The 75th Annual Salon Show is fast approaching! Over $10,000 in cash awards will be given away this year! Deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday, August 10, 2018.  The exhibition will run from September 9 through November 4, 2018.  A special 75th anniversary brunch will be held in the gallery from 11am-1pm, on Sunday September 16, 2018, with the awards ceremony and public reception following immediately after from 1-3pm.

All fine art media are accepted for the exhibit, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber, glass, digital, mixed media, ceramics, video, multimedia and jewelry.  Entries may only be submitted as digital images online or by mail via a disk or flash drive.  All work must be original and completed within the last two years.  Entries may be submitted by any artist 18 years or older who resides or was born in the state of Indiana, who is a current member of South Shore Arts, or who resides or works in Cook County, Illinois.

Find the Salon Show Guidelines here

Submit two artworks here.

Submit three artworks here.

About the Juror 


Sergio Gomez is a Chicago based visual artist, curator and creative entrepreneur. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Gomez' work has been the subject of over 40 solo exhibitions, and he has participated in over 150 group exhibitions in the US and abroad. Gomez' work has been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Sweden, Egypt, England, Austria, Korea, Belgium, Mexico and the US. His work can be found in private and public collections, including the National Museum of Mexican Art, Brauer Museum of Art and the MIIT Museo Internazionale Italia Arte. Currently, Gomez has a solo museum show traveling to two museums in Europe and a second one traveling to two museums in Mexico.

Besides his ample studio practice, Gomez is the founder/director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, curator/director of exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, contributor for Italia Arte Magazine, an Art/Design faculty member at South Suburban College, and co-founder of the Art NXT Level Program, which helps artists launch and succeed in their careers.

Gomez' weekly Art NXT Level videos and podcasts inspire and educate contemporary artists around the world. Gomez has curated special projects for the Chicago Park District, Garfield Park Conservatory, ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair during Art Basel Miami, Sirona Fine Arts, Evanston Art Center, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali of Turin, National Museum of Mexican Art, and ExpoChicago among others.