Art in the Park
  Fine Art Show & Sale

2023 TBA

PDF Application Form is HERE

  Eligibility
  Art in the Park is open to both professional and amateur artists. Original works in painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, wood, glass, metals, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media are eligible. NO kit crafts are allowed. Artists may only exhibit in the medium(s) in which they are juried. The Ottawa Art League reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted applications.

  Jury Process
  Artists must submit four (4) digital images that accurately represent current work. Please also include one of  display. Jury photos may be emailed to [email protected] Images should be labeled clearly with the artists name and medium. Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed as the materials are received. No refunds after June 3rd. OAL members and Artists who participated in the Ottawa Art League 2021 Art in the Park do not have to be juried as long as they are exhibiting art similar as what was previously shown. **Participation in the 2021 show does not guarantee a space in the 2022 show.**

  Requirements
  Each artist is required to be in attendance during show hours. The artist is required to display their original artwork. Prints should be signed, numbered and marked limited edition. Reproductions must be marked as such and should not comprise more than 10% of the display. All work displayed for sale should have prices clearly marked. All sales tax reporting will be the responsibility of the artist. Ottawa City Tax is 7%. 

  Show Date & Location
  August 6th ~  9 am - 4 pm
August 7th  ~ 10 am - 4 pm


  Art in the Park is held in the east half of Washington Square Park in downtown Ottawa, Illinois in conjunction with Ottawa's Friendship Days Celebration (formerly Riverfest).

  Booth Space
  Booth space is approximately 10 x 10. All booths are on grass facing the sidewalk. Artists will be responsible for providing their own tents and displays. Set-up is from 3pm-8pm on Friday and 7am-9am on Saturday. Tents may be left up over night.

  Fees
  Booth fee $75
  Non-refundable Jury fee $5. 
This fee is waved for returning artists.
  OAL Members Booth fee $50. No jury fee

  Awards & Judging
  Best of Show $150
  First Place $100
  Second Place $75
  Third Place $50
  Two (2) Honorable Mention Awards $25/each
  Judging starts at 10 am and will be based on overall quality of the artwork & exhibit. Your display must be finished to be included in judging.

  Application Deadline
  Applications must be postmarked by June 3rd, 2022.

  Please make checks payable to: Ottawa Art League
  Mail application with photos, jury fee and booth fee to:

Adrienne Pike
2600 E 1569 Rd
Ottawa, IL. 61350​

Questions and digital jury images can be emailed to 
[email protected]