Calls for Artists


The Kavanagh Gallery is an open, light-filled space created for the presentation of a wide range of art exhibits. Each year the gallery displays between six and seven shows.  Below is our current list of artist opportunities.

Artist Opportunities 2023 


Juried Shows 2023

Fine Line is using CaFE for Kavanagh Gallery Calls. Signup is free for artists. Click the link below to sign up.


03/30/23 - 05/12/23
Deadline to apply: February 13, 2023
Environments define the external world that surrounds us. Whether it is the magnificent view of a national park, the rooms of your house or anything in between, this exhibit will explore the different meanings, influences and expressions of the concept of environments.
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From the Earth
6/29/23 - 8/9/23
Deadline to apply:  May 15, 2023
This show will look at raw materials taken from the earth and transformed into functional or decorative art. The artwork submitted must be created from clay, wood or metal or any combination of the three.
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Not Your Mother's Quilt
Deadline to apply: August 28, 2023
Today’s quilts, quilted clothing and objects have evolved to include a wide range of functional, decorative and artistic styles.
Whether experimenting with creating or dyeing fabrics, incorporating experimental materials, or conceptually challenging the ideas of quilting, today’s quilts are not the ones we remember from childhood. This show will celebrate contemporary quilting in all of its forms today.

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Fox River Arts Ramble
Saturday, June 3 10 am - 4 pm

Commercial businesses and galleries from Aurora to Elgin are invited to open their spaces to the public. Artists may have artwork on display for sale or viewing.

Artists interested in setting up a tent to sell their work can apply for a tent space at either Fine Line Creative Art Center or at Pottawatomie Park which is serving as the St. Charles Arts Council location.  Artists must provide their own tents and pay the entry fee at these locations. 

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