Friday, December 10, 2010

PACE 2011: Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: July 11, 2011 (RECEIVE)

PACE 2011
Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition
Lake County Discovery Museum

Wauconda, IL
October 2011

Postcard Art Competition and Exhibition calls for entries

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives at the Lake County Discovery Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for the ninth biennial 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 11, 2011. 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 2011 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Wauconda, and then travels to various local galleries and cultural institutions for approximately one year.

Work will be judged on overall creativity, content, technical expertise and ease of reproduction within the postcard format. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 12 entries. All entries are eligible to participate in an art sale to be held in July 2011.

Download a prospectus and entry form:

Visit to view past winners, or receive more information about PACE. Information is also available by phone at 847-968-3381, or e-mail at

Lake County Discovery Museum
Route 176 & Fairfield Road
Wauconda, IL 60084

The Lake County Discovery Museum’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives contains the world’s largest public collection of picture postcards and related materials, with catalogued 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.