Call Detail
REFINED Competition and Exhibition 2023
Entry Deadline: 9/3/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $20.00
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: 10/24/23 - 1/5/24

We are proud that REFINED has been a continuous presence in Texas allowing for talented jurors and participants to cross paths. With an average of 60 works from all over the country (including international presence), this exhibition offers a diverse view of the field in an educational contemporary environment. Regional support as well as a short journey from Houston or Dallas ensures foot traffic through this unique exhibition.



Application deadline: September 3, 2023

Notification via CaFÉ system:  September 11, 2023

Accepted entries due:  October 2, 2023

Exhibition dates:  October 24, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Opening reception: October 24, 2023

Artwork returned to artist: January 13, 2024




At least $1,500 will be awarded at the juror’s discretion.

For the eleventh exhibition, we want to showcase contemporary works that honor the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, utensils, adornment, hollowware, furniture, installation, and sculpture will be considered.  We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques.



A $20 entry fee will be required. A maximum of THREE (3) entries per artist is permitted. One view of each work is allowed (no detail shots). Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work or the sale price, nor withdraw a work before the end of the exhibition. The SFA Galleries director reserves the right to refuse any entry that does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria enumerated here. Click "Apply To This Call" at the top of this page to begin the application process.



Artists must ARRANGE and PAY for ROUND-TRIP shipment of their work and any insurance coverage during transit. A pre-paid shipping label MUST accompany the artwork for return shipment. Hand delivery is also acceptable. Your work must arrive to us by Monday, October 2, 2023. Shipping details will be send to accepted artists. 


About the Juror:

Frankie Flood is a Professor and area head of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design area at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Flood previously served as Director of the Digital Craft Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and for eleven years served various roles in the Department of Art such as Director of Foundations, area head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program, and Coordinator for the BA in Digital Fabrication and Design. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing.


Frankie Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional objects that he creates. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally and his work has received many awards and has been published widely. The potential that craft has to serve local and global communities through design and fabrication has been the focus of Flood’s recent research as he continues to combine traditional craft practice with digital technology. His recent research regarding 3D printed prosthetics and one of a kind adaptive devices has spread worldwide and his creation of the Digital Craft Research Lab has created new areas of study for students interested in digital fabrication.

Application Requirements

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 Criteria

Eligibility: REFINED 2023 is open to all artists working in the United States. Entries may include work that honors “refined” in the broadest sense while embracing the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and sculpture will be considered. We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques. 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 REFINED 2023 show time frame. Visit us at:, or apply on line at: and search for REFINED. Questions? email us at, or call 936-468-1131.



Size and weight 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.