University Art Gallery

Exhibition Proposals


Currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2022-2023 school year.  

The Western Illinois University Art Gallery, located in Macomb, Illinois, presents a schedule of changing exhibitions throughout the academic year to introduce WIU students, faculty and staff, as well as the western Illinois region, to a variety of art forms in a wide range of mediums.  

We encourage visual artists to submit exhibition proposals for solo, two-person, and group exhibitions.  

The University Art Gallery will provide accepted artists with a reasonable stipend to assist with travel, mileage reimbursement or shipping expenses, depending on needs and circumstances. In addition, the Department of Art may offer an honorarium to select artists to help cover expenses associated with a Visiting Artist workshop on campus.  

Your exhibition proposal must include:

  • CV
  • Artist statement
  • Description of proposed exhibition
  • 15-20 images labeled with title, size, date, and medium

Please submit these materials as a single PDF file (no larger than 20 MB) to:  



Contact Tyler Hennings,  
Director, Western Illinois University Art Gallery  
Phone: (309) 298-1587 or Email:

Gallery Specification


Gallery Level 1  

Gallery Level 2