Competitions & Contests

16th Regional Juried Exhibition

Entry Dates 2019-08-30T23:59:00 - 2019-03-27T01:00:00 10 Days Left



16th Regional Juried Exhibition

Freeport Art Museum - Freeport, Illinois

November 16, 2019 - February 15, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16th, 5 - 8 PM

Applications are due August 30th, 2019

This annual competition is open to artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The mission of the Freeport Art Museum's annual Regional Juried Exhibition (RJE) is to offer regional artists the opportunity to debut their latest work created in the last two years. The RJE is an open themed exhibition for work in a wide variety of media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics as well as conceptual and new media techniques including video, interactive media, and installation art.

FAM has gained the distinguished reputation of displaying a wide range of contemporary art, making this exhibition a favorite among visitors. Each year, FAM invites a new juror, who selects approximately 50 artworks for inclusion into the exhibition, as well as the artworks to be awarded first, second and third place. Award winners will be announced at the opening reception.

We are proud to announce this year's juror is Victor Armendariz of Gallery Victor Armendariz in Chicago, Illinois. Launched in 2017, Gallery Victor Armendariz displays compelling contemporary art in a variety of media by an international family of established and emerging artists. Having worked for the venerable Chicago dealer, Ann Nathan, until her retirement in 2016, Victor brings over 20 years of experience creating relationships with artists, collectors and institutions and continuing a reputation for promoting thought-provoking figurative artwork, museum quality works of realism, and studio furniture of exacting detail.
To learn more about Victor Armendariz and the artists shown at his gallery please visit

Applications for RJE15  are due August 30, 2018

Steps To Get Started

Click “register” at the top right corner to create an account on ArtCall. Fill in all specified information including your first and last name, email, and password. Once you have registered, click “login” to submit entries to our call.
Log in to your account and you will see a button that says “add new application.” Click to add. Remember: you will need to add a new application for each piece of work you plan on submitting. Think of applications as individual submissions.
After adding a new application, you will see several blank fields that say “category, sub-category, title, and dimensions.” Using the drop-down menu for “category” and “sub-category”, choose the categories that best describe your artwork. Each category will have at least one sub-category. You may only select one sub-category per entry. If there is only one sub-category, please select that sub-category. In the field that says “title”, please put the title of your work, your last name, and RJE16.
Below the blank fields, you will see a box where you can add images of your artwork. Please add no more than 1 image of each 2D artwork and 2 images of each 3D artwork. Submission attachments must be under 4mb and a maximum of 4800px on the longest side. All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years.
Once you have filled in all information and added images of your artwork, click “submit.” You will have the ability to edit your application after submission until the due date, August 30th.
Once your application is submitted, it will be blind juried by a juror chosen by the staff of the Freeport Art Museum. You will receive an email after final decisions have been made.

User Entry Process Tutorial

Here is a tutorial that takes you step by step through the application process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or your application, please contact the Freeport Art Museum at (815)235-9755 or email us at