Exhibit Opportunity for Ellis Co. Artists

The City of Waxahachie has a Community Art Project to exhibit artwork in their City Hall on a rotating basis.  Residents and Students in Ellis County are eligible to participate.  Please read the following information for details.  Pay special attention to the deadlines.


 Waxahachie Community Art Project Prospectus

The City of Waxahachie will soon begin a public art program, in which local artists’ works will be considered to be on display in the rotunda area of Waxahachie City Hall.


The City of Waxahachie began a public art display program on July 1, 2012. With the program, art is displayed in the rotunda area of City Hall, for public and visitors to view. The program endeavors to provide an opportunity for local artists to show original works in a public forum.

Works displayed in City Hall will be chosen from the entries by a jury panel. The display will rotate every three months (quarterly). Each quarter, the jury panel will issue a “themed” call for art.

The City is currently accepting entries for the October – December 2012 show themed “TEXAS”.


Participating artists must:

Be 18 years of age and an Ellis County resident, OR enrolled as a student in any Ellis County School District, or attend any Ellis County private school or home school.


All entries must be original works by the artist submitting the work.

2D art work must either be framed or gallery wrapped, with a minimum thickness of 1.5″. Gallery wrapped art must be finished on all sides with no staples showing. All paintings must be securely wired and ready for hanging. No saw-toothed hangers please.

2D art must not exceed 50×50 inches, including frame, and must not weigh more than 30 lbs.

The combined dimensions (height+width+depth) of 3D art work must not exceed 70″.

2D art work may include painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, etc.) or drawing (chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, crayon, pen and ink, etc.) or photography or digital art (using a camera and/or printed).

3D or sculpture art work includes work created by the artist using any medium, or mixed medium, including clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, plaster, wood, etc.

ALL art work must be family-friendly (no nudes or suggestive work will be accepted).

No wet or unfinished art work will be accepted.

Artists may submit up to 2 works of art per quarter to be considered for display.

Work must have been completed within the last three years.



All work must be submitted via email to ahollywood@waxahachie.com within the dates and guidelines on the chart below.

The following MUST be included in your email submission: a digital photo or image or the work with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum of 2000 pixels wide, a biography of the artist up to 300 words, and a 1-2 sentence description of the work, including the title of the work.



Each artist is responsible for insuring their work. The city of Waxahachie is not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or event that may cause loss or damage to the art work.

Art must be displayed for the full three month period. If you have made arrangements to sell your work, please make sure that the delivery expectations are managed accordingly.

You will be notified via phone or email of the status of your entry once the jury panel has made its decisions.









Email your submission

Mail all submissions to ahollywood@waxahachie.com

Must be received on or before September 7, 2012

Jury Panel will review submissions

September 10-12, 2012

Notification of submission status

By September 14, 2012

Chosen art to be delivered

Waxahachie City Hall

401 S. Rogers

Waxahachie, TX 75165

September 20-21 , 2012

Display open to Public

Waxahachie City Hall

401 S. Rogers

Waxahachie, TX 75165

October 1-December 31, 2012



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