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Texas Jewish Arts Association 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Entry Deadline: 3/15/24
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: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas

In Jewish mystical tradition, the Hebrew letter Yud or Yod has multiple interpretations. For example, Yud is a symbol of the Holy One, the Creator. Small in form, according to Kabbalistic tradition, all of creation came forth from a single point. Yud also can be thought of as a geometric symbol for creation.

Additionally, Yud represents the number ten, and numbers play a significant role in Jewish texts and practice, as they are a means to understanding the divine. There are multiple philosophical meanings for the number ten. Some of the representations for Yud, ten, are: 

  • An individual's responsibility to keep the Ten Commandments - עשרה דיבריא
  • The ten Plagues of Egypt
  • Ten Jewish people form a minyan for prayer
  • There are ten Sefirot (human and Godly characteristics) depicted in Kabbalah
  • According to the Mishna, the world was created by ten divine utterances
  • Ten generations passed between Adam and Noah and between Noah and Abraham
  • Ten apparently supernatural phenomena were created during twilight in the sixth day of creation.

These, or other explanations may be broadly interpreted in a personal way, presented in your particular art form. Your short explanation or description of your artwork's relationship to the theme will be on display with your artwork. 2D and 3 D art submissions are accepted: Painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculptural work accepted.

Link to Audio Explanation of the Theme

Application Requirements

Theme: Artwork representing the letter, number, or any concept of the Hebrew letter “Yud” or the number 10. 

Membership: Members and non-members may apply. TJAA membership is open to all. To join:

Description: Artist’s short explanation or description of the artwork’s relationship to the theme.

Location: The Coppell Arts Center is located in the city of Coppell, Texas, in the Old Town area. 

Address: 505 Travis Street, Coppell Texas 75019

Selection: Artwork will be juried by Nancy Cohen Israel

  • Submissions of up to 3 pieces of artwork;
  • Artwork must address the show theme;
  • Other criteria that juror may choose at her sole discretion;
  • The submitted artwork fits the allotted space;
  • Upon acceptance of artwork, artists supplying their own pedestal(s) for 3D artwork must submit images of pedestal(s) to show chair.

Artwork Restrictions: The Coppell Arts Center and Juror Nancy Cohen Israel reserve the right to refuse any work.

Works for Sale: This is a sales opportunity but all work does not have to be for sale. Sales are to be conducted directly between artist and buyer. All sales proceeds go to the artist. TJAA requests a 10% donation be made to Texas Jewish Arts Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, from any artwork sold stemming from this 10th Anniversary Exhibition. 

Load-in and Load-out: Each artist is responsible for artwork delivery and pick up at the Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell Texas 75019, on the given dates.

Shipped Artwork: Shipped artwork must be received no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2024, or it will not be hung in the show. Delivery address will be provided in the acceptance email.

Shipped artwork must include packing material for return shipment. Artist is responsible for paying for return shipment of artwork at the end of the Exhibition. Artist will be billed for the shipping expense and agrees to reimburse TJAA upon receipt of bill.

Location: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis Street, Coppell, Texas 75019

Load-in Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024

Load-in Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Load-out Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024

Load-out Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Failure to pick up art during this date and time may result in being barred from entering future TJAA exhibitions, a late fee, and/or a $50 per day penalty. Artwork not picked up after 30 days will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of at TJAA’s sole discretion.

Sold Artwork: Each artist is responsible for delivering sold artwork to purchaser. TJAA requests a 10% donation be made to Texas Jewish Arts Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, from any artwork sold stemming from this 10th Anniversary Exhibition.

All Works: All artwork must remain displayed in the exhibition throughout the entire show, even if sold during it.

Eligibility Criteria

 •   Up to 3 pieces of artwork may be submitted.

•   All artwork MUST relate to the show theme in some manner. Artists have complete freedom in their interpretation of the theme; however, the application will ask for a short statement or explanation of your theme. This statement or explanation will be included with the art wall tag and displayed alongside the artwork.

•   Accepted Artwork must remain installed through the entire Exhibition.

•   TJAA requests 10% from all sales of artwork.

•   Coppell Arts Center is not taking a percentage of sales.

•   Juror Nancy Cohen Israel will choose the artwork from submitted images. Please submit your highest quality photos of your work. She will select the artwork based on:

•    Quality of the artwork;

•    And whether the artwork fits the theme, based on artist’s submitted statement or explanation.

2-D Artwork:

•   MUST have D-rings or wires; no sawtooth hangers

•   Max weight - 75 lbs

•   Size limit - The number and size limit of 2-D artwork chosen will depend on the number and sizes of the pieces submitted and what will fit appropriately in the venue, and will be at the sole discretion of the Juror.

•   Approximately 60 - 120 pieces may be chosen, depending on the sizes of the submitted works.

3-D Artwork:

•   Coppell has 13 plexiglass pedestals, 12”x12”; Pedestal weight limit 150 lbs

•   Coppell has some 12”x12”x12” plexiglass pedestal covers for small, fragile 3-D work

•   Artist may supply their own pedestal. However - pedestal MUST be in good, gallery-display condition. Once art work is accepted, a jpg of pedestal must be emailed to show  chair.

•   Floor sculpture is acceptable, however Coppell Arts Center is in constant use and a large number of people will be able to walk past and touch the artwork.

Theme: Artwork must address the show theme in some manner, at the artist’s discretion. Artist’s explanation or statement of personal significance will accompany the artwork.