Call Detail
Ley Lines: connecting media, process, imagery, and concept across contemporary drawing
Hammond Hall Gallery
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Alabama
Entry Deadline: 9/1/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Ley Lines Entry Fee): $30.00
Deadline for Submission:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, midnight (MDT)
Show Dates:
October 1 – 29, 2015
Ley Lines is a juried call for entry that investigates the nature of contemporary drawing. This show will attempt to connect the many varied conceptual and aesthetic approaches to drawing practiced by visual artists today.
The call for entry is open to all stylistic interpretations of the drawing discipline, including drawings of a traditional nature as well as those that may challenge assumptions of media, imagery, format, and concept.
The exhibition will be held at the new Hammond Gallery at Jacksonville State University and will be accompanied by a catalogue.
Eligibility and Media:
US residents at least 18 years of age. All work must be original. Open to any media, whether experimental or traditional drawing material.
Jury Process:
The jury process will involve selection for inclusion in the exhibition by a panel of professionals and academics with expertise in the field of art and design.
$500 will be awarded to best of show. 
Awards Juror:
Emily Sheehan
In her studied and emotionally resonant work, Emily Sheehan’s interpretation of perceptual drawing encompasses all of the sensory responses associated with an experience. She says in her artist statement “The activity of drawing holds me in the human space longer. In my effort to portray a moment in a drawn image, I consider the situation of the encounter and the depth of the physical and psychological responses triggered in the moment.”
Sheehan is a Professor of Fine Art and Drawing Area Head at Indiana University Southeast. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including competitive shows, throughout the United States.
Works Accepted:
Work will be shipped at the artist’s expense and must be ready for installation upon reception. Works that differ substantially from digital submissions or that are not ready for installation may be rejected.
Deadline for Submissions:                                  September 1
Notification of Acceptance:                                 September 4
Receive Dates for Drop off or Shipping:             September 16 – 25
Opening Reception Date:                                   October 1, 5 – 7PM
Show Closes:                                                     October 29
Pick-up of work delivered by artist:                    November 2 - 6
Work shipped back:                                           November 6 & 7
Online Image Submission:
Submit entries through There is no additional fee for using this online submission format.
Image Specifications:
Format images as JPEG’s up to 5 MB. Images must be a minimum of 1920 pixels on the longest side. For complete details on media preparation visit Click on “MY PORTFOLIO” then select “Media Prep”.

Include the title, media, and date completed for each work.
Entry Fee: Submit up to 3 pieces for a non-refundable fee of $30. Credit card will be accepted for entry fees at with online submissions.
Delivery / return of work:
Drop off of accepted works can be done any time during the receivership period. All shipped works must be shipped in a re-usable container and received during the receivership period. Artists are responsible for picking up or arranging shipping for any work not sold by the end of the show period. The gallery will take ownership of any works not picked-up or shipped after the show unless otherwise arranged.
Sales: Hammond Hall Gallery does not receive a commission on sales. All sales are to be made directly between purchaser and artist. All efforts will be made to place interested buyers in touch with an artist.
Use of Imagery: The Department of Art at Jacksonville State University reserves the right to use images of selected artwork for marketing and publicity of the exhibition without compensation.
Please direct question to Ray Wetzel, Gallery Coordinator at
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