ICCJE 2021

February 15, 2021 - Deadline for Entry

February 19, 2021 - Notifications Sent

March 1 - April 30, 2021 - Exhibition on View - Virtual online Gallery

March 6, 2021 - Virtual Reception, Awards Ceremony, GSU Art Program Open House

Events on Saturday, March 6th:

1:00 p.m. ICCJE Virtual Gallery Reception: GSU Art Program Open House, Juror's Remarks, with awards presentation (about 1 hour total)

Awards: $600 Best in Show; $400 Curator's Choice Award; $250 Merit Award (2)

ICCJE 2021 Juror: Dr. Rebecca Siefert, Art History Professor, GSU

The Illinois Community College Juried Exhibition (ICCJE) 2021 is an excellent showcase of the diverse an important artwork being created around the state of Illinois.

Please go to the online entry form and follow the instructions to submit your artwork to the exhibition:


Submission deadline is February 15, 2021 (by 11:59 p.m.) so make sure everything is filled out and jpegs emailed to artsgrad@govst.edu

Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled in an Illinois Community or Junior College and their artwork that was completed from August 2018 to present.

Specifications: Each student artist may submit up to three original works in any medium that is appropriate for general audiences. Because this is a virtual exhibit, the image of your work is what we will display, so make it a good image: use good lighting, use a plain background, crop out visual clutter, ask your teacher or search online for tutorials on how to photograph your artwork. Also, because we are using a digital platform online gallery, 3D work (sculpture, ceramics, etc.) may only be displayed as a singular 2D image; this should not prevent students from submitting 3D work, but some preference will be made for 2D work this year to create the best exhibition.

Accepted Works: All artwork accepted for the exhibition must be appropriate for general audiences.

Fine Print: Drop Off/ Pick Up - (Does not apply for 2021 Virtual Exhibit)

Fees Sales/Commissions: There is no entry fee. All sales inquiries will be forwarded directly to the artist. No commissions will be taken from sales. Work does not have to be for sale to be exhibited in the show.

Liabilities and Insurance: (Does not apply for 2021 Virtual Exhibit)

Publicity: By submitting an entry form the artist agrees to all conditions stated here and of the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. The artist also agrees to release images of the artwork for publicity and cataloging purposes.

Notification: Artists will be notified via email whether or not the juror selected their submissions. Please make sure your email information is accurate and an email address that is in use.

Thank you for your participation and for sharing your best work for this exhibition - we can't do it without you!

Let us know if you have any questions,

Heather Cox, Gallery Graduate Assistant and ICCJE Coordinator artsgrad@govst.edu

Jeff Stevenson, Director and Curator jstevenson@govst.edu