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Conroe Art League 4th National Invitational Show
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Entry Deadline: 12/8/18
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Entry Fee (Conroe Art League Invitational Show): $25.00
Media Fee(Additional Images $25 each): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 3/6/19 - 3/30/19

Entry Deadline: 12/8/2018
Days remaining to deadline: 1

Application deadline is extended to midnight Mountain time on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

The artist, upon paying the entry fee, may enter 1 artwork represented by the media image uploaded to the Call for Entry site. If the artist enters a second artwork (media image), the artist pays an additional $25.00 (total now of $50.00); if a third artwork (media image), the artist pays an additional $25.00 (total now of $75.00); if a fourth artwork (media image), the artist pays an additional $25.00 (totall now of $100.00).  The maximum of artworks the artist may enter is four. 

               Conroe Art League’s 4th Annual National Invitational Show

Artists are invited to enter original 2D and 3D artwork in this juried show. The judge, Dr. Jessica Locheed, will select from entered artworks those eligible to exhibit in the show and to be eligible for awards.

The show will exhibit in the Conroe Art League (CAL) gallery during March 2019. The gallery is located in the historic Madeley Building at 127 Simonton Street in Conroe, TX. Conroe is a thriving arts community with over a dozen arts organizations in the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance (GCAA). Members of the GCAA include 2 theatres featuring live performances, a symphony, a literary arts society, a choral society, and of course, CAL.


Cash prizes will be awarded, and $1,500.00 will go to First Place, $1000.00 to Second Place, and $500.00 to Third Place.  

Ribbons will be given to three Honorable Recognition awards.  

The judge’s selections will be based solely on the artistic merits of the artwork entered.

Important Dates

Entry closes at midnight on Friday, November 30, 2018, at midnight Mountain Time Zone. 

Judge’s online review: December 1 – December 15, 2018

CAL will attempt to notify finalists of eligible artworks no later than January 11, 2019.

Eligible artworks—in order to exhibit in the show and compete for the show’s awards—are to arrive at CAL no later than February 27, 2019.

Eligible works will exhibit from March 6 to March 30, 2019.

Artists’ reception and announcement of awards: 5 to 8 PM, Saturday, March 30, 2019 

Show closes: 8 PM, March 30, 2019


Submission of media image: minimum = one; maximum = four

Entry fee is $25.00 for the first media image, and $25.00 for each additional media image, not to exceed a total of four media images.  

An entrant with more than four (4) media images will have the entries reduced to the maximum number of 4 by CAL prior to the judge viewing the images. There will be no refund of an entry fee including no refund for an entry fee over the maximum.

By submitting artwork for consideration, the artist agrees that eligible artwork will be available for exhibition in the CAL gallery during the entire exhibition. An alternate artwork may not be substituted for an eligible artwork, and there may not be a price or title change to an eligible artwork.

All entries must be made through the CaFé TM website,

About the Judge: Jessica Locheed, Ph.D.

Dr. Locheed is a professor of art history having earned both a Ph.D. and M. A. in art history at the University of Iowa. Dr. Locheed is currently on the Art History Faculty, Department of Art and Art History, Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts, at Houston Community College. Dr. Locheed’s major area of study is 19th-century French art, and her minor area of study is 16th-century Venetian painting.

From Dr. Locheed’s curriculum vitae:

Dissertation: Degas, Mallarmé and Symbolist Aesthetics.

Thesis: Degas’ 1886 Suite of Nudes: A Reinterpretation.                                             

                                      ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE (past 5 years) 

Houston Community College                                                                      Fall 2016-


University of Houston                                                                                    Fall 2012-2016

Graduate Advisor, School of Art 

University of Houston                                                                                    Fall 2011-2016

Instructional Assistant Professor, Art History 


Impressionism: Painter of Modern Life; Post Impressionism and Symbolism; Circling the Avant Garde: Fin de siècle Symbolists and Decadents; Biography of an Artist; Biography of an Artist (online); Ovid and the Arts; Ways of Seeing: Art and Culture in the Community; Renaissance Art and Culture; Introduction to Modern Art; Survey of the Arts I and II; Survey of Art II Hybrid Course (online and in person); Art Appreciation; Ways of Seeing: Art in our Visual World (Hybrid and Traditional)  


NEW WAYS OF SEEING: Reframing the Formal Analysis Assignment through Digital. Art History Teaching Resources. Weekly.  May 5, 2018.  

Exhibition and Catalogue Review. Henri Loyette Degas: A New Vision.  CAAReviews. October 2017             

Beyond the Frame: The Visual World Around Us.  Online Textbook for Art Appreciation course published through Great River Learning.  2016.  

The Ineffable Essence of Degas’s Sculpture.

Sculpture Journal. Summer 2009. 

“Degas the Sonneteer”:  Transcending Disciplinary Boundaries and Building a New Aesthetic. Mosaic: a journal for the Interdisciplinary study of literature. Vol. 3 No. 40 September 2007. 

Book Review for John House Impressionism: Paint and Politics  

 Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities. Spring 2008.

Temporality of Space:  The Theme of Time in Degas’ Late Works

 P-Arts. Winter 2003 

Book Review for Robert Hughes Goya  

 Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities. Fall 2003 

Bridging the Void: Alastair Noble on Giving Form to Mallarmé.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities.  Special Issue 2003.

To view Dr. Locheed’s complete curriculum vitae, please send a request to

Guidelines and Specifications

Artwork submitted by the artist must be an original creation by the artist and completed on or after January 1, 2017. No submission is to be the result of a collaboration or team effort. The submission of a Giclée print is not allowed. The artwork submitted may not have been a place or honorable mention award in a previous CAL national invitational show. Two-dimensional artwork should be labeled on the back of the artwork with the artist's name, contact information and medium.  Three-dimensional artwork should be labeled on the base of the artwork or other appropriate location. 

Subject matter must be family-friendly, specifically no nudes or partial nudes, gore, violence, or obscenity in words or depictions in the artwork or the title.

The maximum size for 2D artwork is 48”WX48”H, and these dimensions include the frame.  The 2D artwork is not to exceed 25lbs. An artwork that is gallery-wrapped must be at least one inch thick, and the sides must be painted.  Non-gallery-wrapped artwork must be framed and be within the maximum size noted above. 2D artwork must be ready to hang with gallery wire on the back, that is no sawtooth hangers, O rings, or other arrangements. The maximum size for 3D artwork is 30”WX30”DX48”H, and weight is not to exceed 40lbs. 

CAL will remove from consideration an artwork outside any part of these guidelines and specifications prior to the judge’s online review.

Exhibiting, selling your art, and CAL’s rights to reproduction and use of media images.

A finalist may choose to sell an eligible artwork exhibited in the gallery during the show, however, a donation to CAL equal to 20% of the sale price will be retained.  Sales tax is applied. An artwork that is sold during the show must be allowed to exhibit through the final day of the show. If a buyer is not able to pick up the art after the show, CAL will have the art shipped to the buyer at the buyer's expense, or at the artist's expense, with the shipping expense deducted from the proceeds after the 20% donation to CAL. Payments, less the 20% CAL donation, and shipping expenses to buyer, if applicable, sale tax, and cash awards will be mailed to the artists within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. The gallery will keep digital images of submitted artworks and reserves the right to reproduce them for publicity purposes. 

By submitting an application with the required fees, the artist is confirming that the artist has read the legal agreement in this Call for Entry and agrees to the exhibition of the eligible artwork, sales, CAL donation, mailing of awards, shipping expense arrangement to a buyer (if applicable), and CAL’s retention and use of media images arrangements. CAL is not liable for loss or damage due to theft, fire, natural disaster either before or during the show or during the return to the artist.

Delivery, return shipping, and pickup at the gallery

An artist may either deliver eligible artwork in person or ship it to the gallery. It is suggested that the artist call CAL prior to visiting. (936.756.9572). If either delivering or picking up in person at the gallery, please note the gallery’s days and hours of operation as posted on CAL’s Website. ( )

If shipping, eligible artwork is to be shipped to the gallery’s physical street address: 127 Simonton Street, Conroe, TX 77301. The artist is responsible for shipping in a sturdy, reusable box. No popcorn packing. Return shipping must be prepaid and the shipping paperwork enclosed with the eligible artwork. Return shipping instructions must include a physical address. CAL will not return artwork to a PO Box. CAL will not be responsible for damage that occurs in transit either to CAL or in return to the artist, or when exhibiting in the gallery.

Return shipping and pick up at the gallery begins April 1st, 2019.  Eligible artwork that is to be picked up at the gallery, rather than shipped back to the artist, is to be picked up by April 2nd, 2019.  Eligible artwork that is personally delivered to the gallery that does not have pre-paid return shipping arrangements, and is not picked up by April 2nd, 2019 will incur a storage fee. Incurred storage fees must be paid in full prior to release.

Questions and requests for additional information about this call for entry may be directed by email to Ken Roy (Chair, Shows & Exhibitions) at

About the Conroe Art League and Gallery

The art league’s goals are to encourage growth and creativity of individual members, establish a standard of ethics and cooperation among our membership, and to provide a high quality art experience to the community. The gallery is the historic Madeley Building, and its use by the art league is provided by the City of Conroe.  The art league participates in community events and outreach and is a 501(c)(3) organization.  For further information about the art league, please visit