Thank you for submitting to The Postcards Project 2022 Showcase!

Please view the 2022 Spring Showcase page for details to attend.

In consideration of the history of mail art, Lucy Ives writes "It is clear that artists associated with mail art were interested in the possibilities of the post as a means of circumventing the formality of galleries and museums, of establishing intimacy across distance, and of engendering surprise and joy in one another – not to overlook the general cheapness of this method of sharing work, particularly meaningful in the US, where artists have long been unable to expect much assistance from their government."

In the spirit of the history of mail art and engaging with intimacy across distance (even if that distance is 20 miles), we aim to acknowledge the work of all who are eligible to participate. See selection criteria & eligibility below.

Selection Criteria

The committee for The Postcards Project will place works into themes which best suit the project and other participating works. Therefore, works may be considered to be on display for the entire exhibition or the work may be chosen to perform during one evening of performances and/or poetry readings. Participating locations include the Robert T Wright Gallery of Art CLC's Grayslake campus and the Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan.

Learn more about the Spring Showcase.

While the selection committee aims to represent as many Lake County Voices as possible, the committee reserves the right to decline exhibition of any work not deemed appropriate for this context or venues.

See details below and click "fill out form" to submit your work to the considered for the Spring Showcase.

Questions? Email us at

Prefer to fill out the form in person? Come to one of our in-person submission events!


Participants must be a student, faculty or staff at College of Lake County or have participated in an affiliated community workshop for this project.

All eligible participants must complete the submission form below and a signed artist release form.

Important Dates:

  • Spring 2022 in-person submissions for performance work: Wed., April 6 from 5-7 p.m. in P103 (CLC Grayslake Campus)

  • Deadline for online submissions: Extended to Friday, April 15, 2022

  • Notification of project placement and dates for Spring Showcase: Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Physical work drop-off date (art, sculpture, etc.): May 9th (10am-4pm), May 10th (10am-3pm) in the Wright Gallery

  • Pick up project dates: TBD

File formats

Digital Works

Still images: .jpg images accepted, please submit a high resolution image for screen display.

Video or Moving Images: 1920 x 1080 .mp4 file format. Please specify the duration of the video in your submission form.

Written Works: .docx (Word Document) format accepted.

Physical Works

Written Works: As printed for display or circulation. The work should be submitted as you wish it to be seen or exhibited. Please specify in submission form the format and scale of the work- e.g. author will supply 25 - 8.5 x 5.5 inch zines for display (to be read on site) or takeaway (to be taken home), author will supply 8.5x 11 inch mounted print ready to be hung on a wall.

2d art: Art should be ready to hang or install, please specify dimensions of the work in the submission form.

3d art: Art should be ready to install, please specify the dimensions of the work in the submission form.

Performance Works - Music, Theatre, and/or Readings

Poetry or readings: Please specify the length of text or duration of the reading in the submission form.

Performances: Please specify the names of performers and crew, spatial requirements, and duration of performance in the submission form.

Video recordings or video works: 1920 x 1080 .mp4 file format. Please specify the duration of the video in your submission form.

Inclusion Statement

The College of Lake County (CLC) is committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination for everyone and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status.

The selection committee encourages submissions from all eligible parties. This exhibition aims to represent as many Lake County Voices as possible. However, the committee reserves the right to decline exhibition of any work which may not represent CLC values as located in our mission goals. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the team at (email).

Artist Release / Liability Waiver

Please download the liability waiver below and submit it with your project. To download the file, click the file image and select the download button.

SUBMIT NOW! (Submissions closed - thank you!)

Once you have completed the liability waiver, click the "Submit Now!" button below to complete the submissions form, where you can upload your waiver and project.

You will be taken to a Google form. Please complete the form and upload your files.

PLEASE NOTE: You are required to sign into a Google account in order to view the form and upload files to our Google drive. Please sign into your Google account prior to clicking "Submit Now!" Learn more about how to create a free Google account.

Thank you for participating in Voices of Lake County: The Postcards Project!