ART for M2 Lobby

40 North
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:00am

ART for M2 Lobby

Juried Call for Entry

M2 is thrilled to announce the next call for artwork proposals for the M2 lobby! They are looking to once again showcase the work of a local artist on the large wall in the main lobby (301 N. Neil Street, Downtown Champaign). The selected artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the artwork will be featured in the lobby for a period of 3 years. Artists are asked to submit a proposal of artwork that would be completed by August 22, 2019. The installed artwork would be a featured at the final Friday Night Live of the summer! 


  • You must be an artist living or working in Champaign County
  • All mediums excluding anything requiring electricity
  • Artists must submit up to 10 images of related work and/or preliminary drawings, diagrams, photographs, or models of final concept to be considered along with a separate image list. Images must be submitted as jpegs not to exceed 2MB each
  • Artists also must include a 1-page written description of proposed artwork including all relevant details as well as a brief statement of interest
  • No submission fee required
  • Artwork must be:

            - minimum: 60 inches wide x  80 inches high

            - maximum: 100 inches wide x 112 inches high x 18 inches deep

  • Selected artwork must be ready to hang
  • Selected artwork must be ready to install on August 22, 2019
  • Artwork can be one individual piece or made up of multiple panels that are part of one cohesive piece and fit within the size requirements
  • Building owners and/or management are not liable for any damage to selected art.  Selected artist retains ownership and rights to the artwork but are expected to honor 3 year display duration.
  • A contract will be signed by both parties

**Deadline to submit proposal of work is 11:59pm on July 28, 2019. Late work will not be considered. We will contact the selected artist on August 1, 2019 with further instructions.

The lobby is currently open from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday for artists who would like to view the specific wall site and surrounding area.

Please provide written proposals in PDF format. For images to be emailed (labeled as LastName_FirstInitial_001) please include an image list file with relevant information for each image such as title, medium, dimensions (including depth if 3D, date, etc.) 

Please email all submission materials and any inquiries to Kelly White at

Contact Name: 
Kelly White
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: