Hand Lettering

Union Street Gallery is looking for work that involves hand lettering – think calligraphers, sign painters, and those who just love to work with lettering by HAND! Based on submissions and juror selection, a more specific focus may emerge or this may highlight the variety of art that connects with the theme “hand lettering”.

While we understand that much of this work can be done digitally by using a stylus or creating your own fonts, we do not want digitally created pieces or prints of originals. Printmaking, especially letterpress, is also a tricky medium in this call. We also do not want work that has been created with letterpress, unless the letters were also handmade and part of the submission. Similarly, if your print was created on the computer using pre-loaded or slightly edited types it does not fit this call.

About the Jurors

Pamela Rodey

Pamela is an artist, calligrapher, and singer in the south suburbs of Chicago. She has taken numerous classes and workshops at international calligraphy conferences and through the Chicago Calligraphy Collective. Pamela has been a member of the collective since 1982 and currently serves as their Special Events Chair, in addition to attending monthly study groups.

Alexis Moulds

Alexis is a designer and illustrator in the south suburbs of Chicago. You can view her work at http://www.alexismouldsart.com Check out the Personal section for some of her lettering work, or visit her Instagram @ alexismoulds


DEADLINE: July 20, 2018   through Submittable https://unionstreetgallery.submittable.com



July 14                   Submission DUE by midnight- NO EXCEPTIONS, only through Submittable  

July 23                   Artists will receive notification of acceptance or rejection for the exhibition via email  

Aug  2-4                 Shipped work can arrive

Aug 9-11                 Shipped work can arrive. Hand Delivered work should be dropped off during regular gallery hours, or by prior appointment.

Aug 23 – Sept 15     Exhibit is open

Aug 25                   RECEPTION 1-3pm

Sept 20-22               All exhibited work MUST be picked up, during regular gallery hours. Shipped work will be packed up and sent out the following week.



Open to artists 18+ living in the United States. All media will be considered. Original artwork only. No art previously exhibited at USG in the past 2 years will be accepted.



FEES DO NOT NEED TO BE PAID UNTIL YOU ARE ACCEPTED AND CONFIRM YOU PARTICIPATION. $30 for up to three submissions, $20 for up to three submissions by USG Studio or Guild Artists, or USG Members, $20 for up to three submissions from currently enrolled college students (forward a copy of your ID or current tuition statement to exhibitions@unionstreetgallery.org

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1527 Otto Blvd
Chicago Heights  Illinois  60411
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