The 2017 Illinois River Salon 

The Illinois River Salon is a juried event featuring artwork celebrating the beautiful Illinois River Watershed of Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.. This event is made possible by a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation and supports art and nature in the Illinois River Watershed. 2017 marks the 5th year of the Salon. 

The jury process for inclusion into the 2017 collection will be conducted by the founding members of Heart of America Artists Association, Todd A. Williams and John P. Lasater IV. The 2017 Judge of Awards will be Jeff Legg, a well known regional artist who is recognized as a Master Signature member by the Oil Painters of America. . 

Over $7,000 will be awarded to winning artists for merit. 

The Illinois River Watershed encompasses Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. We’ve assembled a Google map for many locations throughout the Illinois River Watershed to inspire your work.  Go to this LINK. 

2017 Artists' Schedule of Events 

September 27: Entry deadline. Entry propsectus can be found here

October 2: Notification of selected artwork

October 25 to 27: Selected artwork must arrive or be hand delivered between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to the Fayetteville Underground Gallery, 101 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

November 2 to 26: All selected works will be displayed and for sale at Fayetteville Underground.

November 16: Illinois River Salon and awards reception at Fayetteville Underground. 

November 29 to December 1: Unsold works bmay be picked up between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm or will be shipped back to the artists. 


Past Illinois River Salon Catalogs

2016 Illinois River Salon Art Exhibition

2015 Illinois River Salon Art Exhibition

2014 Illinois River Salon Art Exhibition

2013 Illinois River Salon Art Exhibition