Call Detail
CAL International 2023
Entry Deadline: 12/16/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas

Artists, aged 18 or over, both national and international, are invited to enter original 2D and 3D artwork in this juried competition, and $5,500 will be awarded to the winners. The juror, Annette Palmer,, will select from entered artworks those eligible to exhibit in the show in March, 2023, and to be eligible for awards. The entry deadline is 12/16/2022.

About the Conroe Art League (CAL) and Gallery

CAL is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation, and its mission is to promote the enrichment of our community through the arts. The gallery is in the historic Madeley Building at 127 Simonton Street, Conroe, TX, and its use by the art league is provided by the City of Conroe. For further information about the art league, please visit and email shows& for additional information about this show.

Conroe is a thriving arts community with over a dozen arts organizations, including CAL, in the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance (GCAA). The Texas Commission on the Arts has recently designated downtown Conroe as the Downtown Conroe Cultural District. 


1st Place: $2,500

2nd Place: $1,250

3rd Place: $1,000

4th Place: $750

The juror’s selections will be based solely on the artistic merits of the artwork entered.

Important Dates

Entry closes at midnight on Friday, December 09, 2022, at midnight Mountain Time Zone. 

CAL will attempt to notify finalists of eligible artworks no later than January 15, 2023.

Eligible artworks—to exhibit in the show and compete for the show’s awards—are to arrive at CAL no later than February 20, 2023.

Eligible works will exhibit from March 1 to March 31, 2023.

Artists’ reception and announcement of awards: 6 PM to 8 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2023

Show closes: 4 PM, April 2, 2022

The Juror: Annette Palmer

Guidelines and Specifications

Submission of media image: minimum = one; maximum = six

Entry fee is $35.00 for the first media image, and $15.00 for each additional media image.

By submitting artwork for consideration, the artist agrees that eligible artwork will be available for exhibition in the CAL gallery during the entire exhibition (unless the artwork is purchased through CAL). An alternate artwork may not be substituted for an eligible artwork.

Two-dimensional artwork should be labeled on the back of the artwork with the artist's name, contact information and medium. Three-dimensional artwork should be labeled on the base of the artwork or other appropriate location. Do not include artist’s name in any of the file titles. Use the artwork title to name the files. For technical questions or assistance with image files, visit . Subject matter is to adhere to community standards.

The maximum size for 2D artwork is 48”WX72"H, and these dimensions include the frame. The 2D artwork is not to exceed 30lbs. An artwork that is gallery-wrapped must be at least one and a half inches thick, and the sides must be painted. Non-gallery-wrapped 2D artwork must be framed and be within the maximum size noted above. 2D artwork must be ready to hang with gallery wire on the back, that is no sawtooth hangers, O rings, or other arrangements. The maximum size for 3D artwork is 30”WX30”DX48”H, and weight is not to exceed 40lbs

Exhibiting, selling your art, and CAL’s rights to reproduction and use of media images.

A finalist may choose to sell an eligible artwork exhibited in the gallery during the show, however, a portion to CAL equal to 20% of the stated price will be retained once the piece sells, and the buyer pays. Sales tax is applied. Proceeds of a sale will be mailed to the artists within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. The gallery will keep digital images of submitted artworks and reserves the right to reproduce them for publicity purposes. 

Delivery, return shipping, and pickup at the gallery

An artist may either deliver eligible artwork in person or ship it to the gallery. It is suggested that the artist call CAL prior to visiting. (936.756.9572). If either delivering or picking up in person at the gallery, please note the gallery’s days and hours of operation as posted on CAL’s Website. ( )

If shipping, eligible artwork is to be shipped to the gallery’s physical street address: 127 Simonton Street, Conroe, TX 77301. The artist is responsible for shipping in a sturdy, reusable box. No popcorn packing. Return shipping must be prepaid and the shipping paperwork enclosed with the eligible artwork. Return shipping instructions must include a physical address. CAL will not return artwork to a PO Box. CAL will not be responsible for damage that occurs in transit either to CAL or in return to the artist, or when exhibiting in the gallery.

Return shipping and pick up at the gallery begins April 1st, 2023. Eligible artwork that is to be picked up at the gallery, rather than shipped back to the artist, is to be picked up by April 5, 2023. Eligible artwork that is personally delivered to the gallery that does not have pre-paid return shipping arrangements, is not picked up by April 5, 2023 and with no prior storage arrangements made with CAL will incur a storage fee. Incurred storage fees must be paid in full prior to release.

International artists, please review the country-of-origin shipping and customs regulations and the best way for US customs to receive work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be delayed in customs or returned to the artist. Often a commercial invoice is required for return shipping.

Artwork submitted must be original and solely the creation of the artist, that is no collaboration with another artist. Artwork that exhibits must be the original, that is not a print. Entered artwork does not have to be for sale, but if it is priced for sale, then there cannot be a price change, title change or change to not-for-sale status.  A specific artwork is juried into the show, not the artist, and this means that the artist whose artwork is juried may not substitute a piece for the artwork juried in. If an artwork exhibited in the gallery is sold by the artist outside of the gallery, the sale must be processed through CAL according to the language in this call. CAL will remove from consideration an artwork outside any part of these guidelines and specifications prior to the judge’s online review with no refund of either application or additional image fee.