A SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL SCULPTORS WHO WERE BORN, RESIDE, WORK OR GO TO SCHOOL IN DUPAGE COUNTY
Sculptors with ties from DuPage County are invited to participate in Lombard's first-ever DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3-D Art Show.
This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 in the breathtaking setting of Lilacia Park during Lombard's Annual Lilac Time Celebration. Lilacia Park is located at 227 W. Parkside Ave. in Lombard, near Main Street and directly across from the Metra Station. Promotions for the sculpture show will be included in the Lilac Time Celebration brochures.
This project will be presented by the Lombard Arts Coalition in cooperation with various organizations from the Lombard community.
The show is open to sculptors who were born, reside, work, or go to school in DuPage County. Show organizers invite not only established area sculptors, but outstanding emerging student sculptors from county area high schools and colleges, as well. Special participation fees are in place for student artists and Lombard Arts Coalition members.
Each design must be a minimum of 2 feet tall. All works must be finished, and be of original design. Delivery, removal, and safety of the sculptures will be the responsibility of the artist.
Sculptures will be judged and the following prize money will be awarded: $1,000 first place; $500 second place; $250 third place. The most outstanding student artists will be recognized with the following awards: two $500 scholarships for high school artists, and two $1,000 scholarships for college artists under age 25.The Village of Lombard will take entries into consideration for its Public Art Program portfolio, which purchases art through a matching grant process. Dignitaries from surrounding DuPage communities will also be invited to attend the event and may consider the art for purchase.
Detailed information about the event is included in the application and participation packet. To receive a packet, call (630) 415-3656, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or write the Lombard Arts Coalition at P.O. Box 506, Lombard, IL 60148-0506. Visit www.dupagesculpture.org to download a participation packet or for more information about the event. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2009.