Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

The Contemporary Print 2016 deadline Nov. 1

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PrintAustin invites you to enter our 3rd annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2016. 

The Contemporary Print exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.

Entry deadline is Nov. 1, 2015.




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ART7 2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists – deadline extended


2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists

Deadline: now October 12th, 2015

ART7 Crockett Community Gallery is excited to announce it is accepting artist submissions for the 2016 exhibition year! 
ART7 welcomes submissions from artists in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas.  Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media qualify for entry. Only original artwork 48 x 48 inches and under will be accepted. Works from a pool of accepted artists will be featured in five group exhibitions throughout 2016, each lasting eight weeks. Every accepted artist is guaranteed at least one work in one show. Guest Juror is celebrated artist Nancy Lamb. Each exhibition will have a “Best In Show” Award.

Located in Fort Worth’s flourishing West 7th development, this inviting community art space is located among upscale retail shops with high pedestrian traffic in the city’s celebrated Cultural District. The gallery space is donated by West 7th for use by the Arts Council and is managed by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Questions? Problems with your submission?
Ariel Davis
Gallery Manager
ART7 Sponsors
Arts Council of Fort Worth
Vestar West 7th
Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers
Reception Catered by Terra Mediterranean Grill
Beverages Provided by Times Ten Cellars


Art7 Crockett Community Gallery Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4 – 8 PM;  Saturday 1 – 8 PM.

Free parking available in West 7th Garages with validation from ART7.

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Watercolor Art Society – Houston call for entries


The Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WASH) 39th Annual International Watercolor Exhibition.


Online Call for Entry Submission at – Click HERE

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016

Exhibition & Workshop: March 7, 2016 – March 31, 2016

Awards: $8,000

Contact WAS-H for details at

For assistance with your entry:

CaFE Help page HERE
How to Apply HERE
Media Preparation Tips HERE
Technical support team contact HERE

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Dutch Art Gallery Annual Fall Show call for entries


ART CALL FOR ENTRY – The Dutch Art Gallery announces an art call for the annual juried art competition, “Impressions of the Past, Present and Future”. The Gallery urges Artists to submit their best art impression for inclusion into the Gallery’s November 7, 2015 8th Annual Art Exhibition.  Create a new way of seeing the world from your viewpoint. The thought behind this theme is that everything old was once new. Likewise, all that we see as current is connected to what has come before it. So, take an old theme or style and do something modern with it. Or vice verse. However you interpret this, we are excited to see what you come up with.

Art Leagues, Local, Regional and National Memberships should forward the invitation to members to submit an original entry in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.

ARTISTS: Please enter a maximum of three (3) art entries into this juried art show competition. Winners will receive recognition to our Gallery database, e-marketing, social media, event and press release announcements. Cash prizes for the top 3 winners will be announced at the Awards and Opening Reception on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Cash Prize for 3rd place will be $250, 2nd Place $500 and 1st Place $1000. People’s Choice Award receives a gift certificate.

Entry Fees. Nonrefundable Entry Fee is $55.00USD via Paypal to or make check payable to Dutch Art Gallery paid by Midnight, Friday, October 2, 2015. (At the bottom of the registration page there are two button. One to pay for your art entry fee and the art entry registration button.)

To enter please submit an art entry in the form below by Midnight, Friday, October 2, 2015 for consideration to participate in the juried art show and exhibition. Please review the requirements on the Registration page.

Click Here To Register & Review Requirements


Pam and Hans MassarAbout Us

Celebrating 49 years in quality service of custom framing and showing fine art. We conduct monthly events, two annual juried art shows with artists from local and national member organizations. It is our intention to showcase incredible talent and display the exceptional abilities of worldwide artists.Owners, Hans and Pam Massar, are passionate about presenting art as well as quality custom framing. From maintaining the feeling of a family-owned business while presenting sophistication with the finest art galleries.We are conveniently located in Lake Highlands at10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. View our 7,000 square foot showroom, featuring an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Our mailing address is:

Dutch Art Gallery

10233 E. Northwest Hwy

Dallas, TX 75238

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“Celebrating Our Veterans” Call for Artists

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fallen-heros-butterflies DRTime is running out to get your entry submitted for “Celebrating Our Veterans.” The City of Keller Public Arts Program honors our Veterans and or their spouses, and current military personnel by exhibiting their artistic creations. All genres of art are accepted. No fee is required. The only requirement is you must live in the State of Texas.

A special “Evening with the Artists” reception will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7-9 pm where all can meet, converse and share refreshments along with the art. We want our Servicemen and Women from all branches of the military to know how much we appreciate their service. For more information and an entry form, go to, contact or call (817) 743-4000.  Deadline for entry is October 1, 2015.


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SWA Fall Membership Exhibit entries due Oct. 10


The Society of Watercolor Artists sponsors a Fall exhibit every year for its members.

It’s an opportunity to earn prestigious Signature Status, which is awarded after having work accepted and exhibited in five (5) juried SWA Exhibits.

For more information & the prospectus see!members-exhibit/c1lqq.

October 10th is the Deadline to Enter!

The upcoming Juried Membership Exhibition runs November 6-28,2015 at the Fort Worth Community Art Center…Awards of $2000.

Artists can join SWA now to participate in the Membership Exhibition, but they should be aware that a new membership this late in the year is only going to permit eligibility to this show. Our calendar year is January to December. We begin taking our dues for 2016 in October. This show is for those members who joined for 2015.

Calendar for 2015 Membership Exhibition:

  • October 10: Deadline – Enter exhibition online through CaFE’ at Our passcode is 4444
  • October 17: NOTIFICATION DATE (will be emailed to entrants)
  • November 2: HAND DELIVERED WORK DUE – Time to be announced (TBA)
  • November 6, Friday: RECEPTION – time – TBA
  • November 28: Pickup Artwork – time – TBA

Delivery, Reception and Pickup: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Phone: 817-738-1938 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sundays CLOSED

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Weatherproof, 21st Annual Membership Show & Aurora 2015 @ The MAC | Cedars


AURORA 2015 
On Saturday, October 17 from 3 p.m. to Midnight, The MAC will host its 21st Annual Membership Show, Weatherproof. This inaugural exhibition at The MAC’s new home in the Cedars calls on members to create artworks to be displayed in an outdoor space. This event will collaborate for the first time with Aurora, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center. Aurora founders Shane Pennington and Joshua King will select a collection of works by Texas-based artists to be featured alongside those created by The MAC members, including installations by Angel Cabrales, Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, Letitia Huckaby, and Jeremy McKane. Together The MAC and Aurora will present a unique interactive exhibition and live music.
Weatherproof kicks off at 3:30 with a lecture by The MAC’s architect Dan Shipley. Dan will give insights into his own practice as well as his plans for the new compound in the Cedars. There will be live performances by Dallas’ own Jamal Mohamed Big Band with special guest Alia and Austin’s Warren Hood Band. Food trucks will dish out refreshments throughout the evening.
For the first time, an invitation to attend the Annual Membership Show will be limited to members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests. The Annual Membership Show is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC, celebrating emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. The MAC is pleased to collaborate with Aurora on this exhibition and to extend the footprint of the high-profile event. Weatherproof will be displayed Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Aurora is a large-scale, immersive public art event held every two years, featuring artworks using light, video, sound, and performance across 68-acres of The Dallas Arts District. Friday, October 16 will be its fourth edition, and will include works from more than 76 local and international artists.
Weatherproof Aurora 2015
@ The MAC | Cedars
Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m.Midnight
1601 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Parking located on Gano Street
Admission: MAC members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests; 1-year membership Artist $50; Student $30 (with valid ID). Members may bring two additional guests.

The MAC Mission
The MAC is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.
The MAC is open for special events and by appointment as we undergo renovations at our new location.

Theme: Weatherproof 
All persons with memberships valid through October 2015 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at A One (1) Year Artist / Student Membership is $30.
Member Artist Submissions & Requirements
Each artist can submit only one artwork but could also participate in one collaborative work. We strongly encourage free-standing artworks due to limited wall space.
Please note: there is no access to electrical outlets – artworks with electrical components cannot be accommodated.
×        Visual Art: wall-mounted art cannot exceed 2 pounds and 2 feet in any dimension and must be ready to install on date of delivery. Free-standing art cannot exceed 100 pounds and 5 feet in any dimension.
  • o    For free-standing artworks: if you are able to position the artwork yourself without the assistance of MAC staff there is no weight limit.
×        Performance Art / Literary Readings: Performance Art and Literary Readings will be presented during the opening reception.
×        Collaborative Works: Please contact The MAC to obtain the criteria for participation and guidelines for collaborative works.
Submission Criteria
Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. The MAC will not refund membership fees to those that have not complied with the submission guidelines.
  1. 1.      All works must be labeled with the following information:
–        Artists first and last name
–        Title, media and date of work
–        Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art
  1. 2.      Free standing artwork should not exceed 5′ in any dimension
  2. 3.      Free standing work should not exceed 100lbs
  3. 4.      Artwork to be hung on walls should not exceed 2′ in any dimension
  4. 5.      Artwork to be hung on walls should not exceed 5lbs
  5. 6.      Wall-mounted work must be ready to hang
–        Wall-mounted works will be hung using zipties.
–        Please ensure there are two screw eyes or some other means to suspend zipties
  1. 7.      Include a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page.
–        The caption sheet should include:
×        Title, Date, Dimensions, Medium
×        Brief captions or explanatory notes of work
×        Price if the work is for sale
Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are Saturday, October 10 from 11am – 5pm and Wednesday through Friday, October 13 – 16 from 11am to 3pm. All entries must be received no later than Friday, October 16 at 3:00pm. Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Out of town artists are welcomed to ship their artwork to The MAC before October 15. Please include paid return shipment or make alternative arrangements for the return of your artwork. If shipped deliver to PO Box 600272, Dallas, TX 75360
Notification and Return of Work
The MAC will provide a time and date after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected. The MAC requests that artists who sell their work as a result of the show to arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer. You are responsible for picking up or arranging pick up of your artwork after the membership show.
The dates and times that the MAC will be open for art pick-up are:
Saturday, October 24 through Monday, October 26 from 11am to 5 p.m. 
Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Due to limited storage space, if your artwork remains after October 27th the MAC is not liable for loss or damage to your work.
The MAC is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit or while on display at The MAC. The MAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2015 Membership Show on The MAC website and in any Membership Show advertising or collateral associated with the exhibition.
Submission of work to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.
The MAC | PO Box 600272 | Dallas, TX 75360-0272

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LGAA Fall Festival of Art deadline Sept. 21


Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Festival of Art Juried Show

October 16 – November 14, 2015

Reception & Awards – Saturday October 17th 6:30 pm
Deadline: Monday, September 21st, 2015 by midnight CST
$1000 Best of Show Award.
Over $3000 in merchandise and total prize money.

Show to be juried by artist Mike Lanier.
Click here to view prospectus with all details.

Chosen pieces will hang in the Shanley House Gallery just off the historic downtown square in Granbury and will be on display for both a “Last Saturday Gallery Night” and the “Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts” for maximum exposure.


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2015 FWCAC 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show entries due Nov. 16


Call for entries for the  2015 FWCAC 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show

The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2015 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 4-29, 2015.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back.  No entry form.

Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions.  All artwork is shown – no jury.  Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 16, 2015.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 30. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107.

For more information: or Phone: 817.298.3021



November 16, 2015: Postmark Deadline

December 4, 2015: Reception, 6 – 9PM

December 4 – 26, 2015: Exhibition

January 31, 2016: Checks & unsold works mailed

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – “Inspired” The Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show


Call for Artists for the Rockwall Art League’s 15th annual Fine Art Show and Sale.

Deadline for entry is midnight September 12, 2015.  Nonmembers may enter. Please visit for additional information and to download the prospectus and entry form.

Juror: Carol Mitchell

2015 Show Calendar of Events

  • October 1 from 4:00-6:00 PM Take- in for entries at the Rockwall Rotary Bldg., 408 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX
  • October 2-4  Show exhibit on display.  Judging will be the morning of October 2 before the show opens.
  • Friday, October 2: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 3:  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 4:     12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • October 3:  Reception and Awards Ceremony from 5:00-7:00 PM
  • October 4:  Must pick up artwork from 5-6:00 PM on Sunday Oct. 4 or 9-11:00 on Monday Oct. 5.


Best of Show $500.00

In each category:  1st Place: $200.00,  2nd Place: $100.00,  Honorable Mention: Ribbon


Rockwall Rotary Building, 408 South Goliad, Rockwall, TX 75087


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Trinity Arts Guild 2015 Fall Members Show


$1,700+ in prizes!

Call for entries: Bring to the Gallery between 9am

and 8pm Tuesday September 15, 2015
Sept. 16 – Oct. 20, 2015
Reception & Awards Monday, October 5, 2015 6:30 pm (prior to monthly meeting)
Open to all members of Trinity Arts Guild (TAG),  First 3 entries for TAG members is $35

Non-members may pay dues and entry fees to enter the show. Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021


Show Chairperson Katie Hopkins

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2016 VAST 125-Mile Exhibition deadline Nov. 18

Landscape, Spoon, House, Home        by Faith Jessup 2015 Best of Show

Landscape, Spoon, House, Home
by Faith Jessup
2015 Best of Show10th ANNUAL 125-MILE

January 15 – February 21, 2016 
Opening Reception January 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:30pm
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton
Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory
Denton, Texas 76202
This art exhibition is for all artists living within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX.
Deadline: November 18, 2015
Juror: Dr. John Marcucci
Fees: 3 images can be entered; $20/Students, $30/VAST Members, $35/Non-members
Awards: Best of Show $1,000; $3175 Total Awards
125-Mile Juror
Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.
Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.

Important Dates to Adhere to:

November 18, 2015
All Entry fees and Applications are due by US Mail. All digital images are emailed to
December 2, 2015
Notifications emailed to artists
January 5, 2016
Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Center at 10am-noon or 4pm-7pm
January 15, 2016
Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation at 6:30pm
February 21, 2016
Exhibition closes at 5pm
February 22, 2016
Return of work to Artists at 10:00am-noon or 4:00-7:00pm

Questions? Contact Angelia Ford, 125-Mile Chair, at 214-536-4635 or

For full details, check prospectus here.

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Photography Exhibition, City of DeSoto

Join us for the City of DeSoto’s
2015 juried photography exhibition.

Open to all photographers. 

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The exhibition will be featured in the

DeSoto City Hall “Atrium”
1-29 October.
9am – 5pm Mon-Fri
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

Click here for prospectus details:

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Ecology at thegallery8680 call for art


thegallery8680: will open its doors at 7pm Friday October 9th 2015 for Ecology

Ecology : how does our understanding of the natural world … how does contempory art challenge us to look at our world in new ways.

This letter is a call for artists to submit work for this show titled Identity this show is open for all medians and must be the artists original interpretation of Ecolgy our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an earnest desire to say something. We aim to facilitate the artist by promoting the exhibition and sale of art to the general public and the local art population, while hoping to create a hub for an emerging art community.

All artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration of this upcoming exhibit. all exhibits will be curated and not all work submitted will be exhibited; it is our preference to only exhibit original pieces.

To submit work:
Email images in 300dpi digital format; please keep files well organized and manageable. List the size, media and description of works. An artist statement is required with the submission. All submissions should be in jpg files. I do not accept cloud, web pages or drop box submissions.
Submission of 1>3 $12 > 3 $5 for each piece
To meet gallery requirements:
Ready-to-hang: with secure wiring. Secured wire that does not stretch: [eventually appearing above the work]. Hanging apparatus attached that supports the weight of the piece.
1“– 2” stretcher frames are acceptable; edges should be cleaned, painted or finished in some manner if not framed.
Saw hook hanging is not acceptable.
If artwork includes multiple pieces, submit a diagram for hanging [including desired dimensions for spacing]. Work not in appliance with requirements will not be hung.

Timeline of show:
Submissions due: 5pm Friday September 11 2015
Acceptance: Monday September14 2015
Drop Off: 4-6pm Monday September 28 2015
Artists and guests reception: 7-9pm Friday October 9 2015
Art Tour: 11-5pm Saturday October 17 2015 / 1-5pm Sunday October 18 2015
Pick-up: 4-6pm Monday November 2 2015

p 214 -585-8175 [please leave voice message if I do not pick up]
The gallery is located: @ 8680 main street suite e1 Frisco Texas 75034.
Robyn Parker Feehan creative director the gallery8680

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GAVA Depot Day Show call for art

Depot Day Show – 2015
Theme: Patterns
Wednesday, October 9 – Friday October 23
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm
Patterns at the Depot Reception:
Friday, October 9, 5:30-9:00 pm
Medias may include: pottery; painting; sculpture; graphics; traditional printmaking
such as woodcuts, serigraphs, etchings; pastels; pencils; fiber or photography.
Entry Fees are $5 per entry for GAVA MEMBERS
Entry Fees are $10 per entry for Non-GAVA MEMBER
A limit of 3 maximum entries accepted.
Bring your entries to the Santa Fe Depot
605 E. California St., Gainesville, TX. Monday, October 5 2-8 p.m.
Alternate arrangements need to be personally made by calling. The show will end on
October 23rd.
Pick up your entries on Saturday, October 24, 11-4 p.m.
If you need other arrangements, please contact Sylvia De
About GAVA:

Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA), a non-profit organization, is located in Gainesville, TX, about 70 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. This arts group has over 45 active members. Retha Bond and Elnora Smith organized GAVA on August 27, 1992. It was incorporated on November 6, 2000, by Retha Bond, Elnora Smith and Lowell McCormack. There were 16 charter members.

The purpose of GAVA is to stimulate interest and knowledge of the visual arts for adults and children in the Gainesville and Cooke County, Texas, area. We meet at the Visual Arts Department of North Central Texas College. Each meeting consists of a business meeting as well as a demonstration by an artist. The public is invited to attend. The calendar can be found on this web site and lists the events for the entire year.

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Orisons Art Show – Open Call to Artists

Open Call to Artist

Orisons Art Show – Open Call to 2D Artists

Orisons Art & Framing is holding an open call to 2D artists!
This is a great chance to display in a professional gallery in historic downtown McKinney.
Orisons Art & Framing Orisons has been a vital part of the thriving McKinney art community since 1997 and represents 40+ local artists.

2D Works Only. Canvases must be gallery wrapped. Framed art must be professional and ready to hang. No photography – that show is in August!
Size Limit: 24” on longest side
Theme: None
Commission: 50/50. All art must be available for sale.
Submit up to 3 works.

Entry Fee:
1 – $15 (total)
2 – $25 (total)
3 – $30 (total)

1st Place: $250 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $150 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $75 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
*Gift Certificates good for printing, framing and other artist services. Not applicable towards art purchases.


Art Submission Due Date: Orisons will start accepting submissions September 21st. Art must be delivered in person to Orisons Art & Framing NO LATER THAN Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 pm. Orisons is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm for drop off at 110. E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069.

Acceptance: Emails will be sent out to notify artists of acceptance on Friday, October 2nd. Artwork not accepted can be picked up October 3rd – 10th.

Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday, October 10th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Showing: Art will be on display October 10th through November 7th.

Pick up: Accepted art can be picked up November 9th through the 14th, 10:00 am  – 6:00 pm.

Questions: Please email or call 972-529-1441

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29th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition deadline Sept. 4


The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough.

The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski.

As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowski has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

2016 EXHIBITION | February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or

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500X’s Expo 2015 entries due Sept. 12


500X Expo 2015 | Juror Erin Cluley
October 3 – November 1, 2015
Opening Reception: 
October 3, 7-10 PM
Application Deadline:
September 12, 2015
Apply at:
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist-run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. Expo 2015 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video
(artist must supply all required electronic equipment).
All work must be ready to hang.
About the juror:
Erin Cluley is the owner and director of Erin Cluley Gallery, a contemporary art gallery presenting a provocative program of emerging and mid-career artists from Dallas and the United States. Cluley opened the 2000 square foot space in September 2014, joining a creative movement in the West Dallas/ Trinity Groves development at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.  For five years prior to opening her gallery, Cluley served as the Director of Exhibitions for Dallas Contemporary where she worked on the production of exhibitions by widely known, and often envelope-pushing, artists including Rob Pruitt, Juergen Teller, K8 Hardy, Erwin Wurm, Jennifer Rubell, Shepard Fairey, Inez & Vinoodh, Julian Schnabel, Richard Phillips and others.  Cluley is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas where she received her BFA from Midwestern State University.  She went on to receive her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
Artists may enter up to 3 images/videos (including details) for a total submission fee of $30.
Delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist and must be delivered on the designated dates, unless special arrangements are made. Work can be delivered on September 26th or 27th between 2 PM and 5 PM.
Artists will be notified via email Sunday, September 20th if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.
Please do not try to contact anyone if you do not receive notice.
If you have any questions, please email
500X Gallery | | 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, Texas 75226 | 214-828-1111

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2016 – 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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2016 – 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Several locations along the Broadway Corridor in Downtown Cape Girardeau have been selected for public sculpture and yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The exhibition is open to all applicants 18 and older. All entries must be original work and of safe design and construction. Acceptable entries may be existing works, completed prior to the submission, or detailed sculpture proposals. James K. Johnson will jury entries along with a committee of local artists, city, and business professionals from the Cape Girardeau area.

More information, including the full prospectus, is available online at

All entries must be entered through our online entry form, and all questions directed to Murielle Gaither at:


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Fiber Visions deadline August 21


Fiber Visions” – DAFA Showcase at Richland College, Dallas

Fiber Visions will be a juried showcase of recent work by members of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists at Brazos Gallery at Richland College, Dallas from October 1-31, 2015.


All DAFA members in good standing (dues paid in full prior to entry deadline date) are invited to submit up to 3 original works created within the last 3 years. All fiber media are accepted. Maximum size is 6.0 ft. high, no width limitations. There is no fee for entry! Member

Juror Vicki Mayhan is a full-time faculty and Department Chair for art at Richland College.

Entry/Exhibit Timeline

August 21, 2015                     Last date to submit entry form and jpg images to Brenda McKinney at

August 31, 2015                     Entrants will be notified of acceptance, required paperwork and delivery instructions

September 11, 2015                Required paperwork is due

September 25, 2015                Deliver artwork to Richland College

October 1, 2015                      Show Opens

October 2015                          Show Reception TBA

October 31, 2015                    Show Closes

November 2, 2015                  Pick-up work from Richland College

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Colors of Fall Online Juried Exhibition call

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Fusion Art invites submissions for its upcoming online exhibition:
Colors of Fall

“I step outside and the chilly air tightens the skin on my bare arms. Summer has ended all too quickly, and some of the leaves on the trees have already started to burn with the colors of fall. Fall colors…. so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”

~Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference

The artwork for this competition should convey the feeling of Fall. It can be about the emotions that we have around events like Halloween and Thanksgiving; the commune with nature as it explodes with all of its brilliance. The art can range from ultra realism to complete abstraction as long as it captures the essence of this vivid, colorful season.

Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)

Call for Artists Announced: August 16, 2015

Deadline for Entries: September 24, 2015

Notifications Sent to Winners: September 30, 2015

Opening of Online Exhibition: October 1, 2015


Open to artists worldwide.

Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Entries must follow the competition theme.

Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years.

Open to the following 2D mediums: painting, drawing, ceramics (reliefs), and mixed media.

Size limitation for work is 36″ x 36″, not to exceed 50 lbs.


Cash awards of up to $500 will be given. The Best in Show winner will also qualify for participation in Fusion Art’s annual show in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016, which will feature the first place winners from the previous 12 months of online exhibitions.

Entry Fees

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images.

Additional images may be submitted for a fee of $10 each.

No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted.


Chris Hoffman

About Fusion Art

Fusion Art is an online gallery website where new, emerging and professional artists can enter online juried art exhibitions, obtain competition experience, as well as gain exposure to art collectors and art professionals.

Please visit our site to submit:

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Glasstire announces ArtSmarterPrize 2016


Acclaimed Fort Worth Artist Frank ArtSmarter to Partner with Texas Non-Profit Art Publication Glasstire to Launch Independently Organized ArtSmarterPrize 2016.

Dallas, TX, August 10, 2015 –  Glasstire is pleased to announce a unique partnership with artist Frank ArtSmarter for a Texas-wide initiative called the ArtSmarterPrize 2016, with the award ceremony to be hosted in Dallas in April of 2016. Cash prizes and artist-designed trophies will be presented to winning artists, or maybe to every artist—we don’t know—and the blockbuster event is expected to draw perhaps dozens of online views. This is a themed invitational, and the theme for artists to consider when creating incredibly pandering work for the ArtSmarterPrize 2016 is: “What Would You Do For Love?”

–for more see the Glasstire article:

Artists Will Maybe Celebrate Wildly as Glasstire Announces the ArtSmarterPrize!


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Texas Sculpture Association Small Works Sculpture Show deadline Aug. 15


Texas Sculpture Association

Two days left to apply!
If you are not yet a member of the Texas Sculpture Association, you may join mid-year for half price.

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Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida. The Flower of Life: call for art

FridacallCall for Art – Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida. The Flower of Life.


Saturday, October 24, 2015
(5 PM)

Jose Vargas & Jacque Forsher invite visual artists to submit entries for Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida, a juried exhibit celebrating the compelling Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will be presented at the Bath House Cultural Center from December 5, 2015 to January 30, 2016.

Best known for her eccentric originality and courageous self-portraits, Frida Kahlo is recognized internationally as one of Mexico’s most unique and celebrated artists. Her bold public persona, strong will, and perseverance influenced her paintings as well as helped her overcome many of life’s obstacles.

We are looking for original artwork depicting Frida Kahlo, or artwork influenced by her.

To view and download an exhibition prospectus, please visit

Visit our website for more information . Contact Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator at (214) 670-8723 for more information.


  • Deadline for submission of CDs/printed images with entries:
    Received by Saturday, October 24, 2015 – by 5:00 pm
  • Selection notification: The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural
    Center’s online News Center at after 6:00 pm on Tuesday,
    November 3, 2015. Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.
    No other notification will be sent out. The decision of the exhibition curators is final and undisputable.
  • Delivery of accepted artwork: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (4:00-7:00 PM)
    (Drawings, pastels, watercolors, photographs, etc., must be under glass)
  • Exhibition Dates: December 5, 2015 – January 30, 2016
  • Reception with the artists: Saturday, December 5, 2015 (7:00-9:00 pm)
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, January 31, 2016 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

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Dia de los Muertos – Bath House Cultural Center: call for art


Día de los Muertos: The Liveliest of Celebrations


Saturday, September 12, 2015
(5 PM)

Show dates: October 10-November 14, 2015

Opening reception: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 (5-7 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center will present the 29th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition, October 10-November 14, 2015. This show will feature local, regional, and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore, and honor people, things and ideas that have “passed on.”

This year, the theme of the show is FESTIVITY.

Entries submitted for the Dia de los Muertos: The Liveliest of Celebrations exhibition must convey a sense of joy, celebration, cheer, and overall festivity. The celebratory aspects commonly associated with the tradition of the Day of the Dead will be the inspiration for the pieces of art selected for this show. Although we understand that some of the works of art (particularly the altars) may include solemn themes, we recommend that artists keep the idea of festivity in mind while creating and selecting their entries.

To view and download an exhibition prospectus, please visit

Visit our website for more information

Contact Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator at (214) 670-8723 for more information.

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The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are TuesdaySaturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at


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Grand Prairie Arts Council, 2015 Open Juried Art Show & Sale deadline August 16


Grand Prairie Arts Council, 2015 Open Juried Art Show & Sale

The exhibition is open to all artists age 18 and over. All media will be considered including but not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, etc. Each artist may submit up to three entries for a $30 entry fee. Entry postmark deadline is August 16, 2015. Complete details and prospectus: $3,000 in cash prizes will be available!

Exhibit dates: September 16-October 12, 2015
Location: Uptown Theater – Lobby Art Gallery, 120 East Main Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050


August 18: Final postmark date for receipt of artwork images, entry form, and fee. 
  • August 24: Notice of acceptance will be mailed.
  • September 17 & 18: In-take of hand delivered, accepted work.
  • September 19, Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation. 
  • October 12: Exhibition closes. 



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ART in the METROPLEX entries due August 22

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Only 2 Weeks until the Deadline!

Calling Artists for the 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibit

Deadline: August 22, 2015

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 5 – 30, 2015 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Peter Doroshenko of the Dallas Contemporary. Over $3000 in Awards.
Prospectus and Online Entry

We know how hard it is to keep up with deadlines, so we will be sending multiple reminders as this deadline approaches. Forgive us in advance if you are an artist who gets their submission in early.

Questions? Problems with your submission?


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Salado’s Texas Visual Arts Competition

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Texas Visual Arts Competition

The Salado Village Artists and the Public Arts League of Salado are pleased to announce our 2015 Juried Art Competition.  Open to all Texas Artists, Awards and scholarship totaling $3,000.00 are offered over seven visual art categories including Fiber Art and Sculpture.  A three-panel jury will select the winners in each category; Best of Show; Memorial and Scholarship recipients.

Artwork will be selected on October 3, 2015 and exhibited October 10 – 23rd.  For more information visit our website,; call us at 254-718-5388 or Email us at:

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Forney’s Top 40 call for entries deadline extended to August 17


Submit an entry for our 3rdAnnual TOP 40 regional Juried show!  $700.00 in prizes!  Deadline for entry August 2, 2015.

Prospectus: Top 40 Regional Juried Show 2015

Judge Chris Blackhurst

Gallery of the Arts at Crumbzz, 212 S. Bois d’Arc Street Forney, TX 75126

Sponsored by the Forney Arts Council!


  • Entry Deadline Aug. 2, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance Aug. 17, 2015
  • Hand Deliveries Sept 10, 2015 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Installation Sept 10, 2015
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sept 11, 2015 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Pick up Art Oct. 29, 2015

Lesli Bruce Co-Director of Visual Arts

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TVAA Nonobjective, 2015 Call for Entry

Nonobjective, 2015
September 1 – 30
Reception September 26, 2 pm – 4 pm

2015 NonObjective poster
Our September show offers abstract artists the opportunity to create abstract art in it’s purest form. No representation of a person, place, or thing from the natural world; just brush strokes, color, scale, size, shape, process! Imagine the possibilities! This show will be during the Fall 2015 DADA Gallery Walk.

Artists may submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1000 pixels on longest side) by August 20, 2015.

Curator: Jenny Keller
Prospectus: PDF | Word

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ONE week left to SUBMIT IMAGES for 3rd annual “sculptechular” exhibition!


3rd annual “sculptechular” exhibition – Frisco Art Gallery – deadline 8/10

Join the exclusively three-dimensional art show hosted by Frisco Arts at the Frisco Discovery Center!

Questions? Email Paige Prater, Marketing & Exhibits Coordinator for Frisco Arts:

Or, you may call the office at 972-668-5180

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PAA Call For Entries: August Membership Exhibit


Plano Art Association Gallery’s

Membership Exhibit

“Confluence of Creativity”

The coming together of two or more things to the same point.

We are now accepting entries for our August 2015 Exhibit. FREE! DEADLINE August 5

Participants must be a Member of Plano Art Association. Membership may be obtained at time of entry. Join now!


Entry Specifications:

  • Two & 3 dimensional created within the last two years.Must be ready to hang, with wire, no saw tooth hangers.
  • Please do not bring work that is not wired properly. It will not be accepted.
  • Nothing over 40 lbs.
  • One entry per member.
  • PAA reserves the right to reject works deemed offensive or inappropriate.

There is no entry fee for this Membership Exhibit. 

Artwork must be received on Tuesday, August 11, between 5pm and 8pm,
unless other arrangements are made with Exhibit Chair, Linda Alred.


Let us know: If you plan to enter a piece for exhibition please enter it online on
our website, Membership Exhibit Registration  Deadline August 5

Also please print out the entry form and attach it to your artwork when you bring it.



  • Wednesday, August 5 – Entry deadline. Please register online.
  • Tuesday, August 11  5pm – 8pm  – Deliver Exhibition Artwork to PAA Gallery
  • Friday, August 14 –  Exhibit Opens with Reception 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
  • Saturday, September 5 – Exhibit Closes
  • Sunday, September 6 – Pick up your Artwork between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.
    (Artwork must not be removed until end of exhibition.)

NOTE:  This exhibition opens in conjunction with
CHALK-IT-UP! event sponsored by Historic Downtown Plano Association on August 15th.  We want to take advantage of the public participation in this event to let them know about us.  Check out the Downtown website for details on CHALK-IT-UP!

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano.
For more information on wonderful things to do in the City go to
Plano Art Association
Gallery located at

1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074


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Grapevine Art Project Regional Juried Show entries due July 31


Gap Juried Art Show

The Grapevine Art Project (GAP) is pleased to announce its call for entries for the 2015 Regional Juried Fine Art Show. Apply for an opportunity to exhibit your art in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth at the Lancaster Gallery in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas. This is the second juried show sponsored by GAP and is open to all regional artists in the Dallas /Ft. Worth Metro area. This event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of art work being generated by Texas artists.

The Grapevine Art Project (GAP) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting art in the DFW area. Go to for more information or to become a member.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions deadline: July 31st Midnight
  • Notification of Selection Date: August 17 Delivery of accepted work: Must be hand-delivered
  • August 30, 9:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition: September 1 -October 30
  • Art Removal & pick up: October 30, 9:00am – 4:30p.

Please note: GAP will not accept mail or package deliveries or returns.

ENTRY FEES: GAP Members enter up to 3 works for $25 Non-members enter up to 3 works for $35 Pay with PayPal on our website

ELIGIBILITY: Persons must be 18 years or older to apply and currently reside in the greater Dallas/ Fort Worth area. All artwork must be original, designed and created by the applicant. All work must have been completed within the last two years from the exhibition date of September 2015. 2D and 3D work accepted. 2D work may not exceed 36″ wide or 60″ tall. Artwork should be ready to hang with wire or D-Rings. A limited number of pedestals are available for 3D work A limited number of cases are available for small 3D work. All artwork must remain on display for the duration of the GAP Regional Juried Show, Sept 1-October 30, 2015

Submission Requirements: Entry and entry fees must be received online by midnight on July 31 with credit card or PayPal on our website Only digital images of the artwork will be accepted as submissions, please DO NOT send original artwork. E-mail submissions to GAP at Include GAP Juried Show in the subject line of your email. Digital images of your artwork should be saved as JPEG (at least 4″ wide at 300 dpi). Please name each image with the title of the work the size and your name as the file designation (i.e. StarryNight.16×20.VincentVanGogh) In the body of the E-mail please give your name and contact information. A short bio is nice but not required. Works that are selected for exhibition may be offered for sale at the artist’s discretion. All accepted artwork must be delivered in person and picked up at the Lancaster Gallery during the scheduled time.

GAP membership:


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2015 VAST Member Exhibition entries due Aug. 6


VAST Member Exhibition Set!
Exhibit to be on Denton Square
Prospectus Ready


We’d love for all members to be a part of the

26th Annual VAST


August 12-22, 2015

Opening Reception – August 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Awards Presentation 6:30pm

UNT on the Square

109 N. Elm Street, Denton TX  76201

Acceptance of Entries: August 6, 10am-12 noon; 4pm-7pm, UNT on the Square

Entry Fee: $20 for up to two pieces, for VAST members

Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join at the entry intake.

Awards: Best of Show – $750, Total Awards $2550, Additional Merchandise Awards to be given

Catalogs of the Exhibition will be available the first meeting, September 3.

Gail Cope, “Sylabub Diptych,
Jeanne Heartsill
 Best of Show Award 2014

Juror: Mark Smith

Mark Smith is Professor of Art at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Queens College of the City University of New York. He is represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas and William Campbell Contemporary Art in Fort Worth. Mark has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many institutions, including University of Texas, Austin; Arlington Museum of Art; Kimbell Art Museum; University of Arkansas; and State University of New York at Stony Brook. His work is included in many public and private collections, including Ritz-Carlton Hotels, the City of Los Angeles, Sony Music, and the Denton Public Library.

For full prospectus, check here.

Coordinator for ME: Deanna Wood, 972-345-9968 or

Other Pertinent Dates:
August 10: Pick up unaccepted work, 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm
August 12 Exhibition opens to the public
August 13 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday Awards Presentation 6:30pm
August 22: Closing of Exhibition, 5pm
August 24: Pick up all work, 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm

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14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Show deadline August 1st


2015 14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2015 marks the fourteenth year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on wildlife and/or domestic animal art.

Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Juror is Helen Bailey. All work must be original — see the  prospectus for details. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Saturday, August 1, 2015 until midnight

To enter, pay the entry fee, fill out the online form and email your images to Entry information:

For questions, contact the Show Chair at


  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 midnight Entry DEADLINE
  • Aug. 10 Notification of acceptance by email
  • Aug. 24 – 28 Shipped entries due (Mon. – Fri.)
  • Saturday, August 29 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062 Directions
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 13 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, September 25 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Sept. 28 – Dec. 5 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional – for local artists only)

Juror: Helen Bailey


Helen Bailey has always been passionate about two things in her life – one is drawing and the other is horses.

When she found a talented teacher of colored pencil, it opened a whole new world of art to her.  She studied with Linda Lucas Hardy for 5-1/2 years. 

She has won prizes in McKinney, Irving, Grand Prairie, the State Fair of Texas, Keller, and Richardson, TX art shows.

She is a Signature Member of CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America), AAEA (American Academy of Equine Artists), and IEA (International Equine Artists).  She is also an Associate Member of WAOW (Women Artists of the West) and AWA (American Women Artists).

Her gallery: Imaging on the Square, McKinney TX

Her website:


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