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Submission guidelines 

Submission deadline Friday, March 23 at the end of the day (midnight).

Students may submit up to three artworks for consideration. There is no entry fee.

Students must have been enrolled in an art course at College of DuPage within the past year to be eligible to enter.  All work must have been completed between January 1, 2017 and March 23, 2018.

All submitted work must already be complete and prepared for hanging or installing.

If submitting photographs those pieces must already be printed and exist outside of a digital file. Photos must be submitted with information on photo size.

The gallery will not pay for any framing, mounting, printing or other work specific costs.

Only images in .jpeg format are accepted.  All files must be a minimum of 300dpi with the longest dimension being no smaller then 1200 pixels. So if you have a horizontal image the horizontal (or longest) dimension should not be less then 1200 pixels.

Submit one .jpeg for each 2d work and up to two jpegs for each 3D work if needed

To be considered you must answer all questions and fill in all fields on application.


Important Dates

Acceptance Notifications: Friday, April 6th
Work Drop-off: Monday, April 16th
Exhibit: April 19 - May 10, 2018
Opening Reception: April 19, 5:00-7:00pm
Work Pick-up: Friday, May 11 between 7am-3pm

ONE is the Cleve Carney Art Gallery’s second annual juried emerging artist exhibition. This exhibition is intended to provide a survey of contemporary artwork being created by emerging artists in the region and across the country. ONE is meant to be a stepping stone for those early in their artistic careers.

Jurying Process

Work for the exhibition will be selected by a panel of artists and arts professionals from the region. 

Entry Instructions

All entries need to be submitted online.  

This exhibition is open to all contemporary artists working in 2d, 3d, audio, installation, performance and video. There is a $15 application fee that is used to offset the costs of the exhibition.

Artists can submit up to 5 images of their work for consideration. All submitted work must be available for inclusion in the exhibition and must have been produced within the past year.

This exhibit is open to artists nationwide. For those located in the Chicago area the gallery will arrange for local pick-up, but cannot guarantee to cover shipping costs outside of the region. The Cleve Carney Art Gallery is not responsible for any framing, mounting, printing or other work specific costs.

Submitting Work

Only jpeg, png, mp3 or mov format files are accepted.  All image files must be a minimum of 300dpi with the longest dimension being no smaller then 1200 pixels. So if you have a horizontal image the horizontal (or longest) dimension should not be less then 1200 pixels.



Three artists from the exhibition will be selected to receive a $500 award for outstanding submissions and one artist will receive a $1,500 award for best in show. The awards will be determined by the panel of jurors and be based on the artworks quality of execution, conceptual clarity as well as its relevance to contemporary art and society.

Important Dates

Sunday April 22, 2018

Acceptance Notification:
Monday April 30, 2018
Artists will be notified via the email provided in the application.

Accepted Artwork Drop off:
Wednesday May 23, Cleve Carney Art Gallery 11am -7pm
A separate day for Chicago area pick-ups is TBD.

Exhibit Dates:
Friday, June 1 -  Saturday July 28, 2018

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 1, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.



Mission of the Wings Student Art Gallery

The mission of the Wings Student Art Gallery is to provide a venue for College of DuPage art students to pursue cultural practices, which reflect the ideas and concepts of contemporary art. The gallery offers students the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and to learn and practice aspects of curation and professional gallery operation.


 • To facilitate the curation of challenging and innovative exhibitions in a professional environment
• To provide visual art students with the opportunity to learn and practice professional gallery operation
• To provide visual art students with the opportunity to critique exhibitions
• To extend the range of art experiences available to students
• To serve as an educational tool for the college and surrounding community

Exhibition Policies and Procedures

Exhibition proposals are selected and scheduled by the Wings Advisory Committee, members include art faculty and the gallery director. Current students and recent alumni from the visual arts areas at COD may submit proposals for review. A visual arts faculty member must support the proposal.

Proposals are reviewed twice a year and exhibition slots are awarded for each academic semester.

The Wings Gallery and Advisory Committee reserves the right to edit works that do not follow the proposal or the theme, remove works that are incomplete, a danger to viewers, or do not fit the concept or space. The Advisory Committee has the right to cancel or postpone exhibitions if found necessary. The Wings Gallery reserves the right to photograph or document artworks related to exhibitions for publicity or archival purposes.

Guidelines to Exhibiting

Promotional Materials

Press Release information and digital images should be submitted to the Gallery Director at least one month prior to the exhibition.

The Wings Gallery will produce posters for each exhibition that will be posted around campus (and beyond if possible) prior to the opening date of the exhibition. Email announcements within the College will be sent and press releases to local papers and venues.

Exhibition Installation

 Each exhibitor or exhibiting group is encouraged to plan, install, and de-install their own exhibit in coordination with the faculty sponsor, Gallery Director, and the gallery’s student workers. Any specific plans for installation (pedestals, shelving, painting, additions to walls, ceiling, or floor, electrical requirements, special equipment etc.) must be approved before installation.

Exhibitors will be responsible for finding display props, pedestals, tables or shelving. Consult with a faculty advisor for exhibition needs. The gallery will provide basic hanging supplies and tools.

Exhibitors are responsible for providing a written list of titles and materials of all artworks and a price list (if work is for sale). The installation should be completed and the gallery ready to open on the exhibition opening date at the start of the gallery’s open hours. Typically, a week or so is planned to change over exhibits.

Exhibitors need to be aware of dates and deadlines. Art cannot be removed from the gallery before the end of the exhibition. All artworks and equipment must be removed from the gallery within a few days after the exhibit closes (if a show ends Friday, pick-up of artwork is Monday or Tuesday).

Exhibitors must comply with safety regulations required by the College of DuPage. The gallery staff will enforce certain installation restrictions. The Gallery Director reserves the right to close the doors on any exhibition where safety regulations are not followed until the violation is rectified.


Wings Gallery will organize the reception and provide trays of cookies. The reception date and time should be coordinated with the gallery director at least a month before the opening. Exhibitor(s) should be in the gallery, available to visitors during reception hours.