Living Proof Exhibit presents an annual exhibition celebrating the creative spirit of cancer survivors. This year we are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be displayed in the Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Gallery at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, from August 16 to September 30, 2021. 



Open to all cancer survivors and patients within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities. 



June 1, 2021 ....................................................... Entries due

June 28, 2021...................................................... Notification of acceptance

August 7 and 8, 2021.................. Delivery of artwork to the University of Dubuque

August 16 – September 30, 2021.................... Exhibition

October 2 and 3, 2021.....................  Pick up artwork at the University of Dubuque



Artwork for Living Proof Exhibit will be selected by a panel of jurors. The jurors will consider each piece based upon original concept, materials, technique, and impact. 


Submitted artwork must have never been previously exhibited with Living Proof Exhibit.



For consideration in Living Proof Exhibit 2020, please submit the following:


Completed application form

​A maximum of five works will be considered. Please submit:

  • E-mail: Artwork and application shall be submitted as attached files and emailed to livingproofexhibit@gmail.com. Digital images of artwork to be considered should be PC-readable, .jpg format and approximately 200 dpi. Artwork files MUST be labeled with title. 

  • Mail: Jury fees only should be mailed to Living Proof Exhibit, Attention: Pamela,
    2814 47th Street, Moline, IL 61265.


Include the following items with your submission:

  • Digital format is required. 

  • Image list with title, medium, date, dimensions of framed 2D art and H/W/D measurements of 3D pieces, and price (if for sale).

  • Non-refundable check for $25.00 (for the jury fee) payable to Living Proof Exhibit.

  • Current artist statement with a maximum length of 150 words. Please be aware that space is limited and your statement may be edited to fit on the label that will be placed by your art on the gallery wall. This statement should include information about your cancer journey and how your journey affected your art and/or how your art affected your cancer journey. If you have a web presence, please consider putting your website on your paperwork. 

The phone number for Living Proof Exhibit is 309.236.1360.




All artwork must be ready for hanging or installation. If a work requires special installation equipment or instructions, the artist is responsible for providing these items at the time of delivery. Please use Plexiglass if possible and attach appropriate hanging hardware. Wall artworks must weigh less than 50 pounds. Three-dimensional artworks may be displayed on the floor or on a pedestal (pedestals will be provided by the University of Dubuque). Artworks may not be suspended from the ceiling. The University of Dubuque reserves the right not to install any piece deemed not fit for exhibition due to their concern about the safety of the piece. Living Proof Exhibit will be happy to work with you to ensure that your piece is structurally sound and ready for exhibition at the University of Dubuque. 



Neither Living Proof Exhibit nor the University of Dubuque provide insurance for lost or damaged artwork. 



Delivery of artwork selected for the exhibit is the artist’s responsibility. Artwork must be dropped off between 12 p.m.  and 2 p.m. on August 7 or between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on August 8 in the lobby of the Heritage Center. 



Pickup of artwork selected for the exhibit is the artist’s responsibility. Artwork must be picked up between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on October 2 or between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on October 3 in the lobby of the Heritage Center.