KEEPIN’ IT REAL | Juried Show Call for Entry

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KEEPIN’ IT REAL | Juried Show Call for Entry
DEADLINE: Friday, October 11th, 2019


Seeking 2D entries only
1st $1000 | 2nd $500 | 3rd $250

Science says reality is simply how we interpret the world based on our experiences. If each of us could step into the body of someone else, we’d be surprised by how different colors appear or how music sounds. Even the perception of time can change in emotionally charged circumstances. Bees see ultraviolet light. Snakes detect infrared. Both beyond human perception. Every living creature lives in its own version of reality.

For this challenge, examples of traditional, realistically painted scenes are welcome, but we also invite artists to define their own reality. Share your personal life experience, your unique view of the world. Expose what is hidden. Show truth. A written statement must accompany each entry explaining how it relates to the theme. Strict adherence to the theme is mandatory. We look forward to seeing each artist’s view of reality.

NOTE: Artwork must have been produced in 2018-2019 calendar years, nothing older will be considered.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 11th, 2019 | Midnight (CST)

SHOW RUN: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 through Saturday, December 21st

Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
CUSTOMER SERVICE | (214) 348-7350
LOCATION | 10233 Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238


11 | Fri | Entry Deadline | Midnight CST
16 | Wed | Notification  (Please check your spam folder followed by our website before calling us to check status)
16 | Wed | Delivery of Accepted Work begins
26 | Sat | Delivery DEADLINE for Accepted Artwork

01| Fri | Guest Jurors visit the gallery to judge accepted pieces
07 | Thurs | Deadline for delivery of miniature art items for Goody Bag
09 | Sat | 11am-6pm | Opening Reception and Awards Event – awards announcement at 2pm for artists, collectors, dealers and friends |  People’s choice announced 4:30pm.

21 | Sat | Last full day of show

02-11 | Thurs-Sat | Painting Pick-Up. Local artists may pick up unsold work at Dutch Art Gallery and will not be subject to shipping charges. Unsold works will begin being shipped back to artists in original boxes. We are closed Sunday, January 5th and Monday, January 6th.

Submitted by Rebecca Zook. Email: Website: