Call Detail
REFINED Biennial Competition & Exhibition 2018
Accepted entries will be provided the appropriate shipping address. The Cole Art Center is located in downtown Nacogdoches, TX.

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 10/26/18 - 12/30/18
Entry Deadline: 9/17/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00

We are proud that REFINED has been a continuous presence in Texas allowing for talented jurors and participants to cross paths. With an average of 60 works from all over the country (including international presence), this exhibition offers a diverse view of the field in an educational contemporary environment. Regional support as well as a short journey from Houston or Dallas ensures foot traffic through this unique exhibition.



Application deadline:  Deadline Extended to Sept. 17.

Notification via email and CaFÉ:  October 1, 2018

Accepted entries due:  October 19, 2018

Exhibition dates:  October 26- December 29, 2018

Opening reception: October 26, 2018

Artwork returned to artist: 




At least $1,500 will be awarded at the juror’s discretion.

We would like to celebrate our 10th anniversary by following the theme of our namesake. Refined, based on Webster’s definition, means free from impurities, fastidious, cultivated, precise, and exact. Each of these broad definitions could be considered through design, narrative content, social/political work, and other various representations. Entries may include work that honors “refined” in the broadest sense while embracing the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and sculpture will be considered.  We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques.



A $35 entry fee will be required. A maximum of THREE (3) entries per artist is permitted. One view of each work is allowed (detail shots will be considered as one view). Two-dimensional work may not exceed 60 inches in its longest dimension nor weigh more than 75 lbs. Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work or the sale price, nor withdraw a work before the end of the exhibition. The SFA Galleries director reserves the right to refuse any entry that does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria enumerated here. Click "Apply To This Call" at the top of this page to begin the application process.



Artists must ARRANGE and PAY for ROUND-TRIP shipment of their work and any insurance coverage during transit. A pre-paid shipping label MUST accompany the artwork for return shipment. Hand delivery is also acceptable.

About the Juror:


Perry A. Price is Executive Director of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas. Price received a BA in the History of Art from the Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, State University of New York Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association. Prior to joining the HCCC, he served as director of education for the American Craft Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was responsible for developing and presenting programming and outreach providing thought leadership and cultivating critical thinking on the field of contemporary craft. He previously served as curator of exhibitions and collections for Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, where he developed and oversaw all aspects of the New England craft museum’s exhibitions and collections initiatives. He is a scholar of contemporary studio craft, material culture, decorative arts, and design.

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