DeSoto Art League Spring Show Call for Submissions


DeSoto Art League 2015

Spring Annual Art Show

In the Atrium in the DeSoto City Hall, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115

The DeSoto Art League will host its Spring Annual Art Show open to all. The Show will be exhibited to the public in the Atrium of the DeSoto City Center from June 1, 2015 to July 30, 2015 with entry drop off on May 28th, 2015 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM then 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. There will be a Reception and Awards presentation on Friday, June 5th at the City Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. Winning entries will all be awarded cash prizes.


Anyone may enter this show. The submitted artwork shall have not been previously entered in a DAL show (mini-show entries are the exception). Art must be acceptable for family viewing (no nudes or sexually explicit work). No work will be accepted after 7 PM on the submission date. Non-members of DAL pay $10 per each piece of artwork. Members pay $5.00 per each piece of artwork ($3.00 for student members). You may renew or join the membership ($30) when submitting your work.

Artwork will be categorized and judged in each of the following categories: oil, water media, dry media (pastel, graphite, pencil, etc.), mixed media, 3-dimensional, photography/digital and Student. The judge will assign awards for First, Second, Third and Fourth Places in each category. There will also be a Best of Show chosen overall. The awards will be presented at the Reception on Friday, June 5th.

No artwork may be picked up early without permission. All work must be picked up on July 30, 2015 before 7:00 PM. There are no storage facilities for unclaimed artwork.

RESPONSIBILITY: The DeSoto Art League and the City of DeSoto will not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage to any piece of artwork. Paying entry fees and submitting artwork indicates the artist has read and fully understands the terms, conditions and date requirements of this prospectus. A gift of 20% of proceeds from any sales at the show will be made to the DeSoto Art League. Artwork should be priced accordingly.

QUESTIONS: Call or Email

Richard Sims                                         Julie Danford

972-974-1557                                       214-632-1689                         


Linda Ridgway, Professor of Art, is this year’s show judge. Linda has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Louisville School of Art and her Master of Fine Arts from Tulane University.  Prof. Ridgway has been teaching college level art in the Dallas area since 1974 and has been at Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas since 1987.

Although educated as a printmaker, Linda creates poetic bronze wall reliefs frequently using Poet Robert Frost’s poetry for referencing and to physically include his words in her works. Linda has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.

Artists Statement (abridged):

The most efficient presentation of language, poetry is comforting and non-utilitarian, allowing for the beauty of self-awareness, of self-expression, or a universal whole. Poetry has been my muse, a way of getting to that artistic place where the world is lost, the body is left behind, and there is only the mind.




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