john chehak

contemporary acrylic artist

2016 Event Schedule - Juried Art Shows - John Chehak

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May 28-29  The award-winning, highly regarded show features the work of 100 juried artists in various mediums including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood, and glass, which are exhibited and available for sale during the event.


Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Charles, along the Fox River, approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, there are many fine restaurants and shops, as well as numerous parks, theaters and activities.

6/18-19  Wheaton, IL. Cantigny Park is pleased to announce Art in Bloom, an outdoor arts festival. More than 80 juried artists will showcase their work amidst Cantignys beautiful gardens, grounds and museums.


Art in Bloom 2016 promises even more excitement than our past art festivals, which are always among the parks most popular events. Two-day attendance should be about 10,000 if the weather is favorable. This event is located on grass under large trees. Ample parking is another valuable asset!

6/25-26  For three decades, Fountain Square Art Festival has won acclaim as one of the most prestigious art festivals in the Midwest. With more than 250 artists, it's the largest and oldest juried fine arts fair on Chicago's North Shore.


The festival is located on six city blocks in downtown Evanston with the fest's eponymous "Fountain Square" sculpture garden serving as its focal point. This urban setting creates the perfect ambiance and embodies the word "sophistication" with an audience of more than 50,000 discerning, upscale art aficionados and collectors.

7/16-17 Currently in its 9th year, Art in the Park is sure to please artists and patrons alike.  Join us as we celebrate two days of fabulous art, music and food in Northbrook, Illinois,  on Chicago's prestigious north shore.


This is a juried fine art festival and has become a community highlight.  Along with fine artists from across the U.S., we  have artist friendly music, hands on kids art and food.  Only 70 artists selected to participate.



7/23-24  Express your originality with the artwork you discover at Geneva’s nationally-acclaimed outdoor gallery of juried art. More than 140 artists will show their work – from drawing, painting and sculpture to ceramics, glass, textiles and jewelry. All art is available for sale. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. We hope to see you.

8/5-8/7  Now in its 53rd year, the award-winning Uptown Art Fair invites you to join us August 5 – 7, 2016 in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, MN. 3-day show.


The event footprint is located at the intersection of Lake and Hennepin, the center of a lively, upbeat business district and is the busiest intersection in the State of Minnesota. Over $2.1 million of art is sold during the festival with some artists sharing that the Uptown Art Fair is the most successful show of the season, and in some cases, of their career. Approximately 350 artists will be invited to exhibit this year.

8/20-21 The Oconomowoc Festival of The Arts takes place on the beautiful shores of Fowler Lake in the charming Fowler Park in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. This show is considered one of the best outdoor juried art fairs in the Midwest.  Situated roughly halfway between Milwaukee and Madison, the festival sees patrons from as far away as both large cities. 135 artists.


9/24-25 The Peoria Fine Art Fair is ranked among the best in the country with a #32 Fine Art rating in the “Top 50” list by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook and #69 in "The 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows" by Sunshine Artist.


Add to the mix the exceptional help of 400 volunteers, dedicated patrons, extremely loyal sponsors, and the support of the Peoria Park District and The Peoria Art Guild and Peoria is the place you want to be the last weekend in September. •Ranked nationwide in the Top 50/100 Fairs by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair Sourcebook for 2016: #32 in Fine Art and #94 in Fine Craft

•Rated #69 in the Top 100 Best Fine Art Fairs by Sunshine Artist Magazine 2015

•Placed in Top 6 Favorite Smaller Art Fairs and in the Top 50 Nationally by Art Fair Calendar 2016


One hundred of the country’s finest artisans will be presenting their artworks to an upscale buying public of approximately 200,000.  Your customers may enjoy a glass or two of fine wines while leisurely shopping along the boardwalk and walkways of The Art Market.


This juried fresh fine art show is set on the beautiful 3.5 acre Jordan Creek Town Center Lake District in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Located within the most vibrant, affluent and fastest growing area of the Des Moines Metro region and within easy access to and from Interstates 80 and 35

Great show, nice people and very helpful.  Sales were excellent and I would return to this event next year.  Fun town.

New for me this year. Beautiful setting, wonderful 2 day fine art fair.  Lots of buyers for my original art.  Can't wait to go back next year.

Downtown Evanston is one of my favorite places and art show. Lots of artists and plenty of buyers.  I had record sales.

Another new show this year and one of my most successful as far as sales.  Looking forward to next year.

Just down the road from St. Charles, this show is very classy in a beautiful setting.  Well run, lots of sales, and very hot summer days.  I love this show.

This was my first experience at the big Minneapolis show in Uptown.  It was incredible.  My sales were through the roof.  I must have sold at least one-half of my inventory.  Would go back any time.

First time at this Wisconsin festival.  Saturday was rainy but I set record one-day sales on Sunday.  Turned out to be a very good show for me.

This is a terrific show and I hope to return in 2017.  People were great and so were sales.

Very nice venue but too close to mall.  First time event had trouble with marketing, parking, loading...just about everything.  I made a little money but many others did not and it will be tough to get people to return. Sorry.