Call Detail
Memento Mori - City of Frisco, TX
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Entry Deadline: 10/1/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas

Call to Artists

Play Frisco Cultural Affairs seeks two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks that thematically reflect on the transient nature of life and the reality of death through cultural, humorous, and serious symbolism and artistic tropes. 

About the Exhibition

In Latin, “Memento Mori” means ‘remember you must die’ and this exhibition will emphasize works of art that give pause for the memory of loved ones, that celebrate Hispanic heritage, and which find humorous and serious connections to mortality.


All types of artistic media will be considered. All artworks must be framed, wired, and ready to display or hang. Generally, pieces may not be larger than 72” in any direction. Any altar-type pieces must be coordinated with staff, and the artist must submit photos of the completed altar, or detailed sketches of the structure and elements of the installation. No perishable or irreplaceable items may be used. No candles, unless they remain unlit or are battery operated. Keep in mind that the Frisco Discovery Center is a place for all ages and artworks must be unifying, community-centric and family-friendly.

Notification of acceptance: Thursday, 10/5/23 or earlier

Load-In: Sunday, 10/15/23 between 12PM-2PM at Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034 in the Grand Gallery

Public Reception: Wednesday, 11/1 from 6:30-8:30PM with awards announced at 7:45PM. Light refreshments served.

Load-Out: Sunday, 11/12/23 from 12PM-2PM

Questions? Call 972-292-6652 or email Paige at


Application Requirements

It is free for eligible artists to submit images of up to five (5) artworks. If selected for the exhibition, a $30 entry fee is due by check or credit card prior to load-in, along with a signed Gallery Guidelines document and Artist Release Form.

  • Submit jpg images of your work by 10/1/23 and include your name and email address, along with the title, medium, and dimensions of each piece being submitted.

Eligibility Criteria

This open call for art is open to artists in Texas who are ages 18 & up. Only entries that meet the exhibition requirements will be considered for the exhibition.