Contemporary Nature

Contemporary Nature

May 31 – June 23, 2018

Artists are invited to submit work that provides a contemporary spin on nature or work inspired by local nature. Please see the page of examples that we feel bring a more contemporary approach to nature. Our inspiration for this show is using unexpected materials, perspectives, or presentation when working with nature as the subject matter. If you are choosing to be inspired by local nature, let us know where we can see this locally.

About the Juror – Richard Benoit

Richard Benoit, from Kankakee, IL. is a self-taught artist with a degree in photography. He works in a full compliment of subjects using pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint. He has been pursuing a career in art as a means of self-expression. Learn more and see his work at


DEADLINE: April 21, 2018through Submittable (links further down)


April 21                  Submission DUE by midnight- NO EXCEPTIONS, only through Submittable  

May 1                     Artists will receive notification of acceptance or rejection for the exhibition via email  

May 10-12               Shipped work can arrive

May 17-19               Shipped work can arrive. Hand Delivered work should be dropped off during regular gallery hours, or by prior appointment.

May 31 – June 23    Exhibit is open

June 2                    RECEPTION 1-3pm

June 28-30              All exhibited work MUST be picked up, during regular gallery hours. Shipped work will be packed up and sent out the following week.



Open to artists 18+ living in the United States. All media will be considered. Original artwork only. No art previously exhibited at USG in the past 2 years will be accepted.



FEES DO NOT NEED TO BE PAID UNTIL YOU ARE ACCEPTED AND CONFIRM YOU PARTICIPATION. $30 for up to three submissions, $20 for up to three submissions by USG Studio or Guild Artists, or USG Members, $20 for up to three submissions from currently enrolled college students (forward a copy of your ID or current tuition statement to

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Samantha Goss
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1038 Ashland Ave
Chicago Heights  Illinois  60411
United States