Call for Artists: ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Show

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Unique By Nature Large Works Application 2022

‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition & Exhibition is hosted by McKinney Performing Arts Center (City of McKinney) with help from Arts and Music Guild volunteers.

ONE large scale work will be awarded a $6,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. The large scale work must be 36″ on any dimension (not including the frame). No 3D work will be considered for the Purchase Prize.

Please provide up to 3 jpgs of original work, a bio and contact information.

Large works submission deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 18 at 7:00 PM.

** This application is intended for artists submitting larger work eligible for the $6,000 purchase prize. **

Based on received applications, 10 large scale pieces will be selected for the show by 2022 judges, Karl Buchberg, retired Senior Curator, MoMA, and J. Patrick Cooney, J. Patrick Cooney Fine Arts.

Any additional sales will be handled by MPAC with a 25% commission to MPAC. These funds will be used to purchase additional work and to fund future competitions.

Notifications of jury decisions will be emailed by Wednesday, March 23, and art work must be delivered to McKinney Performing Arts Center by Wednesday, March 30.

2022 CALENDAR – Event Modifications
Friday, March 18 – Online entry submission deadline at 7 pm
Wednesday, March 23 – Notification of Finalists for Purchase Prize
Wednesday, March 30 – Deadline to deliver work
Saturday, April 2 – Announce Winner
April 2 to April 23 – Work displayed
Sunday, April 24 – Retrieve work

Click here for entry form

Submitted by JAKIA BRUNELL. Email: