Call Detail
Texas National Exhibition and Competition 2024
Entry Deadline: 2/3/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $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: 4/12/24 - 6/30/24

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. Plexiglass must be used instead of glass in framing. Works must arrive by March 25, 2024 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, 2024, 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: In the midst of a brief career as an entrepreneurial bus driver, carrying passengers between Padua and Bologna, Peter S. Briggs discovered the cryptic discipline called art history. He returned to the United States and a few years later earned a PhD in this branch of knowledge from the University of New Mexico. Briggs continued on to curate more than 140 art exhibitions and publish more than 95 articles, books and exhibition catalogs primarily on 20th and 21st century American art. He currently lives in Tucson, AZ, writing a book pondering Terry Allen's graphic art.

Briggs began his pursuit as a curator in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico Art Museum and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. He retired as Chief Curator at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and then moved to Lubbock, Texas as the Helen Devitt Jones Endowed Curator of Art at the Museum of Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech he radically transformed the art collection through the creation of the Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection and expanded the Museum's holdings from some 3,000 artworks to over 25,000. In the University's graduate program of Heritage and Museum Sciences he developed and taught Curatorial Methodology and as a two-time Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Vilnius Academy of Art (Lithuania) and the Academy of Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, he created and taught the class, Curatorial Practices for Studio Artists. Briggs has received over thirty research and program grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; has been an Organization of American States (OAS) research fellow at the Museo del Hombre Panameño and the Museo Nacional of Costa Rica; and received fellowships and grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, American Alliance of Museums, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund for Folk Culture and Tinker Foundation among others.

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: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2024 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 2024 show time frame. Visit us at:, or apply on line at: and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at, 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.