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Joplin, MO 64801

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Missouri
Entry Deadline: 11/11/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00

Artists are invited to submit artworks for DRAWN, a juried exhibition at George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri. Approximately 30 works will be selected for exhibition in Spiva’s Main Gallery.

Part invitational, part call for entry, DRAWN is exclusively a drawing show to celebrate experimentation while reminding viewers of the basic nature and value of the drawing process.

Artists are asked to submit works in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), in any style or any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realistic, etc.).

The only criteria beyond high quality are that works are original, have never been exhibited at Spiva, and must qualify as drawing. In other words, the resultant work needs to be drawing, not a lithograph, not a photograph of a drawing, etc. Large work is encouraged.

A word about content: 1600 third graders will be viewing this exhibit. Often, it will be their first gallery experience. We ask that you refrain from graphic nudity and violence.


Open to every artist. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.


$500 1st Place

$300 2nd Place

$200 3rd Place

Judged by local, non-biased judge TBD.


$40 for up to five entries; $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Spiva Center for the Arts assumes the right to reproduce any entry for publicity purposes related to this or future exhibitions.


If your work is chosen, you will be responsible for shipping and insurance to and from Spiva through UPS or FedEx. Work may be hand-delivered. All accepted work must arrive ready to install. Spiva does not provide materials to hang the work, i.e., framing, hanging wire, clips, magnets, etc. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship may be omitted from the exhibit. If you are shipping, DO NOT USE GLASS. If you are hand-delivering, glass is acceptable. Accepted work that differs significantly from entry images or suffers from poor presentation may be disqualified. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become property of Spiva.


Sept 1-Nov 11    Entry period

Nov 21               Email notification of acceptance sent to all entrants; Inventory form emailed to accepted artists

Nov 30               Hi-res images for publication and exhibit PR due

Jan 5                  Accepted entries due to Spiva 5pm

Jan 11                Opening reception and announcement of winners 5:30-7:30pm

Jan 14                Announcement of winners emailed to accepted artists

March 9              Final day of exhibition

March 12-15      Return shipping and pick up of hand-delivered work


The mission of George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is to celebrate the creative experience.

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is a 70-year-old not-for-profit community arts center in Southwest Missouri. The Center includes the Main Gallery for nationally and internationally recognized artists, Regional Gallery for emerging and regional artists, a rental/teaching gallery, art education classrooms, gift shop, and art library/conference room.

In addition to its exhibitions and juried competitions, Spiva offers year-round classes, exhibit-related programs, and events that allow people to explore art movements, mediums, and techniques and to participate in hands-on art activities. Last year, more than 13,000 people, including more than 2,400 children, visited Spiva or participated in classes or events.

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