Call for Artists – Amdur Productions


Want to fill your art fair schedule for 2008 up in a hurry? January 15 is the postmark deadline for application to the 10 well-regarded art fairs produced by Amy Amdur and Amdur Productions throughout Chicagoland.

Headlined by the fine 25th Annual Port Clinton Art Fair, the Amdur events are all well-run, well-promoted reliable art fairs set in affluent areas that are worth your investigating.

What are you doing this weekend? Get online, peruse and download the applications for the 2008 Amdur Productions art fairs. Get out your slides and apply to these outdoor festivals throughout Chicagoland! Amy Amdur is a native Chicagoan who specializes in this locale and has the connections to make things happen.

For all shows (except Port Clinton Art Festival): Slide entries must by POSTMARKED by January 15th, 2008. Late entries will be accepted for an additional late fee of $25 per festival for receipt through February 12th. Artists will be notified of their festival status starting February 26. Artists may apply to as many shows as they wish.

Port Clinton Art Festival: Slide entries must be POSTMARKED by January 15, 2008. Late entries will be accepted for an additional fee of $25 through February 13. Artists will be notified of their festival status starting Febuary 26th.

Here is the list along with Amy’s personal comments on each event:

May 31 & June 1
Promenade of Art
Arlington Heights, IL
Sponsored by Northwest Community Hospital
10 am to 5 pm
150 Artists
Amy says: A great show for experienced as well as new artists. Nice easy compact festival layout. Traditional themes do well.

June 14 & 15
Cantigny Fine Art Festival
Wheaton, IL
Father’s Day weekend
9 am to 5 pm
Amy says: Beautiful setting, very low stress. Middle price points do best.

June 21 & 22
Glencoe Festival of the Masters
Glencoe, IL
Amy says: New show in a primo location. Wealthy, art loving area. Should be great.

June 28 & 29
Joliet Fine Art Festival
Joliet, IL
10 am to 5 pm
170 Artists
Amy says: West of Chicago, mid to lower price points, photo does great here.

July 12 & 13
10th Annual Lincolnshire Art Festival
Village Green in Lincolnshire, IL
10 am to 5 pm
160 Artists
Amy says: All themes, all price points do well. Good for new artists as well.

July 19 & 20
Buffalo Grove Invitational Art Fair
Buffalo Grove Town Center–Buffalo Grove, IL
10 am to 5 pm
150 Artists
Amy says: All themes, all price points. Bright art doing well, crowd loves jewelry and wearables.

July 26 & 27
North Shore Festival of Art
Westfield Old Orchard
Skokie, IL
Amy says: A new show for us, in its 16th year. Predict great future for this show under our production.

August 2 & 3
Art at the Glen
The Glen Town Center
Glencoe, IL
10 am to 5 pm
200 Artists
Amy says: Great show, better for experienced artists. Big crowds, All art, all prices do well.

August 8, 9 & 10
Gold Coast River North Art Fair
A Chicago tradition for 50 years
Along LaSalle Street, at the intersections of Erie, Huron, and Superior
300 Artists
Amy says: Big show, best for experienced artists. All art, all prices.

And, a great way to end your summer:

August 23 & 24
Highland Park, IL
Port Clinton Art Fair
Along Central Avenue in Highland Park, IL
10 am to 6 pm
260 Artists
Amy says: Top fine art and fine craft only. Only for experienced artists.

To find out more information about these events and to download an application, visit:

To read more about preparing your work for jurying read the post on this blog – search for “Getting Ready for the Art Fair Jury.” While you are there, also read “Notes From A Juror at Cherry Creek.”


One Response to “Call for Artists – Amdur Productions”

  1. Joan Herzog Says:

    Dear Ms. Amdur:

    Last weekend, Tom McGraw showed his Ear Elegance jewlry. His work was quite beautiful and unusual. This is a request to invite him to exhibit in more art shows in this area.

    Thank you for considering my request. Joan Herzog

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