Call Detail
Cold Wax International: A Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 5/20/24
Days remaining to deadline: 26

Entry Fee (Non-Member Entry Fee): $35.00
Entry Fee (CWA Member Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Online
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Event Dates: 7/1/24 - 8/31/24
Jury Dates: 5/21/24 - 6/19/24

About this exhibition:
Jerry McLaughlin and Rebecca Crowell, co-founders of Cold Wax Academy, announce Cold Wax International: A Juried Exhibition, the first international online exhibition dedicated to showcasing the breadth of ways artists work with cold wax medium. They invite you to submit 2D or 3D work in any stylistic approach from pure abstraction to realism that involves the use of cold wax. 

Selected artworks will be showcased for two months on the Cold Wax Academy website. Cold Wax Academy and its marketing team will promote the exhibition to an international audience of over 15,000 subscribers through email, Instagram and Facebook. 

Prizes totaling more than $750 will be awarded. 1st Place - $400, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $100, 3 Honorable Mentions - membership or gift certificates. 

Juror: Dan Addington, artist and owner of Addington Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to jurying the show, on July 10, at 11am ET (NYC), Dan will join us for  a LIVE Session in our Cold Wax Academy Community Group. The session is FREE, and everyone is invited. During the session Dan will discuss the jurying process and discuss select works. This is a rare and valuable opportunity for entrants in a juried show to better understand the jury process as well as the thoughts and approaches of the juror. 

About Cold Wax Academy:
Cold Wax Academy was founded in 2020 as an online membership program to support and inform artists using cold wax medium. It has now grown to an exciting international community of artists working in many styles and formats with the medium. Over 115 live sessions have been recorded and are available to members. These sessions go beyond technique and cover a wide range of topics of interest to painters in any medium, including deep explorations of all the visual elements and principles of design, a range of mentoring topics, and other aspects of art practice. Sessions also include guest artists and authors, painting clinics, and critiques. Memberships are available on a month to month basis. Please go to for more information. 

Application Requirements

Image Requirements:

  • Image file name: LASTNAME_TITLE_SIZE (in inches)
  • Images jpg/jpeg format
  • Size: least 1500 pixels on the smallest side
  • In focus, cropped, well-lit photos
  • Each image file size no larger than 5MB
  • No additional material such as a bio, CV,  or statement need be submitted.

Eligibility Criteria

Any artwork 2-D or 3-D in which cold wax medium has been used to a substantial degree and is integral to the way the work was made. (No work will be accepted in which cold wax has been used only to seal or protect a surface.) Please describe all media used in the work (not just “mixed media”.)

To qualify for CWA Member rate, you must be a current Cold Wax Academy member and have been so for at least three months prior to time of entry. Non-qualifying submissions under the member rate will be rejected.

*PLEASE NOTE: Membership status is only for pricing. The juror does not have knowledge of whether submissions are from CWA Members or not.