ICCJE 2020

January 30, 2020 - Deadline for Entry

February 3, 2020 - Notifications Sent


notifications were sent on February 4 via email. click here for a pdf list of finalists


February 8-11, 2020 - Delivery and Shipped Work Received

February 13-29, 2020 - Exhibition on View, check gallery hours

February 29, 2020 - Closing Reception, Awards Ceremony, GSU Art Program Open House

Closing Events on Saturday, February 29th:

12:00 p.m. ICCJE Gallery Reception and GSU Art Program Open House

1:30 p.m. Juror's Remarks in the gallery, with awards presentation

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

2:00 p.m. Conclusion of exhibition, artwork may be signed out.

ICCJE 2020 Juror: Dr. Rebecca Siefert, Art History Professor, GSU

The Illinois Community College Juried Exhibition (ICCJE) 2020 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 January 30, 2019 (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 2017 to present.

Specifications: Each student artist may submit up to three original works in any medium that will fit through a standard door and is appropriate for general audiences.

Accepted Works: All artwork accepted for the exhibition must be ready for professional installation (framed/wired or alternative approved methods appropriate to the work i.e.: magnets, clips, etc.) Plexiglas is preferred over conventional glass.

Fine Print: Drop Off/ Pick Up - Artists are responsible for transit of work to and from the show. Accepted work will be delivered during designated gallery hours by appointment; (see website and emails for information). All work must remain in the show for the duration of the exhibit. Works may be removed after the closing reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 29, 2020 after 2 p.m. or by appointment through March 7, 2020.

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: Artists will indicate insurance value of all entered work even if it is not for sale (NFS). Insurance will cover works while on exhibit, however, Governors State University Visual Arts Gallery will not be responsible for works in transit or if left unclaimed after the exhibition closes.

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,

Mike Perrott, Gallery Graduate Assistant and ICCJE Coordinator artsgrad@govst.edu

Jeff Stevenson, Director and Curator jstevenson@govst.edu