**Information for the 2019 Emerging Illinois Artists Exhibition  will be available May 2018.

Emerging Illinois Artists is a triennial juried exhibition featuring artwork by MFA students currently enrolled or recently graduated from an Illinois university. The exhibition will be on view in the McLean County Arts Center’s Brandt Gallery April 29 through June 11, 2016. A Juror's Choice Award of $500 plus a solo exhibition at MCAC in Spring 2019 will be announced during the Opening Reception, on Friday, April 29, 5 to 7pm. Kelly Shindler, Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, will be the juror. The entry deadline is March 4, 2016.

The McLean County Arts Center offers, with its central location, accessibility to those all over the state to visit the exhibition and see the work of the fine artists being educated at Illinois universities.  As ultimate peers, MFA students steer through the rite of passage that is graduate school.  Using the wide range of media offered to them, experimenting with scale and presentation, and probing the intellectual and emotional fabric of their lives, their journey will be evidenced and celebrated in this exhibition. The McLean County Arts Center has been hosting the triennial Emerging Illinois Artists exhibition since 2004.

All entrants must be MFA candidates currently enrolled or have graduated within the last year from an Illinois university or institution. Works of any size, completed in any medium, may be submitted for jurying. All works must be ready for exhibition (no other works may be substituted) and must have feasible installation requirements. Artists will be responsible for supplying all equipment for installation and new media artwork. All artwork submitted must have been made in the years 2015-16. 

Images/files of 3 works may be submitted online.

Up to 3 images may be submitted for each of the 3 works. 

Submit your entry here through Entry Thingy

The completed online entries and $15 entry fee are due to the McLean County Arts Center by March 4, 2016.

Pay entry fee here 

Contact Claire@mcac.org for any assistance.

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