The Evanston Art Center, in conjunction with Gallery 4502 at the Morton Civic Center is looking for submissions of drawings that may go beyond the traditional parameters of pencil drawing.

Lines can be etched into a copper plate and printed. Drawn lines can be incorporated into paintings. Self-taught artist, Martin Ramirez used black shoe polish.

The artist De Kooning drew with ink, charcoal, pencils, brushes, palette knives, spatulas, pastels, and crayons all in a search for form.

Artists 16 years and older who live or work in Evanston are eligible to enter. 2-D pieces must be framed and/or ready to hang, wire preferred and not exceed 40” x 30”. All work is for sale and no commission will be taken. Artworks will be insured while on exhibit. The submission deadline is Sept. 15.

Selected works will be on view from Sept. 30 to Dec. 16.

To submit proposals and work samples, send an email to call4artists@evanstonartcenter.org with “Line Dancing” in the email subject line. Include your contact information and images (low resolution JPEGS).

Include a title, date, medium, dimensions and sales price, or NFS if you do not want to sell the piece, for each artwork.

If you cannot send jpeg images, please call the Evanston Art Center at (847) 475-5300 and ask to speak with Norah Diedrich. The exhibition is supported by the City of Evanston and the Evanston Art Center.

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