Call Detail
Rockwall Art League 24th Annual Juried Fine Art Show
https://rockwallartleague.org

Entry Deadline: 8/31/24
Days remaining to deadline: 47

Entry Fee (Entry Fee for 2 images): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas

Rockwall Art League (RAL) is proud to present the 24th Annual Juried Fine Art Show & Sale.  This is our signature event of the year.  It celebrates contemporary art in a variety of mediums.  This is a North Texas regional show welcoming artists from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. This show provides artists the opportunity to be seen by art lovers, collectors, and business representatives across the DFW metroplex.

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Up to $4,300 in cash prizes will be awarded! 

·         Best in Show: $500

·         1st Place in each category: $250

·         2nd Place in each category: $150

·         3rd Place in each category: $50

·         Honorable Mention in each category: Ribbon

·         Mayor Award: $100

·         Cavender Nissan Host Award: $100

.         People's Choice: $100 Gift Certificate

Categories

 ·         Oil                   

·         Watercolor

·         Acrylic

·         Photography/Digital Art 

.         Mosaic                    

·         Drawing

·         Sculpture *

·         Mixed media

 *No jewelry for security reasons; no installation art, video or audio enhancements because of gallery limitations.

**There must be a minimum of 3 artists entered in a category for the category to be represented in the show. Categories with 3 participating artists but less than 6 participating artists will be awarded a 1st place cash prize only. There must be 6 participating artists in a category for all prizes to be awarded.

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Key Dates

 Saturday, August 31, 2024 - Online Submission Deadline

 Saturday, September 7, 2024 - Notification of Acceptance or Non-acceptance into the Show

 Thursday, September 26, 2024 - Hand-delivered works accepted (3:00pm-6:00pm)

            Take in address: 1700 I-30, Rockwall, TX  75087

 Friday, September 27, 2024 - Exhibition opens to public 1:00pm

 Sunday, September 29, 2024 - Reception and Awards Ceremony (2:00pm-4:00pm)

 Sunday, September 29, 2024 - Exhibition closes at 4:00pm

 Sunday, September 29, 2024 - Artist/buyer picks up hand-delivered/sold works (4:00pm- 6:00pm)

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Eligibility, Requirements and Restrictions

·         Open to all artists residing in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana age 18 and older.

 ·         Submitted works must be original and created after January 1, 2021.  “Original” means that if a painting is based on photos, the photos were taken by the artist, or the artist has written permission from the photographer to use the photos. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Work completed in a workshop or class is not eligible.

 ·         The application fee of $35 covers the entry of up to two (2) works. Additional $5 for additional work up to a total of five (5) entries.  Rockwall Art League Members will receive $5 off promo code and must be a current member before submitting application.  

 ·         All entries must be family friendly. Artwork which includes nudes, conspicuously religious, drug references or blatant political statements will not be accepted into this show. 

 ·         Works must not have been displayed at previous Rockwall Art League Annual Fine Art Shows. Works shown at other RAL exhibitions are eligible. 

 ·         Two-dimensional works must be suitably prepared for hanging and no larger than 48” in width and 48” in height, including frame, and must weigh 50 lbs. or less. Artwork not in compliance with size/weight restrictions will not be accepted. All entries must be dry, framed, or gallery wrapped, ready to hang and properly wired. No saw tooth hangers accepted for hanging. Gallery wrapped or cradled artwork with finished edges must be a minimum of 1” deep.  Less than 1” deep must be framed. Note: If photography is printed on metal or wood, it must have appropriate hanging mount and does not have to be framed.  

 ·         Three-dimensional works Must not exceed 40” in width or depth, nor 36” in height plus pedestal.  Total height with pedestal must not exceed 72” (6 feet).  Standard pedestal size of 12.5” x 12.5” will be provided.   Artists should provide their own pedestal if sculpture requires something larger.  This is an indoor show and no sculpture requiring special apparatus to move will be accepted. Wheeled dollies or carts are acceptable, but sculpture weight should not be more than 100 pounds. Sculpture must be original, created by the artist of original design or cast from molds created by the artist.  No third party created ceramic green ware, plates; other objects painted or decorated by the artist are considered original sculptures.  Hand thrown pottery or ceramics by the artist are acceptable.  Some items may fit into other categories depending on medium used.

 ·         Artwork must be labeled on the back with name, title, size and medium prior to dropping off or shipping artwork. Items not for sale must be marked NFS. Artwork must remain on exhibit for the entire show. By entering this show, the artist gives RAL permission to display images for publicity or promotion.

 ·         All sales and sales tax will be handled by RAL.  A 20% commission to RAL will be deducted from all sales.  Checks to artists for sold artwork will be sent out no later than October 12, 2024  (There was $6,500+ in sales made last year)

 ·         Liability- Artists should carry their own insurance. Reasonable care will be taken with all artwork. Rockwall Art League, its officers or volunteers and/or other sponsoring agencies will not be responsible for the loss, theft, breakage or damage of any artwork submitted.

 ·         Hand Delivery and Pickup/Return - Artist will be responsible for art delivery and pickup at the times and dates specified.  If you are unable to do this, you will need to communicate with RAL on who is acceptable to release artwork back to.  We do not have storage facilities and it must be picked up as noted.  Late deliveries will not be accepted. 

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Juror and Judging

The juror selections for entry are based on mastery of design, technique, conceptual quality and creativity. The number of works in each category is not predetermined and will be decided by the juror. Note: Artists may qualify for only one award per category but may win awards in multiple categories.

Meet the Judges: Best in Show and Category awards are determined by the judges. Judge's decisions are final.

Robert A Dye: After studying classical painting techniques at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Robert taught painting, drawing, and art history at several Philadelphia area art schools in addition to spending countless hours painting plein air in the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. Since coming to Texas, Robert has expanded his vision of the intimate landscape of the East Coast to the wide-open vistas of Texas. His paintings straddle the line between landscape and abstract imagery, evoking a Turneresque sense of light and space combined with energetic brush strokes and a sensually complex paint surface. To explore more of his work, please visit the Robert A Dye Fine Art online gallery at https://robertadyefineart.com or see his most recent work on Facebook (@RobertADyeFineArt) or Instagram (robert_a_dye_fine_art).

Deborah Hartigan: Deborah Hartigan is the resident artist, founder and principal of DHV ARTWORKS, an 11,000 sf preeminent contemporary fine art gallery in the Dallas Design District showcasing more than 200 original artworks. A Dallas resident for 20+ years, Deborah, an experienced abstract and sculptor herself, is passionate about elevating the arts community and is one of four founders of DGFA (Dallas Galleries for Advocacy), a non-profit corporation founded in 2022 with the purpose of uniting Dallas-based galleries in providing more cultural opportunities for Dallas residents. She is also a member of Leadership Arts Institute, Dallas Business Council of the Arts, Ladies of the DMA, International Women's Forum and serves on the board of Trinity Strand Trail, a 501c3 corporation with the mission to complete the walking and biking trails serving Dallas. She studied at Boston College, New York University, abroad in London, and has a BFA from Hartford Art School University of Hartford. She continues to create contemporary art designs working privately with her commission clients. For more information about Deborah Hartigan please visit www.DHVartworks.com. 

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Exhibition is open to the public during the following times:

 Friday, September 27, 2024 -1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 29, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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NOTE:  If you only want to enter one piece of artwork, please duplicate same piece since two images are required.  

 

Application Requirements

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Eligibility Criteria

Open to all artists residing in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana age 18 and older.

Submitted works must be original and created after January 1, 2021.  “Original” means that if a painting is based on photos, the photos were taken by the artist, or the artist has written permission from the photographer to use the photos. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Work completed in a workshop or class is not eligible.