MAY 21 - 28 2018
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Art Exhibition 2017

Coordinated by Little Egypt Arts Association

Gallery Open
Thursday, May 25 - 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 26 - 4 to 9 p.m
Saturday, May 27 - Noon to 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 28 - 1 to 9 p.m.
Monday, May 29 - Noon to 5 p.m.

Exhibit Close & Art Removal
Monday, May 29
5-5:30 p.m. - pick up artwork

Entry Form Deadline: May 4, 2017

Delivery of Work
Saturday, 5/13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hand deliver to: 3 S. Park Avenue
Herrin, Illinois - Side door on Walnut Street across from Bank of Herrin

Awards Reception
Monday, May 29
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to General Public.

All pieces must be picked up or they become the property of LEAA.

Poster Contest

No entry fee - $250 Award!
All artists are invited to design an art poster for the 2017 HerrinFesta Italiana, and enter it in the HIAC Poster Competition 2016. The winning entry will receive a $250 award. Entries should be dry mounted, matted, and/or framed and no larger than 16 x 20 inches. The subject matter will need to relate to Italy and Herrin and must be original artwork.
All entry information must be on the back of the poster. Contact Peggy McPhillips (995-1144) to register your entry; or mail to LEAA-HIAC, 460 Sugar Creek Road, Goreville IL 62939. There is no entry fee.
Poster entries will be accepted on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Herrinfesta Italiana Art Gallery at 3 South Park Avenue in Herrin (side door on Walnut Street across from Bank of Herrin).
Poster entries will be juried by the Herrinfesta Italiana Art Committee. Award will be presented on Monday, May 30, at the Artists Award Reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pickup after reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Save this upper portion for your information. This event is partially sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, in support of the arts.

Complete entry forms available for download

Statement of Purpose

The HerrinFesta Art Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for Southern Illinois artists to compete and display their work with the support of Herrin Hospital and Carbondale Community Arts/the Illinois Arts Council. The HerrinFesta Italiana Art Committee (HIAC) and the Little Egypt Arts Assoc., Inc. (LEAA) form the Art Committee to produce the HerrinFesta 2017 Art Exhibition, a showcase of southern Illinois artists.

  • Juried
  • Cash Awards
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Poster Contest


Southern Illinois Artists and Art Students Art works must be original, completed within the past three years, and not previously exhibited
in HerrinFesta art competitions. No work may be withdrawn before the exhibit closes.

  • Artist
  • Amateur Artist
  • Student (up to age 18)


The following categories of media and processes will be accepted.

  • Painting & Drawing
  • Photography and digital
  • Fine Crafts -
    • Collage or Fibers
    • Sculpture - all media
    • Pottery or Furniture
    • Stained Glass or Blown Glass
    • Jewelry and Metalsmithing


The HerrinFesta Art Committee has the right to reject, upon arrival, any work submitted. The committee will not accept anything over 30 x 42 inches (2.5 ft x 3.5 ft finished) due to limited space considerations. Framed size MUST be on entry forms.

Framing Work

Must be appropriately framed, ready to hang with wire and screw eyes--no saw tooth hangers. Students work may be dry mounted, matted, and/or framed. Framed works are preferred for ease of handling and the less likelihood of damage to artwork.


$15 first entry
$5 others--maximum of 3

Students up to age 18
$5 for three entries

DELIVERY 5/15/17 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No work accepted after this date!


Artists’ provide their own insurance.

Sales & Commissions

HerrinFesta Italiana Art Committee will collect payment, deduct a 20% commission, and issue a check to artist for sales of their works. Mastercard/Visa accepted. Artists agree that HIAC will receive a 20% commission on works sold during the exhibition at HIAC in 2017.

Liability Artists

Your submission of a signed entry form constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.

Liability HIAC

Precaution will be taken in handling entries to protect against damage or theft; however, the Art Committee does not accept liability for any accident, damage, or loss to works submitted to the exhibition. More on back of brochure.

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