The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery strives to supplement and enrich the educational needs and interests of our community. Through its programs of exhibitions, the gallery will promote the visual arts and encourage a diversity of educational non-art displays. Art exhibits will illustrate both traditional and innovative work by both recognized and emerging artists. Alternative displays may relate to regional history, anthropology, science, technology, sociology and agriculture to name a few. Personal collections of interest might also be a source for exhibition.
The Art Gallery consists of approximately 924 sq. ft. of floor space; a 26’w x 6’7”h display wall, a 12’w x 13’h display wall, (5) two sided 2’d x 6’w x 8’h portable walls, locking display cases and a number of freestanding display bases. The gallery will be open approximately 20 hours per week and student workers will be present during open hours.
Advertising will be provided by the gallery. A press release will be sent to local papers announcing the dates and times for each exhibit and reception, and a brief description of the artists background, medium, and style.
The gallery provides 200 postcard announcements for the artist, in addition to those sent to the gallery mailing list.
Artists residing within a reasonable distance (approximately 60 miles) of the college will be responsible for delivering and retrieving their own work. Work must be picked up within five days after the closing of the exhibition.
Kishwaukee College will provide return shipping only to artists residing more than 60 miles from the College. Proper reusable shipping materials are the responsibility of the artist.
Submission of Exhibition Proposals
Kishwaukee College Art Gallery invites artists (one person or groups) and other interested parties to submit proposals for exhibition. Potential exhibitors are asked to provide the following materials for consideration: a written proposal discussing the type and number of works to be shown; a CD or power point with 15-20 slides of the work you plan to show; an artist’s statement outlining the focus of the work; a vitae; and a SASE. The exhibitor has the option of being available for the installation and removal of the work. In the absence of the exhibitor, the gallery director will supervise both the installation and removal of the work. Proposal materials are reviewed by the Gallery Committee as they become available for Fall and Spring exhibition schedules.
Non-art proposals should include a statement outlining the intent of the display and the type, size, quality of the materials to be shown.
Send Proposal Materials To:
Kishwaukee College Art Gallery
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150-9699
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 5610
Art Gallery Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
In honor of Michael Bennett's 30 years of service at Kishwaukee College, Kishwaukee College and The Makers Art Group have sponsored an Art-O-Mat machine at the college. The Art-O-Mat machine has been relocated to in front of the library, and tokens are now purchased through the Bookstore.