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Texas Big 10 for Art Competition and Writing Competition Accepting Submissions

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Submissions Open: Monday, October 26, 2015 – Monday, February 29, 2016 (deadline extended)

Winners Announced: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Texas BIG 10 for Art week: Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, July 24, 2016

Opening Reception for Winning Submissions: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Exhibition will run from Wednesday, July 20, 2016 through Sunday, September 4, 2016

www.big10forart.com 

KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum is rapidly receiving entries for the inaugural year of a new kind of art competition and writing competition. Texas Big 10 for Art gives creators of all visual art mediums along with arts based writers an opportunity to showcase their artistic craftsmanship through this contest. The Texas Big 10 for Art Competition features unique submission guidelines, substantial prizes, a week of events, and more for artists and writers based in the Lone Star State. Due to the overwhelming response, the submission deadline for both art and writing has now been extended until Monday, February 29, 2016 at midnight.

Juried by a distinguished panel of judges including Patricia Covo Johnson, Ken General, and Andrés Bardon, the Texas Big 10 for Art Competition breaks the mold of usual categories and regulations of art competitions. The brainchild of Villaronga-Roman, this competition allows submissions from all mediums submitted into categories based on years of artistic experience. Texas Big 10 for Art Competition categories based on years of artistic experience include: High school junior / senior, 0 – 5 years, 6 – 12 years, 13 – 20 years, and over 20 years. 10 winners will be selected from each category with each winner receiving $500 along with artwork in the winner’s exhibition July 2016 at the KCAM.

Juried by a distinguished panel of judges including Patricia Covo Johnson, Ken General, and Andrés Bardon, the Texas Big 10 for Art Competition breaks the mold of usual categories and regulations of art competitions. The brainchild of Villaronga-Roman, this competition allows submissions from all mediums submitted into categories based on years of artistic experience. Texas Big 10 for Art Competition categories based on years of artistic experience include: High school junior / senior, 0 – 5 years, 6 – 12 years, 13 – 20 years, and over 20 years. 10 winners will be selected from each category with each winner receiving $500 along with artwork in the winner’s exhibition July 2016 at the KCAM. Texas Big 10 for Art is also hosting a writing competition, accepting Creative Inspirations from Texas based writers. Entries may be on any subject related to Texas Art, Texas Artists, Texas Art Scene, or Texas Art Culture. There is a $10 entry fee per written work. Writers may submit up to 6 works. Through Creative Inspirations, writers will share poignant ideas or perspectives will be featured on the Big 10 website. Excerpts from submissions may also be featured on Big 10 social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter. The competition is honored to have the jury panel of Susan Chadwick, Donna Tennant, and Kevin West who are all well known writers in the art world.

The competition started accepting submissions through their website starting on October 26th, 2015 and entries will be taken through midnight February 29, 2016. The competition will be judged by curators and all work will be presented to the jurors as anonymous entries. Artist must live in Texas in order to submit to the Texas Big 10 for Art. Late entry fee after December 15, 2015 is $55 for first 2 entries, each additional entry is $25. Artist must submit at least 2 works. Each additional entry is $15. Artist may submit up to 6 works total. Winners will be announced on the Texas Big 10 for Art website on Thursday, March 31, 2016

More information about the Texas Big 10 for Art and Texas Big 10 for Art Creative Inspirations can be found at the official website: www.big10forart.com 

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