Art Show Applications

2024 Upcoming Art Exhibitions and Artist Deadlines

Here is your one-stop place to download upcoming art show exhibition applications.


75th Phidian Art Show* | DETAILS

The show runs from April 5 – 26, 2024.
Deliver artwork to TNPS | April 1-3, 2024, from 2 to 6 p.m. each day
Opens to the public | April 5, 2024
Awards reception | April 5, 6–8 p.m.
* The show organizer is the Phidian Art Club of Dixon, IL.


40th Illinois Watercolor Society National Exhibition* | DETAILS

The show runs from May 3 – May 31, 2024.
Reach out to IWS for questions regarding art drop-off
Opens to the public | May 3, 2024
Awards reception | May 4, 6–8 p.m.
* The show organizer is the Illinois Watercolor Society.*


Wide Open Spaces | DETAILS

The show runs June 6 – July 13th, 2024
Entry deadline | May 22, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by May 31st, 2024
Opening Reception | June 14th, 2024 from 6pm – 8pm
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning July 17th, 2024


Nuts About Art – Outdoor Art Show | DETAILS

July 6, 2024 | held at John Dixon Park at 515 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, IL, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Entry deadline:
    Postmarked application due by April 29 for a $65 booth fee. The fee goes to $75 on April 30.
  • Notification of acceptance by June 15.
  • No refunds after June 14.

Shades of Gray | DETAILS

The show runs Feb. 22 – Mar. 30, 2024
Entry deadline | Feb. 14, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by Feb. 17, 2024
Opens to the public | February 22, 2024
Awards reception: March 1st, 2024 , 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Apr. 1, 2024


For the Love of Animals | KSB Exhibition | DETAILS

The show runs Feb. 29 – May 31, 2024
Entry deadline | Feb. 21, 2024
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by Feb. 24, 2024
Opens to the public | February 29, 2024
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning May. 28, 2024

PAST SHOWS

Nuts About Art Show (outdoor art show)
July 1, 2023 | held at John Dixon Park at 515 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, IL, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Entry deadline:
    Postmarked application due by April 29 for a $65 booth fee. The fee goes to $75 on April 30.
  • Notification of acceptance by June 15.
  • No refunds after June 14.

Absolutely Abstract | DETAILS
July 22-Sept. 2, 2023
Entry deadline | July 15, 2023
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by July 23, 2023
Opens to the public | July 22, 2023
Awards reception | July 28, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Sept. 5, 20

Black & White | KSB Exhibition | DETAILS
July 1 – September 30, 2023
Entry deadline | June 20, 2023
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by June 24, 2023
Opens to the public | July 1, 2023
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Oct. 24, 2023

Farms & Barns | DETAILS
Sept. 8-Oct. 21, 2023
Entry deadline | August 26, 2023
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by September 2, 2023
Opens to the public | September 8, 2023
Awards reception | Sept. 15, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Oct. 24, 2023

Aqua Expressions | DETAILS
The show runs Oct. 27 – Nov. 25, 2023
Entry deadline | October 17, 2023
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by October 20, 2023
Opens to the public | October 27, 2023
Awards reception | Nov. 3, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Nov. 28, 2023

Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams | DETAILS
The show runs Nov. 30 – Jan. 9, 2024
Entry deadline | Nov. 25, 2023
Deliver artwork to TNPS | by Nov. 25, 2023
Opens to the public | Nov. 30, 2023
Awards reception: Dec. 8, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Artwork pickup at TNPS | beginning Jan. 10, 2024

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