Call for Entries

Fifth Annual DrawBack Fundraising Exhibition

This year, we’ll be exhibiting and selling artwork at the stunning historical GAR Memorial Hall.

Exhibition Guidelines: No entry fee! Work is due (not postmarked) on November 30, 2015. Drawings do not have to be matted or framed! Size should be no larger than 16”x20”. Please send no more than three works. Backspace allows for a broad interpretation of “drawing”, but please no charcoal or pastel. Sign and print your name on the back of the drawing, and indicate the top. Mail to: DrawBack, Attn: Heather Brammeier, 1111 W. Stratford Dr., Peoria, IL 61614.

The event will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. This year, DrawBack will be held at the historical GAR Memorial Hall, 416 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria, IL. Each drawing will be sold for $25, with all proceeds donated to Backspace Collective. All unsold work remains the property of Backspace, continuing your donation.

Call for New Members

Backspace is currently accepting membership applications. Please e-mail up to five images or website, CV, and a cover letter to wearebackspace@gmail.com.  Cover letter should include your availability to assist with organizing and installing exhibitions, monthly meetings, committee work, as well as any other contributions you can make to the organization.  We currently give preference to Peoria-area artists.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals only for alternative spaces or situations in Peoria.  As a collective without an exhibition space, we are willing to work with existing arts organizations in Peoria, but encourage artists to consider pop-up shows or events that Backspace can facilitate.

If you are knowledgeable about the Peoria art scene and have an innovative proposal, please send the following to wearebackspace@gmail.com:

– a one-page proposal specifying scope of project
– at least 5 samples of each participating artist’s work or artist’s website
– cv for each participating artist
– artist statement

If you have submitted a proposal and have not heard back from us, we are keeping your materials on file for further consideration.