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Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017
Assistance League of Houston
1902 Commonwealth St
Houston, TX 77006

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 10/31/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Assistance League of Houston): $15.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00


Attn:  SFA Chair

Assistance League of Houston

1902 Commonwealth

Houston, TX  77006-1836


Event Dates:  January 18, 2017 – February 24, 2017

Entry Deadline:  October 31, 2016

Images:  Minimum 1, Maximum 4

Entry Fee: $15.00

Image Fee: $15.00 per image over minimum

Juror:  José Esparza Chong Cuy, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


The cash awards will be as follows:  $4,000 First Place, $2,000 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place.  Entries must be original works by artists residing in Texas, done without supervision and completed in the last two (2) years.  Entries that have been in previous competitive exhibitions are not eligible.  Entries must be suitable for a public, corporate setting.  Therefore, nudity, sexual suggestion, graphic violence, etc. will not be exhibited.


Please note our new requirements as some have changed since our last show January 2016.


Entries must be submitted through café (  Each artist is limited to four (4) entries.  All fields should be entered in order to submit your call to entry.  The juror will make preliminary selections from entries.  No substitutions can be made after the juror’s selections.  Final selections will be made from the actual works.  A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 is due for each entry (i.e. one entry is $15, four entries is $60) by October 31, 2016.  No checks, cash or money orders will be accepted.  All entries must be paid by credit card through the CaFE website. All work submitted must be available for sale at the time of submission.

Deadline for entries                                                                 October 31, 2016

Notification of acceptance                                                       November 23, 2016

Deliver work to Williams Tower Gallery                                  January 14, 2017, 10 a.m.-Noon

Opening and award presentations                                             January 18, 2017, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Public exhibition ends                                                              February 24, 2017

Pick up work at Williams Tower Gallery                                   February 25, 2017, 10 a.m.-Noon

Entries may be any medium, including painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper.  Works of art must not exceed a vertical height of 84” tall and 96” wide and, if chosen, must be complete and ready for hanging when received.  Sculpture must be no larger than 5’x5’ at the base and no more than 10’ high and weigh no more than 100 pounds.  Please do not submit works that hang from the ceiling or by large bolts or screws. The weight limit for wall hangings is 50 pounds.  The artist is responsible for pedestals, vitrines, or any special display required for their art.

Delivery instructions for shipment will accompany notification of acceptance.  Any work that is shipped and received after January 13, 2017 will be returned unopened and shipped collect by commercial carrier to the originating address.   All works of art must be shipped in reusable containers and delivered by hand or commercial carrier directly to the forthcoming delivery address.  Any fragile submission, e.g. glass or ceramic or small pieces of any material that can be easily removed will not be insured unless protected by a vitrine or security mounted by the artist.  Otherwise the artist must self insure the work, or sign a waiver of release.  Assistance League of Houston and Williams Tower Gallery will not be responsible for damage to ceramic or glass pieces.  Assistance League of Houston will not be responsible for damage to, loss or deterioration of any work while in transit.  All reasonable care will be given to each entry received.  Upon receipt, works will be insured until March 4, 2017 with the exception stated above.  Works will not be stored after March 1, 2017.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales during the show will go to benefit the philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Houston.  

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