Call for Works: Art Moves Des Plaines 2019

The Des Plaines Arts Council Announces a Call for Works for the Art Moves Des Plaines pop-up exhibit series for 2019 in Des Plaines

Art Moves Des Plaines pop-up gallery has held exhibitions since 2015. Works by artists are displayed for view in a store front in Metropolitan Square in downtown Des Plaines.

The Des Plaines Arts Council (DPAC) announces the next in a series of calls for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in Des Plaines. Artworks are displayed in a store front located in downtown Des Plaines. A opening reception will be held on a date to be announced after the first round of artwork is installed.

Artists are responsible for the transportation, installation, and setup of their work (including providing an easel or pedestal). Artwork will be accompanied by labels identifying the artist, artwork, and directing interested patrons to the Des Plaines Arts Council website ( A page will be posted on the DPAC website with more information about the artist, purchase price for works on display, and a link to the artist’s website (if available). Submitted works will be reviewed and juried by a committee of DPAC members and community representatives.

If an exhibited work is sold during the Art Moves Des Plaines pop-up show, a 25 percent commission of the sales price will be paid to the Des Plaines Arts Council. These funds will be used to sustain future public art programs in Des Plaines. Preference may be given to work that has already been completed. Conceptual proposals will be considered if the artwork can be completed within the presented timeline, and applications are submitted with clear and detailed specifications and renderings.

A signed contract, license agreement, and hold harmless agreement approved by the Des Plaines Arts Council and the property owners (where applicable) are required before artwork can be displayed. General liability insurance is not required from the artist. However, DPAC does recommend that all artists obtain property insurance to cover their work.

How to Submit an Application

Artists interested in submitting proposals for consideration must submit a completed application with required attachments. Applications are being accepted for the current exhibit on a rolling basis until August 30, 2019. The first round of works will be announced at the end of April 2019.

Call for Works - Arts Moves Des Plaines 2019

  • Please fill out this form for each artwork to be submitted for consideration. Use one form for each submission. There is no limit on how many forms/works can be submitted for consideration.
  • Painting, Print, Sculpture, etc.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, tif, pdf, gif.
    Please upload an image of the work being submitted. Up to three (3) images/views of the same artwork are permitted on this form. Please use additional forms to submit additional works (One artwork per form). 8MB upload limit.

Art Moves Des Plaines 2019

These are some of the artworks which were on exhibit at the Art Moves Des Plaines 2019 popup in Metro Square:

Vaiju Saraf Sunflower Fields  Stained glass mosaic ($175)  (

Vaiju Saraf Circle of Life  Stained glass mosaic and tribal brass art ($100)  (

Vaiju Saraf Stallion  Stone mosaic ($175)  (

Vaiju Saraf Enlightenment of Buddha  Oil painting with mosaic frame ($425)  (

Jeff Mendenhall Blocks and Three Fish  Digital ($150) (

Jeff Mendenhall Red Fish  Digital ($175)  (

Jeff Mendenhall Red and Yellow Fish, Purple Jellyfish  Digital ($175)  (

Jeff Mendenhall A Blacks Fish in Tropical Waters  Digital ($250)  (

David Bremer Warm Colors  Acrylic ($45) (

David Bremer Clownfish Stripes  Acrylic ($25) (

David Bremer Two Different Color Tyrannosauruses Falling in Love  Acrylic ($40) (

Robert Buzek The Flowers of Renewal Acrylic on Canvas ($450) (

Victoria Elizabeth Drying Watercolor on hotpress paper ($250) (