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“No Place to Show” exhibition replaces fair cut

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The professional artist exhibition “No Place to Show” will be on view through August 6 at the Springfield Art Association’s MG Nelson Family Gallery.

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The professional artist exhibition “No Place to Show” will be on view through August 6 at the Springfield Art Association’s MG Nelson Family Gallery.

The exhibit is the association’s response to the Illinois State Fair’s decision to remove the fair’s professional artist exhibit from the annual event, according to executive director Betsy Dollar. The fair’s children’s art and amateur art exhibits are scheduled to run as usual, but there was no clear explanation for the decision to scrap the professional category, Dollar said.


“No Place to Show” features 66 works by Illinois artists, selected from 296 statewide submissions, judged by Robert Sill, director of collections and research at the Illinois State Museum.

The gallery is at 700 N. Fourth St. in Springfield. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free entry.