On My Own Time Exhibit Program Seeks Participation

The Springfield Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the return of the On My Own Time program in 2019.  This biennial visual arts program gives employees of participating organizations, businesses, government agencies, and medical and educational institutions an opportunity to showcase their creativity and accomplishments through artwork completed outside working hours.

Eligible artwork includes paintings and drawings, fiber and needlework, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, metal, wood, and paper.

The deadline for organizations to commit to participate is May 15.  Each participating organization hosts an In-house Exhibit; those begin on September 9.  Judging occurs from October 14 to 25.

Based on a city-wide standard, the artwork from each participating organization will be judged by a panel of specialists and awarded a First, Second, or Third Place.  First Place-winning artwork is displayed in the City-wide Exhibit to be held November 6-23, 2019, at the Springfield Art Association (700 North Fourth Street).

Arts Council volunteers Rod and Rosemary Buffington are coordinating the 2019 On My Own Time program.  For further information about participating in this program, please call or email the Springfield Area Arts Council at 217-753-3519 or director@springfieldartsco.org.