26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014



There are no restrictions on subject matter or mediums, but Raue Center For The Arts does have guidelines that each artist is expected to follow.

  1. All artwork must be original work of the artist and be created on a 6” x 6” canvas obtained from Raue Center For The Arts or a partner location. No other canvases will be accepted. Raue Center For The Arts reserves the right to reject any artwork it deems inappropriate or that does not follow the guidelines.
  2. Art can be mounted to the front of the canvas, but no part can be outside the perimeter. All mediums are allowed (i.e., paint, ink, photography, mixed media, clay, etc.).
  3. Artwork should be no more than 5 pounds. All canvases will be exhibited in square format, not as a diamond (diagonally). Please mark “top” or “bottom” on the back of the canvas so artwork can be hung correctly if it’s not obvious. NO hangers on the back of the canvas.
  4. Mediums that could smear (i.e., charcoal, pastels), MUST have artwork sealed prior to submission. We are not responsible for any damage that may happen if these recommendations are not followed.

Canvases cannot be transferred to another individual. If you are unable to complete your canvas, please let us know before the deadline or return the canvas to Raue Center For The Arts.

Completed canvas should be dropped off no later than May 6, 2023, at Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, during business hours OR one of the following partner locations.

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