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ARTIST CALL! "It's for the Birds" Now Open for Annual Juried Show at Blue Moon Gallery; Details...

Call for Artists: 2024 Annual Juried Exhibition

“It’s For the Birds”

At Blue Moon Gallery

18620 Belvidere Road | Grayslake IL 60030


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 25, 2024 (midnight)

The Call-for-Artists for “It’s For the Birds” is NOW OPEN

Opening Reception: March 23, 2024 — 6-9pm

On View March 23-April 14


“It’s For the Birds” as a fine art exhibition aims to visually explore many ideas:

1)      The immense beauty and diversity of birds as a species, including related subjects such as nests, eggs, feathers, flight, wings, etc.

2)      The positivity of bird symbolism – overall birds symbolize freedom, hope, new beginnings, perspective, communication, music, travel, and a connection to the spiritual realm, like heaven or the Universe.

3)      The various phrases & idioms related to birds, such as: bird’s eye view, a little bird told me, fly the coop, birds of a feather flock together, night owl, ugly duckling, to kill two birds with one stone, chicken out, wild goose chase, the early bird gets the worm, lame duck/sitting duck, bird brain, get your ducks in a row, love birds, bird song, swan song, eagle-eyed, feather one’s nest, eat crow, free bird, empty nest, feather in your cap

4)      Can the phrase “It’s for the birds,” which normally contains a negative connotation, be flipped to something positive? -- as in let’s do something “for” the birds such as ecological efforts, climate change activism, habitat reclamation, migration study, etc.

We think this is going to be a fabulous and exciting, very beautiful, inviting, engaging, and enthralling exhibition!! 


CLICK the link BELOW for all the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and Info about our Juror:


We are eager to see what artists will submit around this open-ended concept. 



Kendra Kett (she/her)

Director/Owner & Curator 

Blue Moon Gallery

18620 Belvidere Road | Grayslake IL 60030



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