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Artwork pick-up (after Spoken Word Closing) or 3/28 - 4-6pm or 3/30 - 10am-12pm

ARTISTS & AUTHORS ~ All abilities welcome & encouraged    

We want you! Join us in this celebration of art dedicated to inclusion by dismantling patriarchy and misogyny.


~ Remember, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship if you submit work (visual artwork, writings, performance, music, etc.)


A little background: Broad Ideas is community arts show committed to inclusion by dismantling patriarchy and misogyny through the telling of our stories.  Every March at the Galena Center for the Arts it continues to be a space for people to tell their stories through visual art, the written word, music, and performance.  Broad Ideas purposely includes a wide range of ideas, artists, abilities, and events.  Simply put, this show is for anyone that supports inclusion, equity, and the arts.  The celebration continues in 2024 and we hope you will be a part of it. 

While inclusive feminism is always our overarching theme, this year’s prompt if in need of inspiration is "Creating CommUNITY."

2024 Submission Process:   

Artwork Info:

  • Artwork submissions are limited to 2 pieces.

  • Spoken Word pieces that are printed out for display are considered artwork and should adhere to all artwork submission guidelines. 

  • All artwork submissions need to be display ready upon drop off. 

    • Specifically, 2D work needs to have a wire across the back (or teeth) so it can be hung easily from a nail on the wall. 

  • If you have an oversized piece or work, please contact us prior to February 1, 2024, to ensure we can accept your work. 

  • There is no cost to submit work. 

  • All abilities are encouraged to submit artwork. 

  • The story of your artwork is REQUIRED and will be displayed next to your piece.  Details about "stories" and how to submit further below. 

  • The Planning Committee reserves the right to refuse any submission. 

  • If you would like to submit work anonymously, please email us and we will work with you to do what we can to make this happen. 


Artwork Drop Off

Galena Center for the Arts

971 Gear St, Galena IL 61036 

Friday, February 23, 2024: 4pm-6pm
Saturday, February 24, 2024: 10am-12pm

If you are mailing work in, it MUST arrive by 2/24/24 in order to be included in the show.  Please print out this release and send with your work.  Also, make sure to include return postage.  If your piece is for sale and sells, the return postage is considered a donation to Broad Ideas.  

Artwork Pick-Up - March 28 from 4-6pm or March 30 from 10am -12pm. 

Artists that attend the Spoken Word Closing can also pick up their artwork following that event.


Spoken Word Info:

  • Limit 2 pieces

  • Submissions need to be 3 minutes or less in total length.

  • Writings must be submitted via email by February 25, 2024.

  • Email submissions to Cathie Elsbree at

  • The Planning Committee reserves the right to refuse any submission. 

  • There is no cost to submit work or perform.

  • Spoken Word performance event date TBD.

  • If you would like to submit work anonymously, please email us and we will work with you to do what we can to make this happen. 



Additional event info and more details coming in early 2024.  Check our website and social media often. 

If you have any questions, please email us at



Our 2024 show has come to a close. 
See you in 2025!

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We want your Stories!

Your “story” is a very important part
of what makes Broad Ideas so special.  
Please share
 a brief explanation (story)
of your artwork, this will be displayed
alongside it.  Submit below. 
Stories can also be submitted at artwork
drop-off and a Broad will be on hand to assist as needed if you are unable to submit via the website.   

Stories are required for all visual art pieces and must be submitted by 2/24/24.   


Artwork Story Submission 

Thanks for submitting your story! Someone will follow up with you to confirm we have recieved your story within 48 hours!

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other ways to get involved

Have another expertise you are interested in donating? We could always use more volunteers!  Email: 
Want to donate funds in support? We really need that too!  Click the Donate Now button below
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