06/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rod Blagojevich Portrait Contest: Springfield May Not Want It, But Chicago Magazine Does

Recently, the Illinois House voted to ban the use of public money to pay for portraits of any impeached governors of the state, an exclusive club that includes only Rod Blagojevich. Unless things change--or someone comes forward to pony up for the painting--the spot between George Ryan and Pat Quinn in the Hall of Governors gallery in the state capitol will remain forever blank.

But that doesn't mean the image of ex-Governor Blagojevich shouldn't be enshrined.

Chicago magazine is calling for artists and others to create a portrait of the disgraced chief executive. The medium can be a drawing, a painting, a photo--whatever captures his spirit.

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