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Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017
PO Box 13041, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 4/8/17 - 6/10/17
Entry Deadline: 2/6/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017): $35.00


Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”.  The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017.

Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. 

If you require additional information regarding TEXAS NATIONAL, e-mail us at

Submitting Images for Jurying: All entries (information and images) will be accepted through the CaFÉ website.

1) Each entrant may submit up to three digital images of three different art works.
2) Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).
Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications can be found at Image Prep.

Juror’s choices for TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 will be announced via e-mail and the CaFÉ website during the first week of March 2017. Exhibition dates are April 8 – June 10, 2017.

Shipping: Accepted work must be sent at the artist’s expense, properly and securely packed in a single reusable carton or crate (NO Styrofoam peanuts) to TEXAS NATIONAL. Works must be shipped ready for installation. All 2-D works must have hangers or be wired for hanging. Plexiglas must be used instead of glass in framing. Works must arrive by March 31, 2017. IMPORTANT RETURN SHIPPING INFORMATION: Each reusable carton or crate must include a pre-paid return-shipping label, which also includes pre-paid insurance. Detailed instructions will be sent to those artists whose works are accepted by the juror. Artists do have the option to hand-deliver/pick up work if arrangements are made in advance.

About the juror:

SFA Galleries: The SFA Galleries present exhibitions of regional, national and international art to an expanding audience centered in East Texas. It maintains high security with a guard always present during gallery hours. The gallery facilitates sales but takes no commission. The gallery does not profit from the entry fees of TEXAS NATIONAL. All monies collected pay for the entire exhibition, artists’ fees, awards, and advertising.

Huerta has a B.F.A. from the University of Houston, an M.A. from New Mexico State University. He was co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.

Huerta’s work is currently featured in a one-person exhibition, “Written in the Wind” at Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU, Baton Rouge from March 18 – April 13, 2014 and upcoming exhibitions at Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, and at the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas. His work was also the focus of a 20 year survey exhibition entitled, Intermission, at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago in 2011. Other recent one person exhibitions, September Song, 2013, at William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth; Meaning of Sight, 2010, at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, and a 13 year survey exhibition, Soundings: Benito Huerta 1992 – 2005, 2005-2007, at the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi and the El Paso Museum of Art.

He was the recipient of Dallas Center for Contemporary Art’s 2002 Legend of the Year Award and Exhibition and is the recipient of first Maestros Tejanos exhibition, 2008, at the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas. His work is in several museum and corporate collections throughout the United States.

He is currently working on Urban Village: South Main Street public art project and completed work on the Marine Creek Park Corridor Master Plan / Conceptual Design in Fort Worth, Texas. Recent public art projects include SnakePath (Mexican Milk Snake), Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas (2007); Wings, DFW International Terminal D Skylink Terrazzo Floor designs (2005), Axis, Henry Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio (2003), and two Medical Center Light Rail Stations for Houston Metro, in collaboration with PDG Architects (2004).

As a curator he has organized traveling surveys/retrospectives of Luis Jimenez, Mel Chin, and Celia Alvarez Munoz. Recently he organized Flow: Dalton Maroney 1982-2011, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas; San Anto: Pride of the Southside / En El Mero Hueso – Alex Rubio and Vincent Valdez, Museo Alameda, San Antonio, Texas. He is organizing a retrospective of the work of John Hernandez for 2016 at The Gallery at UTA.

The Gallery at UTA was the recipient of the College Art Association’s Exhibition and Catalogue Grant (2007- 2008) for Points of Convergence: Masters of Fine Arts.

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