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13 May 2021

Compete 43rd Annual Harper College National Juried Exhibition

Harper College Palatine, Illinois, United States

Harper College

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 28, 2021 – Harper College’s annual Small Works national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. Open to artworks, 24 inches or less, including frame.

The show will feature a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.


  • All artists age 18 and over living in the United States are eligible.
  • In its largest dimension, artwork must be 24 inches or less, including frame if applicable.
  • All media are eligible, excluding jewelry and film/video.
  • Weight limitation: 45 pounds
  • Work that requires special installation or instructions will NOT be accepted.
  • Only work created within the last three years is eligible.

Carrie Johnson, Executive Director/Curator, Rockford Art Museum (RAM), Rockford, IL

Carrie Johnson has been with RAM since 2006, most recently as Executive Director/Curator, leading the development and innovative implementation of exhibitions while overseeing the care for and management of the RAM Permanent Collection. A Rockford native, she has a deep knowledge of the organization and a passion for supporting and working with artists, having also led the education department prior to becoming Curator in 2012—a position she has held longer than anyone else in the 106-year-old history of the contemporary art museum… see more

In conjunction with the Small Works exhibition, a color catalog will be produced. Each participating artist will receive catalogs by mail after the exhibition closes. Harper College will not retain commission on sales. Consent to reproduction for publicity purposes for this or future Harper national exhibitions is considered granted.

One $30 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries.


All works must be delivered to Harper ready for hanging/ installation/display. For framed work, use Plexiglas only. Original work not accurately represented by the digital file may be declined at the discretion of the Juror. All work will be insured during the exhibition for the artist’s stated valuation.


  • 6/28:  Entry deadline
  • 7/30:  Jury notification posted on website
  • 8/24:  Deadline for artwork to be received
  • 9/20 – 10/28:  Exhibition at Harper College

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

Opportunity Categories: + Open to All Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Exhibition - Group.

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