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Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 46th International Art Show
660 E. Ringgold St.
Brownsville, TX. 78520

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Event Dates: 4/25/18 - 5/26/18
Entry Deadline: 3/7/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (46th International Art Show): $40.00

$4,500 in PRIZES.


Dr. Ruth A. Keitz (PhD in Curriculum and Instruction / Studio Art and MFA in Art Education / Studio Art from UT – Austin)

Alejandro Macias (The University of Texas Rio Grande Lecturer and MFA in Studio Art from UT – Pan Am)

Karl J. Lieck (Artist and composer in residence, BFA at University of North Texas, Teacher Certified from UT Brownsville, TX., Master clases at LSU)



All artists 18 & older are welcome to submit their works. All submissions must be original and from the artist submitting, no reproductions of other artist’s work or published photographs.


Midnight (Central Time) for digital submission on March 7, 2018. The fee is forty US dollars ($40) up to 3 art works. The entry fees are non-refundable.


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1. Painting (oil and acrylic); 2. Oil and Soft Pastel; 3. Drawing (including pen, pencil, colored pencil, and charcoal); 4. Water Media (watercolor, gouache, India ink); 5. Mix Media (including collage); 6. Printmaking (including etching, woodcuts, monograph, lithograph, and aquatint); 7. Three-dimensional Sculpture (including relief and in the round, jewelry, and ceramic); 8. Photography; 9. Digital Media (including enhanced photography).

All wall art must be framed, equipped with d-rings or wire, and ready for hanging; wire in good condition. Mats neatly cut and clean; canvas must be framed, or gallery wrapped. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS; Three-dimensional works must be stable and ready for presentation. Artist may not substitute another work for the accepted work. The BMFA reserves the right to place entries in proper categories when they have been designated in incorrect categories. The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art has the right to refuse the exhibition of any artwork that doesn’t follow the proper guidelines and presentation.

 All art must be for sale and the BMFA will require 30% commission for any sale that was a direct result of the exhibition. By submitting work to be considered, artists grant permission to the BMFA to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional uses in both printed and electronic forms.



All work must be shipped in reusable containers with a prepaid return-shipping label via UPS, FEDEX or USPS. Please retain a copy of your return-shipping label. Artist must be responsible for transporting and installing any sculpture exceeding 4’ x 5’ or over 150 lbs. All accepted works must be available for the entire duration of the exhibition. Artists are responsible for their own shipping costs. Artists hand-delivering works must do so between April 2-6, 2018 during museum hours.



 BEST OF SHOW: $1500

 CLARA ELY AWARD: $500 limited to oil and acrylic

OCTAVIA ARNESON AWARD: $500 limited to water media (watercolor, India ink, gouache)

MAYOR’S AWARD: Commemorative Plate

FIRST PLACE: in each of nine categories $150

SECOND PLACE: in each of nine categories, $50

THIRD PLACE: in each of nine categories, $25





March 7, 2018: Entry Submission Deadline

March 8 & 9, 2018: Selection Process

March 12 - 16, 2018: Notification of Acceptance

March 23, 2018: Begin Reception Tickets Sales for Awards Ceremony. $15 for participating artists and $20 for guests.

April 2 - 6, 2018: Work that will be hand-delivered should be delivered between these dates during museum hours

April 9 - 13, 2018: Work that will be shipped should arrive on this date

April 25, 2018: 46TH International Art Show Awards Ceremony with Announcement of Winners
*Disclaimer* You must purchase a pre-paid ticket to attend this event.

April 26, 2018: 46th International Art Show Complimentary Breakfast for participating artists at 10 am and Evening Reception for general public from 6 pm – 8 pm

May 26, 2018: Final Day of Exhibition

May 29 - 31, 2018: Art Pick-Up (for hand delivered work)

May 29 - June 6, 2018: Work shipped back to artists

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