Boneyard 2019: Call for Artists

Artist’s Alley, a secure gallery at the McKinley Foundation, 809 S. 5th on the UI campus, welcomes visual artists to display their work during the Boneyard Arts Festival this April.

The art should be a contemporary piece that relates to the gallery’s current social justice theme.

“Engage 4 Freedom” is a year-long rotating exhibit featuring works inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. This exhibit is inspired by our partnership with the For Freedoms Federation which uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century and to inject the anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks.

Applications must be submitted by March 15 and are available here on our website. Artwork must be ready to hang and delivered on March 28 or 29. For more information, contact Paula Hancock at 217-344-0297 or