Closed Sunday-Monday

1-5 pm Tuesday-Friday 
1-4 pm Saturday  

720 Chicago Ave. 
Oak Park, Illinois 60302 
(708) 386-9853 

The Oak Park Art League is partially funded by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Counci Agency.

©2019 by Oak Park Art League

Juried Exhibit Guidelines

If submitting work for We Are Enough, please refer to the following document:

Juried Exhibition Guidelines - We are Enough (PDF)

The following guidelines apply to be included in Oak Park Art League gallery exhibitions:

  • 2D and 3D works in all media are welcome.

  • Size restrictions for 2D work: Up to 48" in any direction. Size restrictions for 3D work: Up to 84" in any direction. 75 lb weight limitation. 

  • All submitted work must have been created in the last 3 years and NOT exhibited at OPAL in the last 18 months.

  • All entries must be of original design, suitably framed or gallery-wrapped with hanging wire (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS) and be thoroughly dry.

  • All work must be shipped or delivered during the designated drop-off dates and times. The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of their work to and from OPAL, as well as all related expenses. 

  • OPAL curators and assistants will install work according to artist's installation guidelines. 

  • All entries must be picked up during the pick-up hours advertised for the show.  Artists may not remove work earlier than the end date of the exhibition. Artists are to make arrangements for another to pick up their work, should they be unable to make the deadline.  Any person picking up another artist’s work must have signed written permission from the artist.

  • OPAL does not have storage facilities to store work and will charge a $10 storage fee should they be forced to hold your work without prior arrangements.  ANY ARTWORK THAT REMAINS UNCLAIMED, AFTER 3 MONTHS TIME WILL BECOME PROPERTY OF OPAL

  • OPAL requests a 35% commission on any works sold through the Art League staff.  For all work sold, sales tax will be collected by OPAL and paid to artist.  It is the artist’s responsibility to pay sales tax to the state of Illinois.

  • It is recommended that artists carry their own insurance. All reasonable care will be taken with original art.  By entry into these shows, the artist is agreeing that OPAL or its satellite galleries will not be held responsible for loss or damage of any works.

  • Representatives of OPAL may photograph artwork or exhibit and use the images for promotional purposes.

  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission fees are non-refundable.