PAA 125 Show 2013‏ call for entries


The Plano Art Association 125 Show is an annual event, held at The Arts Gallery in Plano, the Collin County College Arts Department gallery.

Open to all artists who live within 125 miles of Plano, TX, it is a non-thematic juried show that exhibits the best of the artistic talent in the Metroplex area in a professionally run gallery setting.

*Artists should note that, as this is a juried exhibit, submitting an entry to the show doesn’t guarantee acceptance into the exhibit, and fees are non-refundable.*

Entries this year are through the CallForEntry online site, which is an established way for artists to upload their images once, and be able to apply for many national and international calls. It is an industry standard, and it is free for artists.

Please visit CallForEntries to apply to this year’s 125 show

Each artist will need to create an account with CallForEntries (which is free)

 in order to apply to the call
This year, the show will be juried by
Artist Bonny Leibowitz
Jordan Roth, director of Ro2 Art in Dallas.

Categories and Awards

  • 2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
  • 3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
  • Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).

Each of which will be awarded a first, second and third place award ($500, $350, and $150), plus an overall Grand Prize of $1000.

The show runs from March 21st, 2013, through April 11th, 2013, with a reception on March 28th (Thursday)

Scheduled Dates

  • Submission of images ~ February 15th
  • Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance into show ~ February 25th or 26th
  • Delivery of artworks to Gallery ~ March 11, 12, 13th or 14th during college hours
  • Show opens on ~ March 21st
  • Reception & Awards presentation ~ March 28th
  • Show closes ~ April 11th
  • Art pick-up ~ April 12th and 13th.

The cost of entering is

  • $25 if you are a current PAA member
    • The discounted rate is available via a coupon code. If you are a current member and haven’t received the code, please email Plano Art 125 Show  and request it.
  • $35 for non-members.
  • Open to all artists 18 and older living in the 125 mile radius around Plano.

Artwork requirements:

There are three categories

  • 2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
  • 3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
  • Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).
  • Submitted artwork must be original, completed within the last two years without instructor supervision (for example, set assignments within a classroom are not acceptable; work that students create as personal projects without direct supervision or guidance *are* acceptable). Works that need assistance with fabrication such as ceramics in a kiln or bronze-casting are also acceptable.
  • Work previously accepted into the 125 Show or THE ARTS gallery are ineligible.
  • Works must not be copies of another artist’s work (including photographs).
  • Reproductions of original works through computer-generated, photographic, or offset-printing are ineligible.
  • PAA reserves the right to reject any work not meeting eligibility requirements or deemed inappropriate to hang in the gallery, even after the image has been accepted by jurors and delivered to the gallery.


  • Maximum frame size 50 x 50 inches in either dimension.
  • A diptych or triptych must be framed in single frame or ready to hang as a group, and meet the 50 inch maximum.
  • Sculpture must be no larger than 4 x 4 feet


  • All wall-hanging works must be wired with screw eyes or D-rings, ready to hang, with backing. The gallery is unable to hang works with sawtooth hangers.
  • Paintings with loose or damaged frames will not be accepted. Keep the frame simple and lightweight.
  • Canvasses with staples visible along the sides will not be accepted; these works must be framed.
  • The college has plinths available upon which to display three-dimensional works, and also a ceiling grid from which to hang works in the center of the space. Specific details can be discussed if accepted into the show.


  • All sales from this show will be handled through the Plano Art Association. No commission is taken by the Gallery or the Plano Art Association; as a non-profit organization, the PAA does request a volunteer 15% donation in the event of a sale from the show. The artist is liable for arranging payment of sales tax.
  • As this is a 125-Show (and artists should live within 125 miles of Plano) most of the works will be local and can be delivered in person. However, if you need to make arrangements to mail works, please contact to make arrangements.
We are Looking forward to see your Art Work!
125 Show Team
Plano Art Association

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