Submissions

Now accepting submissions for The Postcards Project Showcase 2022

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 may include the Robert T Wright Gallery of Art, other locations around the CLC Campuses, and possibly off-campus locations as well.

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 CLC.Voices@clcillinois.edu.

Prefer to fill out the form in person? See details here.

Eligibility

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 (tentative)

  • Project announced: Fall 2021

  • Deadline for submission: March 7, 2022

  • Notification of project placement and dates for Spring Showcase: March 28, 2022

  • Drop off project dates: April 4-7, 2022

  • Pick up project dates: May 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 submit the liability waiver below with your submission form.

Please find the submission form here: https://forms.gle/z5KP5T5bPe3eVFCQ6

Voices of Lake County Postcard Project Agreement and Liability Waiver Spring 2022.docx