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Attention Coles County Arts Council Visual Artists!
Link Art Gallery will be displaying works by Members of the
Coles County Arts Council from September 3 – October 1, 2021
Renew your membership or join today to participate in this public exhibition showcasing the work of

CCAC member artists to be held in the main floor galleries of the Link Art Gallery in Paris, Illinois.

See link to Exhibition Form below!

Exhibition Form

Exhibition Tags for your Entry

This public exhibition showcasing the work of CCAC member artists will be held in the main floor

galleries of the Link Art Gallery in Paris, Illinois. This historic building is located one block south of

the city square in the heart of Paris at 132 South Central Avenue.

Opening Reception with light refreshments will be held Friday, September 3, 2021, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.



Artists: Must be CCAC member (18 years of age or older) with current paid 2021 CCAC membership.

Acceptable Media: 2-D and 3-D work including drawings, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, metals, sculpture, jewelry, fibers, mixed media, glass, original crafts.

Number of Entries per Artist: Four (4) maximum created within the last four years (2017-2021).

Requirements: All work must be original and safe to handle, install & view (no sharp edges, hazardous materials, wet paint or materials).

**Each entry must be the work of the person in whose name it is submitted.

**Artwork to be wall mounted must be suitably wired with hanging wire attached to back of frame (universal clips and sawtooth hangers will not be accepted).

**No items may be nailed or taped to the walls.

** All work on exhibit shall remain for the entire exhibit through October 1 at 4pm.


Sale of Art Work

A 25% donation for any art sold during the show will be given to the Link Gallery. Artists are responsible for sales tax and should consider adding that amount to the sale price.

Insurance: For insurance purposes, please fill out the Exhibition Form and include a value, even if

the Art is not for sale.

Gallery Space: Is limited space and may limit size or number of entries.

Entry Fee: None.

Calendar Timeline

July 16 Deadlines

* Exhibition Form due.


* Artist’s invitation list due (names and addresses of friends and family you would like notified of the event and opening reception).


Mail both to:

Coles County Arts Council

Attn: Link Art Gallery Exhibit

P.O. Box 163

Charleston, IL 61920

August 24 - 27 (10:00am - 4:00pm) – Deliver art work to Link Art Gallery. Be sure that an ID Tag is

attached to back of each entry.


September 3 (5:00pm - 6:30pm) - Opening Reception with light refreshments. Meet the artists.


October 2, 3, 5-8 – Artists pick up artwork at Link Art Gallery.

Oct. 2 (Sat.) 10am – 12noon

Oct. 3 (Sun.) 1pm – 3pm

Oct 5-8 (Tue.-Fri.) 10am – 4pm


Contact for additional information:

Janet Messenger or


CCAC Website:

CCAC Facebook Page:

Would You like to become a Member?


Simply print and fill out the membership form below.




Please mail your tax-deductible membership along with this form to:

Coles County Arts Council

P.O. Box 163

Charleston, IL 61920.

Want to Help?

We are always looking for artistically  motivated persons looking to make an impact on our county's arts scene. If you have an idea for an event or would like to volunteer your time and energy please get in touch!

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