Monday, November 21, 2011

Rockford Midwestern Biennial

Deadline: February 1, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (Hand Delivery)

Rockford Midwestern Biennial
Rockford Art Museum

Rockford, IL
May 18 – September 23, 2012

The Rockford Midwestern is a biennial juried exhibition that originated as an annual showcase for local artists. The year 2012 marks the 72nd presentation of this regional show that draws the best works from artists from a nine-state region. Artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin participate. With this exhibition, Rockford Art Museum shows its commitment to presenting the breadth and depth of contemporary art in the Midwest.

Juried by Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the 2012 Midwestern will be on view May 18–Sept. 23 at RAM. Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2012; notification packets will be sent after jurying.


APPLICANT must be a current resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, or Wisconsin. ORIGINAL ARTWORK—paintings, sculpture (including kinetic or intermedia), prints, drawings, photographs—executed by the applicant within the last two years are eligible. No dimension may exceed 96 inches (8 feet); no weight may exceed 150 pounds.


RAM Purchase Award: $2,000
Best of Show: $750
First Place 2-D: $500
First Place 3-D: $500

ENTRY FEE: $40 (non-refundable)

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2012 Rockford Midwestern
Rockford Art Museum
711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103