Real People: Applications Open for 2019 Exhibit at Old Courthouse Art Center

Real People, a national juried fine art exhibition that celebrates the arts through faces and figures. Real People is open to all artists and media; submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. 

Application Deadline: July 7

Show runs August 21 – September 28

Real People made its debut in 2000 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. 

The exhibit is open to all artists and media.  Works previously shown at the Old Courthouse Arts Center are not eligible for entry.

Joyce Polance will be the 2019 judge. The artist is primarily known for her figurative oil paintings – both expressionistic portraits and large, painterly groups of nude women which explore emotion and relationships. Polance has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including six Chicago CAAP grants, a George Sugarman Foundation grant, two Judith Dawn Memorial grants, and a Cliff Dwellers Artist in Residence award. For more information visit

Artists applications available at From the main page, click on the link ‘View All Calls’ and search for ‘Real People’. Click on ‘View more Info’ to see a copy of this prospectus, or click on ‘Apply to this Call’ to apply to the show. Alternately, you can click here to be taken directly to the page.