TJAA and TSA Juried Exhibition “Resolution: Peace and Unity” – call for entries

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TJAA and TSA Juried Exhibition

January 1 – 26, 2020

Celia Eberle, Juror

two art organizations coming together to promote

“Resolution:  Peace and Unity”

at The Eisemann Center Green Mezzanine Gallery, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX  75082www.eisemanncenter.com972-744-4600



Submission Deadline: December 3

Selection Notification: December 9

Load-in: December 30  (10am – 6pm)

Load-out: January 27  (10am – 6pm)

Show Dates: January 1 – 26, 2020

Reception: Sunday, January 19  3:30 – 5:30 pm

Presentations at 4:00 – Artist Awards


Exhibition Chairs: 

Nan Phillips – Texas Jewish Arts –

Robertus van der Wege – Texas Sculpture Association –


  • “Resolution: Peace and Unity”
  • Valuing Our Differences; Strengthening our Understanding and Acceptance of Others
  • Note:  The Eisemann Center is a city-owned venue. Overt religious symbolism or offensive political statements are inappropriate for this show and will not be accepted.


  • Most Technically Proficient
  • Most Innovative Use of Materials
  • Most Engaging Abstraction
  • Most Engaging Figurative


  • ARTWORK MUST FIT THE SHOW THEME.  Artist may state their justification in a “Statement of Work” on their Entry Form.
  • PEDESTALS MUST BE IN GOOD, EXHIBITION-QUALITY CONDITION, without drapery or additional lighting.
  • Maximum size wall-hung work – 36” x 60”, framed and wired for hanging.
  • Weight Limit for wall-hung work – 25 lbs.
  • New work is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Work must not have been previously shown in either a TJAA or TSA show.


  • online – 
  • Click on the “Call to Entry” tab under “Events”
  • Entry Deadline:  December 3

IMAGES REQUIRED (uploaded through online application):

  • one image of artwork
  • one image of pedestal (if artwork requires a pedestal)


  • Each member may enter 2 works for $35 Application Fee
  • Applicant must be a 2019 paid member of either TJAA or TSA.  Dues may be paid online.

MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT (membership in only one of the organizations is required):

TSA    Annual dues of $40 (includes the weekly newsletter with member news, calls to entry, and other art opportunities and information)Join TSA

TJAA – Annual dues of $36 – Join TJAA


  • Artwork will be juried by Celia Eberle in keeping with the quality of work offered at the Eisemann Center.
  • Space at the Eisemann Center is limited, which may influence the number of pieces accepted.
  • TJAA and/or TSA reserve the right to refuse any work not in keeping with the theme of this exhibition.


  • The Eisemann Center requests a 15% commission on any work sold during the show.
  • Neither TJAA nor TSA will take a commission on any work sold in this show.
  • The sale of artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist.
  • All work must remain in the show through the end of the exhibition.


  • It is the responsibility of the artist to have their work delivered and picked up at the Eisemann Center at the posted dates and times.
  • Submission Deadline:  Tuesday, December 3
  • Selection Notification:  Monday, December 9, by close of day
  • Load-in:  Monday, December 30    10:00 am – 6:00 pm (building closes at 6 pm)
  • Load-out:  Monday, January 27, 2020    10:00 am – 6:00 pm (building closes at 6 pm)
  • Show Dates:  January 1 – 26, 2020
  • Reception:  Sunday, January 19    3:30 – 5:30 pm 
  • Presentations – Speakers and Artist Awards:  Sunday, January 19    4:00 – 5:00


  • Artists will be required sign a waiver releasing the Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson from all liability against any damage, loss or theft of artist’s artwork.
  • All reasonable care will be exercised with artwork; however, neither the Eisemann Center, the City of Richardson, TJAA, nor TSA will not be responsible for loss or damage.
  • The Eisemann Center Curator/Installer will hang and place all artwork.

JUROR:  Celia Eberle

Biography – Celia Eberle grew up in the Piney Woods of deep East Texas. She received her BFA with Honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1974, and dates her professional career from her inclusion in Women of the Big State, juried by Lisa Phillips in 1986. Eberle began developing her theories regarding the interrelationship of behavior patterns, myth, and the persistence of images while a member of the historic co-op 500X Gallery from 1987-1992. She has had more than seventeen solo exhibits, and her work has been included in shows in Buffalo, New York; Portland, Oregon; and Chicago. She has garnered awards that include the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant, the Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, and an M-AAA/NEA Fellowship. In 2014, she held a one person exhibit at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. In 2017 she was included in Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, and To See is to Have at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Public collections include the Dallas Museum of Art (Texas Artist Fund), the J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M, and Longview Museum of Fine Arts (Purchase Award.) She believes that, in spite of our love of technology and progress, the basic character of the human experience remains essentially unchanged.

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