The Visual Art League of Lewisville will hold the juried 2017 Fresh Ideas
show at the MCL Grand Theatre on 8/5 through 9/9.
More information regarding awards and deadlines in the Fresh Ideas
Prospectus. Fresh Ideas Prospectus 2017 Final
The exhibition is open to all visual artists who reside in Texas and contiguous states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico).
The non-refundable entry fee is $50 for non-members of VAL and $35 for VAL members for a maximum of three (3) pieces of work. Membership forms to join VAL can be found at http://visualartleague.org/test/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/11-27-16-VAL-Mbr-Form-with-Lisas-address.pdf .
Only original 2D and 3D art work (oil, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, mixed media, collage, drawing, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, fiber, encaustic, jewelry and sculpture) created in the last two (2) years which has not previously been shown in any VAL juried exhibit will be considered for inclusion in the show. Original means works conceived and created by the artist and not created in a classroom setting. The maximum size of entries into this year’s competition is 50” x 50” including the frame. All 3D artwork must be able to sit on a pedestal no larger than 20” x 14”” or on the floor. Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration. Submissions of entries into the show will be via Callforentry.org (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4341) and must meet the requirements of that site for size and type of image that is accepted.
• 1st Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a solo show in summer 2018 at the MCL Grand
art gallery in Lewisville.
• 2nd Place $500
• 3rd Place $250
• Two Honorable Mentions $150 each
• People’s Choice Award $100
DEADLINE: Friday, June 30th, 2017, 1:00 AM Central Daylight Time (all subsequent times here are CDT).
Entries due at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4341
• Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 21st. Judging
• Saturday, July 22nd. Artists notified of acceptance into the exhibition
• Saturday, July 29th: Accepted entries due at MCL Grand (shipping/mailing address: Visual Art League,
Medical City of Lewisville Theater, 100 North Charles St., Lewisville TX 75057, classroom 2) between
1:00 – 5:00 pm
• Saturday, August 5th: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm, MCL Grand art
• Saturday, September 9th: Final day of Exhibit
• Saturday, September 9th 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Monday September 11th 1:00 to 3:00, Pick up entries
• Week of September 11th, 2016 – Return of shipped artwork