Call Detail
Texas National Exhibition and Competition 2023
Entry Deadline: 2/6/23
Days remaining to deadline: 3

Entry Fee (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2023): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 4/14/23 - 6/30/23

 

Texas National 2023 Art Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 30, 2023.

The Juror: William U. Eiland Director, Georgia Museum of Art

Awards: 1st - $2,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500; Honorable Mentions

 

Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at https://www.callforentry.org. Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ.  

 

If you require additional information regarding TEXAS NATIONAL, e-mail us at sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu.

 

Juror’s choices for TEXAS NATIONAL 2023 will be announced via e-mail and the CaFÉ website during the last week of February 2023. Exhibition dates are April 14 – June 30, 2023.

 

Shipping: Accepted work must be sent at the artist’s expense, properly and securely packed in a single reusable carton or crate (NO Styrofoam peanuts) to TEXAS NATIONAL. Works must be shipped ready for installation. All 2-D works must have hangers or be wired for hanging. Plexiglas must be used instead of glass in framing. Works must arrive by March 25, 2023 IMPORTANT RETURN SHIPPING INFORMATION: Each reusable carton or crate must include a pre-paid return-shipping label, which also includes pre-paid insurance. Detailed instructions will be sent to those artists whose works are accepted by the juror. Artists do have the option to hand-deliver/pick up work if arrangements are made in advance. ANY ARTWORKS THAT DO NOT HAVE RETURN SHIPPING, ARE ABANDONED OR NOT CLAIMED BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2023, WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY.

 

SFA Galleries: The SFA Galleries present exhibitions of regional, national and international art to an expanding audience centered in East Texas. It maintains high security with a guard always present during gallery hours. The gallery facilitates sales but takes no commission. The gallery does not profit from the entry fees of TEXAS NATIONAL. All monies collected pay for the entire exhibition, artists’ fees, awards, and advertising.



About the Juror:

A native of Sprott, Ala., William Underwood Eiland is the director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. He took a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.

Eiland has been the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, a Danforth Teaching Fellowship at the University of Virginia, a research fellowship from the University of Georgia’s Willson Center for The Humanities and Arts, and a Museum Professionals Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has edited and contributed to more than 60 publications, including Art Papers, Georgia Journal, US Art, Ceramics Monthly, Southern Antiques and English Literature in Transition. Notably, Eiland authored The Truth in Things: The Life and Career of Lamar Dodd, published by the University of Georgia Press and Nashville’s Mother Church: The History of the Ryman Auditorium.

He has served on the boards of the American Association of Museums, the Southeastern Museums Conference and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries; was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors; and was chairman of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. He also served as the vice chairman of the board of the American Association of Museums and has completed in 2015 a five-year term on the Accreditation Commission as its Vice-chair. Since 2013 he has been a trustee of the International Council of Museums.

Among his many honors, Eiland most recently received the American Alliance of Museums Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his contributions to the field on a national level. In 2010, Eiland was inducted into Sigma Pi Kappa, an international fraternity of historical preservationists, and received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Birmingham-Southern College. He received the James Short Award from the Southeastern Museums Conference in 2008, for distinguished service in the museum profession, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries in 2007. 

In addition to his service as director of the Georgia Museum of Art, he is on the graduate faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.

 

Submitting Images for Jurying: All entries (information and images) will be accepted through the CaFÉ website.

1) Each entrant may submit up to three digital images of three different art works.

2) Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).

Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications can be found at Image Prep.

 

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2023 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2023 show time frame. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole, or apply on line at: https://www.callforentry.org/ and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED. Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”.  The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs.