HYGGE- Creating Sanctuary
What is hygge (HUE-gah)?
Perhaps the Danish word 'hygge' is not meant to be translated; it is meant to be felt. The concept of hygge can be thought of as a warm glow, a feeling of comfort and contentment, a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being, and an indulgence in all the good things and people in one's life. It includes the sharing of stories about ideas, history, culture and the things we create. Hygge is personified by making the ordinary meaningful and special. It is a warm embrace for the soul.
Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “Hygge - Creating Sanctuary' exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The show is open to all mediums. The show will be curated by the Kavanagh Gallery Committee and will be advertised throughout the Chicago land area though print media, postcards, on-line advertising and through social
media. The show will charge a sales commissions 30% for any artwork sold during the show.
Fine Line will handle all sales and sales tax and will provide the artists with a check after the
end of the show for all sales.
This is a gallery show so artists need not be present while the show is open. Attendance at the
opening reception is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Fine Line will handle the show
installation, opening reception, and sales.
1 $200 Best of Show award
2 non monetary Awards of Merit.
Jurors’ selections are based on creativity, quality of workmanship and originality as represented
in the images submitted. Notification of the jury’s decisions for the show will be sent on or before
December 15, 2017. A contract, complete shipping information and other forms will follow by email to
those accepted into “Hygge - Creating Sanctuary'
The size of your entry as packed for shipping is not to exceed 48” x 32” x 6’. The weight cannot
exceed 50 pounds. A waiver of size limitation may be granted under special circumstances.
Display Information and Requirements
The Kavanagh Gallery has grey pedestals for use during gallery shows. Smaller items will be in
a locked display cabinet. If artwork will require any unusual display protocol it is the
responsibility of the artist to provide these items.
Due to the nature of the gallery’s ceiling structure we are unable to hang artwork from the
ceiling. The gallery uses the Walker Display system for artwork hung on our walls. We are not
able to affix artwork to the wall with nails or screws. If you have any unusual hanging
requirements you must contact Fine Line in advance of delivering your work.
All applicants are asked to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters. Artist’s
statements will be displayed during the gallery show.
Fine Line provides security in the Kavanagh Gallery with 24/7 video monitoring. Insurance is
provided to artists from the time of the receipt of work until the end of the show. Insurance of
items during shipping is the responsibility of the artist (to and from Fine Line).
Friday December 1, 2017 Application due (submission via Entrythingy)
Friday December 15, 2017 Artists notified of jury’s decision
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Delivery and check-in of work
Friday, February 16, 2018 Show opening; Reception 6:00 - 8:00 PM
February 16 - March 26, 2018 Show open to the public from 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Pick up work/Work Shipped
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