Frequently Asked Questions about Women's Works

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  1. When the applications are open, a link to the full prospectus will be posted here. Always read the whole prospectus before applying to shows.
  2. Go to CaFÉ (callforentry.org) and register, so you can apply to the show.
  3. Find the call for Women's Works on the CaFÉ web site. It is presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council.
  4. Follow CaFÉ's on-line instructions to apply.
  5. Pay you entry fee. Either pay on-line through CaFÉ or mail your check for payment in full (instructions are below).
  6. Please note: The deadline for all complete entries with received payments will be posted when the call is open. No entry will be considered if the payment is not received on-time. Late entries are not accepted - no exceptions. NAAC is not responsible for late entries/payments.
  • We accept on-line payments (the easiest) through CaFÉ
  • We also accept checks sent by mail. All checks must be made out to NAAC. Checks are not accepted if they are made out to the Gallery, the Show's name (i.e. Women's Works), or any other designation. They must be made out to NAAC. All Checks must be received by the deadline. NAAC is not responsible for checks that arrive late.
  • All Checks must be mailed to:
    Old Court House Arts Center
    ATTN: Women's Works
    101 N. Johnson St.
    Woodstock, IL 60098
The deadline for entries will be in the prospectus, posted here and at CaFÉ. After the call is closed, the jurors will deliberate and choose the artwork for the show. This process usually takes approximately two weeks. Once the jurying is completed, all artists who applied will be notified whether or not their artwork has been accepted.
Notifications are sent to all artists who apply to a call. This is done through CaFÉ. Please check your account for the messages from NAAC. The notification date will be posted once the show call is open. It generally takes a couple weeks for the jury to deliberate after the closing deadline.
Your accepted artwork must be prepared for "hanging" and either dropped off at the gallery or shipped to the gallery. Because this is a juried show, you must send the artwork that was accepted by the jury. No Substitutions! Be sure your name (the name you entered in CaFÉ) and the title of the piece is printed somewhere on your piece (artwork signatures are not always easily read). One easy way to do this is to attach a business card or piece of paper with your name, add the title, preferably typed or printed, to the back or bottom of your piece.
This means artwork that hangs on the wall must have an appropriate wire hanger, heavy enough to hold the weight of the piece. We do not accept artwork with cardboard, or sawtooth hangers.
Unacceptable Hangers
Hangers should be stronger; eyelets and wire are a good choice.
Acceptable Hangers
Likewise, 3-D works that stand alone, must be steady enough to stand on their own or have an appropriate stand provided with the piece. If you have special hanging/standing specifications, you will need to provide them with the piece at drop-off, or in the shipping package with the artwork.
You can drop off your accepted artwork during Gallery Hours only. Please note: if you do plan to drop off your work, the gallery has several steps that must be climbed. As this picture shows, there is no elevator or special apparatus for hauling things up the stairs. The gallery does not have anyone who can assist with this. If you need help carrying the artwork up to the gallery, please be sure to bring help with you. If you have further questions about drop-off, please see our Contact Page.

Court House Entryway

Full shipping instructions are sent to all accepted artists via an e-mail through CaFÉ. Or you can download the Drop-Off/Shipping Instructions PDF file.
It will take the gallery approximately three weeks to pack up the unsold artwork for return shipping. If you are picking up your work in person, you will need to check in with the staff and they will help you.
You can pick up your accepted artwork during Gallery Hours only.
As this picture shows, there is no elevator or special apparatus for hauling things up the stairs. The gallery does not have anyone who can assist with this. If you need help carrying the artwork up to the gallery, please be sure to bring help with you. If you have further questions about drop-off, please see our Contact Page.

Court House Entryway

You can also download the Pick-up/Return Shipping Instructions PDF file which explains what is needed for the art to be returned.
All applications are processed at CaFÉ - no exception. Their web site has extensive information on how to apply.

Complete instructions for drop-off, shipping, pick-up, return shipping, etc. are sent to accepted artists after the jury process is completed. If you did not receive the message, please click on the appropriate link to download further instructions: If you cannot find the answer to your question here or on the CaFÉ web site, please contact us by going to our Contact page.