Call For Art

Shibui Studio Art Gallery is proud to feature the art of

local and regional artists within 60-miles of Gillespie, IL,  Shibui Studio takes pride in consistent high-quality exhibitions with a diverse variety of media and artists.

Upcoming art exhibit


Call For Art: Opens Nov. 7, 2022 and Ends Nov.  16, 2022

Open reception: Saturday,  Nov. 26, 2022  6 pm - 8 pm

Exhibit Runs: Nov 25-Dec 28, 2022


Stillness, Beauty & Grace
art exhibit 


OPEN: November 10, 2022

DEADLINE: 6 pm, Nov 16, 2022

Acceptance Date: Nov 18, 2022
Drop-off: 11 am-2 pm, Nov 19, 2022
Reception: 6 pm-8 pm, Nov 26, 2022

  • An Evening of Paintings & Poetry--a small group of poets will be sharing poetry that expresses their interpretation of the art.

Pick-up: 11 am-2 pm, Dec 29, 2022


This is not a juried show. However, all  entries are subject to selection by Shibui Studio Art Gallery. 

  • Accepted artists must submit an operational fee of $25 upon delivery of work for the exhibit. The gallery commission fee is 35%.

  • Artists may submit up to THREE original works for consideration.

  • Previously displayed artwork at our gallery is not eligible and will not be accepted.

  • Accepting digital submissions ONLY. We understand that for some, technology may be a barrier for participation. We are happy to provide technical assistance or answer any questions you may have. Contact Genece Hamby by email at or by text at 618-267-1324. No phone calls please.

  • Open to artists 18 or over. Artists must be regional, within a 60 mile radius of Gillespie, IL.

  • 2D artwork must be framed and ready for hanging (wired). No sawtooth hangers. Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases are acceptable as long as they have painted sides.

  • Photographic metal prints must have packing material as well as gator foam backing with hook.

  • No video or ceiling suspended work will be accepted.

  • Work must have been produced in the last five years.

  • File size for each JPEG/JPG cannot exceed 500kb and should be named as such: Artist's Name_Artwork Title_Dimersions.jpg (JohnSmith_Artwork1_16x20.jpg)

  • Work does not have to be for sale to be eligible, but each piece of art must have a price or value noted on the entry form.

  • Work must be dropped off ONLY on the dates listed and an appointment needs to be scheduled with SSAG.

  • Questions:  Contact Genece Hamby by email at No phone calls please. If we need to discuss, text Genece (618.267.1324) and she will call you.


In this upcoming exhibition, Shibui Studio Art Gallery explores the powerful synergy when art is created or influenced by stillness, beauty & grace. Art that reflects on the importance of slowing down and welcoming moments of quiet in a chaotic world. We are seeking submissions that suggest stillness as fueling your deeper imagination. Along with your entry, please include a brief statement about how stillness, beauty & grace influences your art and process.