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3rd Annual Conroe Art League Invitational Show (2018)
127 Simonton St, Conroe, TX 77301

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 3/7/18 - 3/31/18
Entry Deadline: 12/8/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Conroe Art League Invitational Show): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$25.00
Conroe Art League 3rd Annual National Invitational Show

You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show being held in The Gallery at the Madeley Building in Historic Downtown Conroe. The gallery is a premier exhibit space in a renovated 100-year old building that once housed an early telephone company.

The show will hang in the gallery through the month of March and be on display during Arts Week in Conroe. Conroe is a thriving arts community with over a dozen arts organizations in the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance which includes two live Theatres, a Symphony, a Literary Arts Society a Choral Society and more. Arts Week will highlight the National Invitational Show as well as The Young Texas Artists Competition, an internationally acclaimed classical music competition. This will bring an influx of arts patrons to the city which was recently named as the fastest growing city in the U.S.

About the Judge

Peter Andrew works as a fine artist with respect for color to express emotions. Known primarily for landscape, Andrew’s work is at once figurative and abstract. Andrew strives to communicate a sense of awe about the observable world, hoping to bridge “the material with the immaterial.”

Peter Andrew, Fulbright Fellow and member of the New York Society of Illustrators, created work that has been featured in over fifty one-man exhibits and three hundred group shows. His work was exhibited at three Presidential Inaugural Galas in Washington, DC, by invitation of the Texas State Society, displayed in the offices of a Supreme Court Justice, and commissioned by Amegy Bank, Methodist Hospital system, and Fort Belvoir US Army Hospital, VA.

Peter Andrew is a Professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University and an outreach artist with The Fine Art Collective, demonstrating Liquitex and Winsor & Newton artists’ materials.

About Peter Andrew’s art:

“The language of color and all of the associated meaning and history is an integral part of Peter Andrew’s work.  Peter has mastery of the symbolic and physiological aspects of color.” - Color and Peter Andrew’s Artwork by Michael Skalka, Conservator, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

“Andrew uses simple designs and innovative color resonances. He believes in the efficacy of pure form and that the distillation of pictorial elements can produce profound beauty. His works are like musical compositions, visual symphonies of color play. The goal is pictorial harmony and intellectual and visual satisfaction, elements innate to human experience of earth and landscape.” By Susan Baker, PhD Art Historian, University of Houston

“Peter’s best work carries me beyond the intellectual pleasures of good painting and gives me something far more basic and precious: Peter Andrew’s paintings offer space to breathe.” By David Pyle, Author of “What Every Artist Needs To Know About Paints & Colors”

Peter Andrew’s artwork can be viewed at

We have had a tremendous response to our two previous National Invitationals with over 200 entries from 47 states for each of the shows. This year we've increased the award amounts for this premier event... making it one for which you will certainly want to apply.

Cash prizes will be awarded to three juried pieces: First Place, $1500; Second Place, $1000; Third Place, $500. Ribbons will be given to an additional three Honorable Recognition awards.

Art will be available for purchase if the artist chooses.  A commission of 20% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibit. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. Cash awards will also be mailed at this time. Works are insured while in the gallery and a terms agreement must be signed by the artist if selected. The gallery will keep digital images of selected artworks, and reserves the right to reproduce them for publicity purposes. Artwork must have been created by the applicant,must be original, and produced in the last two years. No Giclée prints are allowed.

Artists are responsible for shipping their work in sturdy, reusable boxes. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork. CAL will not be held responsible for any damage that occurs in transit. Artwork not picked up at exhibit closing will incur a storage fee.

Artwork Specifications
All artwork must have been conceived and created by the submitting artist within the last two years. Artwork may not exceed 50lbs. The maximum size for 2D artwork is 48"Wx60"H.  3D artwork is 24"Wx36"Hx24"D. All artwork must be ready to hang with gallery wire on the back.  

Important Dates

Deadline to apply: Friday, December 8, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone

We will attempt to notify all Artists by Wednesday, January 12, 2017.

Artwork can be delivered to the Gallery on or before Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 6pm.

Exhibit Dates: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 thru Saturday, March 31, 2018
Artist Reception and Award Ceremony: Saturday, March 24, 2018 6pm to 8pm
Artwork Pickup and Return Shipping: Monday, April 2, 2018 10 am to 5 pm.
Artwork not sold will be shipped by Tuesday, April 3 via your pre paid instructions.

This is national call for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork.  Entry closes at midnight on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone. Selected works will be on exhibit at the  Conroe Art League Gallery throughout the month of March 2018. The Gallery is  located in the historic Madeley Building, 127 Simonton Street ,Conroe, TX 77301 ​  
About the Conroe Art League and Gallery

The Conroe Art League (CAL) is a 501(c)(3). Our purpose is to promote fellowship with other artists who are endeavoring to express their aesthetic ideas through the arts; to give its members the advantages of seeing and comparing their work with that of other noted artists.  CAL seeks to promote and arouse a greater interest in the arts in all its forms. The gallery is located within the historic Madeley Building, Downtown Conroe, Texas, and monthly and invitational  exhibits. The Invitational show is an exciting event for the Gallery, the City of Conroe, and South Texas art patrons. Guests from several states were present at the invitational show last year.  
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