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Current Exhibitions


March 3 - April 21
Infinite Connnections: Meditations on the Natural World by Elizabeth Busey
Reception: Thursday, March 21 · 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Located: Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, 901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60915

Elizabeth Busey Postcard



April 27 - June 22
Young Artists' Works on Paper

Call for Young Artists

Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES to a Young Artists’Works on Paper Exhibition.This exhibition is open to all artists ages preschool through 5th grade within 100 miles of the Kankakee region. Bring your best works on paper in any style or medium (paint, collage, found items, etc). Not eligible are coloring pages, functional pottery, jewelry, clothing, accessories, furniture, other primarily functionalart, or time-art such as video and film. All work must be ready to hang. If the work requires special hanging hardware, it must be provided and already installed upon delivery. All other works will be hung using teacher’s tape. For a finished look, please consider mounting the work on constructionpaper or using picture frame matting. Please no framed work. We will do our very best to display all work submitted. Selection of artwork will be guided by space and aesthetic consideration for the overall exhibition.

Submission instructions:

  • Artists may submit up to two works.
  • Artworks must not exceed 45” vertically or project off the wall more than 6" and must be ready to hang
  • All applicants should submit their name, title, medium (what the work is made of), year it was made, and age of the artist to:

Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery
c/o Victoria Strole, Gallery Director
901 N Entrance Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901

  • Work must be delivered (or received by mail) by April 19, 2019.
  • Pickup/return of work will be June 24-28. If you require your work to be mailed back at the conclusion of the show, please provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Questions? Please contact Victoria Strole at or 815.939.4506.



  • FORMidable Edge by James Bowden
  • Channeling: Works by Emerging Artist Mike Brown
  • Dreaming Expansively by Anne Blaas and Jon Casserilla
  • Ersatz by Nate Mathews and Strange Travels by Lucy Mueller
  • Magnolias Bloom in Spring: A Solo Exhibition by Bobbi Meier
  • Werifesteria by Carrie Carlson, Karen Johnson, and Kayla Trusk
  • Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibition
  • Annual Members Invitational Exhibit
  • Resident’s Favorites Art Exhibit
  • Annual Juried Photography Art Exhibit
  • Annual Youth Art Exhibit
  • Annual Juried College Art Exhibition
  • Summer Exhibit


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