAYS, 10 AM–4 PM)** // FEB 18: Shipped work returned // MAR 31: Artwork not picked up by March 31, 2023, may be charged a daily storage fee. // ** If necessary, weekend drop-off dates may be arranged in advance by calling (815) 972-2872.
AWARDS– The Dean Alan Olson Purchase Award ($2,000), Best of Show ($750), and two Juror’s Choice awards ($500 each) will be presented during the exhibition opening on FRIDAY, OCT 7.
2022 JUROR– To be announced
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 3 ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART executed by the applicant within the last two years are eligible; work created before 2018 will be disqualified for consideration by the juror. // 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.
HOW TO APPLY–Entries, images and payment must be submitted online at rockfordartmuseum.org no later than 11:59 PM, Monday, JUNE 12. Applications will not be accepted without a non-refundable entry fee ($45). Artists will be notified of jurying results by MONDAY, AUGUST 1.
JURYING PROCESS–One juror is selected for each Rockford Midwestern; they are not employed by the museum. Jurying will be based on the digital images artists submit. Please note: Your images must represent the actual artwork competing for display October 7, 2022–January 30, 2023, in the 77th Rockford Midwestern Biennial at Rockford Art Museum; substitutions are not allowed.