Art Exhibit Prospectus

Ceramics, Collage, Fiber Art, Garments, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Needlework, Paintings, Photography, Quilts, Sculpture, Tapestries


May 7th through June 4th
26 E. Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559
Wednesday through Saturday (11:00AM to 6:00PM)

In an effort to support up and coming new artists, Crossed Connections, is open to all artists and designers creating original work. Only work of your own design and individual effort are eligible. All items must be finished. Entries are open to each artist's interpretation of the theme, "Crossed Connnections" .


• Only original artwork will be accepted: You may not submit artwork created in a TLD DESIGN CENTER class, workshop, or based on the photography of another person, artist, instructor, or publication.

• Artwork must have been created within the last two years and not displayed previously at TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY.

• Entry fee is: $5.00 per entry up to 5 pieces of artwork (max fee is $25). Entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into exhibit. Entry fee is not refundable.

• Submit one, high resolution digital image of each entry (Format requirement: .jpg or .png, RGB, 72 - 300 dpi, files no larger than 2MB).

• Use the format below to rename and save your image/photo files prior to uploading:

Last Name-First Initial-Title of Artwork-Entry Number.jpg
Last Name-First Initial-Title of Artwork-Entry Number.png

• Include a brief Artist Statement (No more than 100-150 words).

• Submissions are considered complete when application form, digital images, and entry fees have been submitted and paid.

• All submitted entries will be juried by: Tammy L Deck, Award-Winning Fiber and Mixed Media Artist, Educator, Entrepreneur and Owner of TLD Design Center & Gallery, Westmont, IL and TLD Design Center & JAD Gallery, Berwyn, IL.

• TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY will notify all artists of entry acceptance status via email address provided on application form.


A "Best of Show" and a "Viewer's Choice" award will be selected from the artwork exhibited.

Sales are encouraged to further the efforts of artists/designers. Entrants shall price their own work and these prices should be representative of established market value. The prices, as stated on the application, may not be changed during the entire run of the exhibit. Only one "Not for Sale" entry is allowed per person. Only those items approved by the juror will be exhibited.

TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY retains a 30% commission of the retail price when the item is sold. Artist’s “Retail Price" must include this commission.


By submitting your entry, you agree that TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY may freely use your submitted digital image of accepted artwork to publicize and promote the Crossed Connections exhibit. Additionally, TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY reserves the right to photograph any or all entries accepted for the Crossed Connections exhibit, regardless of copyright, to be used for purposes of promoting the artists and marketing the gallery and this exhibit; This includes, but is not limited to, video, social media posts, email, or distribution of printed marketing materials.


Delivery: April 9th through 23rd
All “Approved Artwork” must be delivered during business hours (free of freight charges) to:
26 E. Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559

Business Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday (11:00AM to 6:00PM)

Pick-Up*: June 8th through 18th
All unsold items will be available for artist pick-up and must be made during regular business hours above.
*In the event artwork is left unclaimed at the end of this time: It is the full responsibility of the artist to contact TLD DESIGN CENTER AND GALLERY personnel and make all arrangments to ship by UPS or USPS. Any return shipping, deemed appropriate, must be paid for in advance. Instructions, insurance, and prepaid shipping label must be provided to TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY by the artist. Failure to remove art work may cause it to incur Storage fees or declaration of abandonment.


TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY personnel will exercise all reasonable care with accepted entries, but it is clearly understood by the artist/designer that we assume no responsibility and shall not be held liable for any loss or damages caused or occurring while work is in exhibition, storage or during shipping. Artists who wish additional protection should procure insurance independently.


Artist Entry Submission: Feb 7th through April 1st
Acceptance Letter Sent Out: April 3rd - April 8th
Accepted Artwork Drop Off: April 9th through April 23rd
Artist Opening Reception: May 6th(6:00PM-9:00PM)
Public Exhibit Opens: May 7th
Mother's Day Open Viewing: May 8th (Noon to 4pm)
Exhibit Closes:June 4th
Artwork Pick Up: June 8th through 18th

Your entry submission to the Crossed Connections Exhibit constitutes your agreement to all conditions stated in this prospectus.