The Here And Now | March 18 – April 29
Full Virtual Art Exhibit Walkthrough located at Springer Cultural Center.
The Here And Now Artist Talk: Melinda McIntosh
Melinda McIntosh Plein Air Art Setup:
I love looking at the world around me. For me, that world can range from landscapes to collected everyday objects in my home and studio. Since I have a hard time being tied down to a singular medium, you’ll find my work includes drawings, prints and paintings. This particular exhibit is mainly focused on my plein air work with a few studio paintings thrown in.
Painting on location allows me to focus on the here and now, the challenge of capturing the light, free from the news and constant barrage of social media. While I occasionally travel to paint, recently my plein air work has been more local and as close as my own yard. On the days that I choose to paint in the studio, my subject changes to everyday objects that I have collected. Either landscapes or collected objects, I see my work as a kind of documentation. Many of the buildings I painted this last year have been deserted, condemned to revert back to nature or scheduled for demolition. Even everyday objects are a documentation of sorts, some I have picked up at various estate sales, discarded or objects that have been passed down from relatives.
– Melinda McIntosh
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Past Virtual Exhibits
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Become an Art Exhibitor
The Springer Cultural Center offers local and regional artists a professional venue to display their work. Springer hosts six professional art exhibits each year. These art shows are determined by review of applications. Proposals are accepted for solo or collaborative group exhibitions on an ongoing basis.
Artists are responsible for having artwork ready to hang, and for any shipping expenses/insurance while artwork is being transported to or from the Springer Cultural Center and throughout the exhibition. Artists have the opportunity to give a brief talk about their work at a reception provided by the Park District. Please see below for the Professional Art Exhibit Application.
Springer also hosts two amateur art exhibits each year: Town & Country Amateur Art Show and State, Town, & Country Amateur Art Show. Amateur artists can submit entries for the Town & Country Amateur Art Show held in our Winter/Spring season. Winning and other high quality of work entries of the Town & Country Amateur Art Show qualify for the State, Town, & Country Amateur Art Show.
Professional Art Exhibit Application
If you are an artist that would like to be considered, watch the video for information and please fill out the form below.
Exhibitors receive marketing support from Champaign Park District in the form of:
- Exhibit poster design/print/distribution
- TV graphic promoting exhibit in all Park District facilities
- Exhibit listing on Park District website events calendar
- Social media mentions
Artist Exhibition Application