GEAG Gateway to Art: Green Root Gallery

Location: Green Root Gallery, 125 East Main, Belleville, IL 62220

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Show dates:  August 1, 2024 through August 31, 2024

Entry fees:  $20.00 for single piece or $30.00 for two pieces. Each artist may submit a maximum of two pieces.


  • This is for members only show. Annual membership is $35. Join GEAG here.
  • Eligible works must be the original work of the exhibiting artist, completed within the last three years.  Work must not infringe on copyrights or works of another, nor be completed under instruction.
  • To better understand the creative process of works submitted, all artists are to provide a short, six-words or less, description of the artistic process for each piece entered. An oil painting may be described as “oil on canvas”. A photographic entry could be described as a “35mm color print” or “digital photo w/ color enhancement.”
  • No early drop off or retrieval. Work sold may be removed at the time of sale by the purchaser.
  • All work must be framed as appropriate to the medium. Hanging work must have wire properly attached; saw tooth hangers or clips are not permitted. Dust covers required when appropriate. Artwork must be labeled with artist’s name and title of work. Gallery wrapped canvas must be 1.5” to hang with no frame. Visit for more framing details.
  • Two-dimensional work may not exceed 36 inches in any dimension including the frame. Three-dimensional work may not exceed 36 inches in any dimension nor weigh more than 30 pounds. Three-dimensional artists may need to provide their own pedestals.
  • GEAG reserves the right to reject deficiently prepared work and work that is considered unsuitable for display. No nudes will be accepted for this show.
  • GEAG will safeguard artwork with due diligence but do not take responsibility for damage beyond its control.
  • There is a 25% commission on artwork sold. The Green Root Gallery will handle all sales and payment to the artist. Payments to artist for sold art will be made by the Green Root Gallery by the close of the show.
  • Signed release forms must be included with application.
  • An artist can only receive one award with the exception of the People’s Choice.


  • Each artist may submit up to two pieces of art for the exhibit.
  • Submit applications on by 12:00 pm, July 24, 2024. Entries are accepted in the order they are received until exhibit space reaches capacity. Late applications will not be accepted. 
  • Submit digital images in jpg format, not more than 5MB, 1920 maximum pixels on longest side, and 72 – 300 ppi.
  • Artwork will be received at the Green Root Gallery on Tuesday, July 30, 2024, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
  • Work will be judged in one of three categories, Two-dimensional, Three-dimensional, and Transparent Watercolor. Decisions of the judge are final.
  • Artists may retrieve their work Friday, August 30, 2024 between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm or Saturday, August 31, 2024 between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Green Root Gallery.  Unclaimed work becomes the property of GEAG.
  • Submission of an entry implies consent to all terms.

Important Dates

  • July 24, 2024 – Entry deadline
  • July 30, 2024 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Drop off art 
  • August 9, 2024 – 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Show reception 
  • August 30, 2024 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm or August 31, 2024 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Pick up art


Best of Show 

Kerchner Memorial for Transparent Watercolor 

People’s Choice 

Dave Cornell Award for Composition 

First Place Two-Dimensional 

First Place Three Dimensional 

Four Awards of excellence 

Four Awards of merit 

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