Friday, April 24, 2009

PACE 2009: Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: July 13, 2009 (RECEIVE)

PACE 2009
Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition

Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Lake County Discovery Museum
Wauconda, IL
July 17 & 18, 2009 -- Art Sale
October 2009 -- Exhibition

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives at the Lake County Discovery Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for the eighth biannual Postcard Art Competition and Exhibition (PACE). The juried competition celebrates the postcard as an art form and challenges artists, over age 18, to create original works of art in 4-by-6-inch postcard size.

The deadline for submissions to the PACE competition is July 13, 2009. Art in any two-dimensional medium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable, as is three-dimensional work with a depth no greater than three-eighths of an inch. Winning artworks will be included in an exhibit that opens in October 2009 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Wauconda, and then travels to various local galleries and cultural institutions for approximately one year.

The exhibition showcases 36 finalists. Work will be judged on overall creativity, content, technical expertise and ease of reproduction within the postcard format. Cash prizes and printed copies of the postcard made from their design will be awarded to the top 12 entries. All entries are eligible to participate in an art sale in July 17 & 18, 2009.

About the Jurors

Keith Sadler has been collecting photographs, folk art, and postcards for over twenty-five years. His collection has been featured in “Outsider Art From Chicago Collections” at the Chicago Cultural Center, “The Art of Lee Godie” at Intuit, the Center for Outsider Art and most recently, “Movie Portraits by Stephen Anderson” at the South Shore Arts Center in Munster, Indiana.

Michael Williams is the author or coauthor of six books, including Richard Nickel’s "Chicago: Photographs of a Lost City." His latest book is "Who We Were: A Snapshot History of America," a history of the United States told through personal snapshots found at flea markets and antique shops.

For complete rules and entry form, download the prospectus. [pdf]

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Or, the following:

Lake County Discovery Museum
Curt Teich Postcard Archives

Media Contact:
Debra Gust
Image & Licensing Specialist
Curt Teich Postcard Archives
(phone) 847-968-3401

PACE 2009
Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Lake County Discovery Museum
27272 N. Forest Preserve Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
(phone) 847-968-3400

The Lake County Discovery Museum’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives contains the world’s largest public collection of picture postcards and related materials, with cataloged images dating from 1893 to 1978 that relate to over 10,000 towns and cities in North America and more than 87 foreign countries. The Lake County Discovery Museum’s permanent exhibition “Bringing the World Home” showcases many of the Archives’ postcards.