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40 North announces call for entries for the 2015 Boneyard Arts Festival Signature Image

Champaign County — 40 North | 88 West – Champaign County Arts Council – invites local artists to submit work to be considered for the official signature image of the 2015 Boneyard Arts Festival. All submitted images will be juried by a panel of local arts professionals. To enter, artists should submit a completed entry form and up to three digital images of original work by Monday, January 12, 2015.

The Boneyard Arts Festival official signature image will be featured on all festival registration materials, posters, postcards, billboards, print and online advertising, and on the cover of the official Boneyard Arts Festival Map — the event’s official guide that is distributed throughout Champaign County. The winning work will be announced no later than January 31, 2015.

In submitting artwork for consideration as the festival’s signature image, artists grant permission to 40 North to use the work on various promotional pieces. In submitting work to this contest, artists should also understand that a detail or section of the winning piece may ultimately be used as the signature image for the Boneyard Arts Festival. 40 North will work with the artist to ensure the integrity of the piece is respected while also developing effective marketing that features the image.

To submit work for consideration:
Enter online at or pick up a printed entry form at:

40 North | 88 West
106 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Digital image files can be emailed to after online entry form is completed. Or a disc can be dropped off at the address listed above.

Applicants should include a self-addressed envelope if they wish to have their disc returned.

Artists without access to the technology to digitize images should call or email 40 North at the contact listed above.

To have an entry form mailed, phone (217) 351-9841. There is no fee to enter. Artists must be residents of Champaign County to be eligible.

Produced by 40 North, the Boneyard Arts Festival will take place on April 9-12, 2015.

2015 Boneyard Arts Festival
Now entering its thirteenth year, the Boneyard Arts Festival is a countywide event that takes place in dozens of different venues in Champaign, Urbana, U of I Campus, Mahomet, Homer, Rantoul, and Fisher.  Sculptors, weavers, photographers, painters and other visual artists join musicians, dancers, actors, poets and other performers in sharing their creativity inside a wide variety of venues — from cafes, galleries and cultural houses to retail stores and salons. More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard Arts Festival is a unique celebration of the art in Champaign County.

40 North | 88 West
With the mission of cultivating creativity in Champaign County, 40 North | 88 West is dedicated to fueling the growth and well-being of our creative community by nurturing its arts, culture, and education. Through information, advocacy and collaboration, 40 North empowers artists, arts organizations, businesses and the community at large. For more information on 40 North, visit

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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